126 Best Road Trip Quotes & Road Trip Captions for Instagram

I don’t know about you, but road trips are definitely one of my favorite kinds of trips. Hitting the road is always such a liberating and exciting feeling! Plus you can enjoy complete freedom as you can stop basically anywhere along the road, whenever you find beautiful scenery or an interesting hidden gem.

If you also love road trips and you often find yourself struggling with crafting the perfect caption for sharing photos from your road trip on Instagram, you are in the right place!

In this post, I collected all the best road trip quotes and road trip captions for Instagram, including short road trip quotes, funny quotes about road trips, hilarious road trip puns, and many more.

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Best Road Trip Quotes

1. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”- Erol Ozan

2. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.”- Babs Hoffman

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

4. “Look for chances to take the less-traveled roads. There are no wrong turns.”- Susan Magsamen

5. “I love road trips. You get into this Zen rhythm; throw the sense of time out the window.”- Miriam Toews

6. “I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”- Robert Louis Stevenson

7. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.”- Douglas Adams

8. “Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.”- Jon Bon Jovi

9. “You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.”- William Hazlitt

10. “Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way.”- Emma Chase

11. “I climb behind the steering wheel… I drive off immediately without once looking back; it’s a long journey but it leads to freedom.”- Corinne Hofmann

12. “A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”- John Steinbeck

Short Road Trip Quotes for Instagram

13. “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.”- Yogi Berra

14. “Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road.”- Walt Whitman

15. “If you’re on a road trip, you need driving music.”- Edgar Wright

16. “Roads are a record of those who have gone before.”- Rebecca Solnit

17. “Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.”- Jerry Seinfeld

18. “All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road.”- Jack Kerouac

19. “I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.”- Walt Whitman

20. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.”- Robert Frost

21. “Still, round the corner, there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.”- J. R. R. Tolkien

22. “Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”- Jack Kerouac

23. “Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.”- Angela N. Blount

24. “God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.”- Isak Dinesen

25. “The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.”- Aaron Lauritsen

26. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Short Road Trip Captions for Instagram

27. “Take the long way home.”

28. “Always take the scenic route.”

29. “Making memories one road trip at a time.”

30. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.”

31. “Happiness is a road trip with a good playlist.”

32. “Life is too short to not go on that spontaneous road trip.”

33. “Sometimes the best therapy is a long drive and good music.”

34. “Road trips aren’t measured by mile markers, but by moments.”

35. “The world is too big to stay in one place, and life is too short to do just one thing.”

36. “Never underestimate the therapeutic power of driving and listening to very loud music.”

37. “The best part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination … it’s the fast food along the way.”

38. “Travel teaches you a little about the world and a lot about yourself. Getting lost is the best way to find ourselves.”

Funny Quotes About Road Trips

39. “Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.”- George Carlin

40. “People having babies and getting married…and I’m like: where am I road tripping to next?”- Unknown

41. “The American tendency in travel; one goes not so much to see, but to tell of it afterward.”- John Steinbeck

42. “A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car.”- Emile Ganest

43. “It doesn’t matter how old you get, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised 9 year old was given $100.”- Unknown

44. “In 1903 the Wright brothers invented airplanes, because in 1902 they took a road trip across the country with their family.”- Bill Engvall

45. “Road trips required a couple of things: a well-balanced diet of caffeine, salt and sugar and an excellent selection of tunes—oh, and directions.”- Jenn McKinlay

Hilarious Road Trip Puns

46. “Get Miata here!”

47. “The pilot thickens.”

48. “Blonde the road again.”

49. “Having a wheel nice time!”

50. “Having a ferry good time!”

51. “We’re going on an ad-van-ture!”

52. “Been driving a day. I need a brake!”

53. “Yukon have a great time on the open road.”

54. “Loving this road trip, but all this driving is tire-ing!”

Unplanned Road Trip Quotes

55. “And just like that, we’re on our way to everywhere.”- Emery Lord

56. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”- Lao Tzu 

57. “I’m really in the mood for a long drive with no real destination.”- Unknown

58. “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”- Lewis Carroll

59. “I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it.”- Grace Jones

60. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.”- Rosalia de Castro

61. “Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.”- Unknown

62. “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea of what is in store for you, but you will, if you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown.”- Freya Stark

Road Trip with Friends Quotes

63. “No road is long with good company.”- Turkish Proverb

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

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

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

67. “Sometimes all you need is a good friend and a full tank of gas”- Unknown

68. “That’s why I love road trips, dude. It’s like doing something without actually doing anything.”- John Green

69. “You can pack for every occasion, but a good friend will always be the best thing you could bring.”- Unknown

70. “We all have that one friend who is either on a road-trip or planning a road-trip or thinking about a road-trip or talking to people who are on road-trip or posting quotes about road-trip.”- Crestless Wave

Romantic Road Trip Love Quotes

71. “Some roads aren’t meant to be travelled alone.”- Chinese Proverb

72. “It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.”- Unknown

73. “I traveled the whole world to discover the greatest adventure was you.”- Unknown

74. “Happiness is… planning a road trip to somewhere new, with someone you love.”- Unknown

75. “I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.”- Paulo Coelho

76. “A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting new places.”- Tom Lichtenheld

