The best travel films to stream during lockdown

Staying at home and not being able to get your travel fix is hard for many of us. Being able to get out and visit new places can be really beneficial for our health, so it’s important to try and virtually travel whilst lockdown restrictions are still in place.

We spoke to Dennis Relojo-Howell, founder of Psychreg, who explained the health benefits of travelling: “Aside from learning new things and meeting new people, travelling can be really beneficial to our mental health. For instance, we mainly travel as a form of relaxation since it lowers our stress and allows us to relax physically and mentally.

“Other reasons travelling can be a health boost include enhancing your ability to be spontaneous, allowing yourself to learn how to communicate, boosting your self-confidence, shifting your perspective, and even getting to know yourself better.

“The pandemic has significantly affected our travel plans, but we can use this to our advantage. There are lots of travel films and TV shows available to stream as well as vlogs on YouTube – which can give us a feeling of being on a virtual travelling expedition and help us to explore some of the worlds most loved destinations from the safety of our homes.”

With this in mind, we’ve pulled together a list of the best travel films and documentaries available to stream now on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+, based on the type of traveller you are.



The Dawn Wall
Streaming service: Netflix
Length: 1hr 40 mins

If you’re a thrill seeking traveller, this true story of free climber Tommy Caldwell and partner Kevin Jorgeson is a must watch for you. The film follows the pair as they attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Available to stream now on Netflix, ‘The Dawn Wall’ will have you on the edge of your seat whilst also showcasing the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite.


Streaming service: Amazon Prime
Length: 1hr 55 mins

Starring Reese Witherspoon, this biographical adventure drama film follows a chronicle of one woman’s 1,100 mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in California, USA. If you’re inclined to a hiking or backpacking holiday, this is a great shout for you!


Wildlife lovers

Untamed Romania
Streaming service: Netflix
Length: 1hr 32 mins

In Romania, ancient forests and wetlands provide habitats to some of Europe's most iconic wildlife. Focusing on the Carpathian Mountains and the Danube Delta, this documentary explores how Romania’s amazing wildlife roam free and endure the ever-changing seasons. The perfect watch to celebrate nature in all it’s beauty and diversity.


Big Sur: Wild California
Streaming service: Disney+
Length: 47 mins

This National Geographic feature film focuses on California’s Big Sur, delving into the coastline’s surge in wildlife. You’ll get to experience the must see destination through the eyes of condors, sea otters and mountain lions. Suitable for the whole family, this educational film will have you wanting to book your next adventure for 2021!


City Breakers

2 Days in Paris
Streaming service: Netflix
Length: 1 hr 36 mins

A romantic comedy from 2007, ‘2 Days in Paris’ sees Marion, a french photographer and Jack, an american designer plan a trip to Paris. The perfect city break fix for anyone missing the hustle and bustle of a busy European city and if you enjoy this film, there’s also a sequel titled ‘2 Days in New York’.



The Darjeeling Limited
Streaming service: Amazon Prime
Length: 1 hr 31 mins

From the legendary director, Wes Anderson, ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ follows three brothers who agree to meet in India a year after their fathers funeral for a spiritual journey on board a luxury train. The film showcases amazing scenery, nature and local attractions. For anyone looking to explore more unique destinations, add this to your watchlist!


Pedal the World
Streaming service: Netflix
Length: 1 hr 24 mins

Over the course of one year, this documentary film follows Felix Starck as he documents his 18,000 km cycle across 22 countries. A must watch for anyone craving some wanderlust, you’ll see Felix as he journeys through locations including Serbia, North Macedonia and Turkey.


We’d love to hear about your travel film and documentary recommendations as well as where you’ve been virtual travelling to. Tweet us or tag us on Instagram @UKCaravans4Hire

Published on December 3rd, 2020

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