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Can you travel around the world in 80 hours?

From Asia to Antarctica, the world is filled with amazing places to see, and thanks to the birth of the Instagram age, there is now more travel inspiration out there than ever before. If scrolling your feed in search of the latest luxury hotspot has got you adding more dream destinations to your bucket list by the day, then it might seem tempting to pack your bags and jet off around the world – but with businesses to run and families to take care of, taking a long period of time out just might not be possible at the moment – or any time in the near future, either.

Travelling the whole world can be time consuming, but what if you could do it in just 80 days? Research put together by Betway has revealed that actually, trotting the globe might be quicker and easier than you think.

Aerial view of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia

Around the World in 80 Hours charts realistic courses across the globe for those looking to recreate the journey from the classic Jules Verne novel of the same name, travelling by either car, train, boat or plane.

The book has inspired a whole host of global expeditions since it was first published in 1873, with the protagonist, Phileas Fogg, deciding to circumnavigate the globe on a £20,000 wager. Now, this extensive planner makes it easy for you to follow suit, documenting the total mileage, stops and amount of time it would take to cover each leg of the journey, along with any required deviation from the chosen means of travel.

If time is of the essence when it comes to making the most of your break away, travelling by plane is unsurprisingly the preferred means of transport – great news for luxury lovers, as it means you won’t have to forego the comforts of First Class. The research shows that passengers can cover the 27,788 miles, starting from London, by plane in just 3.3 days, or 80 hours – an impressive feat, and one that is perhaps not for the faint hearted.

Sydney’s iconic Bondi beach. Image credit: katacarix/

It might not seem like the most relaxing way to enjoy the incredible sights and sounds you could encounter whilst in transit, but if you’re determined to cover as much ground as possible in the shortest amount of time, then this is the way to go.

Of course, you’re not obliged to limit your trip to 80 days alone, and we’d recommend making as many stops as you can along the way. Check yourself into at least one five-star hotel on each continent to incorporate some rest and relaxation into your journey, and you’re guaranteed to get more enjoyment out of the whole experience. Don’t forget to make sure it has all the facilities you could want, too – from private hot tubs and pools to sumptuous spas and decadent dining spots.

If you’re up for the challenge, then check out this practical guide on how to travel the world in 80 days by plane, train, car or boat. We’ll race you to Australia!