5 Best Female-Driven Movies That Inspire Travel

Solo travel can be daunting, especially when you’re a female. But with the proper inspiration and planning, it is fun and even transformational. Solo female traveling is trending, and the industry is taking notice. It raises the question, why do women venture out on their own to travel? Is it for soul-searching reflection, adventure, or to experience unknown places and cultures?

If you’re trying to decide where to go on your next solo trip, an excellent way to experience an unknown destination is to watch a movie about it. The best travel films give you an inside guide to the beauty and the culture of a city while telling a riveting story. The five stories I’ve chosen to share have protagonists who venture off alone to face the ever-present question. Do solo adventures turn us into a better version of ourselves?

Most of these films are based on the true accounting of a motivational female traveler. All of them take place in breathtaking locations. Get inspiration to travel solo from these five female -driven movies.

photo by Gina Duncan
The Desert


Tracks and a trek across the breathtaking vistas of the Australian desert is the perfect movie to start our solo women’s trip. Starring Mia Wasikowska, the movie is based on the true story of Robyn Davidson’s solo adventure. In the film, Davidson left the “self-indulgent” city life to walk 1,700 miles to Australia’s west coast. She traveled from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean with just her dog and four camels. Braving the harsh elements and remote territory, Davidson set off on this personal journey to be alone and break free from the restraints put on women by society. 

“Like any journey, it’s not what you carry, but what you leave behind.” ~Robyn Davidson

Why watch this movie?: Tracks is a well-written movie of one woman’s solo journey. Watch it for the beautiful Australian desert sunsets, riveting story, cultural encounters with the aboriginal people in the outback, and it doesn’t hide the difficulties of undertaking this type of adventure.