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Best Travel Hashtags for Instagram

Best Instagram Travel Hashtags

Let’s Talk About Travel Hashtags


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Ever wonder what are the best travel hashtags to use on Instagram while traveling on vacation? Which hashtags will produce the most likes and organic followers? I thought I had this all dialed in, but around the new year, my likes plummeted. No Bueno! So I took a break from adding pointless random hashtags and decided to come up with a new plan. Guess what? Yep, my Instagram likes and followers are steady on the rise again!


The BEST travel hashtags for Instagram

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Travelblography 101: The use of travel hashtags


Do not use hashtags in your description. I repeat: DO NOT use hashtags in your descriptions. The life of the tag is only a few minutes if not seconds. By simply cutting and pasting these travel hashtags into the section of your Instagram comments, you increase your chances of more likes from organic Instagram followers and not bots. You will also gain followers genuinely interested in your content if you are consistent.



Rules: The 10 Commandments of Instagram


As I mentioned, from experience, these have proven to be the best travel hashtags for Instagram. However, do not “fib” and include say, #luxurytravel, if your photo does not capture luxury travel. If a hashtag does not fit, do not use it! You know who you are. Instagram will allow you to have 29 hashtags, so I’ve compiled the best of the best.


The Rule of 11


You do not need to over-use or over-think hashtags. Three is OK, one hashtag is fantastic. But, eleven? Yes, it’s been brought to our attention that 11 hashtags per Instagram post will deliver the best ROI.  So I’ve decided to help you by collecting all the ones you need in one swoop.


We’ve learned through trial and error that choosing the correct hashtags is actually a science. You also need to pick the right ones to avoid being shadowbanned. Also, there are quite a few hashtags that have been banned altogether, so we’ve been sticking with the following system:


Three (3) hashtags with smaller followings (10,000 to 50,000 total posts); Three (3) hashtags with medium followings (50,000 to 200,000 total posts); Three (3) hashtags with larger followings (200,000 – 2,000,000 total posts); and finally, two (2) hashtags specific to the destination (i.e.#visit_[destination]_ , and #XYXhotel.) 



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The Science of Instagram


But what works even better? If you cut and paste a total of 30 hashtags between three different comments. So #chooseyourownadventure from the picks below and simply copy and paste three sections into three different comments, just remove one hashtag from each one!


Continuously shake things up a bit. Switch up Instagram hashtags every few weeks if possible. This will give you a better understanding of what works best for your audience and which tags have the farthest reach for you. You will also quickly discover a whole new batch of followers who happened to stumble across the IG because of your hashtag.


Best Travel Hashtags (General)

#jetsetfam  #travelgrams  #cnbctravel  #travelbetter  #traveldeeper  #iamatraveller  #instavacation  #traveladdicted  #passportready  #visit_[destination]_   #HotelXYZ


Best Family Travel Hashtags

#jetsetfam  #takeyourkidseverywhere  #havekidswilltravel  #travelmom  #travelkids  #familyadventure  #travelwithkids  #familytravel   #kidstravel   #visit_[destination]_    #wecollectmemories


Best Luxury Travel Hashtags


#jetsetfam  #flysomewherenew  #travelshoplife  #lifewelltraveled  #thebestdestinations  #luxlife  #beautifulhotels  #luxurytravel   #visit_[destination]_   #firstclasstravel

Travel Hashtags by Destination

(continuously updated)

Best Hashtags for Disney Travel


Walt Disney World: #jetsetfam  #disneytravel  #epcot  #disneysprings  #disneyparks  #disneyfun  #disneymagic  #disneyphoto  #disneylife  #waltdisneyworld  #wdwlife


Disneyland: #jetsetfam  #disneytravel  #disneyfamily  #disneyparks  #disneycaliforniaadventure  #disneyfun   #disneymagic  #disneyphoto  #disneylife   #disneyland   #disneyca


