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 Our first stop on the itinerary was Eidfjord, population 900. Lori Swanson, Twin Cities, "My mother says she’s British. Her DNA says Scandinavian. So we went to check out the beautiful homeland," 10 Nov. 2019 All Guests must travel on the same itinerary and at the same time as the Winner., "Universal Orlando Resort™ 2019 Getaway Sweepstakes Rules," 2 Oct. 2019 Depending on your preferred analytics provider, roughly 15% of NFL teams can (fairly) safely start making vacation plans for early January, as playoffs will not be on the itinerary. Conor Orr,, "NFL Teams That Will Almost Definitely Miss the Playoffs," 2 Oct. 2019 Three other Northern California cities are on the itinerary, including Stockton (March 22, Stockton Arena), Fresno (April 1 William Saroyan Theatre) and Redding (April 2, Redding Civic Auditorium). Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, "‘Dancing with the Stars’ announces longest live tour ever," 23 Sep. 2019 Sponsor will attempt to accommodate winner's preferred itinerary, but all specifics thereof will be at Sponsor's sole discretion. Kwasi Boadi, Billboard, ""The Crowd Control Contest" Sponsored by Billboard, a division of MRC Media, LLC ("Sponsor")," 24 Aug. 2019 If a customer mistakenly checks a bag (or is forced to gate check a carry-on to their final destination), their luggage will continue on to the last stop on the itinerary without them. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, "United Airlines Is Cracking Down on the Hidden-City Ticket Trick," 5 Aug. 2019 On the itinerary: a visit to Isozaki’s Kyoto Concert Hall, located in a quiet district in Japan’s former capital. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Arata Isozaki's Kyoto Concert Hall shows L.A. what might have been at MOCA," 7 June 2019 Some of the items on the itinerary included a visit to Laduree SoHo—the hotspot known for its ornate, muraled ceilings and gourmet macarons—and a stop at Bonpoint, an upscale children’s clothing boutique. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Everything We Know About Meghan Markle’s Whirlwind Trip to New York City," 19 Feb. 2019

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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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13 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Itinerary.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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How to pronounce itinerary (audio)

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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