# How long does it take to fly around planet earth?

## How long would it take to travel around the world by ship?

Sailing around the world takes between 3 to 5 years. It can be done incredibly fast: the world record is 40 days on a trimaran. On average, most people that take the time to do some sightseeing need about 3.5 years. As you can see, there’s no set amount of days.

How much would it take to travel the world?

So, How Much Does it Cost? In general, you should expect it to cost between \$20,000 to \$30,000 per person to travel around the world for a year. This rough estimate comes from reading travel budgets of other bloggers, various travel planning resources, and our own experience.

### How fast would you have to go to keep up with the sun?

People at Earth’s equator are spun toward the east at about about 1,000 miles per hour. So that’s how fast you’d have to drive to keep a sunset continuously in view if you were driving along an equatorial highway. The speed of sound at sea level is about 800 miles an hour.

### Is it safe to sail around the world?

Statistically speaking, sailing is one of the safest ways of seeing the world. But you can make it more dangerous if you’re not careful. You would have to be wary if you were thinking of sailing in certain parts of Indonesia or Venezuela or Nigeria, for instance. Waves of crime against yachtsmen come and go.

How long would a world cruise take?

More often, world cruises come in at about 120 days, including the 2016 offerings from Holland America Line, Cunard Line and Silversea Cruises. There are some exceptions on the lengthy side, too: Oceania’s 2016 world cruise will take a leisurely 180 days to visit dozens of fabulous destinations.

## Can you drive around the world?

The simple answer is, no. Because around the world would mean you have to circumnavigate the planet and 80% is water. And a car cannot drive on water so you cannot use the car as your mode of transportation.

## How many light years would it take to reach Earth?

This means that light travels 5.88 trillion miles a year (9.5 trillion km). So 1,400 light-years equals about 8.2 quadrillion miles. If we took one of our fastest probes to the planet, New Horizons, which is currently traveling about 36,000 miles per hour (50,000 km/h), it would take well over 26 million years to reach our destination.

How long does it take to travel around the world in one time?

But while you may travel a couple of hours at a time to get from your destination to the next, some people may choose to fly across the entire world at a single time. This could either be to break a world record or just for the thrill of it. According to Reference, it would take you 51 hours to travel the circumference of the earth.

### How long would it take for New Horizons to reach Earth?

If we took one of our fastest probes to the planet, New Horizons, which is currently traveling about 36,000 miles per hour (50,000 km/h), it would take well over 26 million years to reach our destination. By that point, everyone living today would be spectacularly dead. For some comparison, modern humans evolved 200,000 years ago.

### How long does it take for Mars to get close to Earth?

The typical time during Mars’s closest approach to the Earth every 1.6 years is about 260 days. Again, the details depend on the rocket velocity and the closeness of the planets, but 260 days is the number I hear most often give or take 10 days.