London, UK to Venice, Italy — The Orient Express
There are probably an infinite number of train routes you could use to get across Europe, and almost all of them would be cheaper than this
Venice to Istanbul, Turkey — Car
We won’t fudge the route with a car at any other portion of the trip, so bear with us, here — while you could easily take a train or a bus from Venice to Istanbul,
Istanbul to Cappadocia, Turkey — Bus
If you don’t want to take a detour south to Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, where you can add sailboat to your modes of transport for this trip, catch a night bus from Istanbul to Cappadocia for this leg of the trip.
Cappadocia to Tabriz, Iran — Bus
This part of the world is seldom visited by tourists these days because of its proximity to Syria and Iraq.
Jaisalmer, India, to Kerala, India — The Rickshaw Run
This is a bit of a detour, but it is one of the coolest detours you could possibly go.
Kerala to Chennai, India — Train
Kerala is a favorite in India among travelers, and is one of the best spots in the country for eco-tourism (which might be a worthwhile cleanse after your rickshaw run).
Chennai to Yangon, Myanmar — Cruise
It’s time to take to the sea — most travelers are fairly cynical about luxury cruises, but they’re just going to beaches in the Caribbean.
Yangon to Bangkok, Thailand — Bus and Cab
This is one of our more convoluted legs of the trip — check out the itinerary on the excellent trip-planning page, Rome2Rio.
Bangkok to Singapore — The Eastern & Oriental Express
Singapore to Sydney, Australia — Freighter
If you don’t have time to island hop down to Australia, consider taking a luxury freighter. These are the freighters you’re thinking of — big box ships that deliver cargo to countries all over the world.