If you want to be found on Instagram organically, one of the best ways to do it is with hashtags. Especially while you're traveling and sharing photos to Instagram, you want to be able to quickly share some of the best IG hashtags so your photos will instantly be seen. With this guide you'll find the hashtags that will help you gain engagement, views, and followers with the best hashtags for travelers or if you want to get more likes on your vacation photos.
I've got the best travel hashtags to use on Instagram that you can simply copy and paste whenever you need to share! Updated for 2020!
Using Instagram hashtags is a lot like SEO (Search Engine Optimization, aka when someone finds a blog post on Google!) for a blog, when you use them correctly, the more likely you are to be found, gain engagement, and followed.
I've been using hashtags for years to be discovered on Instagram and have more people see my photos and videos. Just take a look at the engagement on this post:
Over 100,000 accounts found me using hashtags! They are an absolute great way to gain engagement and followers on Instagram
I find it so interesting how people share photos online: their perspective, the places they travel, and the food they eat. One of the best way to see these images is Instagram. I feel like I get a glimpse of your travel destination.
One of the best ways to be found organically on Instagram is to use hashtags. You're able to connect with others online while also seeing others points of views. To get in the spirit, here are travel hashtags to use for your next adventure.
Using travel hashtags is not only a great way to grow your Instagram engagement, it's a wonderful way to get connected with others! Using the right hashtags helps YOU be found by the right people. So make sure you're using the right ones.
Travel Hashtag Strategy
What you want to do is share hashtags that other people might use as well. I suggest using a variety of hashtags: some with high competition (meaning, lots of people are using them on Instagram), some with mid-range to low competition (meaning hashtags that lets people are using but it's still active), and hashtags related to what you are sharing (location, what you're showcasing, etc.)
Best Travel Hashtags
Below I'm going to give you 15 of the best travel hashtags along with even more ideas for you to find the best hashtags for Instagram. These are absolutely the best travel hashtags around!
Feel free to copy and paste these!
I recommend looking generally at the hashtags on Instagram. For example, if you're in Croatia, specifically Dubrovnik look up #Dubrovnik and #Croatia and see what other people are using. So you might find:
#croatia #dubrovnik #croatiafulloflife #kroatien #ceostagram #croazia #adiraticsea #gameofthrones #kroatia #dalmatica #visitcroatia #lovecroatia
Female Travel Hashtags
Again, think of a hashtag that you might use for a female travel blogger or Instagrammer. How about #travelgirl? This is a broad one, so let's dig deeper on this and find better hashtags that might help us be seen:
#dametraveler #darlingescapes #wearetravelgirls #mytinyatlas #theprettycities #sheisnotlost #ladiesgoneglobal #traveldeeper #travelgirlsgo #girlsdreamtravel #globelletravels #sidewalkerdaily #girlslovetravel #femmetravel #thetravelwomen #travelgirl
IG hashtags for the wanderluster
We need some hashtags for our general traveling and wandering, these are some of my favorites:
#theglobewanderer #letsgoeverywhere #instapassport #abmtravelbug #travelstoke #openmyworld #tasteintravel #lonelyplanet#letsgoeverywhere #tlpicks #flashesofdelight #visualoflife #roamtheplanet #exploringtheglobe #guardiantravelsnaps
Hashtags for Travel Bloggers
Let's say you want people to read your blog post on a destination or connect with other travel bloggers? These travel hashtags are some of the best.
Travel Hashtags to Be Featured
Inspirational Travel Hashtags
Travel Hashtags in Action
Let's see what kind of content you can create around these travel hashtags!
One of my all time favorite travel accounts is @doyoutravel. Absolutely vivid and stunning imagery, this photographer has an eye for the perfect blues and whites of a beach. #DarlingEscapes is the perfect general hashtag to use to capture your adventures.
A great hashtag for, well, women! This one seems to show off both adventurous and far off places. Use it any time you're traveling!
A great hashtag to use any time you're out exploring.
I think I’ve peaked. ?? ?? We drove from Heidelberg to Leogang, Austria today and were greeted with sun dappled mountains and… deer. I pet a deer today. Insta stories or it didn’t happen. Staying at the most incredible hotel- they own a nature park that I can walk out to pet the animals, you can ski in and out and the hot tub is literally in the mountain! #forsthofgut #ilovefhg #waldspa #heleneinaustria #travelgram
Share your love of traveling with others that share in your sense of adventure.
A great hashtag to use to document your escapes.
“Headed to the opposite end of the continent from here, banff here we come!! Parker giving us some scale at the wave in the Paria wilderness.” ?@thomascrose ? . . . . #autumnleaves #mountains #bc #itsmorefuninthephilippines #banff #choosephilippines #oregon #arizona #colorado #adventures #adventuretime #autumn #adrenaline #traveling #portland #canyon #canyons #hiddengem #zion#newyork #texas #nyc #ny #fall #spring #oregonexplored #canyons #autumn? #paradise #hike #alaska
This is hashtag perfect for your perspective. I LOVE looking at the shots using this hashtag.
Perfect for your adventurous side.
Growing up I spent every Memorial Day weekend with my family hiking and staying in a small cabin in the mountains of Kauai. Some of my fondest memories and earliest sparks of interest in the outdoors stem from those 4 days of disconnecting. This year I greeted a different set of mountains. As we summited Half Dome my parents did one of my favorite ridge hikes back home, from half a world away all our hearts in the same place. This one is for you two. Photo by @travisburkephotography I couldn't believe you caught this moment. Thank you 🙂 #16milesoffun
I love ALLLL the “A Beautiful Mess” hastags. They seem to work so well and sometimes they'll regram you!
Another great hashtag to use for girls!
A great hashtag to use for any pretty travel pics.
Not just a travel hashtag, but usually works for all your travel snaps.
the mews of London | there's a charm about them, they're quieter than the roads they sit between. And I read recently that when they were built there were no windows at the back so as to keep the privacy of the grand houses they sit behind. I don't know if that's true or if things have changed, whichever way I still love them. #mewsings
The perfect hashtag to use while you're up in the clouds or have a great view.
A hashtag that captures the essence of where you are.
Give us a little slice of your world using this all encompassing hashtag.
I used this on my recent instagram and it's perfect for anything breathtakingly beautiful.
Apricot colored sand dunes hundred of feet high, dappled with sunlight stretches as far as the eye can see. The desert of Morocco was one of the most enchanting places I’ve ever been to in my life (and I live in Europe!) On the blog I’ve got my full guide to how to book the perfect trip. Believe me, you’ll want to check this off your bucket list! #heleneinmorocco #heleneinbetween
My favorite hashtag to use for pretty destinations!
Want some more hashtags I love? Here are some great ones for travel!
#passionpassport #theprettycities #hello_rooftops #topstreetphoto #traveldeeper #letsgoeverywhere #lifewelltraveled #discoverearth #tlpicks #landscape_lovers #earthfocus #worldcaptures #discoverglobe #earthstoke #getoutside #lonelyplanet #welivetoexplore #travelstoke #travelawesome
You can find even more hashtags with my free hashtag library below! See more of my adventures on Instagram, @heleneinbetween.
What hashtags do you like to use for travel? Hope you use these for your next travel adventure!
The ULTIMATE Hashtag Library!
Literally 1,000s of hashtags broken down into categories!! One of the best ways to grow on Instagram is to use strategic hashtags to be discovered and gain likes and interaction. This ultimate list will help you gain followers and interaction, immediately!