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Vacation Quotes: 115 Amazing Vacation Sayings

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Vacations are our chance to get away from it all. And hopefully take some amazing photos while relaxing or having an adventure. We have scoured the internet to gather a list of the best vacation quotes. It includes staycation quotes, vacation with friends quotes, getaway quotes, and vacation sayings and captions.

Whether you are relaxing on a beach, traveling to a new country or heading out with friends or family there will be something in this list for you.

Jump ahead to your favorite category or just start scrolling to find your favorite quotes.

Our Favorite Vacation Quotes

Here are our favorite vacation quotes.

“In matters of healing the body or the mind, vacation is a true genius!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

“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

“A vacation spot out of season always has a very special magic.” – Max von Sydow

Empty beach and cliffs with vacation quotes by Max von Sydow

“One of the biggest challenges about going on vacation is planning the trip.” – Paul Brodie

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

“Not all those who wander are lost.”– J.R.R. Tolkien

“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

“Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.” – William James

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

Person paddles boarding with a vacation quotes

“Don’t feel guilty about vacationing. What are you truly living and working for anyways? Death is all too real.” ― Richie Norton

“To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Anderson

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

“Deciding not to travel with kids because they won’t remember, is like not reading them books because they won’t remember the stories you read them.”

“Travelling in the company of those we love is home in motion” – Leigh Hunt

“A family that vacations together stays together.”

“May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” – Trenton Lee Stewart

Man walking with two sons on a beach with a family vacation quotes

“Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.” – Euripides

“Oh, the places you’ll go” – Dr. Seuss

“The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories.” – Og Mandino

“In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them.” – Kevin Heath

“Every day we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R Swindoll

“There are two kinds of travel: first class and with children.” – Robert Benchley

“Don’t just tell your children about the world. Show them.”

“Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children and roots and wings.” – Hodding Carter

“Life is meant for good friends and great adventures.”

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

A castle on a island on the ocean with vacation with friends quotes by Tim Cahill

“There is a whole world out there. Pack your backpack, your best friend, and go.”

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain

“Good friends follow you anywhere.” – Winnie the Pooh

“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb

“Everyone needs this friend that calls and says, “Get dressed, we’re going on an adventure.”

“As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.” – Winnie The Pooh

“Sometimes all you need is a great friend and a tank of gas.” – Thelma and Louise

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Ernest Hemingway

Getaway Quotes

Everyone needs a getaway every once in a while. Check out these getaway quotes.

“To get away from one’s 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

“If I’d learnt one thing from travelling, it was that the way to get things done was to go ahead and do them. Don’t talk about going to Borneo. Book a ticket, get a visa, pack a bag, and it just happens.” – Alex Garland

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

Beach, ocean and cliffs with a getaway quotes by Dalai Lama

“The ultimate catharsis is a grand getaway adventure.”

“Getaways are good for the heart.”

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”– Seneca

“People don’t take trips; trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

“I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” – Carew Papritz

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

“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

“It isn’t how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it’s how you spend the time.” — David Brenner

“Vacation time is something we all accrue, but only the wisest of us recognize its importance.” – Andrea Goeglein

“After all, the function of a vacation is regenerative, not luxurious. It’s to restore our equipment so that we can live our ordinary lives better.” – Malcolm Bradbury

“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty Thi

“Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” —Matthew Karsten

“If you have lost your clarity and purpose, a vacation is a great way to find it again.” —David Fuller

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

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” — Sydney J. Harris

“Vacations are necessities, not luxuries.” – Linda Bloom

Huts on a beach with palm trees and a vacay quotes by Linda Bloom

“He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.” – Chinese Proverb

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“If you live where you want to go on vacation, you will always be on vacation.” – Matt Fox

“A vacation is three times more work without the payment.” – Debasish Mridha

Funny Vacation Quotes

We love these funny vacation quotes. Read through to find the ones that make you laugh.

“Life’s short. Eat dessert first, work less and vacation MORE!!” ― Lea Mishell

Umbrellas above a street with a funny vacation quotes by Lea Mishell

“No one wants to die with vacation time on the books.” ― Andrea Goeglein

“Vacation is that time when you wish you had something to do while doing nothing.” –Frank Tyger

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

“When you go on vacation with people, you learn a lot about them.” –Sarah Mlynowski

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

“The only time that love takes a holiday is when we go on vacation together.” ― Anthony T. Hincks

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” ― Michael Palin

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal” ― Paulo Coelho

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

Contrail and plane on blue sky with a I need Vacation quotes that says I need a six month vacation, twice a year

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

“After a while, just staying alive becomes a full-time job. No wonder we need a vacation.” ― Michael Zadoorian

“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

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

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

Short Vacation Quotes for Instagram

These short vacation quotes for Instagram will be perfect for your next post. And check out our full list of Best Short Quotes that make great captions.

“Laughter is an instant vacation” – Milton Berle

“My goal is to build a life I don’t need a vacation from.” – Rob Hill Sr.

