Are you looking for the best places to travel alone? Anyone who has ever done it knows that travelling alone is one of the most fulfilling experiences life can offer. Discovering new locations, finding your soul’s place in the world, and meeting fascinating people from all over the globe in various hostels and backpacking spots, all at your own independent pace.
We love all types of backpacking and adventure, but will always have a special place in our hearts for those who venture off into the world alone. Here are our top 10 best places to travel alone.
Best Places To Travel Alone
Colombia is one of the best places to travel alone ans is home to some of the most incredible natural beauty you will ever see, and the cities are full of life, music, culture and an unparalleled atmosphere. Whether you’re heading towards the Andes, the salt mine in Nemocón, or one of the country’s gorgeous beaches, this is truly a solo traveller’s paradise.
In recent years the country has changed and developed a lot but it still retains its native character, traditions and stunning scenery. Many backpackers head to Nepal to attend the Holi Festival, the marvellous celebration of colour and life. Another popular local bucket list item is the locally brewed “bhang.” Be careful; it can be strong!
Indonesia is another MUST if you’re planning a solo adventure. Lose yourself in the rhythms of Jakarta, and cool off in the country’s turquoise ocean water. If you decide to go to Bali, don’t forget to visit Ubud, the spiritual and cultural heart of the island. Take a bike (or rent a scooter) and explore the area. There are picturesque rice fields, a volcano you can climb and the sacred Monkey Forest.
Photo by Yvonne
Iceland feels like a land untouched by humanity. There is perhaps no experience quite like seeing the Northern Lights (best between December and February) or discovering beautiful the little waterfalls that decorate this national park-like country. Try the local beer, and visit the many geysers and glaciers. If you’re lucky you might even get to see some whales up close! Hostels and flights are totally affordable, making it a backpackers’ dreamland!
Cambodia is full of breathtaking natural and architectural beauty. Make sure to visit Angkor, and soak up all of the culture and atmosphere. It’s a unique country with plenty of opportunities to head off the beaten track. There’s also a thriving backpacker community, so be ready for adventure!
Canada has so much more to offer than just the big cities. Most of the country is covered in glorious natural scenery, national parks, mountains, lakes and peace for the restless soul. Niagra Falls is a wonder to behold, as is the incredible Banff National Park (Alberta) where the Rocky Mountains will make your heart skip a beat. Nahanni Park Reserve is another heavyweight on the Canadian bucket list.
The 2016 Olympics have come and gone but Brazil has sooooo much more to offer! Just two hours away from Rio you’ll find Ilha Grande, a tropical paradise with beaches and forests that feel too stunning to be real. Another magnificent natural spot to make sure you visit are the Iguazu Falls! Brazil combines dreamy beaches, colonial architecture, and masses of untouched nature in the form of Arraial da Ajuda (between the cities of Rio and Salvador). It’s situated on a hill and is the perfect spot to fill your Insta followers is wanderlust-infused jealousy!
8. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has maintained an authentic culture over the years, and is a perfect location for a spot of solo adventuring. Sigyria, which many consider to be the eight wonder of the world is a must, as is the Dambulla cave temple. While you’re there, why not take a little time to unwind with some Indian Ocean surfing?
Okay this one might be stating the obvious a little, but Australia is undoubted a country that should be very near the top of your solo travel wish list. There’s plenty of unspoiled nature, endless beaches, modern cities, raging parties, incredible weather and so much more. The Great Barrier Reef is always a classic, as are Uluru and Pink Lake. Welcome to heaven.
Who says you have to travel to the other side of the world to have an epic adventure? For those of you based in Europe, Spain has some of the best places to travel alone and is rapidly becoming one of the best places for solo travel in the entire world. Every city has a distinct and vibrant culture. The hostels are to die for, the food is out of this world and it is literally near impossible to be bored! What. Are. You. Waiting. For?!?!
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