Over the course of more than three decades on the air, the eponymous family in The Simpsons has traveled all over the world. They went to China so Selma could adopt a baby, they went to Italy to pick up Mr. Burns’ new sports car, they went to Brazil to search for Lisa’s missing pen pal, and they went to Canada to smuggle back cheap prescription drugs.
Binge-watching every season of The Simpsons would provide a surprisingly useful education in world geography. From Mexico to the UK to Antarctica, the Simpson family has been to a bunch of different countries.
The Simpsons have been to China a few times. When Bart worked as a courier in “Bart on the Road,” he was sent to Hong Kong. In “Homer the Father,” Homer was sent to China to manage the construction of a nuclear power plant in China. In “Goo Goo Gai Pan,” the whole family went to China with Selma so she could pretend to be married to Homer to adopt a child.
France is another country that Homer and Bart went to individually in addition to the whole family going together. In “The Crepes of Wrath,” Principal Skinner transferred Bart to the French countryside in a foreign exchange scheme. In “The Devil Wears Nada,” Homer went to the Annual Nuclear Power Expo in Paris to act as Carl’s assistant.
In “Bart-Mangled Banner,” after the Simpsons escape from Alcatraz Prison, they’re picked up by a French freighter and move to France. However, before too long, they miss America, because that’s where all their stuff is.
In the episode “The Greatest Story Ever D’ohed,” Homer took the family on a church retreat to Jerusalem on Ned Flanders’ invitation. As it turned out, Ned extended the invitation in the hope of saving Homer’s soul.
14 The United Kingdom
When Bart found a $1,000 bill in the episode “The Regina Monologues,” Lisa convinced him to take the family on vacation to London. There, they met then-Prime Minister Tony Blair and accidentally got into a car accident with the Queen herself.
That wasn’t the Simpsons’ only jaunt to the United Kingdom. In “Monty Can’t Buy Me Love,” Homer accompanied Mr. Burns to the Scottish Highlands in a bid to capture the Loch Ness Monster.
After finding a golden giraffe cracker in a 30-year-old box of animal crackers in “Simpson Safari,” Homer won a family vacation to Tanzania. There, they met a chimp-friendly scientist named Dr. Joan Bushwell, a parody of Jane Goodall.
After trashing his 1936 Stutz Bearcat at the beginning of “The Italian Bob,” Mr. Burns sent Homer and his family to Italy to pick up his new sports car: a Lamborgotti Fasterossa. There, they found Sideshow Bob hiding out with his new wife and son.
When Bart found Denis Leary’s cell phone in “Lost Verizon,” Marge used the phone’s GPS tracker to keep tabs on him. To teach the family a lesson, Bart attached the GPS to a bird, which sent Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie all around the world. They ended up at Machu Picchu, which was Marge’s dream vacation.
When Homer lost all the family’s savings in “Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo,” they had to allow fate to choose their next vacation destination. They wound up flying to Japan with the cheap tickets of a last-minute booking.
The Simpsons took Grampa to Ireland in the episode “In the Name of the Grandfather.” Years earlier, Grampa spent the best night of his life at O’Flanagan’s Pub. Upon his return to the Emerald Isle, Grampa enjoyed a night of drinking at O’Flanagan’s with Homer.
In “Blame It on Lisa,” Lisa unwittingly drained Homer’s bank account by sponsoring a South American orphan named Ronaldo. When Ronaldo was reported missing, the Simpsons went to Rio de Janeiro to search for him and found that he’d become a celebrity in Brazil.
The Simpson family returned to Brazil in the episode “You Don’t Have to Live Like a Referee,” after Homer became a soccer referee and was recruited as a ref for the 2014 World Cup.
The Simpsons have visited Canada a few times. They went to Toronto to interrupt a movie shoot in “The Bart Wants What It Wants.” Homer went back and forth across the border to smuggle cheap prescription drugs from Winnipeg when Mr. Burns scrapped the plant’s health plan.
Homer and Marge got into curling and made it to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics in “Boy Meets Curl.” Lisa took part in the Spellympics in Calgary, Alberta, in “I’m Spelling as Fast as I Can.”
Homer has been to India twice. He accompanied Apu to the Kwik-E-Mart headquarters to beg for his job back in “Homer and Apu.” He was later sent to manage Mr. Burns’ new Indian power plant in “Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore.”
Homer went to Cuba with Mr. Burns and Smithers to attempt to buy the island from Fidel Castro in “The Trouble with Trillions.” Homer later returned to Cuba with the whole family, including Grampa, to get inexpensive medicare in “Havana Wild Weekend.”
4 The Netherlands
Bart and Homer went to the Netherlands with Krusty the Clown in “Elementary School Musical,” supposedly so Krusty could receive a Nobel Prize. But they were instead sent to The Hague so Krusty could be tried for international criminal activity.
Bart ended up in trouble of international proportions while trying to prove Lisa wrong in “Bart vs. Australia.” After making a prank call in an attempt to refute her claim that toilet water spins the other way down under, Bart sparked an international incident.
The State Department sent Bart to personally apologize to the people of Australia, but the Simpsons decided to turn the trip into a vacation. They ended up having to flee when Bart’s apology backfired – and accidentally brought a native species home with them.
To make up for the failure of the titular summer camp in “Kamp Krusty,” Krusty took the kids to Tijuana. When Sideshow Bob kidnapped Bart and took him to Five Corners in “The Bob Next Door,” he left a false trail that led the Simpson family to Mexico.
Bart had so much fun on the family’s cruise vacation in “A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again” that he faked a virus outbreak to keep the ship at sea. When the prank was rumbled, the family was kicked off the ship at the nearest land – Antarctica – where they made their own fun with the local penguin population.