Although travel is on hold for the time being, our passion for discovering new places is still very much alive. With that in mind, we have created a “Smithsonian Journeys from Home” virtual travel hub—a place where you can discover the world through the Smithsonian lens without leaving the comfort of your living room. We hope these resources quench your wanderlust and leave you inspired.

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#DailyPhotoChallenge

#DailyPhotoChallenge

Join us on Facebook and Instagram @smithsonianjourneys where you can test your knowledge with our daily photo challenge! See if you can guess where these beautiful places and lesser-known sites are!
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Take a Virtual Smithsonian Journeys Tour

Take a Virtual Smithsonian Journeys Tour

Immerse yourself in the world of Ancient Egypt and the Nile as you take a virtual journey of the highlights from this popular tour. Let the (virtual) journey begin!
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Photo Galleries

We have curated photos that will inspire you! Please explore and enjoy true armchair travel with us!

On Top of the World

On Top of the World

Head out to the mountains virtually with our curated selection of the world's most beautiful mountain ranges.
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Castles of Europe

Castles of Europe

Castles in Europe reflect many styles of architecture, especially considering place and time, although most are based on the concept of some type of fortification. See these stunning castles here.
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Visions of Holland and Belgium

Visions of Holland and Belgium

See photos from our Waterways of Holland and Belgium river cruise journey last year.
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 Smithsonian Cares

Smithsonian Cares

Learn some of the ways the Smithsonian is supporting and helping our country in a time of great need with a vast array of online resources inviting you to rediscover the wonder of history, culture, the arts, and the sciences.

The Great Courses

The Great Courses

Find the free full 24-video series, as well as quizzes, reader polls, interactive maps, and further reading suggestions to help guide you through your virtual tour of our Nation's Capitol alongside Dr. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large.

Smithsonian Magazine Virtual Travel

Smithsonian Magazine Virtual Travel

Smithsonian magazine has compiled a collection of coverage dedicated to virtual reality experiences, digital exhibits and books that will transport you to far-off lands.

Aerial America

Aerial America

Smithsonian Channel has just released 68 free ‘Aerial America’ episodes on streaming. Do some armchair traveling and see the breathtaking vistas of all 50 states while learning about their histories!

Sidedoor: A Podcast from the Smithsonian

Sidedoor: A Podcast from the Smithsonian

With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers, and astrophysicists, sneak through Smithsonian’s side door to search for stories that can’t be found anywhere else. Take a behind the scenes journey on the "ultimate Smithsonian field trip we never took as kids."

 Air and Space Anywhere

Air and Space Anywhere

Take a virtual tour of National Air and Space Museum and walk through exhibitions past and present including going inside a NASM's aircraft!

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Learn from Smithsonian Journeys Experts

We asked a few of our Experts about their expertise and experiences on tour. Read some of their Q&As, found within select Expert bios!

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