Ideas for budget and backpacking holidays

Do you feel like you want to set off with your backpack and just SEE the world? It can be hard to know how to start planning and how to stretch your budget, but we're here to help.

We've done plenty of backpacking ourselves, so we're experts at finding flights that save you money, group tours that get you off the beaten track but include all your costs, and budget accommodation that's friendly, clean and central for the sights many backpackers:


Every backpacking holiday is different, so we'll tailor yours to suit your budget and the kind of things you want to see.  Here are some ideas we've compiled to get you thinking. Remember: we can book these trips, or similar or completely different - just ask for advice!

Start by looking at multi-stop flights

These multi-stop flights are examples - we can make any itinerary. Tell us where you'd like to go and we'll work out how to build your trip for the best price and with the best surface sectors for you to see as much as possible.

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How to book your flights and backpacking holiday

As soon as you're ready, call our team and we'll be excited to plan your trip with everything you want and nothing you don't! Call us on +44 1273320580, contact a specific consultant, or request a quote by email.

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Ideas for a 3 month backpacking holiday

3 months is plenty of time to fulfil your backpacking ambitions.We've put together an itinerary which includes Hong Kong, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Bali and lots of Australia. Even on a small budget you can see some Asian highlights before snorkelling on the Great Barrier reef, sailing in the Whitsundays, off-roading on Fraser Island and partying in Melborune or Sydney. Flights, transfers, accommodation and tours all included!

See our 3 month backpacking itinerary

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Ideas for a 6 month backpacking holiday

With 6 months and a modest budget, you can se a lot. This sample itinerary takes you round the world to India, Nepal, Singapore, Bali & Lombok, Australia, New Zealand and on to Argentina, Peru and Brazil and includes all flights, accommodation, tours. All Aussie tors are open-dated so you can book and pay in advance but they are flexible and will fit in with your dates. Bear in mind it can be completely flexible on length of stay, method of transport, where you stay - ask us for ideas!

See our 6 month backpacking itinerary

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Ideas for a 12 month backpacking holiday

One year - one incredible round the world adventure. This round the world itinerary takes in a road trip in the USA, 6 weeks in New Zealand, 4 months to work and explore in Australia, tours through Vietnam, Thailand and Laos with more free time to explore, before winding up in South Africa for a camping safari and finishing in Cape Town where you can celebrate with drinks on top of Table Mountain!

See our 12 month backpacking itinerary

Look for trip ideas by country

We can help you backpack through any country you like - these are just some ideas for itineraries and tours to get you started. If you'd like to do something different or are after more ideas, check out the links at the bottom of the page or call us for more info on +44 1273320580 or request a quote by email.

Australia | New Zealand | Fiji | Samoa : Canada | USA | Mexico | Cuba | Costa Rica : Argentina | Bolivia | Brazil | Chile | Colombia | Ecuador | Peru : Botswana | Kenya | Namibia | South Africa | Tanzania | Uganda : India | Nepal : CambodiaChina | Indonesia | Laos | Malaysia | Philippines | Singapore | Thailand | Vietnam | Myanmar

Backpacker friendly tours, transport and accommodation

We'll help you find a place to stay that fits your budget - ask us for ideas. These are a few ideas we find are popular with many backpackers: