Difference between revisions of "Wikitravel:Itineraries"
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An itinerary is a guide for traveling along a specific route through several destinations or attractions, giving suggestions of where to stop, what to see, how to prepare, etc. If you think of our destination guides as dots on a map, an itinerary describes a line that connects those dots.
See also List of itineraries.
Valid itinerary article subjects
An itinerary article should be a guide for traveling along a specific, recognized route and not merely a suggested sightseeing schedule. Examples of good itinerary subjects are Hajj (a traditional pilgrimage route) or The Wire Tour (a guide for visiting filming locations for a television show). Invalid itinerary topics would include "One week in Sydney" or "Best of Bhutan"; information that would be included in such itineraries should instead be added to to the appropriate city or region articles.
Two questions that can help determine whether or not a subject is a good candidate for an itinerary article are the following:
In general, if there is any question whether a subject is a good itinerary topic or not, start out by first including the information in the appropriate city or region article(s), and ask in the Pub whether a separate itinerary article makes sense.
For any type of itinerary, a map is very, very useful for planning and visualizing. See Wikitravel:How to draw a map for details on how to draw one yourself.
Itinerary article titles
The following are some guidelines for naming itinerary articles:
The closer article titles come to these guidelines, the more likely readers and contributors will recognize them as itineraries.
In the past Wikitravel permitted the creation of itinerary articles that were not about a specific route such as "Two months in Europe by rail" or "One day in Tokyo", but this practice is now deprecated for several reasons:
In order to keep itineraries actually useful to travelers, "personal" itineraries are now tagged for merging to the appropriate city or region destination article.
"One year" deletion rule
Since just about any topic can be an itinerary, itineraries must either be actively worked on or achieve some level of completion to be kept. (Sufficiently famous, marked routes such as Alaska Highway or Annapurna Circuit are exempt from this rule.) As such, itineraries that have been at outline status or less for one year without being substantially edited are subject to deletion via the votes for deletion process.