Different Itinerary Structures

by Zoe Manderson
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How it works

Create your own itinerary using places from your Alpaca Places Library, or by directly uploading content.

There are three main ways to structure your itinerary.

1. A route with optional points of interest
2. A route that includes all stops
3. A collection of places

1. A route with optional points of interest

When to use this structure:

Road trips, longer itineraries, multi-day itineraries

In this approach, you might add key town destinations as your main numbered itinerary points, but then add all product/businesses/attractions as ‘Places of interest’ alongside your route.

This is a good structure if you are trying to guide visitors through a region, but you don’t expect them to stop at all the product/businesses/attractions listed.

This way, the visitor can arrive in a town, look at your curated list of ‘places of interest’, and then select what is relevant to them.

2. Route includes all stops

When to use this structure:

A walk/hike, cycling trail, highly curated itinerary, an itinerary with times.

In this approach, every stop within the itinerary is a numbered marker. You are anticipating that the visitor will follow your curated route exactly.

This is a particularly good structure if your itinerary is timed (e..g 9am – Breakfast at cafe…) or a walking tour or route that you want the visitor to follow.

3. A collection of places

When to use this structure:

For a curated guide that is not connected by a route.

Examples could include; top coffee shops, viewpoints to watch the sunset, secret swimming spots.