The Most Beautiful Travel Coffee Table Books

Flipping through travel coffee table books is a wonderful wanderlust fix, at times when you can’t travel in real life. It’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing ways to travel from home.

These large, hardcover books, featuring top notch photography, are full of inspiration. They let you escape to gorgeous destinations with astonishing scenery and will definitely give you some fresh bucket list ideas.

Treat yourself to a stunning book or select a perfect gift from this selection of travel photography books for a range of tastes and travel styles.

Here’s a selection of the best travel coffee table books:

National Geographic Stunning Photographs

This book lives up to its title πŸ˜‰ National Geographic’s photographers present their unbeatable captures of landscapes and people.

An inspiration and a perfect gift for any photography lover, this book focuses on the most impressive images categorised under six sections: Mystery, Harmony, Wit, Discovery, Energy, and Intimacy.

Vanlife Diaries: Finding Freedom on the Open Road

This book portrays the nomadic lifestyle with the stories of people who live on the road and beautiful images that will spark your wanderlust.

It’s interesting to find the people who choose this lifestyle come from many different backgrounds.

Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips

A popular travel coffee table book, featuring adventures by National Geographic’s travel writers. It covers both well known and hidden places across all continents.

The breathtaking photos will inspire you to follow your wanderlust and the maps and travel tips will help you plan a trip to any of the gorgeous places in the book.

Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places

Perfect for armchair travel, this book has some spectacular photos from around the world by National Geographic photographers, and is super fun to browse through.

It will also give you some great ideas for your upcoming trips and tips on how to plan them.

The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small

The book that will remind you that anything is possible πŸ˜‰

It is packed with suggestions for adventurous things to do around the world. With short, concise entries, it is an easy read that will spark your imagination and give you plenty of new ideas for your bucket list.

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World

This Lonely Planet book covers 230 countries (all countries in the UN), with wonderful photos from each, plus some cool trivia and maps.


Eternal summertime and a celebration of colours and patterns.

This magnificent book features aerial photography by Gray Malin of beaches from around the world, from Sydney to Rio de Janeiro.

The Life and Love of the Sea

A beautiful book for ocean and nature lovers. Amazing underwater photography of sea life, coastlines and penguins πŸ™‚

The Bucket List: Places to Find Peace and Quiet

This unique, magical book offers an inspiring curated collection of destinations to escape to for some much needed peace and quiet.

This is a book to relax with when you need a break, or to gift to someone who works too hard πŸ˜‰

Gray Malin: Italy

This book is a real treat. Italy is known to be a photographer’s paradise and photographer Gray Malin turned its landscapes into a dazzling collection of images that will teleport you to Italy’s most beautiful and colourful places.

LA NY: Aerial Photographs of Los Angeles and New York

This book is a real joy. Seeing New York and Los Angeles from above is refreshing and impressive.

You’ll get to spot their most iconic buildings, and patterns and details that can only be seen in a picture taken from a helicopter.

Living in Mexico

Just from looking at the title, you know you should expect a coffee table book full of vivid colours.

The book celebrates Mexico and the Mexican lifestyles, focusing especially on homes. It takes you on a journey throughout the country and explores how people live with great vibrant photos.

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I would love the peace and quiet book, it looks right up my street! What I would give to be in my own little oasis right now haha.

Oooh these look fab for a bit of wanderlust at home. I was given the lonely planet epic hikes of the world for Christmas – that would fit on this list too – it always puts me in the mood for exploring.

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