If you are someone who loves traveling and hates it when vacations come to an end, then why not extend your vacation by simply documenting it in a travel bullet journal? This way, you will be able to cherish it till your very last breath.
Travel journals are a great way to plan your trip and document your travel. There are so many things that you can include in your travel journal right from your bucket list, to travel itinerary, packing list to vacation countdown, and the actual part of penning down your memories.
Here, we will be looking at different travel journal ideas that you can use to make the most of your travels and ensure that you have the best vacation ever.
Also read- 25 Travel Journal Ideas To Document Your Memories.
Supplies Needed To Make The Perfect Travel Bullet Journal:
The supplies needed to create your own travel journal really depend on the type of journal layout that you choose. But in general, here are some of the supplies that you will need to make the most of your travel journal:
- A bullet journal or a scrapbook
- Some pens, fineliners or markers
- Glue stick, a pair of scissors and a ruler
- Stickers, washi tape to decorate the pages (optional)
- Photos from your trip to document your memories (optional)
- A map, travel tickets or any other souvenirs to attach to the journal (optional)
Travel Bullet Journal Ideas:
Here are various travel bullet journal layouts that you can use to plan and document your dream vacation.
1. Travel Bucket List
I’m sure that most of you have a list of places that you want to visit before you die. A bucket list is not just a list, its your goals, dreams, and aspirations. I feel like the perfect start to your travel bullet journal would be by creating a travel bucket list first. Here are some travel bucket lists for your bullet journal.
This travel bucket list is so very colorful, artistic, and full of life. If you are someone who loves to draw and doodle, then this is perfect for you. Simply pick out a few countries you want to visit and draw them in cute polaroids. You can add a few doodles and stickers to decorate the page as well.
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This cool airplane themed travel journal will ensure that you live your best life, one airplane ticket at a time. If you are good at drawing, then recreating this airplane wouldn’t be such a tough task for you. However, if you aren’t very confident of your artistic skills, then stick to simpler travel bucket lists, such as the next one.
If you aren’t as artistically gifted, then don’t worry, we have got your back too. This travel bullet journal is easy to create and requires very little drawing. This is a simple straight forward checklist with places you want to visit. You can use printed images to make your page more visually appealing.
2. Vacations Savings Tracker
Vacations are usually a costly affair, and if you don’t plan them right, it can leave a huge hole in your pocket. Here are some travel savings trackers to help you save up for your dream vacation.
I found this savings tracker on Pinterest and decided that I had to add this to the list. It’s SAVE-OPOLY! How this works is that each week you roll the die, move your marker, and then put that amount in your savings. The concept is just awesome, and it’ll keep you motivated to save more for your dream vacation.
This is a very simple travel savings layout. All you have to do is create tiny briefcases and write numbers in multiples of 50. Each time you reach a target amount, you get to color the briefcase. It is only a matter of time until you save up enough to travel the world.
This is yet another easy to create savings travel bullet journal. On the page is a brick wall and each brick represents $10. You can decide on any scale that you like. Each time you save that amount, you color one brick. Your aim is to color the whole wall. In the center is a reminder of your destination to motivate you to save more.
3. Vacation Countdown in Travel Bullet Journal
Once you have planned your vacation, the excitement kicks in, and it only increases as the days of your trip approach. Here are some vacation countdown bullet journal ideas that you can use to track your vacation.
This is an 8×8 grid with the map of your travel destination sketched out. You can color one tiny square each day until D-Day when the day finally arrives for you to embark on your journey.
This happy, sun-shiny vacation countdown travel journal is a 30-day countdown tracker with little numbered boxes to represent each day. Simply cross out each day until you finally arrive on day one!
Check out our blog 20 Best Bullet Jornal Fonts For Your Bujo Pages to create those amazing headers.
Also refer: How To Get Started With Hand Lettering.
4. List Down The Things To Do / Sights To See
Once you have decided on the place that you want to visit, it’s a good idea to break it down into things to do or sights to see in that particular place. Here are some examples of how you can use your travel bullet journal to do so.
This travel journal page is a perfect example of how you can use your journal to pen down the sights to see and foods to try. It also has a map of Barcelona attached and the time zone of the place.
Here is another list of things to see in your travel destination. It has a where, when, how section providing the details of the trip along with the places to visit. You can use cute doodles like a map, paper plane, suitcase, and a camera to add a fun element to your travel bullet journal.
5. Packing List
Pack your bags, we’re going on an adventure!
I can’t dream of going on a vacation without my travel essentials. And missing out on one such item can cause a significant amount of inconvenience along the trip. So why not prepare a packing list so that you never forget to carry anything on your travel. Here are a few ways in which you can use your bullet journal to create a packing list for your vacation.
This is a minimalist packing list in the form of checklists so that you don’t forget any item for your trip. The page is categorized into clothing, toiletries, technology, essentials, and miscellaneous. You can use simple cute doodles to decorate the page, but keep it simple and clean to ensure that you don’t miss out on any item from the list.
