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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:Travels

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Arthur Conan Doyle was a frequent traveller. Not counting his travels inside UK, here is the list of his numerous travels abroad:



Travels

1875

  • Aged 16, he went to Stella Matutina (a Stonyhurst branch school) in Feldkirch (Austria) where he stayed one year.

1876

  • Returning from Austria in june, he went to Paris (France) to visit his Godfather and Great-Uncle Michael Edward Conan, for a few weeks.

1880

  • Aged 21, he served as surgeon on the Greenland whaler Hope for 7 months in the Arctic.

1881-1882

  • Conan Doyle went to Lismore (Ireland) for holidays with friends.
  • From october 1881 to january 1882, he served as surgeon on board the SS Mayumba to West Africa


Voyage of Arthur Conan Doyle to West Africa aboard SS Mayumba (22 october 1881 - 14 january 1882)
Read the Conan Doyle's account: The Voyage to West Africa.


1888

  • In november, he visited Paris (France).

1890

  • In november, he went to Berlin (Germany) to investigate the Robert Koch's tuberculosis cure.

1891

  • In january, he went to Vienna (Austria) with his wife Louisa to study ophtalmology.
  • When they left Vienna, they went to Paris, Venice and Milan.
  • In august, he made a cricket tour in Holland.

1892

  • In august, he visited Norway with Louise (pregnant with Kinsgley), Connie and Jerome K. Jerome.

1893

  • He toured in Switzerland, visiting Reichenbach Falls, Davos, Lucerne and Zermatt.

1894

  • During summer, Conan Doyle and family spent holidays at Maloja (Switzerland).
  • In september, he and his brother Innes travelled in USA and Canada for a lecturing tour during 3 months.
  • He returned to Davos (Switzerland) at Christmas.


Voyage of Arthur Conan Doyle and Innes Doyle to East USA (2 october - 8 december 1894)
Read the Conan Doyle's account in The Great Break.


1895

  • He went several times in Switzerland (Caux, Maloja, Lucerne) for the sake of his wife.
  • They crossed Italy to reach Egypt and Sudan for a 6-month trip.


Voyage of Arthur Conan Doyle, Louise and Caroline (Lottie) (november 1895 - april 1896)
Read the Conan Doyle's account in Egypt in 1896.


1900

  • He sailed to Cape Town, South Africa with the Langham Hospital for the Boer war for 5 months.

1902

  • In april, he went to Italy, Switzerland and France.

1907

  • In september-november, Conan Doyle and his new wife Jean spent their honeymoon in Paris, Berlin, Venice, Rome, Constantinople, Dresden, Naples, Athens, Smyrna.


Honeymoon Voyage of Arthur and Lady Conan Doyle in Europe (21 september - 14 november 1907)

1909

  • In september, Conan Doyle and Jean went to Mediterranean (Portugal, Spain and Morocco).

1911



1912

  • In september, he was in Le Touquet, France.

1913

  • In may, Conan Doyle ad Jean went to the Riviera in France, Egypt, Greece, Italy and Switzerland.

1914

  • From may to july, Conan Doyle and Jean toured in USA and Canada lecturing about literature.


Voyage of Arthur and Lady Conan Doyle to USA and Canada (27 may - 3 july 1914)
Read Conan Doyle's account in Memories and Adventures: XXV. TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS IN 1914.


1916

  • Conan Doyle visited the War Front in France and met his brother Innes and his son Kingsley as well as in North Italy to inspect the Italian army.


Arthur Conan Doyle's visits to war front in France (may-june 1916)
Read Conan Doyle's account in Memories and Adventures: XXVIII. Experiences on the British front and XXX. Experiences on the French front.


1920-1921

  • From september 1920 to march 1921, Conan Doyle visited Australia and New Zealand for a lecturing tour about spiritualism.


Voyage of Arthur Conan Doyle and family to Australia and New Zealand (september 1920 - february 1921)
Read the Conan Doyle's account: The Wanderings of a Spiritualist.


1922

  • From april to june 1922, Conan Doyle with Jean and his 3 children toured in USA and Canada for a lecturing tour about spiritualism.


Voyage of Arthur and Family to USA and Canada (9 april - 22 june 1922)
Read the Conan Doyle's account in Our American Adventure.


1923

  • He toured again in USA and Canada from march to august.


Voyage of Arthur and Family to USA and Canada (28 march - 4 august 1923)
Read the Conan Doyle's account in Our Second American Adventure.


1924

  • In december, he took some rest in Grinwald, Switzerland.

1928

  • From november 1928 to april 1929, Conan Doyle and his family travelled around Africa from South Africa to Egypt.


Voyage of Arthur Conan Doyle and family to Africa (november 1928 - april 1929)
Read the Conan Doyle's account: Our African Winter.


1929

  • He continued touring giving lectures about spiritualism in Europe: Scandinavia, Holland, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.


After these last tours, Arthur Conan Doyle was too exhausted to travel again...






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