Hubby and I are planning our first a rtw trip to the following destinations departing mid February 2015:
London-New Delhi//Colombo-Bangkok//Singapore-Cairns//Sydney-Christchurch//Auckland-Fiji-Hawaii-Cancun-New York-Cape Town-London
I don't even know if the exact above route is possible but hoping to complete this in around 10-12months. We plan to spend 4-5wks in India (travel south to goa), 2wks Sri Lanka, 14-16wks Indochina/SE Asia incl Bali, 4 weeks Oz and 4 weeks NZ, 2wks Fiji, 2wks Hawaii, 2-3 weeks Cancun incl some time in Belize, 1 wk NY, and 7wks Cape Town before heading back to London.
Is this too little time to travel to above destinations? Or too much time that we may not know what to do with ourselves? We are hoping to be in ct for dads 60th mid November and wonder if we should incl as part of trip or if it would be cheaper to buy a seperate ticket? Mmmm....decisions decisions...
Any advise would be greatly appreciated
Why don't you start by researching some round the world travel agents and see what they can offer you. There's some crazy interesting deals out there that might offer some itinerary suggestions.
Have fun with your research.
If I was doing this trip, I would have been looking to start early December.
The idea of a RTW ticket is that you continue travelling in roughly one direction. There can be overland sections and you can book side trips separately.
Phone a number of agencies as ticket prices can vary. Some operators are very knowledgeable and can help you decide on what to do. If you are in the UK, pick up the Daily Mail for Saturday or Sunday, as they have travel sections with plenty of phone numbers for RTW tickets.
Cape Town which is way out of the way is not doable with that ticket and may even be cheaper as a separate trip some other time. That would make your schedule better for getting back in November.
India probably deserves more as there is so much to see. Bali is a tourist trap. Belize is a dump. Cape Town is potentially dangerous, with lots of gun crime there.
Do consider travel insurance. The basic is not that expensive for a year but you have to be 100% honest with them or they will not pay out if worse comes to worse.