The decision to travel the world has been made and planning begins. But how far in advance should you start planning and when should you tackle which planning step?
On our overview page of world travel planning you will already find the most important planning points for your own world trip. Here we want to give you a rough overview of when and how far in advance you should tackle which planning point of the preparation so that nothing stands in the way of your world trip.
Of course, planning a trip around the world is also possible in less time, but we think that a year in advance is a very good basis for planning and preparing everything in a relaxed manner in addition to your job or study. At each planning point you will also find our corresponding article for more details.
12 MONTHS UNTIL THE WORLD TOUR
You noticed that you are drawn to the world and the decision to travel the world has been made. Now it is time to start the first planning steps:
CALCULATION OF THE WORLD TRIP COSTS AND SAVINGS:
Of course, at the beginning you want to know what you are getting yourself into, what such a trip around the world costs and what amount you have to reckon with for your break. And on the point of “saving” we are certainly in agreement: You can’t start early enough!
- Calculate costs for the world trip and save!
- Save again and feed the world travel fund!
DECISION: QUIT, SABBATICAL OR TIME OFF AFTER GRADUATION
If you are planning a trip around the world after your studies or school, the point is quickly ticked off. If you are in an employment relationship, you should think at the beginning of the planning whether you want to quit your job for the world trip or maybe negotiate a sabbatical. In the event of termination, you should of course observe your notice period and, in the event of a sabbatical, follow up early enough.
TERMINATION OF CURRENT CONTRACTS
Go through: Which contracts can you cancel? What are the notice periods? Do you still have the gym subscription? Magazine subscriptions? What do you do with the internet connection? Take your time through and make a list of all of these things and by when you should quit.
6 MONTHS UNTIL THE WORLD TRIP
Half a year until your world tour begins. It’s not the “hot phase” yet, but at the latest now you should start to take care of the first major organizational issues of the world trip or at least initiate them.
SUBLETTING, TERMINATING OR SELLING AN APARTMENT
There are various options for your apartment during the world tour. You can sublet, terminate or even sell them. Here, of course, you have to keep an eye on the notice period, clarify with the landlord whether subletting is permitted during the world tour and whether any renovation work is pending or furniture has to be sold / stored before it starts.
DE-REGISTER OR SELL A CAR
If you don’t have a car, jump straight to the next point. Otherwise, you should clarify whether you want to sell your car before the trip around the world and let your travel budget grow, leave it to a friend or family or simply cancel it and store it somewhere.
We already mentioned the point above. But by now you should really take a look at your contracts and shut down everything as early as possible that you will not use or need during the world trip.
Of course, this is always a personal decision as to whether to resort to vaccination or not. If you want to