how many stops....rtw

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1. Posted by sulli (Budding Member 20 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello all...

when we started to plan our trip to oz in september the basic plan was to fly from shannon onto london then onto bangkok(stopover here for a few weeks) then fly onto perth where we would travel oz for the yr while taking in new zealand while we were there and then on the way back stopping in singapore and then eventually home.

but now after visiting the travel agency we were thinkin of the rtw trip where we get 7 stops in the yr taking in any of the following fiji,miami,san francisco,singapore,bangkok,bali,los angeles...etc etc...

what i was wondering was if we did the 7 stops and maybe spent 3 wks in each place more or less!!!!....would that leave us enough time to travel oz? any advice would be greatfully appreciated

2. Posted by James1976 (Budding Member 41 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi sulli,

Firstly, 7 stops is all well but remember you may well have internal stops in some places which are usually counted as one of your stops (unless you pay for them separately).

Am i right in understanding that you are saying that you will have 3 weeks for australia? If so, that is hardly any time at all considering that it is a big country. Unless of course you're only going to one or two places there?

Im going to Oz for 6 weeks, and i had to cut out half of my intended itinerary because there jsut wasnt enough time. However if you only intend to visit say 2 or 3 places in australia for a week each, that would probably be okay. I think that you would be limiting yourself though, you'd probably be surprised at how time flies! :) I think that many people do 6 months or a year just in Oz, and they still find it goes quickly.

Anyway, hope thats of some help.


3. Posted by sulli (Budding Member 20 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

no what i should have said is after spending 3 wks in all those places we would have about 9 months or less for oz to travel around!!

4. Posted by James1976 (Budding Member 41 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Ah i see, sorry i misunderstood!

Well in that case, i'd say 9 months is just fine. You should be able to do quite a lot in that time, and spend some time relaxing at each place. Theres no point in rushing (unlike me, 6 weeks of contstant trekking to do the things i want ).

Im sure other travellers in the forum have done 6-12 months varied travelling in Oz and will give you the benfit of their experience, but i'd say thats plenty of time to travel around Oz.

Hope you have fun!