Post the best travel photos with these clever vacation captions.
In the age of witty tweets and clever Instagram stories, it can feel like there is a lot of pressure to be a wordsmith no matter what sort of social media post you’re crafting. Luckily, going on vacation makes it just a little easier to produce attention-grabbing content. After all, you’ve already got the breathtaking travel photos working in your favor.
So what you need now is a colorful caption to boost those likes — and maybe even snag some new followers who are lusting after your jealousy-inducing travels. From cute, vacation-inspired captions to funny quotes about travel and trending travel hashtags, there is a vacation caption for every type of trip, destination, and traveler.
These are 39 of the best travel captions for Instagram.
It’s about the journey, not the destination. But maybe it’s a little bit about the destination…#[insert location]
I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.
Keep calm and travel on.
Wanderlust: A desire to travel, to understand one’s very existence.
Salty air, sun-kissed hair *insert sun and wave emojis*
The tan will fade, but the memories will last forever.
Life’s a beach.
Time for some Vitamin Sea *insert beach emoji*
An adventure a day keeps the doctor away.
I never met a sunset I didn’t like *insert sunset emoji*
Calories don’t count when you’re on vacation.
Time to seas the day.
Pool hair, don’t care!
Up, up, and away… *insert airplane emoji*
Out of Office *insert waving hand emoji*
Instagram Travel Hashtags
Travelers can use popular hashtags, including Travel + Leisure’s own #TLPicks, to connect with other Instagrammers with similars interests. Try some of the selections below, or use a third-party app like Focalmark to identify popular, relevant hashtags.
Funny Travel Quotes
“Jet lag is for amateurs.” — Dick Clark
“Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.” — Kurt Vonnegut
“Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.'" — Lisa St. Aubin de Teran
“There should be sympathy cards for having to go back to work after vacation.” — Anonymous
“Wander often, wonder always.” — John Travers
“Never stop doing things for the first time." — Anonymous
“Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.” — Island Company
“When life knocks you down, roll over and look at the stars.” — Anonymous
“People don’t take trips. Trips take people.” — John Steinbeck