I am new to this site, so you may have to bear with me a bit here!!!!
I have just booked my RTW ticket, and am going to the follwing places:
Perth - 1 month
Adelaide - 1 week (Xmas)
Sydney - 1 week (new year)
Sydney-Cairns - 1 month just under
Auckland - 1 month
Fiji - 2 weeks
LA - 4 days
I am quite happy with my itinerary, but basically i need help on the money side, and how much i should budget. I will be staying in hostels and dorm rooms, and will be self catering where possible. I drink very little, but i want to do lots of activities like scuba diving etc.
Also can you help me with things like how i can ytravel around in each place, and what there is to do. I have researched lots on the internet, but i want peoples opinions on what they did, and what worked for them.
Five months in expensive countries is approx. 5000 to 5500 euros (3600 pounds)when living as you said.
At the moment my mate and I are travelling around the world together and are 18 days into our trip.
We started in LA, and we spent four nights there, which was by far enough.
Although i cant help with cheap accomodation, because i have friends there that we stayed with, i can suggest a few things to do.
Getting around for us was very easy - we just used the Metro bus to get everywhere. We were very close to the University of California Los Angeles so we would usually start from there.
While in LA we did the following;
Day 1 - Arrived from Sydney at 12 then made way to UCLA and then walked to Beverly Hills
Day 2 - Caught bus to Santa Monica Beach and then Walked to Venice Beach. In Afternoon, went up to Hollywood Blvd and did Walk of Fame etc.
Day 3 - Getty Museum and climbed up the Santa Monica Mountains
Day 4 - Went to Universal Studios
Day 5 - Left for Phoenix
Hope this helps.
Welcome to TP, Ollyrules.
Hope you can return here as soon as you finish your RTW! Tpers would like to hear from you soon.