How to Plan A Road Trip in 10 Easy Steps

Figuring out how to plan a road trip can be a daunting task if you’re not prepared. Trust us, we’ve been there! We’ve road tripped in all ways imaginable in 6 continents around the world.

We’ve broken our process down in 9 easy steps, so have a read, take some notes and get started with you own planning.

Once you have a list of must-visit places, it will be much easier to start looking up useful information online without getting too overwhelmed.

1. Pick your destinations

2. Decide on your schedule

Check how many days you can take off work, and make sure your buddies are free to come with you.

3. Work on your budget

Traveling to multiple destinations will definitely add to the costs, so make sure you’re financially prepared.

As you create your itinerary, you’ll also discover more about the destinations on your list – this is a good way to familiarize yourself with the places you’ll visit.

4. Create an itinerary

Comprehensive research about the destinations and other travel essentials takes a fair amount of time and effort.

5. Do comprehensive research about the destinations

Are you planning to do a domestic or international road trip? If domestic, you have the option of using your own vehicle. If international, you’ll be looking to rent.

6. Choose Your Transportation

7. Create a checklist of your trip essentials

Create a checklist so you don’t forget anything. Being ready reduces the likelihood of dramas on the road.

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