One of the most common plots in fiction is a tour to various notable places in the real world. Famous cities like Paris, London, New York City, and others are a must. Expect a map to show up as the participants head to their next destination. If the traveling is greatly compressed, then it's a case of TravelMontage. AvengersAssemble can lead into this if the characters assembling are in different countries. The pieces of DismantledMacGuffin also have a good chance of being situated all over the
world. Depending on the characters traveling, though, the focus might not be simply visiting the sites but ''utterly destroying them.''

Works that follow this plot structure are generally based in reality, or an UrbanFantasy.

Bored tropers can do this for themselves with Website/{{Google}} Maps and its Street View function.

Please note that to qualify for this trope, the settings must be real-world places, and that the characters have an actual place to stay and aren't always traveling (that would be WalkingTheEarth).

Compare SequelGoesForeign. See also WalkingTheEarth.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The heroes of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' find themselves travelling around the world to take down black spires planted by the villains.
* In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', Domon Kasshu travels around the world to fight other Gundam Fighters.
* In ''Anime/StreetFighterIIV'', martial artists Ryu and Ken go on a World Tour to find strong fighters to battle against and improve their skills.
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[[folder:Film - Animated]]
* The sequel to ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', as well as its spin-off ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'', take place during an international race.
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[[folder:Film - Live Action]]
* The ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' movies feature many different, often exotic, locales and a map with their travelling route is shown, along with the famous theme.
* ''Film/TheGreatRace'' was a transcontinental road race from New York to Paris. It crossed the United States and most of Europe, featuring a number of places along the way.
* ''Film/{{North}}'' has its child protagonist searching for new parents around the globe. The ones he finds are generally giant stereotypes.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' is the UrExample.
* ''Literature/TheFantasticFlyingJourney'' by Creator/GeraldDurrell is about three children and their uncle travelling around the world.
* Paul Theroux's nonfiction travelogue ''The Great Railway Bazaar'' chronicled the author's journey from Paris to Istanbul on the Orient Express, and his subsequent journey by road and rail across Asia, during the early 1970s.
* ''Innocents Abroad'' by Creator/MarkTwain is a nonfiction account of travelling through Europe, and his observations of Americans travelling with him, in the late 1800s.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The whole premise behind ''Series/TheAmazingRace''.
* ''Series/ISpy'' traveled the world, filming much of it on location.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The music video for Music/PhilCollins' "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRY1NG1P_kw Take Me Home]]" depicts him hobnobbing around famous city landmarks around the world - in particular, UsefulNotes/{{London}}, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}}, [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Stockholm]], UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}}, UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}, Memphis, UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, [[TheWindyCity Chicago]], [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]], and [[UsefulNotes/StLouis St Louis]].
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* ''Pinball/AttackFromMars'' had the player stopping the Martians from [[MonumentalDamage destroying various landmarks.]]
* ''Ripley's Believe it or Not!'' also had the player visiting every continent, always initiated by Ripley saying "It's time to visit [continent]!"
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Rampage}}'' has the monsters visiting various locales to destroy them. One game is even named ''World Tour''.
* ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon 3'' has the brothers traveling to various locations around the globe to collect the {{MacGuffin}}s.
* While ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal 1'' was set in 2005 Los Angeles, almost every iteration since that has become a world tour. In fact, the second game made this an actual plot point.
* ''VideoGame/DuckTales'' and its sequel had stages set in various locales, each with a treasure to collect.
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartVsTheWorld'' has Bart win a treasure hunt around the world by winning a Krusty the Clown art contest. The places he and Krusty visit are Egypt, China, the North Pole, and Hollywood, and along the way, they encounter the relatives of Mr. Burns, who serve as the game's bosses.
** Later, this is downplayed by ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame'', which has a level where you go around several sets made to look like famous real-world locations.
* ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' had its titular character traveling to several {{Theme Park Version}}s of famous real-world locations to bring the planet back together.
* In ''[[VideoGame/FrontMission Front Mission Gun Hazard]]'', you will travel by Bergan (Sweden), Borukta and Sibiriska (Russia), Cenktrich (Turkey), Al Hari (Saudi Arabia), Zambola (Angola), Macchu Pichu (Peru), Esporte (Brazil) and the shop only United States and [[SecretShop Australia]].
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines'' is unique in the series for having the stages be various castles across Europe.
* ''Where in the World is Franchise/CarmenSandiego?'' Guess you'll have to travel the globe to find out!
* Given ''VideoGame/GuitarHero''[='=]s general theme of simulating the rocker experience, and that one game in the series is specifically named ''World Tour'', then it can be assumed that this trope is in play.
* Every ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' game has the chosen character fighting the others in their home countries. [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII The second game]] was even titled "The World Warrior"!
* In ''VideoGame/{{Quackshot}}'', Donald travels to Duckburg (United States), Mexico, Transylvania, Maharajah (India), Egypt, South Pole, Viking Ship (in the Norwegian Sea) and the [[TempleOfDoom Treasure Island]] in Atlantic Ocean.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLuckyDimeCaper'', Donald Duck travels to Canada, USA, Peru, Hawaii, Egypt, Antarctica and Italy.
* ''VideoGame/DynamiteDux'' downplays this, as three of the stages are based on Japan, Texas, and Chicago.
* ''VideoGame/EarnestEvans'' travels around the world in his game. You'd only know this from the map, however, since [[WidgetSeries the levels look nothing like their real-world counterparts.]]
--> '''[[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} slowbeef:]]''' ...wait a minute, did all of that happen in ''Maine?''
* In the ''VideoGame/TaleSpin'' video game for the Sega Genesis, Baloo and Kit collect cargo boxes from various locations around the world in order to beat Shere Khan's seven day record and win a lifetime work contract from the city. Among their locations are Italy, Greece, Egypt, India, New York, and San Francisco.
* ''VidoeGame/NinjaBaseballBatMan'' has the bat men travel to Seattle, San Francisco (or just Cisco), Las Vegas, Texas, Florida, and Chicago.
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[[folder:Web Video]]
* The first and third episodes of ''Chris and Scottie's Road Trip'', a series by [[WebVideo/TheIrateGamer Chris Bores]], have its titular protagonists traveling across the world and encountering various national stereotypes. (The second episode stays in the US instead.)
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DoctorRabbit[='=]s World Tour'' has the titular dentist pick up kids from various countries to teach them about proper dental care.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure'' is about the Chipmunks and the Chipettes competing in a balloon race around the world (which is really just a cover for diamond smuggling).
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama World Tour]]'', obviously.
* Done in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb: Summer Belongs to You!''
* ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats'', as adapted by Creator/HannaBarbera, routinely gave a concert at some global metropolis, thwarting a MadScientist or CardCarryingVillain in the process.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' had some episodes where Goliath, Elisa and Bronx toured the world with Goliath's long lost daughter Angela in a magic boat. The purpose of this story line was to have Goliath and Elisa grow as a couple and new character Angela to develop as an individual.
* ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldWithWillyFog'', being an adaptation of ''Around the World in 80 Days'', follows this trope.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Of course, several sporting events (i.e. FormulaOne) travel to places around the world.
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