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

All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. USA TODAY, "Deal watch: Seven nights in Fiji and Samoa for $2,349," 12 July 2018 The 49th state is home to an astounding variety of wildlife — so much so that entire travel itineraries have been built around viewing them. Bailey Berg, Anchorage Daily News, "A primer on Alaska animals and where to see them (safely)," 2 May 2018 Those became the large letters, all caps, that accompanied us, printed on every itinerary and notification: DOOMED. Monica Drake, Longreads, "Doomed in Nashville," 5 Mar. 2018 But there are also changes underway in ship design, itineraries and who’s cruising. Beth J. Harpaz, charlotteobserver, "A look at new ships and trends in cruising for 2018 | Charlotte Observer," 14 Feb. 2018 Nightly rates start at $159, and the couple plans to roll in features like on-the-road meal kits and curated travel itineraries later this summer. Marie Salcido, Sunset, "Rent This Tricked-Out Camper Van for an Easy Vacay on Wheels," 22 Jan. 2018 The all-suite Eclipse is small by normal cruise ship standards, accommodating just 200 passengers (228 on non-polar itineraries). Phil Marty,, "Adventures in vegan eating, a Canadian bucket list and more," 13 July 2018 Although Trump administration officials point to the longstanding alliance between the United States and the United Kingdom, Trump’s itinerary in England will largely keep him out of central London, where significant protests are expected. Jonathan Lemire And Jill Colvin,, "Trump declares victory at NATO as allies dispute his claims," 12 July 2018 Padres manager Andy Green called Walker Lockett’s travel itinerary an adventurous day. Jeff Sanders,, "Padres notes: Walker Lockett's travel day, another Wil Myers homer," 10 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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