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

“On vacation, I totally unplug. I don’t bring a laptop with me.” – Will Wright

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”– Rumi

“The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.”– Augustine of Hippo

“The journey itself is my home.”– Matsuo Basho

“A wise man travels to discover himself.” –James Russell Lowell

“Here’s to a vacation of no regrets!” ― Joan Rylen

Umbrella on balcony at sunset and ocean behind and a short vacation quotes for Instagram by Joan Rylen

“When all else fails, take a vacation.” ― Betty Williams

“Extend your vacation whenever possible.” ― A.D. Posey

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

“If I’m going on vacation, I just work ahead.” – Mort Walker

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

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

“Adventure is worthwhile.” — Aesop

“Every travel is a blessed adventure.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person.” ― Aimee Friedman

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.” — Hilaire Belloc

Beach and cliffs with inspiring quotes for vacations

“Travelling unveils new dimensions of this world not known to the naked eye.” ― Wayne Chirisa

“Don’t wait for a vacation to enjoy life. Start to enjoy it now, today, wherever you are.” ― Debasish Mridha

“We need to develop a ‘vacation attitude’ every day by being focused on what we need to accomplish by the end of each day.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Reaching the top requires taking a good break every time you need it! On the way up, you must never hesitate to stop for a while!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”– Marcel Proust

“The paradox of relaxation is the renewal of mind; rekindle of spirit and revitalize of strength.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Only the traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” —Sir Richard Burton

“A travel adventure has no substitute. It is the ultimate experience, your one big opportunity for flair.” —Rosalind Massow

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.” – George Moore

“Read a lot when you’re on vacation, but nothing that has to do with your business.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr

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

“Take those vacations and do not take your laptop or iphone or blackberry – you are on vacation and that means having a real break and not just going to a different location and doing much of the same thing.” – Byron Pulsifer

“My best vacation is somewhere I could hide, somewhere warm and not a lot of people around.” – Derek Jeter

“People should look for accessible vacation destinations the same way they look for any other vacation destination – based on their own personal tastes and preferences.” – Candy B Harrington

“Enjoy the vacation without going; enjoy the conversation without talking.” ― Debasish Mridha

“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

Beach and ocean with quotes for vacations by Leo Tolstoy

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” ― Edmund Hillary

“Taking a vacation can actually increase the likelihood of getting a raise or a promotion.” – Shawn Achor

“I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home.” – William Hazlitt

“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” – Rachel Wolchin

“Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?” – Caroline Myss

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” ― Jack Kerouac

“Few vacations are as gratifying as those devoted to personal growth.” – Pat Koch Thaler

“After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.” – Kenneth Grahame

“Resurrection, rebirth, reincarnation, resprout, revive! All these words can be summarised only in one word: Vacation!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“What paradise and vacation have in common is that you have to pay for both, and the coin is your previous life.” – Joseph Brodsky

“In order for a holiday to be a great holiday, it must somehow involve water-related activity, because water is a magician who relaxes our soul and body!” – Mehmet Murat ildanS

Vacation Sayings

These vacation sayings are so popular that no one can agree on who said them first.

“Taking time off is the best you can do for your peace of mind.”

“She was an adventurer at heart; but oh how she loved drinking this tea from this mug in this chair. Oh how she loved to be home.”

“When in doubt, go on vacation”

Waves on a beach at sunrise and a vacation sayings that says when in doubt, go on vacation

“A vacation is necessary.”

“Take vacations, and go as many places as you can. You can always make money, but you can’t always make memories.”

“Travel not to find yourself but to remember who you’ve been all along.”

“Palm trees, Ocean breeze, Salty air, Sunkissed hair. That endless vacation, take me there.”

“A change in latitude every now and then does good for the attitude.”

Don’t keep vacation waiting. It’s not polite!

Problems shrink in the face of vacation

When all else fails, take a vacation

Vacation time!

A wave rolling into the beach with a vacation captions for Instagram that says Vacation Time!

If you think your vacation is too long, then you probably need another vacation

Vacationing until I forget all my passwords

Don’t bother me. I’m on vacation!

Someone kidnap me please and take me on a vacation

Mentally, I’m always on vacation

Happiness is a well-deserved vacation

Vacation mode activated!

Turns out, I just needed a vacation

Summer vacay is my happy place

Shades of blue ocean and blue sky with a summer vacation captions that reads summer vacay is my happy place

Vacations are better with friends

Family vacations create the best memories

Summer vacay is my happy place

Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer vacation

So that’s our list. We hope you found the quote about vacations you were looking for among this extensive list.

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Let us know in the comments below if we missed a vacation quote or a quotation on vacations that should be added.

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

Laynni Locke

Laynni has been sharing her travel adventures and day-to-day life on Routinely Nomadic social media for over 15 years and appreciates the importance of finding the perfect quote or caption to showcase those experiences. Putting her extensive writing and education background to good use, Laynni has become passionate about researching and curating comprehensive lists of all the best quotes and captions for every occasion.

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