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45+ Creative Travel Journal Ideas For Your Next Vacation

Hello Planning Mashers!

Summer is here and I bet that, whatever you’re doing now, all you dream about is the summer holidays! I graduated a while ago, and I still get the travel bug every time June starts.

We all want to make the best of our vacations, and what better way to do it than plan it with Bullet Journal?

Check out this post to get some ideas on how to create travel journal pages and forever preserve the wonderful memories you’ll get from your next vacation.

How often do you forget something at home? Or maybe miss some must-see spots? Now we don’t want any of these little details to spoil the precious moments of summer traveling, do we!

Or maybe you want to do something different – actually put your travel memories on paper, so they don’t get lost among thousands of other photos you take every day.

I got you covered for both of these cases!

In this post, you’ll find some pages to create while preparing for your vacation, but also some creative ways to add the memories to your journal.

If you want to check out what spreads I used for my latest Travel Journal, check out the Plan With Me post with my latest Travel Journal setup (and a PWM video).

There are also some free printables in the Resources Vault to help you speed up the process, so make sure you check those out as well.

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Travel Bullet Journal Ideas To Prepare For Vacation

We’re starting from pages you might want to create before the trip.

These will help you to stay organized and plan the perfect vacation.

In case you’re not that much of a planner, just scroll down to the section with vacation journal ideas for your adventures.

Where to travel?

It all starts from the big question – where our next adventure will take. Why don’t you simply make a list of places you want to visit and pick one of them?

Time to start fulfilling your traveling dreams.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, places to go by @squarelimedesigns | Masha Plans
Credit: @squarelimedesigns

I love how detailed this map is and how happy is the red airplane.

I also must say how I’m absolutely jealous of the list of places she has already visited. That’s quite an impressive one!

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, places to go by @beagurban | Masha Plans
Credit: @beagurban

I think it’s such a creative idea to make this spread with signposts and luggage.

I also love how there is an exact plan here – to go and visit certain places in a certain year. This is how you make it happen!

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, places to go by @margaux_polooo | Masha Plans
Credit: @margaux_polooo

What an amazing trip around the world this is!

And of course, I’m loving the amazing pastel colors of these Stabilo Highlighters.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, places to go by @ajournalbyannie | Masha Plans
Credit: @ajournalbyannie

I have an entire blog post about Bullet Journal wish lists, but here is a different one – a travel wish list.

The details of this list are amazing, and of course, I’m so in love with the handwriting.

Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas - spread by @nicolenagelgast
Credit: @nicolenagelgast

Such a fun and creative way to track countries you’ve visited.

Plus, it’s pretty educational as well; you’ll be reminded of all the flags.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, places to go by @noctriwina | Masha Plans
Credit: @noctriwina

All the color really adds so much fun to this spread.

And I’m in love with these detailed illustrations for each destination.

Credit: @bujowithbecky

Beautiful list and I’m absolutely in love with these gold accents.

The quote is also pretty fun, a true course of action.

Savings Tracker

Now that you have your perfect trip in mind, time to start saving up.

Savings trackers like some of these below can be a great help!

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, savings tracker by @nohnoh.studies | Masha Plans
Credit: @nohnoh.studies

Such a cute and creative savings tracker. And a fun way to use your stickers.

I must say it seems like you don’t be able to add here too many stickers, so if you’re saving up for a big trip, you might want to add larger numbers to your key.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, savings tracker by @craftyenginerd | Masha Plans
   Credit: @craftyenginerd

What a fun idea to turn Monopoly into a savings tracker.

And I love how the whole process is a game, definitely makes saving money that much more fun.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, savings tracker by @bluenittany | Masha Plans
Credit: @bluenittany

Yearly savings tracker is very useful, and if you see, it’s just $200 a month, it doesn’t seem like such a big deal.

If you’re generally looking for ideas on how to manage your money with a Bullet Journal, check my post Budget and Finance Bullet Journal Page Ideas.

What to do?

You definitely want to get the most out of your experience! So do a little research – what places are interesting to visit? What restaurants do you want to go to?

Make it a fun experience, and write down all your findings in your Bullet Journal for future reference.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, things to do by @bulletjournaling2k19 | Masha Plans
Credit: @bulletjournaling2k19

This seems like an amazing trip to take.

And I’m really loving how there is a list of so many things to do for each location.

Credit: @wickedawesomearts

I’ve never been to Vermont, but this spread definitely makes me want to go.

Plus it gave me a good idea that it might be worth having a spread like that about your hometown (or home state), not just for when you travel.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, things to do by @inkbyjeng | Masha Plans
Caption: @inkbyjeng

Coffee shops are always a good place to know – you can get your coffee, get a better feel of the city and just spend some cozy time planning your day every morning.

