If you are one of those people who love to travel, then finding someone to travel with you is not always possible. You might be having friends or family members who are busy in their hectic professional life and moreover they don’t want to go to the same places over and over again.

Well, in this situation, travelling alone is the only option you are left with. Whether you are a male or a female traveller, initially the thought of travelling alone does sound scary but, on the positive side, you get a once in a lifetime opportunity for self-discovery and adventure. In case you aren’t interested in any of the cities below, you can view the world city ranking of any other city you may be interested in visiting.

Melbourne, Australia 

This is not only amongst one of the most liveable cities in the world, but it is also one of the preferred cities of the solo travellers from around the world. While you are in this charming city, there are so many things you can do and wide range of tourist attractions will surely make you spend couple of weeks here.

Cook’s Cottage, built in 1755, is one of the oldest buildings in Australia and one of the popular tourist attractions as well. Here you get to hear the stories of Captain Cook, old antiques, beautiful English cottage garden, and volunteers dressed in 18th century costumes. Hop on the Melbourne Star to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Melbourne City. It has 21 spacious cabins and the overall experience it offers is just unforgettable.

Why you should go

  • It is totally up to you how you want to explore Melbourne City. You can either walk or bike anywhere you like, giving you plenty of options to capture some of the serene natural surroundings that the city has to offer.
  • Australia, as a whole, is one of the safest nations when it comes to international travel. Owing to this, you will find many solo travellers here.
  • Since, it is an English-speaking nation, you will not have to face any language barriers.


Securing the second position, Thailand is certainly a dream destination for solo travellers (both male and female). This is a great place to enjoy spectacular nature, rich history & culture, and heavenly dishes. This land of smiles is known for its gorgeous beaches, delicious cuisines, budget shopping, and a long list of tourist attractions.

Why you should go

  • Thailand is known, across the world, for its friendly hospitality. Being a hot tourist destination, you also get to meet other like-minded travellers.
  • Thailand has a lot to offer from the party destination – Bangkok, to the beautiful beaches, and tropical jungle. Most importantly, travelling around Thailand is quite easy.
  • Known as a not-so-expensive destination, it is easily a lucrative choice if you are looking to get away on a budget.

Costa Rica  

This Latin American country is a great place for all those solo travellers out there. This place offers interactive sensory experience. This nation has various environmental attractions including – gorgeous river valleys, majestic volcanoes, beautiful beaches, misty cloud forests, and Caribbean coasts.

Why you should go

  • It is a peaceful nation and it has never witnessed any political unrest.
  • You can be a part of different exciting adventures; therefore, you won’t feel alone.

Hong Kong, China 

It is one of the biggest cities in the world, but still you can have Zen moments while travelling solo. Whether it is day time or night time, its skyscrapers will surely impress you. The dazzling light show at The Victoria Harbour, takes place everyday at 8 pm, is a treat to watch right in front of your eyes. If you want to have a little adventure, go hiking at Lion Rock and The Dragon Back.

Hong Kong is also called the ‘Shopping Mecca’, there is something for everyone. From shopping malls to shopping streets, you can shop till you drop.

Why you should go

  • It is one of the safest cities in the world, making it apt to travel solo.
  • You won’t find any language problem here, owing to British heritage, much of Hong Kong speaks English.
  • Here, you can be a part of so many different activities, explore the popular places, and stay at some of the best budget hotels.

Cusco, Peru 

Travelling solo to Cusco can be a smart choice. This place is a living monument to Inca history, here you get to see archaeological relics of one of the commanding civilisations of its time. Cusco has some impressive tourist attractions, make sure you have checked – Inca Walls, Sacsayhuaman, La Compania, Machu Picchu, Plaza De Armas, and Museo Inka.

Why you should go

  • Cusco is home to South America’s popular archaeological sites.
  • Visiting Choco Museo is a must.
  • Enjoy exploring Pre-Incan, Incan, and Colonial ruins.


close up portrait of hiker looking at the horizon

Alaska is one of the sought after destinations when it comes to solo travelling and around 15% of the visitors travel alone to Alaska. This is the only place in the world where you get to the see beautiful glaciers and natural beauty at its best.

Why you should go

  • Abundance of natural wonders, awesome icebergs, glacier-carved fjords, and snow-capped mountains.
  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy whale watching.
  • Lots of hiking trails.


Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is a perfect example of a unique blend of varied cultures. Its diversity and being safe for solo travellers make this place a great tourist destination. This country has thriving modern cities, colonial architecture, gorgeous beaches, and lots of hiking trails. Kuala Lumpur is one of its main advanced cities, make sure you have visited all that the city has to offer.

Why you should go

  • Since it is a technologically advanced Asian country, therefore the things here usually work well and on schedule as well.
  • Throughout the year, you get to be a part of colourful festivals and events.
  • Amazing wildlife & nature, fascinating history & culture, and various beautiful beaches.

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