Bullet Journal Travel Planner

October 04, 2018

A bullet journal can replace all the other similar paper products in your life. If you are going on a trip and maintaining a travel planner, I highly recommend incorporating that into your bullet journal process. Like my other bullet journal modules, I really like to keep this one very simple and unadorned.

The layout might change for a much longer trip, but here’s a sample layout for a 1 week work trip.

Travel Planner

The important items are

  1. I’ve called out the flight information to be visually distinct from the rest of the itinerary- this it probably the most important information in the travel plan for me so I want to make sure I can find it as soon as I flip to it.
  2. I like to articulate specific goals for a trip, particularly a work trip. If this is a leisure trip it might be a little less task/GTD oriented and maybe can be a list of the sites you want to visit on your trip, or friends you want to make time to see.
  3. For each day I try to keep a really high level plan for the day. For a work trip this will replace my weekly log.
  4. I’ve included my sample packing list, which is pretty minimal as I like to one bag travel.

I really like using a blank template to lay out my journal ideas on, so if this is helpful for you you’re free to use my blank template, or this travel module template.

They’re numbered and spaced for a Leuchtturm 1917 A6 dotted journal, and work with either the hardcover or softcover versions.


Written by Will who lives and works in New York. You should follow him on Twitter.