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The Best Documentaries About Traveling

List Criteria: Documentary films about travel

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.

The Best Documentaries About Traveling Films
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    Long Way Round 2004

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    Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 2005

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    An Idiot Abroad 2010

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    Long Way Down 2007

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    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days 1989

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

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    Michael Palin's New Europe 2007

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    Full Circle With Michael Palin 1997

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    Around the World in 80 Treasures 2005

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    Himalaya With Michael Palin 2004

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    By Any Means 2008

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    Don't Tell My Mother 2008

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    Passport to Europe: Germany, Switzerland & Austria 2005

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    Mile... Mile and a Half 2013

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    Sahara With Michael Palin 2002

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

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    Passport to Europe: Seven Fabulous Cities 2004

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    Madventures 2009

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    Flight of the Butterflies 2012

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    Wild China 2008

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    Sur­vivor­man 2004

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    On Hannibal's Trail 2010

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    The Drifter 2009

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    Pole to Pole 1992

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    Passport to Europe: England, Ireland & Scotland 2007

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    Scotland Revealed 2009

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    Disney Parks 2010

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    The Edge of Never 2009

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    Man Shops Globe 2009

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    Vague Direction 2012

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    Maidentrip 2013

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    Everest: Beyond the Limit 2006

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    Marley Africa Road Trip 2011

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    Get Outta Town 2007

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    Word Travels 2008

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