Travel Statistics

Country Statistics

So far, I have visited 64 countries (at least for a few hours):

# Country Nights Multi-day trips Day trips Trips thru Transit First visit Last visit
1 Austria 13856         08/1981 04/2024
2 Greece 318 17       07/1984 10/2017
3 United States of America 246 8     1 08/2003 10/2023
4 New Zealand 197 3       11/2008 01/2024
5 Italy 78 11 2   2 07/1982 06/2022
6 United Kingdom 76 7     4 08/1994 06/2023
7 Spain 49 2     2 04/2012 11/2022
  … of which Peninsular Spain 7 1     2 04/2012 04/2012
  … of which Canary Islands 42 1       10/2022 11/2022
8 Costa Rica 44 1       03/2009 04/2009
9 Canada 41 3       08/2005 05/2009
10 Australia 38 2     2 06/2004 10/2008
11 South Africa 38 2       10/2018 11/2019
12 Nicaragua 37 1       02/2009 03/2009
  International Airspace 32 32       12/2003 02/2024
13 France 31 4     1 08/1996 10/2023
  … of which Metropolitan France 12 3     1 08/1996 05/2023
  … of which French Polynesia 19 1       10/2023 10/2023
14 Georgia 29 2       09/2014 09/2015
15 Croatia 24 3       09/2010 09/2013
16 Norway 24 2       05/2005 07/2011
17 Guatemala 22 1       02/2016 03/2016
18 Ecuador 20 1       04/2018 05/2018
  Vietnam 20 1       03/2019 03/2019
  Ground Travel with Border Crossing 19 19       05/1996 06/2019
20 Poland 19 3       06/1998 06/2012
21 Thailand 19 1     2 01/2024 02/2024
22 Iceland 19 1       07/2014 08/2014
  Nepal 19 1       03/2015 04/2015
  China 19 1       10/2016 10/2016
  … of which Mainland China 15 1       10/2016 10/2016
  … of which Hong Kong 4 1       10/2016 10/2016
25 Argentina 18 1       12/2007 01/2008
  Taiwan 18 1       09/2008 10/2008
27 Mexico 17 1       01/2016 02/2016
28 Montenegro 16 2       09/2010 06/2011
29 Cook Islands 16 1       01/2009 01/2009
30 Germany 15 5 1 5 14 08/1993 05/2006
31 Ireland 14 1   1   06/2007 06/2007
32 Fiji 12 1       10/2008 11/2008
  Laos 12 1       01/2024 01/2024
34 Belize 11 1       02/2016 02/2016
35 Slovenia 10 1 2 3   08/1995 06/2022
36 Chile 10 1       01/2008 01/2008
37 Romania 9 1       07/1999 07/1999
38 Lithuania 8 1       06/2012 06/2012
39 Egypt 7 1       12/1999 12/1999
  Latvia 7 1       06/2012 06/2012
  Sweden 7 1       02/2014 03/2014
42 Switzerland 6 2   1   05/2006 06/2014
43 El Salvador 6 1       03/2016 03/2016
44 Singapore 5 2     3 10/2008 01/2024
45 Estonia 5 1       06/2012 07/2012
  Cambodia 5 1       01/2024 01/2024
47 Panama 4 1     2 04/2009 04/2009
48 Luxembourg 4 1       09/2018 09/2018
  Lesotho 4 1       10/2018 10/2018
50 Netherlands 3 1     1 05/2019 06/2019
51 Belgium 3 1       06/2017 06/2017
52 Czech Republic 2 1 2 2   09/1993 06/2015
53 Turkey 2 1     7 04/2015 04/2015
54 Denmark 2 1     1 08/1993 09/1993
55 Armenia 2 1       10/2014 10/2014
  Honduras 2 1       03/2016 03/2016
57 Slovakia 1 1 7     05/1993 05/2015
58 Hungary 1 1 2 1   06/1994 07/2007
  International Date Line 0 2       01/2009 10/2023
59 San Marino 0   1   2 10/2017 10/2017
60 Serbia 0   1   1 06/2011 06/2011
  Liechtenstein 0   1   1 09/2021 09/2021
62 Vatican City 0   1     03/1997 03/1997
  Uruguay 0   1     12/2007 12/2007
  Brazil 0   1     01/2008 01/2008
65 United Arab Emirates 0       2 01/2013 03/2013
66 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0       1 06/2011 06/2011
  Total 15598            
  of that outside of Austria 1742 83 22 13 49    
Data as at April 27, 2024

