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1. Posted by flumpywoo (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi can anyone tell us what to budget for our 6 month rtw trip -

Thailand/Vietnam 10 weeks (bungalows on beach type accom, street food)
Bali 6 weeks (as above)
Australia 6 weeks (hostels that cater for babies, basic food)
Fiji 2 weeks (beach accom, street food)
Hong Kong - 1 week (basic accom/food)
LA - 4 days (I know this will be exp!!)

We are - two adults and one child (18 months by then)

We're hoping to get away with about £8000 - will this be enough? We have booked our flights already so that's not included.

Thank you

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2012 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I just hope you're not taking that 8K in cash? Almost impossible to answer this question without an accounting degree - just be sure you have backup credit cards that actually work.

I would suggest that San Francisco would be far more enjoyable than LA - no travel problems/good public transit there/better food - in my opinion LA is just one continuing suburb/series of shopping malls, etc. + the largest system of expressways in the world!

3. Posted by malmn (Full Member 45 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I agree with Daawgon.....SF is better than LA!

As for Hong Kong, I think a week may be a little long. I was there last summer and I stayed and my friend's appartment. There's lot too see and expericence in HK but a week may be too much.

I highly recommend that you get a Chinese visa head of time and head to the province of Guangdong and visit Shenzen and Guangzhou. Mainland is way different than HK.

Macau is also a great day trip from Hong Kong and you don't need a visa.

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

Agree w malmn

And I think you don't need to stay in Australia for 6 wks unless you have a good reason (visiting friends...) - it's very much another western country and the Aussie $ is getting quite strong.

Bali is also comparatively costly. It's more enjoyable with your budget to stay longer in SE Asia - Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos...

5. Posted by flumpywoo (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I think we might just go to HK for 3 nights, I thought Bali was meant to be cheaper than Thailand?? We are getting married in Bali so thought we'd have a good 6 weeks out there and my Fiance loves to surf!!
I think overall we will need about 10,000 GBP, especially as we will be in oz for 6 weeks, Fiance's cousin lives in Perth so we're staying with him for half of it.