Have you ever dreamed of traveling around the world in eighty days? Well how about eighty hours instead?
Sounds impossible- but believe it or not, it can be done!
Around the World in 80 Days
If you’ve read the classic adventure novel by Jules Verne, you might remember how Phileas Fogg traveled around the world in 80 days.
Long story short, it starts when the protagonist, Phileas Fogg, accepts a wager from his friends to travel the world in 80 days. They’ve seen a new article from The Daily Telegraph that claims that it is possible to do so due to the opening of a new railway section in India.
Phileas, a very rigid and detail-oriented man whose days all look exactly the same, embarks on the journey of a lifetime.
There are crazy turns of events, plenty of mishaps, and a surprise ending. It’s a book of adventure that inspires wanderlust.
And now its famed 80 day trip can become a reality in 80 hours!!
80 Days to 80 Hours
150 years later, the new guide Around the World in 80 Hours actually plans out realistic travels across the globe to help those inspired to do just that. Whether you want to travel by car or train or boat or plane, it totally can be done!
For a travel blogger like me, an endeavor like this is not just intriguing, it’s awe-inspiring! I can let myself dream of what it would be like to do just that!
Recreating Phileas’s journey would take a lot, but fortunately it wouldn’t require too much time or even planning- not with this guide at least!
By charting realistic courses around the globe, the guide easily plans travel routes for you. The extensive planner also includes total mileage, stops and how much time it would actually take.
Keeping with Phileas’s route, with London being your start and end city, if you wanted to take a train, it would call for 70 trains and 31 days.
For a faster route, the online casino Betway has done research that shows you could take a plane, and travel the 27,788 miles in just 80 hours!
The only thing to note with plane travel is that you’d have to slightly change the original route from the novel due to stopovers. It also still includes 3 train rides as well.
For a slower route (and if you’ve got an affinity for the sea), you can travel by boat! This would require you to travel 28,413 miles, and would take you a whopping 72 days.
Sure, it’s 8 days shorter than the classic 80 days, but it’s significantly slower than the other methods of travel.
Let’s talk mileage
Phileas Fogg’s route covered 40,765 miles.
Today the maximum distance would be 31,925 miles by car.
By boat, you’re looking at 28,413 miles.
Trains require 35,547 miles.
And last but not least, planes cover 27,788 miles.
Would you go?
So now that you know that you can travel around the world in a whopping 80 hours- NOT 80 days- what do you think?
It’s a big endeavor, but it’s totally doable with this guide!
Would you do it?