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Test yourself with the ultimate travel quiz questions! From capital cities to world knowledge, see how many of these questions you can get right!

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Do you love travelling and think you know the world inside out? Do you think you can beat your friends and family to be crowned the ‘King of Travelling’? If you answered yes then this is the ultimate travel quiz for you!

I’ve always loved a good pub quiz, but since I’ve been on lockdown I’ve been doing about 3 quizzes a week. Once thing I’ve quickly learned is I’m quite good at general knowledge but I really know my travel quiz questions. Whenever there’s a travel round my eyes light up.

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Get ready to test yourself on the ultimate travel quiz questions!

I always feel that being a travel blogger I’ve got a bit of an unfair advantage when it comes to travel trivia, but hey, I’m not complaining. One of the reasons I love travelling so much is learning about different cultures and societies. I’ve always said travelling is the best education in the world because you just learn so much.

While I’ve been locked up inside I wanted to come up with these travel quiz questions and answers to test your world knowledge.

If you fancy hosting your own virtual quiz then hopefully you can use some of these questions. First of all, let’s see how many you can get right!

Also, if you enjoy this quiz, then make sure you take my countries quiz questions here. This is one of my most popular quizzes so see how you can do!

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It’s time to get quizzical!

50 Travel trivia questions

1. There are two countries that are completely land-locked in South America – name one of them?

2. Which is the only US State to have a one syllable name?

3. What is the line of latitude 23.5° north of the Equator more commonly known as?

4. Which European capital was built on 14 islands?

5. In 1993, ‘Ayers Rock’ also became known by its Aboriginal name – what is this name?

6. Which island country in the southeastern Caribbean Sea is also known as the ‘Island of Spice’?

7. In which country is there a natural gas pit nicknamed the ‘Door to Hell’ that has been burning since 1971?

8. In which country would you find the currency ‘baht’?

9. If you were having a cocktail at Bodeguita del Medio in Havana, Cuba, what would you be drinking?

10. What is Europe’s most mountainous country?

11. Which lake is called the ‘jewel of the Italian lakes’?

12. In which country is the world’s highest waterfall?

13. Who were the first two people to summit Mount Everest in Nepal? (Half a point each!)

14. Which country has the longest coastline in the world?

15. Where would you find the Callanish?

16. Which capital city has a name that means “good airs” in English?

17. What is the only country in the world to be ruled by an Emperor?

18. What island in San Francisco Bay was the site of an almost escape-proof prison?

19. What is the largest country in Africa?

20. Which capital city has the most Michelin stars in the world – London, Paris or Toyko?

21. Which two cities did the original Orient Express travel between? (Half a point each!)

22. What is the deepest lake in the world?

23. Which two countries are the Iguazu Falls part of? (Half a point for each!)

24. In 1976, Saigon in Vietnam changed its name to…?

25. What is the most southerly capital city in the world?

26. What’s the capital of Australia?

27. Which country has more lakes than the rest of the world combined?

28. Which river formed the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA?

29. What is the only country in the world not to have a rectangular flag?

30. Which landlocked sea is 422m (1,385ft) below sea level?

31. How many islands does Australia have within its maritime borders – 82, 822, 8,222?

32. Germany’s flag is made up of what three colours?

33. By land area, which is the biggest state in the USA?

34. On which Caribbean island can you swim with pigs?

35. Which famous cocktail originated in the Raffles Hotel, Singapore?

Travel quiz: Picture round & flags

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So, how many of these travel trivia questions do you think you got right? Did you find it easy or hard?

Right, it’s time for the answers. Fingers crossed you got more than 50%!


Travel quiz: Questions and answers

1. What country is completely land-locked in South America? Bolivia or Paraguay

2. Which is the only US State to have a one syllable name? Maine

3. What is the line of latitude 23.5° north of the Equator more commonly known as? The Tropic of Cancer

4. Which European capital was built on 14 islands? Stockholm

5. In 1993, ‘Ayers Rock’ also became known by its Aboriginal name, what is this name? Uluru

6. Which island country in the southeastern Caribbean Sea is also known as the ‘Island of Spice’? Granada

7. In which country is there a natural gas pit nicknamed the ‘Door to Hell’ that has been burning since 1971? Turkmenistan

8. In which country would you find the currency ‘baht’? Thailand

9. If you were having a cocktail at Bodeguita del Medio in Havana, Cuba, what would you be drinking? A mojito

10. What is Europe’s most mountainous country? Switzerland

11. Which lake is called the ‘jewel of the Italian lakes’? Lake Como

12. In which country is the world’s highest waterfall? Venezuela

13. Who were the first two people to summit Mount Everest in Nepal? (Half a point each!) Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary

14. Which country has the longest coastline in the world? Canada

15. Where would you find the Callanish? The Isle of Harris in Scotland. You can read all about it here!

16. Which capital city has a name that means “good airs” in English? Buenos Aires in Argentina

17. What is the only country in the world to be ruled by an Emperor? Japan

18. What island in San Francisco Bay was the site of an almost escape-proof prison? Alcatraz

19. What is the largest country in Africa? Algeria

20. Which capital city has the most Michelin stars in the world – London, Paris or Toyko? Tokyo

21. Which two cities did the original Orient Express travel between? (Half a point each!) Paris and Istanbul

22. What is the deepest lake in the world? Lake Baikal

23. Which two countries are the Iguazu Falls part of? (Half a point for each!) Argentina and Brazil

24. In 1976, Saigon in Vietnam changed its name to…? Ho Chi Minh City

25. What is the most southerly capital city in the world? Wellington

26. What’s the capital of Australia? Canberra

27. Which country has more lakes than the rest of the world combined? Canada

28. Which river formed the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA? Colorado

29. What is the only country in the world not to have a rectangular flag? Nepal

30. Which landlocked sea is 422m (1385ft) below sea level? The Dead Sea

31. How many islands does Australia have within its maritime borders – 82, 822, 8,222? 8,222. I visited one of them at Lord Howe Island last year. It’s definitely not what you’d expect!
32. Germany’s flag is made up of what three colours? Black, red and yellow

33. By land area, which is the biggest state in the USA? Alaska

34. On which Caribbean island can you swim with pigs? Bahamas

35. Which famous cocktail originated in the Raffles Hotel, Singapore? The Singapore Sling

Travel quiz: Picture round answers

(Landmark = 1 point, capital city = 1 point)

1. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

2. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

3. Golden Gate Bridge, USA

4. Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

5. Taj Mahal, India

Travel quiz: Flag answers

(Flag= 1 point)

1. Ireland

2. France

3. Colombia

4. South Africa

5. Thailand

6. Croatia

7. China

8. Egypt

9. Jamaica

10. Canada


In total there are 55 points up for grabs. The question is, how many did you get? You can let me know in the comments below!

Did you enjoy my travel quiz questions and answers? If so, make sure you share it with your friends and family! Test them and see how they do. I bet you can beat them though.

And don’t forget you can take the ultimate countries quiz and test yourself on these tricky USA trivia questions too. If you enjoyed these questions from around the world, then you’ll love these quizzes too!

Also, make sure you check out our quizzes about Great Britain and England over on the Great British Bucket List. They’re really enjoyable too!