How we planned our round the world trip itinerary – the beginnings

We are less than a year out from our round the world trip so are at the moment in the rigorous planning stage. But where do you start when planning a round the world trip itinerary?

This is how we have been planning our trip our round the world trip itinerary?

Round the World Trip itinerary tips -Dates 

We are lucky in the fact that we are not confined by set dates. We knew we wanted to leave at the end of the year and that we didn’t have to be back in the UK until April so we were able to be flexible. This is great because it means we can find some bargains

Round the World Trip itinerary tips – Destinations 

To be honest and hopefully not sounding too cliche – everywhere is on our list so we didn’t have set places we had to go to. Therefore we both picked one place off our bucket list – we couldn’t have picked further apart. Wandermust Daddy picked New Zealand and I picked Iceland.

So there we had it we knew we knew where we were starting and ending and going via and thus had the skeleton of our trip.

Round the World Trip itinerary tips – Flights 

First flight booked!

Now we had the skeleton of our trip we started to look at flights. We wanted to get as many cheap flights as we could and we wanted, where possible, for the long flights to travel business. Flexible dates and flexible destinations has meant we have been able to travel business for (relatively) bargain prices. For instance, to get down under a stop in Indonesia was the most cost effective way. Another stop was added – Bali here we come!

Round the World Trip itinerary tips –Varied transport 

With New Zealand and Iceland being on the trip we knew we didn’t want to be stuck on planes and in airports for all of our trips. We want to use as many types of transport as possible and limit jet lag if possible. For this reason we are using many different transport methods including travelling by boat across the South Pacific – more details to follow!

Round the World Trip itinerary tips –Friends

We are lucky to have made friends across the world through our travels. We want to see as many people as possible on this trip. We want to see P&Y in the US, C in Sydney and J&S in Melbourne. Again this has really helped us in planning. It also helps cut down on costs by visiting people we know!

Have you planned a round the world trip – how did you go about planning it? If not how would you go about planning it? 

13 Comments

  1. January 14, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Is this using RTW or on your own? I assume the kids are tagging along

    • January 14, 2017 / 7:17 pm

      On our own. Yes baby will be with us for the whole trip.

    • January 15, 2017 / 11:53 am

      Thank you – it feels a lot more real now we have things booked! We are very excited about it. Can’t wait to do some of our destination reveals soon!

    • January 15, 2017 / 11:58 am

      Thanks feels more real now we have things booked. Planning has bee really fun

  2. January 19, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Oh how exciting! It must have been scary pressing the button for that first flight booking. You will love Iceland so that’s a great pick. Have fin the next few months adding to your itinerary.
    #farawayfiles

    • January 19, 2017 / 9:59 am

      Thank you. Yes can’t wait for Iceland – it was both scary and exciting getting the first one done

  3. January 20, 2017 / 8:07 am

    Sounds exciting. I’ve never done an around the world trip.. but it’s definitely “on the list”! Thanks for joining us on #farawayfiles

    • January 20, 2017 / 8:14 am

      We can’t wait. Might be slightly mad doing it with a toddler lol

  4. January 20, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    How thrilling to have already booked some flights! I loved Bali so glad that’s on your list. I think New Zealand would be on mine too. Great to read this on #FarawayFiles

  5. January 20, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    Amazing! We have day dreamed about a round the world trip back to the States at some point. Go east and keep going til we make it back to Oregon would be the goal. Can’t wait to see when the itinerary gets flushed out! Good luck – enjoy the planning! #FarawayFiles

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