Disney Aulani:  #jetsetfam  #disneytravel  #aulani  #aulanidisneyresort  #DVC  #disneyfun  #disneymagic  #disneyphoto  #disneylife  #visitdisney  #disneyaulani


Disney Cruise Line:  #jetsetfam  #disneytravel  #disneyfun  #disneymagic  #disneyphoto  #disneylife  #disneyigers  #adventuresbydisney  #disneycruise  #disneycruiseline


Travel: Best Hashtags for Visiting New York City


#jetsetfam  #explorenyc  #cityviews  #instacity  #instanyc  #nyclife  #nycity  #manhattannyc  #travelguide  #visitNYC  #HotelXYZ (or neighborhood)


Travel: Best Hashtags for L.A.


#jetsetfam  #instaLA  #LAstyle  #losangeleslife  #LAlifestyle  #LaLaLand  #LAstory  #iloveLA  #travelguide  #visitcalifornia  #LAlife


Travel: Best Hashtags for Nashville


#jetsetfam  #NashvilleLove  #VisitMusicCity  #nashvillescene  #nashvillethebeautiful  #nashvilletennessee  #nashvillelife  #nashvillegram  #nashvilleexplorersclub  #nashvilletn  #travelguide  #visitnashville



The BEST Travel Hashtags to use with Instagram to gain likes and organic followers.


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Travel: Best Hashtags for Yosemite


And remember those old faithful ones? The #instagood #instamood #instadaily #bestoftheday #iphoneonly #nofilter #igdaily #instalove #igaddict #webstagram #instagramhub #follow #igers #picoftheday #iphonesia #photooftheday hashtags that made really beautiful Instagrams look desperate with graffitied hashtags? (Please, I’ve done tried it also!) Well, you can forget about them because our lovely friends at Instagram has finally flagged them. Yep, one or two bots will slip by and like your photos or follow you, but that’s it. I’m actually really happy Instagram took action on this.


How are you using travel hashtags?

Which travel hashtag works the best for you? Make sure to leave your Instagram URL in the comments!


Photo credits: Nicole Standley

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Review overview
  • reeta @houseofanais April 3, 2014

    Great posts, I think hashtags are important so that people can find your content, especially for travel destinations. I also agree that overdoing it with tens of tags is a bit of a turn-off. Sorry to hear about your account being hacked – I hope you get it fixed soon!

  • Katja of skimbaco April 3, 2014

    I hope you will get your account sorted out soon! Both my Twitter and Instagram were also hacked last week, but got them in order now.

  • cripes! Hope your account gets sorted soon!! Great list of hashtags… I find myself experimenting a lot with them and trying to weed out the ones that are dead!

  • Oh no, I hope your account is up and running with no major damage soon!

    I have to admit, I’ve pretty much given up using hashtags and it hasn’t really affected the number of likes I get… Of course I use the #IGTravelThursday one at least on Thursdays, and sometimes I add others, usually later, but not very often anymore.

    Maybe I should start experimenting again… 🙂

  • stefanie April 3, 2014

    Love this! Thanks for sharing this golden nugget of information.

  • Lindsay May 26, 2014

    I’m terrible with hashtags, because the recommended ones seem to change so often! These are helpful though!

  • Stephanie June 19, 2014

    Great tips! I’ll try to keep this info in mind as I travel. If anyone cares to follow, I am currently in Europe for the next 6 weeks so feel free to follow my adventures. I’ll be in a few different countries 🙂

    Instagram: Stephy624


  • Pete July 16, 2014

    Its hard to not get caught up in the excitement sometimes. I find a few good quality hashtags, tagging relevant users and writing a humourous or thought provoking comment is always a good mix!


  • WendyKate October 1, 2014

    What a great post. Now if you could write one for “best hashtags to use for a blog/instagram/facebook account that is about totally random things” that would be awesome. Because that’s my blog. ;0)

  • Jeska October 2, 2014

    These are great! There are some new ones that are obvious but I’ve never used so I’ll have to give them a shot! 😉

  • Patty Gale October 2, 2014

    Great tips, thank you! As someone who is new to travel blogging, these will definitely come in handy.

