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I moved this page into the Wikitravel: namespace, by analogy with Wikitravel:list of phrasebooks. --Evan 13:19, 27 Jul 2004 (EDT)

I think that was a mistake. A better analogy is Travel topics. These should be readily available for browsing; they are a good way to plan a trip. Can we move the page back? Should we have an intinerary template that inserts boilerplate text and a link to the list, like the one for traveltopics? I'd say so. Pashley 07:04, 23 May 2006 (EDT)

Silk Road[edit]

Would it be OK to add Silk Road under Asia? It is not formally an itinerary. Should it be? Pashley

Created a new "Intercontinental" section and added it in. Jpatokal 05:02, 9 April 2006 (EDT)

"Do not start new pages here"[edit]

In line with the issue I've raised here, I think that new itineraries should normally be first created as a link on their corresponding article in the hierarchical geography and then listed here. This would help preventing the existence of itineraries that are detached from their location. Exceptions to this, of course, would be intercontinental itineraries and a hypothetical itinerary through a place that still doesn't have an article. I'm adding a note on this to the list, please feel free to revert if you think this is not the case. Ricardo (Rmx) 21:02, 11 April 2006 (EDT)

Day Trips[edit]

What do people think of starting day trip type itineraries? This may not be good for some travelers, but for some that may live in the area or airline employees that can just fly for the day. I am going to create a San Francisco day trip that is popular with a lot of US Airways employees in Las Vegas. --Texas Web Scout 19:26, 12 July 2006 (EDT)

This might be useful. Especially for people who are only stopping in a city for a day to catch another flight the next day. I could've used this type of itinerary for Tampa, London, and Brussels. I'd suggest limiting one day itineraries to huge cities or regions. -- Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 19:46, 12 July 2006 (EDT)

IsIn[edit]

So, the IsIn template includes RDF code that says, in part, "This article is about a place with the same name." Typically only destination guides can make that claim; itineraries are about a way or a route, but not a place.

About one out of six, maybe one out of five itineraries were using "IsIn" to closely related the itinerary with a destination. It wouldn't be that big a deal, but I've written other code that depends on only places being called places. So, I've removed the "IsIn" templates from itineraries, and replaced them with a "related" template, which is probably more appropriate.

If for some reason we want to have breadcrumb menus on itineraries, that's fine, but we have to do it a different way than using "IsIn". --Evan 22:25, 11 June 2007 (EDT)

Maps helping the text[edit]

What about using tools such as bluewalks.com to draw the itinerary in a map and then link it from here? It might be much easier to understand them seeing them in a map rather than just text. Another option would be embedding the map image. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 213.100.26.219 (talkcontribs)

Linking to google maps is a violation of Wikitravel:External links. Specifically, Wikitravel articles are created with offline use in mind—if the information is offsite, offline users will not be able to use the article. Maps for itineraries are always very useful, and are a requirement for star status. For an example, see Loop_Art_Tour. --Peter Talk 02:23, 23 March 2009 (EDT)

Camino de Santiago[edit]

I can't believe the "Camino de Santiago", the pilgrimage route crossing northern Spain / southern France to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, is not in this list!!

I will create the title but ain't got time to do the article now... sorry. I just hope than someone has the time to write this article, since it is one of the world's most important pilgrimage routes. --116.231.36.50 00:45, 2 April 2009 (EDT)

How to proceed with only a section of long hiking trails[edit]

Having hiked the first 15 or so km of Lycian Way [1] (which is a 509-km waymarked hiking trail in southern Turkey), I now have very detailed notes for the aforementioned section of the trail. How can I put them down on Wikitravel? Start a Lycian Way outline and describe the first 15-km at there and let someone else to complete it? Or start a Lycian Way stub and make it a sub-article of it (such as Lycian Way/Ovacık to Faralya)? Or just start an article about the actual route I hiked (like Hiking Ovacık to Faralya or Hiking Ovacık to Faralya on Lycian Way or Hiking Ovacık to Faralya via Lycian Way)? I also have a detailed description of the trail between Fethiye and Kayaköy (8 km) which is not "officially" a part of Lycian Way, but with the addition of a further approximately 5-km trail, can be hiked almost without a gap until the "official" start of Lycian Way (except a 2-km section on which you should walk on the side of a road). Should it go to the 'get in' section of a future Kayaköy article or as a stand-alone article (i.e. Hiking Fethiye to Kayaköy) or as a subsection of Lycian Way (i.e. Lycian Way/Fethiye to Kayaköy) provided that there is no objection or guideline against creating sub-articles for itineraries? ~ Vidimian 20:23, 6 October 2009 (EDT)

I would think a Lycian Way itinerary is the way to start. Include the Fethiye/Karakoy material. Link to it from Karkoye "get in". If this eventually, gets too big for one article, then consider splitting it up. As for cities, which we do not district until there is a lot of material. Pashley 23:54, 6 October 2009 (EDT)

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