Solo trips not only make you more confident and self dependent but they also give you a lot of time to explore both the world outside as well as the world within you. It gives you time to introspect, relax, think and find out answers to most important questions. You also get to make new friends and you definitely get to know yourself better.
Here is a list of best places for solo travelers in the world, but before that a few important tips to keep in mind.
Important Tips For Traveling Alone
Plan ahead. Make arrangements for flight and hotel bookings in advance.
Know your destination well.
Wear your confidence.
Pack your stuff well and pack light. Look at a travelers checklist here.
Keep to open and public places especially during night.
Use public transport as much as possible.
Be friendly but don’t open up too early.
Try to learn local language for easy communication.
Stay connected to know the latest updates and warnings about the destinations.
Norway is one of the most beautiful and the most fascinating countries with spellbinding natural beauy and friendly natives. Famous for its fjord-indented coastline and its mountains, ski resorts, lakes and woods, Norway is an excellent country for solo travelers.
Ideal Stay: 5-7 days
Best time to visit: May to July
Attractions: Northern lights, Midnight sun, Fjords, Viking Ship Museum, Fram Museum, Vigeland Museum,
Tourist cities: Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim and Tromsø.
Cuisine: Norwegian meals (Røkt laks (smoked salmon), fiskesuppe (fish soup), sild (pickled herring)
Currency: Norwegian krone
One of the most cultural countries in the world, Bhutan is a land of monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic topography ranging from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. Home to the world’s highest unclimbed peak, Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutan is a remote and impoverished Himalayan kingdom which fiercely guards its traditions.
Ideal Stay: 3-5 days
Best time to visit: March to May
Attractions: Taktsang Palphug Monastery, Punakha Dzong, Dochula Pass, Buddha Dordenma, Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Tourist cities/villages: Thimpu, Paro, Punakha, Jakar
Cuisine: Bhutanese meal (Rice, Pork, beef and chicken)
Currency: Bhutanese ngultrum, Indian rupee
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Australia’s beautiful beaches and bustling city life are enough to steal any heart away and if that is not enough for you, then you will surely fall for the clear night sky which is best for stargazing. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, the vast Outback and unique wildlife. There is a wide range of outdoor activities to keep your spirits high.
Ideal stay: 6-8 days
Best time to visit: November to March
Attractions: Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Great Ocean Road, Bondi Beach, Great Barrier Reaf
Tourist cities: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide
Cuisine: Australian food (Snags, tomato sauce, pork, beef)
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Famous for hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers and black-sand beaches, Iceland is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. The glaciers in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsnes national parks offer adventure activities like ice climbing, hiking and snowmobiling. Inhabited by simple and friendly people Iceland is not only safe, but also surreal and pristine. Don’t forget to capture the mesmerizing northern lights.
Ideal Stay: 4-7 days
Best time to visit: June to August
Attractions: Golden circle, Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss, National Museum of Iceland, The Sun Voyager, Perlan
Tourist cities: Reykjavik, Kopavogur, Hafnarfjordur, Akureyri
Cuisine: Icelandic cuisine (lamb, dairy, and fish), dishes- skyr, hangikjöt (smoked lamb), kleinur, laufabrauð and bollur
Currency: Icelandic króna
Thailand is a truly exotic destination which offers beauty, peace, serene beaches, spirituality and colorful nightlife. It indeed offers a mixed experience where the country sometimes takes you high to the epitome of fun and adventure and other times brings you down to the roots of life where peace lies in the lap of spirituality. Travel solo or in group, Thailand will never disappoint you.
Ideal Stay: 5-7 days
Best time to visit: November to February
Attractions: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Railay Beach, Koh Phi Phi, Sunday Walking Street, Pai, Khao Yai National Park, Sukhothai Old City, Historic City of Ayutthaya, floating Markets
Tourist cities: Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Khao Yai,
Cuisine: Thai Cuisine (Rice, salads, dips, soups, curries)
Currency: Thai baht
These are some of the best places for those who love to travel alone. Share your favorite place and tell us where you have been to solo and inspire the world!