13 Must-Visit Travel Destinations You've Probably Only Seen on Screen ...

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If you have an incurable case of wanderlust, check out guest contributor Angela Freeman's list of must-visit destinations featured in movies and on TV.

Have you ever watched a television show or movie and wanted to travel there in real life?

It may have been a city bustling with activity or a remote tropical island.

Well, it’s possible if you know where to go.

Take a look at these top 13 travel destinations from the movies and TV.

1. Tongariro National Park, New Zealand, for Lord of the Rings Fans

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand, for Lord of the Rings Fans

If you want to experience the depths of Mordor for yourself, travel to Tongariro National Park in New Zealand.

This is where the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed.

You can tour Mount Ngauruhoe, which was used as Mount Doom, and visit Mangawhero Falls where the scenes for the Ithilien Camp were filmed.

The best part is that you can enjoy the beautiful setting of the Lord of the Rings without worrying about dodging armies of Orcs while you’re there.

2. Ouarzazate, Morocco, for the Mummy Fans

Ouarzazate, Morocco, for the Mummy Fans

If you were intrigued by the desert scenes in The Mummy, you can travel to Morocco to experience them for yourselves.

Most of the movie was filmed in a dormant volcano near Erfoud, and you can hike in the nearby area.3

There are also tours available.

3. Hertfordshire, England, for Harry Potter Fans

Hertfordshire, England, for Harry Potter Fans

Hertfordshire is where the Diagon Alley scenes from Harry Potter were filmed, which is why it’s a fun travel destination for fans.

You can visit Flourish and Botts’ bookshop and see where Harry Potter bought his first wand.

There are also several tours offered at the Warner Bros studios in Hertfordshire.2

Of course, you can always stop by London to experience more Harry Potter fun.

4. Kefalonia, Greece, for Captain Corelli Fans

Kefalonia, Greece, for Captain Corelli Fans

The idyllic Greek island of Kefalonia is a gorgeous travel destination because of the quiet bays and rolling hills.2

It’s also the filming location of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, making it a fun tourist destination for fans.

The best part is that Kefalonia is not as busy as it was back in the ‘90s when Captain Corelli was more popular.

You can visit Antisamos Bay to see where the Italian army camp scenes were filmed, as well as the main setting of the movie in the village of Sami.

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