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150+ Best Travel Hashtags for Instagram (to Grow Your Account in 2022)

The right travel hashtags can increase the reach of your posts and attract new followers. Get the best strategy and 100+ travel Instagram hashtags in this post.

Using travel hashtags can really increase the reach of your posts, and when more people see your post, there are higher chances of you getting followers and growing your account.

Since the Instagram algorithm is quite custom to you and sometimes fickle as we all know, hashtags need to be used properly for maximum impact.

In this post, you’ll learn about what travel Instagram hashtags are, why you need to use specific travel hashtags, how to use them and which hashtags are the best for your size account.

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What are hashtags on Instagram?

A hashtag is used on several social media platforms. It usually consists of a word or phrase with a # symbol preceding it.

Hashtags are used to identify digital content on a specific topic, and ultimately, helps users find relevant content related to that hashtag containing the word or phrase.

Specifically on Instagram, hashtags help sort out photos specific to the word or phrase.

You can find images and videos by looking up a hashtag and see all the photos and images that other people posted with the same hashtag.


Why use travel Instagram hashtags?

By using travel Instagram hashtags, more people will see the photos that these girls posted on Instagram.

Using travel hashtags on Instagram as a travel influencer or a blogger is a must if you want your photos and videos if you want more than just your followers to see your content.

Without using hashtags, a small percentage of your current followers will see your post.

When you use hashtags, then both followers and non-followers can see your post.

Hashtags can improve the reach of your photo by 30-40%!

The more reach you get from hashtags, then Instagram will reward you by showing your post to more existing followers and vice verse.

If you can also use hashtags in a very specific way. For example, if you use #sarchetrit_nyc for all your NYC posts, then your followers can see all your posts from NYC in one location.


Where do you put hashtags for travel?

This screenshots shows where travel hashtags can be used in an Instagram caption.

Screenshot from my IG @sarchetrit

There are three spots to put hashtags although people like to argue about which is the best spot.

At the Bottom of the Caption

The best spot according to Instagram is to put hashtags right in the caption at the bottom.

1st Comment of a Post

Some people argue that this clutters up their caption. Thus, those people will put it in the 1st comment meaning they post their post, then copy and paste hashtags in the first comment.

However, people say that putting hashtags in the comment limits the reach on posts.

You can test out what works best for you– hashtags in the caption or in the comments– or don’t over think it. Just post them in the caption.

Within Stories

Aside from your in-feed posts, you can use up to 10 hashtags in your Instagram story to widen the reach of your story.


How many travel hashtags for Instagram should you use?

The Instagram Creators account says to specifically use 3-5 hashtags but from personal experience and seeing what other travel bloggers do, 3-5 is too little.

On the other hand, this Adspresso study suggested that 11 is a sweet spot for hashtags.

I personally use about 15-18 because that works for me so you can test out what works for your accounts.

Focusing on the number is not the most important factor for hashtags to increase the exposure of your post though.

What matters is how often a hashtag has been used or how popular it is because if a hashtag has been used too many times such as #travel or #explore, then your posts won’t be seen under that hashtag page. It defeats the purpose to use such a large hashtag especially if you’re a smaller account.


What are the best hashtags to grow my account?

travel Instagram hashtags

The best hashtags to grow your account are going to be ones that are very specific to your photo and also account size.

Again, if you have less than 5k followers and use a hashtag like #travel, which has been used 610 million times, your post will quickly disappear among other posts.

As a result, if you are a small to medium sized account, make sure to use that aren’t used as much so your posts will actually be seen in the hashtag page.

Pro Tip: If you use travel hashtags for Instagram reels, make sure they are specific as possible! I’ve noticed that you don’t need as many hashtags for Instagram reels as you need for in-feed posts too so test it out to see what works for your account.


What are some good travel hashtags to use?

As we mentioned above, the best travel hashtags are the ones that are really specific to your travel niche and your account.

A good hashtag strategy for Instagram is to 7-10 Low Competition hashtags, 4-6 Medium Competition ones and 1-2 High Competition hashtags.

29 Adventure Travel Hashtags

These adventure travel hashtags are great if you’re into adventure travel. Try using a mix of these as well as location specific hashtags.

To get location specific hashtags, you can use the app Flick, which is where I got all of these.

Low Competition

#adventuretraveler

#travelingadventures

#adventuretraveller

#travellingadventures

#travelnursingadventures

#adventuretraveling

#mytraveladventures

Medium Competition

#happytravels

#chooseadventure

#discovertheglobe

#neverstoptraveling

#getlostnow

#borntoexplore

#adventuretravels

#travelandadventure

#travelnurseadventure

High Competition

#travelstory

#seekadventure

#livetoexplore

#thediscoverer

#borntotravel

#exploretheworld

#wonderlust

#travellust

#globetrotter

#adventurenthusiasts

#iamatraveller

#travelandleisure

#travelblogging

27 Beach Vacation Hashtags

These beach hashtags for Instagra are great if you’re on a beach trip. Try using a mix of these as well as location specific hashtags.

