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The 35 Most Instagrammable Travel Destinations In The World

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Around the world, there are many beautiful places many of us still haven't seen. It can be hard to choose where to go next — somewhere exotic, somewhere adventurous, or maybe somewhere off the grid? 

It can take a lot of time and effort to see even a small portion of the wonders the world has to offer. You just have to be willing to bring out your bold side and get ready to dream and dare a little. 

Instagram has become an online photo-book of some of the most scenic and beautiful places on the globe. You can follow your friends and feel like you're right there with them on their amazing trip to New Orleans, or safari in Africa, or skiing trip in the Alps. It can bring out a lot of travel envy and wanderlust, that's for sure. I've definitely been guilty of it.

Who wants to be sitting at work and then check out their Instagram feed only to see their neighbor on some cruise sipping a Mojito? That feeling of being stuck can bring down your mood quick.

But things don't have to stay this way, you know.

If you have that desire be out there, experiencing the world yourself, it's totally possible. Trips may seem like a big deal (and a lot of money) at the time — sure, you might have a busy schedule or maybe an emptyish bank account. But there's nothing that a little planning, saving, and motivation cannot fix!

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People have begun to make Instagram and travel a career of their own. Blogging is all the rage now, advertisers and fans can make any account on Instagram insta-famous. 

But even still, you don't have to be a blogger or go viral to be ready for some adventure. You just need a little ... push ... to get you motivated to be there yourself. So look to these top travel destinations for Instagrammers, save up, buy your ticket and GO. No one's stopping you but yourself. Happy travels! 

1. Golden Gate Bridge- San Francisco, USA 

Instagram @alexi.stone

The Golden Gate Bridge is definitely one of the most recognizable in the world. The bright red color pops in the city even when it's foggy out. Grab some sourdough and get ready to get a bomb pic.

2. Moulin Rouge- Paris, France

Instagram @lesleyannemurphy

If you're a fan of the hit movie then this is a no-brainer. Pictures look amazing here because of the bright colors, and the story behind it all of course. Don't forget to actually go to the cabaret and enjoy the show.

3. Mt. Fuji- Honshu Island, Japan 

Instagram @smaggygiven

Japan is known for a lot of things but one of the most popular is Mt. Fuji. What some people don't realize is that this mountain is actually a volcano. It's been a tourists attraction for a loooong time and there are many great pics to prove it. 

4. Buckingham Palace- Westminster, England

Instagram @hadarnameri

You may have grown up dreaming that you are a princess. And this may be the place where you can actually be the closest to feeling like royalty. Plus Westminster itself is a pretty cool town. But the guards for SURE steal the show. 

5. Urban Lights- Los Angeles, USA 

Instagram @chiverssounds

Such a great photo site. The lights have a way of being magical. During the day you feel like you are in a forest of huge sculptured lights. At night you are in the middle of a magical land of illumination. You'll just have to see it to believe it. 

6.  Colosseum- Rome, Italy 

Instagram @amberrrrrr3

Located right in the middle of the city, this amphitheater is breathtaking to see in person. And in pictures, you look like you are an extra having a great time in the Gladiator. You won't even have to ask if you're entertained...

7. Atomium- Brussels, Belgium 

Instagram @esablopez

Originally constructed for the World Fair in Brussels in 1953 this structure is unlike any other. And it makes for some eye-catching pictures that are unique. This baby in the background is hard to miss. Also now its a museum so you will get to check that out too. 

8. Santorini- Santorini, Greece 

Instagram @ovidiuciba

The whole city of Santorini is the perfect Instagram spot. It is beyond gorgeous and you will want to brag to everyone that you are lucky enough to be somewhere so beautiful. Careful cause you probably won't want to leave. But with a photo backdrop like that, it'd be crazier to want to leave.


9. London Eye- London, England

Instagram @chiodimarco 

The London Eye is iconic and you can get some great views of the city. You can see for miles. But the eye as a backdrop is just as special. There is no other London Eye after all. It's a huge Ferris wheel in the middle of the city, uhm why doesn't my hometown have that? 


10. Cloud Gate- Chicago, USA

Instagram @jessau 

The Cloud Gate is the best site to see if you want something unique. Actually, all of Millenium Park is really a one of a kind amazing place to go and visit. Not to mention you are in deep dish territory. So yeah, you're welcome for this amazing idea. 

