Traveling on your own can be exciting for some and incredibly daunting for others. Traveling by yourself offers a few unique challenges, such as needing to be safe, staying in contact with the world, but still being able to explore and have an adventure.

You also must be able to still do and get your regular things, groceries, go out for food, get your nicotine prescription, and everything in between.

Iceland

Iceland is the perfect mixture of isolated tranquility and a tourist hotspot. While the cities and towns aren’t massive, they certainly have the same hustle and bustle that you would find across Europe.

Iceland is also incredibly safe, an aspect that many solo travelers always prioritize. While you can’t always run off and explore everywhere, there are always tours running that allow you to see all the unique and incredible sites the country has to offer.

Portugal

Portugal has emerged as a very popular tourist destination over the years. While it has always had a regular stream of visitors, most tourists often choose their neighbor, Spain, instead of the sights and smells of Portugal.

Portugal is absolutely packed with history and culture and is also one of the more affordable destinations in Europe, with tickets costing as little as $20-$30 when leaving from the UK. It is an ideal spot for a week-long break or a whirlwind weekend.

Slovenia

Another European country that is often overlooked is Slovenia. The country is packed with incredible scenery, endless adventures and activities, a rich culture, and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.

Slovenia is also the epitome of being a country that has all four seasons in one day. You can spend the morning skiing in the softest snow and finish the day watching the sunset with a delicious meal and a drink. Again, it is also very affordable and can fit almost any budget.

New Zealand

If you are looking to get off the beaten track, New Zealand might be the place for you. While tiny, the country offers a range of scenery and weather, ranging from mountains that go as far as the eye can see and rolling hills and fields that come out of a fairytale.

If you are a fan of fantasy or hit movies, New Zealand is also home to a real-life Hobbiton. While it isn’t the same set as the Lord of the Rings films, it is an incredible replica that will make you feel like you are in the movies.

Japan

Japan is widely regarded as one of the safest countries in the world and one of the best to visit. It is full of contrasts, from the energy and futuristic feel of Tokyo to the quieter villages in the south that are filled with bamboo houses hundreds of years old.

Japan should be on your travel bucket list whether you are visiting on your own, with a partner, or in a group. The country has a long history and a culture that is incredibly unique to be a part of. Not to mention the food and shopping which is almost unmatched anywhere else.

Nepal

Nepal is a strange destination in the sense that it isn’t built as a tourist spot and hasn’t developed into one but is still very popular with visitors.

Starting in Kathmandu, you can begin a walk/hike that will take you pass local houses, tea houses, and hotels. Eventually, you will reach your destination, which is at Base Camp 1 on Mount Everest. While you can’t climb the mountain, sleeping at the foot of it is a wholly unmatched experience.

Thailand

Thailand should be on everyone’s travel list. The country is famous for having the best street food globally, some of the friendliest people, a rich history and culture, and to top it off, everything is cheap no matter which currency you use.

Thailand is perfect for backpackers or someone who wants to live like a celebrity for a week. There is also a plethora of activities, from city tours, lounging at the beaches, enjoying the fantastic nightlife, and visiting all the quaint villages across the country.

Germany

A European trip wouldn’t be complete without a few days in Germany. While Berlin is clearly a favorite, there are multiple cities and towns that not only offer that same German feel you are looking for but also have a number of unique features that set them apart.

Germany is also home to dozens of enormous castles and chateaus dating back a few hundred years. Found in southwest Bavaria, Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century palace that looks like it comes straight out of a fairytale.

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Cuba

Due to numerous political problems, Cuba was cut off from the rest of the world for several years. While Cuba may be behind the rest of the world, with Havana looking like it’s still stuck in the 70s, there is far more to the country than what meets the eye.

On the streets, you’ll hear laughter and music around every corner; the air is filled with traditional Latin and Cuban food, and the people will welcome you like you’re one of their own. If you’re going to visit anywhere in Latin America, it should be Cuba.

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