Least Expensive Around the World Airfare

Visiting all continents in the world for at least one week, including the two most populous countries in the world (both in Asia).


  1. Method
  2. Influence of travel dates, places visited
  3. By Air
  4. By Bus and Air
  5. Bus Graphic
  6. Airfare graphic
  7. An Idiot Abroad


I used Expedia and Google Flights in finding the least expensive airfare around the world. I started at a coastal city and then found a cheap destination to go from there. That ended up being Los Angeles to Beijing, China. Then from there I took easy routes from continent to continent, while also looking for cheaper countries.

Influence of Travel Dates, Places Visited

I started at April 30th and spread out each country within a week from each other.

By Air

The least expensive airfare flying from Omaha to all continents. Stay on each continent at least one week.


Origin - Destination

Departure - Arrival Time

Flight cost $

Visa cost

 April 30th

  Los Angeles- Beijing

  8:55 am 4:35 pm




 May 7th


  4:10 pm 9:15 am




 May 14th

  Sydney Delhi

  6:05 pm 5:40 am




 May 21st

  Delhi - Cairo

  9:00 pm 5:30 am




 May 28th

  Cairo - Rome

  3:10 am 9:35 am




 June 4th

  Rome - Bogota

  5:15 pm 3:50 am




 June 11th

  Bogota Los Angeles

  7:00 am 1:07 pm
















The total cost to fly around the world, including visa costs, is $2,894.84.


By Air and Bus

The least expensive around the world airfare using a bus to a coastal city like New York, Los Angeles, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. The bus connection will usually be less expensive than flying. Don't say that you wouldn't take the bus because it's only $xx less expensive. The purpose of the assignment is get around the world for least expensive price.

Bus Graphic

Airfare Graphic

Use the print screen button on the keyboard to capture the entire itinerary. Then, open a picture editing program and select Paste. Crop to fit and save.

An Idiot Abroad

Comment on two episodes of this series: 1) In the Great Wall episode, the main character talks about a toad in a well. What is the point of this story? 2) Comment on some of the lodging presented to the main character in his trip to India.

Karl is the toad in the story because he is experiencing life outside of the UK for the first time in the Great Wall episode. The point of the story is that it is different leaving your home country to experience different cultures and countries. It is important to experience those differences.

At first he had a room shared with other people full of their work supplies. The second room was just a mattress on the floor. India was an interesting experience for Karl.

Submitted by Sarah Hunt on March 15, 2019.