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11. Grand Bazaar- Istanbul, Turkey 

Instagram @ yaasOu

Transport yourself into a Sex and the City movie. The Grand Bazaar is an amazing place to shop and find different items that can only be found there. It is such a colorful and fun place for pics as well. Get ready to make all of your friends and followers jealous! 

12. Edinburgh Castle- Edinburgh, Scotland 

Instagram @charlottepetat

This castle is hard to miss, it overtakes the skyline of Edinburgh and is just as beautiful as it is big. Its located on Castle rock and you will feel as though you have been transported back into time just by walking around it. There is not a lot of places in the world like this, you will feel like you just stepped out of a movie. 

13. Rock of Gibraltar- Southwest coast of Spain 

Instagram @ana_vilcu

What an amazing view! This large limestone rock can be seen from miles away. It is gorgeous to see from far away or up close. PLUS it is home to the only wild monkeys located in Europe, The Barbary Apes. You can get some pics with the monkeys in it if you are lucky! 

14. Central Park- New York City, USA 

Instagram @danielwesty

Central Park is iconic. The park is huge and has so much to offer it can be hard to pick just one place to find the perfect picture (Maybe the Zoo with a cute bear). But one thing is for certain, you will not be disappointed when you do. Fun fact: In the middle Central Park lies the Great Lawn. It's 55 acres and one of the most famous lawns in the world. 

15. Mayan Pyramids- Yucatan, Mexico

Instagram @miguelmoreira7568

The Mayan ruins aren't just located in Mexico, you can also find them throughout Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala. But Mexico by far has some impressive ancient Mayan structures to check out. So many good pic options! It is unlike anything you have ever seen before.

16. Juliet's Balcony- Verona, Italy 

Instagram @bernertreka 

You can go and check out Juliet's house and walk through the inside. Then you can step out on the balcony and wait for Romeo to come. *Cue love music, probably a harp*. Everything you see in there is beautiful from the furniture to the clothing on display. If this isn't a great pic opportunity then I don't know what is. 

17. Grand Canyon- Arizona, USA

Instagram @the59parks

It's all in the name, this canyon is for sure grand! The massive and breathtaking sights are definitely a show stopper when it comes to natural wonders. Taking an amazing pic there is easy enough as just hitting a button and the scenery will do all of the work. The canyon is HUGE so there are plenty of opportunities to do so. 

18. Louvre Museum- Paris, France 

Instagram @mirauttam 

A central landmark of the city, this art museum is the largest in the world. It is so large it could really take you a week to even see the whole place. The exterior of the museum is just as interesting as the interior. You can surely practice your Mona Lisa smile as you check out this historic landmark. 

19. Burj Khalifa- Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Instagram @your_passport 

If you have always wanted to be on top of the world then here is your chance. The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building on the planet at 2,722 feet tall. Dang, that is tall! It is also just as beautiful as it is grand. And it makes a photogenic spot for all you travelers who are ready to take an amazing Instagram picture. 

20. Niagra Falls- Canada and USA 

Instagram @ashleightraylor

The falls are massive and gorgeous and ready to help you make some picture worthy memories. It has the highest flow rate of any waterfall in North America and has a vertical drop of more than 165 feet. Yowza, that is steep. The falls themselves are unlike any waterfall you have seen before, you will be glad you have gotten the chance to see them in your lifetime. 

21. The Leaning Tower of Pisa- Pisa, Italy 

Instagram @scandall_randall 

Now, this is an opportunity for a creative photo. Going to the tower you can be sure to see many people attempting to make the most of the tower's imperfection to make the perfect picture. The structure began to lean when it was built because of the soft ground foundation. Don't worry though, experts say that the tower isn't going to topple over anytime soon. 

22. Mount Rushmore- South Dakota, USA 

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This is unlike any mountain you have ever seen. It was completed in 1941 and has been stunning people ever since. The massive sculpture holds some of the greatest men in American history. The site also has a museum which is cool to check out. Who knows maybe your picture will look so good they will have to carve you up there with them next?

