The 30 best places to travel alone


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While traveling alone might seem scary, it doesn't have to be.

In fact, there are many reasons to travel alone. Solo travel allows for more self reflection, and chances are, you'll take in more of the culture.

We've put together a list of 30 places that are ideal for traveling alone, from an adventure in New Zealand to a relaxing getaway in Cinque Terre, Italy.

Because the majority of the US is safe for solo travel, we decided to focus more on international destinations.

New Zealand offers plenty of adventure for the single traveler. There's everything from bungee jumping, boat cruises, bike rides, and hikes to take up your travel time — chances are you won't even think about the fact that you're solo.


Norway's fjords make for beautiful sightseeing. Plus, the country is very safe for solo travelers — the OECD Better Life Index gave Norway a particularly high safety rating and reported that the country has low crime and homicide rates.

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Switzerland's landscapes are breathtaking, and the country is small, making it an easy and accessible — public transportation is incredibly clean and efficient here — place to explore on your own. Charming cities such as Zurich and Lucerne are both on the water and great for walking around, shopping, and enjoying some delicious food.

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Costa Rica ranked No. 1 on the Happy Planet Index, meaning that inhabitants of the country lead long, happy, sustainable lives. Besides being a happy country, Costa Rica is also a great place for adventure — like water sports, zip lining, and walking through the famous Cloud Forest.

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The city of Vienna is just one of the reasons that Austria is a good choice for a solo trip. The city's upscale cafes offer coffee and delectable treats, and it's perfectly normal to enjoy a table to yourself.

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