Not including Pluto, our solar system's 8 planets range in rotational length from 3 Earth months to 165 Earth years and their orbits around the sun range from 223,700,000 to 7,562,300,000 miles.

It takes **Mercury** 3 Earth months to complete one orbit around the sun. Its journey takes 223,700,000 miles to complete.

It takes **Venus** 7 Earth months to travel 422,500,000 miles around the sun.

Here on **Earth**, our trip around the sun takes one Earth year or 365.25 days. This is why we have a leap year every four years to account for the .25 days adding up to one whole day. Our orbit is 584,000,000 miles long**Mars**' orbit takes almost 2 Earth years to complete at 23 months and travels 888,000,000 miles around the sun. **Jupiter's** orbit is 3,037,000,000 miles long. It takes 142 Earth months or 11.83 years to complete. **Saturn's** orbit of 5,565,900,000 miles takes 354 Earth months (29.5 years) to complete.**Uranus** takes 84 Earth years (1,009 months) to travel its 11,201,300,000 mile long orbit around the sun. **Neptune's** 17,562,300,000 mile orbit is the longest both in length and time to complete. It takes 1,979 Earth months (164.92 years) to orbit the sun once.

If you include **Pluto**, it is the furthest and has the longest lasting orbit. It's orbit is 22,698,700,000 miles long and takes 2,977 Earth months (248 years).

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