Cheap Round the World (RTW) Tickets – 15 Countries for under $1,500 in One Trip

The world is a majestic and wonderful place.  Being able to travel and explore the world and experience cultures is priceless and, in my humble opinion, the best thing you can spend your money on.

According to Nomadic Matt’s “The In-depth Guide to Buying an RTW Ticket” article, “RTW tickets prices range between $2,700-$10,000 USD, depending on your mileage, route, and number of stops, though a simple two- or three-stop RTW ticket might cost as little as $1,500 USD.”

He also mentions “you can find a better deal by booking through a third party such as Airtreks, STA Travel, or Flight Centre (OZ/NZ). Third party bookers don’t just deal with one alliance – they mix and match from all available airlines (excluding budget airlines) to find the lowest price, which saves you money.”

What if I told you can save even more money on RTW tickets with SkySurf.Travel?  There is no “they”, so you can customize your RTW trip ticket anyway you like online, and budget airlines are also included to save you even more money!  If you need help building your RTW travel itinerary, there’s live online help.  In this blog entry, you’ll learn how to save a ton of money on RTW tickets.  I’ll show you how you can travel to 15 countries around the entire world for under $1,500.  No mile points needed, and no strings attached. Some airlines charge an extra fee for larger baggage.  Make sure to check each airline’s baggage terms before booking your flights.

For this example, I’ll be starting my journey from New York, NY!  I enter in “NYC” in the “Traveling From” input field, and then select “July 2017” by clicking on the “Depart Date” input field to find the best deals in July 2017.  Finally, I click on the “Search Best Deals!” button and a list of results return.  I first want to travel to Europe and found a great deal to Edinburgh, Scotland for only $80!  The flight departs from Stewart International, which is about a $20 bus ride to get to from NYC.  I add this flight to my RTW itinerary (BookIt List) by clicking on the “+Add to BookIt List” button.  A popup then appears such as the one below:

I decide to stay in Edinburgh for 5 nights, so I select the date July 26, 2017.  I then find a great deal to Dublin, Ireland for only $38!  I add this flight to my BookIt List and repeat the above process until I’m back home in New York City.

Here’s where I’ll be traveling to for only $1,475 (taxes included):

  • New York, NY USA (Starting point)
  • Edinburgh, Scotland – July 21, 2017 ($80)
  • Dublin, Ireland – July 26, 2017 ($38)
  • Cardiff, Wales – August 1, 2017 ($33)
  • Madrid, Spain – August 6, 2017 ($49)
  • Milan, Italy – August 10, 2017 ($33)
  • Prague, Czechia – August 14, 2017 ($35)
  • Kiev, Ukraine – August 21, 2017 ($108)
  • Ankara, Turkey – August 25, 2017 ($56)
  • Tbilisi, Georgia – August 29, 2017 ($80)
  • Baku, Azerbaijan – September 1, 2017 ($51)
  • Tehran, Iran – September 6, 2017 ($52)
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – September 11, 2017 ($188)
  • Manila, Philippines – September 15, 2017 ($49)
  • Seoul, South Korea – September 19, 2017 ($114)
  • Los Angeles, CA USA – September 23, 2017 ($344)
  • New York, NY USA – September 27, 2017 ($165)

Here’s a screenshot of my entire RTW itinerary (BookIt List) below:

And here’s a screenshot of my entire travel route, which was generated at SkySurf.Travel:

This is just an example itinerary.  The options are endless for customizing your RTW travel itinerary anyway you desire.

Be sure to check out my other blog entries for tips and ways to save a ton of money on travel.  You’ll see many examples of how to travel the world in the most cost-effective way possible.

Happy travels!

Gregory Rzeczko

How to Travel the World for Cheap

Do you have a desire to travel the world, but think it just costs too much money? If you think it’s too expensive, and money is an issue for you, keep reading this blog post.

Have you ever heard of an online service called ( What if I told you that you could visit 12 countries around the globe in 3 months for only $1,300 in airline tickets; possibly even lower?!

I’m about to let you in on a little secret that not even the internet knows about yet.  Why? Because is a brand-spanking-new website that was just recently launched.   Now is the time to take advantage of this online service for booking cheap flights to destinations around the world.

Here’s how it works: You simply visit and enter in your departure city and date.  For this example, I’ll use New York City (NYC) as my departure city and September 1, 2016, as my departure date.  You then select “Multi-city” and click on the “Search Best Deals!” button.  First, I want to visit a country in Europe and I want to spend less than $300 for the flight.  Browsing through my results, I don’t see any flights on that day that are lower than $300 to Europe.  I am pretty flexible with dates, so I click on the “Find the best deals for September 2016” link.  I have now found a flight to Oslo, Norway for $181 that departs on September 29!  I add it to my BookIt list by clicking the “+ Add to BookIt List” button.  The BookIt List is a list of itineraries that I’ve found on that I’m interested in booking later, kind of like a shopping cart or wish list, but for flight itineraries. Once the itinerary gets added to my BookIt List, a pop-up appears asking me if I want to fly to another random destination or fly back to John F. Kennedy airport or if I’m done searching for flights.  Since I want to visit 12 countries, I click on the “To another random destination” link, but first I’ll need to select my departure date from Oslo, Norway.  I’ve selected October 7, 2016.

Once I click the link, new results appear.  My cheapest option is to Germany for $40!  I add this to my BookIt List. No need to further explain how I get to travel the world to 12 countries for only $1,300, as you can see it in the screenshot above.  I just repeat the process by adding a week to my prior flight’s arrival date, until I’m finished and want a return trip back home to New York City.

Here’s my BookIt List of all the countries I want to visit:

Here are the twelve countries I will be flying to for about $1,300:

  • Norway – September 30 – October 7
  • Germany – October 7 -14
  • Poland – October 14 – 21
  • Italy – October 21 – 28
  • Romania – October 28 – November 4
  • Turkey – November 4 – 11
  • Azerbaijan – November 11 – 18
  • Iran – November 18 – 24
  • United Arab Emirates – November 24 – December 1
  • Sri Lanka – December 2 – 9
  • Malaysia – December 9 – 16
  • Vietnam – December 16 – 24

Here’s my entire flight route:

There you have it!  Twelve countries in three months for about $1,300!  I’ll be home just in time for Christmas to tell my family and friends about my three-month adventure around the world!

Of course, this is just the price for flights.  How much you want to spend on lodging, transportation, food & entertainment, etc. is up to you. You can find cheap lodging at AirBNB, or if you are the adventurous type and have a small budget, you can CouchSurf at or just travel with a tent.  You can buy food at supermarkets or go out to restaurants every day.  But if you’re looking for cheap; supermarkets, public transportation, and cheap-to-free lodging is the way to go.

Check out and come up with your own cheap BookIt List.  If you decide to book a trip on, send me links to your travel blog, photos, videos, etc. so that I can post them in my future blog entries.  The world is your oyster!

Safe travels!
Gregory Rzeczko