My finance and I are planning on traveling the world for a year for our honeymoon and have begun we seem to have our tentative plan down.
Our plan will be:
-South America for 3 months (Lima to Patagonia and then back up to Rio)
-Africa for 2 months (Overland Vic Falls to Cape Town as well as overland Zanzibar to Nairobi)
-Middle East for 5 weeks (Egypt and then overland tour from Cairo to Istanbul)
-India (still considering, but would be for 3 weeks)
-Asia for 3/4 months (China plus the SE Asia)
-Australia for 3 weeks (Sydney to Cairns)
-NZ for 3 weeks
-Cook Islands en-route to the US
First of all, is this too much? We would like to see as much as we can while following a north/south route while traveling east. In terms of budget, we were looking at $60,000 for the two of us combined? Is this too much or not enough? Obviously, the accommodation would be shared between us and we would opt for private rooms in hostels and budget motels. The tours will be costly, especially the overland Africa tours, but we would feel more comfortable that way. Most independent travels seem to budget around $25,000 each, so we would like to shoot on the higher end.
Thanks for the input.