Here is what we think the Best Travel Movies for families are.
Travel films are a great way to either get your kids excited about an upcoming trip, provide education, download to take with you on flights or long drives, provide inspiration, or allow you to escape with the movie as it transport you to another place.
All of these good family movies have some elements of travel to them; whether they have some great scenery based on their shooting locations or trigger the adventure of travel.
Check out some of our family favourites and grab some popcorn for some of the best wanderlust movies! Some of these are available with your Amazon Prime Video subscription, so create your own list of the Best Travel Movies and fill up your queue.
When we took our 1 year trip around the world, we had so many of these downloaded on the kid’s Ipads and rewatched these movies over and over as our family travel movies.
What You'll Find in This Post
- What is a good family movie to fill your wanderlust?
- Best Travel Movies for Kids
- Best Travel Movies For Younger Kids
- Rio 2
- Alvin & The Chipmunks – Chipwrecked & Road Chip
- Finding Nemo & Finding Dory
- Hotel Transylvania Series
- The Lion King – New & Classic
- Home Alone 2 – Lost in New York
- Mary Poppins – Classic & New
- Night at the Museum Series
- Sound of Music
- National Treasure & National Treasure: Book of Secrets
- Best Travel Movies For Tweens, Teens or You
What is a good family movie to fill your wanderlust?
For us any movies that give you a sense of escape and provide the same feelings that travelling provides – adventure, good scenery, some humour and fun!
Best Travel Movies for Kids
We’ve broken down the travel movies for all kids in two categories:
- Family travel movies for younger kids: mostly animated travel movies, G-rated and good travel movies for the entire family
- Family travel movies for tweens, teens and adults: more appropriate for older kids or adults but we’ve watched many of these with our younger kids .
Best Travel Movies For Younger Kids
All of these travel movies have some kind of adventure travel movies for kids to learn and check out some other parts of the world. There are also some great funny parts to some of these comedy travel movies.
A good family movie with lots of great music, bright colours and about a family adventure in Rio Brazil.
If you are looking for an ocean and water adventure family movie, this is a great choice. We always love movies about families who find adventure and grow.
Alvin & The Chipmunks – Chipwrecked & Road Chip
These are good movies family love to watch and follow along these cute characters on their travel adventures.
We love this series and a great movie for family weekend binge-watching. We love the references to Australia and exploring the ocean. The best family movie for kids who love the water and exploring under the ocean animals.
This is the best family movie for anytime around Halloween or if you are about to take a cruise with kids! Some of the best family trip comedy movies that is perfect for all age of kids.
Either one of these is a good family movie that will hit all the aspects of family time and great African Safari dreams.
This is a good movie for family who is thinking about visiting New York, especially in the winter or at Christmas.
These are both great movies for family time and exploring kids imagination on to have a little fun with movies.
There is something nostalgic about Paddington bear and Marry Poppins in London. We loved all the aspects of all these films and makes us want to visit London every time. One of the best comedy family movies we’ve ever watched and we love it.
These are some of the best movies for family time and those who like a little bit of history and humour. Great for a family trip movie comedy central kinda folks!
One of the family trip movies classics with great scenery of Austria and vintage Europe.
For us, these moves are like time travel movies for kids since they flashback and create a sense of adventure for history for kids. These are good family adventure movies that are good for kids 6+ since they are not animated.
Best Travel Movies For Tweens, Teens or You
These are some of the best travelling movies that we watch to fill our wanderlust and some inspiring travel movies to let you keep dreaming of new places to visit.
After visiting the Lord of the Rings set in Hobbiton, New Zealand for this series, these are truly masterpieces and adventures best travel movies. These moves are classic adventure family movies that never get old watching.
This is one our our favourite movies about family time and camping in the great outdoors.
If you have any desire to go to Siem Reap in Cambodia this film will help fill your wanderlust to see Cambodia.
An action comedy travel that has great scenes in Budapest, Hungary which is one of our favourite places in Europe.
Takes us back to Venice, Italy every time! It’s a great film for family vacations being planned to Italy.
A classic and one of our favourite movies about travel and family travel disasters but you keep going. It is one of those family vacation movies that make you laugh because nothing goes according to plan. It is definitely one of the classic movies about family vacations!
These films take you on travel adventures almost everywhere in the world. We liked to see Burj Kalif when we went to Dubai, UAE because of Ghost Protocol.
Well I can’t create a travel movie list without this classic about Liz who travels the world! This is one of the best movies about traveling the world and how travel changes a person and helps them heal.
Even though the series is meant for more adults we still think the location and scenery of the movies makes us want to travel and think is it one of the best family vacation movies.
These are all great movies about travelling the world right from your couch! They provide a way for you and your kids to feel excited about a trip that is planned or reminisce about a past trip. They all inspire travel and exploring the world.
We love watching movies about travelling and seeing places through these adventure travel movies. When we can’t travel we look at the movies we can watch to explore the world from our tv screens.
Are there any other movies family love to watch while travelling?
Now go make your family vacation movies list!!
What are your family’s favourite movies that inspire travel?