The 142 Most Beautiful Bon Voyage Messages For A Heartfelt Goodbye

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Bon voyage messages with a photo of an airplane wing
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Goodbyes are never easy. What do you say or write to someone who is about to leave a journey of their lifetime, while you’re going to miss them like crazy? To help you out, I’ve gathered a list of the 142 best bon voyage messages. Whether you are looking for beautiful wishes for your loved one, a family member, or a friend, I guarantee, you will find a great one here. From funny happy trip messages for a friend to heartfelt bon voyage quotes that work for anyone!

A little tip on what to write in a bon voyage card

Even though I have separated these bon voyage messages into different categories, you can easily mix and match them. So can use the safe travel wishes for friends for family members too (just change the word “friend” to “brother/sister/cousin/or whatever”.

And if you are looking for a small gift to go with your safe journey message, check out these 40+ going-away gifts for travelers.

Save these bon voyage messages

Don’t forget to save these bon voyage messages to Pinterest, so you’ll know what to write on your card next time someone is about to travel!

77 Bon voyage messages with a photo of a silhoutte at sunrise

Happy bon voyage messages for anyone

1. Have a fantastic time and I can’t wait to see all your pictures.

2. Take good care of yourself and have a fun and enjoyable trip!

3. I wish you well and I hope to see you return healthy and happy.

4. Making new memories, I’m so excited for you to have a great trip!

5. As you embark on your long-anticipated trip. I just want to say I hope you will make great memories and love every second of your journey.

6. May your journey be filled with adventure and excitement. May you experience the best of all. Bon voyage!

7. Wander as if you’re lost, I hope you’ll have an unforgettable journey and return home safely!

Travel safe quote: Wander as if you’re lost, I hope you’ll have an unforgettable journey and return home safely
General bon voyage message

8. Bon voyage, see you on Instagram! (You can even add one of these Insta captions to give them some inspiration!)

9. Forget everything that is on your mind, because this is the time to relax and unwind. Have a great time!

10. Money spent on travel is never wasted. Enjoy your trip and return home safe!

11. Leave behind your worries and enjoy every minute of your trip.

12. Bon voyage, enjoy the food!

13. Wishing you every happiness on your adventure into the world. Stay in touch!

14. The world is waiting for you. Good luck, safe travels and go!

Bon voyage message: The world is waiting for you. Good luck, safe travels and go!
General bon voyage message

15. I hope to see you safe and sound when you finally return. Till then enjoy everything that comes your way and have a safe trip!

16. May your feet take you where your heart wants to go

17. Here’s a toast to a new beginning in your life. Be well, live free, and enjoy life to the fullest. Hope you get whatever you are looking for in life.

18. May you enjoy this trip to the fullest and create long-lasting memories!

19. Wishing you so much joy and happiness as you begin a new chapter in your life. Take care!

20. I know it’s time to say goodbye, but goodbyes are too sad! Let’s say hello. Hello to new adventures, new opportunities, and new discoveries. Stay safe until we meet again!

21. Traveling is an expense that yields great returns in the form of priceless memories and enlightening experiences. Bon voyage.

22. You never really travel alone. The world is full of friends waiting to get to know you. Have an awesome trip!

Bon voyage message: You never really travel alone. The world is full of friends waiting to get to know you. Have an awesome trip!
General bon voyage quote

23. Traveling is less about selfies, more about memories. Bon voyage.

24. Don’t worry about souvenirs. Fill your bags with experiences and memories when you return. Bon voyage.

25. Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. Stay safe and have fun!

26. I hope your holiday is filled with smiles, laughter, and sunshine. And don’t forget to take lots of pictures!

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27. As long as you have an open mind, an able body, and a benevolent heart, you will be safe everywhere.

28. would wish you luck but I really don’t think you need it. Enjoy your trip!

29. Goodbyes are not forever. They are not the end… They simply mean we’ll miss you until we meet again

Bon voyage message: Goodbyes are not forever. They are not the end… They simply mean we’ll miss you until we meet again
General bon voyage message

Bon voyage quotes for friends

30. Safe travels until we meet again my friend! Don’t worry. I won’t have too much fun here while you’re gone (at least I’ll try not to).

31. It’s going to be tough without you, but I know you’ll have the best time of your life, so it will be worth every pain of the temporary separation. Travel safely!

32. You mean the world to me, so it’s only fitting that the world gets to know and appreciate you too. I hope you have a great time on your trip!

33. Best wishes as you fly into your next chapter. Please don’t forget your friend from your home chapter

34. Wishing you a safe journey. My friend. Go safe, move safe, stay safe, leave safe, and then come back safe.

35. Best friends take their broke friends along on holidays. Good friends bring back gifts for their buddies. Bad friends do none of these. Which one are you going to be, mate? Have a good trip.

Travel safe quote
Bon voyage quote for friends

36. Only a person like you can have the guts to go on a trip to the other side of the world. You are, were, and always will be an achiever. Bon voyage, dear friend.

37. Goodbye to my best friend. I know it won’t be the same without you…it’ll be so much better.

38. They say that friends never say “goodbye” only “see you soon”. And yes, that is a thread. I will come and visit you if you’re not back here soon!

