Creating a Weekend Travel Itinerary Before You Go

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By Holland Baker

When getting away for the weekend, the idea of creating a travel itinerary full of activities to fill 48 hours can be a bit daunting. However, the right tools can be found online to help you with every step along the way, so your weekend plans will come together seamlessly. And the planning can be a lot of fun, too.

Finding Your Flight

When you’re off on your weekend getaway, you’ll surely find the perfect thing to wear for whatever activities you choose. But when you’re booking your travel, there’s no reason you can’t plan the whole thing from your couch in your pajamas—and, in fact this is the recommended mode for determining where you want to go and making the arrangements. Once you figure out which exotic selfie backdrop will make your social media friends most jealous, click on CheapOair, enter your dates and destination, kick up your bunny-slippered feet, and let the daydreaming begin.

Booking Your Stay

For weekend travel, it’s important to find a place to stay where you’ll feel comfortable. Maybe you’re just looking for a place just to sleep at night, since you’ll be spending your days exploring. Or maybe it’s more about finding lodging that feels like home for a couple of days. Regardles, LivingSocial provides vacation packages catered toward the needs of short and long trips alike. All you have to do is type in where you’re going and when, and then great weekend spots nearby pop up in your search. Whether you’re looking to ski, sunbathe, gamble, sightsee, or do nothing but lounge about a cute-as-a-gingerbread-house bed and breakfast, you’re likely to find a drool-worthy deal on LivingSocial.

Mapping Out Your Activities

Once you’ve figured out a place to stay, then you can figure out the best way to take in the sights. Gilt City curates events, activities, and restaurants you can work into your itinerary to make sure you can pack in a lot of the local scene without falling into any tourist traps. From guided tours to discounted tickets to shows to multi-course dinners at the best restaurants in town, the one-stop shop will essentially put together a travel itinerary for you. All you have to do is figure out how many things you can pack into your schedule.

Click to start planning your trip with CheapOair.

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