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1. Posted by dlovallo1 (Full Member 119 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys,

Me and my friend are planning a RTW which we are leaving in October this year and plan on travelling for 10 months. We have a route/idea in mind and are currently looking at RTW tickets. Can you guys give any advice on the following destinations and see if our budget is realistic?

Fly from UK to India... Spend:
India 5 weeks

Fly to Hong kong... Spend:
Hong kong 4/5 days
phillipines 4 weeks
vietnam 3 weeks
cambodia 3 weeks
laos 2 weeks
thailand 4 weeks
malaysia and singapore 3 weeks
indonesia 3 weeks

Fly to Australia... Spend:
Australia east coast 3/4 weeks

Fly to Argentina... Spend:
Argentina 3 weeks
Brazil 5/6 weeks

Fly back to UK.

We understand that some of the countries (e.g. Australia/brazil) we will not get to see much in that time but we will concentrate on a smaller region.

We should have about approx £8000 ($12,500) saved up for 10 months (hopefully longer) of travel after flights, injections,travel insurance etc. Would you say this would be enough to cover these countries in the time period above?

Also if anyone has got any advice on the above i would love to hear :)

Thanks In Advice.

DOM :)

2. Posted by MattyRex (Full Member 126 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hey there Dom!

Im also embarking on a would tour starting in january 2013. While its quite some time away im really looking forward to it! Still at the planning stage atm but hopefully not to far away from booking flights.

The route that im thinking of is pretty much the same as yours. I must admit i was thinking of droping Australia simply because of the general cost of living there. Ill prob be taking about £10000 for a year and maybe grabing any cash in hand jobs i can find on the way.

Sorry i dont have much advise to help you with but would be interesting to see any responses as im in the same boat as you.


PS alot of people are saying Peru is a must if your going to South America and you can afford it :)

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4. Posted by sohel120 (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hey guy ,
your planning is too good .I hope this will give you a vast experience.I have not advice to help you.

wish you a nice moment.

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Feb-2012, at 20:45 by sohel120 ]

5. Posted by vsampaio79 (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi dlovallo1... I am doing a similar route but from June! I also land in Hong Kong and then travel through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia... shame we are not going at a similar time... With regards to Brazil, I think it's a great idea (being Brazilian myself :-) )... You should definitely visit NATAL in the northeast region of Rio Grande do Norte, absolute stunning beaches, sand dunes and great people! I stayed in a great little guesthouse about 5 minutes walk to the Ponta Negra beach and it was great! I also think you should skip Argentina and do Peru instead... Machu Picchu is a sight not to be missed... Let me know if you need any advise for Brazil though... V

6. Posted by happytravel01 (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

This Itinerary looks amazing. Something that myself and my partner are currently looking at for 2015. It would be great if you could give us an update when you get back?
The only advice I can offer is (only for the experience) when in India, do a short journey in one of the lower classes of train carriages. Its an eye opener.
I Hope you have an amazing time.

7. Posted by dlovallo1 (Full Member 119 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Liz and yes course i will :) Actually booked and paid for the RTW flight ticket on friday so if feels wierd now were actually going on 16th November :D

Flying London-Mumbai/New Dehli-Bangkok/Singapore-Bali/Bali-Sydney/Sydney to Santiago/Rio de janeiro-London.

Still gotta look into booking return flights to phillipines when out there. Anyone got any suggests for routes or places between these to see it would be great to hear :D

I can see you've been india by the sounds of it, Any suggests on places to see? things to do? budgets? would be great to hear about your time there.


8. Posted by Casey_Me (Budding Member 39 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi Dom,

Im looking into a world trip myself, I am from Perth Australia though so I must say Im a little disappointed your not coming to the West coast...if you do manage to come to this side of the world, you should definitely visit Margaret River if your near the south end or if your up the north end then Broom or the Karijini national park gorges or Ningaloo reef. Can be very long drives though but there are heaps of back packers around who you might be able to tag along with?
If you are travelling in and around Asia, Air Asia is a cheap airline, with pretty good facilities in my experience. You can fly from Malaysia to Perth return for example for $250 which is cheaper than flying from the East coast of Australia to the West coast in some cases one way. Something to keep in mind ;)

If you have any advice on how you planned Id love to hear from you.

Good luck with your travels

9. Posted by LucySowah (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!


I am just back from the same route (except with USA not SA). It was great!

I notice you are travelling by land between flights. I did this too. I highly recommend the website, it has THE best information for train travel worldwide, down to best seats, where to book etc.

An important thing in India, if you are in a big city, you can book train tickets at special tourist offices in the station just a few days before travelling. However, check if there is an office because, if not, it is essential to book several months in advance! (also, if you have Indian friends, they cannot book through the tourist office, so have to book early!)

For flights, try skyscanner. It is an app that saved me a lot of time and money.

Things I loved:
India, Udaipur
Thailand, Bangkok and the islands, especially Koh Tao and Phangnan
Malaysia, KL and Borneo (Sarawak)
Singapore, SAM (Arts Museum), Ochre for free-flow Sunday buffet!
Bali, Nusa Lembongan, Glli Islands (both a boat-ride away) Avoid Kuta and Legian, it's the Australian Magalf, though you can getbsome great bargains!
Sydney, Shady Pines Saloon and St George open-air cinema

Have a great time, Lucy

10. Posted by RC2012 (Budding Member 99 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

Wow this thread is exactly what i've been looking for, Its like everyone has put what I am thinking. I am 22 male and from the UK.

Im going to be travelling for the first time and going alone, I have no time restrictions but I have no idea on which route to take, how much I will need, how long I can stay at each destination and where I will need a visa (apart from a WHV for Aus)

Here is where I want to go,


And then Aus, NZ (I will also be applying for a WHV for Aus so plan on working there for 1 year atleast, again unsure if i should do this while im there or head back after NZ)

I am planning on leaving in July but i've read the weather can be bad so im now thinking about holding this off until Oct which will give me a chance to save even more.

Should I get an RTW ticket? depending which route to take should I fly into Asia/South America and then travel by train/bus/boat and then fly out of Asia to Aus or etc...

any advice on how much this will cost, which route to take and what to see will be a great help. Depending on if I leave in July or Oct if anyone is there at this time it would be great to meet up.



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