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25 Inspirational Travel Coffee Table Books That Will Impress (2024)

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Travelling is one of the best ways to make your home look personal and different. I love picking up home pieces to bring back as a little reminder of places visited. But the next best thing, is travel coffee table books.

Having a good coffee table book to look at for yourself and guests is always nice. Travel coffee books a great for inspiration and even planning out your next places to go. As well as comparing places you have been already.

These coffee table books are great for gifts or to add to your own collection. Or for styling your own coffee table. Some of these books I’ve gifted myself or are on my wish list; both for reading and travel.

Here’s a round up of the best travel coffee books to get lost in…

25 Travel coffee table books

1. Where to go when europe

Author: Lonely Planet

Dimensions: 9.45 x 1 x 11 inches

The ultimate guide to Europe based on every month of the year. If you are looking to plan anything for the future, then this book will give you the best places according to city and season.


Author: Rough Guides

Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches

This book will give great and varied ideas and inspiration for the States. So whether you live in America or not, this book will gives a range of everything. From the best cities to stunning natural parks that the States has to offer.


Author: Randall Kaplan

Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.8 x 13.3 inches

Pages: 160

If you really want to feel like you’re in another place while reading a book, Bliss Beaches will give you that feeling. It’s filled with amazing photography of the best beaches from all over the world. It will just make you happy looking at it!


Author: Collins

Dimensions: 7.68 x 0.83 x 9.29 inches

There’s a very old blog post from a road trip I took with my friends doing the Scottish NC 500. The scenery and the tranquility was amazing. And I got some pretty decent photos just on my phone. This book gives you full details of where to go on the Scottish coast.


Author: Lonely Planet

Dimensions: 7.65 x 1.13 x 9.7 inches

Pages: 320

Two of the best things to look at. Travel combined with food. It’s a win win. This book takes you all over the world with the best local dishes you can try. All from the comfort of your couch.

6. Great Escapes Mediterranean

Author: Angelika Taschen

Dimensions: 9.76 x 1.38 x 12.32 inches

Pages: 360

With this coffee table you’ll get inspiration from the gorgeous Mediterranean coast and counties. Coupled with the best hotels from the different countries. Even if you’re not planning a trip you’ll definitely pick up some good style tips from these luxury hotels.

7. Chic Stays

Author: Melinda Stevens

Dimensions: 10 x 1.5 x 13 inches

Pages: 264

You’ll get to take a slight peek into the where the celebrities have their favourite stays and places all over the globe.

8. Pretty City London

Author: Siobhan Ferguson

Dimensions: 7.48 x 0.9 x 9.65

Pages: 224

I gifted this book to a friend and she loves it. There’s always so much going on in London. So it’s nice to have a go to of the “pretty places” for when visiting. Other than that it’s a gorgeous book to keep on your table.

9. 100 best places on earth 2022

Author: Rough Guides

Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 11 inches

Pages: 232

With lots of great images from around the world, this Rough Guides book gives a shortlist of a 100 best places all over. Plus practical travel tips should any end up on your travel bucket list.

10. italy

Author: Gray Malin

Dimensions: 10.25 x 1 x 13.35 inches

Pages: 144

Gray Malin is a popular photographer with a collection of his works. This coffee table book captures the amazing coastlines and the landscapes of Italy for your to dream about.

11. Destinations of a Lifetime

Author: National Geographic

Dimensions: 9.5 x 1 x 12.25 inches

Pages: 320

This book from National Geographic is a best seller for giving a great tour all over the world. It has everything from the stunning photos and a wide variety of ideas. From beaches, cities, natural landscapes and man-made wonders all from different photographers.

12. inside north korea

Author: Oliver Wainwright

Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11.1 inches

Pages: 240

If you’re intrigued about the country of North Korea then this book will give you an inside glimpse of the architecture and the places in the secretive country.

13. dreamscapes

Author: Claire Takacs

Dimensions: 9.35 x 1.2 x 11.8 inches

Pages: 304

Need some inspiration for your garden? Photographer Claire Takacs takes you on a tour of gardens all over the world. A beautiful and inspiring book to have in your collection.

14. into africa

Author: Frans Lanting

Dimensions: 11.38 x 1 x 10.5 inches

Pages: 224

If you’re a wildlife lover, Into Africa shows an incredible collection of wildlife photography. As well as the stunning natural landscapes of Africa.

15. let’s get lost

Author: Finn Beales

Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.95 x 10.5 inches

Pages: 240

Have you ever felt like you wanted to go off-grid? Even just for a little while? Let’s Get Lost takes you through the most beautiful and remote locations with its stunning photography. And commentary from the various photographers featured in the book.

16. Travel by design

Author: Peter Sallick

Dimensions: 11.02 x 1.38 x 12.99 inches

Pages: 280

This book is a collection of travel photos from top architects and designers from America. Featuring anything from their favourite hotel, restaurant or landscape. Giving you insight into where some of the top designers get their inspiration from.

17. natural wonders of the world

Author: DK

Dimensions: 10.19 x 1.46 x 12.13 inches

Pages: 440

Get to see the most breathtaking natural wonders of the world with this amazing coffee table book right from home.

18. paris in color

Author: Nichole Robertson

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.75 x 8.25 inches

Pages: 128

Paris, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This unique book captures Paris in purely in photography collage style. Perfect for styling your coffee table and adding some themed colour.

19. pretty city new york

Author: Siobhan Ferguson

Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 9.75 inches

Pages: 215

From Pretty City London to Pretty City New York. Instagrammer Siobhan takes us on a journey of another big city through her gorgeous photography.

20. secret journeys of a lifetime

Author: National Geographic

Dimensions: 9.25 x 1.25 x 12.13 inches

Pages: 320

There’s something for everyone in this book from National Geographic. It shares photos and ideas of the best relatively unknown destinations. To inspire you or plan your next trip.

21. vogue on location

Author: Vogue

Dimensions: 9.4 x 1.35 x 12.3 inches

Pages: 304

A book from Vogue had to be included in the list. Fashion, travel and history all put into this book. Showing incredible fashion shoots and photos from different places and people around the world.

22. the bucket list

Author: Kath Stathers

Dimensions: 6.97 x 1.55 x 9.1 inches

Pages: 496

This coffee table book would make a great gift. It’s packed with loads of travel ideas for every country and for every personality type.

23. unforgettable journeys

Author: DK Eyewitness

Dimensions: 8.75 x 1.22 x 10.38 inches

Pages: 320

For those who want the ultimate experience of really exploring a new place, Unforgettable Journeys gives detailed guides and routes available all over. From driving, hiking, cycling and train routes.

24. where to go when

Author: DK Eyewitness

Dimensions: 8.69 x 1.05 x 10.37 inches

Pages: 256

Another great travel book based on a monthly calendar. Taking you all around the world. So you know the best time and places to visit should you choose to set off on an adventure.

25. make the most of your time on earth

Author: Rough Guides

Dimensions: 7 x 1.25 x 8.75 inches

Pages: 616

I’m not sure if there will ever be a book that can put down everything there is to do and see in the world. But this book has tried! With a 1000 travel experiences to look through you definitely won’t be bored going through this book.

That rounds up the travel coffee table books. Let me know if there are any that aren’t on the list that you’d recommend! Happy styling with your console tables and your coffee tables!

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25 inspirational coffee table books that will impress

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