Word of the Day: Itinerary


i-tin-er-ar-y / ī-tĭn-ə-rĕr-ē, ĭ-tĭn-ə-rĕr


1. pertaining to travel or travel route, particularly one with many stops

He did make a progress from Lincoln to the northern parts, though it were rather an itinerary circuit of justice than a progress.

From “Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh” by Francis Bacon, 1561 – 1626

noun (plural itineraries)

1. the plan for a trip or journey

Letting the happy accident happen is what a lot of vacation itineraries miss, I think, and I’m always trying to push people to allow those things to happen rather than stick to some rigid itinerary.

Anthony Bourdain, 1956 – 2018

2. a travel route

I do not plan my fiction any more than I normally plan woodland walks; I follow the path that seems most promising at any given point, not some itinerary decided before entry.

John Fowles, 1926 – 2005

3. a narrative or record of a journey

Suppose I give an itinerary of what we saw?

From “From Sea to Sea” by Rudyard Kipling, 1865 – 1936

4. a guide book for travelers

I bought an itinerary before we left, and it said, “Book early in your trip.”

Linda Edwards, “Do Kauai – 9 Things You Need To Do Before You Go”, www.blossomingwidow.com/travel/do-kauai-before-you-go, accessed May 11, 2023