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Pre-Departure To-Do List for a Round-the-World-Trip

Preparing for a round-the-world (RTW) trip takes a bit of time. In general, it’s better to have a vague idea of your budget several years in advance so that you can start to put some money aside. You have to start preparations at least 6 months before the departure date. Of course, it’s entirely possible to leave on an impulse and sort things out in just a few weeks. But, for those who have a certain number of constraints linked to their job, their accommodation and all the lovely little administrative tasks that are tangled up in our daily life, our scheduling lets you set off stress-free.

6 months before departure

5 months before departure

Medical Vaccine In Shoulder

Getting vaccinated stings!

3 months before departure

Orange Backpack Osprey

A brand-spanking new backpack ready to be filled

2 months before departure

  • Find a place where you can leave your furniture and / or car
    Voir le dossier démarches administratives
  • Check the expiration dates on your bank cards
  • Get one or two no foreign transaction fee credit card
    Voir le dossier frais bancaires à l’étranger
  • Prévenir les banques du voyage
  • Check your banks security measures for payments abroad (OTP / text verification codes for example)
  • Check the cash withdrawal limit for your bank cards
  • Mettre en place son espace pour le paiement des impôts en ligne
    Voir le dossier démarches administratives
  • Cancel or suspend your electricity and / or gas
  • Résilier ou suspendre la mutuelle
  • Cancel or suspend your insurance policies (car, home…)
  • Cancel or suspend your mobile phone subscription
  • Cancel or suspend your internet subscription
  • Cancel or suspend your other subscriptions: public transport, sport, cinema…
  • Send a message to all your contacts to give them your itinerary and ask them if they know anyone in the countries you’re going to
Filled storage room

There’s always some storage space in your parents’ garage

1 month before departure

  • Use Craigslist or Gumtree to put items and furniture up for sale that you don’t want to keep
  • Make a blog and / or create social media accounts for your trip
  • Buy a guidebook for your first country / continent

2 weeks before departure

1 week before departure

  • Download music on your smartphone
  • Buy a book
  • Write down your close one’s addresses and emergency and / or important numbers (bank, insurance, assistance, consulates) in a notebook
  • Make photocopies of important documents (passports, driving licence…) and email them to yourself
  • Grant power of attorney to a close one
  • Print several proofs of insurance, these will be needed for some visas done whilst abroad
  • Take passport and visa photos
  • Celebrate with your friends
Stressed Young Woman Biting Nails

D-day is on the horizon! Feeling a bit stressed?