Most Capital Cities Visited in 24 Hours – A History of The Record Attempt

19/10/2018 / By

Traveller with backpack at train station

On 25th November 2018, Adam and Chris will be attempting to beat the Guinness World record for the ‘most sovereign capital cities visited in 24 hours by scheduled transport’.

Starting in London on 25th November and finishing in Budapest just under 24 hours later, they plan to visit a total of 9 capitals. Here is a short history of the trips made by previous holders of this world record.


6 Capital Cities in 24 Hours

This record was first set in 2013 by journalist Sarah Warwick and her sister, Lucy. Working at the time for easyJet Traveller magazine, Sarah’s editor set her the challenge of setting a new world record.

The pair set out from Paris on 24th September and passed through Brussels, Prague, Vienna, and Bratislava before finishing on the 25th in Budapest.

They narrowly missed out on a seventh capital, deciding not to visit the Dutch capital of Amsterdam and instead head straight for Schiphol Airport as they were short on time and at risk of missing their flight to Prague.


7 Capital Cities in 24 Hours

On 15-16 April 2014, Barnaby Davies visited seven European capital cities in 23 hours and 49 minutes.

He visited London, Paris, Brussels, Ljubljana, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.


8 Capital Cities in 24 Hours

The current record of 8 capital cities in 24 hours was set by John D’Elia, Alan Kohler, Stephen Yates and Scott Gee.

They visited Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, Prague, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and London on 20-21 March 2015.