8 Best Places for Solo Traveling to Take in Your Lifetime

A solo trip can grant you experiences, memories and maturity that simply can't be found when traveling with others. If you're traveling solo, you might want to consider these locales. When a person is going to travel, they want to feel safe and secure in their surroundings. If a person isn't comfortable with their surroundings, they may not have much fun on that trip. These places are the most solo-friendly locations around the world because they provide peace of mind for the solo traveler. Here are some of the best places to travel in the world alone. 

1. Iceland

Iceland - solo vocation

If you're considering traveling alone, Iceland is a great place to start. The country has a small population and lots of natural beauty, making it an ideal place for solo travelers looking for an adventure. It's also incredibly safe—the people are friendly and the crime rate is low; in fact, there have never been any murders in all of Iceland's history!

Iceland is a great place to travel alone. Not only is it one of the safest countries in the world, but it's also an ideal destination for active vacations and photography enthusiasts. If you're looking for an adventurous journey that will make your jaw drop more than once, this northern European country is calling your name!

The landscape in Iceland is breathtakingly beautiful and diverse—from volcanoes like Eyjafjallajökull and ice-covered mountains on Vatnajökull National Park's glacier cap (which covers nearly 8 percent of the island), to mossy lava fields like those at Skaftafell National Park near Vik or moss-covered lava tubes (tunnels carved out by flowing lava), there's something for everyone here.

2. New Zealand

Wellington City New Zealand
From the breathtaking landscapes to the friendly people, New Zealand is a great place to travel solo. It has become one of the safest countries in the world and is known for its natural beauty, outdoor activities and adventure-filled activities.
If you’re looking for a budget trip or want to get off the beaten path then this is your ideal destination.
It's no secret that New Zealand is one of the best places to travel solo. The country has a reputation for being friendly, they've got some amazing scenery and there's plenty to do. Here are our top picks:
    Auckland - home to some great museums and galleries, plus you can check out the Kiwi bird at nearby Tamaki Wildlife Sanctuary, then grab a pint at Hobsonville or Devonport Wharf bars. You'll also find lots of cafés with good coffee here.

    Rotorua - known as 'The Buried Village' because 98% of it was destroyed by volcanic eruptions in 1886, this place has become an interesting tourist attraction full of bubbling mud pools and hot springs you can swim in! And don't forget to visit Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland Park before heading back towards Auckland on SH1A.

    Wellington - this capital city offers plenty for independent travelers who want to explore New Zealand’s history and contemporary culture through art galleries such as Te Papa Tongarewa Museum Of New Zealand (an impressive building housing more than seven million cultural artefacts), film festivals dedicated specifically towards promoting Māori filmmakers like Taika Waititi (Hunt For The Wilderpeople) & James Rolleston (Boy).

    Christchurch - home base for many travellers who want something different than just visiting Auckland or Queenstown; Christchurch offers its own unique experiences such as hiking Mt Somers which offers views over Canterbury plains all the way down toward Banks Peninsula where Akaroa sits along its coastline (you could even take a ferry from Lyttelton).

3. New England
New England
If you're looking for a place where things aren't expensive, New England is probably not a good choice for your next vacation—but if money isn't an issue and you want to see something different from what everyone else sees when they visit these United States (or if you're just curious about how other people live), then look no further than our nation's oldest colony! This region has plenty of history too: visit Plymouth Rock or walk through Boston Common; go on guided tours through Harvard University or Yale University; spend time in Salem and learn more about witches! Whatever interests spur on yours may find fulfillment here—you just have to go out there and find them!

New England is a great place to travel alone for many reasons. For one, it's easy and safe to get around. In addition to the major cities in New England (Boston, Salem, Providence), there are plenty of small towns that offer a welcoming community atmosphere. You can find these places all over New England; some examples include Mystic and Westerly in Connecticut and Canaan/Hanover in New Hampshire.

Other great things to do in New England:
    Visit Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine

    Take a ferry from Boston to Martha's Vineyard

    Tour the historical sites of Salem
4. Portland, Oregon
cityscape of portland oregon
Portland, Oregon is an excellent place for solo travelers. The city has a well-deserved reputation for being friendly and welcoming to newcomers, and there are plenty of opportunities to meet other people here. The city is known for its microbreweries and coffee shops, which make it easy to strike up conversations with locals when you're out on the town. If you're looking for something more active, Portland's many parks offer a variety of outdoor activities that can be enjoyed alone or with others depending on your mood.

