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[ahy-tin-uh-rer-ee, ih-tin-] /aɪˈtɪn əˈrɛr i, ɪˈtɪn-/
noun, plural itineraries.
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
late Middle English
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
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Examples from the web for itinerary
  • Winner and travel companion must travel on same itinerary.
  • Winner and travel companion must be available to travel on the same itinerary.
  • Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary.
  • From that point on, the bacterium's travel itinerary was set.
  • Plan your itinerary carefully before you leave, even if you're making an extended stay in only a few places.
  • Knowing how far apart various regions are will help you plan your itinerary.
  • Buy travel guides that cover points along your itinerary and keep them with you on the trip.
  • They then commenced an intensive servicing itinerary that spanned five spacewalks.
  • The course of the itinerary, on the whole, is fairly regular.
  • It time-stamps this itinerary, in case later verification is needed.
British Dictionary definitions for itinerary


/aɪˈtɪnərərɪ; ɪ-/
noun (pl) -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
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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
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