Jetting off alone can seem daunting. You wonder what you’ll do, who you’ll meet, what you’ll see and if eating out alone is going to bother you. However, traveling solo is actually really exciting. Solo travel opens up a world of opportunities for travel enthusiasts, and is a great way to earn some independence, meet new people and most importantly, do what you want to do while traveling. Check out our favourite destinations for solo travel and get ready to plan your next trip!
Vienna, the city of music, is a charming, beautiful Austrian Haven. With its rich culture and historical monuments, Vienna is an ideal destination for solo travellers. Popular with tourists from around the world, Vienna has been named ‘the city with the highest quality of life’ eight times in a row and has many impressive sites. As a solo traveler who just wants to wander and see a beautiful city, this is the place for you. Your days in Vienna will be stress-free and relaxing, just don’t forget your camera!
Must See; The Schonbrunn Palace
Australia is a popular destination for backpackers and solo travellers. With loads of cool hostels and plenty of volunteer programs, there’s plenty of opportunities to meet other people while traveling solo! However, Australia is also the ideal place if you’re traveling alone and want to keep it that way. Whatever you’re looking for, whether it be long stretches of coastline, vast deserts or tropical rainforests, Australia has something for you. It’s also one of the safest countries in the world, apart from an array of dangerous animals, but worry about those when you get there!
Must See; The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
Thailand is another great destination for solo travellers. Home to a wide array of activities, landscapes, and historic sites, Thailand is another great place for meeting fellow travellers. With reasonably priced accommodations and fantastic street food, Thailand is ideal for solo travellers who are uncomfortable eating out alone. So whether you want vibrant markets, hidden beaches, or street parties in Bangkok, Thailand is the place for you!
Must See; Blue Moon Party, Ko-Pha-ngan Thailand
Barcelona is a distinct and vibrant city, where the locals and culture are welcoming towards solo travelers right from the start. There are plenty of sights to see including the infamous Sagrada Familia. Gaudi’s impressive Roman Catholic church is a work of art and is just one of many grand majestic buildings in the city. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle though, head to the beach, relax and enjoy the sizzling Spanish sunshine!
Must See; Park Guell
New York City, USA
The city that never sleeps in the land of the free is the perfect solo traveler destination. One of the most exciting and accessible solo travel destinations in the world, this city really does have it all. The best thing about New York City is there’s just so much to do. There are endless ways to fill your solo travel days in New York City, whether that be sightseeing, Broadway shows, shopping, walking tours, or just taking as much time as you like wandering the endless avenues and seeing what you can find. Whatever you’re looking to do, New York City definitely has something for you!
Must See; The Empire State Building