Ok so we're in the process of planning our first RTW and would appreciate some advice. Being completley new to this we have some ideas of where/when we want to go and for how long but are unsure of the best way to do it. We would like to go to Canada in January for around a month followed by Brazil (prob 2-3 weeks), Kenya (staying with family so about 6 weeks), Madagascar, South Africa then to Australia we've got 12 month visa's here so intend to stay for a while.
The question is do we try to find a ticket to travel to these places (which I don't think we'll get anyway) and be quite fixed to dates or does it make sense to get to Canada and sort the other travel arrangements when we get there, probably more expensive but gives us a bit more freedom.
Any tips comments?
We'd really appreciate some advice on the best way to get from place to place...can anyone help?
Thanks, Laura and Steve x
WHOA!!! You are hopping all over the place and will see the sights, but miss the flavors. You are trying to gap huge distances for just a short period of time. I would recommend cutting down on the stop and increasing you time in different AREAS. For example, if you want to see brasil (which you could spend many weeks in) why not go check out other south american countries. Besides, Janruary in Canada is not fun (there is a reason the major cities have vast UNDERGROUND tunnels).
Remember this, the biggest stressor in any trip will be a time constraint. Let the fancy take you where it will instead of locking into any set time table.
Thanks for the advice Shaun, I understand where you're coming from so we'll have a think about whether to go with the original plan or cut down on the countries a bit.
youve picked a really awkward route. I think youll struggle to get any kind of RTW ticket on that. Im pretty sure Kenya is a RTW dead end stop as I tried to get it in on my ticket but couldnt.
You may have to bite the bullet and pay for individual flights if your intent on this trip.
Try Star Alliance.. they may have some new routes.