Maybe it’s not a list of the most popular places to visit, but it’s still a fun list to have.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, things to do by @cakeandscribbles | Masha Plans
Credit: @cakeandscribbles

Beautiful spread, and I love the mix of illustrations and different fonts.

This can also be a memory-keeping page, but I decided it would fit here as well.

Itinerary

You know the dates, you know where and what you want to see – time to create your itinerary! It doesn’t have to be a minute-by-minute plan mind you, but just some general understanding of what you’ll be doing.

You don’t want to go to a museum when they are having a day off don’t you? Obviously, not everything needs to be planned to the last detail. It’s always good to leave some time for whatever life might bring you.

Credit: @makingideashappen

Beautiful itinerary spread in amazing pastel colors.

I also love how the artist used a postcard and a photo to decorate it.

Credit: @hayleyremdeart

Hayley is a very well-organized person, so no wonder she has such a well-thought-through itinerary.

I also love this little detail of a closeup.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, itinerary by @bujoncoffee | Masha Plans
Credit: @bujoncoffee

Such a detailed itinerary, and I’m really loving the little doodles on each day.

I think this might be filled out on the day, not as much of a pre-planning. But the concept still works.

Travel Journal Ideas - itinerary spread by @my_blue_sky_design
Credit: @my_blue_sky_design

Another itinerary that can actually be a memory page.

But I think it works very well as an example of an itinerary since everything is so clear and well organized about each day.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, itinerary by @dotty.daydreams | Masha Plans
Credit: @dotty.daydreams

I especially love creating itineraries because later, when you travel, you just have to fill it up with places you visited, your feelings, and your emotions, and you already have a wonderful place to keep your memories!

Countdown

This is one of my favorite spreads! When I was a kid, before Christmas, I used to have a chocolate calendar. Each day, beginning on the 1st of December, I’d open a little slot, and discover a small candy, which was wonderful!

Not only because of chocolate but also because of the amazing feeling that Christmas day was a bit closer.

Well, this works on pretty much the same principle. Ticking one more day on your countdown spread every day adds that extra bit of excitement.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, countdown by @amazinglymarvelous | Masha Plans
Credit: @amazinglymarvelous

Wonderful cruise countdown tracker. It’s such a fun idea to make this tracker in the shape of a ship.

I’m also loving those stamps the creator used to decorate the spread at the bottom.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, countdown by @planwithink | Masha Plans
Credit: @planwithink

Such a fun and creative spread.

Somehow it makes me think of old video games.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, countdown by @mydottedjournal | Masha Plans
Credit: @mydottedjournal

Very basic countdown tracker, but those oranges and yellows sure do make it look so happy and festive.

Plus, it’s cool that the artist still found a place to write what exactly this trip is all about.

Credit: @hayleyremdeart

What a perfect idea to have a stack of suitcases as a countdown tracker.

Vacation Overview

This idea kind of includes several of the ideas in this list.

But I think it’s very useful to have one overview spread with all of your travel information.

Credit: @plansandletters

That’s a perfect example of all the information being in one place.

I also love that there is a little map of the journey.

Credit: @nohnoh.studies

So neat and perfectly organized! This account always has the cutest pages.

Travel Journal Spread: Packing List

Of course, in the last few days, you’ll get busy packing. Why not help yourself by making a packing list?

Make sure you have it all there, and you’re all ready for new adventures.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, packing list by @bujoncoffee | Masha Plans
Credit: @bujoncoffee

What a massive list, but how well organized.

I love when things are divided into categories like that, it’s much easier to pack that way.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, packing list by @morninglinedesign | Masha Plans
Credit: @morninglinedesign

I’m so in love with this pink color; it’s absolutely perfect for a beach vacation.

Love the quote as well, don’t we all need it!

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, packing list by @spocreative.co | Masha Plans
Creative: @spocreative.co

Absolutely fantastic idea to add suitcases to your packing list.

I find it’s very useful to divide your packing list in that way so you know exactly what to pack in your carry-on.

Credit: @wickedawesomearts

One more pretty and very well-organized packing list.

I think it’s a good idea to have the weather on top – it helps to more clearly see what kind of clothing to pack.

Credit: @bujo.summer

This is not exactly a packing list, but I thought I should still include it here.

There might be many emergencies while you travel, and it’s always good to be prepared.

Credit: @plan.with.unni

Super cute packing list, I love the pastels and brush lettering on the header.

Plus, it’s fun to decorate it with travel things like tickers in the corner.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, packing list by @the_journal_girl | Masha Plans
Credit: @the_journal_girl

This is a very basic list, but you hardly need anything more complicated to be sure you pack it all.

Flight Info

Always make sure you have all your flight info handy, especially if you’re planning a long trip with layovers and several destinations.

