Written by Holly Patterson

Ever curious where these extraordinary locations are on your Instagram feed, with clear blue water, sun and sand for days?

Photo by Tom Barrett on Unsplash

Instagram @earth came up with the top trending travel destinations for millennials.

“If you could go anywhere on earth, where would it be?” this is what @earth travel Instagram account asked their millennial-focused account in order to reveal their top ten trending travel destinations. The account had over 100,000 answers submitted to the question they posted.

“We’re always curating the most intriguing international destinations on Earth to encourage social media scrollers to explore the world they live in whether they want to take a spontaneous weekend trip or plan a winter getaway,” says @earth founder Andy McCune (@andy).

  1. Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, also known as bloggers paradise is one of the most spectacular coastlines. Tulum is the ideal romantic getaway, located on a cliff with view of the cobalt Caribbean Sea; star filled nights and clear blue waters, which lies an archaeological site. According to visit Mexico its considered one of the most photogenic sites in the region and possibly the whole country.  

Popular Instagram spot: Azulik- an eco-resort with incredible views and a restaurant with tables up in the clouds.

2. Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Amsterdam, city and port, western Netherlands. Known for its golden age canals, rowed with tilting gabled building and treasurable museums. Two-wheeling is the way of life in Amsterdam, if locals aren’t using a bike to commute around the city, they will be on the water, travelling round the windy canals.

Popular Instagram spot: Any canal, but try the Brouwersgacht canal.

3. The islands of Greece

Greek sovereign land includes 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, of which only 227 islands are inhabited. Wherever you visit in Greece, you will be sure to be in view of the clear, crystal blue ocean.

Popular Instagram spot: The white cliffs of Myrtos beach.

4. Mexico City, Mexico  

For the foodie lovers out there, Mexico City is must. Besides the food though, rising from the ruins of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, Mexico City provides a distinctive contemporary life and historic preservation. This historical hotspot is filled with colour and vibrance and is a must see.

Popular Instagram spot: The streets of Coyoacan.

5. The Maldives

The Maldives, a bloggers dream. Endless white sands, warm waters where fish swim happily in the clear Indian Ocean. The hot sun waits to engulf you with its deep rays with open arms.

Popular Instagram spot: Glass kayaking in the sea.

6. Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve is the spectacular southern coastline of Portugal. Portugal is becoming a increasingly trend holiday destination and you can see why, pristine beaches, miles of overshadowing cliffs and bays alongside its rugged coastline.

Popular Instagram spot: Benagil Caves.

7. Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh is a city found in Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco. This magical city is made up of vibrant winding streets filled with culture, sights and sounds. You can visit the central market, or take a camel ride up to the Atlas mountains.

Popular Instagram spot: A luxury hotel called La Mamounia. You may not even stay at this hotel, but it’s worth the visits and I suggest you dress well.

8. Positano, Italy


The Amalfi Coast starts at Punta Campanella and travels along the south of the Sorrento peninsula to Vietri sul Mare. Positano is one of the most sophisticated resorts on the central Amalfi Coast. This hotspot has be acknowledged for years however, it’s become a real trend this year in Italy, but more specifically in Positano. Surrounded by boutiques, beaches and steep slopes that leads you to other beautiful parts of Positano.

Popular Instagram spot: In the water.

9. Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia is a four hour drive from Ankara, Turkey. The region called Cappadocia is located on the Anatolian side of Turkey, right in the middle. Cappadocia is known for hot air balloon rides over the enchanting rock formations. This visionary place is the perfect show for your gram.

Popular Instagram: Love Valley, where you can watch the balloons land.

10. Bali, Indonesia


Bali is the most famous of the thousands of islands in the Indonesian archipelago. This 95-mile-wide island is located in the Indian Ocean. This island is perfect for partying, beaching and living it up. Explore the jungle villages, volcanoes and inspiring waterfalls.

Popular Instagram spot: The trail down to Kelingking Beach.