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my rtw itinerary - would u mind having a look?

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1. Posted by Acdale (Budding Member 29 posts) 9y

hi,

Im planning on heading round the world leaving england on march 1. this is my proposed itinerary

march: SOuth America (Fly into Rio and out of Santiago)
april: New Zealand (Fly into Aukland and out of Queenstown)
may: Australia
june: Thailand and Cambodia
july: Vietnam and Laos
august: Southern Thailand and Malasia
sept: India
oct: India

Would anyone who's done a similar trip before or who know's their stuff mind letting me know what they think with regard to timings and whether im going to the right countries in the right seasons.

also excluding flights i should have around £5000 saved for this. Does this sound sufficient?

Really grateful for anyhelp

Cheers

Ali

2. Posted by dbchase53 (Full Member 88 posts) 9y

Done 2 RTW so know a little

Nice itinerary (glad to see you are heading westwards - sensible choice)

Timing (you are not going to like this!!)
Wait until September then start - climate better everywhere you go
sep: S. America - coming into Springtime
Oct: New zealand - Spring/early Summer
Nov: early Summer (not too hot)
Dec: Thailand and Cambodia (dry versus Wet in June)
Jan: Vietnam and laos (ditto)
feb: Thailand/Malaysia (ditto)
Mar/Apr: India (ditto and not too hot)

This way you take some warm clothes for the first couple months then package them up and send them home. After that travel light.

Kind Regards

Andy

3. Posted by bluelou (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

Hi,

Your trip looks fab, very similar to what I want to do from Sept 07 onwards.

I was planning on starting in Asia and going east, but am still weighing up the pros and cons of travelling east versus west.

Andy - you say that going westwards is a sensible choice, can you tell me why you thinks it's better. Thanks.