Post your best travel photos with these clever and funny vacation captions.

By Travel + Leisure
Updated December 09, 2020
Advertisement
Woman taking photos near Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
Credit: Thomas Barwick/Getty Images

In the age of witty tweets and clever Instagram stories, it can feel like there’s 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 — now you just need the perfect vacation caption.

From cute, travel-inspired captions to funny quotes and destination puns, there is a vacation Instagram caption for every type of trip, destination, and traveler. Here are some of the best vacation captions for Instagram.

Vacation Captions

It’s about the journey, not the destination. But maybe it’s a little bit about the destination…#[insert location]

Keep calm and travel on.

Wanderlust: A desire to travel, to understand one’s very existence.

An adventure a day keeps the doctor away.

Up, up, and away... *insert airplane emoji*

Vacation mode: Activated.

Out of office. *insert waving hand emoji*

Always take the scenic route.

Every day is one step closer to your next vacation.

Let the adventure begin.

Beach Vacation Caption Ideas

Time to seas the day.

Life’s a beach.

Time for some vitamin sea. *insert beach emoji*

I never met a sunset I didn’t like. *insert sunset emoji*

The tan will fade, but the memories will last forever.

Palm trees and the ocean breeze.

It's a shore thing.

On island time. *insert palm tree emoji*

Sunshine on my mind.

Every day is sun-day at the beach.

Destination-inspired Vacation Instagram Captions

Italy stole a pizza my heart.

California dreaming.

I met my Seoul-mate in South Korea.

London calling.

Doing it for the Amster-gram.

I Louvre Paris.

When in Rome...

Chicago has blown me away — now I see why they call it the #WindyCity!

Leaving Germany is going to be the wurst.

Viva Las Vegas!

Woke up in the city that never sleeps.

Irish I never had to leave Ireland.

Eiffel for France, and now I never want to leave.

Czech this out!

Travel Quotes That Make Perfect Vacation Captions

"I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list." — Susan Sontag

"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world." — Louis Armstrong

"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." — Oprah Winfrey

"Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown." — Anthony Bourdain

"Travel can be anywhere, it’s not measured in miles." — Samantha Brown

"Never stop doing things for the first time." — Anonymous

"There should be sympathy cards for having to go back to work after vacation." — Anonymous

"Jet lag is for amateurs." — Dick Clark

"Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God." — Kurt Vonnegut

"I've been everywhere, man." — Johnny Cash

"On the road again. Just can't wait to get on the road again." — Willie Nelson