Free Kid Travel Journal Printable to Capture Precious Memories

Keeping a travel journal is not just a great way to remember the details of your trip, but it also captures those precious memories that may later be swept away in the fog of our memories. Having your kids keep a travel journal will give you an heirloom more precious than any other souvenirs you can bring back from your trip. Plus, a kids travel journal is an excellent way to keep the kiddos entertained during the inevitable travel downtime.

We have still not recovered from the loss of our daughter’s first travel journal. It was full of drawings, writings, and poems that I know would move me to tears if I could look through it again today. The beauty of printing up a journal for each trip is that you don’t risk leaving something behind that contains years worth of memories.

While any old notebook or journal works but if you want to encourage kids to keep track of their travels, it makes sense to give them something a little more inspiring. At the end of a long travel day, writing about your day is hard for everyone, but especially for kids.

Kids Travel Journal Printables

Kid travel journal writing

One thing I’ve learned from my daughter’s teacher is that writing is easier for kids if they are given a writing prompt.  To design these journaling pages, I talked to my girl about what things she likes to put in her travel journals and what types of prompts might make it easier to keep a travel journal.

With her input I put together the following kid travel journal printable pages–including a cover and two inside pages. So if you are looking for a DIY travel journal for your kids, look no further!

With this free kid travel journal printable cover, your child can personalize their journal with their name, indicate where on the map they are going, and record the dates of the trip.

Kid Travel Journal Printable Cover for download at We3Travel.com

Kid Travel Journal Printable Cover


Just click here to download the free PDF of the  kid travel journal printable cover.

I’ve also put together two interior pages. Just print as many of these (double-sided if you can) for the number of days of your trip.

The first page lets your child record the date and location and choose how they felt about the day (loved it, liked it, meh, ugh, tired, or sick.) Kids can also write about what they saw, the best thing they ate, where they stayed, and their favorite part of the day.

There are also icons to select how they traveled (plane, train, car, taxi, subway, boat, bike or walking) and what the weather was like (hot, sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, rainy, snowy or cold.)

Kid Travel Journal Printable Interior Page downloadable at We3Travel.com

Kid Travel Journal Printable – Interior Page

Click here to download the interior page PDF of the kid travel journal printable.

The second interior page gives plenty of room to draw a picture that represents their day, to help those that are more visual than verbal. It also provides space to write about something they learned to keep track of all the amazing education that comes through travel like facts about a place they visited, a new word in a new language, or something about the culture you are visiting.

Free kid travel journal printable picture page downloadable at We3Travel.com

Kid Travel Journal Picture Page


Click to download the PDF of the kid travel journal printable drawing page.

Before you leave just print out the number of pages you need and staple it, bind it, or put it in a pocket folder with room to save ticket stubs, programs, and more.

When on the road, don’t wait until the meltdown at bedtime to think about writing in journals. Stick it in your day bag along with some crayons and pencils and use it as a way to keep kids entertained while waiting to be served at restaurants or other downtime throughout the day.

Be sure to also check out my tips for raising a good traveler and ways to prepare your kids for vacation.

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If you use these journal printables, I’d love to hear about how it worked out. Send me pictures or leave a comment below or on Facebook.


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57 Comments on “Free Kid Travel Journal Printable to Capture Precious Memories

  1. I love these! I always made my kids journal about our trips when they were younger. Now they are older teens and young adults and they’ll sometimes journal on their own (if it’s somewhere really interesting). Your journal pages are great!

      Thanks Tanya! Mine is only 9 and she usually journals on her own but I notice she does a lot of drawing and simple statements so I got her to collaborate with me on creating these. Thanks for sharing and stopping by to comment!

      Thank you so much for sharing! I went everywhere looking for a nice journal for my children to record their trip and aren’t any nice ones for children.

    Thanks Michelle, I consulted the expert, well my daughter at least, and she thought having the visual prompt would be fun and a fast way to get into journaling. Thanks for coming by and leaving me some feedback!

    That is so terrific to hear! Thanks for sharing.

      I am going on a trip to the Murray in Mustralia and i found this really helpful for me!

    So cute! Just printed for our daughter. We are traveling to Zambia, Africa for a mission trip this summer and these are going to be great!

      Kristy, best of luck on your trip! I hope your daughter enjoys them.

    I was looking for something kind of simple to help my oldest (6) document his first big trip (not to grandparents). I think this will be absolutely perfect! I also like that we could work on it together, since his writing is still developing.
    Thank you for sharing!

      I am so glad you like it!

    I love these journals! My family of 5 is leaving in 2 weeks to visit France, Chad, and Kenya for 5 weeks. I’m printing these out to have my 10 and 6 year olds use on our travels. Thanks for sharing them!

      Thanks Cheyenne! That trip sounds exciting and definetely something to document. Safe and fun travels!

    Thank you so much for the wonderful travel journal printables! These will come in so handy to help make the most of an upcoming family trip!

      You are welcome Liz! I hope your kids enjoy them.

    Thank you so much for this fantastic and simple journal!! can’t wait to use it on our Disney Cruise!

      Great, I am so happy you like it. Have a great cruise!

    Thank you for sharing! We are taking a road trip from FL to MN this summer with two 8 year olds and a 13 year old! I think this will be great for them!

    These are great, thanks! We’ve traditionally made scrapbooks when we return from travels but I agree that having some kind of prompt is great for children, especially younger ones.

      Plus it keeps them busy while waiting around at restaurants too.

    Thanks for this awesome printable. I have been looking for a great travel journal for my son. This is it! Thanks again.

      Thank you! I hope your son likes it.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    We are taking a eastern state road trip starting in Niagara Falls to Maine to Boston, To New York to Philadelphia to Washington D.C. to West Virginia to Indianapolis but to our home in Michigan. This will be a great way for my boys to remember and write down all the amazing things and places they seen. Thank you for putting it out there for people to see and use!

      Sounds like an awesome trip! I have some posts on Maine, Boston, New York, Philly, DC and West Virginia if you need any other help when planning your trip.

    […] found a cool set of templates via Pinterest. The link to the site is here if you are interested. These serve as a daily template that the girls can fill out easily while […]

    This is awesome! Is there an online version of this? I want to start a travel journal for my 3 year old, where we document everywhere she’s been, what she did on the trip, etc…. Would be great to be able to add pics, videos, all trips listed separately so you can go through each one at any time. Do you know of any like that? Thanks.

      Dave, did you find anything for your 3 year old? I’m looking to start this for my two little ones…

        Hey Sue,
        After a lot of research, I settled on a journaling app called Day One. I bought it for my Mac and there’s also an iPhone app that goes along with it. It’s been great so far. I’ve entered her first Thanksgiving, x-mas, pony ride, when family comes to town, all the vacations we go on. It’s super cool. It did cost around $30, which is the only negative, as there are free journaling apps out there. But I figure it’s something I’ll use forever as long as I’m into it, so, I forked over for it. It gets great reviews when researching those apps. It also automatically backs up to their cloud so you don’t have to bother saving it anywhere. Pretty cool…


    Thanks for this – it is exactly what I was looking for. Will be using your lovely materials!

    […] be fun (and practical) to assign the kids a job for the trip. Maybe they could be responsible for keeping a travel journal, documenting all of the things you’ve seen and done along the way. Perhaps older children might […]

    LOVE this! Thank you!

    These are great–thank you!

    Love it! I have 2 students traveling to Asia this month and i am sending this with them. Thank you

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