Get your vacation plan wrong and you could find yourself bored or lost. Get it right and you could find yourself on a vacation that you'll remember for all the right reasons. A 2009 Travelhorizons survey indicated that the car was the most frequently used mode of transport on a leisure trip -- 76 percent of all US leisure trips were road trips. Planes were the second most common mode of vacation transport.
# Plot your route on a map. If you are traveling by car, decide if you want to stick to highways, look for scenic routes or include a mixture of both. Plan rest stops in advance, perhaps at a point of interest just off your main route. Planning on a stop every 100 to 150 miles with give you a break roughly every two hours.
# Book any accommodations necessary unless you want more flexibility and can take a chance on what you find. Advance reservations sometimes provide discounts that save money.