The 6 best destinations to travel alone
If you think about it, the entire world is full of great travel destinations and experiences just waiting for you. In this article, however, I’m going to narrow them down to the 6 best destinations to travel alone, to make choosing just a bit easier for you.
Why travel alone?
Sometimes traveling alone isn’t a choice. You may end up traveling alone because your friends can’t or don’t want to join you. Or you might find it difficult to find a travel partner who is as passionate as you are about the places you want to see.
Other times, traveling alone is a conscious choice. You simply prefer to travel by yourself because you enjoy those moments of solitude that you can’t get enough while traveling in a group. Or because you traveling alone makes you step out of your comfort zone and interact with new people you otherwise wouldn’t have met.
Whichever the reason why you are or will be traveling alone, check out below the best solo travel destinations in the world!
What are the best destinations to travel alone?
If you travel alone to Ireland, you can be certain you’ll make some new friends in no time! Locals and other travelers are somehow always jolly and friendly in Ireland. If you get lost, there will always be some stranger offering to help you out and even to suggest some things you might enjoy doing while you’re visiting the country.
Don’t limit your visit to Ireland to the big cities, and explore the countryside, too. The scenery is gorgeous and in whichever pub you enter, even in a small town, you’ll find the same atmosphere as in Dublin’s Temple Bar!
Ireland can be pretty expensive. Learn about Ireland’s travel costs to plan your budget better.
Spain is a very popular choice for those traveling alone, like yourself. It’s also a budget solo travel destination, as hotels give you a reasonable rate when you’re on your own and this is a rare advantage.
With a lively nightlife, cities with wonderful architecture, and stunning beaches, Spain has something to fit everyone’s tastes.
Great destination for a semester or a year abroad
If you’re in search of a place to study abroad, Spain is an excellent choice!
If you’re looking for a place with a wide range of adventures to choose from, that would be Australia! You can relax on sunny beaches or go snorkeling to explore the rich marine fauna. Or you can get lost in the excitement of its large cities. Either way, Australia is full of options for those traveling alone.
Many women travel alone in this country because it is a safe destination for female travelers to visit.
Budget travel tip
Rent a room or a private apartment when you travel to Australia, even if you’re a solo traveler. You can find affordable options if you spend some time searching. This will help you save money while staying comfortable as you explore the country.
To plan a perfect solo trip, read more about Australia here.
In Japan, there is this cultural melting pot, seasoned with both the old and the new. Don’t skip visiting some temples and museums while in Japan. And enjoy their tasty traditional cuisine: the food is excellent, but also healthy and light.
Though a bit more reserved than others, the Japanese are very welcoming with visitors, and always there to help you when in need.
The entire country will feel very welcoming for all solo travelers. In Thailand, you can enjoy walking on beautiful trails in nature and visiting amazing temples.
Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, is a must when you go visit on your own. Though you’ll be exploring it on your own, you will never feel alone, and that’s thanks to all the wonderful people you’ll get to meet there.
Check out these blog posts about visiting Thailand to get inspired!
Jumping to the African continent, there’s Tanzania, another destination rich in experiences fit for solo travelers. Here, you must try going on a safari. And, if you’re the adventurous traveler type, go on a hike on Kilimanjaro. Whatever you plan to do in Tanzania, the locals will be there to help you and make you feel just like home during your trip.
Traveling alone is an experience that will help you discover yourself better to become more confident and comfortable in your own skin. I hope you try at least one of the destinations to travel alone on this list to learn more about the world and to have an unforgettable wonderful time on your trip for one.
Which of these destinations to travel alone is your favorite?
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