3 Ways to Travel the World For a Year – Itinerary Examples

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Planning a trip for an entire year can seem overwhelming. You want to go everywhere but there just isn’t time for all 180+ countries. These are 3 awesome ways to travel the world for a year & itinerary examples! 

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As you are starting to plan for your world travels, you will start to get your itinerary together. And this is the best part of all the planning. Looking up what countries to visit, what to do, when to go. It gets exciting and a little nerve-wracking.

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The post is all about a few options to travel the world for a year itinerary!

Planning Your Itinerary

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You’ll want to consider a few things while planning your itineraries. First, how much you have to spend. If you are on a budget, traveling through Australia may not be the best idea for you. Also, how quickly you want to travel. This can tie in with your budget as well. The quicker you travel, the more expensive it will be. But can also go hand-in-hand with your preferences and expectations. If you really want to get to know a culture or a country, two weeks probably isn’t enough time.

> Read more about how much it costs a couple to travel the world for a year!

These itineraries are based on places we have been and places we would love to go. They are in order (or close to it) on how you can best travel between the countries in an economical and time-saving way. You probably should do all of Southeast Asia at once instead of flying to South America and back multiple times. Any and all of these countries are replaceable with what you are interested in and these are in no way the only countries you could or should visit. As I said, there are hundreds more!

Country Counter

round the world trip planner app around the world in 6 weeks

Countries: 24

Continents: 6

Time per Country: 2 weeks

If you are looking to travel the world for a year and see as much as possible, this itinerary is for you. You will cover all 6 continents, speeding through each country to see two each month, and come home with 24 countries under your belt. This can be an exhausting schedule for some and is certainly not the easiest route to go. Much more planning is involved and this is going to be the most costly option of the three. This has the most popular stops on each continent giving you an epic one-year, around-the-world adventure!

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Travel the World for a Year Itinerary:

  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Philippines
  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • Turkey
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Chil
  • Peru
  • Costa Rica
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico

> Check out our long term travel packing list for your trip!

Far & Wide

6 month travel itinerary around the world trips

Countries: 12

Continents: 6

Time per Country: 1 month

This is probably the most likely path. Traveling to a country for a month at a time allows you to see more than you would if you just hopped through on a quicker route. And although it would be nice to spend a month in each country, you could just as well fall in love with Indonesia and stay for 3 months and cut a few of your other trips shorter. A trip at this speed shouldn’t burn you out and gives you plenty of opportunities to really enjoy a country and all it has to offer!

Travel the World for a Year Itinerary:

  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • France
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • Mexico

Moving Abroad

6 monht round the world trip cost 2 year world trip itinerary

Countries: 4

Continents: 4

Time per Country: 3 months

If you are looking to really travel to get to know a place or a culture, this itinerary is for you. An itinerary like this will put you in a country for the typical visa length of 90 days. You’ll be able to see more sites, meet more people, and get off the beaten path a whole heck of a lot more with a schedule like this. You can have more days relaxing in plazas or on the beach and less stress of planning for a new country or constantly getting on and off planes.

This route can be expensive too, depending on what you do or where you go but it can also be the cheapest with longer stays in accommodations and fewer long haul transportation needed. And of course, choosing any four countries in the entire world works just fine, these are just what we would love to do.

Travel the World for a Year Itinerary:

  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • Peru

This post was all about a few options to travel the world for a year itinerary! Let us know what speed you choose and where you are hoping to head! 

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