Traveling to a foreign city with a travel itinerary can be good idea. Being organised and well informed always make you feel prepared for your travel.
Especially if you are traveling to Budapest just for 2 or 3 days its a great idea to have a travel plan including the main attractions you would like to visit.
However, some people would say that being spontaneous is a better idea because you won’t feel any pressure during your stay. Of course there are many pros and cons for both aspects.
This post describes how you can make a well prepared travel itinerary.
First of all, there are some main points you should consider before starting to create your plan.
For how many days will you be staying in Budapest?
The duration of your holiday has a slight impact on organizing your travel itinerary. The longer stay you’ll have, the more things you can do and more things to include into your plan. If you will be staying in Budapest for a whole week you’ll probably have time to visit outsider areas of the city. Spending one week in Budapest is perfect enough to explore the city and even have time to relax. Of course this doesn’t mean you can’t have an enjoyable vacation during a short visit. There are many-many fun program possibilities to do by spending just couple of days in Budapest. You just need to create a great and organised travel itinerary and you’re good to go.
Do some research
Let’s suppose you already booked your flight and accommodation to Budapest. Everything is all set except for the itinerary.
Even if you’re staying for one week or just for a few days, it is good to start organizing your travel itinerary in time. First of all, do some research!
Read about the city, find the famous attractions, must-to-see places and to-do activities. There are lot of possibilities to get these information. Search the internet, read some blogs, ask your friends. Collect all kinds of travel tips and program ideas about Budapest in order to set up your personal travel itinerary.
Make a “to-do” list
As you read more and more information you’ll probably notice that its impossible to keep all in mind. But that’s normal.
Now it’s time to make a list of the program possibilities which you have collected. Because there are a lot! Write down everything you find interesting. Take quick notes about program possibilities. It doesn’t matter if not everything will fit into your schedule. You will have a wide range of selection when you put together your travel itinerary.
Prioritize your “to-do” list
When I travel to a foreign country I always decide what I would certainly like to do and see. This helps me to prioritize the attractions and program possibilities which are on my list. Try the same technique. Pick out some activities which are the most sympathetic for your and attractions you definitely don’t want to miss. These will be your main points. After you determine your must-to-do and must-to-see programmes you can easily add more activities to your travel itinerary.
Estimate the duration of each program
Before you completely set up your itinerary keep in mind the duration of each activity. It will help you to put your list in order and know what to plan each day.
You don’t need to determine precisely how long each program will take, it just needs to be an estimation. At the same time you are organised you also want to be flexible. Don’t let time to put a negative impact on your trip in case some programs turn out to take a little bit more time as you estimated. Try to calculate with extra time.
Create your personal Travel Itinerary
Okay, so you made all steps above and know what you will see and do in Budapest. Now you are completely set to put all pieces of information together.
There are many possibilities to make your own travel itinerary. You can create it in a simple word or excel document, try out a travel plan creator application on the internet, or even write it down on a piece of paper. Choose a method which you think is the most suitable for you.
When creating your travel itinerary always remember a few important things:
– have a back-up plan in case of rainy weather
– calculate with extra time, not everything may go exactly as you planned
– don’t be disappointed in case you ran out of time, you came here to enjoy the city
– include time to relax, after all you are on vacation
Hope you’ll have a good time in Budapest!