When you start travelling you do it for a few days. When you back home you cannot help to remember all those good memories from your last trip. Is at that very moment when you realise that you have been exposed to a bug: the travel bug. After those getaways, you want to enjoy longer and better trips around the world; Europe is not enough anymore, America seems to be the final border until visiting the land down under… If you have become a traveller, you are aware that there are some legendary trips that everyone should do once in their lifetime. On this post, we have selected those fabulous routes around the world that inspire. Join us on this journey through 9 legendary trips. Check it out!
9 Legendary trips
This route should be included on any top of legendary trips around the world. The Trans-Siberian is a 9,288 km train route from Moscow to the city of Vladivostok, near the Pacific Ocean. In this great route, you can link other 2 fabulous trips: The Trans-Manchurian and the Trans-Mongolian.
The Trans-Manchurian makes the same route as the Trans-Siberian to Társkaya and ends in Beijing. The Transmongolian coincides with the Trans-Siberian to Ulan Ude and ends in the Chinese city of Jining. This route takes seven days of the train to cross all Russia, but you have the opportunity to enjoy intermediate stops. If you have several weeks, don’t miss the chance to visit the incredible Lake Baikal.
Route 66 is one of the most mythical routes in the world. Originally, this route connected the city of Chicago to Los Angeles, in a route of 3,939 km that crossed 8 states of the United States. Because of the several highways that nowadays link the country, this route is abandoned but remains an icon of both the United States and the world.
Camino de Santiago
This is another famous trip in the world. The route comprises several footpaths to reach the city of Santiago de Compostela, emulating the journey made by pilgrims from all over the world to venerate the relics of the Apostle James the Greater. This route is simply beautiful, reason why attracts a large number of pilgrims each year. The French Way, linking Saint Jean Pied de Port with Santiago de Compostela is the most important and popular and consists of 31 stages and 775 km.
The Silk Road
Certainly, a fabulous legendary trip that everyone should is the Silk Road. This route had its beginnings in the first century BCE and was followed by caravans crossing Europe and Asia to reach China being the main cultural and commercial connection between East and West. Its multiple routes began in the city of Xi’an in China and reached Istanbul in Turkey with more than 8,000 km of route. Some of its most mythical stops are in Uzbekistan, such as Khiva, Samarkand or Bukhara.
The Orient Express
The famous Orient Express is the train service connecting Paris with Istanbul since 1883 using some of the most luxurious and mythical trains in the world. This route is very famous thanks to Agatha Christie’s novels and films like Murder on the Orient Express. The mythical journey between Paris and Istanbul lasts one week and ensure you unforgettable memories.
The Pan-American Highway, one of the great legendary journeys
Within this list of legendary trips, we cannot fail to mention the Pan-American, the longest road in the world, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia. The Pan-American Highway is a network of roads of about 30,000 km long that to this day is almost complete, except for two sections that pass through the jungle. In order to complete the route, you need at least a year or two, as you have to visit the emblematic areas that this route has to offer.
The Inca Trail
There are many ways to reach Machu Picchu but the most special is undoubtedly the Inca Trail. Departing from the city of Cuzco travels 43 kilometres to reach one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. During the 4 days that last the journey, you can admire incredible landscapes.
One of the dreams of every traveller is to navigate the Amazon River and enjoy its wildest nature. Although it’s possible to cross several parts of the Amazon, the most famous and long route is the one made by Francisco de Orellana in 1542. This route goes from the Andes to the Atlantic.
Around the World in 80 Days
With the fabulous story Around the World in 80 Days, Jules Verne discovered to all his readers the fascinating world of travel, showing places of great exoticism for the inexperienced eyes and showing that travelling is not to cross out places on the map, but to discover new places, Cultures and different points of view.
The route described by Jules Verne starts at Caring Cross in London and passes fabulous areas like Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, Hong Kong, Yokohama, San Francisco and New York, to finally return to London. Nowadays, you can include more locations or simply revive the adventure of Phileas Fogg.
Here our selection with 9 legendary trips that any traveller would like to do! Do you want to add another route? Comment!