Around The World: A Suggested Route

Around The World: A Suggested Route

It’s fair to say that traveling around the world — literally — is a goal for many voyagers. If you have long coveted your own plans for the perfect round-the-world trip, then actually settling on a route can be incredibly difficult. There are so many different countries to consider, how can you possibly string them altogether to produce a round-the-world trip that covers all the bases?

Well, the truth is… you can’t, so you shouldn’t try. There’s no way to see the entire world on a singular trip, but there are ways to ensure you get the most of your experience by creating a route that covers a wide variety of countries, cultures, customs, and locations. Below is a suggestion route that we think fits this bill perfectly.

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Starting Point: New York

New York is a great starting point, as it is a destination in and of itself, and you can spend a few days enjoying the lights of the big city before setting off.

First Leg: New York To London

London is one of the most visited cities in the world; it is steeped in culture and history, and offers a vibrant and dynamic experience to the modern traveler. There are plenty of New York to London transatlantic flights, so you won’t be short of options, and there’s plenty to enjoy when you land.

Second Leg: London to Cape Town, South Africa

From London, move to one of South Africa’s capitals for a very different holiday experience. After the bustle of London, a few days in Cape Town, climbing the famous Table Mountain, will help to center you and give you an entirely new experience.

Third Leg: Cape Town to New Delhi

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The Indian capital of Delhi should be your next stop; there are plenty of direct flights to choose from, so you won’t have a problem making the next hop west. You can tour the historic sites of Delhi; you’ll also be within a two-hour train ride of the Taj Mahal. Delhi is a busy, fascinating city that you will absolutely love.

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Fourth Leg: New Delhi to Tokyo

The trip from Delhi to Tokyo is a little trickier to navigate, but that’s to be expected from a round-the-world trip– sometimes the connections will be tough! Malaysia Airlines offer service from Delhi to Osaka in Japan; from there, you can catch a train to Tokyo, which will only take around three hours. The journey will be worth it when you get there; Tokyo is a stunning, modern city that offers something truly different to every leg of your trip so far.

Fifth Leg: Tokyo (via Osaka) to Auckland

After the highlights of Tokyo, you are likely going to want to slow down the pace, so a trip to Auckland in New Zealand could be just what you need. This modern, metropolitan city is home to a range of gorgeous, relaxing parks, stunning beaches, and a number of celebrated seafood restaurants.

Sixth Leg: Auckland to Honolulu

Your final leg puts you back on American soil. Finishing your trip in Hawaii gives you the chance to relax and unwind on the beautiful beaches, before catching a convenient flight back to your home on the mainland.

The above is just one example of how varied and stunning a round-the-world trip can be– do you have any routes in mind for your own trip?

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33 thoughts on “Around The World: A Suggested Route

  1. We’ve often thought about doing a RTW trip, but we always get long haul flights with miles. As long as we’re able to travel, live, and work abroad in different places, we’re happy! We have family in Honolulu and often use it as a jumping point between North America and Asia –
    it’s a great way to break up the trip, as you suggested.

  2. We loved Cape Town! What an incredible City! We plan on going to Hawaii, aukland, Indonesia, Singapore,Ghana, Slovenia and Croatia next. Can’t wait! Thanks for some great trip ideas!

  3. Hope to see you go to the Philippines someday. 🙂 I envy your accomplishment. I hooe I get to go on a round the world trip too.

    More power to your blog.

  4. Awesome! I have been on a round-the-world trip this year and went to 13 countries within 3,5 months – definitely too many! I like your route a lot 🙂

  5. This is a wonderful suggestion as to how to see the world! I want to go on one of the cruises that goes to a lot of different countries. I always feel like cruises give you a small taste of a place. I would love to go to more countries, still working on all 50 States first.

  6. It would be a dream to do an around the world trip! Would definitely include Japan and finishing off the trip in Hawaii sounds perfect! I would have to time it well to see the blossom trees in Japan!

    1. For money I guess it just depends on you and how you want to fly or travel from point to point. As for time I would say two is often the average that people talk about but again that also depends on how much time you want to spend in each area

  7. This is quite an interesting route covering most major spots and I guess along the way if you wanted to add in other countries it’s a good route to do that. My route around the world was slightly different. Mine was from England, Australia, to NZ back to South East Asia, then Across to Central and South America. (Did take me 6 years though haha)

  8. sounds amazing…we also plan to take a year off and travel but probably we will only do couple of continents …so that we dont spend too much money on flights and within same continent also countries r so versatile..

  9. Wow, this definitely covers a lot of ground! I would love to do an around the world trip but I think I’d like to do it on a cruise, which would be way more relaxing and comfortable (and, unfortunately, expensive)!

    1. I think a cruise would be a great idea. However the only problem I have with it is first of all it only spends less than 8 hours in Port which I would want to spend maybe a little bit longer in certain cities. The only other issue I have is that I would come back 5000 pounds heavier because I love all the food on a cruise ship and I can’t stop eating all that good stuff especially all those great desserts

  10. Love that you included New Zealand on the route! I would love to visit Hawaii and South Africa. As I am originally from New Zealand but spend most of my time in Europe I am always looking for new and exciting routes!

  11. You make it sound so simple. 🙂 The choice of stopover cities is good. Your post has set me thinking if it can made with a different itinerary. I love posts which make think in terms of travel. 🙂

  12. Dream trip! But for now I’m working around vacation days and taking care of older family members so mine are in short bursts. Still traveling though!

  13. The only thing with this route, is that these destinations are all quite conventional. I prefer to visit quirkier, less mainstream destinations – do you have a suggested itinerary/route for this kind of travelling? x

  14. Pretty ambitious. I hope I will be able to do it sometime. Although, I think I will slightly change the path and include more extreme regions like Central Asia, SIberia, and Patagonia.

  15. These are all great stops and can only imagine the miles one will collect during this adventure. I would add a stop in South America in this journey to complete it…

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