Destinations ideal for first time solo travellers

Posted on 19 May 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

Travelling solo can be quite daunting, especially if it is your very first solo trip abroad. However, some destinations are fun, safe and a little less overwhelming. This makes them more accommodating of first time solo travellers, and thus more ideal.

Here are three of the best international destinations which are ideal for first time solo-travellers:


Picture: Getaway Gallery

If Bali is not yet on your bucket list, now is a good time to add it. The destination offers the perfect blend of nature, culture and scrumptious food. You will also enjoy a relatively affordable holiday. Moreover, Bali is very popular with tourists, so there is a high chance that you will not be the only first time solo traveller. Plus, Bali is a spectacular destination for travel photography, so don’t forget to bring your camera.


Prague Sunset

Picture: Freddy Martinez / Unsplash

Prague is an amazing European destination for first time solo travellers. The social destination is great for nature lovers, as well as those who enjoy cultural experiences and seek to explore the nightlife. You can wander through the streets of the city on foot, and enjoy a pleasantly busy atmosphere with stunning architecture.


Thailand (Picture: Getaway Gallery)

Often referred to as ‘The Land of Smiles’, Thailand is an exceptionally great choice for first time solo travellers. It also serves as a good introduction to South-East Asia.

The destination offers breathtaking natural beauty, an interesting culture and a rich history. Additionally, it is the place to be for foodies. Compared to other destinations, first time solo travellers can expect safety and affordability. Thailand is also quite easy to navigate, and the friendly locals make the experience ten times better.

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ALSO READ: Safety Tips for Solo Travellers

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