When someone takes that leap of faith and starts planning a round the world trip, the itinerary is one of the first things people think about. The possibilities are literally endless as the world is huge. Below are some ideas to get you started. Click on each one to see a map and more details about that particular trip. Remember that when you use Indie, you can customize each trip to make it your own!
If you’re into wine, chances are you will be able to sample it when you head to a number of countries – including well-known producers like France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and United States, but also lesser known growers like Namibia, Portugal, and Tunisia.
In 2010, BootsnAll and travel writer and vagabond extraordinaire Rolf Potts teamed up for the No Baggage Challenge. Rolf set off on an epic 6-week RTW trip with absolutely no bags. This trip recreate’s Rolf’s trip. Customize your own trip (you can even pack a bag if you want!).
If isolation is what you are seeking, look for these five areas: Mongolia, Namibia, Australia, Botswana, Surinam. All of them average less than 7 people per square mile.Watch Out For the Hot StuffInto volcanoes? Indonesia has some of the most active in the world: 70 plus volcanoes have erupted more than 600 times in the past two centuries. There are more than 500 active volcanoes in the world – half lay in the Pacific Ocean and form the Ring of Fire.
Largest Country Tour
Like wide open spaces? Visit the five largest countries in the world on your around the world tour: Russia, Canada, China, United State and Brazil.
Wonders of the Forgotten World
There are so many wonders of the world, it was only a matter of time before people started mentioned a few of the forgotten ones. Swing by these places and show some love: Abu Simbel Temple in Egypt, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, The Colosseum in Rome, Italy, The Great Wall of China, The Inca city of Machu Picchu, Peru, The Mayan Temples of Tikal in Northern Guatemala, The Moai Statues in Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile, Petra, the rock-carved city in Jordan, The Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar, Stonehenge in England, and Taj Mahal in Agra, India.
Wonders of the Natural World
Interested in nature? Check some of the Natural Wonders of the World off your list. Some suggestions: Angel Falls in Venezuela, the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Krakatoa Island in Indonesia, Mount Everest in Nepal, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe.
Wonders of the Ancient World
There is only one wonder still standing, but you can still go to the sites where six of the other wonders of the ancient world once stood. They are: The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, The Colossus of Rhodes, The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and The Pharos of Alexandria (The Lighthouse of Alexandria).
Wonders of the Modern World
Center your RTW around the Modern Wonders of the World and visit the Channel Tunnel (England & France), the CN Tower (Toronto), the Empire State Building (New York), the Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco), the Itaipu Dam (Brazil/Paraguay), the Netherlands North Sea Protection Works (Netherlands) and the Panama Canal (Panama).
Most Populous Cities
Think New York City (#18) or London (#20) have too many people? Try visiting the five most populous cities in the world, in descending order: Shanghai, Delhi, Karachi, Istanbul, and Mumbai (as of 2011).
Southeast Asia RTW
Southeast Asia is a hotspot global destination. There are plenty of trips designed to soak up the wonders of this enchanting region. Travel to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), Bangkok, Koh Samui, Phuket , Kuala Lumpur and Denpasar (Bali). All specialty trips can be modified from their current itineraries.
Below the Belt RTW
Looking to stay below the equator? Then the Southern Walkabout trip is for you. Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Mauritius, Perth, Sydney, Christchurch, Auckland, Nadi (Fiji Is.) and Los Angeles are all on the list. All specialty trips can be modified from their current itineraries.
Pacific Circle RTW
Love the lure of the Pacific Ocean? Check out our Circle Pacific adventure through Los Angeles, Papeete (Tahiti), Auckland, Brisbane, Denpasar (Bali), Singapore, Bangkok, and Hong Kong. All specialty trips can be modified from their current itineraries.
Atlantic Circle RTW
Did you know that you can pick a trip that circles the oceans? The Atlantic Circle visits Miami, Lima, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon and London. All specialty trips can be modified from their current itineraries.
If nature is what you’re after, look at our specialty trip specifically designed for wildlife seekers in mind. With exotic locations like Bangkok, Delhi, Nairobi and Cairo on the list, there’s no wonder it’s a popular trip. All specialty trips can be modified from their current itineraries.
Global Hotspots RTW
If you’re a city guy or gal, consider hitting up the global hotspots. We’ve put together a listing of hot and heavy go-to places for those on the move. Visit New York City, Cairo, Mumbai (Bombay), Auckland, Santiago, Cusco, Miami and more! All specialty trips can be modified from their current itineraries.
Endless Summer RTW
Love the beaches? Interested in surfing? Consider a “Pursuit of an Endless Summer” ’round the world excursion. This trip takes you to a number of warm-weather, beach-focused destinations including Australia, Fiji, Cape Town and San Jose. All specialty trips can be modified from their current itineraries.
Spiritual RTW Trips
Seeking greater enlightenment? BootsnAll has a trip designed especially for those wishing to visit spiritual sites around the world. This trip includes Bali, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Delhi, Amman, Istanbul and Rome. All specialty trips can be modified from their current itineraries.