Vacation Planner Printables – Plan the Details, Focus on the Fun

Summer and vacation go together like peanut butter and jelly.   Whether you’re hopping a plane for destinations far away, hitting the road for family fun, or just sticking close to home for a stay-cation – no other time of year is better.

One thing all vacations have in common is that they all need some sort of planning before they happen.  Even a simple car trip to visit family needs a few things to be considered.

Since printables are always my go-to tool for all my planning needs, I whipped up some vacation planner printables.  I can’t wait to share them with you, so let’s jump right in and take a closer look shall we?

Vacation planner printables help keep track of all the little details so you can focus on the fun

A few handy printable vacation planners to help make your vacation a little less stressful

 Vacation Planner Printables

Vacations are supposed to be fun and relaxing, and I firmly believe that planning them should not be stressful.  Depending on where you’re going and what you plan to do – the planning process might be more involved.

For the most part, I think these vacation planner printables will come in handy, no matter what kind of vacation you are planning.

There are new Vacation Planning Printable Sets, including a half-size version, available by clicking here.

Vacation Planner

When are you leaving?

Where are you staying?

Did you pre-book a tour or pre-pay for an activity?

There is a lot to consider and keep track of when planning a vacation, and this printable is the place to keep all those details together.

This vacation planner will help you keep track of all the details of your vacation in one place.

There’s room to keep track of when you’re leaving and arriving, where you’re staying, transportation if you need it, plus space to keep track of what you’ve already booked and what else you want to do.

Use the calendar at the bottom there to jot down your general plans so you can see at a glance what’s happening.  I left it open so you can section it off into multiple weeks if you choose.

Vacation Packing List

Whenever we travel I’m mindful of the amount of space luggage takes up, so I like to plan out what I’m packing.

Sometimes I plan by person and sometimes I plan by the bag so I can keep things better organized, but I always – ALWAYS – make a list.

This vacation packing list is set up so you can check things off before you leave and also before you head home, that way you won't forget something.

I use the light green boxes on top of the lists to designate who or which bag the list is for.  Then I write down what we need to bring and check it off as I pack it.

I can’t count the number of times we’ve gone to visit my parents and forgotten something there, so I started bringing our packing list with me so I could make sure that what we bring with us comes home with us.

Places to Go and Things to See

Part of the fun of going on vacation is being able to experience new things and visit new places.  Even if your vacation is a staycation I’m sure there are plenty of attractions and activities near you that would be new and fun for you and your family.

Visiting new or old places is so much fun. Keep track of the places you want to go and things you want see with this handy vacation planner printable.

This vacation planner printable is a spin off my family fun activities planner.  Each section gives you room to jot down the name of a place you want to go or thing you want to see, the address and the admission prices if applicable.

On the right-hand side, you can circle indoor or outdoor (this is super helpful for those rainy days) as well as check off if it needs to be a day trip and if you want to go again.

I included a notes section in case there is anything you want to remember about them for next time.

Vacation Day Planner

I don’t like to follow a strict schedule when I’m on vacation, but sometimes you need something to help make sure you’re not overloading your day with too much stuff.

Rather than create a typical planner, I thought it would be fun to combine the idea of a day planner with a journal.

With this day planner, I wanted something that would let a person sort of loosely schedule (for lack of a better word) their day without being too confining or rigid.

I wanted to make sure there was a place to note down anything that was needed for the day, just in case you’re off on an adventure and need to remember to bring a lunch or something.

Then I thought about how our family likes to recaps our days in the evening, and I thought it would be really fun to include a space to jot down the highlights of our vacation days.  Things we loved and don’t want to forget.

Now, let’s get back to that day planner side.

I realize it looks kind of weird, but here’s a picture of how I use it.  I think the visual will be better than me attempting to explain it.

This is an example of how to use the vacation day planner printable.

The way I pictured this planner in my head was as more of a timeline than a planner.

As you might have noticed, I also included little notes, because I think the planner side could also be a fun place to keep notes of your thoughts, and as a total bonus, it will be something nice to look back on when you get home.

Whether you choose to use them all, or only need one or two, I hope these vacation planner printables help meet your vacation planning needs all year round, not just in the summer.

These vacation planner printables will help make planning your next vacation a breeze.

Are you heading out on vacation this summer? Camping?  Staying home?  I’d love to hear about your plans.

~Happy Planning!~

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  1. AnnMarie Estrada says:

    Hi Ali

    I am trying to print your vacation planner printable and not able to find a way to do so. Can you help?

    1. Hi AnnMarie,

      Would you like me to email you a copy of the vacation planner pdfs?

      1. Can you send me the pdf as well? Thank you

        1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

          I can do even better – there is a new version in a new post on the blog, called Vacation Planning Printables. Right now it’s the very first post on the Blog page. You’ll find both full and half-size versions of the planner there.

