Amazing places Barack Obama traveled during his presidency

Being a President of the United States comes with a lot of perks: private planes, access to some of the world’s most guarded places, warm welcomes at every trip.

It’s safe to say President Barack Obama has done more traveling in his eight years in office than most of us will in our lifetimes.

On Air Force One, Obama has taken 445 trips to 56 different countries, over his entire presidential career. That’s 2,799 hours and 6 minutes of air time, or about 116 days. In other words, as POTUS 44 he was a serious globetrotter.

While a handful of those trips may have been for family relaxation time, most of them were done with work in mind. One of Obama’s most storied travels was when he visited Cuba, making him the first sitting United States president to visit the country in 88 years. Another highlight was Obama’s trip to Yosemite National Park to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Parks on Father’s Day weekend. (He brought the family along on that one.)

We sure are going to miss living vicariously through Obama’s Instagram posts and tweets, but here’s to hoping he and the rest of the Obama family gets to spend more time relaxing and less time working while on vacation in the years to come. And if you want to channel a little bit of Obama on your next trip, book your next trip with Plush Voyage today.

Great Sphinx in Giza, Egypt. Obama paid Egypt a one-day visit back in Summer 2009, but took some time to take in the incredible sights in Giza.

Great Sphinx in Giza, Egypt. Obama paid Egypt a one-day visit back in Summer 2009, but took some time to take in the incredible sights in Giza.

Centre Pompidou, Paris  Obama strolled the halls of Paris’s modern art museum, Centre Pompidou, before heading back to Washington, D.C. in June 2009. The rest of the family spent a few days in France’s capital city.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Obama strolled the halls of Paris’s modern art museum, Centre Pompidou, before heading back to Washington, D.C. in June 2009. The rest of the family spent a few days in France’s capital city.

National September 11 Memorial, New York City  Obama takes a moment of reflection at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

National September 11 Memorial, New York City

Obama takes a moment of reflection at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

Cape Coast Castle, Ghana  The entire First Family toured the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, before Obama gave a few remarks on the history of the centuries-old site.

Cape Coast Castle, Ghana

The entire First Family toured the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, before Obama gave a few remarks on the history of the centuries-old site.

Forbidden City in Beijing, China  Obama embarked on a tour of China’s Forbidden City in the summer of 2009.

Forbidden City in Beijing, China

Obama embarked on a tour of China’s Forbidden City in the summer of 2009.

Christ the Redeemer Stature in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  The First Family took a trip to Rio de Janeiro in March 2011, where they took in the most iconic sights (including the Christ the Redeemer statue) and spent some time relaxing with locals.

Christ the Redeemer Stature in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The First Family took a trip to Rio de Janeiro in March 2011, where they took in the most iconic sights (including the Christ the Redeemer statue) and spent some time relaxing with locals.

Esperanza Resort in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico  Obama takes a stroll with fellow presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Esperanza Resort in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Obama takes a stroll with fellow presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Montana  Obama tries his hand at fly fishing.

Montana

Obama tries his hand at fly fishing.

The Great Wall of China  Obama takes in the Chinese countryside in a rare quiet moment on The Great Wall of China.

The Great Wall of China

Obama takes in the Chinese countryside in a rare quiet moment on The Great Wall of China.

Holocaust Museum, Jerusalem  Obama addressed a crowd on the importance of “never again” when it comes to the treacherous moments of our world’s history. You can read the entire speech on the  White House website .

Holocaust Museum, Jerusalem

Obama addressed a crowd on the importance of “never again” when it comes to the treacherous moments of our world’s history. You can read the entire speech on the White House website.

Los Angeles Airport  Obama disembarks Air Force One in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Airport

Obama disembarks Air Force One in Los Angeles.

Acadia National Park, Maine  Obama hikes along Cadillac Mountain with his family at Acadia National Park in Maine.

Acadia National Park, Maine

Obama hikes along Cadillac Mountain with his family at Acadia National Park in Maine.

Edgartown, Massachusetts  Obama hits The Great Outdoors, taking some time to kayak while visiting Massachusetts.

Edgartown, Massachusetts

Obama hits The Great Outdoors, taking some time to kayak while visiting Massachusetts.

Seneca Falls, New York  Obama indulges in a photo opp at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York.

Seneca Falls, New York

Obama indulges in a photo opp at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York.

Seoul, Korea  During a trip to Korea, Obama pays a visit to The Blue House official residence and executive office the South Korean head of state while in Seoul.

Seoul, Korea

During a trip to Korea, Obama pays a visit to The Blue House official residence and executive office the South Korean head of state while in Seoul.

Stonehenge, England  The best presidential perk may be taking in the world’s most mysterious places minus the crowdslike the time Obama got to admire Stonehenge without the buzz of onlookers.

Stonehenge, England

The best presidential perk may be taking in the world’s most mysterious places minus the crowdslike the time Obama got to admire Stonehenge without the buzz of onlookers.

Newport, Rhode Island  Obama spent some time at Brenton Point in Newport, Rhode Island. White House Photographer Pete Souza named this as one of his favorite presidential photos of 2014.

Newport, Rhode Island

Obama spent some time at Brenton Point in Newport, Rhode Island. White House Photographer Pete Souza named this as one of his favorite presidential photos of 2014.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco  Obama admires a lesser-seen angle of the Golden Gate Bridge from afar.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Obama admires a lesser-seen angle of the Golden Gate Bridge from afar.

Krun, Germany  Angela Merkel joins Obama in what appears to be an intense conversation with the most scenic of views.

Krun, Germany

Angela Merkel joins Obama in what appears to be an intense conversation with the most scenic of views.

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska  Obama not only took in the sights of Kenai National Park by boat, but he also climbed a glacier during his visit.

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Obama not only took in the sights of Kenai National Park by boat, but he also climbed a glacier during his visit.

Hiroshima Memorial, Japan  On a visit in May 2016, Obama laid a wreath and took a moment of silence at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Japan.

Hiroshima Memorial, Japan

On a visit in May 2016, Obama laid a wreath and took a moment of silence at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Japan.

Havana, Cuba  Obama takes some time to talk with locals on his historic trip to Cuba.

Havana, Cuba

Obama takes some time to talk with locals on his historic trip to Cuba.

Pensacola, Florida  Even presidents like long walks on the beach.

Pensacola, Florida

Even presidents like long walks on the beach.

New Delhi, India  Obama pays a visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official home of the President of India, while on a trip in New Delhi.

New Delhi, India

Obama pays a visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official home of the President of India, while on a trip in New Delhi.

Panama Canal  The Panama Canal as viewed from the cockpit of Marine One, the name they give to any United StatesMarine Corps aircraft carrying the president at any given time.

Panama Canal

The Panama Canal as viewed from the cockpit of Marine One, the name they give to any United StatesMarine Corps aircraft carrying the president at any given time.

Argentina  Obama partakes in a Tango lesson while visiting Argentina.

Argentina

Obama partakes in a Tango lesson while visiting Argentina.

Globe Theater, London  Obama had the rare chance of experiencing the Globe Theater from the stage on a trip to London.

Globe Theater, London

Obama had the rare chance of experiencing the Globe Theater from the stage on a trip to London.

Hanoi, Vietnam  Obama escapes the rain with Anthony Bourdain after meeting for lunch in Hanoi.

Hanoi, Vietnam

Obama escapes the rain with Anthony Bourdain after meeting for lunch in Hanoi.

Manila Bay, Philippines  Obama takes a moment to appreciate the stunning scene that is a sunset in Manila Bay.

Manila Bay, Philippines

Obama takes a moment to appreciate the stunning scene that is a sunset in Manila Bay.

Kingston, Jamaica  A rainbow appears as Obama waves to nearby well-wishers.

Kingston, Jamaica

A rainbow appears as Obama waves to nearby well-wishers.