9 Best Travel Shows on Netflix for 2021

Updated: June 22, 2021 by Traxplorio
9 Best Travel Shows on Netflix for 2021
We have had a difficult year in 2020. Travel has been replaced by Netflix. But this also allowed us to take the time and get a little more inspired. Netflix has many excellent shows and documentaries about travel. So let’s travel through Netflix πŸ˜‰ We have compiled for you our 9 best travel shows on Netflix for 2021. Besides relatively well-known travel shows we also searched Netflix for some secret treasures πŸ™‚ We are curious how you as travel experts like our Netflix travel shows πŸ™‚ If you have your own favorite travel show or any other feedback, we are really excited about it in the comments. By the way, did you know that Netflix can now be streamed in over 190 countries around the world? :O Therefore, our best Netflix travel shows are not only recommended if you can’t travel right now but also in the future whenever you have, for example, a long flight ahead of you πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, despite the worldwide availability, there is also a small problem. It may be that some travel shows on Netflix are not available in your country. However, in many countries, it is legal to use a so-called VPN service. With the help of this service you can watch our best travel shows from other countries on Netflix πŸ™‚
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1. Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father

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For many, it has become a kind of tradition to travel with their parents once a year – whereas others can’t even imagine it. This Netflix travel show demonstrates in an incredibly funny but also thoughtful way that both opinions are justifiable πŸ˜€ British comedian Jack Whitehall and his father Michael travel together to unusual places and do all kinds of activities along the way. Their newfound bonds are tested again and again. A very entertaining travel show on Netflix, which is absolutely recommended.Β 

2. Street Food

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CAUTION!!! This Netflix travel show will make you hungry! Do not watch on an empty stomach πŸ˜›

“Meet the local heroes of Street Food”

This stunning and emotional Netflix travel show tells the stories of diverse people in Asia. Street food is often made by the poorest people, but this show proves that they are also the strongest people. It’s incredible how much love and passion goes into the dishes and stories. Rarely you can taste so much culture as in street food.

3. Pedal The World

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An epic travel show on Netflix about travel around the world on a bike. Felix covers an incredible 18.000km and talks about his adventures along the way. He is on the road for 1 year and travels through 22 countries. Felix travels a lot in Asia and shares his emotional stories and crazy ideas with us. We immediately felt like grabbing our bike and heading out! If you feel the same way, we have already prepared a cycling packing list for your next vacation πŸ™‚

4. Dark Tourist

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Do you know the term “Dark Tourism”? In the last few years, it has become more and more famous and has finally gained a lot of notoriety through this Netflix show. A trend has developed that has inspired some people to travel to the most unusual places in the world – those associated with death and destruction. In this Netflix travel show, journalist David Farrier has set out on his own journey to explore this phenomenon. So if you watch this show, you will definitely get some unusual inspiration for your bucket list πŸ˜› If you’re into dark tourism yourself, or maybe you’ve already done some traveling, we would love to hear your stories on Traxplorio or in the comments πŸ™‚

5. The Dawn Wall

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The Dawn Wall has long been seen as an unclimbable wall. This award-winning Netflix travel show tells in an impressive way what we humans are capable of and how we can change through certain experiences. Tommy started climbing at the age of 6 and is one of the most famous free climbers in the world. This show also reports about his hostage situation in Kyrgyzstan.

If this show fascinates you, we highly recommend you to read the book The Push by Tommy Caldwell.

6. The Kindness Diaries

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WOW! I can’t count how many times I had tears in my eyes watching this Netflix travel show. The idea: A trip around the world, with pure trust in the kindness of other people. Leon impressively documents how people around the world stick together. Often it is the poorest people who worry and care the most about Leon. Authentic stories that give you goosebumps. We ourselves can learn a lot from this travel show.

7. Tales By Light

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A real masterpiece about the power that an image can have. We all know that an image is worth a thousand words… This breathtaking show reveals how these unique images are created. A very moving documentary that is not only inspiring for all photographers but also touches every single person and makes them think. If you are interested in photography yourself, you can have a look at our photography packing list and maybe find one or the other useful gadget for your next impressive photo.

8. The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

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This Netflix travel show falls a bit out of the pattern πŸ˜› We’re not sure if it’s really a travel show…. but it’s on Netflix! πŸ˜€ It’s not so much about getting inspiration for your next adventure or a certain activity. We are pretty sure that the chances that we or you will stay in one of the “extraordinary homes” is relatively small. Nevertheless, this show made it to our list of the 9 best Netflix travel shows. Why do you ask? We don’t really know ourselves πŸ˜€ But if you watch it, you’ll quickly realize that it’s addictive! A very entertaining show about architectural wonders around the world.

9. The Final Table

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24 of the best chefs from around the world compete against each other. Both very simple and traditional as well as unusual dishes are cooked. The ideas for the dishes come from all over the world. An exciting travel show, where you can see the influence of cultures on different dishes. The different approaches to what is actually very simple dishes are especially remarkable. Have you ever eaten a sea urchin taco? Culinary worlds collide and something wonderful emerges.

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