Preparing an itinerary is the toughest part of planning a trip. There are so many things to be checked: what to see, what to skip, opening times of the sites, how to combine them in the most optimal way and last but not least, where to eat.
For me, this part is half of the pleasure of a trip, but for many people, it is a tiresome task. Thus they prefer to choose an organised trip by a travel agency. I have been on organised trips and I hated it. I like the freedom to decide what exactly I want to see and when.
I want to show people that organising a trip can be easy and cheap. That’s why I prepared various itineraries for the cities I have been to. The itineraries are detailed by days and hours and include suggestions for restaurants offering local cuisine. Check out below to see how to adjust any of the itineraries to suit your trip. I will love to hear from you for any suggestions about new itineraries.
How to adjust the itinerary to suit your trip
Take a good look at the map and read carefully the itinerary to check if all details and descriptions are clear to you. If you have a paper map of the city, you can draw up your itinerary there. I find the mobile version of the city guides of TripAdvisor and GPSmyCity very useful. They can work offline and they are GPS based. This is very helpful if you want to find a certain place or in case you get lost.
Sites and restaurants
Check the working hours of the sites and the restaurants to be sure that they won’t be closed on the day of your visit. Many of the museums are closed on Monday and not all restaurants work every day of the week. Most of the restaurants, that are included in the itineraries, serve local food. For me trying the local cuisine is an essential part of the trip. You can choose from 2 restaurants for lunch or dinner.
How do I choose which restaurants to include in the itineraries?
Some of the restaurants I found during my trips and some of them I chose based on excellent reviews on travel sites. If you visit a restaurant and don’t like it, I would really appreciate it to let me know. I would check if it still deserves to be included in any of my itineraries.