Marco Polo traveled by land from Venice, Italy to China in 1271. It took him four years to get to his destination. He did not use a ship for the trip.
Marco Polo spent 24 years traveling through Europe and Asia on this one trip. Seventeen of those years were spent in China with the Kublai Khan. He kept a detailed journal of his trip that was subsequently printed and distributed throughout Europe.
Sometimes Marco Polo's journey is confused with Christopher Columbus and the ships he used, which are well-known, and their names were the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Columbus attempted to find a water route to the same locations that Marco Polo traveled to, but he discovered America instead.