Get inspired by these 50 most Instagrammed rivers in the world

Jun 2 2020, 9:00 am

As some destinations around the world are unveiling plans to reopen for travel and tourism, there’s an increasing number of locations feeding into our future trip daydreams.

What better way to unwind and relax than to imagine lazily floating down a river and watching the world casually pass by?

Rainforest Cruises, specializing in Amazon River cruises, put their expertise to the test to create a list of the most popular rivers around the world according to Instagram.

“We scoured Instagram to find how many times over 1,000 of the largest and most iconic rivers in the world had been hashtagged on the photo-sharing site,” the organization’s website explains. “And the results may well surprise you!”

Without further ado, here are the top 10 most Instagrammed rivers in the world.

10. Murray River, Australia – #202,644

 

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Coming in at the number 10 spot is the Murray River, the largest river in Australia. At a length of 2,530 km, the river flows across southeastern Australia from the Snowy Mountains to the Indian Ocean.

9. Yarra River, Australia – #227,033

 

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The most famous river in Australia in terms of Instagram hashtags is the Yarra River, with more than 225,000 posts. The river is home to a plethora of events in Melbourne, including the Moomba festival, Melbourne Festival, and Dragon Boat festivals.

8. Seine River, France – #250,832

 

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One of the most scenic and romantic spots in the City of Love, it is no surprise that the Seine River in France makes an appearance on this list. It is the second longest river in the country after the Loire River.

7. Chicago River, United States – #277,899

 

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With over 270,000 posts, the Chicago River located in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States claims the number seven spot on the list. The river and its channels run through the entire city, presenting idyllic views of the surrounding cityscape.

6. Danube River, Central and Eastern Europe – #282,578

 

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The second largest river in Europe, the Danube River, covers multiple countries, including Austria, Hungary, Germany, the Czech Republic, and more. A particular favourite for Instagrammers is the portion of the river that flows through Budapest, Hungary.

5. Columbia River, United States and Canada – #321,273

 

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Landing right in the middle of the list is the Columbia River, with over 300,000 posts. The breathtaking scenery that surrounds it only adds to the river’s appeal with such backdrops as the Rocky Mountains and the stunning landscapes of Washington and Oregon.

4. Mississippi River, United States – #461,143

 

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The Mississippi River is the second largest river in the United States behind the Missouri River. Despite what the name may imply, it actually runs through 10 states, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

3. Colorado River, United States – #531,840

 

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Beginning the top three of the most Instagrammed rivers in the world is the Colorado River. The river’s original name was the Grand, which is fitting, as a large section of it occupies another notable attraction frequented by locals and tourists alike, the Grand Canyon.

2. Hudson River, United States – #1,131,872

 

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Coming in at number two is the Hudson River, which primarily runs through New York state. There are over one million posts of this river on Instagram, and it provides breathtaking scenery along its banks from the Adirondack Mountains to Upper New York Bay.

1. River Thames, United Kingdom – #1,160,433

 

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Finally, the number one most posted river on Instagram in the world is the famous River Thames. While it is one of the most iconic features of London, the Thames flows through other notable locations as well, including Oxford and Reading.

The top 50 most Instagrammed rivers in the world are as follows:

  1. River Thames, United Kingdom
  2. Hudson River, United States
  3. Colorado River, United States
  4. Mississippi River, United States
  5. Columbia River, United States and Canada
  6. Danube River. Central and Eastern Europe
  7. Chicago River, United States
  8. Seine River, France
  9. Yarra River, Australia
  10. Murray River, Australia
  11. Ohio River, United States
  12. Mekong River, Southeast Asia
  13. Brisbane River, Australia
  14. Nile River, Africa
  15. Douro River, Portugal and Spain
  16. Delaware River, United States
  17. Potomac River, United States
  18. James River, United States
  19. Snake River, United States
  20. Volga River, Russia
  21. Fraser River, Canada
  22. Rhine River, Central and Western Europe
  23. Ottawa River, Canada
  24. Ganges River, India
  25. Willamette River, United States
  26. Missouri River, United States
  27. Detroit River, United States
  28. River Avon, United Kingdom
  29. Chao Phraya River, Thailand
  30. Amazon River, South America
  31. Neva River, Russia
  32. Susquehanna River, United States
  33. River Clyde, United Kingdom
  34. Slat River, United States
  35. River Severn, United Kingdom
  36. Vltava River, Czech Republic
  37. River Liffey, Ireland
  38. Tennessee River, United States
  39. Arkansas River, United States
  40. Sacramento River, United States
  41. Amo River, Italy
  42. Niagara River, United States and Canada
  43. River Wye, United Kingdom
  44. Jordan River, Middle East
  45. River Mersey, United Kingdom
  46. Tagus River, Portugal and Spain
  47. Sava River, Central Europe
  48. Yellowstone River, United States
  49. Chattahoochee River, United States
  50. Vistula River, Poland
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