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 Skyscanner, Google Flights, Kayak, and Priceline in finding the least expensive airfare around the world.

Influence of Travel Dates, Places Visited

I tried the following places and times. Prices tended to decrease when I looked up flights in April, flights also decreased when chosen for a Tuesday when compared to other days of the week.

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

Flgiht cost $

Visa cost

April 2

April 2

April 9

April 16

April 23

April 30

May 7

May 14

 ������ OMA � LAX

������� LAX � HKG

������� HKG � SYD

������� SYD � DEL

������� DEL � CAI

������� CAI � MAD

������� MAD � MDE

������� MDE � OMA

 7:06am � 9:00am

12:55pm � 6:55am

12:20pm � 9:50am

7:55am � 8:10pm

6:15am � 3:35pm

8:00am � 8:40pm

7:25pm � 1:22pm

7:47pm � 10:12am









No Visa





No Visa


No Visa















































Flight Sum

$2, 236

Visa Sum $590


The total cost to fly around the world, including visa costs, is $2,826


By Air and Bus

For the bus cost, I looked up grey hound buses to Los Angeles. The cost would be $178 and then I would need to catch a cab or uber to get from the bus station to LAX. An uber costs .96 cents per mile and the distance between LAX and the bus station is 19 miles. So the total cost to get to LAX by bus and uber would be 196.24. I would then follow the same flight plan listed above, there just would be no flight from OMA to LAX.

Bus Graphic


Airfare Graphic

I didn�t fully understand how to make a map like the example given, so I found a way to make a map that I could customize on google. This map shows all of my destinations on the map, and lists the names of the destinations in order on the left.

An Idiot Abroad

Comment on two episodes of this series:

1) I don�t recall the toad in the well story, I do know that frogs as a food is a subject that comes up quite a lot. The traveler originally is afraid to go to China because of the food, and jokes about how the people of China eat frogs. Once in China, the traveler goes down the street from his lodging to try and find a food vendor. All of the vendors served food that the traveler thought was too bizarre to eat. This included: scorpions, lizards, grasshoppers, and frogs. Once the traveler has seen the Great wall of China, he is invited to spend time with a family who serves him frogs to eat. The traveler finally tries frogs and actually likes it. This is a good example of why its important to have an open mind and to be willing to try new things.


2) On the trip to India, our main traveler now has a companion to travel with. When the two travelers stay on a boat in India, they are in separate rooms. One traveler has a room to himself while the other has to share a room with about 4 or 5 strangers. The area where you shower and go to the bathroom were combined. And the traveler that had to share a room with many people was upset and thought that the combination of a toilet and shower is disgusting.

Submitted by Davis Clouse on 3/15/2019.