135+ Short travel captions for your Instagram photos

If you’re looking for the perfect short caption for your travel pics, you’ve come to the right place!

Coming up with a great caption for your Instagram travel pics is a hard task! Have you taken a stunning picture but your mind comes blank when you try to choose a caption?

Even harder is to come up with a short Instagram caption, one that can fit entirely in the text above the “read more”. All Instagram captions get truncated at 125 characters, so if you make it shorter than that, it will show below the image entirely.

In this article, you’ll find 115+ short travel captions to choose from when posting your travel pics on social media, there’s one for every mood, type of destination and trip. Feel free to pick some or save them for later! 

If these are too short for you, check out our longer travel captions article.

Here you go!

General short travel captions for Instagram

These captions are what you’re missing for an awesome Instagram post about your trip!

  1. “Catching flights, not feelings.”
  2. “Life is not meant to be in one place.”
  3. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.”
  4. “Travel more, worry less.”
  5. “Tired feet, happy heart.”
  6. “One life. One world. Explore it.”
  7. “When in doubt, just travel.”
  8. “Finding paradise wherever I go.”
  9. “Happiness is… a well-deserved vacation.”
  10. “Travel is the healthiest addiction.”
  11. “Never stop exploring.”
  12. “In a relationship with my passport.”
  13. “Always take the scenic route.”
  14. “Today is a good day to get lost.”
  15. “Travel is optimism in motion.”
  16. “I read, I travel, I become.”
  17. “What’s on my bucket list? Everywhere!”
  18. “Already dreaming of my next vacation.”
  19. “Work, save, travel and repeat.”
  20. “These feet were made for walking all the markets”

Inspirational short travel captions for Instagram

If you want to add a bit of inspiration to your travel photo, use one of these short Instagram travel captions. They will add a special touch to your stunning pic, and will inspire others to set off on an adventure.

  1. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
  2. “Take memories, leave footprints.”
  3. “Not all classrooms have four walls.”
  4. “Travel, because money returns. Time doesn’t.”
  5. “Travel is not a reward for working; it’s education for living.”
  6. “The only trip you will regret is the one you didn’t take.”
  7. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
  8. “Time is precious, waste it wisely.”
  9. “Be anything but predictable.”
  10. “This heart of mine was made to travel.”
  11. “When I’m exploring the world is when I feel most at home.”
  12. “Life is short. Book the trip.”
  13. “The best view comes after the hardest climb.”
  14. “The goal is to die with memories, not dreams.”
  15.  “I’m just a small-town girl with big city dreams.”

Short and wise travel captions for Instagram

Use a wise travel caption if you want your post to give advice to all the travelers out there or if you want to impress.

  1. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself” – David Mitchell 
  2. “Never lose your sense of wonder.” – Lee Ann Womack
  3. “Traveling; it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
  4. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
  5. “Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
  6. “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” Herman Melville
  7. “The journey is my home.” – Muriel Rukeyser
  8. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart!” – Confucius
  9. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
  10. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman
  11. “Two roads diverged in a wood and … I took the one less traveled.”  – Robert Frost
  12. “So much of who we are is where we have been.” – William Langewiesche
  13. “Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.” – Freya Stark
  14. “The mind was dreaming. The world was its dream.” – Jorge Luis Borges
  15. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  16. “There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.” – John Ruskin

Short adventure travel captions for Instagram

These adventure travel captions are ideal for bold travel pics with an adventurous vibe. Use them to boost your Instagram travel pic and make your post inspiring and daring to others.

  1. “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”
  2. “Life is short and the world is wide. I better get started.”
  3. “Constantly searching for views that take my breath away.”
  4. “I decided to skip ahead to the part of my life where I travel the world.”
  5. “Let’s wander where the wifi is weak.”
  6. “Let the adventure begin.”
  7. “We have nothing to lose and a world to see.”
  8. “Go where you feel the most alive.”
  9. “Say YES to new adventures.”  
  10. “Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure.”
  11. “Don’t listen to what they say, go and see it for yourself.”
  12. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.”
  13. “Go and see all you possibly can.”

Funny short travel captions for Instagram

Want to make people laugh with your photo? Add one of these original funny travel captions for Instagram, the perfect complement to your cool travel picture.

