Tips for Planning a Round-The-World Trip


When it comes to finally live your dream of globetrotting, pre-planning is key. Because you want to make the most of your itinerary and not have to worry about the minor inconvenience and discomfort that could arise due to a lack of preparedness. That's why we've put together this list of essential planning tips and ideas to assist you in arranging your round-the-world trip in the best possible ways and ensure it's one to remember.

Do Proper Planning Beforehand 

You must have a list of specific destinations in mind that you wish to visit before you embark on your tour. This should be done months ahead of time rather than weeks or days because you'll be adding and cancelling things as time goes on.

If at all feasible, obtain an atlas or a global map and keep pinning the places you wish to visit on it while you plan your trip around the world. This will not only help you visualise your route, but also improve your knowledge of geography, which, at this point, is a much-needed skill. 

Set Your Budget 

Yes. Before you begin your trip, you must first establish a budget. Make a budget for food, lodging, transportation, entertainment, and shopping, among other things. This will be a bit challenging and an insipid task, but it is the price you must pay before eating the cake.

Furthermore, certain tourist sites are more costly than others. If you're on a tight budget, avoid covering them during your round-the-world trip. If you must visit those high-cost locations, try not to stay longer than necessary, otherwise, your entire budget will be thrown off.

Be Flexible With Your Plans 

It's as odd as it sounds, yet it's true. You don't have to plan every single day of your trip because it can be exhausting and energy-consuming once the thrill of the trip wears off. Plan 7 to 8 months of travel if you're going to travel for a year. The rest you can decide on while on your journey because you'll meet new people and learn about new vacation spots that you weren't aware of previously.

Seek Input Of Your Travel Partner 

Unless you're travelling alone, you'll need to ask your fellow travellers for recommendations on which tourist attractions you should visit together during your trip. There may be places that you have no interest in visiting but that your travel companions do. So, before you leave on your journey, make your decision to avoid any future disagreements.

Know Your Direction 

One of the first decisions you must make before embarking on a round-the-world trip is the direction you will go. Which is to say, whether you wish to travel to the East or the West. 

Every time you pass a time zone when travelling west, you add an extra hour or two to your day. Your body prefers cycles that are somewhat longer than 24 hours, rather than those that are shorter. This is excellent, and your body will not object by forcing you to experience jet lag. 

If you travel from west to east, on the other hand, you're more likely to experience severe jet lag because you'll be losing time when travelling through numerous time zones while your body is used to a typical 24 hour per day zone.

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