NELLIE BLY’S ITINERARY
(November 14, 1889 – January 25, 1890)
USA: New York
ENGLAND: Southampton, London, Folkestone
FRANCE: Boulogne, Amiens, Calais
EGYPT: Port Said, Ismalia, Suez
SRI LANKA: Colombo, Kandy
HONG KONG: Canton (Guangzhou)
JAPAN: Yokohama, Tokyo, Kamakura
USA: San Francisco, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York
Total miles travelled: 21,740
Total time occupied: 1,734 hours and 11 minutes, being 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.
Average rate of speed per hour, exclusive of stops, 22.47 miles. Average rate of speed, including stops, 28.71 miles per hour.
The names of the steamers and the different routes by which I travelled were the “Augusta Victoria” of the Hamburg American Steamship Line, the London and South Western Railway, the South Eastern Railway, the India Mail, the “Victoria” and the “Oriental” of the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Line, the “Oceanic,” of the Occidental and Oriental Steamship Line, the Southern Pacific Railway, the Atlantic and Pacific Railway, the Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fé Railway and the Pennsylvania Railway.
On my tour I traversed the following waters: North River, New York Bay, Atlantic Ocean, English Channel, Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Suez Canal, Gulf of Suez, Red Sea, Straits of Babel Mandeb, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, Straits of Malacca, China Sea, Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Bay.
From Around the World in 72 Days by Nellie Bly