  1. I’m a travel addict on the road to recovery. Just kidding, I’m headed to the airport.
  2. “Will travel for food (and a good sunset).”
  3. “I don’t know the question, but travel is definitely the answer.”
  4. “I’ve got a bad case of wanderlust.”
  5. “I wish that road trips could pay my bills.”
  6. “I follow my heart … and it usually leads me to the airport.”
  7. “Tans and jetlag fade, but memories last forever.”
  8. “It can’t all be sunshine and piña coladas… but it is right now.”
  9. “Watch more sunsets than Netflix.”
  10. “You can’t make everyone happy, you’re not a plane ticket”
  11. “It’s bad manners to keep a vacation waiting.”
  12. “This is my resting beach face.”
  13. “Will I ever stop posting pictures from this trip? Probably not.”
  14. “Don’t worry. Beach happy.”
  15. “My best childhood memories are of someone else paying for my holidays”
  16. “I want someone who looks at mw like I look at travel websites”

Short nature captions for Instagram

  1. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds on in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
  2. “Nature, time, and patience are the three great physicians.” – Chinese Proverb
  3. “Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.” – Antoni Gaudi
  4. “Spend time where there is no WiFi”
  5. “I feel strongest where WiFi is the weakest”
  6. “Go where you feel most alive”
  7. “Nature is love”
  8. “The mountains are my happy place”
  9. “Into the wild”
  10. “Can you feel the power of nature?”
  11. “Healed by nature”
  12. “Disconnect in nature to reconnect with yourself”
  13. “Recharging my batteries among the trees”
  14. “Nature is my therapist”
  15. “I prefer to count stars to sheep”
  16. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. “Every forest branch moves differently in the breeze, but as they sway they connect at the roots.” – Rumi
  18. “Bathing in the forest”

Destination specific short travel captions

If you are visiting one of our favorite first time solo destinations, here are some short travel captions for the Instagram pictures you will post.

Short travel captions for your Italy Instagram shot

  1. “Came to Italy for the sights, stayed for the gelato.”
  2. “Veni, vidi, amavi. We came, we saw, we loved.”
  3. “Leaving a pizza my heart in Italy.”
  4. “You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” – Giuseppe Verdi
  5. “Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.” – Anna Akhmatova

Short travel captions for your Spain Instagram shot

  1. “Living off sangria and siestas. Spain definitely suits me!”
  2. “Feeling on tapas the world here in Spain.”
  3. “Even the moon was embarrassed by the beauty of Barcelona.” – Andrew Barger
  4. “Oh my Gaudí, I just love Barcelona!”
  5. “Granada is so moving that it stimulates and melts all of the senses.” – Henri Matisse
  6. “Spain, I’m yours!”
  7. “Busy making memories in Madrid.”

Short travel captions for your France Instagram shot

  1. “You had me at Bonjour.”
  2. “Enjoying life one crêpe at a time.”
  3.  “Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn
  4. “We’ll always have Paris.” – Humphrey Bogart
  5. “Paris is not a city; it’s a world.” – King Francis I
  6. “Excuse my French, but I’m in France.”
  7. “Paris, je t’aime.”

Short travel captions for your Mexico Instagram shot

  1. “Today’s good mood is sponsored by Mexico”
  2. “When life gives you lemons, make margaritas”
  3. “Calories don’t count in Mexico”
  4. “Viva Mexico!”
  5. “The best memories are made in Mexico.”

Short travel captions for your United States Instagram shot

  1. “New York: concrete jungle where dreams are made of.”
  2. ““I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps.”
  3. “LA, where dreams come true.”
  4. “City of stars, are you shining just for me?” – La La Land
  5. “Me and Beverly Hills: Love at first sight.”
  6. “We’re hotter than a Miami summer”.

Short travel captions for your UK Instagram shot

  1. “Heaven take thy soul, and England keep my bones!”
  2. “I love summer in England, when the rain is finally warm.”
  3.  “I love how excited English people get when there’s a little sunshine.”
  4. “Rainy days. History. Lots of tea. Britain.”
  5. “Talk British to me.”
  6. “Just close your eyes and think of England.” – Queen Victoria
  7. “It’s celebrated in British culture to be eccentric.” – Paloma Faith
  8. “The maxim of the British people is “Business as usual.” – Winston Churchill

If you’re posting your solo travel pic, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram as @solofemaletravelersclub 

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