Roadtrip Planning

Vacation Planner

Thinking about a road trip vacation? You need road trip planning.

Vacation Planner

Use our vacation planner for step-by-step advance planning that will help you cover all the details and give you peace of mind while on vacation

Step One - 6 Months To 1 Year in Advance:

  • Decide what type of vacation you would like.
    Options include:
    Golf vacations
    Spa vacations
    Ski vacations
    Beach vacations
  • Decide what vacation spots, cities or resorts you want to visit.
  • Make reservations - find a web site that offers a discount hotel and motel finder.
  • Or save time and contact a travel professional for help with vacation planning

Step Two - At least 3 Months in Advance:

  • Apply for a Passport or Visa, if needed.
  • Get a copy of Birth Certificate if needed.
  • Hire a house sitter or ask someone to check your home in your absence
  • Make arrangements for your pets.

Step Three - 1 to 2 Months in advance:

  • Shop for travel insurance, luggage and bags, clothing and other special items for trip.
  • Gather restaurant guides and info on your travel destination: theme parks, museums, and tourist attractions. (See Vacation Planner web sites below)

Step Four - 1 to 2 weeks in advance:

  • Stop your paper delivery.
  • Notify Post Office to hold your mail
  • Remind house sitter when you will be gone, or arrange for a friend or neighbor to check on your house, water your plants, etc.
  • Pick up prescription medicine.
  • Tell neighbors you are going on vacation.
  • Leave emergency phone numbers with friends or relatives
  • Buy travelers checks.
  • Check weather en route and at vacation destination

To help you plan ahead, we've provided links to helpful vacation planner web sites, covering weather information, tourist attractions, travel destinations, etc. Start your road trip planning today!

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