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

  1. Thank you I love the journal

    Thanks! This is just what I was looking for and i think my kids will love it!

    Thank you. Very cute.

    I only just discovered this now! It looks great and I’ll definitely save it for when our 4-year old is a little bit bigger. We homeschool and this is a great idea to save those precious memories. Thank you so much for sharing this!

    Would like to be able to change the size to smaller sizes to fit in 4 1/2″W x 6 1/2″ L journals. If I could open in jpg file, I could change sizes.

    Love your travel pages, but they would not print for me.
    Am taking my 10 yr old grand and parents to the Jersey Shore in July and making a list of crafty and fun activities to do with her. Since your pages won’t print, they have still given me an idea of making a simple journal with her and use your ideas as prompts for her to write and sketch.
    Thanks for the cool ideas.

      I’m so sorry to hear they wouldn’t print for you. Were you able to download them or did you have trouble accessing them?

    My Daughters School (Palm Valley Elem) shared this for as a summer activity! I am so glad they did!! this is exactly what I was looking for for my 8 year old! she needs the writing prompts! I am going to add them to a journal and add a few “pockets” for her to add ticket stubs etc

      That’s great!! I made this a few years ago and I feel like I should update it but glad it still works for others!

    Thank you for creating theses pages We3Travel, they are beautiful! I’m just seeing this while on a trip in Spain without printing facilities, but will be using thes on our next trips!

      I’m so glad you like them! Have a great trip. We loved visiting Spain a few years ago.

    These look fab, I’ve pinned to print off in the pre-holiday panic

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