Hi. I'm planning to do some independent travelling for the first time in late September. I'm thinking of starting in SE Asia (cos I gather it's a good place to start for first timers) then moving on to Australia/New Zealand/ Fiji. My ideal final destination would then be India. Obviously this sounds like I would be turning back on myself but I currently don't feel like I should go to India first because it sounds like a place to go when I've got more experience behind me. However, if I do it last I think I will be getting into the really hot season which is probably best avoided. Other options include USA or South America but currently they don't appeal to me as much. What do people reccomend I do?
Well, here's my 2 cents worth. It would have helped if you had stated where you're starting this trip, but I'll guess at Europe? Because RTW tickets usually require one to travel in one general direction, I'm suggesting that you go round the other way then. Naturally this means somewhere in the America's first, and since it sounds like you enjoy the exotic, I'll suggest Argentina-Chile, then to New Zealand-Australia, then to Vietnam-Laos-Thailand, and on to Sri Lanka and India before returning to your home. Naturally you could include more of SE Asia and China as your timetable and money situation allow. I find this trip planner very useful:
Thanks Daawgon for your response. You guessed right, I'm from England. Unfortunatly, doing the trip the other way round would still probably put me in India at the wrong time of the year. It may be too hot. Having said that, maybe putting Chile, Argentina and other South American places on the final section of my tour may be a good idea! Any other opinions on this?