      2. I would like a copy of the vacation planner pdfs please. I can’t seem to find where to print it. Thanks.


        1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

          Hi Michelle, I’m sorry the links aren’t working. I’ll go fix those now. Have you seen the new vacation planner set? It has all these printables in one easy to download and print file.

  2. Thank you for uploading these! These will come in handy on my May trip from the DC area to Hilton Head Island, SC. I’m traveling alone with two toddlers, one will be 2 months shy of 2 years old and the other just turned 3. My brain gets so scattered at times LOL! I love having the planners though so I can stay organized more. I’ll be looking through the rest of your site as well here in a few minutes, only got this far while google searching vacation planner templates.

    1. Hi Ashleigh I’m happy to hear that you like them and that will come in handy for you. Planning a vacation can take a bit of work, I hope they help make it a little easier.

  3. Thank you! I’m loving this set! These are absolutely perfect for my upcoming trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. So much to do and see and this definitely helps sort it all out.

    1. Hi Joanna, I’m so happy to hear that you like them. I hope you have a wonderful trip!

    1. Hi Jessica, I’m glad Google lead you here too. I hope you find some printables or posts to help you with your planning and organizing needs! 🙂

  4. i cannot find the link to download the printable?

  5. Rosie Delacruz says:

    I use a bullet journal and was looking for ideas on how to create pages that would be helpful to have while on vacation. Your Vacation Planner page is a very good at-a-glance set-up. I also look forward to using the Vacation Day Planner. Don’t know how the vertical timeline will work, but it looks like there’s room for sketches or stickers. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I have been wanting to try bullet journalling for a while now, are you enjoying it? There is plenty of room for stickers and sketches, I never thought of using stickers on that sheet before! I hope you find them helpful!

  6. Heather Martinez says:

    Hi Ali,

    This travel planner is amazing! It’s just what I need to plan my trip to South Africa. One question, how do I print them?!?

    Thank you,

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Heather, sorry for the late reply. Just click the pictures of the ones you want and then you can download the PDF versions to your computer so you can print them that way. I print as many of them as I need. Usually one copy of the packing list and the planner. Then I do one or two of the weekly ones, and as many of the daily ones as I need for the trip. I hope that helps.

  7. This was so helpful in planning our girls trip. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      I’m happy to hear that you found these helpful for your trip Linda! I hope you had a wonderful girls trip!

  8. These are super helpful, thank you for uploading them! I am going to travel across Mexico by myself for 3 weeks and end with my friend’s wedding at an all-inclusive for 1 week. Just organizing all the places I want to go and ideas people give me for sightseeing! Thanks again 😉

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      You’re very welcome! I hope these come in handy for planning your trip. It sounds very exciting.

  9. Hello!
    I am trying to figure out how to print the vacation planner but can’t seem to find a link. Can you please point me in the right direction?
    Thank you!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Amber, all you need to do to print the vacation planner is to click the image of the printable and it will either download right away (check your Downloads folder) or open the pdf so you can choose to print or download right from the browser. I hope that helps.

  10. Do you have a vacation budget planner that goes with this vacation planner? I would love to have that piece if so! Going on our trip in 2 weeks and want to nail down everything!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Chanel, I don’t have budget sheet to go with the vacation planner printables, but it is on my list of ones to make.

  11. Hi there,

    How can I access these wonderful planners?


    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Megan, all you need to do is click the images for the planners you want and you’ll be able to download them. Hope that helps.

  12. These vacation planners are AMAZING 🙂

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Thanks so much, Jasmine. I hope you enjoy using them.

  13. Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      I’m so happy you like the vacation planner printables, Shaleah. I hope they work well for you.

  14. Jessica Moore says:

    You have really thought of everything! I do wish these came in half size so I could tuck them in my planner and be more “travel size”, but I’m sure I can do some printing magic and figure that out. Plus, I do most of my planning beforehand and just reference later anyway. These are so perfect thank you!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Jessica, a half-size version of these is on my list, 🙂

  15. Hi, how do we download free printable vacation planner?

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Amy, right now the vacation planner is all separate pages I’m working on an updated version but it’s not ready yet. To download the vacation planner, you just click the images of the pages you want. Then you can download or print straight from your browser. I hope that helps.

  16. Kimberly Bessie says:

    How do you print the daily planner?

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Kimberly, just click the image of the printable you want, then you can download it or print it straight from your browser. I hope that helps.


    There is no hperlink for the vacation daily planner. Is there another way to download it?

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Kimberly, to download the vacation planner all you need to do is click the images of the pages you want.

  18. Kimberly Bessie says:

    Nevermind, I figured it out. Thanks for these.

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Oh I’m glad you figured them out. Please let me know if I can help in any other way.

  19. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Cayla, you are very welcome. I hope they come in handy for you.

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