In 1872, Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman, bets 20,000 pounds that he can travel around the world in 80 days. Remember, there were no airplanes or other types of high speed travel.
Fogg and his servant, Passepourtout, leave from London, England and travel across four continents on their trip. In India, they meet a beautiful princess and save her life. She joins them on the journey and falls in love with Phileas Fogg.
They are followed around the world by Detective Fix, who has mistaken Fogg for a bank robber. He causes the group lots of trouble and delays, and finally arrests Fogg on the last day of the journey.
The trip was also delayed by storms at sea, unfinished railroad tracks, and an Indian attack in the American West.