itin·​er·​ary | \ ī-ˈti-nə-ˌrer-ē How to pronounce itinerary (audio) , ə-, chiefly British nonstandard -ˈti-nə-rē \
plural itineraries

Definition of itinerary

1 : the route of a journey or tour or the proposed outline of one
2 : a traveler's guidebook
3 : a travel diary

Examples of itinerary in a Sentence

Progresses could last for up to two months; they usually took place between July and October, and were carefully planned in advance, with the itinerary being set out in detailed tables … — Alison Weir, Henry VIII: The King and His Court, 2001 On the Sea Paradise itinerary are several exciting dives each week, including a thrilling, must-do dive with manta rays … — Greg Johnston, Rodale's Scuba Diving, December 1995 The ancient buildings and monuments of Luxor were high on the itinerary of the first modern tourists to the Levant … — Robert Fox, The Inner Sea, 1993 We planned a detailed itinerary. Our itinerary included stops at several famous cathedrals. I'll mail you a copy of my itinerary so you'll know where to reach me.
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Recent Examples on the Web On June 26, the ship started a 15-day itinerary headed to the Norwegian coast including stops to explore fjords and a mountain, albeit without traditional shore excursions. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Hurtigruten captain, passengers share impressions of 'first international cruise' since quarantine," 14 July 2020 An optional Happy Hour event and steakhouse dinner are on the itinerary for Friday evening. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, "OL Masterminds Summit proceeding in person despite rising COVID-19 cases in D-FW area," 10 July 2020 His island-hopping itinerary is the stuff of travel glossies, but losing crew to a Cyclops and a sea monster casts a pall on even the sunniest Aegean charter. Jen Rose Smith, Washington Post, "These epic travel disasters will take the edge off your wanderlust," 10 July 2020 Add some wineries, cideries, and restaurants to your itinerary and feast on local seafood and wine. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "Best Places to Travel in August," 2 July 2020 No matter what your itinerary holds, the accommodations (log cabins with wood-burning fireplaces, charming lodge rooms, and inviting cottages) offer a snug respite. Alisha Prakash, Travel + Leisure, "25 Resorts in the U.S. That Are Perfect for Families," 8 July 2020 The itinerary presented two expeditions a day, flaunting the various geological forms of Antarctica. Danielle Bernabe, Fortune, "A first-person look at sailing through Antarctica amid climate change," 1 July 2020 Rice, who has placed three top-10 singles on Billboard’s country songs chart, has a full tour itinerary still posted for this summer on his website, but Ticketmaster links show many of the dates have been canceled as of Sunday. cleveland, "As COVID-19 surges, country star Chase Rice plays packed concert for a thousand mask-free fans," 29 June 2020 Then there’s your food and drink itinerary, which, of course, should start at Zingerman’s. Nicole Schnitzler, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Best Weekend Getaways From Chicago," 24 June 2020

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First Known Use of itinerary

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for itinerary

see itinerant

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The first known use of itinerary was in the 15th century

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23 Jul 2020

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“Itinerary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of itinerary

: the places you go to or plan to go to on a journey also : a document in which the places you will be going to are listed

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