Scenic Route Database

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Scenic Route Database! I have noticed there is so many threads of people asking what are some good scenic routes so I decided to make a thread that will include as much scenic routes as we can get. This will be heavily based on the Top Suggested Routes For 2023 thread by @IFA_YT so thanks for the format! Without further to do, let's get into it!

The length of the routes will be divided into short haul, medium haul, long haul, ultra long haul, and finally general aviation. Here is the flight time range of each category:

Short Haul 0-3 Hours
Medium Haul 3-6 Hours
Long Haul 6-9 Hours
Ultra-Long Haul 9+ Hours
General Aviation Any

Please suggest your favorite scenic flight below in the given template and I will add them to the list!

Template

Departure Airport ICAO: XXXX
Arrival Airport ICAO: XXXX
Flight Time: XX:XX
Suggested Aircraft:
Flightplan (Optional):


Short Haul

0-3 Hours


Denver to Boise

Departure Airport ICAO: KDEN
Arrival Airport ICAO: KBOI
Flight Time: 1:30
Suggested Aircraft: United Boeing 737-900
Flightplan: KDEN RALFI RAPDS PCKNS ZIMMR 4000N/10612W 4001N/10628W REAPS 4310N/11406W SOLDE DERSO KOURT BOLLS EREXE JOLTI KBOI

Johannesburg to Inhambane

Departure Airport ICAO: FAOR
Arrival Airport ICAO: FQIN
Flight Time: 1:30
Suggested Aircraft: Generic Bombardier Dash-8 Q400

Addis Ababa to Kilimanjaro

Departure Airport ICAO: HAAB
Arrival Airport ICAO: HTKJ
Flight Time: 2:10
Suggested Aircraft: Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900

Osaka to Okinoshima

Departure Airport ICAO: RJOO
Arrival Airport ICAO: RJNO
Flight Time: 0:50
Suggested Aircraft: Japan Airlines Boeing 737-800

Denver to Cody

Departure Airport ICAO: KDEN
Arrival Airport ICAO: KCOD
Flight Time: 1:10
Suggested Aircraft: United Express Bombardier CRJ-700

Singapore to Bali

Departure ICAO: WSSS
Arrival ICAO: WADD
Flight Time: 2:30
Suggested Aircraft: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

Kathmandu to Paro

Departure ICAO: VNKT
Arrival ICAO: VQPR
Flight Time: 0:45
Suggested Aircraft: Drukair Airbus A319

Auckland to Queenstown

Departure Airport ICAO: NZAA
Arrival Airport ICAO: NZQN
Flight Time: 1:30
Suggested Aircraft: Air New Zealand Airbus A320-200

Baku to Nakhchivan

Departure Airport: UBBB
Arrival Airport: UBBN
Flight time: 1:00
Suggested Aircraft: Azerbaijan A319
Flight Plan: GILA2B GILAB T444 XERBO N59 PARSU A422 TBZ R661 DULAV DULA2G
Notes: avoid Armenian Airspace you fly down to Iran (Tabriz) first then make a right turn and head north.

San Francisco to Seattle

Departure Airport: KSFO
Arrival Airport: KSEA
Flight time: 1:30
Suggested Aircraft: Alaska 737-800
Notes: Flies over all northwestern peaks

Riga to Gdansk

Departure Airport ICAO: EVRA
Arrival Airport ICAO: EPGD
Flight Time: 00:55
Suggested Aircraft: Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Flight Plan (Optional): EVRA RIA05 ABAKI ORVIX DIPEB PENOR NOW OKSIL GD922 IPLAM GD952 EPGD

Riga to Burgas

Departure Airport ICAO: EVRA
Arrival Airport ICAO: LBBG
Flight Time: 02:25
Suggested Aircraft: Air Baltic Airbus A220-300
Flightplan (Optional): EVRA D360L AKULI GUNTA SUWGI SIE RZ513 RZ523 SAG BRV VAKIS XILTI TUTLI BG368 LBBG

