Earhart’s Around the World Flight Route
World Flight Route Map
Earhart departed Oakland, California on May 20, 1937. She disappeared between Lae, New Guinea and Howland Island on July 2, 1937. This is the route she flew*:
From
Departure Date
To
Miles
Oakland, California
May 20
Burbank, California
325
Burbank, California
May 21
Tucson, Arizona
450
Tucson, Arizona
May 22
New Orleans, Louisiana
1250
New Orleans, Louisiana
May 23
Miami, Florida1
675
Miami, Florida
June 1
San Juan, Puerto Rico
1033
San Juan, Puerto Rico
June 2
Caripito, Venezuela
750
Caripito, Venezuela
June 3
Paramaribo, Suriname (Dutch Guiana)
667
Paramaribo, Suriname
June 4
Fortaleza, Brazil2
1200
Fortaleza, Brazil
June 6
Natal, Brazil
268
Natal, Brazil
June 7
Saint-Louis, Senegal (French West Africa)3
1961
Saint-Louis, Senegal
June 8
Dakar, Senegal4
103
Dakar, Senegal
June 10
Gao, Mali (French West Africa)
1130
Gao, Mali
June 11
Ndjamena, Chad (Fort Lamy, French Equatorial Africa)
989
Ndjamena, Chad
June 12
El Fasher, Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan)
700
El Fasher, Sudan
June 13
Khartoum, Sudan5
501
Khartoum, Sudan
June 13
Massawa, Ethiopia (Italian Eritrea)
450
Massawa, Ethiopia
June 14
Assab, Ethiopia
300
Assab, Ethiopia
June 15
Karachi, Pakistan (India)6
1600
Karachi, Pakistan
June 17
Calcutta, India
1390
Calcutta, India
June 18
Sittwe, Myanmar (Akyab, Burma)7
335
Sittwe, Myanmar
June 19
Rangoon, Myanmar8
306
Rangoon, Myanmar
June 20
Bangkok, Thailand (Siam)9
300
Bangkok, Thailand
June 20
Singapore, Malaysia (British Crown Colony)
904
Singapore, Malaysia
June 21
Bandoeng, Java, Indonesia (Dutch East Indies)10
560
Bandoeng, Java
June 24
Soerabaja, Java, Indonesia11
355
Soerabaja, Java, Indonesia
June 25
Bandoeng, Java, Indonesia12
355
Bandoeng, Java, Indonesia
June 27
Koepang, Timor, Indonesia
1165
Koepang, Timor, Indonesia
June 28
Port Darwin, Australia
500
Port Darwin, Australia
June 29
Lae, Papua New Guinea (Territory of New Guinea)13
1207
Lae, Papau New Guinea
July 2
Howland Island, U.S. Territory14
2556
Howland Island   Honolulu,Oahu, Hawaii (Territory of Hawaii)
1900
Honolulu, Hawaii   Oakland, California
2410

*Modern names for locations are used throughout. Former names are indicated in parentheses.

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