Whenever you apply for a tourist or business visa, most consulates want you to submit a detailed day wise travel itinerary for visa processing. But how to write one ? Is there a format for travel itinerary ?
This article makes it clear how to create a travel itinerary for Switzerland visa Approval in 5 minutes along with it’s relation with a personal cover letter for visa.

P.S : Many of you have been asking us if travel itinerary is the same as flight itinerary. No it is not. We will explain the difference further. If you are in a hurry and want to get your travel itinerary along with cover letter you can use our service below and we can make it for you.

What does a Travel Itinerary mean for a Visa Purpose ?

A travel itinerary is a day-wise breakup of what you intend to do once your visa is approved. Ideally, you must cover all the days between the start and end days of your trip. The typical structure of a travel itinerary is

Date: Plan for that day.

Example : 18 September : Land in Bern & check-in to my Hostel (Bern 77 Hostel)
You will create the same plan as shown above for your entire trip.

Is a Travel Itinerary same as Flight Itinerary ?

No. The flight itinerary is information about the flight you are taking for your trip such as flight number, travel dates, layover time and price whereas travel itinerary explains the travel itself such as what you intend to do once you get there. So they both are different.

You can read our article about flight itinerary for visa to know more about flight itinerary.

How do I present my Travel Itinerary to the Embassy ?

Our recommended method is to add your travel itinerary in your personal cover letter for visa itself. That way you can cover two requirement in one document and make your visa process simpler.

To get a cover letter + travel itinerary for your visa application, we recommend BlinkDocs to our customers.

The main purpose of a travel itinerary is to provide the following information about your trip. Such as:

  • What is your purpose of your travel ? (Example, backpacking, honeymoon, to visit friend/relative, for attending a trade fair or event)
  • What should be the validity period of your visa, if Approved ? (If you are travelling for 7 days, then your visa will have a validity of 9 days from the trip start date )
  • Should you get a Single entry or multiple entry visa ? (Example : If you plan to travel to London during your Europe trip, then you need to have a multiple entry visa otherwise you will not be allowed to re-enter Schengen area).

Sample Travel Itinerary for Visa Application

Here is a sample template for Schengen visa applicants. In this example the applicant is travelling for 7 days between December 1 to December 7, 2023.

December 1, 2023 : Depart from London & Land in Bern. Check in to my hostel (Bern 77 Hostel).

December 2,2023 : Walk around Bern touristic highlights. In the evening, go on Bern Cathedral Church.

December 3,2023: Day trip to “Rose Garden” with a local friend.

December 4,2023 : Take a train to Zurich and check-in to my hotel (Zurich Marriott Hotel)

December 5,2023: Take a day tour with a professional tour guide and In the evening enjoy Raclette.

December 6,2023 :  Visit “Lake Zurich” and in the evening enjoy Zurich night Tour.

December 7,2023 : Reach Bern Airport and back to my home in London.

How to get Travel itinerary for visa ? Is there an app or a website who can help with this ?

First of all you will need to plan the trip yourself. That means, if you are going to Europe you must at least know which countries (Schengen visa) and which cities that you are planning to visit along with a vague idea of what you are planning to do there.

Once you have this you can use the below website to make your travel itinerary along with a personal cover letter and download it as a PDF.

Here is a sample travel itinerary for visa.

Is travel itinerary required for Schengen visa Application ?

Yes. A cover letter is a mandatory document when applying for Schengen visa. As per the VFS website you need to bring a cover letter during your Schengen visa appointment.

Although many treat the cover letter and travel itinerary as two separate entities, the best way would be to create a common document for both the requirements. The next section deals with travel itinerary.