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[014] Ask HPL: How Do I Plan a Multi-Country Trip Itinerary?

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Abby is unsure of how to go about planning her upcoming trip itinerary when she can’t find any sample itineraries online.

This answer could easily take an hour to answer, but instead I give her a few quick tips that can guide her along in planning her multi-country trip itinerary. Plus, an extra resource of where you can ask other female travelers for travel tips.

In This Episode, We Discuss:

  • Three methods of planning a multi-country itinerary
  • Why you may consider looser planned itineraries
Planning this trip in 2012 was a bit of a nightmare, but it had to be done.
Planning this trip in 2012 was a bit of a nightmare, but it had to be done. First, the visas and flights had to be booked/secured. Then more detailed destination-specific travel plans could happen. A lot of research and a lot of time breaking it all down.

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Written by Brooke

I run the show at Her Packing List and love packing ultralight. In fact, I once traveled for 3 entire weeks with just the contents of a well-packed 12L handbag. When I'm not obsessing over luggage weight, I'm planning adventures or just snuggling with my pet rabbit, Sherlock Bunz.

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