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Ideas and advice please!!!

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1. Posted by travelpant (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi,

I'm planning my very first RTW trip and I'm just wondering if anyone can give me an idea of how much I will need to save and also how much time I should spend in each place. I will be travelling for about 6 months (starting end o Jan 2010) in the following places:

Starting in London
China
-Beijing
-Shanghai
-Xi'an
-Hong Kong
Thailand
Vietnam
Cambodia
Australia
-Cairns
-Melbourne
-Sydney
New Zealand
Cooke Islands
Los Angeles
Las Vegas
New York
Finishing London

It's just so hard to work out how much I will need in each place, I dont want to travel super basic (i want to be somewhat comfortable throughout the whole trip)

I really would appreciate all feedback that anyone can give me!

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5634 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Ok,
I'll just try to break it down into pieces, the way I would do it.;)

China: for the places you mentioned: 3 weeks
(flying from HK to Bangkok or Vietnam by the way or travelling overland?)
South East Asia: 2 months, more if you add Laos by the way, which is recommended
Oz: 5 weeks
NZ: 4 weeks
Cook Islands: well, let's say max a week, if you like relaxing as well
US total: 3 weeks, 2 week LA to Las Vegas, including for example Grand Canyon and Death Valley, maybe Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP, 1 week NY.

Just a rough breakdown, but I hope this get you started.

Are you arranging all RTW tickets already? You can choose to do parts overland, or just skip the flight on your RTW ticket and book a cheap ticket with AirAsia, from HK/Macau to Southeast Asia, might just be cheaper.

Have fun!
Michael

3. Posted by grandroach (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hello, my name is Aaron.
Breaking it down would also be a good plan, also choose you you want to travel...I mean in what kind of fashion.. like the rich and famous or like a back paker. That makes a world of difference. I have traveled round the US and now live in Germany. I loved hosteling so much I have opened my doors to to others. Come stay at my place! I am also trying to build a network of house/apt sharing, like couchsurfing but with a bit more...
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talk to you soon! A

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