Travelling alone can be an enormously inspiring and stimulating experience. You discover the world, make new friends and maybe learn a thing or two about yourself. We have put together the best places to travel alone and if you are up for the adventure, get your backpack ready for an unforgettable experience!
Vietnam is a very popular destination among solo travelers and especially Hội An is a central spot for starting your Vietnam trip. The city is a melting pot of cultures and architecture that attracts people from all over the world with a long history as a trading port and high quality but affordable clothing. Here you can buy everything from T-shirts and shorts to suits and dresses or even have the outfit of your choice tailored to your body for low prices. If you want to get around, you will not be able to use cars though, so you can just walk by foot or bike and make new friends on the way.
A Caribbean island with a lot of tropical flair, oldtimers and cocktails, Cuba is one of the best places to travel alone. In Havana you can dance to salsa with locals in the evenings, enjoy the sunset with rhythmic sounds or go to Vinales and ride horses through tobacco plantations. If you want to go to Cuba, be prepared to have limited Internet at times but for that sacrifice you will have a very authentic impression of the local life – and actually not being able to access Social Media can be relaxing sometimes.
If you are travelling alone because you want to free yourself from stress or your daily routine, Japan could be ideal for your solo travel tour. With its high-quality cuisine, volcanos and temples, Japan is often referred to as the best travel destination in the world. When you are there, visiting an Onsen could be a great experience. These are bathhouses at hot springs that are located at traditional locations and definitely worth a visit!
A country depending on tourism and trade, Iceland is a perfect destination for solo travelers. In Iceland most people speak very good English and you will be able to easily get around the small cities and nature spots. Many people from all over the world come here to have a very natural experience in the mountains with breathtaking views that only Iceland is able to offer. Whale watching is a common thing among tourists here and between September and April you can even see the Northern Lights which makes it one of the best places to visit alone and reflect on yourself.
Croatia is always a good place to visit and one of the safest countries in Europe, so even if you go by yourself you do not have to be worried. More importantly, Croatia has a beautiful coast and the surrounding sea with the archipelago of islands is a great thing to see. Things you should see in Croatia are Split with its wonderful old town, the nightlife in Hvar and the historical city of Dubrovnik, just to name a few.
Switzerland is widely known for its mountains and foods such as cheese or delicious chocolate. However, the country has much more to offer. With the well-developed train system, you can easily get to any place in the diplomatic country and due to the Italian, French and German influences Switzerland is likely to match with your food taste in some way. You won’t get bored on your solo journey, as there is a lot to discover between interesting city visits and magical hiking tours.
The destination of choice for countless solo travelers, Australia will not let you be alone for too long on your solo journey. In addition to the likeable accent and hospitality of the locals, there are countless hostels where you will find exceptionally open-minded people. Australia is an extremely big continent and has a lot of things to do – some of the best activities include snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef or climbing in the Blue Mountains. Make new friends and experience some of the most beautiful beaches and landscapes in the world in one of the best places to travel alone!