Travel and social media go together like bread and butter. Some have gone so far as to pose the question, do you even travel if you don’t post about it? While today we have no shortage of social media options on which to share our trips, it’s obvious that the fastest-growing sharing platform is TikTok.
The TikTok hashtag #travel has over 90 billion views alone, and in 2022 the platform’s influence on travelers increased by 10%. It should come as no surprise that surveys are measuring the popularity of specific destinations on TikTok, with the newest one from travel company Big Media 7 having just come out.
This is the fifth year Big Media 7 has compiled the list of the 50 most popular destinations on both Instagram and TikTok, taking into account the number of hashtags, shares, and likes that each location has gained. While the list might not bring about many surprise entries, each location has proven itself to be a solid favorite among travelers on both social media and IRL.
Here are the 10 Most Popular Destinations On TikTok Right Now:
With over 97 billion TikTok views, the fashion capital of Italy is a favorite amongst social media users. While perhaps not the most traditionally beautiful Italian destination, this northern city offers fashionable neighborhoods, piazzas, and iconic landmarks. Not to mention the famous Duomo sitting in the center of the city.
@graceecol things to do in Milan!! 👠#milan #milano #thingstodomilan #milanthingstodo #milanvibes #milantrip #milanitinerary #milantok #milanoamore #travelinspo ♬ Mamma Mia – ABBA
It’s no surprise London is favored among social media users, with each neighborhood offering a different aesthetic. From historical to avant-garde, London has all the styles covered for the perfect social media post. London has gained over 54 billion views on TikTok, and while not cheap by any means, it is possible to explore London on a budget.
@itssolondon London ❤️🇬🇧 #london #fyp #tiktoktravel #traveluk #uk #england #visitengland #visitlondon #londontown #traveltok ♬ original sound – Audios🎧
The city of love is such a shoo-in for this list of social media favorites, clocking in at nearly 48 billion TikTok views. From the food to the fashion, Paris is simply swoon-worthy. And let’s not forget that the 2024 Olympics will be hosted in Paris, making it soon even more popular for travel than usual.
@traveler___bucketlist There’s just too much to see in Paris 🇫🇷🗼 #travel #paris #france #toureiffel #visitfrance ♬ Hits 2021 (Mashup) – Trinix
Serving as the bridge between Asia and Europe, Istanbul is a city that spans not only continents but also contrasting cultures. This convergence of historical influences and stunning architecture makes for some pretty epic backdrops for your social media posts. Just ask the over 44 billion people that have created and viewed content from Istanbul. Much more than just a stop-over city, Istanbul is packed with interesting things to do.
@sali_mamutchadze The best place for Turkish Breakfast in Istanbul #turkeytravel🇹🇷 #traveltiktok #traveltips101 #istanbulturkey #IstanbulTravel #turkishbreakfast ♬ original sound – bestspedup
New York, USA
With around 44 billion TikTok views, the city that never sleeps has always been a favorite for social media users. From the iconic skyline to Central Park, past Times Square, and down to the Brooklyn Bridge, The Big Apple offers a range of backdrops for your photos.
@talktraveltome Some cool activities to add to your visit #fypage #tiktoktravel #thingstodoinnyc #newyork #travelmememories ♬ Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller
Want to enrich both your life and your social media feed? Head to Nepal for natural beauty and potential spiritual awakening. Or, at the very least, some good content to make your feed stand out from the rest. While Nepal is not the easiest of places to travel to, with 31.5 billion TikTok views, it definitely deserves a place on this list.
@natalie.chaban Unique culture, mighty Himalayas, ancient temples, rare wildlife, wonderful people. Visit Nepal at least once to fall in love ❤️ #nepal #nepaltiktok #nepalese #visitnepal #nepali #dreamontrend ♬ original sound – Owen
Another iconic USA skyline city joins this list, with Chicago receiving around 25 billion views on TikTok. Iconic sights such as the bean sculpture, Magnificent Mile, Wrigley Field, and Willis Tower make this city a photographer’s dream.
@courtneytheexplorer 100% worth the hype + overpriced coffee 👌🍸🥐☕️ #starbuckschicago #starbucks #chicagotravel #chicagothingstodo #lgbttravel ♬ Medusa – GRiZ & Wreckno
Known as being a longtime favorite among budget travelers and now also popular with travelers of all budgets, Bali is no secret to travelers of all ages and styles. From stunning rice paddies, turquoise waters, temples, and purple sunsets along the beach, Bali is a dream destination for anyone looking to add some color to their life and their social media feed. With about 24 billion views on TikTok, Bali’s popularity is only predicted to rise.
@megtomos save for the bucket list🌴🥥 #bali #balitodo #balibeaches #uluwatu #thingstodoinbali #baliinstagram #baliphoto #placestovisit #placestovisitbali #visitbali #visitindonesia ♬ původní zvuk – andrejkaa💌
If you have not come across Sri Lanka on your newsfeed, it might not be too surprising. With about 16.4 billion views on TikTok, this small island nation is one of the lesser-known places on this list. However, travelers in the know are increasingly turning to Sri Lanka to explore the jungles, beaches, and colorful culture.
@sandymakessense Put a trip to Sri Lanka on your bucket list this year! 🐘😍 This was honestly one of the most memorable trips for me and if you want to experience this lush island, I recommend to book with @tuiuk for best all round support and guidance, 24/7 support teams pre-travel and in-resort and more! #srilankatravel #srilanka #visitsrilanka #srilankatrip #thingstodoinsrilanka #srilankatrain #tiktoktravel #traveltiktok #srilankaholiday #srilankaitinerary #srilankasafari #elephantsafari #2023bucketlist #2023travelgoals #2023travelideas #2023traveltrends ♬ Chill Vibes – Tollan Kim
Coming in last on the list of top 10 destinations on TikTok is Sydney, located in Australia’s New South Wales state. Sydney is a favorite for many reasons, with its iconic landmarks and glittery skyscrapers and being so close to nature and beaches. With just over 15 billion views on TikTok alone, Sydney is growing in popularity among travelers looking for both city and sea.
@kiwitalkstravel Add these to your Sydney list! #sydneyaustralia #sydneytravel #australiatravel #fyp #fypシ #fypage ♬ As It Was – Harry Styles
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