itinerary

An itinerary is your travel plan — where you will go and when you will be there.

If you make plans to fly to Paris from Beijing or take a train to Chicago from Mexico City, you will need an itinerary. That means you will have a plan that displays how you will get from point to point in your travels and when you will be at each point. This word comes from the Middle English itinerarius and is defined as being "about a journey." Itineraries can be really useful because if you give your mother yours, she will always know where you are!

DEFINITIONS OF: itinerary

1

n an established line of travel or access

Synonyms:
path, route
Examples:
Northwest Passage
a water route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean along the northern coast of North America; Europeans since the 16th century had searched for a short route to the Far East before it was successfully traversed by Roald Amundsen (1903-1906)
Silk Road
an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles); followed by Marco Polo in the 13th century to reach Cathay
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feeder line
a branching path off of a main transportation line (especially an airline)
main line
the principal route of a transportation system
data track, track
(computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data
air lane, airway, flight path, skyway
a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
approach pattern, pattern, traffic pattern
the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport
flight path
the path of a rocket or projectile or aircraft through the air
beat, round
a regular route for a sentry or policeman
bus route
the route regularly followed by a passenger bus
line of flight
the path along which a freely moving object travels through the air
line of march
the route along which a column advances
celestial orbit, orbit
the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
electron orbit, orbit
the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
paper round, paper route
the route taken when delivering newspapers every day
beeline
the most direct route
circuit
an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to
crosscut
a diagonal path
supply line, supply route
a route over which supplies can be delivered
line of fire
the path of a missile discharged from a firearm
flyway, migration route
the geographic route along which birds customarily migrate
fairway
the usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or coastal waters
direction, way
a line leading to a place or point
trade route
a route followed by traders (usually in caravans)
approach, approach path, glide path, glide slope
the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
holding pattern
the flight path (usually circular) maintained by an aircraft that is awaiting permission to land
geosynchronous orbit
a circular orbit around the Earth having a period of 24 hours
aim, bearing, heading
the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
course, trend
general line of orientation
east-west direction
in a direction parallel with lines of latitude
north-south direction
in a direction parallel with lines of longitude
qibla
the direction of the Kaaba toward which Muslims turn for their daily prayers
tendency, trend
a general direction in which something tends to move
Type of:
line
a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

n a proposed route of travel

Synonyms:
travel plan
Type of:
plan of action
a plan for actively doing something

n a guidebook for travelers

Synonyms:
travel guidebook
Types:
baedeker
any of a series of travel guidebooks published by the German firm founded by Karl Baedeker
Type of:
guide, guidebook
something that offers basic information or instruction
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