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Step 2 – Deciding Itinerary / Travel Schedule
While doing planning, I also work on the high-level itinerary. Doing this exercise gives me control over where I want to be on a particular day either because it would be economical to do so or for other reason.
Travel Planning Steps
E.g. If I have to be at Buckingham Palace on a particular day, I pen that in first.
I’ll give you an example of how it saved me money without doing anything fancy.
I was touring Munich and Salzburg. I realized that Deutsche Bahn (German railway) had something called as ‘Weekend card’ offer that allowed traveling anywhere in Germany on a weekend day (including 4 adults). It also included travel right up to Salzburg in Austria. If we had undertaken this travel on a weekday, it would have been much more expensive. So we planned it in such a way that we traveled from Munich to Salzburg on a Saturday.
The schedule also gives me where I’m going to spend the nights and then I go on to book the hotels (again the Internet is the best place to look for reviews and deals).
—> Next step is to make a Travel Checklist
Traveling by Train in England and London – Information on getting and reading your train ticket, the high speed, and regional train system; a link of train schedules.