Travelling with the family or a partner is fun, but taking a trip on your own is an entirely different experience – peaceful, self-reflective and adventurous! Here are our top five destinations that are great for solo travellers.
Whether you’ve caught the travel bug, need to tick off a bucket list dream or are desperate for an Eat, Pray, Love journey, this one’s for you.
Many travellers have said that the best way to see the world, dive into different cultures and experience diverse customs is to travel alone.
The Italian countryside is perfect for a break from busy city life… [Image via Pinterest]
What about memories? Won’t you want to share it with someone? Don’t let the idea of alone time and self-discovery frighten you! It’s all part of the adventure. Building self-confidence, making new friends and achieving personal goals are all added pros.
And let’s face it, who doesn’t love the idea of not needing to compromise with someone else’s preferences? Travelling alone is a cinch. Everything is totally and utterly up to you!
We’ve created a list of some of the world’s most mesmerising spots to make the most of a trip with you, yourself and… well, you.
Whether it’s on your bucket list or not, a gondola ride in Venice is a must! Dreamy… [Image via Pinterest]
Italy is undoubtedly romantic, but who’s to say this charismatic country isn’t just as enjoyable on a solo trip? From the countryside to the metropolitan cities – the streets are buzzing with life. Food, fashion and architecture are sure to delight any newcomer.
Italians have generous hospitality that will make you feel right at home. Explore tragic history in the lost city of Pompeii, sunbathe in the picturesque Amalfi Coast and shop til you drop in the fashion capital of the world, Milan. There’s so much to do that you’ll be glad to go at your own pace.
From mountains and temples to pop culture and eccentric stores, Japan is a country that has it all. Any traveller would have an itinerary balanced out with the energetic city scene and the calming spiritual experience of nature’s wonders.
Relax in the stunning atmosphere of cherry blossoms, bamboo forests and tranquil Koi fish ponds. When you’re ready to keep up with the hype, head to Tokyo where you’ll find gizmos and gadgets you never knew existed. The city is full of parades and festivals, so whether you’re after food, art or history, it’s all within reach.
Located on the eastern coast of Central America and bordered by the north of Mexico, Belize is a Caribbean nation that will fulfil every vacationer’s dreams. A tropical climate and gorgeous blue waters are just the start of what this wonderful destination has to offer.
Colourful birds (yes, toucans!) and captivating fauna really make the atmosphere one of a kind. Get your swimmers ready because kayaking, scuba diving, fishing and paddle boarding are the activities you can do aside from swimming with exotic sea life in the Western Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef! Book a resort or stick with the friendly locals to get an authentic solo experience.
Ranked the world’s #1 safest country, Finland has a pleasant, homely feel that any solo traveller can appreciate. Being dubbed as the real-life Narnia, Finland is absolutely stunning in the months of winter. Snowy forests are definitely going to be a hit on your Instagram!
If winter isn’t your season, there’s still plenty to discover all year round. Castles, churches, museums and historical sites are musts. With over a hundred kilometres of shoreline around Helsinki alone, you’re sure to have a blast in summer too. Finland has an innovative urban culture with enchanting neighbourhoods that are all simply delightful.
We don’t mean to toot our own horn, but Australia is pretty darn beautiful. You really don’t need to line up at the international airport to make your way to an amazing destination. You could actually just fill up your tank if you’re up for it!
Australia has some of the best sights in the world: the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Uluru… Not to mention all the iconic beaches, islands and national parks! There’s also precious Australian wildlife like no other. If a connection to nature is what you’re after, look no further.