  • Martina October 30, 2014

    These seem like some great tips 🙂 I’m going to try adding Hahaha in the comments to some older pics, see what happens… Thanks!

  • Saint Lucia Vacation December 1, 2014

    Thanks for the article on the best travel hashtags to use!

  • Leigh Powell Hines December 8, 2014

    This is great, Nicole.

  • Luiz February 10, 2015

    Awesome ! Thanks a lot for the tips, its good to learn more to bring a better content to the views. For the good of a better internet and social media. Great tips!

  • marlon Johnson April 12, 2015


  • Thanks for this! I’m planning to post about my latest trip abroad on Instagram so knowing that the right people will be seeing it is very important to me!

  • Kara Williams November 16, 2015

    Fab reminders – I need to use relevant hashtags more often!

  • Francesca (@WorkMomTravels) November 17, 2015

    I usually don’t put hashtags in the photo descriptions because I think it just looks messy, but I never realized it’s a “commandment”! Hey, I was on to something 😉 Thanks for sharing all these hashtags; I’m going to start using more of them!

  • Tess February 18, 2016

    Thanks for sharing! Love coming up with new hashtags. Really is a great way to get your Instagram noticed.

    I am a blogger and my instagram is full of travel photos, if anyone wants to take a look! I just got back from Costa Rica!


  • Todd @Visit50 April 11, 2016

    Great post! Can you explain a bit more on what you mean by this below; besides aesthetic reasons, I’m trying to understand why it’s better to put hashtags in the comments instead of buried low in the description.

    -Todd, Visit50.com

    “By simply cutting and pasting these travel hashtags into the section of your Instagram comments, you increase your chances of more likes from organic Instagram followers and not bots. You will also gain followers genuinely interested in your content if you are consistent.”

  • Sam Sharma August 10, 2016

    Thank you for sharing those tips. It’s good to use popular / most-hunted key words which people search on the internet for our blog.

    I totally agree with you that unrelated-to-topic key words to make a hashtag for our blog or pictures. Even some readers might get annoyed as finding out the article/blog is not mentioning any information about their concerns, but that hashtag is used.

    Once again, thank you for the information. I’ve got something for me 🙂


  • Mary Greenwood January 12, 2017


  • Alex of Wanderlust Marriage February 23, 2017

    Great Instagram tips! Thank you for writing this!

  • Krista June 30, 2017

    I am completely brand new to the use of hashtags. I recently started a new account trying to figure this out on my own. This post helped a ton! Thanks so much. To check out my new insta, please go to http://www.instagram.com/wholesaletraveldiva.

  • Flyingkids May 17, 2018

    Great list of hashtags. These make any content more visible online:)

  • Adam Hicks October 19, 2018

    Hey Nicole,

    Thank you for your post. This is excellent information. It is amazing and wonderful to visit your site.

  • Catherine @ To & Fro Fam October 23, 2018

    This post is so helpful! I’m always reusing the same 30-50 hashtags, and I want to infuse my feed with some new energy. You gave me a couple of good ideas. Thanks!

  • Gary Francis February 6, 2019

    Thanks for this. I think I have so much to learn about using hashtags effectively. I think I need to be cleverer at targeting popular hashtags that aren’t too popular. Oh, well, back to the grind. Thanks again.

  • Maxwell June 28, 2019

    Incredible post! I am also an expert trip specialist and I’m obliged for the post. Really looking forward to reading more. feel free to contact me and keep sharing it

  • Gary Francis June 30, 2019

    Thanks for this. I’ve been putting my hashtags in the body of my post…. until now. Will be putting them in the comments from now on. And thanks for the lists. Very handy.

  • Travels Moon October 16, 2019

    Hi, I Like Your Post,
    thanks for share it.

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  • Rahul sharma November 10, 2021

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