RTW Travel Ideas
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Apr 11, 2013 9:45 PM Last Post By: TravelinBri
Apr 4, 2013 6:05 AM
RTW Travel IdeasHi
I'm planning a two month trip (beg Oct to end Nov) on a relatively small budget. Does anybody have any ideas/itineraries on where's best to visit during these months (where the weather is reasonably warm)?
I was planning perhaps a month in South America and then a month in India. Are these good places to visit in Oct/Nov?
Any ideas/hints/tips much appreciated!
Apr 4, 2013 7:53 AM
1If you have a relatively small budget why blow so much on flights from South America to India? With only 2 months stick to either South America or Asia.
North India will be cold then, Southern India will be warm. Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam all have decent weather then are cheap and can easily fill 2 months.
You could do 2 months cheap in South America but depends which countries you want to visit.
If you want any decent advice you need to provide loads more details: where you are leaving from, what your interests are, your actual budget, how you want to travel etc.
Apr 4, 2013 8:38 AM
2agree with all what James2020 says. unless you have mega bucks and dont really care for experiencing either region i would not suggest spending a month in each region.....both areas are massive and you would hardly scratch the surface on a month trip in each. India would be a cheaper destination (i exclude your flights as i dont know where you will be flying from). South East Asia would also be cheap too, how cheap you could travel South America is country dependent....Brazil/Argentina/Chile much more expensive than the likes of Peru and Bolivia
Apr 4, 2013 9:32 AM
3Onother vote for sticking to one region. You can easily fill 2 months in Peru/Bolivia or India (and maybe Nepal) or Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia (Thailand) even though you would be rushing it a bit adding Thailand. Laos is absolutely amazing. A calmness and friendlyness in the air together with stunning scenery and beautiful Luang Prabang in the north.
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Apr 5, 2013 12:27 AM
4As I said on the other forum you posted in, there are a few points here that I think need to be addressed.
I wouldn’t worry too much about the weather at that time of the year yet until you decide exactly where you want to go.
First of all you mention RTW, even though you have limited that to South America and India, you need to realise that it isn’t reasonable to expect that in just two months. I’m sorry I don’t mean to throw cold water on any plans you may have, but I think it is a bit unrealistic.
First of all South America is HUGE, with a wide variety of countries that could easily take up a month of travel EACH. Same thing with India, a month travelling through India would just scratch the surface of such an amazing country.
You could technically hop around the world in two months, Say London – Paris – Dubai – Bangkok – Sydney – LA, for example, but you would be jumping from destination to destination without actually seeing much of anything, and you would be exhausted and spend half your time in transit. Is that what you really want? Most people attempt an RTW in a year just to give you some perspective.
The second point is cost. If you are on a limited budget surely it makes more sense to limit your transit costs? Hopping from South America to India will eat up a fair bit of your budget.
In two months I would stick to one country, MAYBE two at a push but I certainly wouldn’t do more than that. Even then I would limit the second country to a neighbouring one and hop the border overland or with a budget airline to keep costs down.
India for example can easily eat up two months, but you can include a trip into Nepal within that if you keep in mind you won’t see everything in both places.
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Apr 5, 2013 8:28 AM
Apr 8, 2013 11:01 PM
6In 2006 I did a true RTW for business reasons all in 3 weeks with 9 different stops, and I never want to do such a thing again. It wouldn't have been much more fun with 6 weeks, even getting paid for it. Seriously, spend all 2 months in one region: a selection of locations within India/Nepal/Sri Lanka sounds good to me for Oct/Nov.
Apr 11, 2013 9:45 PM
7Echoing the above, it is the perfect time for Nepal, and in my humble opinion, 2 months isn't even enough time for Nepal (a nice long trek or two, Kathmandu, Pokhara, I suppose 35 days would suffice). Keep it in one region so you cut transport costs. SE Asia, Nepal, or Nepal/India (perhaps a little time to see Rajasthan or Delhi and the Taj)...
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