I am a 23 year old male and am planning to travel SEA and Australasia in Sept 2014.
I have researched for a while now for tips and advice but just wondered if I could get some direct advice and insight as to what people think of my budget plan.
I intend to fly to Bangkok and travel north towards Chang Mai then work my way across to Laos and then down into Cambodia. (all this by cheapest transport possible i.e. bus, over night train etc..). The if possible get an internal flight from Cambodia down to Southern Thailand and explore some of the islands.
I plan to spend 3 months in SEA and that will be sleeping in hostels most of the time, eating cheap street food and local beer when I fancy an alcoholic drink.
From there I fly into Melbourne and then work my way up the east coast, I realise that the cost of travel is the biggest burner of peoples budget so will be looking to do this as cheap as possible, hopefully run into some like minded travellers and maybe share the cost of a camper or something. Anyway I'm hopefully to be there for 2 months and again cutting back on the ale to save money and watching what I eat/staying in hostels etc..)
Then fly into Auckland and spend a month working my way down the two islands (again staying in hostels/watching what I eat and drink) and trying to find cheap means of travel. I am hopeful that you can also pay for things like the bungee jump/sky diving in advance before you go so it doesn't burden your budget when your actually there if any one can confirm that?
Then if I have enough money left would like a little chill out in Fiji/Hawaii to relax after my adventure. Admittedly I haven't looked into this in too much detail so any insight on accomadation/food/drink/travel prices would be great.
All in all this would be my budget plan below; (doesn't include RTW flight tickets/insurance/visa).
South East Asia - £3,000 (3 months)
Australia - £3,500 (2 months)
New Zealand - £3,000 (1 month)
Fiji/Hawaii - £1,500 (2-4 weeks)
_*Rough grand total - £11,000 (6 months).*_
Any feedback on this would be great and any other tips anyone thinks relevant - being a solo traveller and actually going ahead with this is a bit of a big deal for me so just want to know that I'm heading in the right direction with the above.
Many thanks, Grimmy