We’ve all experienced the struggle of trying to get a group of people together to go on holiday. People back out, money gets tight and even differing opinions can cause some of the closest friends to get angsty with each other. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has decided on solo travel occasionally because let’s be honest, sometimes it’s just easier! If it’s your first trip alone, it can be a little scary to organise, even knowing where to start can be a bit difficult. So I have compiled a list of the best destinations for solo travellers right now.
Rocky Mountains, Canada
If you’re looking for a solo getaway to become one with nature then the Rocky Mountains is the perfect destination for you. Whether you’re looking for an adventurous ski trip in Banff or a road trip through the rocky mountains, you are guaranteed to be satisfied with a trip to Canada. The scenery here is what dreams are made of, plus it is a super safe destination filled with many other backpackers looking to make friends on the road.
Gold Coast, Australia
The Gold Coast has so much to offer, from endless stretches of white sandy beaches to fun nightlife at the iconic Surfers Paradise, there’s something here for everyone. People on the Gold Coast are incredibly friendly, so if you’re traveling solo you can easily strike up a conversation with people and make friends! The Gold Coast is a place for sun-filled days, beautiful views and delicious food.
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Bali is known for its laid-back lifestyle, beautiful beaches and holiday retreats, all perfect things for the solo traveller! There is plenty to see in Bali, from the lush rainforests to stunning temples, golden beaches to city madness – sometimes a beach getaway is exactly what you need. Have a refreshing drink at one of the many beach bars and watch the sunset over the horizon, there’s no better way to relax.
Sun-kissed days, beautiful volcanic mountains and friendly locals – welcome to Hawaii! Whether you’re looking for a beach getaway, a history trip or a cultural excursion, you’ll find it all here. My favourite things to do in Oahu include visiting the beautiful beaches, snorkelling at Hanauma Bay, hiking the volcanic mountains and road tripping to the North Shore.
Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand’s South Island is known for its adventure sports and beautiful fiords, but it’s also a perfect spot for a solo traveller. Queenstown is very walkable and is also close enough for a day trip to all of the main sights including Glenorchy and Milford Sound. Queenstown is also popular with backpackers especially during the ski season so you’re sure to make some friends while you’re here!
The city of love is also the perfect place for solo travel – who’d have known! Known for its bustling café, bar and restaurant scene, a perfect city to people watch. Pull up a chair and dine al fresco, no matter the season, and take in the chic vibe. Take a stroll along the Seine, a trip to Notre Dame and soaking up the culture at the Louvre, all activities that can be done solo!
There you have it, 6 of the best destinations for solo travellers. If you are still deciding if you should travel alone, you need to read this.