25 Most Instagrammable Travel Destinations Around The World

Between man-made marvels and natural views that can only be described as epic, our planet is one gorgeous hunk of rock. Exploring the different landscapes and cultural communities that cover our world is a rewarding pastime, and social media has made it possible to easily share that journey with anyone interested in following along. It's the new age of storytelling, and documenting your adventures online will keep them fresh for future you and anyone else who resonates with your travels.

In a way, we're somewhat dependent on social media to see all we can. Even if you could spend your life in a nonstop state of travel, it would take multiple lifetimes to see all the amazing things the world has to offer in person. The list of glorious sights on this old rock is miles long, so we've narrowed it down for you with some of the most Instagrammable destinations to brighten up your feed and share the wealth of Earth's endless wonders.

1. Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Nothing says "bucket list destination" more than the opulent Taj Mahal. Your followers' jaws will hit the floor when they see that you're living it up in India in front of one of the most beautiful pieces of architectural art in the world.

While the mausoleum is certainly worth seeing on solo trips, the Taj Mahal makes for an ideal couple's trip. Built for Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's favorite wife after her passing, the grand and gorgeous building is a massive symbol of everlasting love. There's no better way to show the world the love you have for both your partner and traveling than a couple's photo in front of the Crown of the Palace itself.

2. Disney World in Orlando, Florida

There's a reason Disney is such a giant in the entertainment and travel worlds. The timeless company excels at creating a magical escape that follows us seamlessly from childhood to adulthood.

Cinderella Castle is a top selfie destination and a landmark that people of all generations all around the globe recognize. There are plenty of other photo opportunities throughout Disney World's four theme parks that are less mainstream, like the Tree of Life or the Morocco Pavilion. Donning a pair of Mickey Mouse ears is practically a right of passage here, and they're the perfect addition to your Insta feed.

3. Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

We know that you know your ex is stalking your Instagram. The only appropriate response is to live your very best life, and a trip to Paris absolutely falls under that umbrella. Whether you're visiting alone or with your new partner, posting a photo of the City of Love's most romantic attraction will send the message that you're secure in your relationship status.

The Eiffel Tower was once the most popular selfie site in the world, and it still remains a huge attraction for travelers to get a pic with. The uniqueness of the monument and the backdrop of the city of Paris make for a breathtaking view to show all your followers.

4. Blue Lagoon in Grindavik, Iceland

It's a common misconception that our online lives are reflective of the lives we lead in real life, but you really will be living in the lap of luxury while soaking in the Blue Lagoon. The resort is a perfectly placed spa and offers healing skincare treatments.

The man-made pools at Blue Lagoon may be the iciest shade of blue, but the water is actually around the same temperature as a jacuzzi. This light, uniquely colored water perfectly compliments the bordering volcanic rock, which creates a striking photo opportunity. Pair this with the easily seen Aurora Borealis that occurs here, and you've got an unbeatable profile pic.

5. Great Wall of China in Northern China

History buffs can be social media gurus too, and what better destination for a killer set of posts than one of the seven wonders of the new world? The Great Wall of China is over 2,000 years old and a great symbol of strength.

Not only does the wall provide a pretty epic landscape as it weaves in and out of mountains and hills, but a trip here will test your own strength and resilience. If you were to hike the entire thing, it would take about a year and a half. While you'd have plenty of material for your socials, most just spend a day here.

6. Victoria Falls' Devil's Pool in Zambia

There's no waterfall quite as impressive as Africa's Victoria Falls. It is the largest waterfall in the world in terms of actual water falling, and the impressive water feature perfectly separates Zambia from Zimbabwe. While the entire beauty of a landmark is picture-perfect, there is one point of interest in the falls that hits maximum Instagrammability.

Devil's Pool is an interesting swimming hole that seems to defy nature. The falls have naturally crafted a kind of infinity pool, where swimming right up to the edge of the 320-foot drop is not only possible but "relatively safe," as noted by Further Africa. Few other low-risk adventures generate this much clout.

7. Jade Mountain Resort in Saint Lucia

As far as mountains go, the Pitons on the island of Saint Lucia are some of the most recognizable. They're especially iconic from a luxury resort's infinity pool, and Jade Mountain provides some of the best views.

Besides the wide-open shots possible from the private pools in each Jade Mountain suite, the resort boasts some pretty amazing photo opportunities as well. The building is utterly unique, both from a design and an architectural perspective. With each room crafted "with site lines and viewpoints in mind," according to Jade Mountain's website, the vibes are just as visual as they are emotionally tactile.

8. Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia

If you've spent any time at all researching potential travel destinations, you've likely seen the white and blue domed buildings of Santorini. While the Greek island is an Instagram favorite, you should swap out Santorini for one African city across the Mediterranean for just as exquisite views.

