Travel and vacation vocabulary

English travel vocabulary for holidays and vacation

Everybody loves to travel – it’s time of pure relax, great adventures and lots of wonderful memories. If you plan to spend your vacation in an English speaking country, it’s another good reason to learn some English words and phrases for your summer or winter vacation.

Tourism in countries like USA, England or Canada offers hundreds of beautiful places to visit. And having a good knowledge of English vocabulary about traveling will help you to enjoy them even more!


In this category you will find a lot of phrases, words and collocations, that you will find useful during your winter or summer vacation. You can use the vocabulary in this list in the following situations:

1. when you book your accommodation
2. when you stay in a hotel
3. during check-in at the airport
4. during your vacation in sea resorts
5. names of equipment used in the mountains (hiking, skiing)


check-in datedate when you arrive to a hotel
check-out datedate when you leave your hotel
availabilityinformation whether there are vacant rooms (in a hotel)
free cancellationmeans you can cancel your booking without paying any fees
shared kitchenkitchen is used by more guests

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flat tirestires with no air
powdertype of snow similar to powder
midsummermiddle of the summer
off the beaten track/pathaway from typical tourist areas
houskeepinghouse cleaning service
book into make a reservation
high tiderise of a sea level
cruise shiplarge ship for pleasure voyages
showersintermittent rain
runspath or area for skiing
pick pocketsto steal personal belongings of tourists from pockets
snow squallheavy snow precipitation
itineraryplan of vacation trip
turn downto fold or prepare the bedsheets
vacationtime period for leisure
snow-cappedcovered with snow
densmall room
jet lagconditions of sleep problem when travelling
time zonegeographical zone with specific time