100-Plus Travel Captions and Quotes for Your Adventures on Instagram

Unbelievable sights. Indescribable feeling.
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james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
Travel Writer & Expert
  • James Wong is a freelance travel writer and expert.
  • He's reported for publications including VOGUE, GQ, Time Out and Thrillist.
  • James has lived in London, Tokyo and New York; and has traveled to almost every corner of the world.
Updated Oct 30, 2023

It's so much more than just a travel caption. Modern voyages can come with its own set of jam-packed itineraries, transport delays, getting lost, language barriers, and food poisoning. If a couple can get through all that, they can certainly handle quite a fair bit of what life will throw at them. Especially when you factor kids into the vacation equation. But that's enough about travel's tough parts.

Travel is embracing adventure and connection, exploring a sight unseen, and living life to the fullest. It's why we work so hard and endure the potential stresses that can come from it. A romantic weekend getaway, a world-class honeymoon, anniversary trip or even a bach party all come with memories to last a lifetime, making the effort worthwhile. If you're documenting special moments on smartphone (and let's face it, who isn't?) then we have just the caption to join those beloved snaps. From funny to inspirational, here are our favorite lines for your tan lines and the rest.

In this article:

Best Travel Captions for Instagram

Woman with passport and suitcase
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These inspirational travel captions are the perfect companion to your world escapades. They may even inspire you to book another trip.

  • All you really need is love and a passport.
  • Life is far too short for routine.
  • Wasted time here is time well spent.
  • I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.
  • I collect passport stamps. What about you?
  • Whenever I regret the money I spent traveling, I take a look at the price of avocados at Trader Joe's back home.
  • It's all in the journey, not the destination.
  • Tans fade but memories last a lifetime.
  • This is how badly I needed a vacation [insert photo of a large glass of wine].
  • My favorite email to send is an OOO. Bore someone else with your questions, Karen.
  • You'll always get more money, but you'll never get more time.
  • It's okay to press pause on life sometimes.
  • 4-hour delay en route home, time to spam y'all with my holiday snaps.
  • The world is so much more than home and office buildings.
  • I believe in stepping out of my comfort zone.
  • Why wait till retirement to make the most of life?
  • Stop right now, thank you very much.
  • A million miles from home and I feel fabulous.
Plane in sky
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Classic captions are what a classic travel photo needs. Straight to the point, they say a lot in a little. Here are the best lines, one-word captions, and hashtags to try.

  • To travel is to live.
  • Never stop exploring.
  • Scenic route.
  • Take pictures, leave footprints.
  • Travel more. Always.
  • I'm a 'yes' man.
  • Spice up your life.
  • The world's your oyster.
  • Travel addicts.
  • Globetrotters.
  • Air miles bring smiles.
  • What responsibilities?
  • Living our best lives.
  • Jumping for joy.
  • What a wonderful world.
  • Expand your horizons.
  • #EatPrayLove
  • #Wanderlust
  • #CarpeDiem
  • #SeasTheDay

Travel Captions for World-Famous Landmarks

Coliseum in Rome
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If you're seeing wonders of the world, consider these captions for those famous landmarks.

  • Big Ben Caption: Time is precious, how are you spending it?
  • Namsan Seoul Tower Caption: Seoul mates <3
  • Shibuya Crossing Caption: Organized chaos never looked so neat.
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa Caption: Lean into love.
  • Pyramids of Giza Caption: Feeling like an Egyptian Queen (about damn time).
  • Petra Caption: Lost in time and the magic of Jordan.
  • Great Wall of China Caption: That's one way to work off all that hoisin sauce.
  • Angkor Wat Caption: The names' Croft.
  • Taj Mahal Caption: A love story written in marble.
  • Machu Picchu Caption: Where'd I park my alpaca?
  • The Colosseum Caption: When in Rome...
  • Sydney Opera House Caption: G'day from down under.
  • Masai Mara Caption: Give me real safari over a browser any day.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Caption: There sure is a lot of gorgeous between Brooklyn and Manhattan.
  • Time Square Caption: Warning: the city never sleeps.
  • Eiffel Tower Caption: Paris is always a good idea.

Travel Instagram Captions for Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties

Bachelorette party on boat
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Destination bach party? Celebrate the upcoming wedding and friendship with these fun and silly travel captions for party boys and gals.

  • Born to be wild.
  • Lick me till ice cream. (Editor's note: don't forget to tag Blackpink.)
  • We don't speak [insert language] but you can read our body language.
  • What happens abroad, stays abroad.
  • Dipping our toes into the local waters.
  • Looking for Latin chaperones.
  • Soju times taste so divine.
  • I like a man with an accent.
  • Bringing sexy back.
  • Girls just want to have sun now.
  • Google translate this, baches.
  • Having a splash with the crew.
  • The grape diet is going swimmingly well, thank you.
  • [Groom name]: The farewell tour.
  • Bottomless sangrias for six, please.
  • Drink like an Irishman.
  • Sampling the best of what this world has to offer.
  • Seriously the best days of our lives.

Travel Instagram Captions for a Couples Trip

First class airplane cabin
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If you're heading on a romantic getaway with a partner, we have the perfect honeymoon captions and couples quotes to say, "I love you."

  • Disconnect to reconnect.
  • Love at first flight.
  • People who have children rarely fly first class, FYI.
  • Childless and proud.
  • Couples who travel together, stay together.
  • We plan to fill every chapter of our story with travel.
  • Find someone who looks at you the same way you look at travel and cat photos.
  • Help! Sufferers of incurable wanderlust.
  • Travel buddies for life.
  • Honeymooning so hard right now.
  • Every trip with you is a honeymoon.
  • Paradise is meant to be shared. Here's a post ya filthy animals.
  • I'd swim to Antarctica for you (unless there's a cruise, then I'd do that first).
  • Love is a husband who trawls Skyscanner deals to land you shiz like this.
  • One bucket list activity at a time.
  • Stories to tell the grandkids one day.
  • Time is a luxury, and this is how we indulge.
  • On the road bliss.
  • There isn't an emoji to describe how happy I am right now.

Travel Quotes for IG Captions

Scene from the movie Titanic
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These famous quotes from film, song, and literature will help get the message across that to travel really is to live.

  • "I don't see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be so bad." (The Little Mermaid)
  • "Unbelievable sights, Indescribable feeling." (Aladdin)
  • "I love waking up in the morning not knowing what's gonna happen or who I'm gonna meet, where I'm gonna wind up." (Titanic)
  • "Let's never come here again because it would never be as much fun." (Lost in Translation)
  • "I'm in the fast lane, from LA to Tokyo" (Fancy by Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX)
  • "Travel the world and the seven seas." (Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics)
  • "Just take me anywhere, take me anywhere, anywhere away with you." (Anywhere by Rita Ora)
  • "'Anywhere with you feels right, anywhere with you feels like, Paris in the rain." (Paris in the Rain by Lauv)
  • "Brazil, Morocco, London to Ibiza. Straight to LA, New York, Vegas to Africa." (On the Floor by Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull)
  • "Cause you know I'd walk a thousand miles if I could just see you." (A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton)
  • "Everything you want is on the other side of fear." (Jack Canfield)
  • "Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." (Ibn Battuta)
  • "Not all those who wander are lost." (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Travel Captions for Major U.S. Cities

NYC skyline
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if you're checking off any of the fifty states, we have pages and pages of captions ready to inspire you. Here are some of our recent favorites.

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