30 Best Travel Movies and TV Shows to Inspire Wanderlust

30 Travel Movies and Series to Inspire Wanderlust

Here's one die-hard movie buff's entertainment collection of favorite films and TV series that will inspire you to travel to all of their beautiful and unique filming locations.

Away We Go

Away We Go

 

“No one's in love like us, right?”


Travel to: Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Miami, Florida; Madison, Wisconsin; Montreal, Canada

 

Stars: Maya Rudolph, John Krasinski


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The Beach

The Beach 

 

“Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience.”

 

Travel to: Thailand

 

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton

 

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Captain Ron

Captain Ron

 

“El Caribe. The Spanish Main. It's the land of voodoo, hoodoo and all kinda weird shit.”


Travel to: the Caribbean

 

Stars: Kurt Russel, Martin Short

 

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The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

 

What really matters is what you believe.”

 

Travel to: Paris, France; London, England

 

 Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou

 

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Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

 

“We must always travel in hope.”

 

Travel to: England

Stars: Dan Stevens, Michele Dockery

 

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Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love

 

“I wanna go someplace where l can marvel at something.”

 

Travel to: Italy, India, Indonesia

 

Stars: Julia Roberts, Richard Jenkins

 

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Expedition Unknown

Expedition Unknown 

 

“I have an acute case of wanderlust.”

 

Travel to: The ends of the earth

 

Stars: Josh Gates

 

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

 

“Buy the ticket. Take the ride.”

 

Travel to: Las Vegas, Nevada, Hunter S. Thompson style 

Stars: Johnny Depp, Benecio Del Toro

 

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Game of Thrones

Games of Thrones

 

“Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.”

 

Travel to: Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, Spain, Croatia, Malta, Morocco

 

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Heady

 

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A Good Year

A Good Year

 

“La Siroque is a place of magic.”

 

Travel to: Provence, France

 

Stars: Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard

 

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Hector and the Search for Happiness

Hector and the Search for Happiness

 

“Happiness is feeling completely alive.” 

 

Travel to: China, Tibet, South Africa

 

Stars: Simon Pegg, Toni Collette

 

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An Idiot Abroad

An Idiot Abroad

 

“I always have a problem liking things I’m told I should like.”

 

Travel to: Anywhere

 

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Karl Pilkington

 

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The Layover

The Layover

 

“I think food, culture, people and landscape are all absolutely inseparable.”

 

Travel to: Everywhere

 

Stars: Anthony Bourdain

 

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The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

 

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.”

 

Travel to: New Zealand

Stars: Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom

 

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Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation 

 

“The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”

 

Travel to: Tokyo, Japan

 

Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson 

 

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Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

 

“That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me.”

 

Travel to: Paris, France

Stars: Owen Wilson, Michael Sheen 

 

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Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

 

“Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon.”

 

Travel to: Alaska

 

Stars: Rob Morrow, John Corbett

 

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The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency 

 

“I am just a tiny person in Africa, but there is a place for me, and for everybody, to sit down on this earth and touch it and call it their own.” 

 

Travel to: Botswana

 

Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose

 

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On the Road

On the Road

 

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”  

 

Travel to: New York, Illinois, California, Jack Kerouac style 

 

Stars: Kristin Stewart, Sam Riley 

 

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Outlander

Outlander

 

“It's a good country for myths. Things seem to take root here.”  

 

Travel to: Scotland 

 

Stars: Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe

 

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Portlandia

Portlandia

 

“The dream of the 90’s is alive in Portland.”

 

Travel to: Portland, Oregon

Stars: Fred Armison, Carrie Brownstein

 

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P.S. I Love You

P.S. I Love You

 

“Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you'll land among the stars.”  

 

Travel to: Ireland

 

Stars: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler 

 

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

 

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”

 

Travel to: Iceland, Greenland, Nepal

 

Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristin Wiig

 

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Sideways

Sideways

 

“If anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving.”

 

Travel to: California

 

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen 

 

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Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle 

 

“Destiny is something we've invented because we can't stand the fact that everything that happens is accidental.”

 

Travel to: Seattle, Washington; New York City, New York

 

Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan 

 

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The Trip

The Trip

 

"Gentlemen to bed! For we rise at daybreak!"

 

Travel to: England, Italy, Spain, Greece

 

Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon

 

Watch: The TripThe Trip to Italy, The Trip to Spain, The Trip to Greece

Twilight

The Twilight Saga

 

”And so the lion fell in love with the lamb.”

 

Travel to: Washington; Oregon; Louisiana; St Thomas; Vancouver, Canada; Montepulciano, Italy 

 

Stars: Kristin Stewart, Robert Pattinson

 

Watch: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn Part 1Breaking Dawn Part 2

Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun

 

"Life offers you a thousand chances... all you have to do is take one.” 

 

Travel to: Tuscany, Italy

Stars: Diane Lane, Sandra Oh

 

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Wild

Wild

 

"It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild... The experience was powerful and fundamental.” 

 

Travel to: California, Oregon, Washington

 

Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern

 

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Wild Hogs

Wild Hogs

 

“Come on, man, it's the open road. Riding free, that's the rush! This isn't freedom, this is a gas station built by the man, a prison for our souls!”

 

Travel to: New Mexico

 

Stars: John Travolta, Tim Allen

 

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