Differences between trip,journey,travel,voyage

travel – trip – journey – tour – voyage

The table below will help clarify the meaning and use of vocabulary related to travel.

     Travel    The word ‘travel’ is used to talk about going from one place to another.
It can be a verb, a noun or an adjective.
   ♦ verb :        Tom travels a lot in his job.
♦ noun :       Travel nowadays is faster and less expensive than before.
♦ adjective :  There is a travel agency beside the bank.
     Trip    The word ‘trip‘ is used to talk about a short journey somewhere
for a purpose, business or pleasure.
♦ For our wedding anniversary, we went on a trip to Venice.
♦ My boss is often away on business trips.
♦ During our holiday, we took a boat trip to the islands.
     Journey    A journey is the distance covered in travelling from one place to another.
‘Journey’ can refer to a long distance or a short regular one.
♦ The journey was long and tiring; it took us 5 hours to get there.
♦ Did you have a good journey? Yes, it was quite pleasant.
♦ How long is your journey to work? Just about 20 minutes.
     Tour    A tour is a journey during which several places are visited,
especially on a holiday.
The word ‘tour’ can be a noun or a verb.
♦ noun :  We went on a tour of Italy.
♦ verb:    We toured the north of India.
     Voyage    A voyage is a long journey by sea or in space.
♦ Before the 20th century, long sea voyages were common.
♦ A spacecraft will take you on a voyage through space.
More explanation in Spanish
Exercises
to know a little more from the BBC

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