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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?!?
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.
This was so helpful in planning our girls trip. Thanks so much for sharing!
I’m happy to hear that you found these helpful for your trip Linda! I hope you had a wonderful girls trip!
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 😉
You’re very welcome! I hope these come in handy for planning your trip. It sounds very exciting.
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?
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.
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!
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.
How can I access these wonderful planners?
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.
These vacation planners are AMAZING 🙂
Thanks so much, Jasmine. I hope you enjoy using them.
Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!
I’m so happy you like the vacation planner printables, Shaleah. I hope they work well for you.
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!
Hi Jessica, a half-size version of these is on my list, 🙂
Hi, how do we download free printable vacation planner?
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.
How do you print the daily planner?
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?
Hi Kimberly, to download the vacation planner all you need to do is click the images of the pages you want.
Nevermind, I figured it out. Thanks for these.
Oh I’m glad you figured them out. Please let me know if I can help in any other way.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Hi Cayla, you are very welcome. I hope they come in handy for you.
Thank you so much! I am super picky about printables, but this is this was EXACTLY what I was looking for. It was also so easy to print and download. You are now my favorite printable site!!
Thank you so much for your kind words Jeannie. I’m really happy to hear that you found the vacation planner easy to print and download. I try to make things as easy as I can.
Thank you so much for sharing the vacation planner it was a time saving and very helpful.
Hi Mariam, I’m so glad you found them helpful!!!