Embrace your freedom when you decide to plan your own tour at your favorite destination! DIY tours allow you to go beyond the popular tours and prioritize what really interests you. It gives you the chance to see how the locals live and encourages you to discover unique landmarks. Get started planning your own tour with the helpful tips below.
Research the Destination
This is the exciting part! Decide where your next vacation is going to be and learn more about the destination. Research the history of the location to see what interests you the most. Pinpoint cultural points, restaurants, shopping, walks, hikes, and attractions that interest you.
Most destinations have a unique history that is the foundation of the culture. Chances are you will discover sites that allow you to view one of a kind artifacts. Once you pinpoint the sites you want to see it’s time to move on to the next step.
Create a Budget
Budgeting your vacation fund properly is essential to creating the ultimate DIY tour. It’s wise to separate the funds into categories such as travel, food, hotel, souvenirs, and attractions.
Chances are your exploration of a specific city is going to take you from one area across town to another. Consider the type of transportation you are going to need to get from one area to the next and plan accordingly. Common ways to get around town is public transportation, rideshare services, taxis, and car rental. Keep in mind a car rental will be needed if you decide to a rural destination to view artifacts and historical sites that are usually off the radar for tourists.
Don’t Forget the Popular Attractions
It’s your goal to create a unique and custom made tour but don’t forget to add in a few popular attractions. Narrow down the popular attractions by your interest and only visit the ones that mean something to you. Remember, popular attractions often have long lines so make sure you schedule the wait time in your day.
Create an Itinerary
Creating an itinerary is more fun than it sounds. Your goal is to create a smooth schedule that allows you to soak in the culture and enjoy every minute. Avoid creating a rushed schedule that doesn’t allow you to stop and smell the roses or eat the cuisine the destination is famous for around the world.
It’s wise to visit specific areas and map your way step by step instead of traveling across town back and forth. This tip will help you save money on transportation as well.
The most important part about planning an amazing DIY tour is making it your own and doing everything you want to in each destination without any restrictions from a strict tour guide. Get started planning your next customized tour today!