8 Destinations That Are Great For Solo Travelers

Adventure for one

Nov 9, 2017
The girl tourist with backpack standing on the shore and enjoy the nature and views of the city. The reflection in the water. The concept of travelling solo

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Traveling solo is perfect for when you need a change in scenery, a little time to yourself, and an adventure that is (almost) completely on your terms. Looking for a safe location to indulge in some self reflection and solitude? These 8 safe destinations are perfect for solo travelers looking to explore new territory.

1. ICELAND

Reykjavik, Iceland, is one of the most friendly cities for solo travelers thanks to the numerous outdoor activities and cafes that provide the perfect opportunity for getting to know fellow tourists or even locals.

Scenery view of Reykjavik the capital city of Iceland in late winter season.

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2. DENMARK

Denmark has plenty of attractions, such as gorgeous scenery, nightlife, cultural stops, restaurants, shopping, and amusement parks. The country is known for being one of the safer destinations that is filled with English speakers and reliable transportation.

Beautiful sunset St. Alban's church (Den engelske kirke) and fountain in Copenhagen, Denmark

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3. HAWAII

If you’re looking for some some alone time surrounded by incredible nature, Hawaii should be towards the top of your list. The beautiful beaches, lush jungles, incredible mountains, and more are great for those who crave a relaxing, stress free getaway. The crime rate in Hawaii is also relatively low.

Snorkeling Bay in Oahu,Hawaii

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4. INDONESIA

Bali is the perfect destination for a nice dose of solitude. Globe trotters can enjoy yoga retreats, spas, and outdoor markets for relatively cheap prices. The island is a popular tourist attraction, so you’ll likely meet friendly wanderers along your journey.

pura ulun danu bratan temple in Bali, indonesia.

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5. HONG KONG

Hong Kong is easy to navigate, and the territory is filled with numerous activities that will keep any traveller busy. There are also plenty of flights that fly out of Hong Kong, so if you’re eager to explore other destinations, this could be a great place to stop.

Hong Kong harbour

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6. IRELAND

Along with stunning green landscapes, Ireland is known for their friendly locals and hospitality. Plan a trip to Dublin and bond with locals and tourists at the neighborhood pub over a pint of Guinness.

Scenic view of Gap of Dunloe, County Kerry, Ireland

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7. ST LUCIA

If you can afford it, a solo wellness trip can a do the body and soul some good. St Lucia has plenty of wellness retreats to choose from that offer yoga, luxury spas, scuba-diving, horseback riding, and other activities that’ll attract plenty of interesting people.

Beautiful white sand beach in Saint Lucia, Caribbean Islands

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8. THE NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam--with its friendly locals, gorgeous canals, biker friendly streets and cozy neighborhoods--is ideal for the solo traveler. You’ll find excellent dining options, world renowned art museums, and a rich culture in one of the safest cities in the world.

View of Amsterdam

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REBECCA WOJNO, CONTRIBUTOR
Rebecca is passionate about reading, cooking, and learning about people doing good in the world. She especially loves writing about wellness, personal growth, and relationships.

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