Route planners are a great way to identify the best paths to travel to get the most out of your gap year. Journey planners can also help you discover new destinations you hadn’t thought to travel to! Route planners can help you manage your stint away and work out how best to meet up with friends who are also travelling but have chosen to discover a different path.
Route planners help identify the best transport options to choose from such as cruising the areas neighbouring the Andes Basin in South America to jumping on a coach roughing the classic 10 hour route from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in Thailand. With route planners you are totally in control. There is a great selection of articles that can help you organise your independent travel, leaving you feeling confident with your travel choices.
If you need a helping hand organising your gap year journey then check out the latest route planners available to you. And if you have a suggested route that you’ve tried and tested and want to share with the gapyear.com community then make sure you jump on our message boards and share the knowledge!
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Round the world tickets are an awesome way to go travelling or backpacking. They are basically longhaul multistop flights and you see loads of places.