Top Travel Destinations for Solo Travelers

Traveling alone can be delightfully self-indulgent, and you’re more likely to be on a journey of self-discovery. It not only gives you the ideal opportunity to try something new but also boosts your confidence and makes you realize how capable you are.

You can manage to travel to any part of the world if you’re well prepared and ready to experience any challenge. Here are the best destinations for solo travelers:

1. New Zealand

This place is a perfect solo travel destination. It is safe to travel around, and if you love the outdoors and adventure sports, then this country is for you. New Zealand is practically made up of National Parks and every place you visit will offer something new.

People are welcoming and down to earth. With beautiful landscapes, volcanic caves, hot springs, Scottish towns and wilderness islands this country is a must-see.

Things to do in New Zealand:

  • Visit the City of the Sails – Auckland, which is surrounded by volcanic caves and has a magnificent harbor.
  • For underwater life, visit country’s first Marine Reserve – Goat Island.
  • For panoramic views of the city, climb Mount Eden or visit Sky Tower.
  • Make sure you climb Waewaetorea Island for a beautiful 360-degree view.
  • Don’t forget to visit the subtropical paradise Kerikeri.
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves where you can try black water rafting through the caves. See bubbling waters or just treat yourself to a mud-bath in the spa.
  • Coromandel Peninsular is the place where you can dig your spa pool and experience hot waters on the Hot Water Beach.
  • Enjoy skydive over Lake Taupo
  • The Te Papa Museum will teach you all need to know about Maori culture and New Zealand’s rich and fascinating history.
  • Plan a trip to Milford Sound, a magical area of looming cliffs and waterfalls where you can cruise through the Fjordland.
  • Dunedin has Baldwin Street which is the world’s steepest street. This historic town is the perfect destination to see penguins.
  • Kaikoura is the place to see giant sperm whales and swim with seals.
  • For ice climbing adventures, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier are amongst the best places to visit in New Zealand.
  • For adventure sports, visit Queenstown. Here you can enjoy high-speed jet boating, skiing, and bungee.
  • Take the Jungfrau Railway which is the highest-altitude railway station in Europe.

And the list goes on!

With spectacular scenery wherever you look, ease of transport, amazing train journeys, hiking and walks, easy access to lakes, cheese and chocolate, this amazing destination tops the list.

2. Switzerland

This country is perfect for those wanting some alone time. It is so amazingly beautiful and safe to travel around. You can easily hike in the remote areas. The alpine peaks, waterfalls and mountain views are worth falling in love.

Things to do in Switzerland:

  • In summers, Switzerland is ideal for hiking with its stunning scenery. In the winter you can enjoy skiing and relax in thermal spas on the slopes.

  • Visit the Art Museum, History Museum and Albert Einstein’s old residence at Einstein House.

  • Go to the Rose Garden where you can get the best view of the city from the cathedral tower.

  • Plan to see Lake Geneva, the largest lake in western Europe and ‘The Dying Lion of Lucerne’ which is one of the world’s most famous monuments.

  • Visit Interlaken, the world of adventure. You can enjoy paragliding, rafting, tandem sky diving, bungee, hand gliding, canyon jumping, and ice climbing.

  • Jungfraujoch is called the ‘Top of Europe.’ The Ice Palace inside is a must-see.

  • If you want to see beautiful waterfalls, plan a trip to Lauterbrunnen.

3. Prague

This vibrant city has tons of options available for solo travelers willing to explore. It is not only safe but very easy to navigate as well. This amazing place is always full of events all year long.

Things to do in Prague:

  • Plan a visit to these classic attractions, the National Museum and Museum of Communism.

  • For something different, visit the Museum of Sex, the Museum of Historical Chamber Pots and Toilets.

  • To enjoy live concerts at night, Roxy and Lucerna are the places to go, where small, alternative bands from all over the world play music.

  • Stop by Karlovy Lázně Club, the largest nightclub in Europe.

  • All of the main sites are accessible on foot which means your solo trip to Prague doesn’t have to be expensive. Just make sure you pack some comfortable shoes.

4. London

London is one of the best places in the world to explore on your own. This diverse and exciting city has so much to do. It has world’s best sights, attractions, and activities.

Things to do in London:

  • Enjoy the panoramic view of London from The Shard or the London Eye.

  • Meet a celebrity at Madame Tussauds.

  • Examine the world’s most precious treasures at the British Museum or come face-to-face with dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum.

  • Enjoy London on the ‘hop on, hop off’ bus tour. For 24 hours, these buses give you unlimited travel around the city. You can explore all of London’s iconic tourist sites, such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and the London Aquarium.

  • This city is home to eight amazing Royal Parks including Hyde Park and Richmond Park.

  • London boasts some of the best markets in the world. The Greenwich Market, Camden Market, Borough Market and Europe’s largest urban shopping center at Westfield Stratford offering the most up to date fashion trends, food from around the world and much more.

5. Vienna

Vienna is a beautiful city that represents refinement and culture to visitors. It is one of Europe’s most visited cities. With its many great historic sights, great events and entertainment, Vienna continue to attract millions of visitors.

Things to do in Vienna:

  • Plan a trip to enjoy the rich history of museums at the Hofburg Imperial Palace, the Sissi Museum.

  • Enjoy fabulous displays of riding skills at Spanish Riding School which is one of Vienna’s leading attractions

  • Visit the great St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

  • The magnificent architecture and beautiful park-like setting make Schönbrunn Palace worth visiting. Also, visit Belvedere Palace.

  • Visit one of the world’s largest and most impressive theaters, the Vienna State Opera House.

  • Vienna Zoo is one of the most pleasant zoos in Europe. This zoo is home to 750 species including giant pandas, Cubs and many other fascinating creatures in Aquarium and the interactive Rainforest House.

  • Check out the new Danube Tower for a splendid view of the city.

6. Paris

Every traveler dreams of visiting the beautiful city of light. Paris surpasses any city in beauty., history, culture, fine cuisine, arts, food, and shopping.

Paris is a great destination for solo travelers as you can explore the city in your way. There are hundreds of sights to see and things to experience at your own pace.

Things to do in Paris:

  • Plan a trip to Notre Dame Cathedral. This iconic church is 850 years old.

  • Eiffel Tower, it was designed to be seen from any viewpoint. To enjoy the breathtaking view of Paris, you can take the elevator up the steel frame.

  • Champs-Elysées, this 2 kilometers long avenue is one of the most famous avenues in the world. Enjoy the walk along the wide boulevards, street cafes, and Parisian buildings.

  • The art and Roman sculptures in Louvre museum.

  • Walk across one of the bridges or take a leisurely boat cruise along River Seine.

Pack light, so it’s easier to get around, wear soft and comfortable shoes because Paris is best explored on foot!

So, be prepared for the most adventurous trip of your life. Pack light and wear soft, comfortable shoes that will keep you going throughout your venture.

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