Low Competition for Beach Hashtags

#saltyhairsandytoes

#familybeachvacation

#beachvacationrentals

#beachvacationoutfits

#vacationbeach

#beachvacationers

Medium Competition

#vacaystyle

#travelflorida

#waterlust

#turqoisewater

#beachsunsets

#beachpics

#sandandsea

#whitesandbeaches

#beachvacations

High Competition

#beachvacation

#beachbum

#beachlife

#turquoisewater

#oceanbreeze

#beachtime

#beachphotoshoot

#getaway

#beachtherapy

#sandbar

#sandbetweenmytoes#paradisefound

#islandparadise

24 City Travel Hashtags

It’s best to use some city specific hashtags when traveling in a city (i.e. #nyctraveltips #nyctravel #nycgo). But you can add these to those specific city hashtags too.

To get city specific hashtags, you can use the app Flick, which is where I got all of these.

Low Competition

#citytraveller

#citytraveler

#travelphotographycity

#prettycitytravel

#citytraveling

#citytravels

Medium Competition

#cityshot

#explorethecity

#exploringthecity

#travelcity

#cityphotography📷

#cityexplorer

#beautifulcityview

High Competition

#citytravel

#cityphoto

#bestcity

#citystreets

#cityshots

#streetview

#urbanview

#citypicz

#cityexplore

#cityview

#cityscapes

20 Europe Travel Hashtags

These Europe travel Instagram hashtags are great if you’re traveling in Europe. Try using a mix of these as well as location specific hashtags.

Low Competition

#travelaroundeurope

#europeantravels

#europetraveler

#europetravelling

#travellingaroundeurope

Medium Competition

#europeantravel

#traveltoeurope

#travelingeurope

#travelineurope

#travellingeurope

#girlstraveleurope

High Competition

#europetravel

#europe

#borntotravel

#globetrotter

#traveltagged

#travelinspiration

#travelphoto

#europetravels

#traveleurope

14 Female/Instagram Travel Hashtags

If you’re into taking pretty feminine pictures with twirling skirts, there are great hashtags for this!

Besides using these female travel Instagram hashtags, you may want to tag these female travel repost accounts. There’s a full list of them here.

Low Competition

#femaletravelinspo

#solofemaletravelernetwork

#femalesolotravel

#femaletravelcommunity

#femalesolotraveller

#solofemaletravelers

#femaletravelers

Medium Competition

#femaletraveller

#femaletravelblogger

#solofemaletraveller

#femalesolotraveler

High Competition

#femaletravel

#solofemaletraveler

#solofemaletravel

29 Nature Travel Hashtags

If you’re a nature lover, try these nature travel Instagram hashtags. Try using a mix of these as well as location specific hashtags.

To get location specific hashtags, you can use the app Flick, which is where I got all of these.

Low Competition

#luxnaturetravel

#travelnaturephotos

#travelandnature

#instatravelnature

#naturetraveller

#naturetravellers

#naturetraveler

#naturetravels

#travelingnaturephotography

#naturetravelculture

#naturetravelinspiration

#traveluniquenature

Medium Competition

#travelpix

#traveldudes

#natureblog

#travelnature

High Competition

#naturetravel

#travelstory

#waterfalls

#seekadventure

#borntotravel

#exploretheworld

#wonderlust

#traveltheglobe

#wandergram

#travelpassport

#landscapephotography

#naturephoto

#ignature

25 Travel Inspiration / General Travel Instagram Hashtags

For general travel inspiration hashtags, try these out.

Low Competition

#tbloggers

#inspirationaltravel

#inspirationtravel

#travelinginspiration

#travelforinspiration

#travelquotesinspiration

#travelinspirations365

Medium Competition

#happytravels

#neverstoptraveling

#getlostnow

#travelcouplesinspiration

#travelinspirations

#travelcoupleinspiration

High Competition

#travelinspiration

#traveldreamseekers

#wanderluster

#travelgirlsgo

#traveltoexplore

#exploretheworld

#openmyworld

#traveltagged

#tlpicks

#travelstory

#traveltheglobe

#travellifestyle

#borntotravel


How do I find more travel Instagram hashtags specific to my travel niche?

If you need even more specific travel Instagram hashtags, I personally use the app, Flick, which is how I found the above travel hashtags.

What I love about Flick (vs. free hashtag finders) is that it tells you the exact number of times that these hashtags have been used, which is really important for your specific follower count.


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