Travel Planning Timeline for Friendly and Family Travel

The following represents the minimum advance time to plan your group's next trip. Follow this simple timeline and spare yourself and your travel group serious headaches in planning your trip.

3 to 6 months before departure

Determine the leader, the master travel planner (the person of interest) for the trip

Determine the type of travel – possible destinations, topics, budget

Determine the time and duration of the trip

Find quality travel providers who can help plan and book your trip for you

Start building a rough plan

~ 3 months before departure

Submit Visa Applications (if applicable)

Book Travel Insurance Insurance (Optional)

Provide the necessary health documentation forms

Travel Purchase (Deposit or Full Salary Depending on Travel Provider)

2 months before departure

Complete the group plan and any optional activities, tours, etc. (Best not to make any major changes beyond this point)

Upload and familiarize yourself with mobile apps on your device

Share relevant YouTube videos and the Pinterest board about your destination

1 to 2 months before departure

Compile a list of necessary equipment / equipment to buy

View full itinerary (last chance for changes)

Designate a meeting place to start your journey

Book upgrades and optional activities

2 to 4 weeks before departure

Payment balance with your travel provider

Ensure that all group members are also paid and have the necessary forms and documents

Notify the destination and activities

Optionally, confirm reservations directly with the appropriate suppliers

Distribute emergency contact information

Provide passport copies to your travel provider and emergency contacts

Make a list of packages, buy remaining items, secure money, etc.

Departure day

Have fun together and experience amazing new places and things

Start as a group dreaming of your next trip

Sometimes it's hard for groups to get on the same page and plan a trip that actually goes away – lots of great ideas are "left on the table" and never finished. Remember, ideas are cheap, implementing them is precious. So don't give up. If you are able to take on the planning and take your favorite group of people to a fantastic destination where you do a lot of amazing things together, you will forever be the hero of the group.

If you have the right mood and personality to be the travel planner in your group, it will long remember you and recognize you as a hero and leader. Of course, you can use Triporama's free trip planner to plan fun and easy.