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1. Posted by luke_l (Full Member 14 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys. Need some advice on whether to head East or West bound on my 12 month rtw trip. THis would be my itinerary on each... Any views?

Sept Thailand
Oct V'nam / Cam / Laos
Nov V'nam / Cam / Laos
Dec Darwin / Cairns
Jan East Coast OZ
feb Southern OZ
Mar New Zealand / Fiji
Apr New Zealand
May Argentina / Petegonia
June Southern Brazil / Iguazzu
July North Argentina / Bolivia
Aug Peru

Sept Peru
Oct North Argentina / Bolivi
Nov Southern Brazil / Iguazz
Dec Argentina / Petegonia
Jan New Zealand
Feb New Zealand / Fiji
Mar Southern OZ
Apr East Coast OZ
May Cairns / Darwin
June Thailand
July V'nam / Cam / Laos
Aug V'nam / Cam / Laos

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I think the westbound would be the better way. You'd be in Darwin/Cairns section when the weather is at its best, the weather on the East Coast and south of Australia will not be too bad. New Zealand will be nice and warm (New Zealand style) at the time you'd be going. You'd be reaching Patagonia when the weather should be pretty good. So it would have reasonable weather everywhere.

On the otherhand if you chose the other way, the weather in Darwin/Cairns will most likely be raining almost all the time and still very hot. Weather in New Zealand will be getting rather cold, Weather in Patagonia will be unbearably cold and overall you'd be rugging up a lot except when you were in Australia where the weather would be hot basically every day and Fiji.

Have a great trip.

[ Edit: Edited on May 18, 2007, at 4:04 AM by aharrold45 ]

3. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Yup, Westbound is definelty best for all reasons aharrold mentions.