Post the best travel photos with these clever vacation captions.

By Travel + Leisure and Travel + Leisure Staff
February 24, 2018
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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.

Travel Captions

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.

Vacation Captions

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

Inspirational Travel Quotes

“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