The 5 Most Instagrammed Road Trips


Road trips are an increasingly popular way of discovering and experiencing new countries, and how good your trip looks on social media is very important in an age where everything has to be captured.

If you’re one of those people who love posting snaps from your latest adventure to Instagram, we’ve got the low down on some road trips you need to add to your bucket list.

Here are the 5 most Instagrammed road trips from around the world according to research conducted by

1. Route 66 – USA

It comes as no surprise that the USA’s most famous route, Route 66 is one of the most Instagrammed road trips with 1 708 620 hashtags. Known as the Mother Road route 66 takes you on an exciting tour across America, from Chicago in the East to Los Angeles in the West.

2. Great Ocean Road – Australia

Route 66 is followed closely by Great Ocean Road in Australia which had 1 292 178 hashtags and it’s not hard to see why. As one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives you get to enjoy craggy cliffs, beautiful beaches and bountiful wildlife as you take in the magical 12 Apostles, iconic surf breaks, waterfalls and more.

3. Pacific Coast Highway – USA

 Another American favourite the Pacific Coast Highway comes in at number three with 325 917 hashtags. It spans from San Francisco to San Diego and offers dramatic coastal views, wild beauty, small-town charm and big-city sights all rolled into one.

4. Valley of Fire – USA

Don’t let the name scare you the Valley of Fire is a must-see American attraction that got its name from the red sandstone formations, the Aztec Sandstone, which formed from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago. With 219 333 hashtags the Valley of Fire comes in at number four.

5. Ring Road

 Iceland’s Ring Road comes in at number five with 154 230 hashtags. This road trip is filled with truly magnificent sights that include volcanoes, icebergs, waterfalls, and the magical northern lights.

Bonus:  Route 62 – South Africa

Looking for something local to try? Route 62 in South Africa came in at number 13 on the list with 28 234 hashtags. Stretching across the Western and Eastern Capes of South Africa Route 62 delivers an unforgettable experience with an ever-changing landscape of open spaces, rivers, orchards and beautiful passes.

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