Synonyms of 'excursion'
1 tripDictionary, airing, tour
We also recommend a full day excursion to the Upper Douro.
On the Thursday we went out on a day trip.
week five of my tour of European cities
a journey from Manchester to Plymouth
families on a Sunday afternoon outing
We went on a shopping expedition.
an hour's ramble through the woods
I decided to take a jaunt down to Long Beach.
2 digressionDictionary, episode, wandering
All these alarms and excursions diverted attention from the main point of the meeting.
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If you make a detour on a journey, you go by a route which is not the shortest way, because you want to avoid something such as a traffic jam, or because there is something you want to do on the way.
He made a detour around the outskirts of the city.
Deviation means doing something that is different from what people consider to be normal or acceptable.
Deviation from the norm is not tolerated.
Thesaurus for excursion from the Collins English Thesaurus
You can refer to a short journey as an excursion , especially if it is made for pleasure or enjoyment .