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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Even with my compressed itinerary, my vision for this trip included hiking all morning, afternoon siestas and evenings spent journaling over dinners of fresh seafood. Dina Mishev, Washington Post, "Hiking Spain’s luminous Lighthouse Way," 7 June 2019 Eventually itineraries expanded to include cruises to Greece, Italy, and Scandinavia. Karen K. Ho, Glamour, "You’re Supposed to Outgrow Vacation With Your Mom. I’m So Glad I Haven’t," 10 May 2019 The Glacier Express was already among the most beautiful rides in a country packed with many beautiful train itineraries. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "Switzerland's Most Beautiful Train Line, the Glacier Express, Has a New Luxury Car," 29 May 2019 An alternative itinerary for this trip would be to spend time in Mexico City before or after Oaxaca. Anna Deutsch, Harper's BAZAAR, "Just Back From…Oaxaca, Mexico," 22 May 2019 Never mind that the Napa locales on these would-be travelers’ itineraries may be hours distant from wineries in sprawling Sonoma. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "The Smart Traveler’s Guide to Sonoma Wine Country," 26 Apr. 2019 Dolomite Mountains, the local company behind the structured ski safari, takes care of complicated details, and employs UIAGM/IFMGA certified mountain guides to navigate the zig-zagging itinerary. Amy Tara Koch, Vogue, "The Slopes Less Taken: Going on a Ski Safari in the Dolomites," 7 Mar. 2019 Finally, don’t feel guilty for needing certain accommodations or wanting to make certain tweaks to the itinerary. Carly Benson, SELF, "7 Important Tips for Traveling While Sober and Having an Even Better Time," 14 Feb. 2019 The book’s appendices, with course outlines, assignments and the mouth-watering itinerary of a 1937 spring trip to the still-private collections of Duncan Phillips, Andrew Mellon and Joseph Widener, bring all this to life. Karen Wilkin, WSJ, "‘The Art of Curating’ Review: Making ‘Museum Men’," 17 Aug. 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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