5 International Cities You Should Explore Solo


If you’ve been dying to travel without a posse, these five international trips are the perfect solution for a solo adventure. You’ll be able to navigate unfamiliar territory safely and with total competency. The best part: you won’t have to answer to a single person while doing so.

1. Melbourne, Australia

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Australia is a fairly safe, English-speaking country. There’s no need to worry about learning another language just to get by. Melboune is particularly a pedestrian-friendly city — you can bike or walk nearly anywhere.

2. Rome, Italy


A popular bucket list destination, Rome is tourist-friendly and easy to navigate. There is so much to see and learn about Roman history that you may get lost in your own thoughts as you stand at the feet of the Colosseum. It’s perfect for a solo trip.

3. Reykjavik, Iceland


The center of the city is very traveler-friendly with tons of hostels, easy inter-city transportation and even specialty cafes like the Laundromat Cafe, where tourists and adventurers alike can grab a meal, do their laundry, read books and share travel tips.

4. Denpasar, Indonesia


Introspective art and culture lovers, Denpasar is the perfect place to go if you’re looking to travel solo. Transportation and single-person lodging are fairly cheap, and you can join a bunch of crafting and art classes publicly advertised around town. If you’re looking to relax, there are a variety of beaches and temples you can visit to be alone with your thoughts.

5. Copenhagen, Denmark


This compact city can be easily navigated by rental bike, so you can cruise through town without answering to anyone. Nice thought, right? The city is packed with culture and nightlife, so you can always meet other travelers or friendly locals at a nearby bar. The best part: there are hotels a-plenty with single rooms for a reasonable price.