Travel Quiz Questions and Answers | The Best Travel Trivia 2020

Looking to host an online quiz with friends and family? Or you’re in charge of the local pub quiz and want to theme it around your favourite pursuit: travel? We’ve put together a bumper list of the best travel quiz questions and answers, a mix of easy, medium and difficult that might have your contestants scratching their heads.

Separated into an easy general knowledge round as well as rounds per continent, you could always add a Picture Round – get yourself a few pictures of landmarks off Getty Images or even on free platforms like Unsplash – and get your quizzers to guess the country your iconic landmark is situated within.

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General Knowledge Travel Quiz

It’s always a good idea to put together some cracking travel quiz questions and answers that are a bit more general, to get everyone fired up. Here are ten brilliant quiz questions for a general knowledge round:

Complete the travel quote: Not all those that wander are….
Lost

Name the two countries in the world beginning with the letter ‘S’ that have a sword or a saber on the national flag.
Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia

On which continent would you find Lake Vostock?
Antarctica

Which is bigger? Europe or Antarctica? 
Antarctica

Which of these is biggest in surface area: Russia, China or the planet Pluto?
Russia

Interesting fact: In a head-to-head surface area comparison of Russia vs Pluto, Russia is slightly larger at 17,075,200 square kilometres, while Pluto is 16,647,940 square kilometres.

Which is colder: The North Pole or South Pole? 
South Pole

Out of these four capital cities, which is the most northerly? Moscow, Tokyo, Helsinki or Ottawa?
Helsinki

Which of these three capital cities is the most southerly? Pretoria, Santiago or Canberra?
Canberra

Where in the world would you find the largest volcano?
Hawaii

In terms of area, which is the world’s largest landlocked country? Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Egypt or Paraguay?
Kazakhstan 

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Kazakhstan

Europe Travel Quiz Questions

We’ve divided up the world into the continents, starting off with Europe. From France to Finland, try out one of these fantastic ten travel trivia questions and answers about the countries of Europe.

In which city is the iconic landmark Big Ben located?
London, England

Tallinn is the capital city of which Eastern European country?
Estonia

What are Neuschwanstein and Balmoral?
Castles

What country is LEGO from?
Denmark

What French wine region ends in the letter x?
Bordeaux

What is the largest island in Greece?
Crete

Which country has the most islands in the world?
Sweden

Interesting fact: Sweden has an estimated total of 221,800 islands and a population of 10 million people. That would mean that there’s a density of only 45 people per island!

Which European capital city is divided by canals into about 90 islands joined by about 400 bridges?
Amsterdam

Which European country’s flag has the most colours on it?
Croatia

Which singer had a hit song with the title ‘Budapest’, dedicated to the Hungarian capital city?
George Ezra

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Budapest, Hungary

Asia Travel Quiz Questions

Whether it’s obscure facts about China or the easy questions about capital cities, test their knowledge with one of these travel quiz questions and answers about Asia.

In which country would you find the Luzon islands?
The Philippines

In which country would you find the Taj Mahal?
India

In which mountain range would you find Mount Everest?
The Himalayas

What is Annapurna?
A mountain in the Himalayas

What is the capital of Vietnam?
Hanoi

What is the currency of Myanmar?
Kyat

What is the national animal of Thailand?
The Thai (or Asian) elephant

What is the world’s biggest port, based on volume of cargo?
Shanghai

Which is the largest city in Asia by area?
Beijing

The Komodo National Park is famous for its Komodo Dragons. In which country would you find the Park?
Indonesia

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Komodo National Park, Indonesia

North America Travel Quiz Questions

This round is great for those with specialist knowledge of the USA, Canada or Mexico. And, even if they don’t, hopefully they can swing an answer or two.

