My Round-The-World Trip: By the Numbers

So many people have questions about this stuff – so here goes: the trip by the numbers! If I’ve left any out you’re curious about, just let me know!

Days: 120

Countries: 15
Canada, the Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Jordan, Egypt, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, France, & the United Kingdom

Sorrento, Italy from the harbor

Cost: $13,975.64
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Spreadsheeting: How Much I Spent On My Four-Month Trip Around the World

I can’t believe we finally made it to this post, but it’s here! The total tally of what I spent on my trip around the world. My original budget was for 109 days in 11 countries, and the trip was a total of 120 days in 15 countries. Nothing like flexibility along the way, right?

So, are you ready for the final number?

In 120 days around the world, I spent $13,975.64. (WOOHOO Under $14,000!!)

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Spreadsheeting: How Much I Spent in Central Italy (Venice, Florence, Pisa, Siena, and Rome)

Early on in my trip, my mom decided she’d be spending the last week of my trip with me in Italy, visiting Venice, Florence and Rome. I was looking forward to this for almost the whole trip! My mom is great at joining me in the search for economical travel (and was an excellent sport!), so we tried to do the best at seeing as much as we could, but economically!

In all, in 8 days through Central Italy, I spent $1,144.45.

Red, orange and pink sunset vista in Siena, Italy with Siena Duomo

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Spreadsheeting: How Much I Spent in Lake Como, Italy

As part of the three-part “How Much I Spent in Italy,” this one focuses on how much I spent spending a week in Lecco, on the shores of Lake Como. One thing that kept these costs lower than they might have been is that I threw my back out and didn’t get out of bed for two days – that certainly kept the “activities” costs down!

In all, in 7 days in Lake Como, I spent $672.05.

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Spreadsheeting: How Much I Spent in Croatia

As per the usual in Europe, Croatia wasn’t on the original plan. So as with everything replacing Nepal, I’d hoped that (maybe) it could come around $50/day. As I researched it more, I realized that wasn’t going to be realistic, so moved my hopes to around $65/day. Online, you find lots of blog posts all talking about what a budget destination Croatia is. That might have been true once upon a time (maybe before Game of Thrones), but it’s not any more. Croatia was every bit as expensive as anywhere else in Europe. You could easily spend the same amount there as in Milan, Rome, or Provence (for example).

In all, in 13 days in Croatia, I spent $845.35.

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