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How to Plan a Trip with Mind Maps

Mind mapping a trip plan enables you to know the budget, places to go and time schedule anytime. Want to learn how to plan a trip with mind maps easily in no time? Enjoy a well-organized trip with the help of Edraw mind mapping software!

Mind mapping is an effective brainstorming tool for organizing ideas. A mind map is a hierarchical diagram with a focused topic in the center to connect related ideas and information. Branching off from the center topic, those subtopics could be added layers after layers. Thus, it is an incredible tool for planning for an issue.
When it comes to the uses of mind mapping, you may consider it for brainstorming and organizing ideas initially. However, mind mapping for a plan is also a vital choice as it could make the plan more intuitive and complete. With a vivid planning mind map, your trip could be arranged and organized in advance. A great mind mapping software could not only help you map your trip activities but also prepare a schedule, collaborate and share with your friends and all available for printing. So I will take Edraw MindMaster as an example for designing a trip mind map step by step.

Travel Plan Mind Map

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Brainstorming your Trip before Mind Mapping

Mapping out your trip is important, but brainstorming your trip before designing is also a key step for comprehensive ideas. Out of a trip, there are several other ideas needing to be considered. You should ask yourself in advance:

All those questions will indicate your inner desires when making a trip mind map. For planning your travel, understanding all the answers will help you have a confirmed judgment and cleared thoughts in designing your own trip mind map.

Steps of Creating an Exquisite Trip Mind Map

Now you can begin to plan your trip mind map with Edraw MindMaster step by step.

1. Selecting your Traveling Mode

Before planning where to go for a trip, you ought to make a determination whether you go by DIY your itinerary or choose an agent. If you DIY your plan, you can cover any activities you want to participate with and control your time freely. While if you join in an agent, you do not need to spend time on preparing for a long time and do everything by yourself. So you should select from those two traveling modes to meet your requirements. The whole decision-making process needs to be noted down.

Trip Mode Mind Map

2. Finding a Destination

Destination decisions should be considered thoughtfully. Not only should you consider your traveling time and seasons but also the costs are also limitations when finding a trip destination. For instance, if you want to have a 3-day trip, you may select domestic attractions while for a long trip you could choose from out bounded countries or a domestic place for deep traveling. Type down your alternatives and mark your final choice of destination in the blank canvas.

Trip Destination Mind Map

3. Making a Preparation List

The preparation list contains several parts including transportation ordering, luggage packing, money exchanging, activity planning and file arrangements. With an agent, you do not need to worry while if you design by yourself, you need to check several reviews and compare prices. All those ideas could be added for further arrangements.

Trip Preparation Mind Map

4. Planning your Schedule before Traveling

After an overall trip plan, you ought to make a schedule with Gantt chart function of Edraw MindMaster. This action enables you to manage the whole trip time in a controllable way.  

Trip Schedule Mind Map

5. Move all the Inspirations into your Map

All your ideas are in this canvas, and now you should move these inspirations as a branch and fulfill the contents accordingly. By connecting those items together, your trip planning mind map is created with a rough but comprehensive structure.

6. Decorate your Trip Planning Mind Map

Use Edraw MindMaster editing tool for changing the background, texts, and images if necessary, add more exquisite built-in icons and clip arts with Edraw icon libraries and modify the schedule and activities with its Gantt chart function. All these procedures will make your trip planning mind map intuitively and vividly to share.

Trip Planning Mind Map

Different people might design a unique trip planning mind map which has various styles. All those differences make the trip planning mind map more creative and practical when planning your traveling. It is well worth trying this powerful mind mapping software.

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