Road trips are arguably at the top of almost every travel bucket list. Most people love the idea of just taking off in a car (preferable a vintage soft-top) and cruising around a country at their own speed, stopping wherever takes their fancy and having the opportunity to discover the whole landscape of a place rather than just fleeting sections.
Ultimately, choosing to travel the road trip way gives you total freedom in a way that holidays in one area don’t. It’s just you, maybe a friend, and the road – meaning what you experience is largely in your control, when you plot out the route you want to take. It’s both adventurous and romantic at the same time.
Off the back of this popularity, TravelSupermarket undertook research and have now revealed what the most popular road trip routes around the world are, by analysing which places are most tagged on Instagram.
From Canada to Norway, Argentina to Iceland, here are the top 10 most Instagrammed road trips in the world. Do be warned, you’re going to want to book your next holiday ASAP…
10. Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia, Canada
Instagram count: #CabotTrail has been used 51,562 times.
9. Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada
Instagram count: #icefieldsparkway has been used 54,153 times.
8. Trollstigen, Norway
Instagram count: #trollstigen has been used 55,800 times.
7. Ring Road, Iceland
Instagram count: #RingRoad has been used 104,374 times.
6. Valley of Fire, Nevada, USA
Instagram count: #ValleyofFire has been used 143,712 times.
5. Finger Lakes Highways, New York, USA
Instagram count: #FingerLakes has been used 241,295 times.
4. Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina/Virginia, USA
Instagram count: #BlueRidgeParkway has been used 322,840 times.
3. Ruta, Argentina
Instagram count: #Ruta has been used 732,808 times.
2. Great Ocean Road, Australia
Instagram count: #GreatOceanRoad has been used 928,503 times.
1. Route 66, USA
Instagram count: #Route66 has been used 1,198,035 times.