39. You know. They say the best way to keep in touch with friends is to send them presents… Just saying. Travel safe!

40. I hate to see you go, but I love to see your progress. Love triumphs over hate, so here are my best wishes for your journey. I will miss you much more than you can ever imagine. Keep in touch.

A long and sweet bon voyage quote
Bon voyage message to friends

Bon voyage messages to family

41. Let’s start the journey. I’m sure you’ll come back with lots of sweet memories to share with all of us.

42. Here’s to new memories. You’ll be missed by all of us.

43. We will miss you until you return. Bon voyage!

44. As you set out on this new phase of your life, I wish you a safe flight and a wonderful time. May your trip be filled with the best things in life. You will be missed!

45. Make good use of your time over there, and always remember the family you left behind. I know you’ll come back safe and sound. Bon voyage!

46. Have a great trip! Just remember to bring back enough presents for the whole family…

Bon voyage quote: Have a great trip! Just remember to bring back enough presents for the whole family...
Bon voyage quote for family

47. Sister! I wish I were going with you on your trip, but since I’m not, I’ll have to photoshop myself into all of your pictures. Have fun!

48. Get lost and have fun but be safe. You will be dearly missed.

49. Our love will reach you no matter where you go! Have a safe trip, and come back soon.

50. No matter how far you go, you will always have “insert home city” running through your veins. Take care, and make us proud.

51. Be careful over there! Just remember not to do anything that your mother or I wouldn’t do. Have fun on your trip!

Travel safe message: Be careful over there! Just remember not to do anything that your mother or I wouldn’t do. Have fun on your trip!
Bon voyage message to family

Bon voyage quotes for best friends

52. Bon voyage, my adventurous friend! May your travels be as epic as our friendship.

53. Can’t wait to hear all your awkward and crazy stories when you get back!

54. Remember to send postcards from all those exotic places, so I can live vicariously through you.

55. Don’t forget to bring me a souvenir, or at least a funny story!

56. To new horizons, new friends (but not a great as me of course), and the same awesome you!

57. Even though you’ll be miles away, our friendship knows no distance.

58. You’re not leaving, you’re just taking your awesomeness on a global tour!

59. To my partner-in-crime, may your journey be as epic as our adventures together.”

60. No matter where you go or how long you’re away, you’ll always have a place in my heart. Bon voyage, my dear friend!”

61. Off you f*ck then… I mean, safe travels.

62. You are brave, you are strong, you are fearless, you are brilliant, you make me proud. Good luck on your travels!

63. I’m devastated in the best possible way. Bon voyage bestie!
(Shop card at Etsy)

Bon voyage card messge: "I'm devastrated in the best possible way, bon voyage"
Photo courtesy of Milspress

Bon voyage messages to your partner

64. Bon voyage, my love! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures and cuddle you when you’re back.

65. Travel safely, and remember that my heart goes wherever you do.

66. Here’s to the love of my life, setting off on another adventure. I’ll be counting the moments until you’re in my arms again.

67. Don’t forget to pack love notes from me in your suitcase, so you’ll have a piece of my heart with you.

68. Distance may separate us, but our love knows no boundaries. Have an amazing trip, my love.

69. Distance may test us, but it will only make our love stronger. Have an incredible trip!

70. While you’re away, I’ll be counting the days until I can hold you close again.

71. Every mile you travel, my love for you grows stronger. Can’t wait for your return!

72. As you set off on this journey, may you carry my love with you, knowing that you are my everything.

73. Travel far and wide, but always remember that you are my favorite destination.

74. No matter where you are in the world, you are always in my heart. Bon voyage, my love!

75. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
(Shop card at Etsy)

Bon voyage card of Winne The Pooh "how lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard"
Photo courtesy of Dave the Eagle Cards

Religious bon voyage greetings

76. Enjoy your trip, and may god always keep his kind eye on you on this journey!

77. Enjoy your trip! I will pray for you every day while you’re gone. May the Lord bless your journey!

78. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you travel. Bon voyage!

79. I will pray to God for your security and safe journey till you return in my arms. Enjoy your travels!

80. May God return you safe and sound to the ones that love you. Have a fantastic trip.

Quote: May God return you safe and sound to the ones that love you. Have a fantastic trip.
Religious voyage message

Bon voyage quotes for a colleague

81. Relax, refresh, recharge

82. Happy holiday! Relax and enjoy your trip

83. The office won’t be the same without you while you’re gone. I’ll be sure to guard your desk and chair very carefully. Have a great trip!

84. Don’t worry we’ll be having tons of fun here in the office while you’re on vacation. I bet you’ll be jealous of us!

Don’t worry we’ll be having tons of fun here in the office while you’re on vacation. I bet you’ll be jealous of us!
Bon voyage quote for a colleague

Sweet bon voyage messages

85. There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart

86. Good luck with your journey. You are going to be missed so much. I hope you have a fantastic time and don’t forget to stay in touch!

87. I hope you’ll have the most amazing time exploring the world. I’ll be counting down the days until you return home safely!

