5 Movies That Will Inspire You to Travel

For years Hollywood has taken us to places we never knew existed! Movies can give you the travel bug in an instant, they’re so good at giving you that “wish you were there” feeling!

Traditional movies like The Sound of Music took us early on to scenes of  historical Europe like the town of Salzburg in Austria.

More modern movies like The Bucket List not only got us started on our own personal list but gave us amazing scenes of the Himalayas and the pyramids in Egypt. Need inspiration to buy your next ticket? Here’s 5 great movies that will inspire you to pack your bags

The Sound of Music

This old favorite received 5 Academy awards. It takes place in Salzburg, Austria in 1965 with stars, Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

We are all familiar with the story of the nun who becomes governess to 7 children, but did you know that the Nonnberg Abbey was originally built in the year 714? Other amazing inspiring locations from this movie are the rolling hills in Salzburg, the Frohnburg Palace, Residenz Square, Felsenreitschule and  the famous Sound of Music Pavilion where Maria sang “I am 16 going on 17”.

Seven Years in Tibet

Author, Heinrich Harrer wrote this bestseller which was made into a movie. The beautiful scenic views of the mountains in Tibet as this man is welcomed to the ancient city of Lhasa are simply stunning.

 As Heinrich and Peter are mountaineering in the North of India, this movie offers amazing landscapes of The Himalayas, the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple in the city of Lhasa.

Eat, Pray, Love

Amazing scenes of India and Italy keeps us coming back for more when actress, Julia Roberts accomplishes what shes looking for as she travels to the cities of Bali and Ubud.

This movie will inspire you to eat more pasta, ride your bike around Bali, dance the night away on a beach, walk through the rice paddies of Ubud or even join an ashram in India.

Travelers from all over the world have been inspired to visit these destinations.

Midnight in Paris

Written and produced by Woody Allen, this movie takes us back in time to some wonderful inspirational scenes of historic Paris back in the early 1920’s.

If romance is on your mind and you’re up for traveling with your loved one, this movie is a must watch! Walk the streets of Paris, visit Notre Dame, sit at a little outdoor café, walk Versailles and visit the Sacre-Coeur.

The Bucket List

Another favorite, The Bucket List, with great actors, Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, has viewers thinking about their own travel bucket lists!

Imagine traveling the world the world seeing places like the pyramids in Egypt, going on a safari in Africa, climbing the Himalayas or enjoying the busy streets of Hong Kong.

Movies inspire and motivate us to travel, it’s such a great opportunity to experience life, learn about different cultures, meet new people.

What movies have inspired you to travel?

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6 Responses to 5 Movies That Will Inspire You to Travel

  1. Dan @ ThisWorldRocks.com November 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    This is a great list. I would add the recent visual-only documentary called Samsara. Here is a link to the trailer on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0xVp3N-M84 It is sure to inspire travel!

  2. SnarkyNomad November 12, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    I think my favorite was the Motorcycle Diaries. It’s not just a Che Guevara biography, but also a story of two guys that just want to see everything they can. It starts out as a funny travel story, and it gradually becomes deeper and deeper, until you can see the Che who wants to break his people out of poverty. It’s a very powerful movie.

  3. rebecca kroegel November 14, 2013 at 5:30 am #

    I think my favourites would have to be a map for saturday and last stop for paul. whilst not the best filmed they have great messages. 7 years in tibet is another really good movie.

  4. India Tourism Office November 25, 2013 at 5:14 am #

    Hey There, that’s a good list. I have seen this movie ‘Eat, Pray , Love’ and it truly inspired me to travel. I think ‘Into the wild’ should also be considered in this list. If you haven’t watch this movie, please do it. Christopher Mccadless was a true traveler.

  5. Jamie S. November 29, 2013 at 2:36 am #

    I remember Into the wild with that haunting soundtrack by Eddie Vedder made me want pack my bags and just run away..It was so simple for the kid in the movie to leave everything behind. Great idea this list.

  6. Catamaran Charter Thailand February 2, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    What about a movie called “The Beach”?, a 2000 adventure drama film based on the novel. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio. It was filmed on the Thai island famous Koh Phi Phi. This movie shows a lot of beautiful scenes of clear crystal blue water, white sand and interesting things in Thailand.