robso2
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### How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

What is the maximum number of countries you have been in within a single 24h period?
a) From any transportation mechanism
and
b) Solely from flying

Mine is
a) 5
b) 4 (HKG-BKK-FRA-GVA)
733/4/5/6/7/8/9, 319/20/21, 752, 744, 772/W, 332/3, 343/6, E70/90, AT43, AR85/1, D38, D10, M82

Birdwatching
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

How do you define 1 day? With all the different time zones, you should specify: 24 hour period.

In that case, back when I lived near BSL, I got 3 countries just by going to the airport: Germany (where I lived), then Switzerland to connect from the train to the bus, then BSL on French territory. But unfortunately I never flew to more than 1 foreign country within that day from BSL, so my record is 4.

If I only count overland travel, 6: I've once been in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey in one day. That was one hell of a ride.

Soren
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robso2
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

 Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 1):How do you define 1 day? With all the different time zones, you should specify: 24 hour period

If you look at my post it says within a single 24h period
 Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 1):If I only count overland travel, 6:

733/4/5/6/7/8/9, 319/20/21, 752, 744, 772/W, 332/3, 343/6, E70/90, AT43, AR85/1, D38, D10, M82

Akiestar
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

I think my record is five countries for both categories, since the Philippines is an archipelago and I can only get around by flying. In 24 hours I was able to go from the Philippines to Poland via China, France and Germany, and on the return via Denmark, the Netherlands and China.

theobcman
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

I have booked next week as a fun day of flying :

LGW-AGP-BCN-GVA-LGW

Its four airports, three airlines, one day and in the same time zone ish so that's why I mention it in this thread.

flymia
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

Flying: 3
MIA-ZRH-FCO
BOS-LHR-BCN
BCN-LHR-MIA

On a bus ride due to the Iceland Volcano Shutdown of 2010: 5
Munich to Barcelona. Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain so 5 countries. 18 hours. But MUC did not open up for another 2 or 3 days I think. Left Munich around 12pm got into Barcelona at 6am. Flying BCN-MUC my flight was one of the last flights into MUC before they shutdown. Glad I got to see Munich great city.
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CXfirst
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

I regularly travel OSL-FRA/LHR-SIN/BKK/KUL/DXB-PER, so that's always 4 countries in a 24 hour period (if I have quick connections, otherwise it ends up being over 24 hours)

So 4 countries.

With train, I traveled through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany in one day, but again, that's 4 countries in one 24 hour period.

-CXfirst

andz
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

Mine is 4 (JNB-LHR-BSL then by road to Freiburg in Germany)

Theoretically it could be 5 as parts of BSL are in France and you can cross the border either taxiing or walking in the terminal.
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WestJet747
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

My 24-hour record is 5 flights, 4 countries: CHC-MEL-BWN-BKK-URT using JQ, BI and AK
Flying refined.

byronicle6
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

Living in New Zealand, and not being able to travel overseas by road or rail my record is 4 countries:

HKT-SIN-KUL-CHC

And done many 3x counties in one day such as

KUL-SIN-BKK
SGN-BKK-AKL
AKL-SIN-NRT
NRT-SIN-AKL
CPH-LHR-LAX
HNL-YVR-LHR
AKL-SIN-HKT
HKT-SIN-AKL

plus probably a few more I can't think of at the moment
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himmat01
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

In my case, its 4 countries in a 24 hour period.

1. DXB - UAE
2. SIN - Singapore
3. BNE - Australia
4. AKL - Auckland
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planeguy727
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

5 by flying - clocked in just under 24 hours

PHL-YYZ-FRA-VIE-CAI
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aerorobnz
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

All my overland borders involve just 3, as I like to visit countries if I am not flying.
Italy-Austria-Germany
England-France-Belgium

3 while flying is rather easy to do.
CEB-MNL-HKG-SGN 3
AKL-BNE-LAX 3
LIM-EZE-GIG 3
YVR-SEA-LAX-AKL 3
AKL-LAX-LHR 3 (Only with a quick flying time the whole way (1040 to LAX 1000 to LHR and a 2h transit)

However 4 countries seems to take me further afield.
LHR-ZRH-NBO-DAR 4.
EBB-JNB-ZRH-LHR 4
AKL-LAX-BOG-CCS 4
Flown to 128 Airports in 48 Countries on 81 Operators. Visited 56 Countries and counting. Wanderlust is like Syphilis, once you have the itch it's too late for treatment.

babybus
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

A measly 3 by airplane:

JED-LHR-CDG (then continued to NRT) An odd routing but I enjoyed it.

4 by coach:

Prague-Frankfurt-Bruges-Calais
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.

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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

My record is probably 6 countries in 24 hours (Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Panama, USA and Canada). Sometime in the early 1980s I flew EZE-GIG-CCS-PTY-LAX-YVR after a 4-day business trip from YVR to EZE. Varig all the way EZE-LAX and CP LAX-YVR. The EZE-GIG flight also stopped at CGH (that flight on was one of Varig's two A300s operated during the 1980s.)

