Solo travel opens the door to the most enriching experiences in life. As a solo traveller, you find the opportunity to meet more like-minded people and hop from one destination to another on your terms. Speaking of travelling to multiple destinations, Europe just so happens to be the perfect place for that, you can travel from one country to another in a matter of hours through a train or a bus. Here are some of the best destinations in Europe that we think you should consider for your next solo travel:
Portugal is famous for its seafood dishes, popular beach destinations and some renaissance architecture. Portugal shares commonalities with both the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, from mountains to water bodies, you can see the best of both worlds in this country! Not as cheap as Vietnam or Thailand but it certainly is an affordable destination for those looking to travel solo on a budget. With the country being as small as it is, you can be in Lisbon and take a day trip to Estoril, Belem and you would have covered a good part of the country!
The transit systems in Lisbon and Portugal are very well connected and the locals are also very friendly. As a bonus, there are a fair number of English speakers, which makes it easy to communicate as well!
If you wish to see immense beauty in every corner, Austria is the place to go! Austria is famous for its breathtaking architecture of castles and buildings. Some of the castles worth visiting are Festung Hohensalzburg, Burg Hohenwerfen, Castle Liechtenstein, and the Schloß Artstetten.
Apart from the major large cities in Austria, there are smaller villages and towns that you can explore. Austria is regularly ranked as one of the safest countries in Europe, and the smaller towns and villages are very safe for solo travellers. The towns are well connected by buses and trains within Austria, so it isn’t hard for travellers to take day trips here and there.
Austria is also home to some good coffee, apple strudels and wiener schnitzels which originate from the country–so be sure to stop by some bakeries & cafes to get a taste of everything!
The Netherlands, the land of the Dutch, is known for its scenic views, and picturesque towns and is home to one of the party capitals of the world.
Most people think of Amsterdam when thinking of visiting the Netherlands. While you should visit Amsterdam, there are many more places to visit in the Netherlands based on the activities you’re seeking! Giethoorn is a tiny car-free village if you’re looking to walk around or explore some beautiful sights on a bicycle and indulge in some delicious Dutch food.
If you’re going to the Netherlands for the tulips, then Lisse should be on your must-visit list, the town is home to Keukenhof Garden, a 32-hectare park with over 7 million flower bulbs planted annually! If you want to enjoy the beaches of the Netherlands, Texel Island is the perfect destination, it’s covered in stunning beaches, breathtaking dunes, and several scenic trails to explore.
While the Netherlands is a relatively safe country, it is still important to be cautious of your belongings whenever you’re travelling!
Croatia is a beautiful place to visit in the summer. With pebbled blue beaches, scenic towns and crystal-clear waters, what’s not to like!
Croatia has multiple islands that are safe for tourists, if you’re looking to engage in some water-based activities such as sailing, swimming, scuba diving or snorkeling. Croatia is one the best places in Europe to explore these pastimes.
Croatia is a small country, however, it has a rich culture and history, it is home to about 10 UNESCO world heritage sites, so there’s more to do in Croatia than just water activities. With great culture and history also comes some great food, the traditional Balkan dishes in Croatia will touch your heart!
A tiny country in the Scandinavian region, but with a large landscape, the nature in Denmark packs a powerful punch. Denmark is home to several museums and art galleries, you can see art and artifacts from the Danish Golden Age and contemporary art to Vikings’ society and sailors’ lives.
You can see the different periods of architecture that the country went through, from the renaissance to the modern 21st century, history is being represented in every corner of this country. If you’re a beer lover, then you will love Denmark because of its microbreweries. It is also the homebase for a big beer brand: Carlsberg.
Denmark is a fairly small country, so it’s easy to travel to a neighbouring city by bicycle, the landscape is flat and that’s why it’s also one of the best biking destinations in Europe!
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