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1. Posted by jameserob (Budding Member 33 posts) 7y

I'm planning on getting a RTW ticket and going traveling for 8 months. The earliest I can leave is April 2010 (I'm very flexible though and can leave any time after that). I was planning on doing it this year and had my ticket booked, but had to cancel for personal reasons. So I'm now starting again and planning from scratch, and this time I have more time and a bigger budget. I was planning on going to the following places, and was just wondering if anyone could just roughly advise me on how long to spend in each place, bearing in mind I have 8 months, and also roughly how much money I would need. I'm only in the very early planning stages!

Thailand (would like to see quite a lot)
Singapore
Australia
New Zealand
Fiji
USA (Vegas, Hawaii, New York, Pensylvania, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida)

2. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting jameserob

I'm planning on getting a RTW ticket and going traveling for 8 months. The earliest I can leave is April 2010 (I'm very flexible though and can leave any time after that). I was planning on doing it this year and had my ticket booked, but had to cancel for personal reasons. So I'm now starting again and planning from scratch, and this time I have more time and a bigger budget. I was planning on going to the following places, and was just wondering if anyone could just roughly advise me on how long to spend in each place, bearing in mind I have 8 months, and also roughly how much money I would need. I'm only in the very early planning stages!

Thailand (would like to see quite a lot)
Singapore
Australia
New Zealand
Fiji
USA (Vegas, Hawaii, New York, Pensylvania, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida)

You can live very cheaply in Thailand and 1,000 Baht a day would cover the cost of both food and accommodation. You can convert the currency into your own by going to XE Currency Converter. But unless you obtain a Tourist Visa, you'll only be allowed to stay for 30 days and even then you'd have to arrive by air. A Tourist Visa allows you to stay for 60 days, but you have to obtain it before you enter the country and can only apply for it up to three months before actually plan to arrive there.

Singapore I would skip. It's a City state and there's not much to see other than glitzy shopping malls.

Fiji is currently under military occupation after the democratically elected leader was overthrown in a coup. They have devalued their currency by 20% in an effort to boost both trade and tourism, but there's a lot of tension around. Things may have changed by April next year though.

It's difficult to suggest a budget until we know what kind of lifestyle you want to lead. Are you a party animal for example? And what kind of accommodation do you have in mind? Do you want to fly long distances, or would you prefer long train journey.

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4. Posted by gr8honor (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

Do Vegas.

If you are going to Fiji, then forget Hawaii. If you really want to travel to the U.S. - Vegas is the place to go, just watch your pocketbook. The others places in the U.S. are well, blah.

From my experience, the U.S. is a very utilitarian society: lonely to travel solo in. It just doesn't have the atmosphere of travel you get in other parts of the world with hostels, historical sites, etc.