How far can you walk in a day?

Question: How far can you walk in a day?

How far you can walk in a day depends of course on how fast you can walk and how many hours you walk. This again depends on factors such as your health and time available.

Anyway, we timed a few people of 'fair health' and found the average to be about 3 miles per hour. To put this in context, here are some scenarios you may find interesting:

If you walk for 8 hours, you would cover 24 miles.

If you make walking your full-time job, working 40 hours per week, you would cover 120 miles per week, 480 miles per month, or 5760 miles per year.

The road distance between New York and Los Angeles is about 2,800 miles. Thus, if you could walk 8 hours per day, it would take you about 116 days to walk across America coast to coast.

As we know from What is Earth's Circumference, Earth's circumference is 25,000 miles at the equator. Thus, if you could walk 8 hours per day, it would take 1040 days to circle Earth by foot. Of course that assumes that they made a nice road with bridges and tunnels along the entire length of the equator.

We hope so. Happy walking!

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