[ahy-tin-uh-rer-ee, ih-tin-]

noun, plural i·tin·er·ar·ies.

a detailed plan for a journey, especially a list of places to visit; plan of travel.
a line of travel; route.
an account of a journey; record of travel.
a book describing a route or routes of travel with information helpful to travelers; guidebook for travelers.


of or relating to travel or travel routes.
Obsolete. itinerant.

Origin of itinerary

1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin itinerārium, noun use of neuter of itinerārius of a journey, equivalent to itiner- (stem of iter) journey (see iter) + -ārius -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for itinerary

Contemporary Examples of itinerary

Historical Examples of itinerary

  • I'll ask Hepton to give me an itinerary of the trip and I will wire when and where I will join you.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • The Salzburg Itinerary describes the church as "very large and beautiful."

    Pagan and Christian Rome

    Rodolfo Lanciani

  • Space will only permit of its itinerary and a few of my impressions and experiences.

  • By limiting myself somewhat as to itinerary I can do the thing.

    High Adventure

    James Norman Hall

  • "Sure, I wonder what's the next step in our itinerary," Connie said.

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh

British Dictionary definitions for itinerary


noun plural -aries

a plan or line of travel; route
a record of a journey
a guidebook for travellers


of or relating to travel or routes of travel
a less common word for itinerant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for itinerary

mid-15c., "route of travel," from Late Latin itinerarium "account of a journey," noun use of neuter of itinerarius "of a journey," from Latin itineris "journey" (see itinerant). By late 15c. it meant "record of a journey;" extended sense "sketch of a proposed route" is from 1856.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper