Trace the Route of Francis Drake on a Map

Can you name all the countries visited by famed English navigator and privateer Sir Francis Drake during his 1577-1580 circumnavigation of the globe?
Overseas territory indicated with a square; for this answer, both the name of the territory and the country it belongs to will work.
Whether he visited one of these locations is uncertain. See comments for details.
Quiz by JWatson24
Last updated: January 19, 2022
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United Kingdom
Canary Islands (Spain)
Cape Verde
Costa Rica
El Salvador
United States of America
South Africa
Sierra Leone
United Kingdom
Level 71
Jun 11, 2021
One thing worth mentioning is that Drake might not have gone to the Palau, but the Yap Islands of Micronesia instead. The places are ethnologically similar and geographically close enough that it's feasible that Drake went to either based on his descriptions. I chose Palau because the evidence seems to favor it slightly, but there's also a lot of evidence that suggests Micronesia.

There are other places that are up for debate: some say he went further north than California, up to Oregon, and some say he visited Cape Horn, several hundred kilometers south of Tierra del Fuego. There isn't strong evidence in favor of either though. The only place where scholars seem to seriously disagree are Palau vs. Micronesia.

Also, if you like this quiz, check out the others in the series!

Level 62
Jun 13, 2021
Cool quiz! Had to do it twice though, as the first time I messed up and thought I had to guess where he goes next, not remembering that the end of the line is what is being asked...!
Level 71
Jun 13, 2021
Haha, glad you liked it :)
Level 65
Jul 5, 2021
Sorry for taking so long to try out this amazing quiz. Gladly nominated, as always. 😊
Level 71
Jul 5, 2021
Thanks! No need to be sorry :)
Level 84
Jan 18, 2022
The path draws too quickly, compared to your other quizzes in this series.
Level 71
Jan 18, 2022
Yeah sorry. I never got around to updating this with the new animations. I'll try to get around to this as soon as possible--I could probably do it today or tomorrow. Thanks for reminding me!
Level 67
Jun 19, 2022
This mf in San Francisco before San Francisco was here 😂🤌🏽
Level 79
Sep 14, 2022
it seems that Drake went on some long voyages without touching land, compared to the other explorers in the series - a thing I didn't know, but now I do.

Another splendid quiz Mr Watson. A most enjoyable series.

Level 71
Sep 14, 2022
Thanks so much EcceHomo! I saw you left comments on all of my comments, and while I don't have time to reply to all of them right now, it always makes me happy to see it when people get a lot out of my quizzes (especially this series!).