If you are planning on taking a short trip over three or four days with a group of friends, all of your planning should focus on maximizing your time and squeezing everything possible into your itinerary. In order to make the most of your limited time, there are many things that you and the group should agree.
1. Identify the tourist sites you want to visit.
If you know beforehand the places you want to visit, then it will save time and money. You can plan in advance, find the quickest route there, and you won’t spend half the day asking how to get where you’re going.
2. Charter a bus.
Considering the number of days and the time, it would be logical as well as practical to charter a bus. In some cities the transportation system is really convenient and accessible, for tourists with limited time, chartering a bus is certainly the best option.
3. Schedule your trip wisely, and stick to it.
No matter what you’re visiting you have to allocate the time you will spend for that particular visit. You also have to inform your fellow group members to observe that so as not to waste time. For a short trip, time is of the essence. A few of your group members may have strong inclination for art and wanted to savor the moment and take pictures at an art gallery, but the others might have their own interests. So you have to consider what is reasonable, for everyone to enjoy their favorite thing without taking too much time.
4. Plan for delays and other unforeseen circumstances.
Prepare your itinerary well and make sure that your schedule is not that tight that you have to run like crazy to make your dinner reservations, or risk losing out on some tickets because you got stuck in traffic.
5. Research the place before the trip
Do the Google thing and look at travel forums, websites of the places you want to visit, talk to friends and even buy a tourist guide of the city or place you’re going to. You have to know what there is to see and what you should bring to better enjoy your trip.
Remember these tips when planning your short vacation with friends, and you can’t go wrong. Enjoy your vacation and stay safe.