Good captions for Instagram for your next vacation

Good Captions for Instagram

Use these captions for Instagram for your next Instagram vacation shot

A good caption for Instagram can make the difference between a mediocre post and highly engaging post that can earn you hundreds of likes. To make the most of your Instagram captions we have broken up our list into good Instagram caption practices and then a list of possible copy and paste captions you can use if you are short on time.

The best captions for Instagram rules


Tell a story

A good caption for Instagram will be a detailed, humorous or informative if possible, recount of the story behind the photo. Because all great travel photos come with an equally great story. This is a great way to engage your Instagram audience and convey the “real you”. Passion Passport (see below) is a great example of an Instagram account that has capitalised on the story style Instagram caption.


A call to action

A good caption for Instagram encourages your followers to actively form a community. This is done through encouraging your followers to tag their followers in your pictures. This is a great way to gain exposure to potential new followers. A good Instagram caption for calling to action is, “tag your friend if…” or “tag a friend you want to travel here with”. And always follow the call to action phrase with a referral to something in your photo. We have included an example in our Instagram post below.

Microblogging style


If you are ready to launch your travel blogger career but don’t want to commit to website development, then an Instagram microblog is the perfect way to start. Use the Instagram caption area to give recommendations to places to eat, see, and do by tagging those places in your caption and on the photo itself. A good caption for Instagram for microblogging can be seen in the caption of our Instagram photo below.









Good Instagram captions for any occasion 

 Here are some good captions for Instagram that you can straight up copy and paste into your next travel Instagram.


Vacation Captions for Instagram

 Beach hair, don’t care!

Sandy toes. Sun-kissed nose.

Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach.

I never met a beach I didn’t like (insert waves emoji)

My favourite colour is sunset.

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” – Milton Berle

For a girls’ trip captions for Instagram:

Calories don’t count when you’re on vacation.

Girls just wanna have sun.

Hakuna Mimosa. It means, ‘it’s brunchtime.

Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat.

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.


For that luggage packing caption for Instagram:

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller


For a washed-out beach trip caption for Instagram:

When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles.

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton


Wanderlust Captions for Instagram

Good things come to those who wander.

Jobs fill your pockets. Adventures fill your soul.

It’s about the journey, not the destination. But maybe it’s a little bit about the destination…#(insert city)

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

Up in the air, not a single care (airplane emoji)

People don’t take trips. Trips take people.”

Jet lag is for amateurs.

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you.” – Anthony Bourdain

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” – Lawrence Block

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel — not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

Couple Captions for Instagram

Love you to the beach and back.

All you need is love & a passport.

Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.

You got your Vitamin SEA. Now you need some vitamin ME.

You’ve stolen a pizza my heart.

Good Instagram Captions

Forget the butterflies, I feel the whole zoo when I am with you.

Every day with you is a new adventure.

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Ernest Hemingway


If you have any great captions for Instagram that you want to add to the list, comment below xx


 If you need some inspo for great Instagram pics, check out our list of Instagrammable destinations around the world. #Instaworthy

Best Instagram Captions