VFR Cross Country Preflight Planning
The US FAA have developed a small and handy flight plan form for the pilot, can also be used for IFR and VFR flights. Use the flight plan, it is easy enough and you will have the assurance that someone will start looking for you when you do not arrive at the destination.
FAA Flight plan
Below the plan, remember that all flight plan data is destroyed when 15 days old except for data retained due to an accident/incident investigation.