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6 weeks in the Americas during December

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1. Posted by diviolzekilaf (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

Hi,

I'm from Sydney, Australia and I’ve just decided that I’m going to take a holiday to the Americas in 2 months. I’m going to spend 6 weeks in South/Central/North America. I’ll start in South America and work my way north so I can spend Xmas/NYE somewhere in the US. I’ll probably leave Canada out due to time constraints, unless it’s vital that I find time for it during my 6 week holiday.

I’ll be flying out of Sydney on Saturday 22/11/14 and arriving back in Sydney on Sunday 04/01/15.

I’m a 26 year old male and will be travelling with my 22 year old brother. I don’t have a budget, but obviously I want to meet other young travelers so I’m leaning towards doing at least one organised tour such as Contiki, Trek America etc. That’s as far as I’ve thought about this so far as I’ve only just decided to do this in the past hour.

Anyone that’s traveled through the Americas or that lives there, I’d really appreciate it if you shared any advice you have for me in planning how to spend my 6 weeks.

Thanks

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2423 posts) 2y

My first thought is that trying to do South America, Central America and the US in only 6 weeks is very, very rushed, but that's just me, I'm a slow traveller. In any case I hope you have lots of room in your budget for flights because that's a lot of ground to cover.

Where are you flying into and departing from?

Good luck with your research.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by diviolzekilaf (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

I was planning on flying into Santiago and flying out of Los Angeles, but after looking at the prices for flights and considering I only have 6 weeks, I'm thinking of spending 6 weeks in New Zealand instead

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2423 posts) 2y

Even with flights included you could spend 6 weeks in Central/South America for the same price - and maybe even cheaper - than 6 weeks in NZ, plus you'd be in a "foreign" destination instead of basically the same place as home.

SE Asia would be cheaper than either by any measure.

Have fun either way.

Cheers,
Terry

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Sep-2014, at 11:50 by CheersT ]

5. Posted by diviolzekilaf (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

I decided that 6 weeks was too long in NZ so I've decided that I'm going to spend 3 weeks in the south island of NZ, 8 days in Hawaii and 11 days in Las Vegas and the surrounding area on a Trek America tour. NYE in Las Vegas of course

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Sep-2014, at 22:04 by diviolzekilaf ]

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2423 posts) 2y

Haha... Have fun.

Travel safe and all the best.

Cheers,
Terry

7. Posted by andrewsmith03 (Inactive 8 posts) 2y

I guess you'll not have to spend much time in central America.
10 days would be enough .

Have Fun, Travel Safe.

8. Posted by Mariah1210 (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

Quoting diviolzekilaf

I decided that 6 weeks was too long in NZ so I've decided that I'm going to spend 3 weeks in the south island of NZ, 8 days in Hawaii and 11 days in Las Vegas and the surrounding area on a Trek America tour. NYE in Las Vegas of course

Hawaii is SO expensive, because it is an island- they have to pay a lot of ship and fly everything in. Just be aware of that. any flights you're taking from Hawaii into the US are also going to be killer expensive.
I'm from the US, mid-west part to be exact. If you have any other specific questions or need advice, feel free to send me a message

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