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Capture Your Wanderlust: Travel Captions & Quotes for Instagram

Originally Published May 28, 2024Updated Jun 03, 2024

Got a case of those post-vacation blues? Looking for the perfect quote or caption to add to your photo? Our treasure trove of travel quotes and captions is perfect for jazzing up your Instagram or adding a touch of wanderlust to your scrapbooks! Whether you’re exploring Europe, heading to the safaris of Africa, or sticking around North America, we’ve got something for everyone!

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Inspiring Travel Quotes and Captions for Every Journey

Quotes for the Solo Explorer

Lace up your walking shoes or hiking boots girl, ‘cause you’re off on a solo adventure! Let these quotes and captions inspire and guide you (don’t forget the map) on your way:

  1. "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." – Lao Tzu
  2. "Traveling solo means getting to know the real you."
  3. "Some journeys can be only traveled alone!" – Ken Poirot
  4. "As a solo traveler, you're the writer of your own adventure."
  5. "Solo travel: because you are your best company."

Adventure Awaits: Group Travel Quotes

Whether you’re traveling with your friends, family, significant other, significant other’s family (hope that’s working out well!), these quotes and captions are perfect for those group shots!

  1. "Friends that travel together, stay together."
  2. "Sharing is caring, adventures that is."
  3. "A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles." – Tim Cahill
  4. "Life was meant for good friends and great adventures."
  5. "My fave herd"

Laugh Your Way Across the Globe: Funny & Pun Travel Quotes

Add in a pinch of humor to your Insta feed with this funny and punny captions!

  1. "I’m not lost, I’m exploring!”
  2. "I've got a bad case of wanderlust."
  3. "Jet lag is for amateurs." – Dick Clark
  4. "Catching flights, not feelings."
  5. "Vacation so long, I forgot all my passwords. #OOO”

Breathe In the Beauty: Nature Travel Captions

Get off the beaten path with these nature-inspired travel captions.

  1. "Nature: cheaper than therapy."
  2. "Go where you feel most alive."
  3. "Let's wander where the Wi-Fi is weak."
  4. "The mountains are calling, and I must go." – John Muir
  5. "There's no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this."

European Escapades: Europe Travel Captions

Whether you’re headed to the capital of love, or to the hip city of Berlin, these European captions are perfect for your travel posts.

  1. "Paris is always a good idea." – Audrey Hepburn
  2. "Naples stole a pizza my heart."
  3. "When in Rome, live as the Romans do; when elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere." – Saint Ambrose
  4. "London calling..."
  5. "Berlin, the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine." – David Bowie

Mystical Journeys: Asia Travel Captions

Backpacking your way through through Asia? These quotes and captions have got your Instagram feed covered!

  1. "Finding paradise wherever I go."
  2. "Exploring the beauty of the East."
  3. "Lost in Tokyo."
  4. "From the Great Wall to the Taj Mahal, Asia's wonders never cease."
  5. "Eating my way through Asia, one street food stall at a time."

Heartbeat of the Earth: Africa Travel Captions

Whether you’re on a safari or exploring the cities, these Africa-inspired quotes are perfect for your Insta feed!

  1. "Out of Africa – always something new." – Pliny the Elder
  2. "Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on Earth." – Brian Jackman
  3. "The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa, for he has so much to look forward to." – Richard Mullin
  4. "I’d be truly lion if I said I didn’t love Kenya"
  5. "In Africa, you find out that the sun truly rises in the east."

Discovering the New World: North America Travel Captions

Headed to North America? Check out these captions!

  1. "From sea to shining sea."
  2. "The great American road trip."
  3. "Living the American dream, one city at a time."
  4. "Exploring the land of the free."
  5. "Bienvenue à Montréal"

Rhythms of Passion: South America Travel Captions

Finally, these South American captions and quotes are perfect for those vibrant pix:

  1. "Samba through South America."
  2. "Lost in the Amazon, but finding myself."
  3. "Inca-redible"
  4. "Every corner in South America tells a vibrant story."
  5. "Embracing the spirit of adventure in the land of extremes."

Embark on a Creative Journey with Your Travel Memories

DIY Scrapbooking Tips with Travel Quotes

Throwing together a post-travel scrapbook? These quotes make the perfect addition to the caption of a polaroid or adding a bit of text to the page! (PS: we print pictures with Picta super speedily, just to toot our own horn!)

Decorate Your Space with Travel Memories

Add in a photo poster or canvas to your walls with that a-maz-ing shot you snapped at sunrise on top of a mountain. Or that group selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower. Or that hilarious photo of a llama while in Peru. The choice is up to you! We just print it for ya …


Leah from Picta

Written by Leah from Picta

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Leah is a self-proclaimed iced coffee enthusiast, "word artist", and brunch connoisseur. 
By day, she makes a living by creating all this content you know and hopefully love for Picta on the blog, in your inbox, or on social media. 
By night, she enjoys cooking up something new in the kitchen, hopping on her road bike, and painting watercolors with a glass of rosé (or two or three)!

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