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Budget for 1 year RTW trip with GF

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1. Posted by rborzillo (Budding Member 84 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

My finance and I are planning on traveling the world for a year for our honeymoon and have begun we seem to have our tentative plan down.
Our plan will be:

-South America for 3 months (Lima to Patagonia and then back up to Rio)
-Africa for 2 months (Overland Vic Falls to Cape Town as well as overland Zanzibar to Nairobi)
-Middle East for 5 weeks (Egypt and then overland tour from Cairo to Istanbul)
-India (still considering, but would be for 3 weeks)
-Asia for 3/4 months (China plus the SE Asia)
-Australia for 3 weeks (Sydney to Cairns)
-NZ for 3 weeks
-Cook Islands en-route to the US

First of all, is this too much? We would like to see as much as we can while following a north/south route while traveling east. In terms of budget, we were looking at $60,000 for the two of us combined? Is this too much or not enough? Obviously, the accommodation would be shared between us and we would opt for private rooms in hostels and budget motels. The tours will be costly, especially the overland Africa tours, but we would feel more comfortable that way. Most independent travels seem to budget around $25,000 each, so we would like to shoot on the higher end.

Thanks for the input.


2. Posted by Antonio703 (Budding Member 67 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

First of all, is this too much?

wow you have a lot in there...I am doing some of those places but not all...I think you have to decide how deep in to some of the places you want to go as you will very much be skimming the surface of most those places. It depends on what it is you want out of your trip. I think to discover the things that you cant just google and learn all about within minutes at home you may need to drop a few.

Hope it goes well for ya

3. Posted by Jeanie9999 (Budding Member 27 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

It all depends on what standards you want on this trip and lets face it it's much better to have too much than not enough. If you are using a current account to put the money in why not have it dripping in monthly arranged by standing order while you are away, this is what I always do. It can sit in an account earning interest and then monthly have a standing order moving money into the current account. Check monthly what's in there if you need extra move it in or out as the case may be.
Use a credit card and pay off monthly the full amount, never withdraw from credit cards and always take two credit and two debit cards, over time they can stop working and believe be it's difficult to receive a replacement if you are in India.