88. I’m so proud of you for taking this trip. Have an amazing time discovering different parts of the world. Love from me

89. You are my hero for taking the kind of trip most people only dream about. Have a safe trip and the best time of your life!

90. No matter how many miles between us, you’ll never be far from my heart.

Travel safe: No matter how many miles between us, you'll never be far from my heart.
Sweet bon voyage message

91. Distance means so little when someone means so much. Keep in touch and enjoy your travels!

92. You are more special than words can say. Please travel safely each and every day.

93. I’m so excited that you’re going on this trip! You’re going to have so much fun. Knowing that you’ll be happy makes me happy, even though I’m going to miss you so much.

94. Beautiful and rare sights in this world are many, but beautiful travelers like you are few. Bon voyage sweetheart.

95. Side by side or miles apart, we will always be connected by the heart.

Quote: Side by side or miles apart, we will always be connected by the heart.
Sweet bon voyage messages

Short bon voyage quotes

96, And so the adventure begins …

97. Enjoy the adventure.

98. Wishing you a year of new adventures.

99. Life is better at the beach.

100. Sometimes you need to travel far to come closer.

101. Dream it, wish it, do it!

102. Home is where your backpack is.

Bon voyage text: Home is where your backpack is.
Short bon voyage message

103. Living the good life. May you have a fun and memorable lifetime experience!

104. La vie est belle

105. La dolce vita

106. Life is better when you’re traveling/camping

107. To travel is to live

108. New life, new discoveries, and many more sweet memories.

Safe travels message: New life, new discoveries, and many more sweet memories.
Short bon voyage message

Funny bon voyage messages

109. I hope you come back with lots of memories and souvenirs to share! At least the souvenirs.

110. Wine, chocolates, souvenirs, exotic food items, and clothes—these are just a few ideas to help you think about what you can get me from your foreign trips. Bon voyage.

111. I’ll miss you until you come back. But I’m sure you’ll make up for it by getting me awesome souvenirs. Happy travels!

112. Have fun, miss me, and come back safe and sound.

113. Just a tiny bit jealous.

114. Enjoy your journey, and bring me back a present.

115. We will desperately wait for your photographs. But more so for the souvenirs you get us. Bon voyage!

116. I will miss you like an idiot misses the point.

117. Bon voyage. That’s French for “have an awesome trip and nobody is jealous at all”.

Funny bon voyage message: Bon voyage. That’s French for “have an awesome trip and nobody is jealous at all”.
Funny bon voyage message

118. Travel safely and enjoy your trip. (Though the only reason why I sent this bon voyage message is so that you won’t forget to bring me back lots of goodies!)

119. You are finally going for a much-needed trip. Thank God I am not going to be annoyed by you in the office for a while. Bon voyage—take your time.

120. Bon voyage. Do you really have to come back?

121. Some people say traveling makes you wise. Some people say traveling makes you humble. I say, don’t think and just travel. Bon voyage.

122. Trust me. You will regret this decision and miss us every step of the way. Goodbye to you and enjoy your trip.

123. Don’t be sad. Because surely we aren’t. Just kidding! You will be missed dearly. Stay safe and enjoy your travels.

124. Farewell. Someone is really going to miss you. But, it is not going to be me!

125. I wish I was your GoPro – then I would travel the world with you.

126. Bon voyage and have a safe flight! Not that you have any control if the plane crashes, but good luck.

127. Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Funny travel safe quote: Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
Funny bon voyage message

Short poem bon voyage greetings

128. The way of peace and safety is where I wish you go. The path of fulfillment and love is the path I hope you take. Have the best journey of your life. Safe travels to you!

129. Until we meet again. May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields. Enjoy your trip!

130. As you start your travels, best wishes go your way for a trip that’s really wonderful each and every day.

131. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, and sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover. By Mark Twain

132. Open your senses, and feed your soul. Be carefree and let wanderlust take control. Stay safe and have a wonderful journey.

travel safely poem
Short poem bon voyage greeting

Bon voyage captions for social media

133. Off on a new adventure – catch you on the flip side!

134. Packing my bags and chasing dreams. See you on the other side of the world!

135. Adiós reality, hola adventure!

136. Remember, it’s not the destination; it’s the journey. But the destination is pretty awesome too!

137. Saying goodbye to the ordinary and hello to the extraordinary!

138. Catch flights, not feelings. Well, maybe a little of both!

139. Off to chase sunsets, collect seashells, and leave footprints in the sand.

140. Adventure is out there, and I’m determined to find it. Join me on this wild ride! Ready to unplug, unwind, and unlock new experiences in [Destination]. See you on the flip side!

141. Bon voyage to stress, deadlines, and responsibilities. Hello, freedom and relaxation!

142. Adventure is calling, and I must answer. But first, coffee!

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Bon voyage caption for Instagram

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107 beautiful bon voyage messages with a photo of an airplane wing

Final note on these bon voyage messages

All right, these were my 107 favorite bon voyage messages for someone who is about to leave for a trip! Don’t forget to check out my going-away gifts if you are looking for something small to give along the way.

AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 29-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!