3 simple travel tips for short vacations

November 6, 2014

A short trip is a great way to get away without having to take too much time off of work. Make your short vacation a success by following these three simple tips.

3 simple travel tips for short vacations

1. Create an itinerary

When you're on a short trip, it's important to carefully schedule your time. If you don't plan out your days, you may end up missing something that you really wanted to see.

  • A good itinerary will include directions, maps and important information about the places you're visiting.
  • Spontaneity is fun when you're travelling, but it doesn't work well if you have limited time in a place.
  • Save the spontaneous activities for longer trips and create an itinerary for your short holidays to maximize your time.

2. Don't try to see everything

When you're creating your itinerary, be careful not to overload your days.

Many people make the mistake of trying to see everything in the place they're visiting, but this is often impossible to do on a short trip. If you schedule too much into a day, you may not enjoy any activity because you'll be too busy rushing from one thing to the next.

  • Decide what sights are the most important to you and make those the priority when you're creating your itinerary.
  • Give yourself plenty of time at each location so you can experience them to the fullest.

3. Pack light

When you're on a short trip, excess luggage will only be a burden. This is especially true if you're travelling by plane.

  • Try to limit yourself to a carry-on suitcase so you won't have to worry about lost luggage.
  • Plus, you won't have to drag a heavy suitcase through the streets of the city you're visiting.
  • You can always wear an outfit more than once, and you'll be grateful for how light your luggage is when you're able to easily carry it around.
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