Top 10 Movie Locations To Inspire Your Next Holiday

Ever watch a film and suddenly found yourself feeling inspired to travel somewhere beautiful? These films got us wanting to pack our bags and run off on an adventure and discover beautiful locations around the world.

We have selected the top ten locations throughout the world from famous films you must add to your travel bucket list for a truly memorable holiday experience. From beautiful beach destinations to cultural cities and everything in between, if these locations do not leave you researching your next holiday we don’t know what will.

1. Thailand

One of the most famous beach locations in Hollywood is the beautiful location of the Leonardo Dicaprio film, ‘The Beach’. From the moment we saw the aerial shot of this idyllic beach, we wanted to know where, how and when we could go.

Koh Phi Phi Leh is a small island in southern Thailand and unfortunately you cannot stay on the island due to its small size, however you can spend a day exploring this beautiful island with a day trip from Krabi or Phuket.

We recommend staying at Rayavadee, Krabi for your next Thailand holiday and booking your day trip to Koh Phi Phi Leh once you arrive in resort.

Movie Locations to inpspire your next holiday - Krabi

2. Tokyo

Set entirely in Japan, Lost in Translation had us wanting to pack our bags and discover the vibrant city of Tokyo. Watching Bob and Charlotte adapt to a foreign way of life made us fall in love with this city.

Bob and Charlotte meet at the famous Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel, the setting for the film – a must visit for great cocktails and delicious food.



3. New Zealand

If the adventures of Frodo Baggins left you with itchy feet, a sense of adventure and a map to plan your journey, we have just the place. The entire trilogy of the Lord Of The Rings was filmed in New Zealand and fans of the adventure fantasy films will have dreamt of visiting the set, so why not turn your dreams into reality and plan your New Zealand holiday today.

Discover the breath taking mountains of Milford Sound in the South Island’s Fiordland National Park or visit the eerie Tongariro National Park with its volcanic landscape in the Central Norh Island (the home of the dark lord Suaron).

 4. Austria

 If you have ever dreamt of singing ‘the hills are alive with the sound of music’ as you pretend to be Julie Andrews, then this is the place for you! For musical lovers, this will be at the top of their travel bucket list – Salzburg, Austria  is home to the famous musical The Sound of Music and today you will find some of the attractions made famous by the film.

Visit the scene of Do-Re-Mi at the Mirabelle Palace and Gardens or The Sound of Music Pavilion at Helbrunn Palace where the love scene was filmed.

5. Las Vegas

If you found yourself calling up your mates and organising a lads trip or girls weekend after watching this comedy, you definitely weren’t the only one. The Hangover inspired a whole new generation of young people wanting to travel to ‘Sin City’ for their stag or hens night for a Las Vegas holiday to remember (or not remember).

We recommend staying at the Bellagio for your Las Vegas holiday.

Movie Locations to inpspire your next holiday - Las Vegas

6. Caribbean

Whether it was Johnny Depp, Kiera Knightly or Orlando Bloom that made us wanting to pack nothing but a swim suit and desert ourselves on an island in the Caribbean, one thing was for sure – we wanted to know where the Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed and we wanted to go.

St Vincent and the Grenadines are home to stunning islands surrounded by lagoons and coral reefs, where the Black Pearl sailed aimlessly. We recommend booking your next Caribbean holiday at Buccament Bay in St Vincent where you will discover paradise on earth and pretend your Jack Sparrow drinking rum on a deserted island.

7. Monte Carlo

Every James Bond fan has this destination on their travel bucket list and dreams of placing a few bets on the roulette table at this world famous casino.

The Monte Carlo Casino has appeared in Hollywood movies a number of times, and is considered one of the most glamorous Bond locations shown in both Never Say Never Again and GoldenEye. Stop dreaming about placing bets in the most luxurious casino in the world and book your France holiday to the French Riviera today.

8. Iceland

If there was ever a film to evoke wanderlust in its audience and inspire those who never dreamed of travel to explore the widest corners of the earth, this is it. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is the story of a daydreamer who makes his dreams a reality, starring Ben Stiller.

Iceland’s epic scenery with its glaciers, volcanoes, black sands and waterfalls makes this a must-see destination for any lover of travel. So, stop daydreaming and start living – book your Iceland adventure today. Call 0121 446 4932.

9. Dubai

If the scene of Tom Cruise scaling the 830 metre building in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol left you on the edge of your seat, you will definitely want to add this city to your bucket list. Where the rich and famous head for the weekends, Dubai is a luxurious city packed with designer cars, five star resorts and views of the popular Burj Khalifa.

Book your Dubai holiday today and check out just how tall the Burj Khalifa is and why it took five months to plan this incredible scene. We love Jumeirah Beach Hotel with breath taking views of the Burj Khalifa.

Movie Locations to inpspire your next holiday - Duba

10. Bangkok

If this film left you buzzing with excitement and wanting to know more about the crazy, vibrant city of Bangkok – what are you waiting for? Known as the busiest city in the world, the buzz of Bangkok can be felt from one end to the other of this Thailand city.

Experience a local Tuk-Tuk ride or get a tattoo (or not), whatever adventure awaits, Bangkok will not disappoint. We love the Banyan Tree Bangkok for your Bangkok holiday.

Got another famous movie location to add to the list? Let us know!

Want to book a holiday to any of these exciting and beautiful destinations? Call 0121 446 4932 or submit an online enquiry.

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