The Best Documentaries About Traveling Films

The Best Documentaries About Traveling

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Who doesn’t daydream about travelling around the world in search of the most beautiful places imaginable? Nothing is a better escape for the mind during a long work day than dreaming about the next vacations you’ll have and where you’ll spend them! There are many documentaries out there that show different parts of the world and even provide tips about how to travel safely. This list will answer that burning question, "What are the best documentaries about travel?"
 
No matter why you're interested in travel documentaries, there is certain to be the perfect one for you on this list! These films have been ranked as the absolute best to watch for the topic of traveling. Many of these focus on specific countries like Switzerland, Germany, Australia, Africa, Scotland, England and Ireland, while others feature real-life adventures that people have experienced, like climbing Mt. Everest or taking a cross country motorcycle ride.
 
This list has the best travel documentaries, including: An Idiot Abroad, By Any Means, Craigslist Joe, Michael Palin’s New Europe, Don’t Tell My Mother and Madventures. If you’ve seen any of the travel documentaries below, vote up your favorite. Or, add the doc you love, if it is missing from this list.


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    Long Way Round

    Long Way Round 2004

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    Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

    Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 2005

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    An Idiot Abroad

    An Idiot Abroad 2010

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    Long Way Down

    Long Way Down 2007

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    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days 1989

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    The National Parks: America's Best Idea
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    Rick Steves: European Travel Skills and Specials 2000-2009

    Rick Steves: European Travel Skills and Specials 2000-2009 2009

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    Michael Palin's New Europe

    Michael Palin's New Europe 2007

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    Full Circle With Michael Palin

    Full Circle With Michael Palin 1997

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    Around the World in 80 Treasures

    Around the World in 80 Treasures 2005

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    Himalaya With Michael Palin

    Himalaya With Michael Palin 2004

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    By Any Means

    By Any Means 2008

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    The Endless Summer
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    Passport to Europe: Germany, Switzerland & Austria

    Passport to Europe: Germany, Switzerland & Austria 2005

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    Don't Tell My Mother

    Don't Tell My Mother 2008

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    Ghost Adventures
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    Encounters at the End of the World
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    Mile... Mile and a Half

    Mile... Mile and a Half 2013

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    Sahara With Michael Palin

    Sahara With Michael Palin 2002

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    Passport to Europe: Seven Fabulous Cities
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    Passport to Europe: France & Italy
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    Rick Steves: Eastern Europe, Israel and Egypt 2000-2009

    Rick Steves: Eastern Europe, Israel and Egypt 2000-2009 2009

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    Flight of the Butterflies

    Flight of the Butterflies 2012

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    Madventures

    Madventures 2009

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    Wild China

    Wild China 2008

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    Chasing Ice
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    180° South
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    Sur­vivor­man

    Sur­vivor­man 2004

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    On Hannibal's Trail

    On Hannibal's Trail 2010

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    Pole to Pole

    Pole to Pole 1992

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    The Drifter

    The Drifter 2009

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    Lewis & Clark - The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
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    Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure
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    Passport to Europe: England, Ireland & Scotland

    Passport to Europe: England, Ireland & Scotland 2007

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    Craigslist Joe
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    Scotland Revealed

    Scotland Revealed 2009

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    Disney Parks

    Disney Parks 2010

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    Everest: Beyond the Limit

    Everest: Beyond the Limit 2006

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    Vague Direction

    Vague Direction 2012

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    Man Shops Globe

    Man Shops Globe 2009

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    The Edge of Never

    The Edge of Never 2009

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    Maidentrip
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    Word Travels

    Word Travels 2008

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    Marley Africa Road Trip

    Marley Africa Road Trip 2011

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    Get Outta Town

    Get Outta Town 2007

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