If you go on vacation and don’t Instagram every single thing you see, did you even really go?
Apparently, most millennials between the ages of 18-33 now consider ‘Instagrammability’ as one of the most important factors in choosing a holiday destination. If you’re one of those people that chooses their next trip based on grids you follow or hashtags you see, here are some serious gram-worthy places to get your followers feeling all sorts of wanderlust and may just up your like record.
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
You’re not going to get bored of Amsterdam, it’s one of the most popular destinations in Europe and is arguably one of the most Insta-worthy places in the world. With 3 main canals running along miles of quaint cafes, shops and hotels, a number of gardens and parks and the ‘I amsterdam’ sign, your Instagram grid upgrade is inevitable. Amsterdam has something for everyone; couples can take a picture on the Love Lock Bridge, those fancying next level interior can visit the Sticky Fingers bakery (seriously, check in there for a coffee sometime) and those who just want to relax can swig a pint with full view of windmills.
- Berlin, Germany
Berlin is full of beautiful architecture and mesmerizing street art that is definitely going to make you very post happy. Probably the most popular places to be grabbed in a snap are the Berlin Cathedral and the Brandenburg Gate. If you’ve never seen these pop up on the Insta-feed, then you’re following the wrong people. You can also find the Upside Down bar (yep, that’s going to confuse your followers) and the Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin which are guaranteed to get you a fair few likes.
- Paris, France
Paris, the city of love, is full of secret little spots that are perfect to update your feed with. It’s a given that your Instagram grid will need to feature the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, but if you’re a fan of bold and vibrant colors, consider visiting Rue Crémieux (have a quick Google, we’ll wait). The contrasting building colors will undoubtedly create some envy from your followers, especially on a sunny day.
Other gem locations include the Sainte-Chapelle that features some of the oldest stained glass windows in Paris, the Jardin Du Luxembourg, which is the biggest park in Paris and lastly, the streets of Saint Germain which hold one of the oldest coffee houses in Paris, including Café Du Flore where apparently Picasso himself used to be seen.
- Riga, Latvia
Located on the coastline of Latvia, Riga is the perfect balance of beautiful architectural towns, beaches and scenic forests.
Known as the cultural center, Riga is home to cobbled streets and historic churches that are perfect to share online. With rich colors and amazing architecture, you will experience first-hand the perfect picturesque towns.
For those fancying more of a natural capture, Riga is also home to fairytale forests and flowing waterfalls that demonstrate just how diverse this city can be. Riga is the perfect place to enjoy and, when adding your escapades to your gram, is ideal for contrasting content, ensuring your followers eagerly await your next update.
- Dubrovnik, Croati
Famous for its city walls, medieval heritage and sea view, Dubrovnik is the perfect destination if you’re wanting to up your Insta-game. Sail around the city or walk amongst the old town, either way, you’re ensured to get the perfect picture. Not to mention, it’s also home to King’s Landing, so you can include a #GameofThrones on your post to really up the ante. If you’re lucky, you might even grab a selfie with a celeb, as it is a popular destination among A-listers; if that doesn’t improve your follower count then nothing else will!
- Budapest, Hungary
A popular tourist destination, Budapest is any Instagrammer’s dream city. You’ll be spoilt for choice in the Hungarian capital as you weave through tourists to find the truly Insta-worthy spots. Most noticeably, you’ll want a picture of/with/around the Hungarian Parliament Building and the Fisherman’s Bastion. The gothic style on both featuring walkways, towers and arches will leave you in awe and you’ll want to share every angle to your feed.
If something more colorful is more up your street, make your way down to the Széchenyi Thermal Baths. These outdoor baths, located conveniently next to yellow brick walls makes for the perfect backdrop to add a splash of color to your grid… pun intended.
- Santorini, Greece
If you go nowhere else in your entire travel life, make the trip to Santorini. The infamous white washed buildings with blue rooftops covering the entirety of the hillside is just the tip of the iceberg of amazing photos you could potentially take.
Have a sea view in every direction you take and you’ll not be able to put your camera down, especially as you attempt to take in every new sight of color as you walk down each street.
If you think Santorini in the day is mesmerizing, just wait until you see the sunset. Arguably one of the best sunset views in the world, overlooking from the hillside, you’ll see the most amazing tones of amber and purple that sparkles perfectly on the sea top. You’ll want to create a new Instagram page just dedicated to the views you see on this Greek Islands… and you’re followers will thank you for it.
- Reykjavik, Iceland
Increasingly favored by tourists, the Icelandic capital provides some amazing photo opportunities. Firstly, the town is full of contrastingly colored Lego-like buildings, which are made up of quaint cafés, houses and shops. If these don’t make it to your feed, you’ll be depriving your grid of the color deservingly needs!
Other reasons Reykjavik will make you post happy are, although not always guaranteed, the Northern Lights show. Can you imagine adding a capture of them to your feed? If you are unable to see them though, don’t worry, you can always include a trip to the Viking Museum or the 244ft Hallgrimskirkja church that took 4 decades to build!
- Rome, Italy
You may or may not know that Rome is nicknamed the Eternal City, but you might not know how it came to hold that moniker. Apparently, the ancient Romans themselves chose it because they thought no matter what happened to the world, no matter how many other empires might rise and fall, Rome was destined to stand forever.
How right they were. Rome is still full of amazing scenery and spectacular architecture that is guaranteed to turn your Instagram feed into an online travel brochure. The first place on your list is probably the Trevi Fountain, and rightly so. The white marble statues complements the water flowing, demonstrating why this fountain is one of the most famous in the world. Including pictures around this landmark will leave your followers in awe… alike to how you will feel seeing it first-hand. Next, include the Colosseum to your gram, from every angle, it looks positively breathtaking both in the day and at night. If you want to include portrait of yourself to your grid, get it with the Spanish Steps and Trinità dei Monti because this combination makes for one amazing backdrop.