(CNN) - Sarah Palin is planning an overseas trip at some point next year with an itinerary that could include stops in Israel and the United Kingdom, Palin sources confirmed to CNN Thursday.
But the sources insisted to CNN that details or travel dates have not been finalized.
RealClearPolitics reported last month that such a trip was in the works, and The Daily Beast reported Thursday that Palin is certain to make a foreign excursion sometime in the new year.
Any visit to England would likely include a meeting with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whom Palin called "one of my political heroines" in a Facebook post in June.
An overseas trip could, in theory, offer Palin a chance to fix the perception among Republican insiders that she lacks foreign policy gravitas as she considers a possible White House bid in 2012.
Palin's foreign travel has been limited to stops in Germany and Kuwait to visit U.S. troops during her time as Alaska governor. And in 2009, Palin delivered remarks to an investment group in Hong Kong, a speech that was closed to reporters.