Some words can be confusing in English. Below you will find the different meanings of travel, trip, vacation and journey in English.
(Noun) Act of going some place and returning.
1- I went on a trip to Jamaica.
2- I am going on a trip with my family.
3- We are planning a trip to Italy.
4- I can’t wait for our trip to Las Vegas. It will be so much fun!
(Noun) Action of traveling (usually to a different country)
(Verb) Going on a journey for a long time or to different country.
1- Next year I want to travel to Japan.
2- Peter travels to many different countries on business.
3- My husband traveled to Spain last month.
4- I travel once a year to Germany to visit my aunt.
(Noun) an extended time to relax or for recreation spent away from your home
(Verb) take a vacation
1- I am going on vacation next week.
2- We had to cancel our vacation because of the hurricane.
3- They went on vacation for a month.
4- I am so stressed. I need a vacation.
*Holiday is commonly used in British English instead of vacation.
(Noun) act of traveling from one place to another for a long time
(Verb) travel somewhere (*not commonly used)
1- My sister when on a long journey.
2- The pioneers journeyed west in search of gold.
3- They journeyed across the ocean in their ship.
4- The journey lasted four long months.
You should now have a clearer understanding of how to use trip, travel, vacation and journey when speaking English.