Looking for the best travel songs? I’ve put together a list of what I consider to be 30 of the best travel songs. They are perfect songs for your next road trip, make you reminisce about past travels or inspire your future travels.
Best Songs About Travel
The songs below are my favorite travel songs. Some are travel songs about traveling in general and some are destination specific travel songs.
I hope you enjoy this list of great travel songs. I have included a mix of travel songs from different genres (including rock, pop and country) and different eras (from classic travel songs to more modern travel songs).
(And if you are planning on taking a road trip soon make sure to check out my complete road trip packing list to make sure you have all your road trip essentials before you go!)
Best Travel Songs
I think these are the best songs about traveling (in no particular order).
- “The Passenger” by Iggy Pop
- “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson
- “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver
- “Life Is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane
- “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by the Proclaimers (one of my favorite road trip songs)
- “Take It Easy” by the Eagles
- “Ramblin’ Man” by The Allman Brothers Band
- “I’ve Been Everywhere” by Johnny Cash
- “Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra (this is a classic)
- “Road Trippin'” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
- “Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads
- “No Roots” by Alice Merton
- “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf
- “Leaving on a Jet Plane” by Peter, Paul and Mary
- “Roam” by The B52s
USA Travel Songs
Here are some of my favorite songs that mention a specific state or place in the USA. There are perfect for a USA road trip:
- “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- “California” by Phantom Planet (this is one of my favorite California road trip songs)
- “California Dreamin‘” by The Mamas & The Papas
- “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” by Scott McKenzie
- “Miami” by Will Smith
- “Beverly Hills” by Weezer
- “Chicago” by Sufjan Stevens (my hometown)
- “Surfin’ USA” by The Beach Boys
International Travel Songs
Here are some of my favorite travel songs that mention a specific country or international destination:
- “Africa” by Toto
- “Kathmandu” by Bob Seger
- “Havana” by Camila Cabello (this song will definitely make you want to go to Cuba)
- “Galway Girl” by Ed Sheeran
- “One Night in Bangkok” by Murray Head
- “Barcelona” by George Ezra
What are your favorite travel songs?
To make it easier for you to listen, I have created a travel playlist on spotify:
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