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9 World Film Locations You Should Visit Now

By Real Travelling

Last updated: 29th December 2017

If you're already thinking about your next getaway, but aren't sure where to go, why not turn to your favourite films for a bit of destination inspiration? There's never been a better reason for a day wrapped up in front of the telly...

1. Breakfast at Tiffany's – New York, USA

All-time classic boy-meets-girl movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's is a firm favourite here at Real Travelling. The glamour, the drama, the will-they-won't-they's – we love it! Want to walk in Holly Golightly's footsteps? Take a trip to New York during a USA trip and saunter down Fifth Avenue, walk through the famous Tiffany’s store, visit Central Park, and even go and say hello to Lady Liberty at the same time.

Cars on a busy New York street

2. La La Land – LA, California, USA

There was no escaping this movie last year, and for good reason! No one does a traditional musical love story better than Hollywood, and there’s nowhere more fascinating to explore than the bright lights, glitz and glamour of the USA’s West Coast.

Hollywood Hills and Hollywood sign and surrounding housing at dusk

3. Blended – Sun City, South Africa

Don’t you just love stories where characters who hate each other are thrown together with hilarious consequences? Yeah, us too. Happily, this one’s set in rather beautiful surroundings as well, which makes it even better. South African safari romp, anyone? 

Two giraffes in South Africa

4. The Beach – Maya Beach, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Possibly one of the most epic travel films of all time, we can’t get enough of the gorgeous backdrops and idyllic settings to one of Leo’s defining roles in this gripping story. Don’t worry though, we’ve got trips that’ll get you to paradise and having you walking in Leo’s footsteps without any of the drama.

Maya Beach, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

5. Tomb Raider – Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Action: check, adventure: check, breathtaking scenery in an astoundingly beautiful country steeped in history and filled with really lovely people: er… check! We bet Angelina and the crew had an amazing time whilst shooting Tomb Raider in Cambodia, among other locations. Think all that gorgeous temple scenery was down to the film’s CGI team? Think again, Angkor Wat is all it’s made out to be – and more.

People standing in front of Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

6. Kong: Skull Island – Trang An, Tam Coc, and Halong Bay, Vietnam

We know you were probably on the edge of your seat watching Kong: Skull Island, and who wouldn’t be with such out-of-this-world landscape and devastatingly beautiful scenery? Oh, and the giant ape stuff too, that was pretty good as well. Fancy going to some of the film’s locations yourself (minus the stress of huge bugs, extinct carnivores, and generally unfriendly creatures making your life problematic)? Check out our trips!

Traditional Vietnamese huts against a misty mountainous backdrop

7. Lord of the Rings – Matamata, New Zealand

Lord of the Rings, what can we say? It was the trilogy that fifteen years ago wowed so many of us, and still now dominates a weekend film binge when there’s no other excuse for not getting washed or dressed for two days straight. But besides all the fellowship stuff, it was the magical settings and jaw-dropping scenery that often stole the show – it’s even better in real life!

A hobbit house in Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand

8. Crocodile Dundee – Queensland, Northern Territory, Australia

Oh the lols; somehow the ’80s mastered the cheesy one-liners and made some pretty awesome comedies, and Mick Dundee has to be one of our favourite leading men of all time: “That’s not a knife, THAT’s a knife!” Genius. Go on your own walkabout through Crocodile Dundee country with our Australian trips!

A river and red cliffs and trees in Queensland, Northern Territory, Australia

9. Eat, Pray, Love – Rome, Italy; Delhi, India; Ubud, Bali

Other than broadening our minds, having fun, getting to see some beautiful countries and meeting new people, travel can also be blamed for helping us to reset our lives and make discoveries about ourselves that we haven’t yet realised – that pretty much sums up Eat, Pray, Love, although the film does put it a little more eloquently than that, but the point is you should definitely get out there and travel, now, go, yes, go now!

Homes surrounded by rice paddies and palm trees in Ubud, Bali


If you’d like to visit any of these awesome world locations yourself, all you need to do is get in touch and we can tell you all about the best tours in each country. Give us a call on 01892 280555, ping us an email at [email protected], or chat to us online for more information.

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