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105 Vacation Instagram Captions To Use This Summer

Because every sun-soaked moment needs documenting.

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Did you even really take a vacation if you didn’t upload several (hundred) vacation photos to your Instagram? We all know the answer, because let’s be real: One of the most fun things about going on a trip is taking great photos to share later on, and those photos aren’t complete without the perfect vacation Instagram caption. You want to add a summer vacation caption that shows just how much fun you’re having — something that kind of makes everyone jealous of your summer getaway, but also comes across as lighthearted and cute. And of course, makes for great documenting as you enjoy these memories with your family and friends, because vacation Instagram posts are basically the new scrapbook.

It’s also fun to pick out a vacation caption for Instagram that is specific to the kind of vacation you’re going on, so we’ve rounded up some of the best options for you so that you have minimal thinking to do when posting your pic — especially when you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to do is wrack your brain for some witty caption. You just want to snap, share and get back to the beach. Whether you’re heading to the beach for relaxation, hitting up a theme park for all the rides, camping for a good dose of nature, going on a girl’s trip with your besties, or staying put for the ultimate staycation, there’s a caption for you below. And, of course, there are some general captions as well that can be used for pretty much anything.

General travel vacation for Instagram captions

  • Take memories, leave footprints.
  • My new routine: Journey. Explore. Discover. Repeat.
  • The best things happen outside of our comfort zones.
  • I follow my heart … and it usually leads me to the airport.
  • BBN. Be back never.
  • “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” — Anaïs Nin
  • “There are far better things ahead than the ones we leave behind.” — C.S. Lewis
  • “To live would be an awfully big adventure.” — Peter Pan
  • “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” — Rachel Wolchin
  • When there is no WiFi, you might be about to have an adventure.
  • Always take the scenic route.
  • Collect moments, not things.

Theme park vacation captions for Instagram

  • If lost, can be found at the cotton candy station.
  • Nothing wrong with you that a good roller coaster wouldn’t fix.
  • I’m just here for the rides.
  • Let the adventure begin.
  • I’m on a roller coaster that only goes up, my friend!
  • Sweet as cotton candy, bright as the moon.
  • Just here for the fried dough and Ferris wheel.
  • I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you’re on it.
  • Race you to the ticket booth!
  • Fun multiplied by popcorn... plus ice cream.
  • Life is a beautiful ride.
  • It’s not the ride, it’s who you’re riding with.

Disney World Instagram captions

  • Disney World mode: activated.
  • I will never be too old for Disney.
  • I’m done adulting, let’s go to Disney.
  • Why travel the world when you can go to Disney?
  • Soaring high in the sky with Dumbo.
  • Who needs a tiara when you have mouse ears?
  • Dinglehopper hair, don’t care.
  • “Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a [Disney] life for me!” — Pirates of The Caribbean
  • Don’t mind if I bibbidi bobbidi do.
  • We’ve got that glass slipper, floating lantern, magic carpet kind of love.
  • Dinglehopper hair, don’t care.
  • “I [found] adventure in the great wide somewhere.” – Belle, Beauty and the Beast
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Beach vacation Instagram captions

  • Memories are made in flip flops.
  • Salty hair, don’t care.
  • Life’s a beach, find your wave.
  • If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed.
  • A cloudy day at the beach is still better than a day at the office.
  • The ocean breeze puts my mind at ease.
  • If you need to reach me, call me on my shell.
  • Seas the day.
  • Girls just wanna have sun.
  • Gone to the beach. Be back never.
  • We mermaid for each other.
  • “Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” – Sarah Kay

Staycation Instagram captions

  • Sometimes you just need to disconnect and enjoy your own company.
  • No where to go, so I'm on vacation at home.
  • "Home is where your story begins." — Annie Danielson
  • "Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful." — Hazrat Inayat Khan
  • "A vacation is having nothing to do and having all day to do it." — Robert Orben
  • “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” — Mason Cooley
  • Offline for the weekend.
  • “Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and where we can love.” — Marvin J. Ashton
  • I’ve never met a staycation I didn’t like.
  • Away is a place where it’s not about the money you spend. It’s about the moments you share.
  • Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.

Camping vacation Instagram captions

  • Camping is the answer. Who cares what the question is?
  • Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
  • Life’s better when you add fresh air and a warm campfire.
  • Real freedom lies in wilderness, not civilization.
  • Life is good in the woods.
  • Cold air. Dark night. Warm fire. Bright stars.
  • Weekend forecast: Camping.
  • “Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” — Walt Whitman
  • “The glories of a mountain campfire are far greater than may be guessed.” — John Muir
  • “The wilderness holds answers to questions we have not yet learned to ask.” — Nancy Wynne Newhall
  • On top of the mountains and beneath the stars.
  • Sorry for what I said when I was pitching the tent.

Girls’ trip vacation Instagram captions

  • “Laugh until we think we’ll die, barefoot on a summer night.” — Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • Vacation squad goals. *insert dancing emoji*
  • Friends who slay together, stay together
  • The sun, the sand, and drinks in our hands.
  • A good friend listens to your adventures, but a best friend makes them with you.
  • Let's do some "we shouldn't be doing this" things.
  • Girls' weekend — because life is too short to remain dignified.
  • A girls’ weekend is cheaper than therapy.
  • “Not all who wander are lost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
  • No buoys allowed.

Perfect summer vacation Instagram captions

  • Living for these summer days and summer nights
  • Summer is going swimmingly.
  • Nothing but good vibes and blue skies.
  • You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream on the beach!
  • Be grateful for good friends, hot sun, and clear water.
  • Never stop chasing your summer.
  • If life is a journey, the beach is my destination.
  • Summer is the best excuse for lazy days.
  • I prefer my footprints in the sand than the snow.
  • "'Cause a little bit of summer's what the whole year's all about." — John Mayer, 'Wildfire'
  • "Summertime is always the best of what might be." — Charles Bowden
  • "Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perfect vacation Instagram captions for winter

  • Walking in a winter wonderland.
  • Who needs wings when you have skis?
  • You can’t buy happiness. But you can buy hot chocolate with marshmallows, and that’s kind of the same thing.
  • Let’s make it a winter to remember.
  • Happiness is the view from a ski lift.
  • The powder is falling. The mountains are calling.
  • This might be our chilliest adventure yet.
  • Keep calm and winter on!
  • Winter hibernation mode on.
  • Friends don't let friends play in the snow alone.
  • “Winter reminds us that everyone and everything needs some quiet time.” — Katrina Mayer
  • It is the season to sparkle!

Photos are one of the best ways to remember all of the little details of your vacation, so don’t forget to take as many as possible. And sharing them on social media is part of the fun, so picking out the perfect vacation Instagram caption to use is essential. These should work no matter what kind of vacation you’re taking.

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