How to Plan a Trip in 5 Easy Steps Travel

How to Plan a Trip in 5 Easy Steps

Going on a trip always sounds like a fun idea. Until you have to start actually planning and ironing out all the details like flights or road trips, hostels or hotels, how will you get around, where do you plan to eat food, etc? All this can make even the most organized person feel overwhelmed. But don't worry we’ve got your back. Do not stress yourself out and just follow this easy 5 step routine that will help you plan your trip without you breaking out in a sweat.

Planning a Trip in 5 Easy Steps

Step 1: Plan your budget. 

As the saying goes, “Money makes the world go round” you will need money to be able to travel. So, the first thing you need to do is to plan out your budget and start saving up. Once you plan a budget, numerous options will open up before you. Your budget will decide where you will go and for how long you will be there. It will also help you decide whether you can opt for a luxury vacation or a budget backpacker-style travel and anything in between.

Step 2: Choose your destination

After you plan out your budget, it's time to choose your destination. There are so many places around the world that it can get difficult to choose. One great tip is to decide what activities you want to do and then narrow all the options down. Do you want a relaxing trip by the beach? Then you can see which beach destinations around the world will fit not just your budget but also the activities you want to do. Or maybe you want something more adventurous or even maybe a trip to learn more about different cultures? Thinking about what you want to do in your destination of choice will help you narrow down your options. One destination that might just tick off all the boxes in your head is Vietnam. You can read about the best things to do in Vietnam here.

Step 3: Research your destination

It’s always important to research your destination before traveling there. You don't want to end up in a place where you don’t know the customs and end up accidentally offending the locals or even in some extreme cases getting arrested or extradited. And it’s not just customs and traditions you need to worry about, you need to know their visa policies. For instance, in Vietnam, residents of 24 countries around the world do not need a visa for a maximum of 15 days. The popular islands of Phu Quoc in Vietnam also do not even require a visa for 30 days. You also need to know the weather, peak tourist season, and time to avoid your chosen destination. So, always make sure you read up on your destination before going to the next step. 

Step 4: Book tickets

The next step is to start booking your tickets. Booking everything in advance is the best way to go since it will save you a ton of money. You can also look for deals and see which app or website gives you the best deals on flights and hotel booking. Sites like BDATrip have a great collection of deals for flights and hotels, especially within Vietnam, for you to choose from.

Step 5: Plan an itinerary

An itinerary is a necessity no matter what people tell you about going to a place without any plan. Having an itinerary will help you plan your day accordingly. You will be able to get a rough idea about the place you want to see and things you want to do, how to travel from that said place to the next, whether or not you want to be part of an organized tour group or go solo. However, just because you have an itinerary doesn’t mean you need to follow it to the tee. An itinerary is meant to be customizable along the way. If an itinerary is too rigid you just might get exhausted jumping from one site to another. So make sure you give yourself plenty of time to relax in between different sights.

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