itin·er·ary | \ī-ˈti-nə-ˌrer-ē, 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

Windstar has been rolling out a number of new routes over the past two years including an epic, 51-day sailing in the Mediterranean and an itinerary focuses on Malaysia and Thailand. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "New York to be home to a new cruise line this fall as Windstar Cruises arrives," 9 July 2018 An itinerary also makes sure no one is disappointed if your child’s preferred activity or tour isn’t available, which can be common during peak seasons at your destination. New York Times, "5 Tips to Enjoy a Tween- and Teen-Friendly Vacation," 21 June 2018 Shop around to find an itinerary that matches your interest and budget. Bailey Berg, Anchorage Daily News, "Taking in Denali National Park and ‘The Great One’," 3 May 2018 The children were treated to hours of performance from musicians, Civil War veterans, ventriloquists and caricaturists, with the itinerary running until nearly midnight. Betsy Golden Kellem, Smithsonian, "The 19th-Century “Golden Hours” Convention Brought Young Readers Together to Meet Their Literary Heroes," 9 Mar. 2018 Koy tells Billboard, detailing an itinerary that includes Bakersfield, California, Midland, Texas and Bellingham, Washington. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "With Break the Mold Tour, Comedian Jo Koy Does It On His Own, Again," 6 Mar. 2018 According to the White House itinerary posted on Thursday night, President Trump and the first lady will depart the White House for Palm Beach, Florida shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump’s Strategy for Avoiding a Shutdown: Head to Mar-a-Lago," 19 Jan. 2018 But on the Eastern coast, just ninety minutes north of Edinburgh, the small seaside city of Dundee makes a compelling case for a one- or two-night addition to your Scottish itinerary. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "A Guide to Dundee, Scotland—the First City Outside London to Get Its Very Own V&A Museum," 14 July 2018 According to its itinerary, the Norwegian Sky was a few hours from leaving Havana, Cuba when the ship notified Coast Guard Key West watchstanders that Miguel Negron needed emergency care. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Coast Guard medevacs senior citizen off Norweigian Sky cruise ship as it leaves Cuba," 5 July 2018

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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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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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