Best Countries for Solo Travelers

If you like to travel, you surely know how hard it can be to find a person to journey with. Friends and family members may be too busy or they are struggling to save some money. The solution is to travel alone. Traveling alone used to be a scary prospect, but with more and more people deciding to do so, this seems to be a superb idea. It is a great chance for self-discovery and some adventures. But finding a right place to visit and the best countries for solo travelers may be a tricky business. That is why we have come up with a couple of great destinations for lone travelers.

Best Countries for Solo Travelers
Solo Traveler

Best Countries for Solo Travelers


Austria is a small European country, perfect for solo travelers. Vienna is a compact city where you can easily navigate. With a vast number of concert halls, museums and cafes you are guaranteed never to be bored while visiting Austria and Vienna. Salzburg is a city smaller than Vienna but also perfect for visiting on your own. A great rail network means that you can easily get to whichever place in Austria you decide to visit. Viennese schnitzel is a national dish of Austria, so if you find yourself there make sure you do not miss out on this specialty.

Best Countries for Solo Travelers Salzburg, Austria Mönchberg old town
Mönchberg old town, Salzburg, Austria


Is there a person who would not like to visit Japan, the “Land of the Rising Sun”? Besides the famous city of Tokyo you can take a train, ride past Mount Fuji and experience the tranquility of Kyoto. You can decide to stay in a capsule hotel or one of the traditional inns called ryokan which are perfect for lone travelers. Some of the activities you should definitely try while in Japan are meditating in a Zen garden, enjoying a communal hot bath and dining in some of the best sushi bars you can come across.

Best Countries for Solo Travelers Golden Temple Kyoto, Japan
Golden temple, Kyoto, Japan

Costa Rica

Nobody can argue that the tradition of adventure travel originates from Costa Rica, a.k.a. the happiest country in the world. It is a destination that has been known to draw Americans for decades to enjoy surfing and rafting on wonderful Reventazon and Pacuare rivers. If you like your accommodation comfy, you can book yourself one of the beautiful adventure lodges and take trips to the forest and coastline. If you intend to stay longer, another thing you should do is search for cars for sale or rent so that moving across the country would be as easy as possible.

Best Countries for Solo Travelers: Costa Rica landscape
Costa Rica landscape


It is known that Chileans are quite friendly and welcoming people. Therefore, exploring this 3,000-mile-long country full of mountains, deserts and of course never-ending coastline seems to be a perfect challenge for solo travelers. You can opt for visiting the magical Atacama Desert or untrammeled Island or Patagonia. No matter where you decide to go, chances are you will find yourself being a guest at a family asado, a traditional Chilean barbecue. Hanging out with locals and becoming a part of local family may be an ultimate task of your trip to Chile.

Best Countries for Solo Travelers: Atacama desert, Chile
Atacama desert, Chile


When traveling, having too many choices is always a good thing. That is the case with Germany. It is one of the friendliest countries in Europe. There are so many museums, theaters and restaurants you can visit while in Germany. If you are interested in nightlife, you can visit some of the many cafes and nightclubs you can find in Germany. Besides visiting Berlin, you will also want to take a look at some other parts of this country. Using the country’s well-regarded rail network, you will be able to get to any other part of Germany quite easily. Do not forget to try some of the Germany’s famous beers and sausages.

Best Countries for Solo Travelers: Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany
Neuschwanstein castle, Bavaria, Germany

So, in case you decide to travel alone, these are the destinations you should opt for. Make sure to bring a camera and capture all of the beautiful landscapes you will never want to forget. Travelling can change your life in so many ways. Pack the backs and go meet the world.

About Marie Nieves

Marie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and to surf the Internet. Her favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. Marie loves to share her experiences and talk about practical solutions. She is an avid lover of photography and regular author at several blogs.

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