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The best free online travel itinerary planners

So you’re planning a Western Australian trip of a lifetime, maybe with lots of stop-offs, things to do and experiences to enjoy.

What you need is a multi-functional, user-friendly and free online tool to help you create your ultimate travel itinerary, whether you're keeping it simple by camping, caravanning or going all-out on an “off the beaten track” holiday. With so many trip planner tools out there, it’s hard to know which will work best for you.

That’s why we’ve put together our top 9 free online tools to take the hard work out of your travel planning. Read on to find which tool or combo will make your perfect companion as you set out on your next West Australian adventure.

Itinerary planner apps, tools & websites:

  1. TripHobo
  2. Roadtrippers
  3. Itineree
  4. Tripit
  5. Pebblar
  6. Rome2rio
  7. Trip Bucket
  8. Tripify
  9. Inspirock

1. TripHobo

Don’t know where to start with your trip planning? Then take a look at TripHobo.

TripHobo is a website that builds on a travel itinerary template to plan out your trip, suggesting things for you to do in your chosen destination. This is ideal if you’re not familiar with the area and don’t have time to trawl through all the guidebooks.

It also suggests accommodation and travel routes, freeing you up to sit back and dream about your trip destinations.

2. Roadtrippers

As its name suggests, Roadtrippers is the ultimate website and camping app for planning a road trip travel itinerary.

Its USP is that it recommends cool, “off the beaten track” places to stop off on your journey, making it perfect for travellers that love adventuring into the wilderness. All you need to do is tap in the start and endpoints of your road trip.

It will also help you navigate your way through your adventure by syncing with the maps function on your phone. On top of this, it will also give you fuel cost estimations as well which is great when making budget plans.

3. Itineree

The Itineree website allows you to plan every aspect of your trip, from transport and accommodation to places to eat and sights to see, linking with well-known travel tools such as TripAdvisor and Airbnb. It’s truly a one-stop-shop for anyone planning a trip of a lifetime.

There’s also a list of popular routes, so if you haven’t even decided where to go, you can check out some of their suggestions.

4. Tripit

The Tripit app is up there as one of the most popular travel tools out there. Simply upload info relating to your flights, accommodation and activities, and the travel app will create personalised travel itineraries.

Uploading your travel info is easy as you just need to forward any confirmation emails and the app will do the rest. When you click on each item or event, you’ll get a screen that shows important stuff like flight information and contact details.

What makes this app even more valuable is that you’ll also get alerts and reminders, such as when you need to leave for the airport.

5. Pebblar

Pebblar is a map-based trip itinerary planner, allowing you to build, visualise and trace your journey in a user-friendly way. Simply create your list of destinations and add in your ideas of what you want to do there. Then you can create your personalised itinerary, which you can dip in and out of by glancing at the map display.

You can also coordinate itineraries with friends or fellow travellers in real-time.

6. Rome2rio

The Rome2rio website and app help you navigate easily from one destination to another quickly and on a budget.

Once you type in your start and finish points, it will show numerous travel and booking choices, including things to do and places to see. It’s also great if you’re travelling on a budget and want to know ballpark figures for each step of your journey and compare different options.

7. Trip Bucket

What’s special about Trip Bucket is that it encourages you to dream big when it comes to your travel plans, as well as map them out in its handy itinerary template.

The website and app are a source of inspiration for thinking up amazing things to do and places to visit and helps you make them a reality by creating your own custom-made travel bucket list. You can search by destination or by experience and see ratings and tips from other travellers, giving it an authentic feel.

8. Tripify

Tripify is an itinerary planner app that helps you not only plan your trips in advance but find new and exciting things to do as you travel. It also lets you capture your travel highlights through pictures and notes, and you can upload tips and advice for other travellers.

What’s really practical about it is that you can record expenses for easy budgeting and attach tickets and receipts for quick access on your travels.

9. Inspirock

Inspirock prides itself on going the extra mile to make your travel itinerary super helpful.

You can create a detailed daily travel itinerary based on your interests, book caravan parks and activities and manage every aspect of your upcoming trips in one place. It also offers the best places and times to visit attractions and how much time to spend there, reviews, transport options and hidden gems, so you always feel like you’re one step ahead of the crowd on your next trip!

Find the perfect trip planner

Each of these free itinerary planners has something that will appeal to the traveller who likes to be organised but doesn’t necessarily have the time to create a travel plan from scratch. The icing on the cake with many of these is that you also get to interact with other travellers and can swap tips and tricks to make your journey a truly interactive experience.

So whether you’re travelling for business or planning one of your favourite family road trips, you’re sure to find a personalised travel itinerary planner for you.

*Disclaimer: The websites and apps mentioned in this article showcase user-generated content which Summerstar Tourist Parks has no control over. We can not guarantee the reliability or accuracy of the information linked externally.

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I make a travel itinerary?

    A travel itinerary at it's core is a list, and can be created as such. The simplest way to create a travel itinerary is to write down where you want to visit and what you plan to do there.

    Once you have the basis of your itinerary written down, start to work out budgets, dates and times based on what suits your travel group - there's no wrong or right option. To create a more detailed and intuitive itinerary, check out our list including 9 of our favourite free online travel itinerary planners to get you started.

  • What is the best trip planner website?

    There are so many free and paid travel trip planners available online that it can make it hard to choose. While we cover a wide selection in our online travel itinerary article, there are so many more that might work for your travel group.

    Have a look online, read some reviews and find the right option for you.

  • How to plan a business travel itinerary?

    Creating a travel itinerary for business travel is slightly different than planning a travel itinerary for leisure.

    If you're taking an extended workcation in Western Australia, or perhaps just visiting somewhere remove for the weekend, make sure you have access to a quiet space (such as a holiday unit), access to a fast Wi-Fi hotspot and consider travel times between locations so you still have time to complete your work hours. We recommend reading our workcation destinations article for great advice for people planning their business travel.

  • What are the benefits of using an itinerary planner?

    A travel itinerary planner is a great way to plan out your holiday, destinations, attractions and most importantly, budgets. Following a travel itinerary planner helps you keep on track during your travels, ensuring you tick off all the unique and exciting things you hope to experience during your holiday.

  • How can I make the most out of my travel itinerary?

    This one might cause some controversy. The best way to make the most of your travel itinerary is to not treat it as gospel!

    Yes, having a good travel itinerary plan is important and gives you some guidance as to when and where you should be during your road trip. However, there's just so much to see and do, and many attractions and events in Australia are seasonal and influenced by the weather.

    Take your journey as it comes and only stick to your travel itinerary as a rough guide. Speak to locals and see what they recommend, it might not be on your travel itinerary plan, but it's sure to be a memorable time.

1 April 2021

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