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 my previous knowledge of travelling to different continents for this assignment. I also had to select multiple dates and trial them all out to get the best rates. Although my total price is a bit higher than what you expected, I did not realize how inexpensive you can go around the world for. Leaving from a larger coastal city definitely has its perks and this turned to be the more cost efficient way to do so.

Influence of Travel Dates, Places Visited

I tried to use some of my information from previous assignments and the cheaper cities I travelled to then. I remembered flying to Madrid was inexpensive as well as from Madrid to Marrakech being inexpensive. Then, I took the advice about staying in the Northern Hemisphere as long as I could. I was able to do this all the way until I needed to travel to Australia. I have never really looked at travelling to Australia before, but the cheapest city to fly into from Shanghai was Sydney (I also looked at Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth). From Sydney I just needed to visit South America, which I remembered San Jose being inexpensive. I think keeping away from going North-South helped me with finding good rates during the trips.

The dates I chose had some influence in the travel because in some countries I stayed a few extra days to make the travel cheaper. Flying from New York reduced the cost by several hundred dollars, but with the cost of the greyhound, it rose back up some. I looked at the cost of flying to New York and back instead of taking a bus and the cost was about $100 more expensive. I made sure with the bus that I left at least one day early to make sure I would not miss my flight from New York.

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



Omaha Madrid

12:20 pm 3:30 pm





Madrid Marrakesh

11:30 pm 12:30 am



 Extra days saved $


Marrakesh - Mumbai

6:20 pm 2:00 am 





Mumbai - Shanghai 

8:40 pm 8:20 pm 





Shanghai - Sydney 

1:35 am 7:30 pm 





Sydney San Jose 

10:10 am 12:00 pm next day 



 Extra days saved $


San Jose - Omaha

6:15 am 11:57 pm 









Sum= $2,902



The total cost to fly around the world, including visa costs, is $2,603. Finding Visas I just found a very broad visa cost because almost every website made me put in too much information so these costs are not exact.


By Air and Bus

I choose New York City because it was the cheaper route for my time frame and destinations. I kept the same route as I did when leaving from Omaha, travelling east. I had to spend a little more for the bus fare with these dates that I found then other dates, but the cost of flights were higher on those dates. This was the cheapest way for me to keep the route and stay as inexpensive as possible. After my bus image are two images. These include the flight information to begin my journey and end it. I did not change the dates I am travelling because after sliding around as much as possible, these were the most inexpensive. By taking the bus I was able to lower my cost from $2,603 to $2,463.

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.

I used both pictures of travelling from Omaha and New York. When the trip is mapped out this way it is remarkable to see.

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.


The story behind a toad in a well is that the toad thinks he has everything down in his well and does not need to leave. He does not want to see anything else because he thinks everything great is down in the well, although the bigger picture of the world is outside of the well. But then he jokes about the sky being polluted and not worth seeing and that the toad should stay in the well because if he gets out in China, they will eat him.


Submitted by Trey Mumma on 3.15.2019.