The Varig GIG-LAX flight (DC-10) only had one scheduled stop at PTY but they cancelled their GIG-CCS flight that night for some reason so the LAX flight made an extra stop at CCS to accommodate those passengers.

My southbound trip was on a CP Air DC-10 YVR-LIM-SCL-EZE which added two more countries in South America. That was shortly before CP dropped South America service from YVR and made YYZ their only Latin America gateway, as it still is today for AC (except for YVR-MEX).

 Quoting andz (Reply 7):Theoretically it could be 5 as parts of BSL are in France and you can cross the border either taxiing or walking in the terminal.

BSL airport is entirely in France but an agreement permits it to also serve as a Swiss airport with a segregated "customs road" from the Swiss border to the airport. GVA is the same, with the airport entirely in Switzerland (almost on the border) with a customs road to the neighbouring French town of Ferney-Voltaire and a separate "French" section of the terminal building.

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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

Overland: France-Italy-Switzerland
By flying: MEX-BOG-LIM-EZE-SCL so five

The AR flight was actually MEX-LIM-EZE, but we made a stop in BOG to pick up an Argentine government delegation (leave it to AR to do that). Our final destination was MDZ but LA did not fly to SCL from MEX back then and my father wanted to cross the Andes by bus. So upon arrival on EZE we connected to an SCL bound flight.

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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

LHR-EWR-YVR-TPE-SYD
continuous with long lay over in TPE.
W
747SP

LOWS
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

I do Austria-Germany-Austria just on my way to work every morning!

One time I did BRU-FRA-ZRH-VIE (4).

andz
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

 Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14):BSL airport is entirely in France

Cool then it is 5 countries in 1 day

I was sure I saw signs indicating parts of the airport in different countries, in fact I seem to remember some concessions taking Euro and some Swiss Francs.
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

 Quoting andz (Reply 18):Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14): BSL airport is entirely in France Cool then it is 5 countries in 1 day I was sure I saw signs indicating parts of the airport in different countries, in fact I seem to remember some concessions taking Euro and some Swiss Francs.

Yes, that's correct. You have your choice of arriving in Switzerland or France, but the airport is still on French territory with the agreement previously mentioned and the segregated fenced road leading to the Swiss border.

QantasA333
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

In one 24 hour period it would be Malaysia/Australia and Hong Kong/Australia both on flights. Besides that, not many... especially considering I live in Australia

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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

Hmm

(a) 4

Ireland & NI   Car

Ireland & England Flying & boat

Germany & Austria Coach

Hong Kong & Macau Boat

(b) Plane

Hong Kong & Singapore

Ireland & Germany

Ireland & France

Ireland & Spain

Ireland & Italy

Ireland & Crete
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signol
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

On the ground, 6:
UK
France
Belgium
Netherlands
Germany
Czech Republic

In the air, probably 4:
South Africa
Ethiopia
Lebanon
UK

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falstaff
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

On the ground, three: Germany, Switzerland, and France

Counting air and ground: four USA, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany.
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virginvsbritish
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

I want a 787 for Christmas, thank you.

irshava
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

My record is 4 also... not as much as others have it...

UDJ - BUD - FRA - JFK

[Edited 2011-11-26 12:10:34]
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jetblue777
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

Not so much, mine is three.

1PM - Manila, Philippines --------> 5PM - Seoul, South Korea --------> 9PM - New York, USA
It's a cultural thing.

tennis69
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

Mine is 4 -

TLV-AMM-BKK-SGN
CAI-DXB-ICN-SZX
ATL-AMS-DMM-DOH
MSP-NRT-HKG-CAN

tapman
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

Driving mine is 7
Denmark - Germany - Netherlands - Belgium - France - England - Wales

Flying is only 3

MAN - CDG - Cameroon

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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

Mine is 4

Georgia - Germany - UK - USA (TBS-MUC-LHR-IAD on LH/LH/UA)
Singapore - Bangkok - Cairo - Riyadh (SIN-BKK-CAI-RUH on TG/MS/MS)
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

I go across 3 countries in one day several times a week- Monaco, France and Italy.

There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde

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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

Only three: FRA-VIE-TBS and TBS-VIE-FRA

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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

3 for me... FLR-AMS-EWR, or EWR-CDG-MXP or even perhaps BOS-AMS-FCO

If the question were about US States...I could easily top that for a single day...   I could show you the most roundabout way from DFW-BOS on a stby tix
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MIAspotter
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### RE: How Many Countries Have You Been In In 1 Day?

2 weeks ago returning from Asia I was in 4 countries in a 24 hr period.

Left SIN for HKG, then HKG to DOH and DOH to BCN... and yes I was a zombie upon arrival in BCN.

Other travels I have done only clocked 3 countries.

LHR-ZRH-FCO / MXP
VIE-DUS-BCN

Overland when I visited BSL, we took a tram from the city centre to the French border... we didn´t liked the look of the area so we crossed back into CH, another tram to the centre and changed to another tram towards the German border... crossed it, had a beer and came back to CH

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