The Tunisian city of Sidi Bou Said has the same characterizing white and blue neighborhoods of Santorini, along with a similar coastal atmosphere. At a glance, your followers will be convinced you've flown off to Greece. The price tag here is typically lower, though, and the city comes with culture, food, and attractions that are all its own. 

9. Machu Picchu in Peru

Egypt's pyramids tend to steal all the thunder when discussing impressively built ancient structures, but Machu Picchu should get more credit. Sure, it's one of the most popular attractions in Peru and a wonder of the world, but for a genius civilization built on top of a massive mountain range, the citadel deserves more love from the Instagram generation of travelers.

Not only can you get some amazing photos from the ruins themselves, but also to and from the site. Though quite out of the way, it's not hard to imagine just why the ancient Incas decided to make the Andes their home — who wouldn't want to wake up safely nestled in the mountains with such a wildly beautiful view?

10. Faroe Islands

If you're looking to add a bit of fantasy to your Instagram feed, the Faroe Islands are practically begging you to hike their lush coasts. Ocean views, rocky seasides, and startling cliffs with deep drops create an awe-inspiring landscape here.

This collection of islands in Denmark was created from fire and ice — which in itself sounds like something straight out of a fantasy novel — first from volcanic activity and then from a massive glacier shift. The result is something extraordinarily peaceful, a feeling that translates well in photos but is sure to be stronger in person.

11. Guilin, China

Not to be dramatic, but Guilin looks made up. If J.R.R. Tolkien taught a master world-building class, this Chinese town would make a stellar final project for some imaginative students. The towering limestone peaks are impressive by themselves but are perfectly juxtaposed by the quaint river town they reign over.

There are plenty of attractions within the river town, but simply keeping your head on a swivel while exploring on the base level here will keep you visually satisfied. We'd argue that no one would complain if Guilin is what heaven ends up looking like, and photos from this breathtaking destination will sit very pretty on socials.

12. Rainbow Mountains in China

If there was such a thing as the "Seven Colorful Wonders of the World," China's Rainbow Mountains within the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park would certainly make the cut. This cascade of vibrant watercolors looks similar to a melted pack of Crayola crayons, but they're actually all-natural.

Though they look like they'd be lush with flowers or painted by the likes of Vincent van Gogh, the palette is all the mountain's own doing. The vibrant colors of the striped sandstone have been formed over the course of millions of years as layers of minerals land on each other. If you need to add a little color to your feed, you've found your next travel destination.

13. Antarctica

Though Alaska is known as the "Last Frontier," humans actually haven't explored much of Antarctica. The severe climate, harsh conditions, and icy terrain are obviously what keep us away, but all of that just makes the continent all the more enticing.

If you can make it here, then you deserve to fill your followers' feeds with icy adventures. Don't worry, though; you don't have to be an extremist to check Antarctica off your "Traveling the 7 Continents" list. You can get here via cruise, though a full-on expedition will make you look like a total travel pro.

14. Las Palmitas in Pachuca, Mexico

Murals are a selfie staple, as they make the perfect creative background and add artistry to a photo. This makes Las Palmitas the perfect destination for loading up on Instagram content because the neighborhood is one huge collective mural. Rich colors adorn the walls of the neighborhood, each building working together to create something beautiful.

Art often inspires incredible feats, and Las Palmitas is one fine example of how a little splash of color can unite a community. Graffiti artists called the Germen Crew started the mural project as a way to fight against gang crime in the neighborhood, and the resulting unity of the endeavor is a few giant steps in the right direction.

15. Pink Street in Lisbon, Portugal

There is one area in Lisbon where Barbie herself would find herself truly at home, and that's the famous Pink Street, also known as Rua Nova do Carvalho. Here, it's not the buildings that are coated in pink paint but the actual street itself. The popular attraction is frequently turned into an art space, making sporadic changes in appearance — but don't worry, the pink is permanent.

This unusual choice alone makes for a unique runway picture, but the aesthetic is peaked by the rows of vibrant umbrellas that hang between buildings. The umbrellas seem to levitate high above heads, shading the street in the most creative and visually satisfying way.

16. The Atacama Desert in Chile

Deserts are deadly beautiful, no matter what form they come in, but Chile's Atacama Desert is that perfect mix of weird and wonderful that makes for an amazing photoshoot. It's not exceedingly odd for a desert to grow blooms, but the flowers found in the dry cracks of this desert when it rains are special. Superbloom events take place every three to 10 years here, and if you can catch one, you've hit photography gold.

Even when the desert is barebones dry with no flowers in sight, she is a beauty that offers some surprises. The Atacama Desert contains the hand of a giant (or rather a statue of one). The large stone hand emerges from the sand and offers an ideal location for a photo op.

17. Mona Vale Rockpool in Sydney, Australia

The entire continent of Australia could be on this list, as the extreme travel destination is packed with unique sights and adventure opportunities for your Instagram feed. It's not the amazing coral reef or wild outback that found its way here, though, but another more lowkey attraction.

