Wanting nothing more than to get away? Need an adventure that feels a world away from reality? A fairytale destination that makes you question if Harry Potter is indeed actually real? Here’s our top 10 best destinations for solo travel if you want to live the adventure…
Ireland has been ranked the 11th most safe country in the world, so if safety is your concern there’s no issues here. It’s as cliche as you imagined – green, rains a lot, lots of open space. The perfect blend for an Irish road trip to wander at your own pace and experience some of the world’s most underrated scenery.
Rough, rugged and some of the world’s most stunning scenery – Scotland is a great adventure for the solo traveller. Be sure to check out Edinburgh for a few days before you head to the Scottish Highlands to get off the grid – think James Bond scenery without the blowing up of houses.
You might be tempted to believe that somewhere as beautiful and scenic as Fiji would be expensive for travellers, particularly solo travellers, however that is surprisingly not the case. Fiji is great choice for backpackers on a budget looking to enjoy the island life.
As one of the safest countries to travel to but also home to some of the world’s deadliest animals… Australia is an adventure like no other. It’s also a great choice for English speakers as you won’t have to deal with a language barrier, and the people are very laid back/down to earth.
Chile on the list!? This might come as a surprise to you, but after travelling throughout Chile this year I must say it has been one of the best countries to travel solo in. There’s a great range of diversity from Patagonia through to the Atacama desert, all the way to Easter Island if you REALLY want to get off the grid.
Known to most as the ‘land of smiles’, Thailand has been dubbed to have the happiest people in the world residing there. It’s impossible not to love Thailand. The beaches, outdoor adventures, FOOD, oh the food… You will also find many solo travellers in Thailand so it’s a great choice if you want to meet new people and make friends on the road.
4. Costa Rica
Costa Rica could be considered the capital of adventure. If there’s one thing for sure, it’s that you’ll spend a great deal of your time outdoors exploring, enjoying the scenery, soaking up the sun, and getting back in touch with nature. Think zip lines, hot springs, hiking, kayaking… just to name a few. This is also one of (if not the most) safest countries to visit in Central America, filled with expats and wandering souls.
Safe, scenic, and home to some of the best winter scenery you can feast your eyes on… Canada is a great choice for the active traveller looking to keep themselves busy with endless possibilities.
When I first visited Finnish lapland I promptly declared to my followers on instagram that I had found the real life Chronicles of Narnia. I’ll stand by that for as long as I shall life. Finland is such a beautiful country with so much diversity, from the winter wonderland that is Lapland, through to the rich autumn colours to be found in Savonlinna, close to the border of Russia. Finland is great for adventurous solo travellers and incredibly safe for foreigners.
Norway is ranked 9th on the Global Peace Index – so you’re pretty safe here. With 21 national parks and iconic fjords pretty enough to break your camera lens, there’s no doubt you’ll manage to find peace and quiet here in Norway. It’s the ideal getaway if you really want to get away.