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How To Build The Ultimate Travel Eat-inerary for Your Next Holidays?

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Are you a foodie who wants to experience and taste the best flavors when on holiday? If you are planning your next holiday, and love to try new foods and different cuisines, you should make a travel eat-inerary.

But how to create one?

Here’s our ultimate guide with 5 tips on how to build a travel eat-inerary for your next holiday!

5 Tips on How To Build a Travel Eat-Inerary for Your Next Holidays

To build a successful travel eat-inerary, and get to enjoy some of the best foods while on holiday, you should make a specific plan for your trip. The end goal is to create a “food tour” and visit excellent restaurants, bars, and local food shops in your desired destination.

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Here are the 5 tips that will help you make the best holiday travel eat-inerary.

Ask Yourself Specific Questions

Before  you start making your holiday travel eat-inerary, there are a couple of questions you should ask yourself, including:

  • What are the places I would like to visit?
  • Who am I traveling with?
  • What types of food would I like to try?
  • Are there specific restaurants/pubs/bars/food trucks I’d like to visit while on holiday?
  • Do I have a specific budget?
  • Do I know someone who’s been to the destination before, and can I ask them for tips about the local food scene?

Asking yourself these specific questions will allow you to create a slight idea of how your trip is gonna go, which places you’ll visit, and what kind of foods you want to try. 

Choose the Destination Based on Your Cuisine Preferences

When choosing the destination for your next holiday, and planning your trip itinerary, consider the location based on your cuisine preferences. 

If you’re a vegan, try to look for the best cities to live in as a vegan; those towns will surely have  plenty of vegan food options. If you’re a meat lover, consider destinations whose cuisine is mostly based on meat. 

The best way to determine your holiday location and make your eat-inerary is to consider the flavors and types of food you want to try. That way, you can narrow your search down to a couple of countries/cities you’d like to visit. 

Determine Your Budget

Determining the budget for the eat-inerary for your next holiday will allow you to spend more money on your priorities, including tasty food. If your main goal is to try as many different foods as possible, consider downgrading your housing and accommodation, and cut other costs to save money.

Having a clear budget will help you follow the eat-inerary through without worrying about financial problems during the holiday. 

Do Your Research

Once you have a set budget and determine your desired destination, it’s time to do your research. Check out the area online and look for the best food places, ask friends and family members who traveled there about their experiences, read online forums, etc.

The goal of your research is to pick some of the best food destinations that fit into your budget and select the ones you’d like to visit during your holiday. Investigate popular dishes and flavors in the area, and think about which ones you want to try. 

Since most countries have various cuisine types available, try to look for authentic dishes that represent the country you’re visiting. 

That said, if visiting Paris for holidays, croissants have to be on your eat-inerary map. If visiting Iceland, the best Iceland foods you have to try are skyr and pylsa; and if in Greece, putting a gyros on your travel eat-inerary is a must. 

Connecting the dishes you try with the traditions of the place you’re visiting will make your whole holiday eat-inerary experience even more enjoyable. 

Try to make a list of 10 to 15 places, before making the final choice of the top food places for your eat-inerary. 

Decide the Travel Date and How Long You’ll Be Traveling for The Holidays

After researching local food destinations, you should decide on a travel date, and determine how long you’ll be traveling for the holidays.

Knowing the date of your travel, and the number of days you’ll spend on a holiday will allow you to time-manage and make a final map of the locations you will visit during your eat-inerary. 

Map Out Your Final Locations

Considering the duration of your stay on holiday, map out the final destinations you want to visit that fit into your schedule. Choose top-priority food places where you can try amazing foods, while still having enough time to explore the area and get to know the local culture. 


By following this quick guide, you’ll be able to create the ultimate travel eat-inerary for your next holiday and have the time of your life. So, carefully make a plan, consider your destination options and budget, and map your final locations. That way, you’ll have enough funds to try excellent food and see some amazing places. 


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