RTW Itinerary

Our itinerary has been revised multiple times, but surprisingly not too drastically. For example, we knew we’d go to India, we just didn’t know when. And for the most part, we have arrived in many locations near the time we expected. What has mostly changed is that we have decided to slow down and take our time in some countries. Between that and trying to maintain an endless summer around the world, our departure and arrival dates have been slightly altered. The map and everything in bold in the chart below show you where we’ve been. Placemarkers on the map indicate our point of entry for that country or region. If you click on the placemarker, you’ll see which cities we’ve visited. Enjoy exploring our route, and let us know if you have suggestions for upcoming destinations!

Month/Year Country/Area Cities/Activity
June 6 2012 Iceland driving the Westfjords and Ring Road
June 21 Finland
Helsinki, Tampere
July 2 Russia
St Petersburg, Moscow, Vladimir, Kazan
July 17 Turkey
Istanbul, Selçuk, Şirince, Pamukkale, Fethiye, gulet cruise on the Mediterranean, Olympos, Göreme
Aug. 7 Croatia
Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Dubrovnik, Split, Rijeka
Aug. 19 Italy and Slovenia
Trieste, Škocjanske Jame, Milano
Aug. 22 Morocco
Casablanca, Marrakech, Zagora/Sahara and camel ride, Fez, Tangier
Sept. 7 Portugal
Albufeira, Porto, Guimarães, Lisbon
Sept. 27 Egypt Cairo, Giza, Aswan, felucca cruise, Luxor 
Oct. 10 South Africa and overland to Tanzania Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Cederberg Mountains, Orange River, Sesriem, Solitaire, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe, Etosha National Park, Kavango River, Maun, Okavango Delta, Kasane, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Lusaka, Kande Beach on Lake Malawi, Chitimba, Iringa, Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar.
Dec. 12 through late Feb. 21 2013 India Kolkata, Varanasi, Sarnath, Agra, Karauli, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Amritsar, McLeod Ganj, Shimla, Delhi, Bhopal, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Goa, Calicut, Kochi, Alleppey, Periyar Wildlife Reserve
Feb. 22 through July 31 SE ASIA:
Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar
, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
Singapore; Malaysia: Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Perhentian Kecil, Langkawi; Thailand: Koh Lipe, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi Don, Krabi (Ao Nang), Bangkok, Chiang Mai (Songkran); Myanmar: Yangon, Bago, Mt Kyaiktiyo, Mawlamyine, Hpa-an, Bagan, Kalaw, Nyaungshwe, Mandalay; Cambodia: Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Kampot, Kep, Rabbit Island, Sihanoukville, Koh Rong, Phnom Penh; Laos: Don Det, Pakse, Savannakhet, Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang; Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island, Dong Hoi and Phong Nha Cave and Paradise Cave, Dong Ha and DMZ, Hue, Hoi An, Da Lat, Mui Ne, Saigon.
 July 31 Washington, DC We returned to the USA on July 31. It was a wild ride that we wouldn’t have traded for anything!

Last updated on July 31, 2013.

If you’re interested in seeing how our itinerary has evolved since we first determined a tentative route, click here for the original version!


4 responses to “RTW Itinerary

  1. Hello! We leave July 1 for a year in SE Asia. We also have Nepal and India on our list. Hope to meet up with you over there. A few more weeks before we hit the road. Enjoy the journey! Lisa and George

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