This suitcase themed packing list is perfect for the vacation mood. It has different suitcases to represent categories such as tech, clothes, toiletries, hand baggage, and so on. The suitcases are easy to draw and add so much life to your journal as compared to a simple checklist.
If you are someone who loves to draw and doodle, then this packing list is for you. Simply draw out your outfits and other items that you intend to take on the trip. However, this isn’t practical, and I would suggest that you maintain a proper checklist with things to carry on the trip just to be on the safer side. You can use these doodles to decorate your checklist if you like.
Here is yet another luggage themed packing list. But unlike the other one, this one is simpler with just three suitcases. It has one bag for toiletries, one for wardrobe and another one for activities. You can use stickers, washi tape, and cute little doodles to brighten up the page and get you in the holiday mood.
6. Travel Itinerary in Travel Bullet Journal
Sometimes, unplanned trips create the best memories. But it is always a good idea to plan your trip in advance to eliminate any last-minute hustles and ensure that you have a good quality vacation. Here are some ways in which you can plan your trip and maintain a travel itinerary in your bullet journal.
This elegant travel itinerary includes a list of things to do, a proper plan with checklists. You can include details of your transport and accommodation, sites to visit, places to stop at, and also a map of the destination. Use simple doodle to give your travel itinerary a cool look.
Check out our blog 20 Best Bullet Jornal Fonts For Your Bujo Pages to create those amazing titles.
Also refer: How To Get Started With Hand Lettering.
This is another example of a travel itinerary. It includes travel details and places to visit. The cute airplane doodle at the bottom balances the serious vibe of the page.
Here is yet another travel itinerary. But unlike the previous ones, this one is separated by days with each day having an agenda of its own. There is also a budget assigned to each day with arrival and departure timings specified in the itinerary.
This travel itinerary cum packing list is all you need to plan your trip. It has your flight details, rental car details, and information about your hotel and accommodation. The packing list is also quite comprehensive with travel aids, clothing, hygiene, and miscellaneous.
This travel itinerary hasn’t left any stone unturned. It covers all the details including your packing list, bike tour, shop, events, and much more. It also has a map attacked so that you don’t get lost.
This travel planner has your flight details, hotel, coffee shops, and nice places to visit. You can use stickers and magazine cut-outs to decorate the page.
This two page wide, lavish travel itinerary has all your trip related details. Right from things to do to places to stay at and research to be done. It also has a dan drawn map of the place and a fancy pie chart representing the budget of the whole trip so that you can plan your trip in style.
This travel planner is perfect if you want to plan out each day of your trip. It is a road map of your trips with major highlights of the day. You can use cute doodles to decorate the page if you like.
7. Travel Diary To Document Your Memories
Now let’s get to the actual part of the travel. Traveling can expose you to a lot of experiences that you must document so that you can cherish them for a lifetime. A travel diary is a perfect place for you to record your travels so that you can reflect on them later on. Refer to our blog post- 25 Travel Journal Ideas To Document Your Memories to know more about the importance of documenting your travels. Here are a few examples of how you can use a bullet journal as a travel diary.
Here is a daily layout travel journal. You can write down the highlights of your day like your lunch, a visit to a famous place, meeting new people, etc. Don’t forget to use different stickers and pictures to add to your description of how your day went.
Here is yet another daily layout travel journal. Focus on penning down your thoughts and highlights of the day and add images to support your story.
Here is a more visual representation of your trip. Unlike the previous examples that involved mainly writing, this one is mostly doodles and highlighted text to share some of the highlights of your trip. Be sure to use different fonts so that each of those memories stand out.
Refer- 20 Best Bullet Jornal Fonts For Your Bujo Pages
This travel diary tries to capture those precious souvenirs from the trip. You can paste your boarding passes or your train tickets. Apart from that, you can also write down the highlights of your trip.
This travel diary again uses art and doodles to capture the essence of the trip. You can draw monuments, food and other things unique to that place to remind you of your trip forever.
This is yet another travel scrapbook that speaks through pictures. Paste polaroids, postcards and magazine cut-outs from your visit with little text to support those images if needed.
8. Places I have Been
Now that we have covered travel bucket lists, travel planning, and the actual travel itself, why not create a ‘Places I Have Been’ travel journal where you can cross off all the places that you have visited from your bucket list? Here are a few ways in which you can do so using your bullet journal.
This wanderlust travel journal is a map of the world. All you have to do is color the countries that you have been to. It also has places to go list at the bottom.
This is another ‘places I’ve been’ travel journal which is pretty similar to the previous one, except that this includes only places in Europe. Apart from coloring the countries visited, you can also write down the different cities that you have visited in those countries.
This travel journal is very similar to the previous one. It has one additional feature though, which is you can write down the dates when you visited those countries.
This ‘Places I’ve Been’ travel journal has the world map with a complete list of places visited and the places that you may want to go to in the future. The airplane doodle and the banner at the top gives a very cute look to this journal.
This travel journal is the last on the list. It is similar to the others, but it includes a checklist of all countries in Europe. So once you visit a place, you not only color it on the map, but also check it off the list.
So there you go. Those were different travel bullet journal layouts that you can use to plan and document your vacation.
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