If you’ve never traveled solo before, it’s time you did!
Traveling solo is an amazing experience. It’s incredibly different from traveling with friends or family. You never have to worry about anyone else’s wants or needs. That means you can plan your perfect trip without compromising, and then change it at the drop of a hat if you feel like it!
Sure, it can seem intimidating at first to think of going alone. But trust me when I say that it’s absolutely worth it, and it gets easier each time. Before you know it, you’ll be an expert solo traveler seeing the world!
So, what are you waiting for?
Whether you’ve traveled alone before or not, here are some of the best cities around the globe to visit on your solo travels.
New York City
New York City is a great place to visit, both with others and as a solo traveler. There’s a ton to do and see in NYC, and you’ll definitely never get bored. In fact, there’s so much for you to explore here that traveling solo might be the best idea. You won’t have to wait around on anyone else!
Hitting as many museums as I could was the highlight of my last trip to NYC. Discovering bars that serve free pizza was also a pleasant surprise! And don’t miss out on unique adventures, like a visit to Coney Island. Of course, you should do the touristy experiences, too, like taking a ferry to the Statue of Liberty, walking around Central Park, or catching a Broadway show.
I think everyone will agree that you’ll never find another city like Tokyo. Visiting is a completely unique experience that is a must for any traveler. It’s also one of the safest cities in the world, so it’s great for solo travelers.
You should obviously visit the many exquisite temples and indulge in the multitude of delicious restaurants. Did you know that you can find some of the best curry in the world in Japan? Do not miss the unusual Robot Restaurant (which is actually a show) and definitely check out the magical Studio Ghibli Museum, too.
Lisbon is definitely easy to get around, with most of what you want to see within walking distance of each other. Tour the imposing Sao Jorge Castle, stuff yourself full of pastéis de nata, and take in five centuries of decorative tile at the National Azulejo Museum.
If you’re anxious about traveling solo, you will be happy to know that Portugal is considered the third-safest country in the world, according to the Global Peace Index. And if you’re on a budget, Lisbon is a relatively inexpensive city!
Prague, Czech Republic
If you’ve never considered a solo trip to Prague, I urge you to add this destination to your list! Dubbed the “Paris of the East,” this beautiful city is known for its unique medieval architecture, cobblestone streets, and impressive towers and church spires reaching into the sky.
The Old Town Square is the heart of the city’s historic core, and if you ask me, it deserves a slow stroll to take it all in. However, don’t let all of the old world charm fool you. Prague is also a modern, vibrant city full of fine dining, nightlife, music, and art. And don’t miss trying Nakládaný Hermelín, a Czech marinated cheese!
Bali is packed with things to do. With beaches, waterfalls, rainforests, local culture, history, temples, cuisine, and nightlife, there’s literally something for everyone. This is the kind of destination where I can’t even begin to list all the wonderful things you can experience here.
This island is already the most expensive tourist destination in Indonesia and is now starting to become even more expensive as more tourists visit. However, there are a wide range of accommodations, and you can still find something affordable if you don’t mind basic accommodations.
Taipei offers a unique blend of history and modernity. You’ll find traditional night markets and temples, but you’ll also see malls and contemporary buildings. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a great starting point. It’s home to impressive gardens, the National Theatre, and the National Concert Hall. Maokong Mountain is one of Taipei’s most scenic spots, and don’t miss the lively pedestrian shopping in Ximending.
As for solo traveling, this capital city is affordable and easy to get around. Even if you don’t speak Mandarin, Taiwanese people are known for being extremely helpful – plus, many of the street signs and public transportation have names in English.
Although this city is pricier to visit than some others, Copenhagen has its own charming quirkiness that you just have to experience. And for solo travelers, it’s important to note that Denmark’s capital is considered extremely safe, and the majority of the population speaks English as a second language!
Although Denmark has a metro system that can take you just about anywhere, you might want to rent a bike to see the city! Take a canal tour, a quintessential Copenhagen experience. Taste as much delicious Scandinavian food as you can, and don’t skip Nyhavn. It’s full of tourists, but it’s iconic.
Known for both ornate shrines and vibrant street life, it’s not hard to see why Bangkok is visited by millions of travelers every year. As a solo traveler, you’ll never run out of things to see and do during your visit.
Wander around over 8,000 stalls at Chatuchak Market, one of the largest markets in the world. Visit the incredible temple, Wat Arun, situated on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. Chow down on infamous Thai street food from vendors serving tourists and locals alike. Or get wild exploring Bangkok’s nightlife scene!