Sao Paulo to Foz Do Iguacu

Departure Airport ICAO: SBSP
Arrival Airport ICAO: SBFI
Flight Time: 1:00
Suggested Aircraft: LATAM Airbus A320-200
Flight Plan: LESA1A/LESA1B UZ58 LON UZ65 UPORU DORG1A/ANBA1A

Denver to Gunnison

Departure Airport ICAO: KDEN
Arrival Airport ICAO: KGUC
Flight Time: 00:30
Suggested Aircraft: United Express Bombardier CRJ-700
Flight Plan: BAYLR6 HBU

Dallas to Aspen

Departure Airport ICAO: KDFW
Arrival Airport ICAO: KASE
Flight Time: 1:45
Suggested Aircraft: American Eagle Embraer ERJ-175

La Paz to Santa Cruz

Departure Airport ICAO: SLLP
Arrival Airport ICAO: SLVR
Flight Time: 00:45
Suggested Aircraft: LATAM Airbus A320-200
Flight Plan: SALKO2 SALKO BITOT UM415 VIR

Tarija to Cochabamba

Departure Airport ICAO: SLTJ
Arrival Airport ICAO: SLCB
Flight Time: 00:35
Suggested Aircraft: LATAM Airbus A320-200
Flight Plan: EGETO1 ATESI SORSU UMGEV IVSIX ALC

Denver to Jackson

Departure Airport: KDEN
Arrival Airport: KJAC
Aircraft: United Airbus A320-200
Flight time: 1:10
Flight Plan: KDEN, DDRTH, IKDAW, ZEMTO, ROWEY, DNW, H19-Y, KJAC

Salt Lake City to Jackson

Departure Airport: KSLC
Arrival Airport: KJAC
Aircraft: Delta Airbus A319-100
Flight Time: 0:35
Flight Time: KSLC, RUGGD3-HOLTR Transition, TUVOC, MOSSS, DNW, H-19Y, JAC

More to be added


Medium Haul

3-6 Hours


Doha to Kathmandu

Departure Airport ICAO: OTHH
Arrival Airport ICAO: VNKT
Flight Time: 4:45
Suggested Aircraft: Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8
Flightplan: OTHH SOKEN DEMBO UKILA LABOV ALSEM ASTOG SOKAK 2553
N/5353E PATAT NOVSU SOLUV ASVIB NIPET KAPRO 2739N/7154E SURGO PAVRU 2709N/8212E 2709N/8324E PARSA SMR RATAN GURAS CD02 VNKT

Duluth to Fort Myers

Departure Airport ICAO: KDLH
Arrival Airport ICAO: KRSW
Flight Time: 3:30
Suggested Aircraft: Sun Country Boeing 737-800

Dubai to Kigali

Departure Airport ICAO: OMDB
Arrival Airport ICAO: HRYR
Flight Time: 5:30
Suggested Aircraft: Rwandair Airbus A330-300

Hong Kong to Kathmandu

Departure Airport ICAO: VHHH
Arrival Airport ICAO: VNKT
Flight Time: 4:10
Suggested Aircraft: Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300

Atlanta to Quito

Departure Airport ICAO: KATL
Arrival Airport ICAO: SEQM
Flight Time: 5:00
Suggested Aircraft: Delta Boeing 757-200
Flight Plan: POUNC2 GRGIA ARNNY SJI HOOCK L333 PISAD UL333 AXARO UL333 ILUBA UN420 IRATA ILTUR UM795 BOKAN UP533 QIT

