Best Travel Hashtags That Every Traveler Should Use & Follow

Based on my research, here are the best travel hashtags for Instagram along with how and when to use them.

Instagram is one of the best social media platforms for sharing photos while traveling. Hashtags help each of your photos to be seen.

I am not an Instagram expert by any means, but I am trying to use it more effectively while uploading my travel pics on Instagram.

Best Travel Hashtags:

1. Hashtag Your Destination

First and foremost, your followers definitely want to know where you are! I used #Delhi during my weekend trip and found that I received likes from the people that lived or want to travel to Delhi. Other examples include:

You get the picture. Or, break it down by region. If you happen to be in Hong Kong, you could use #asia #china #hongkong, for example.

Go to the Instagram search box and type in the city you are visiting. Popular hashtags other people in the city are using will show for your reference.


2. Hashtag What’s Around You

What are you capturing? A sunny beach day? A sunset over the ocean? Hashtag what features prominently in the photo.

• #sky (21,738,656)
• #clouds (6,866,142)
• #beach (15,317,635)
• #food (35,655,060)
• #nature (14,649,917)
• #sunset (9,439,925)
• #night (14,538,238)


3. Describe The Moment

Was the food you ate delicious? These hashtags are extremely popular:

• #love (163,571,931)
• #pretty (26,082,472)
• #funny (19,980,198)
• #amazing (28,834,220)
• #awesome (13,774,573)
• #yum (10,245,535)
• #cute (69,402,996)
• #luxury (1,830,919)


4. Hashtag What You’re Doing

Were you running on the beach or hiking in a National Park? Have a look at these numbers:

• #running (3,053,736)
• #hiking (1,705,378)
• #flying (1,063,591)
• #swimming (3,497,584)
• #relaxing (3,863,829)
• #spa (621,662)


5. General Travel Hashtags

For those who are travel writers or just love to travel in general, using these travel hashtags yield better odds of finding like-minded followers.

• #travel (3,655,041)
• #instatravel (1,021,163)
• #travelgram ( 1,444,710)
• #tourist (877,896)
• #tourism (694,111)
• #vacation (3,475,528)
• #traveling (1,056,936)
• #trip (4,771,289)


6. Aviation Travel Hashtags

Obviously, the photo must have something to do with aviation.

• #instaplane (65,255)
• #planegeek (1,739)
• #planes (178,224)
• #aviation (312,164)
• #planespotting (19,754)
• #planeporn (77,582)
• #landing (90,644)
• #takeoff (110,179)
• #airlines (86,552)
• #airplanes (126,623)
• #avgeek (145,922)

How Many Instagram Hashtags Should I Use?

You can use up to 30 hashtags on an Instagram post. If you add less than 30 hashtags in your post,  you can always add more hashtags in the comment section. But don’t use irrelevant hashtags in your post. Read this full hashtag guide.

Which Instagram travel hashtags have you’ve experienced success with? How many hashtags do you use? Share it with me.

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