Which country has the longest coastline in the world?
Canada

Which Canadian city is home to the ice hockey team the Maple Leafs?
Toronto

Which is the oldest and largest national park in the USA?
Yellowstone

The Rio Grande forms part of the boundary between the US and which other country?
Mexico

How many white stripes are there on the United States of America flag?
Six

Interesting fact: The stripes represent the original 13 Colonies and the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colours of the flag are symbolic as well; red symbolises hardiness and valour, white symbolizes purity and innocence, and blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.

Which American state comes first alphabetically?
Alabama

What is the official nickname of the state of Texas?
The Lone Star State

How many US states are prefixed by the word ‘New’?
4 (New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico and New York)

What is the capital of Mexico?
Mexico City

What is the capital of the US state of Massachusetts?
Boston

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Boston Massachussetts USA

South America Travel Quiz Questions

Have your quizzers read up on the capital cities of South America, or know their Paraguay from their Peru? Test their mettle with these 10 great travel quiz questions and answers related to South America.

Which capital city has a name that translates as ‘Good Airs’ in English?
Buenos Aires

Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfall, is located in which country?
Venezuela

Which Colombian city is notorious for being the centre of the cocaine smuggling business?
Medellin

In which country would you find the town of Fray Bentos?
Uruguay

Name either of the two South American countries that have no coastline?
Bolivia or Paraguay

Which is the biggest city in South America, by population size?
São Paulo, Brazil

Interesting fact: There are about 12 million people living in the Brazilian capital with about 44 million in the state.

Which sea lies at the western end of the Panama canal?
Caribbean

In which country would you find Sugar Loaf Mountain?
Brazil

In which South American country would you find Machu Picchu?
Peru

In which two countries would you find Patagonia?
Argentina and Chile

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Patagonia, Argentina

Africa Travel Quiz Questions

From the pyramids near Cairo to the mountain looming over coastal South African city, Cape Town, even the most avid traveller will find these questions a little tricky.

In which country would you find the town of Timbuktu?
Mali

In which country in Africa would you find the Skeleton Coast?
Namibia

What land area is Africa as a percentage of the world’s land area? To the nearest ten. 
22%

What is the only country in the world with an AK 47 assault rifle depicted on its national flag?
Mozambique

Interesting fact: The rifle is meant to represent the struggle for independence, standing for vigilance and defence. It is one of four national flags of UN member states that features a firearm, alongside Bolivia, Guatemala and Haiti.

The Victoria Falls waterfall lies on the border of which two African countries?
Zimbabwe and Zambia

In which city would you find the famous island prison of Robben Island?
Cape Town, South Africa

Which North African country uses the Dirham as its unit of currency?
Morocco

Of which African country is Ouagadougou the capital?
Burkina Faso

In which African desert would you find the ‘bushmen’?
The Kalahari

What is the world second largest fresh water lake? It borders Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya!
Lake Victoria

Australasia Travel Quiz Questions

Not sure how much your contestants know about the land ‘down under’, or nearby New Zealand and Papua New Guinea? Stretch their minds with this mix of easy and difficult geography quiz questions related to travel in Australasia.

The Great Barrier Reef is positioned off the coast of which Australian state?
Queensland

Which two oceans can be found to the east and west of Australia?
Pacific and Indian

What is the capital of New Zealand?
Wellington

In which country would you find the Great Sandy Desert?
Australia

Where in the world would you find the world’s longest place name?
New Zealand

Interesting fact: The 85 characters long Maori name for a hill in Hawke’s Bay is the longest place name found in any English-speaking country. It is, Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteaturipukakapikimaungah-oronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, which roughly translates as, “the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as the land-eater, played his nose flute to his loved ones”.

Which Australian island was discovered by Captain Cook in December 1777?
Christmas Island

What is the capital of Papua New Guinea?
Port Moresby

In which New Zealand town would you find the world’s first bungy jump?
Queenstown

What is the name of the world’s largest sand island, found in Australia?
Fraser Island

What other name is Ayers Rock known as?
Uluru

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Ayers Rock, Australia

We hope you’ve given you some inspiration for your epic travel quiz 2020, if not just some new places to visit on your next trip!

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