It’s really easy to do with an assigned Bullet Journal spread, like some of these below.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, flight info by @lisenlettering | Masha Plans
Credit: @lisenlettering

Beautiful spread, and I’m so in love with the use of kraft paper here.

I feel like the only thing missing here are the flight dates.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, flight info by @1geekynerd | Masha Plans
Credit: @1geekynerd

That’s a lot of flights! But I love this spread and how the artist used Doctor Who for that.

Playlist Bullet Journal Spread

The only thing left is to pick the music for your upcoming trip, and create a little playlist spread!

I love doing it for every trip I take, that way my memories get connected to the music, and I can always remember the good times just by listening to the music.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, travel playlist by @pens.and.planners | Masha Plans
Credit: @pens.and.planners

Very simple but functional spread.

I love how it’s divided into two with the artists and the song.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, travel playlist by @xpaperwingsx | Masha Plans
Credit: @xpaperwingsx

Such a creative playlist, and I’m in love with the colors.

It’s also a much smaller one, but let’s be honest – just a few songs might be enough.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, travel playlist by @rhioillustrates | Masha Plans
Credit: @rhioillustrates

Rhio is such a talented artist, and she’s doing fantastic work with her pencils.

I love how all the items have those cute expressions, which makes it look so much more fun and happy.

Creative Travel Bullet Journal Page Ideas To Plan A Perfect Vacation, travel playlist by @studydrug | Masha Plans
Credit: @studydrug

Great playlist spread, and I really like that this flatlay photo is also on the theme.

Memory Keeping Vacation Journal Ideas

Ok, that’s all about pages you might want to create before the trip, but what about during and after?

Here are some page ideas to keep your travel memories.

Stamps and Tickers

One of the cool things you can do is save your maps, stamps, tickets and all the other little things you get during your trip.

This can help you remember where you’ve been and be a good decoration for your travel memory spreads.

Credit: @jolenegoes

I usually have a folder with me when I travel where I put all of these things as I travel, so I can look through it later and use it for my memory pages.

Definitely would recommend it! It’s always such a great memento.

Credit: @pinkipoop.studies

As you can see receipts and plane tickers make a good decoration as well.

I think there are also some magazine cutouts, always a good technique.

Credit: @jose_naranja

Postal stamps are also such a great way to decorate your memory pages.

Especially since they after have images of the places and special dates.

Travel Bullet Journal Ideas - memory spread by @bobodesignstudio
Credit: @bobodesignstudio

Of course, a great way to keep your memories is by adding photos.

This is the printer I usually use, and I must say I’m very happy with it.

Remembering The Food

I don’t know about you, but for me, food is always a special travel experience.

Even the same food tastes different in different places.

So if you’re a foodie or also just like eating delicious food, you might wanna remember some special dishes you had during your vacation.

Credit: @asiancloud

Travel Journaling

Another way to keep your memories is just journaling.

You don’t need to decorate it much, or maybe just add a little something.

Credit: @lifestillis

I like that on this spread, there is a photo and a small dried flower.

The page from the book used as a decoration also is a good touch.

Credit: @study_pinana

Beautiful journaling spread, and I’m so in love with this handwriting.

Speaking of handwriting, if you want to improve yours, be sure to check my post 9 Simple Tricks To Improve Your Handwriting.

Travel Bullet Journal Ideas - journaling spread by @gingerwhojournals
Credit: @gingerwhojournals

I can’t say enough about this header; I wonder how it was made.

Stamps

Here I mean both passport stamps, museum stamps, and post stamps.

These are all a great way to preserve your memories and keep track of all the amazing places you’ve visited.

Travel Bullet Journal Ideas - stamps spread by @marylineweyl
Credit: @marylineweyl

Doodly Memory Page

Another thing you can do is to create pages with some doodles.

Travel doodles are not that difficult, and you can doodles so many different things!

You can try to get started with some simple doodling tutorials like these.

Credit: @curlscity

Free Printables

Of course, I wanted to leave you with some free printables.

Here are some travel stickers and a travel daily log to keep track of your adventures.

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6 Comments

  1. Excellent site you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any community forums that cover the same topics talked about here?
    I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get responses
    from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest.
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    1. Hello Emilia! Glad you like it here.

      What topics do you mean exactly? I know there are many Bullet Journal related Facebook groups, like Boho Berry, Bullet Journal Junkies, Petite Planners. I also have my own new group Bullet Journaling To Happiness.

      If you mean travel related – I’m not really sure, sorry!

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      My site has been down for a while due to some technical issues, but I’m working hard to now recover and add more content. So stay tuned! If there is something, in particular, you’d like to read about please feel free to contact me and let me know.

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