Vacation Planner 2024

For 2024 I present a free vacation planner for smaller companies and employees.

In the fast-paced world of business, ensuring the well-deserved vacations of your hardworking employees are managed efficiently is crucial. That’s why I’ve taken the initiative to create a specialized vacation planner tailored to the needs of diligent professionals like you, who are responsible for overseeing their team’s time off.

As we approach 2024, it’s the perfect moment to get a head start on organizing a seamless vacation schedule for your workforce. In this article, I’ve meticulously crafted a vacation planner that considers all aspects of employee leave management, from optimizing coverage during absences to accommodating individual preferences.

Update: Excel Holiday Planner 2025 is online, too.

Use of the vacation planner 2024

Users of the vacation planner from last year already know it and know: It is quite simple.

First, download the Excel template at the end of the article and open it with Excel or similar software such as Numbers from Apple or LibreOffice, a free Office alternative.

Now you have two options: Either you edit the file directly in Microsoft Excel or you print it out and mark the holidays of your employees by hand.

Screenshot of the vacation planner for 7 employees for 2024
Screenshot of 6 months of the vacation planner

Editing the holiday planner with Excel

You have probably already received holiday requests from your team and can now enter them directly into the calendar. The easiest way is to put a cross (x-key) in the corresponding fields. If you like it colorful, you can also use colored symbols or color the whole cell accordingly.

Detail of the vacation planner in use
Editing the planner for 2024 within Excel

It is best to save the file in a location that only the holiday planner can view, so that an employee cannot jump the queue 😉
If you want to be on the safe side, you can of course install a lock with password protection so that nothing really can happen.

But if you have some computer knowledge, you will probably be able to crack the password protection.

Analogue use of the holiday planner

As already mentioned above, it is also possible to print out the holiday planner, hang it on the notice board and have the employees fill it in directly with a ballpoint pen or colored pencil. However, a meeting with a detailed discussion is probably better in order not to create any injustice.

Using the planner by hand
Printed vacation planner

Digital absence tracker for your team and employees

Manage the vacation and other things of your team with this app on smartphone and desktop. For small teams, it’s free!

Manage your team with timeclock

Holiday planner PRO for 2024

For 2024 I present a vacation planner PRO for companies with up to 7 employees.

The usage is pretty simple:

  1. Fill out the worksheet “employees”. Put in the names, the starting time of the job and how much holidays the person should get.
  2. If you want to see the public holidays of your country or state, chose it from the dropdown.
  3. If your county/state is not shown, change one existing country to yours on top of the column.
  4. Plan the holidays from your employees by putting a “1” for a full day and “0,5” for a half day vacation. The planner will automatically calculate the sum of vacation-days below the table.

Vacation Planner PRO for 7 employees

Download section of the staff holiday planner for 2024

Here you can download the Excel and PDF files. Some are on the marketplace from gumroad – a perfect place for downloading digital goods like templates.

If you like my templates, I’m looking forward to a little donation 🙂

Vacation planner for up to 7 employees

Vacation planner for 20 employees

Vacation planner 2024 for 20 employees (download site for

Vacation planner for 60 employees

Vacation planner 2024 for 60 employees (download site for

Vacation Planner PRO

The download of the PRO version can be found here:

Vacation Planner PRO for 7 employees

Planner for the Middle East

The planner for the Middle East is different because of the weekend is on Friday and Saturday!

Other vacation planner for 2024

Another free calendar for planning holiday of your staff is here:

A vacation planner in German can be found here.

If you want to make sure, that your work will be done fine when on vacation, check this list.

1 thought on “Vacation Planner 2024”

  1. Do you have a 2024 holiday planner which shows all of the year (12 months – Jan to Dec) in just one workbook please?


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