Mona Vale Rockpool is right at the edge of the ocean and provides an unexpectedly luxurious soak. While the pool is technically separate from the ocean itself, the two beautiful waters converge at high tide. Feel the gentle waves of the ocean's pull as you have one of the most memorable swimming experiences of your life — documented, of course, with a photo no one else you follow will likely have.

18. Balat in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey is such a unique country with many cities worth spending a lifetime exploring. Balat is one such destination, with one defining feature that steals the spotlight with one glance. The Istanbul neighborhood is full of color, from painted buildings to rainbow roads that have been coated with art by many hands over the years.

As beautiful as it is, Balat's colorful appearance has historical significance. What started as families painting their homes to mark their practiced religion has turned into a vibrant tradition. It's hard to be anything but happy and content when you're in a city so bursting with color, and your Instagram feed will clearly reflect this mood burst.

19. Slab City in California

There are few places in the world like Slab City. The independent community is like something out of a dystopian movie. Eutopia to some and utter chaos to others, the art community is considered to be a "lawless" entity that governs itself without much outside intervention from the police or government.

Although that sounds a bit wild, the most interesting thing about the "city" is that it is covered in art made from what is essentially up-cycled items like tires and windows. One of the most popular of these creations is Salvation Mountain, which is a huge mound covered in clay and paint to resemble a quilt-like mountain range. Visitors and photos are welcome; just make sure to respect the space.

20. Gates of the Arctic in Alaska

Alaska has some of the hardest-to-get-to destinations in the world, but if you can hack the journey to some of the hidden-away spots, you'll be rewarded with some of the most epic photos of nature you'll ever post on your Insta feed. One perk of being hard to reach is that a lot of places in the remote state are largely untouched, which is something not many places on Earth can say.

Gates of the Arctic National Park is the least trekked national park in the U.S. There are no trails, roads, or even signs here that mark human intervention. Winding waters, massive glaciers, and surprisingly lush terrain meet travelers' eyes — and cameras — instead.

21. Chefchaouen, Morocco

Morocco is known for its colorful and textured designs, and the city of Chefchaouen reflects this artful style while wearing the heck out of a bright shade of blue. We are not talking about a few buildings with blue doors and trim here, as the city has some sections of street that are coated in the same color blue from where your feet are standing to the roofs above your head.

Called the "Blue Pearl of Morocco," Chefchaouen is known for its impressive use of color, but the reason for this is unclear. Many theories exist, but one strong idea is that after World War II, the Jewish community quite literally painted the town blue as a celebration of their faith, feeling that the color brought them closer to God.

22. Blue Swallow Motel on the United States' Route 66

A picture with a Route 66 motel sign is one of the most coveted souvenirs for lovers of Americana culture, and there are certainly plenty of neon beauties along the iconic highway. One of the most well-known and iconic of these timeless signs is found at the Blue Swallow Motel in New Mexico, and it's not hard to see why the popular selfie spot is so beloved.

The nostalgia is palpable here, even if you're of a younger generation. The Blue Swallow is a charming time capsule with quaint accommodations. Even if you don't stay overnight, snapping a shot of the sunset over the neon bluebird is the perfect way to capture the Route 66 experience.

23. Skeleton Coast National Park in Namibia, Africa

Why would you want to travel somewhere that sounds like the last place you'll ever visit, you ask? Well, Skeleton Coast National Park is another destination that just doesn't look like it should exist, and you should absolutely lay your eyes on its wild coastline. Towering sand dunes meet the rolling Atlantic Ocean, creating a striking visual — and there are not many other places where you can see a lion on the beach.

The ominous name is in reference to the bones of both animals and ships that have met their end on the perilous coast. Skeleton Coast is fairly safe, especially if you participate in an organized tour, and you can even upload photos from your trip via a shipwreck-themed lodge.

24. Miracle Garden in Dubai

If it's a slow content day, it's always safe to grab some flowers and put them to work creatively on your feed. When it comes to Dubai's Miracle Garden, though, flowers and plant life are the main characters in creating compelling visuals. You'll feel like Alice in Wonderland when you step into the artfully designed gardens.

A plane coated in flowers, heart arches, and two giant horse heads made from greenery are just a few of the wonders awaiting you here. This place is like a floral fever dream, and surreal selfie opportunities are around every calendula-clad corner.

25. Galápagos Islands

Every high school biology student has studied the Galápagos Islands, but most never actually get the chance to see the magic up close. The vibrant destination is teeming with life that can not be found anywhere else on the Earth. The islands are truly one of a kind, as are the creatures who call them home.

When taking in the gorgeous scenery of the Galápagos Islands, you'll want to tread carefully here as a tourist, especially when it comes to protecting the environment. Any stellar Instagram posts should be accompanied by a caption mentioning the importance of conservation and responsibility while traveling.