After doing a lot of research on different areas and costs of flights and time constraints, I have come up with an updated itinerary for my round the world trip. Many of the areas have stayed the same, but quite a few have also changed. I originally wanted to fit Ireland, England, and Scotland into this trip, but ended up having to drop the 3 of those and plan to explore those three countries, along with Wales, for a few weeks when I go to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in April 2017. I also originally planned to go to Poland for a week, but since my friends will not being going now, I no longer plan to spend an entire week there.
In my post, Where should I go?, I came up with 2 potential options of how I could spend my two week period in between leaving Bali and arriving in Naples, Italy. After much consideration and research, I decided to go with Option 2. The second option had me going from Bali to Singapore, then to Bangkok, and then to Europe. From this option though I have omitted Singapore, and plan to just fly straight to Bangkok from Bali and then to Europe from Bangkok.
Another change I made from my initial RTW itinerary is the addition of visiting Morocco. I plan to visit Morocco for a week at the end of my trip before I fly back home to the States. One of my good friends from college is currently in the Peace Corps based in Morocco, so I decided while I’m already out exploring the world, I might as well go and visit her in Morocco. This adds on another continent I will be visiting as well. Before my continent count for my trip was going to be 4 continents, however with the addition of Morocco I will now be visiting 5!
See my updated RTW trip itinerary below!
May 1-14 – Merida, Mexico
May 15-17 – Massachusetts (may change to staying elsewhere versus coming home for a couple of days, but I am not sure on this yet)
May 18-28 – Hawaii
May 29-June 3 – Brisbane, Australia
June 4-18 – Fiji
June 19-July 16 – Bali, Indonesia
July 17-18 – Bangkok, Thailand
July 19 – Fly to Europe – Either Hamburg or Berlin Germany, or Budapest Hungary
From July 19th to the 30th I plan to either train travel around Eastern Europe or Northern Europe, I have yet to decide which of the two
July 31-August 27 – Naples, Italy
August 28-September 10 – Travel around Italy and Greece
September 11-16 – Morocco
From Morocco, I plan to fly back to a country in Europe before flying home to the States. I haven’t looked into which country to fly to from Morocco yet, but I am going to attempt to find the cheapest route home via Europe versus Morocco. I will spend a day in the city I fly to from Morocco to stretch out my legs before taking the big leap back home, across the Atlantic.