77. “I want to go on a road trip. Just you and me. The highway, the radio, the blue sky, the back roads, and windows down. We’ll talk about everything and nothing. We’ll sing our hearts out, and we’ll make memories we’ll never forget. Just you and me.”- Unknown

Meaningful Road Trip Quotes

78. “There is nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”- Jack Kerouac

79. “The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.”- William Least Heat Moon

80. “You can be writing every day. When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story.”- Steve Rushin

81. “Wherever you get to is better than where you started. To stay on the road is a massive achievement.”- Anthony Joshua

82. “If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you.”- Brad Paisley

83. “When all’s said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it’s not so much which road you take, as how you take it.”- Charles de Lint

84. “A passenger on a road journey is in the hands of a driver; a reader embarking on a book is in the hands of a narrator.”- Romesh Gunesekera

85. “Now, on this road trip, my mind seemed to uncrinkle, to breathe, to present to itself a cure for a disease it had not, until now, known it had.”- Elizabeth Berg

86. “Because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars.”-Jack Kerouac

87. “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief, and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”- Bob Marley

88. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”- William Least Heat Moon

Road Trip Movie Quotes

89. “Adventure is out there.”- Up

90. “According to the map, we’ve only gone four inches.”- Dumb & Dumber

91. “Just grab a friend and take a ride, together upon the open road.”- The Goofy Movie

92. “Well, we’re not in the middle of nowhere, but we can see it from here.”- Thelma & Louise

93. “We’re almost there, but nowhere near it. All that matters is that we’re going.”- Gilmore Girls

94. “Fifty years from now, when you’re looking back at your life, don’t you want to be able to say you had the guts to get in the car?“- Transformers

95. “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Road Trips from Song Lyrics and Musicians

96. “You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise.”- Florida Georgia Line, Cruise

97. “I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.”- David Bowie

98. “Get your motor runnin’, Head out on the highway, Lookin’ for adventure…”- Steppenwolf, Born to be Wild

99. “Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it.  Make it worth the trip.”- Jon Bon Jovi

100. “I love being on the road. I love that lifestyle, traveling city to city, rocking out and moving on to the next place.”- Caleb Johnson

101. “On the road again, Goin’ places that I’ve never been, Seein’ things that I may never see again, And I can’t wait to get on the road again”- Willie Nelson, On The Road Again

102. “Road trippin’ with my two favorite allies – fully loaded we got snacks and supplies. It’s time to leave this town it’s time to steal away. Let’s go get lost anywhere in the U.S.A.”- Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Road Trippin’

103. “No one you have been and no place you have gone ever leaves you. The new parts of you simply jump in the car and go along for the rest of the ride. The success of your journey and your destination all depends on who’s driving.”- Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run

104. “So remember when we were driving, driving in your car. Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk. City lights lay out before us. And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder. And I had a feeling that I belonged. I had a feeling I could be someone. (be someone, be someone)”- Tracy Chapman, Fast Car

Inspirational Road Trip Quotes

105. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.”- Oscar Wilde

106. “The road must eventually lead to the whole world.”- Jack Kerouac

107. “The road goes on forever and the party never ends.”- Robert Earl Keen

108. “There are no mistakes. Only new paths to explore.”- Gregory David Roberts

109. “Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.”- Byrd Baggett

110. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”- T.S. Eliot

111. “I guess the lesson is you can’t go everywhere. You should still go everywhere you can.”- Charles Finch

112. “If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you.”- Brad Paisley

113. “The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.”- Alain de Botton

114. “Every journey is simultaneously a beginning and an ending: I was leaving my old life behind and starting on a road trip to find a new me.”- Debi Tolbert Duggar

115. “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”- Pat Conroy

Adventure Road Trip Quotes

116. “The road less traveled is the road to adventure.”- Unknown

117. “Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.”- Confucius

118. “It’s a road trip! It’s about adventure! . . . It’s not like we have somewhere to go.”- John Green

119. “The road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.”- Chris Humphrey

120. “There is something about the momentum of travel that makes you want to just keep moving, to never stop.”- Bill Bryson

121. “I’m on the road constantly. I’m a nomad. I don’t really have a home right now. I don’t identify with one place in particular.”- Daya

122. “I love being on the road. I love that lifestyle, traveling city to city, rocking out and moving on to the next place.”- Caleb Johnson

123. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”- Jack Kerouac

124. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.”- Hans Christian Andersen

125. “What it takes to realize everything is fine around you? A road trip to the mountains where your soul dwells in the echoes of the winds that carry fragments of clouds with them. What it takes to realize world is going back to chaos and infinite hurry? End of the aforementioned road trip.”- Crestless Wave

126. “Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one, anywhere. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, feel the ground and capture the spirit. Then we’ll turn it into our own story that will live inside our history to carry with us, always. Because stories are more important than things.”- Victoria Erickson

Final Thoughts

That’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed reading all these amazing road trip quotes and road trip captions for Instagram and you had a great laugh at the funny quotes about road trips and the hilarious road trip puns. Crafting the perfect Instagram caption for the photo from your latest road trip doesn’t seem so hard anymore, right?

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below or send me an email, I always love helping you out! Do you know some other great road trip quotes for Instagram? Let me know in the comments!

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