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60+ Vacation Quotes & Captions (‘cos we all need one right now!)

Holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. Vacations are a time to relax and get away from everyday life and there’s nothing like a vacation to settle the body and mind. We often want these memories to last forever – but often they don’t. And so in the celebration of upcoming or past vacation time, we’ve put together a list of the best vacation quote and vacation captions – hopefully, there is something on our list that will fit your situation perfectly! (And if not, maybe they’ll just give you a bit of travel inspiration for when you can next getaway!)

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Vacation Quotes to Inspire Your Trip

Adventure Travel Quote: Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all pin image with woman crouched on a rock looking out into a national park

1. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

2. “Chilling out on the bed in your hotel room watching television, while wearing your own pajamas, is sometimes the best part of a vacation.” – Laura Marano

3. “As you grow older, you learn a few things. One of them is to actually take the time you’ve allotted for vacation.” – John Battelle

4. “An upcoming vacation gives us something to eagerly anticipate.” – Jaime Kurtz

5. “The vacation we often need is freedom from our own mind.” – Jack Adam Weber

6. “Do not wait until you are dying to go on vacation. I think if I had to give you one piece of advice that would be it. We put things off. We do not mean to, but we do. We carry around the assumption that there is plenty of time to do whatever needs to be done.” – Marty Cauley

7. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

8. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Robyn Yong


I Need a Vacation Quotes and Captions

These quotes are perfect for when you badly need a vacation…

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9. “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” – Amelia Earhart (this is one of the great quotes to live by!)

10. “All you need to know is that it’s possible.” – Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

11. “I googled my symptoms; it turns out I just need a vacation!”

12. “Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?” – Zig Ziglar

13. “I need a six month vacation, twice a year.” – Unknown

14. “Think about it; how do you feel when you are planning a vacation? You feel excited and happy. Your stress level is diminished, and this also affects your work in a positive way.” – John Morgan

15. “Just a reminder – I’m going on vacation and you’re not!” – Unknown


Vacation Captions for Instagram

Travel-Quote-Oh Darling, Lets be adventurers

16. “Oh Darling, Let’s Be Adventurers.” – Unknown (it’s cliche but is easily one of the best vacation Instagram captions!)

17. “Wanderlust: n. a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world”

18. “Vacation calories don’t count!” – Unknown

19. “Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

20. “Some of your best ideas come when you’re on vacation.” – Gautam Singhania

21. “Don’t Count The Days. Make The Days Count.” – Muhammad Ali

22. “I’m all about the palm trees and 80 degrees.” – Unknown

23. “I want to vacation so long, I forget all my passwords” – Unknown


Travel Memories Quotes 

24. “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. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain

25. “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens

26. “No matter what fabulous place I visit, I don’t feel like I’m on vacation unless I’m dehydrated and covered with sunscreen.” – Chelsea Cain

27. “Jet lag is for amateurs.” – Dick Clark

28. “I never met a sunset I didn’t like”

I never met a sunset I didn't like (text overlay) above a man sitting in a hammock in the ocean watching the sunset in the distance

29. “When I was on a two-week vacation I noticed something. The vacation lasted a good long time then suddenly it was over. Life is like that also.” – Fr. Cedric Pisegna CP

30. “Make your vocation your vacation.  That is the secret to success.” – Mark Twain

31. “No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” – Elbert Hubbard

32. “Vacations mean a change of pace, a gentleness with ourselves, a time of rest and renewal, and a time to stretch ourselves and encounter new people, new lands, new ways, and new options.” – Anne Wilson Schaef

33. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage” – Paulo Coelho 


Missing Travel Quotes

4 Female firends sat in a line with their backs to the camera on a cliff top overlooking the ocean with text overlay staing: A Jourey should be measured in friend rather than miles

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

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

36. “The vacation we often need is freedom from our own mind.” – Jack Adam Weber

37. “A one day holiday can at times be better than a one week vacation if you totally unplug for that one day!” – Catherine Pulsifer

38. “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.” – Leo Tolstoy

39. “Laughter is an instant vacation.” – Milton Berle

40. “Trips and vacations are so much more. These experiences show you what’s possible and challenge you to examine the paths you’ll take in the future.” – Blake Mycoskie

41. “Oneweek vacations are too short to prevent burnout; by the time you relax enough not to think about the office the week is almost up.” – Cecilia Mikalac

42. “No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.” – Jewish Proverb

43. “Neglecting vacation is neglecting success because every success needs an accumulated positive energy!” – Mehmet Murat ildan


Unplanned Trip Quotes

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44. “Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” – Angela N. Blount

45. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction”

46. “The best view comes after the hardest climb” – Unknown

47. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends” – Maya Angelou

48. “In matters of healing the body or the mind, vacation is a true genius!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

49. “Take a vacation from your stressful thoughts by changing your thoughts.” – Debasish Mridha

50. “When all else fails, take a vacation!” – Betty Williams

51. “The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

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Summer Vacation Quotes

52. “To get away from ones working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.” – Charles Horton Cooley

53. “Time for some Vitamin Sea.” – Unknown

54. “A vacation helps to relieve stress and boredom, gives us a change of scenery, provides us with adventure, and helps to bring us closer to the people in our lives.” – E. S. Woods

55. “Say yes to adventure, especially in the summer.” – Unknown

56. “Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” – Isabelle Eberhardt

57. “A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” – Robert Orben

58. “Happiness is a day at the beach.” – Unknown

Happiness is a day at the beach

Funny Vacation Quotes

59. “A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” – Earl Wilson

60. “I love my job only when I’m on vacation.” – Unknown

61. “There should be sympathy cards for having to go back to work after vacation.” – Anonymous

62. “A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work.” – Morris Fishbein

63. “The average vacation is one-tenth playing—nine-tenths paying.” – Arnold Glasow

64. “My favorite place to vacation is anyplace by the ocean.” – Nina Arianda

65. “My first day back at work has inspired me to book my next vacation.” – Unknown


And that’s a wrap! We hope these vacation captions ideas have hit the spot for you, whether you are going on vacation, need a vacation or are reminiscing about your last vacation!

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