There are a lot of beautiful places to travel, but only some truly shine under your camera’s scrutinizing gaze. Here are 17 of the most photogenic vacation spots in the whole entire world. Don’t bother choosing a filter… they’re as gorgeous as it gets, all on their own.
From vibrant beach umbrellas and lush gardens to pastel homes built on cliffs overlooking the sea, this Amalfi Coast destination is the closest we’ve come to finding paradise.
In Banff National Park, cobalt Lake Louise glistens beneath the snowcapped Rocky Mountains.
JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Rustic yet chic, Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons become more gorgeous with each season.
HA LONG BAY, VIETNAM
Emerald water, jutting limestone pillars and adorable fishing homes built on stilts: It’s no wonder this picture-perfect bay is the most visited place in Vietnam.
Visit during Chile’s summer (December to February), when the sun hardly ever sets on Patagonia’s rustic and sublime landscape.
Cobalt-blue-sea and whitewashed houses as far as the eye can see.
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK
This concrete jungle is quite the stunner. Just visit Central Park during fall and you’ll understand.
Hot-air balloon is the best way to take in this rocky landscape, made up of hundreds of “fairy chimneys.”
GREET BARRIER REEF, AUSTRALIA
For the best views in Queensland, you’re going to have to dive below the surface. There, you’ll find sea turtles and 1,400 types of fish along the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure on earth.
THE ALGARVE, PORTUGAL
There’s a reason why this coastal stretch in southern Portugal is one of the most popular summer destinations in all of Europe.
Sky-colored alleyways, vibrantly-painted buildings and cobblestone streets make up the old city in Chefchaouen, which was originally built to represent God and heaven.
The Na Pali Coast, a rugged, 16-mile stretch on the island of Kauai, offers some of the most breathtaking views in all of Hawaii. Think: emerald green cliffs, lush valleys and hidden beaches.
One of the most colorful places on earth, this small island in Venice is practically a work of art.
Norway’s western coast is made up of dozens of narrow fjords, which cut through the mountains creating majestic waterfalls, steep cliffs and glaciers.
One of the least inhabited places in the world, the Palawan Islands are a pristine, tropical paradise. Just wait until you see the sunset from here…
No, this isn’t a page from a fairy-tale, it’s a real French Alpine town complete with cobblestone streets; colorful, timber homes; and canals winding from end to end.
BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA
If you’ve never driven down California’s Pacific Coast Highway, it deserves a prominent place on your travel bucket list. As you cruise along Big Sur, you’ll spot iconic McWay Falls, Bixby Creek Bridge and scenic Pfeiffer Beach.