If you’re looking for a place to go and explore that isn’t crowded and is still pretty urban, Portland may be the perfect city for you. The city offers plenty of things to do—you can go hiking in Forest Park and hit up food trucks downtown or check out what’s happening at the Portland Art Museum. It also has an excellent public transportation system with buses and MAX trains that run frequently, so getting around town is easy no matter where you are staying. Of course, if you want some quiet time or want to get away from other travelers and tourists, there are lots of parks that aren't far from downtown where it's easy to find solitude (my favorite being Mt Tabor).

Portland is also a great choice if you want more than just one trip—the city has plenty of options to choose from so that no matter how long your stay is, there will always be new things waiting around the corner!

what makes Portland a great vacation spot:

    Portland is a friendly, laid-back city that's easy to get around even if you don't drive.

    There are many great restaurants in Portland, and it has an abundance of coffee shops with outlets for laptop users (writers and freelancers will especially enjoy this).

    The music scene in Portland is amazing, with plenty of local bands playing at different venues every night of the week.

    If you're looking for fun things to do by yourself in Portland, there are plenty! This includes hiking trails like Mount Hood or exploring the city itself—there are lots of parks and gardens where you can wander alone with your thoughts.

5. Dublin
dublin skyline
Dublin is the capital of Ireland and a great place to travel alone. It's a safe, clean city with plenty to see and do—and cheap drinks!

Dublin is famous for its pubs and literary history, but there's so much more. The city has plenty of parks and green spaces to enjoy as well as great restaurants and cafes where you can sit outside and people-watch. You can also explore the old part of town on foot or visit Trinity College (the oldest university in Ireland), which has some impressive museums.

If you're looking for nightlife, Dublin won't disappoint: enjoy an Irish whiskey at one of the many pubs around Temple Bar before heading out clubbing at places like Copper Face Jacks or Odessa Club in Smithfield District.

6. Montreal

This is one of the best places to travel alone because it's a lively city and has a lot to offer. Montreal is also known as the "city of festivals," with over 250 events each year. You'll find plenty of festivals throughout any season, including music festivals and comedy festivals in summertime and winter carnivals in springtime. If you're looking for something less organized and more spontaneous, there are always street performers that come out at night in Old Montreal and around McGill University (where many students gather).
Montreal is a great place to visit in the winter, when there's snow on the ground and you can enjoy all of your favorite activities like skiing and skating. If you're looking for something more cultural, the city has plenty of museums and galleries for you to check out. Montreal also has some great food—the bagels are delicious!

If you're planning a solo trip to Montreal, here are some of the best things to do.

    Go for a walk: Montréal is a very walkable city with lots of beautiful parks and sights along the way. You'll get an amazing view of the city just by strolling around!

    Eat authentic French food: Montréal has some amazing restaurants that serve up classic French cuisine, especially in Old Montreal. You can find anything from escargot to steak frites to crepes at these spots!
7. Hawaii

Hawaii is one of the best places to travel alone because it's easy to make friends with local people and there is so much natural beauty and interesting history.
If you're thinking of traveling by yourself, Hawaii would be a great place to start. The islands are small enough that you can easily get around without having to worry about driving or public transportation, they have miles of beaches where you'll be able to soak up some sun (and maybe some rays), and there are plenty of hiking trails if you want to explore some nature too. It's also very easy for new visitors who don't know anyone else there yet: the locals are friendly, welcoming people who will undoubtedly help show visitors around!

8. Cambodia

Cambodia is a great place for solo travelers. The country's food scene has been praised the world over, and there are plenty of markets and temples to explore. A visit to the Angkor Wat temple complex is one of the most important things you can do here, as it was voted "the most popular cultural attraction in Southeast Asia." If you're looking for a base city, Siem Reap has several hotels that cater specifically to solo travelers. All transportation within Cambodia is easy, so no matter where you go, getting around should be no problem at all!

----- Traveling alone is a great way to meet new people and experience new cultures. ----------
You don't have to be an extrovert, or even outgoing, to travel alone. The best part is that you'll get to meet all sorts of interesting people while traveling and make some lifelong friendships. We've found that traveling alone is a great way to make friends because you can be flexible with your plans and go anywhere at any time without having anyone's schedule but yours dictating where you go, who you spend time with, and when.
Traveling alone also gives us the opportunity to get to know ourselves better; we find that it helps us define our values and priorities in life by giving us time for introspection. If done right, traveling alone will help build confidence so when we do return home from our trip we feel prepared for whatever challenges may await us there!


If you want to travel alone, these destinations are some of the best places to go as a solo traveler. It is my hope that by reading this article, you will feel prepared and ready to explore each of these cities independently. You will be able to have the experiences you have always wanted without having to follow a tour itinerary or worrying about where your next companion for the day is going to come from. Welcome to the world of solo travel!