There are many different reasons why you might end up with horrible travel plans. In fact, most of us will make at least one serious travel planning mistake in our life, one that will ruin a perfect vacation. In order to avoid that, here are some of the most common travel planning mistakes people make. Learn them and avoid them. 


One of the best travel tips you will ever receive is to be flexible with departure dates. When you choose a date and you do not budge, you most likely end up paying way too much for the flight. 

Keep in mind that it is now possible to save hundreds on your flights by simply pushing travel dates. And you just need to do this for a few days. 

Airplane tickets are cheaper during Wednesdays and Tuesdays. Also, they are the most expensive during Sundays and Fridays. Play with departure dates so that you can save money you would then use to have a better time on your trip.

One-Stop Shopping

In the past, we planned our trips through a travel agent. We basically went there and we booked everything. One-stop shopping was a huge part of tourism for most of the industry’s existence. But it is no longer the case. 

The internet allows you to find deals offered by countless travel providers. This allows you to save a lot of money as you can find discounts for practically everything that you want to shop from, ranging from accommodations to flights. 

Chasing Deals

Travel deals can be great but you should never believe that this is always true. In fact, in so many situations, travel deals will work against you. With the use of these travel deals, some travel businesses manage to give access to specific promotions. 

Make sure you double check discounted passes or tickets. This is especially the case when you look at something that you will not use. Also, look at the special offers and discounts for cruises, hotels, or packages you feel pressured into buying. Just focus on those deals that would actually make your trip better. 

Adding Too Much To Your Travel

Most people spend thousands on a vacation. This is why nobody can blame them that they want to do as many things as possible. The problem is that you never know what is going to happen when you travel. You should leave yourself some room for anything that might be unexpected. 

As a simple example, if you miss a connection, you might lose a lot of money as you wouldn’t be able to go on a tour you booked. 

Travel planning is not that simple. However, a great way to make it great is to leave enough room for your connections. This does mean you will have fewer activities to enjoy when you reach your destination. But it will not actually be a problem because of the fact that you will be able to both relax and have a lot of fun on your trip.

By Veselina Dzhingarova


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