Posted on 28/07/2022

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Top destinations for solo-travelling

Solo-travelling is a phenomenal way to help you slow down and appreciate being in your own company. There are other benefits that include creating your own schedule and being the decision maker. When you travel alone, you can make your own timetable and choose all the activities that you want to do. Plus, you may meet some other like-minded people along the way! Here are our top selections for solo-travelling.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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There is so much to do in Amsterdam that you will likely feel liberated rather than lonely. Take advantage of spending as long as you like in all of the museums there. Most notable are the Vangosh Museum and the Anne Frank House. Of course, you should not miss out on visiting The Rijksmuseum. It is the Netherlands' national museum solely dedicated to Dutch art and history. Visiting it by yourself is ideal because it can take at least 3-4 hours to complete. Why not test out a yoga or workout class? It is a great way to meet new people and maintain a fitness routine during your trip. Plus, Amsterdam has an excellent collection of yoga studios. Furthermore, the city is very safe and female solo-travellers seldom are bothered by street harassment. 

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

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Madrid has been listed as one of the safest cities for solo-travellers in the world which is one of the reasons why we have included it. It is also full of culture, delicious restaurants and excellent shopping. If you have time, you should hit the History Museum in Tribunal because it will help you become more familiar with the city's architecture. Shopping alone can be fun because you can spend as much time in the stores as you like. Madrid is known for its solid selection of vintage shops where you can find anything from furniture to jewellery and clothes. You can also visit the Mercado de San Miguel around lunch time to try all of the gourmet tapas that the vendors are selling. Another fun activity that you can do solo is visit the outdoor library at the Retiro park. They offer books in a couple of languages that you can read right there in the beautiful gardens.

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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The enchanting capital of Slovenia has made our list for its status as one of the safest cities in Europe and its plethora of activities. The city is small and not too difficult for moving from place to place, you can easily get around on foot or by bus. There are a large variety of museums all under €10 such as The National Gallery and the National Museum of Slovenia. You should also take some time to learn about the architecture of the city by going to the Ple?nik House. Afterwards when you wander the streets, you will better appreciate and understand the different styles of buildings and how they are decorated. Lastly, you should visit their Central Market to pick up fresh produce or try local specialties.

Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen, Scotland

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From the Craigievar Castle to the parks and museums, Aberdeen is the perfect Scottish city for a trip alone. You could also pack a book and head to Aberdeen Beach for the day. You will enjoy the lovely sandy shore while also finding plenty of amenities nearby. Another activity that visitors like to partake in is a Loch Ness and Highlands tour. It is the perfect way to learn about legends of monsters and important historical events while glimpsing the Scottish Highlands. You may even meet some other friendly tourists! Aberdeen has continued to earn the Purple Flag for safety in the city centre as one of the safest cities in the UK. Therefore it is a wonderful place to visit as a solo traveller.

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento, Italy

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Located on the southwest coast of Italy, Sorrento is a safe place to visit by yourself because of the friendly locals and many other tourists. It is popular for its friendly locals and views of the sea and Piazza Tasso. Adventuring out to see the views of the gorges of Il Vallone dei Mulini and hiking along the Path of the Gods are sure to not disappoint. It will help you learn about local culture and history while taking in the stunning landscape. Many visitors like to walk or take a bus to the Bagni Regina Giovanna which is a sheltered rock pool located near an old Roman villa. There, you can cool off by taking a swim in the pretty blue-green waters. Going on a solo trip to Sorrento may be the perfect occasion to try your hand at making pasta! There are an assortment of different classes you can find online or inquire about at the local centre for tourism. No matter what you decide to do, you are sure to have a safe and relaxing experience.

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