Atlanta to Jackson

Departure Airport ICAO: KATL
Arrival Airport ICAO: KJAC
Flight Time: 3:15
Suggested Aircraft: Delta Boeing 757-200
Flight Plan: CUTTN2 HANKO GAD MEMFS BUM LBF JYMBO DNW JAC

more to be added


Long Haul

6-9 Hours


Istanbul to Nairobi

Departure Airport ICAO: LTFM
Arrival Airport ICAO: HKJK
Flight Time: 6:55
Suggested Aircraft: Turkish Airways Airbus A330-300
Flightplan: LTFM 4123N/2844E FM020 FM021 ELNUG 4104N/2849E 4101N/2856E FM043 ROCHE FM045 RATVU NUMTI 3924N/2938E DOKUB TEKDO UNEPI BABSA AYT DERYA TOMBI DASNI PEDER MAROS 3415N/3054E 3357N/3055E RASDA MELDO BLT DEGDI CVO SOLAM RASMI SEMRU NABED LXR DANOG UMINI ALEBA TOMRU PSD TOKAR BARKU ASM KONET TEXOK AVUNI ETGUL UMTOK RANSO GWZ GETOL SHALA OKNET RUDOL LOTAS 005S/3628E TIBET FD06 HKJK

Porto to Recife

Departure Airport ICAO: LPPT
Arrival Airport ICAO: SBRF
Flight Time: 7:50
Suggested Aircraft: TAP Air Portugal Airbus A330-900neo

Manchester to Amílcar

Departure Airport ICAO: EGCC
Arrival Airport ICAO: GVAC
Flight Time: 6:10
Suggested Aircraft: TUI Boeing 787-8

Orlando to Campinas

Departure Airport ICAO: KMCO
Arrival Airport ICAO: SBKP
Flight Time: 8:45
Suggested Aircraft: Azul Airbus A330-900Neo

more to be added


Ultra-Long Haul

9+ Hours


London to Tokyo

Departure Airport ICAO: EGLL
Arrival Airport ICAO: RJTT
Flight Time: 13:50
Suggested Aircraft: Japan Airways Boeing 777-300ER
Flightplan: EGLL D269D 5131N/039W 5131N/041W 5135N/041W UMLAT WOBUN WELIN AKUPA TIMPO ELVOS TNT 5323N/152W POL NELSA RIBEL ERGAB SHAPP ABEVI 5532N/357W NALAN 6500N/1000W 7400N/2000W 8000N/4000W 8200N/6000W 8200N/8000W 8200N/10000W 8100N/12000W OMEKA JUJXI MARCC MORLY NATES NIKLL NYMPH NUZAN NRKEY NIPPI NOGAL NUBDA NANNO NODAN NANAC ESNIP LOSVA AKRIT LALID 3557N/14117E MILIT RUSDA ESKEN POLIX GODIN NOVEL DREAD DENNY DATUM DARKS RJTT

Singapore to La Tontouta

Departure Airport ICAO: WSSS
Arrival Airport ICAO: NWWW
Flight Time: 9 hours, 30 minutes
Suggested Aircraft: AirCalin Airbus A330-900neo

London to Hong Kong

Departure Airport ICAO: EGLL
Arrival Airport ICAO: VHHH
Flight Time: 12:05
Suggested Aircraft: Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900

more to be added


General Aviation

Any Time


Puerto Natales to El Calafate (Best scenery in the game I'm not kidding)

Departure Airport ICAO: SCNT
Arrival Airport ICAO: SAWC
Flight Time: 2:18
Suggested Aircraft: Cessna 172 (Any GA works)
Flightplan: SCNT 5139S/7236W 5128S/7305W 5060S/7260W 5054S/7245W 5050S/7254W 5052S/7305W 5046S/7310W 5020S/7231W 5017S/7210W CD25 SAWC
Notes: You are flying between mountains the whole time, the flight plan loosely guides you but you will have to disconnect LNAV from time to time. Be vigilant throughout the flight.

more to be added



I’ve done the first few, now on to you guys! Have fun!

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Departure Airport ICAO: KDLH
Arrival Airport ICAO: KRSW
Flight Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Suggested Aircraft: Sun Country 738

On takeoff from Duluth, you pass over the stunning shores of Lake Superior, some of my favorite scenery in the game

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For some reason discourse is being glitchy so I’ll try to add it tomorrow

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Departure Airport ICAO: FAOR
Arrival Airport ICAO: FQIN
Flight Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Suggested Aircraft: LAM Mozambique flew it pre-COVID on their Dash-8, so a generic Dash-8 would work.