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23. Sydney Opera House- Sydney, Australia 

Instagram @travelwithsushi

This still functioning multi-venue performing arts center is known as the 20th century's most distinctive and famous buildings. There is no question why. the building is unique and so eye-catching that it is impossible to miss. While you are there you will have to check out a show! There are about 40 a week so you will have time for at least one. 

24. Great Wall of China- Huairou, China 

Instagram @letsgolovely

The wall stretches from east to west over 6,000 kilometers. Now try running that and you will be a champion. Besides the length, the wall is beautiful and significant because of the history. The structure itself is beautiful and ancient and has a certain feel that you can't find anywhere else. One photo here and that's all you'll have to post on Instagram for a year. It's that good. 

25. Rialto Bridge- Venice, Italy 

Instagram @ofleatherandlace

The Rialto is the oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal. It may be the oldest but it is also the most beautiful. The picture opportunities are perfect. Especially if you are riding in a Gondola underneath. I mean, who hasn't fantasized about doing that? If you say no you are lying. 

26. Times Square- New York City, USA 

Instagram @emmaecarter

Times Square is a place where it seems like no one is ever sleeping and everything is fast paced and bright with color. It is the home to many entertainment capitals and just a stone's throw away from Broadway. Bright lights and big city are enough to describe this magical place. Take a pic here and everyone will know exactly where you and of course be a little jelly. 


27. Great Buddha- Kamakura, Japan 

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This massive, breathtaking statue of Amida Buddha dates all the way back to 1252. It is so surreal to see and you can feel all of the ancient history of it just with a glance. The statue is the tallest bronze statue in Japan. You don't have to work hard to get a picture here. The statue itself will make any click of your camera worth it. Definitely, a place you want to put on your bucket list. 

28. Eiffel Tower- Paris, France

Instagram @rociotorof 

Now this one is a no-brainer. The Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognizable locations in the world. It is structured unlike anything else on the planet. Whether it's during the day or night it is worth taking a look at and capturing a picture. Especially while eating a delicious French pastry *mouth waters*. 

29. Gateway Arch- St. Louis, USA 

Instagram @theeraofsarahleigh

This stainless steel 630-foot monument is one that you definitely will have to see to believe. It is the world's tallest arch and is massive with a capital M. The pictures you take here will be memorable and definitely post-worthy on Instagram and every other site just to brag that you were there. You can even go inside! I'm there. 

30. Taj Mahal- Agra, India

Instagram @Itanyaw

This Mausoleum is GORGEOUS. You will be stunned by how grand and beautiful it really is. The ivory-white marble shines while the landscape surrounding the building is a picture in itself.

31. Trevi Fountain- Rome, Italy

Instagram @jolilot

Make a wish! This fountain is known to be lucky, and you will definitely be in luck when you snap a pic here as well. The fountain in itself is very scenic, there is a certain magic about it that you don't really find anywhere else. Rome is an amazing city in itself and after you visit here you can zip away on a Vespa with a handsome Italian man in tow. 

32. The White House- Washington D.C, USA

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The American capitol is exactly what it sounds like- a white house. But it is anything but boring, there is so much to check out just by standing outside. Snapping a pic will have you placed outside of one of the most historic buildings in the world. You know some big events in history have all started there. 

33. Berlin Wall- Berlin, Germany 

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The wall's history has not always been a pleasant one. But the bigger part of history is why the wall was taken down. There are still standing structures of the wall standing and they are worth taking a look at. Being there is a unique and one-of-a-kind experience that you will have to document with a picture. 

34. Stonehenge- Wiltshire, England

Instagram @annadatsenko

Stonehedge is a very well known landmark that only some people are lucky enough to see. Do you want to be one of the lucky ones? The picture opportunities here and great and you will be able to see a unique monument unlike anything else in the world. 

35. Lover's Bridge- Paris, France

Instagram @ismael.olivencia 

Ahhh Paris, the city of love. This bridge certainly helps it live up to its name. The locks on the bridge show how much love there truly is in the world. Many couples come there and write their initials/messages on the lock and the lock it to the bridge. They throw away the key to show their love will never be broken. Awwwww

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Molly Given is a writer living in Philadelphia and lover of all things to do with mystery and magic in life. When she’s not writing her fingers off she can be found planning her next adventure in a new part of the world.