You don’t need a passport or open borders to travel around the world. You can leave your home and journey across the globe, in perfect safety, with time-lapse videos.
Usually made by professional cinematographers, they often take months to plan and weeks to shoot. It will only take you a few minutes to watch–and be inspired to travel for real.
Search the web and you’ll find hundreds of amazing time-lapse clips. Here are a few of our favorites:
Flying Over the Faroe Islands
It will take you less than 4 minutes to fly over the Faroe Islands in this aerial clip. The video includes views over some difficult to access areas–which you’d likely miss on a real trip. Look out for top attractions Kallur Lighthouse and Malafossur Waterfall!
Sunset and Sunrise Over Gold Coast, Australia
From golden beaches to lush national parks, this Gold Coast time-lapse captures the vibrancy of one of Australia’s prettiest regions. You’ll swim, stroll, and surf. And be back in your home in less than 5 minutes!
A Week in Turkey
In this clip, one week in Turkey will only last you 3 minutes. But it’s 3 minutes of sheer joy and magic. From the hustle of busy Istanbul to the sun-drenched coast, and from ancient sites to paragliding over regions usually reserved for birds.
A Taste of Vienna
This fast trip through Vienna lasts just over 2 minutes, but takes you beyond the “wiener schnitzel/sachertorte” experience most tourists have there. You’ll see all the famous landmarks, of course. As well as some less known places, bumping into the locals, attending a festival, and traveling on a tramway.
Around the World in 343 Days
This may be the pièce de résistance of all time-lapse videos. It took this filmmaker 343 days to travel 17 countries. It will take you only 5 minutes to follow his incredible journey!
Forget flipping through old travel magazines and TV channels. You’ll never want to travel more than after watching one of these time-lapse clips.
You can also use Inspirock’s Trip Planner to see what other places are trending, and where other travelers itch to go. Then create, save, and share your own journey to a favorite destination.