Grouping by world regions results in the following statistics:

# Country Nights Multi-day trips Day trips Trips thru Transit First visit Last visit
1 Europe (excluding Austria) 693 61 14 3 22 07/1982 06/2023
2 North America 287 8     1 08/2003 10/2023
3 Oceania 283 4       06/2004 01/2024
4 Central America 143 2     2 02/2009 03/2016
5 Southeast Asia 61 3     3 10/2008 02/2024
6 Africa 49 3       12/1999 11/2019
7 South America 48 2       12/2007 05/2018
8 Atlantic Islands 42 1       10/2022 11/2022
9 East Asia 37 2       09/2008 10/2016
10 Caucasus 32 2       09/2014 09/2015
  Interregional Airspace 20 20       06/2004 11/2018
11 South Asia 19 1       03/2015 04/2015
  Ground Travel with Border Crossing from/to Austria 15 15       05/1996 06/2019
  European Airspace from/to Austria 11 11       12/2003 02/2024
12 Western Asia 2 1     9 04/2015 04/2015
  International Date Line 0 2       01/2009 10/2023
  Total 1742            
Data as at April 27, 2024

The time period I needed for visiting ten new countries is shown in the table below:

Time period Duration Countries visited for the first time
August 13, 1981 – August 17, 1995 14 years 4 days
August 17, 1995 – May 25, 2006 10 years 281 days
May 25, 2006 – January 8, 2009 2 years 228 days
January 8, 2009 – June 26, 2012 3 years 170 days
June 26, 2012 – March 3, 2016 3 years 251 days
March 3, 2016 – May 30, 2019 3 years 88 days
May 30, 2019 – today 4 years 333 days

Trip Statistics

My longest stays abroad (i.e. outside of Austria) were the following:

Trip Duration Start End
RTW Trip 2008/09 235 days September 25, 2008 May 18, 2009
Auslandssemester in New York 144 days August 5, 2003 December 27, 2003
RTW Trip 2023/24 142 days October 1, 2023 February 20, 2024
Central America 2016 60 days January 28, 2016 March 28, 2016
New Zealand 2013 59 days January 28, 2013 March 28, 2013

Yearly Travel Statistics

As can be seen below, I tend to spend quite a few days abroad every year:

Year Countries Nights Multi-day trips Day trips Trips thru Transit
2003 144 1      
2009 137 1     1
2008 124 3     4
2023 124 2   1  
2016 81 2     3
2013 78 2   2 4
2005 70 7   1  
2022 64 2      
2004 58 3 1   6
2019 55 4   2 2
2017 51 5   1 5
2018 51 4   1 6
2024 50 1      
2014 46 4     2
1997 41 3      
Data as at April 27, 2024

Geographic Records

I would also like to mentioned my "geographic records": What are the most northerly, southerly, easterly and westerly points on Earth I have ever been to (while not flying in an airplane)?

Type Date Location Latitude Longitude
North Feb 27, 2014 Going ice climbing in Abisko, Sweden  68° 23' 11,52'' North 18° 43' 38,82'' East
South Jan 20, 2008 Beagle Channel, Argentina  54° 52' 22,08'' South 68° 5' 38,23'' West
East Nov 09, 2023 East Cape, New Zealand  37° 41' 32'' South 178° 32' 40'' East
West Jan 11, 2009 Aitutaki, Cook Islands  18° 54' 45'' South 159° 49' 40'' West

And what about my altitude records?

Type Date Location Altitude
Highest Elevation Mar 29, 2015 Above Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal  13,615 Feet
Lowest Elevation Aug 16, 2003 Badwater Basin, Death Valley, CA, United States of America  -282 Feet
Highest Overnight Stay Mar  29/30, 2015 Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal  13,550 Feet
Deepest Dive Nov 01, 2008 Coral reef at Wayalailai, Fiji  -69 Feet

Finally, I would like to show my longest (non-stop) trips on land, on water, and in the air (measured as the crow flies).

Farthest
Distance ...
Date Start End Distance
By Train May 9 – 10, 2017 Chicago, IL, United States of America  Grand Junction, CO, United States of America  1,113 mi
By Sea January 7 – 10, 2008 Puerto Montt, Chile  Puerto Natales, Chile  710 mi
By Air January 29 – 30, 2013 DXB, United Arab Emirates  SYD, Australia  7,493 mi