Promises of absolute freedom and reconnection with oneself, discover the eight best destinations for a solitary journey.

Solitary travel has a special connotation. It is never insignificant. It responds to personal and individual aspirations, but one thing is certain: it transforms the individual. Lonely travelers never stop saying it: they always come back incredibly enriched, open and changed after a solo adventure. Some prefer it to group or two-person trips, some fear it, others still hesitate. In any case, it doesn’t resemble an adventure between friends, couples or family. However, in order to live the great adventure on your own, some regions are better suited than others. Especially when you are new to the field or need reassurance. Here is a mini guide to the eight best destinations for a solo trip.

        1- Peru: serenity

Machu Picchu

If your heart is already swinging towards South America, we recommend Peru. This country has a variety of landscapes, climates and traditions that are absolutely breathtaking. The sites are world famous and the tourist infrastructure is very good.

The idyll of South America often begins in this country that knows how to pamper tourists. The connections are easy and the roads, already well travelled, are often well signposted. As a result, you will never be lost or in need of inspiration.

        2- Costa Rica: exuberant nature

green trees beside blue sea

Costa Rica is a green destination. This small Central American country has a lush and abundant nature like nowhere else. The generosity of its jungle and its paradisiacal coastlines will delight those who love green spaces.

Nevertheless, tourism has become widely established there and it is sometimes real landmarks for yogis and surfers who are settled on the coasts. It is therefore an ideal destination for a solo trip if you dream of an exuberant biodiversity, while ensuring long evenings possibly surrounded by many adventurers. In this country, the outdoor activities at the borders of the exuberant fauna and flora are also a means of exceptional encounters. In short, it is small, natural, exotic, surprising and cosmopolitan.

        3- Thailand: a place with a change of scenery

standing statue and temples landmark during daytime

Thailand is surely the easiest of our best destinations for a solo trip. The country of smiles has opened itself to tourism and the sympathy capital of the Thai people is infinite.

This region of Southeast Asia, where the cultural change of scenery is overwhelming, will know how to adapt perfectly to the adventurer that you are. In Thailand, you will discover all kinds of activities to keep you busy. Diving courses, jungle escapades, discovery of confidential islands, visits to temples, tasty culinary tastings, meditative retreats, in short, impossible to get bored!

Thailand is also famous for its beach parties, which extend into the early hours of the morning, during which all the world’s travelers gather. You are likely to make connections with people from all over the world, with the incredible feeling of knowing them from the beginning.

       4- Oceania: the other West

underwater photography of wrecked monoplane

This is a great destination for a solo trip. This country, which looks like a continent on its own, makes many people dream. It has almost all types of landscapes: coral reefs, arid deserts, tropical forests and pristine white sandy beaches.

Moreover, this country is an undisputed HQ for many solo travelers and holiday workers. Hotels or youth hostels, with a more or less relaxed style, abound and are just waiting for you. Alternatively, you can easily find yourself with a friendly group of campers in a van.

The advantage is that it is easy to evolve in Australia because the system of life is similar to ours. Travel is easy, the infrastructure is the same, there is plenty of information on the internet and the trails are more confidential and secure. This will suit you perfectly if you want to play the adventure on your own, from start to finish.

5- New Zealand

landscape photography of lake and mountain

This country is also perfect for working holidays, breathtaking road-trips and unforgettable encounters. Many travelers come into contact with some of the world’s most incredible New Zealand wildlife, and are free to chart their own course alone or in the company of new faces.

        6- Iceland: The Spectacular Land

landscape photo of Aurora lights

Iceland is beautiful and breathtaking. Whatever the season, the landscapes are grandiose. Here again, nature lovers, expeditions in the open air and natural phenomena out of the ordinary will have their breath taken away.

The advantage? Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world and you won’t lose your bearings as you stay in Europe. The country has an intimate atmosphere and local nooks and crannies will often punctuate your itinerary. It is therefore very easy to meet and interact with a few particularly hospitable locals.

The only hitch with Iceland? It is a destination for a solitary trip rather reserved for the well-off.

       7- Sweden: the enchantment of Stockholm

photo of brown high-rise building

In Stockholm, the movement and variety of styles are permanent. The cosmopolitan culture is omnipresent and if you travel solo there, you will find that you are far from alone. Moreover, you will easily be swallowed up by the animation or integrated into a group.

The Swedish capital is not a charmless, overly urbanized or confusing city. Bridges span the water, illuminated by magical little passages, the streets are wide and clean, the transport system is clear and safety is palpable. At the same time, you can fully enjoy the pleasures that a city has to offer: permanent attractions, squares littered with bars and restaurants, a rich cultural scene and an ambient diversity that constantly nourishes you.

       8- The United States: New York and excess

Golden Gate Bridge

In the most touristy city in the United States, the cultural poles are as developed as the buildings. You might as well say that you will never run out of things to do or contemplate. All around you, things are happening. The streets of New York City are constantly bustling with people, travelers from all over the world, and yet there will always be a familiar corner. As you move through the neighborhoods, you’re bound to find places that make you feel at home.

In the heart of the city that never sleeps, even if you feel anonymous and the frantic rhythm of New Yorkers is contagious, there is nothing hostile or difficult. You will constantly come across people on a journey and all your senses will be constantly filled. It’s so easy to get carried away by the huge gastronomic scene, the musical shows, the monumental shows, the buildings that tickle the clouds, the American myths and so on.

        9- Indonesia: the spirit “eats, prays, loves”.

three person riding bikes on green grass field

Indonesia is a country of unlimited diversity, culturally and traditionally rich. The islands all look like stranded pieces of paradise. Not to mention that the archipelago has a rare and fascinating biodiversity. All travelers can find their happiness here, while constantly replenishing their batteries. Hiking enthusiasts can enjoy jungle treks and volcano slopes, beach enthusiasts dip their feet in turquoise water and put on their masks, culture enthusiasts wander through the temples and theatres, while food lovers wander through the bubbling alleys of the local markets.

But if this is one of the best destinations for a solitary trip, it is also because the locals will know how to welcome you perfectly. Tolerance, respect and smiles are omnipresent. As everywhere in Asia! The places are relatively safe and you will come across many solo travelers like you.

If you are fan of solo trip, we recommend you to check also the link below to know more about the main reasons why people like to travel always alone :

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We are DiscovernTravel. Two ambitious people who started travelling together and didn’t give it up. In the process of working with amazing staff, agents, travel operators, property owners and other business partners, we have been able to create a network of tourist proposals in several countries.
DiscovernTravel’s founders, Nour and Mehdi are not only frequent travelers but also got a master's degree in the higher international institute of tourism in Tangier in order to deepen their knowledge and share many tips and news to help you make the most of travel.
We are the author of numerous publications and present in social media which aims to share our passion for travel through the mind-blowing destinations. Moreover, via this blog, we try to connect you with communities and cultures, beyond your phone and give you an opportunity to experience and discover something new; whether it be a new culture, a place, a passion or even just discover "YOURSELF".
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