It’s the holiday season, and those of you who plan on traveling during this time may already be considering how to make your Instagram account stand out amongst the flood of other vacation posts. Of course, the quality of the photo is important, but it’s just as essential to have a great caption to match it.

Whether you’re planning to escape to sunshine and seashores, or if you’re hoping to spend the holidays building snowmen and hitting the slopes, we’ve put together a list of Instagram captions for you to use for all your winter vacation posts.

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Perfect quotes for Instagram vacation captions


Sometimes, the best captions are ones written by someone else. Here are some travel-related quotes that you can use for your Instagram photo captions.

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ― Anita Desai

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

“One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ― Henry Miller

“Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.” ― Freya Stark

“I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” ― Melody Truong

“We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” – Ray Bradbury

“To travel is to live.” ― Hans Christian Andersen

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Funny (or punny) Instagram vacation captions


If you’re a fan of dad jokes or puns, then these are some great captions that you can use. Just be aware that some of these may result in groans or eyerolls from your followers who may not appreciate the magic of a good pun.

  • They see me rollin’.
  • Road trippin’.
  • Shut up and drive!
  • Bye Felicia!
  • RV there yet?
  • Get ready, jet set… GO!
  • Girls just wanna have sun.
  • Ski ya later!
  • Snow way I’m leaving this place!
  • She’s a 10 but she can’t stop traveling.
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Song lyrics for Instagram vacation captions


Music is a great place to look for a lyrically beautiful caption for your holiday Instagram posts. While we only put five quotes here, there are hundreds of songs about traveling and wanderlust to use as inspiration.

“See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me, and no one knows how far it goes. If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me, one day I'll know. If I go, there's just no telling how far I'll go.” - Auli'i Cravalho, “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana

“You got a fast car, I want a ticket to anywhere. Maybe we make a deal. Maybe together we can get somewhere.” - Tracy Chapman, “Fast Car”

“The black magic of Mulholland Drive, swimming pools under desert skies, drinking white wine in the blushing light. Just another LA devotee.” - Fall Out Boy, “LA Devotee”

“I’m gonna take you on a trip so far from here. I’ve got two tickets in my pocket, now baby, we’re gonna disappear.” – Eddie Money, “Two Tickets to Paradise”

“You’re in love with something bigger than love. You believe in something stronger than trust: wanderlust, wanderlust” – The Weeknd, “Wanderlust”

One-word vacation captions for Instagram


Sometimes, less is more. Show off how cool and carefree you are by using only one word for your Instagram holiday post.

  • Chillin’
  • Unwinding
  • Sunshine
  • Wonderland
  • Snowfall


If you want your post to reach as many eyes as possible, here are some popular and trending travel hashtags in 2022 that you can add to your Instagram photo caption to boost your engagement.

  • travel
  • wanderlust
  • travelgram
  • travelblogger
  • TravelTuesday
  • WanderlustWednesday
  • OhThePlacesYoullGo
  • TravelPhotography
  • traveling
  • traveladdict
  • travelblog
  • traveldiaries
  • travelbug
  • travellife
  • digitalnomad
  • travelingram
  • TakeTheScenicRoute
  • (insert destination)
  • NomadicLife
  • ItsAllAboutTheJourney
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Hopefully these suggestions for Insta captions for photos of your winter holiday travels will be helpful in increasing engagement and satisfaction with your posts. If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out our post about summer travel captions for Instagram. Happy holidays!