Departure Airport ICAO: OMDB
Arrival Airport ICAO: HRYR
Flight Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes
Suggested Aircraft: Rwandair A330-300

Departure Airport ICAO: HAAB
Arrival Airport ICAO: HTKJ
Flight Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Suggested Aircraft: Ethiopian Airlines A350-900

Departure Airport ICAO: RJOO
Arrival Airport ICAO: RJNO
Flight Time: 50 minutes
Suggested Aircraft: Japan Airlines B737-800 or E190

Departure Airport ICAO: VHHH
Arrival Airport ICAO: VNKT
Flight Time: 4 hours, 10 minutes
Suggested Aircraft: Cathay Pacific A330-300

Departure Airport ICAO: WSSS
Arrival Airport ICAO: NWWW
Flight Time: 9 hours, 30 minutes
Suggested Aircraft: AirCalin A330-900neo

Departure Airport ICAO: LPPT
Arrival Airport ICAO: SBRF
Flight Time: 7 hours, 50 minutes
Suggested Aircraft: TAP Air Portugal A330-900neo

Departure Airport ICAO: EGCC
Arrival Airport ICAO: GVAC
Flight Time: 6 hours, 10 minutes
Suggested Aircraft: TUI B787-8

Departure Airport ICAO: KDEN
Arrival Airport ICAO: KCOD
Flight Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Suggested Aircraft: United Express CRJ-700

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I’ll add it in 8 hrs : )

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No worries, thought of another couple routes, so will add them slowly to that post as I remember!

Departure ICAO: WSSS (Singapore)
Arrival ICAO: WADD (Bali)
Flight Time: ~2h 30min
Suggested Aircraft: Lion Air 737, Batik A320, Singapore Airlines 787-10/A330, Scoot 787-9, AirAsia A320, KLM 777-300ER, Garuda Indonesia 737, Jetstar A320

Departure ICAO: VNKT (Kathmandu)
Arrival ICAO: VQPR (Paro)
Flight Time: ~45min
Suggested Aircraft: Drukair A319

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oOoh. I’ll post a couple when I can get around to it. Just one thing— wouldn’t the flight plans depend heavily on weather, which affects runway(s) in use, altitude, routing for winds/turbulence, etc.? I think it might make more sense to just use fpltoif or whatever the website is— especially for the (ultra) long hauls…

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Departure Airport ICAO: NZAA
Arrival Airport ICAO: NZQN
Flight Time: 1:30
Suggested Aircraft: A320-200


Departure Airport ICAO: EGLL
Arrival Airport ICAO: VHHH
Flight Time: 12:05
Suggested Aircraft: B789, A359, B777


Going to add more as I think of more.

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Sometimes, but some flight plans will put you on a more scenic path than others if that makes sense.

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Ohhhh ok makes sense. I guess I’m just too much of a realism police 🤣

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I NEVER fly into VHHH. I always use VHHX, rain or shine or casual server with everyone crashing on the last turn.

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Departure Airport ICAO: KMCO
Arrival Airport ICAO: SBKP
Flight Time: 8hrs 45mind
Suggested Aircraft: Azul A330-900Neo
Flightplan (Optional):

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You have no idea the pain that sentence brings me. But fair enough as well!

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Got some homework to do before school so I’ll do these in 8 hours 😅

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Found some free time during school so I’ve added the ones requested so far : )

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I just flew KBOI-KDEN, and it only took 1:30. Would you mind fixing the flight time? I packed wayyy more fuel then I needed 😅 Very scenic flight though…

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yep, thanks for the info and sorry for the inconvenience!

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Departure Airport: UBBB
Arrival Airport: UBBN
Flight time: 1 hour
Suggested Aircraft: Azerbaijan A319 / Buta Airways E190
Flight Plan: GILA2B GILAB T444 XERBO N59 PARSU A422 TBZ R661 DULAV DULA2G

Please note to avoid Armenian Airspace you fly down to Iran (Tabriz) first then make a right turn and head north.

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Added, thanks!

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