The best travel TV shows to stream now

With travel restrictions currently stopping many of us from exploring new places, we’ve pulled together the ultimate guide to the best travel TV shows and documentaries available to stream now on Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime and All 4.

To help you find which shows are best suited for you, we’ve grouped the best TV shows and documentaries by the type of traveller these are catered to, as well as how much time it would set you back to indulge in the full series.

 

Adventurers

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Streaming service: Netflix
No. of episodes: 104
Total time to watch all episodes: 3.1 days

If you’ve got time to kill and are interested in exploring lesser known places around the world, ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’ is for you. This series focuses on travel as well as cuisine and won 12 Emmy Awards from 12 seasons worth of content. With 104 episodes lasting around 60 minutes each, viewers could fly around the world 1.63 times in the time it would take to watch every single episode.

Japan: Between Earth and Sky
Streaming service: Disney+
No. of episodes: 3
Total time to watch all episodes: 2.2 hours

For adventurers looking for more of a quick fix, this three part series on Disney+ reveals the mystery of some of the most beautiful sites in Japan. Viewers will be able to explore the country and all its glory in 2.2 hours, that’s less time than it would take to fly to the Algarve! 

Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father
Streaming service: Netflix
No. of episodes: 15
Total time to watch all episodes: 7.5 hours

If you’re on the hunt for some light hearted fun, with a laid back travelling experience, ‘Jack Whitehall: Travel with My Father’ is the perfect pick for you! This series follows comedian Jack Whitehall on a trip of a lifetime with his father. Exploring countries all over the world, with the latest series starting in Australia, you’ll see the pair go on a series of adventures all whilst bringing some side splitting laughs along the way. There are currently 15 episodes available to stream which will take 7.5 hours from your schedule, around the same time it would take to fly to New York.

 

Wildlife lovers

Wild Sri Lanka

Streaming service: Disney+
No. of episodes: 3
Total time to watch all episodes: 2.2 hours

Disney+ is host to so many amazing wildlife documentaries, but this three part series focuses on the nature and wildlife in Sri Lanka. Split across ‘Sea of Giants’, ‘Wake of the Leopard’ and ‘Monkey in the Clouds’, each episode explores the sea, plains and forests of Sri Lanka and is the ideal watch for anyone missing their wildlife getaways. If you were to actually fly to Sri Lanka, it would on average be 10.5 hours from the UK so settle in at home on the sofa and indulge in this bitesize trip whilst you can!

 

America’s National Parks
Streaming service: Disney+
No. of episodes: 8
Total time to watch all episodes: 5.9 hours

If you’re missing out on a US holiday this year, this series on Disney+ could help fill that void. Across 8 episodes, Disney+ brings you the breathtaking landscapes and majestic animals in 8 US national parks. With the full series lasting 5.9 hours, you wouldn’t even be able to fly across the pond during that time! Stand out episodes include Yosemite, Everglades and the Grand Canyon.

 

City Breakers 

Travel Man
Streaming service: All 4
No. of episodes: 48
Total time to watch all episodes:19.2 hours

City breaks throughout the year are the ideal way of getting away for a short holiday without breaking the bank. Whilst travel restrictions might have scuppered your plans to visit many of the worlds most loved cities, fear not as all 48 episodes of comedian Richard Ayoade’s Travel Man are available on All 4. With 19.2 hours of content, you can settle in at home and explore cities right around the world and discover the must see tourist attractions so you can plan your next trip.

 

Stay Here
Streaming service: Netflix
No. of episodes: 8
Total time to watch all episodes: 4 hours

If your favourite part of a city break is staying in a unique and quirky apartment then look no further then Netflix’s ‘Stay Here’ series. Each episode sees real estate agents reveal how to turn short terms rentals into money making showstoppers right around the world. Find your next boutique stay right here!

 

Foodie 

Street Food (Asia & Latin America)
Streaming service: Netflix
No. of episodes: 15
Total time to watch all episodes: 7.5 hours

Split across two seasons, this series delves into the rich culture of street food around the world. Particularly looking at Asia and Latin America, foodies will love this TV show but be warned - it will make you feel seriously hungry! Spread across 7.5 hours, you’ll find some great inspiration to get cooking at home.

 

Wellness

Down to Earth with Zac Efron
Streaming service: Netflix
No. of episodes: 8
Total time to watch all episodes: 5.3 hours

If you’re more inclined to a wellness and spiritual focused getaway, then Netflix’s Down to Earth series with Zac Efron is the perfect watch for you. Across 8 episodes, Zac Efron explores the world with wellness experts searching for healthy and sustainable ways to live. Destinations covered off in the show include France, Puerto Rico, London, Iceland, Costa Rica, Peru and Sardinia.

 

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

 

Published on December 2nd, 2020

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