The most pinned travel destinations

From Egypt to Spain, here are the most popular destinations according to 150 million people.


With over 150 million users, Pinterest is arguably far more trustworthy than Trip Advisor. And, even if you don’t have a Pinterest account yourself, there are many ways you can use the world’s catalogue of ideas to your advantage.

Take for example, travel. If you ever needed some inspiration for your next trip, 150 million people can’t be too far off the mark, even allowing for personal differences. Thankfully to save you scrolling for hours on end Pinterest and online accommodation site Airbnb created a list of the top holiday destinations using search data.

If you’re not sure where to go next, or your bucket list could do with a refresher, here are the top 10 most popular destinations;

1. Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Known for its clear blue waters, beaches, diving and designer shops, this resort town is located between the desert of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea.

sharm el sheik

2. Tenerife, Canary Islands
The largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, Tenerife has an abundance of beaches and resort areas, not to mention good weather for the majority of the year thanks to its proximity to West Africa.

3.Courcheval, France
Located in the Les Trois Vallées, this is the perfect getaway for ski bunnies with 600km of pistes and 170 lifts.

Courchevel france

4.Scottish Highlands, UK
One of the more remote destinations in the UK, think fresh air, spectacular scenery and that golden serenity.

5. Reykjavik, Iceland
No surprises that this destination of the moment made the list. One of the top places to see the Northern Lights and the major drawcard of the Blue Lagoon, it’s even got igloos you can stay in to make all your Eskimo dreams a reality.

blue lagoon iceland

6. Kyoto, Japan
Arguably the home of zen, searches for the “city of 10,000 shrines” have spiked 55 per cent on Pinterest.

7. Bora Bora, Polynesia
Clear blue waters, lush rainforests and beautiful beaches – there’s a reason why Bora Bora is considered one of the most beautiful places on earth.

bora bora

8. New York City, USA
Because you can sleep when you’re dead. The city that never sleeps has an energy and endless amount of things to do that will make any trip memorable.

9. Santorini, Greece
So in demand that the island is limiting the amount of cruise ship tourists allowed in, Santorini is considered the most romantic of the Greek Islands.

santorini greece

10. Barcelona, Spain
With the beach on its door step, Gaudi’s famous architecture all round and an abundance of sangria and tapas, there’s not much not to love about this Spanish city.

How many of these destinations have you already been to? Which one would you most like to add to your bucket list?

You can read more about the research at Airbnb.



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    14th Jun 2017
    Not sure you have the top 10 but that may be a matter of perspective.
    Skiing in Scotland? Yeah, that's why the Scots head to the Alps. There is skiing and then there is skiing.
    We must have missed the thermal pools in Kyoto. Did not know that Kyoto had these.
    Santorini? Yes, a wonderful spot which a one day stop does not do justice to.
    I'd suggest that places like the Grand Canyon should fill the tops spots. Plenty of natural wonders which your list do not mention and which would leave some fo the above fo dead.
    14th Jun 2017
    Regret a couple of years ago in Amarillo, Texas, in not getting to Palo Duro. Heard there's so much to DO. My no doubt biased Texan friend reckons Grand Canyon is for looking only, and that you can't get down and in it. Open to put it on my bucket list but has to be a bit more than just looking at.
    15th Jun 2017
    Barcelona is fabulous. Been a couple of times and love the city and the people. Lisbon in Portugal has hidden treasures in the tiny local Fado clubs. New York - here at the moment and believe it is not for us oldies. Go whilst you have the legs and feet to race around, very tiring. Loved Scotland, especially the highlands. Culloden something that I will never forget. However for me nothing can beat Paris.

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