The Best Solo Trip Ideas For 2022 That Probably Haven't Made Your Bucket List Yet

The Best Solo Trip Ideas For 2022 That Probably Haven't Made Your Bucket List Yet

If you are still making up for lost time in the travel department, you have probably thought of many different destinations, from beach escapes to wilderness hideaways, and even a bustling metropolis or two. It might be a good time to rethink your bucket list if your future plans don’t include a break for you. There are many reasons to travel alone, and some of the best solo trip ideas for 2022.

Traveling with a loved one has a number of benefits: Someone to share your experience with, to help you find your way if you get lost, to validate your impulsive souvenir purchases, and to take the perfect vacation pic for your social media accounts. Being your own travel mate could be one of the greatest memories you ever create. Without the crutch of another person, you can enjoy the sense of self-sufficiency and accomplishment without having to compromise.

Kira West is no stranger to exploring new locations on her own so who better to ask for advice for your future solo journeys? The Chicago-based creative andentrepreneur (West also has her own jewelry collection, Made ByKwest) jet sets from the Midwest to the Maldives and everywhere in between, and she has the travel guides to prove it. She knows what it takes for a destination to be friendly to solo travel. She is happy to share what she has learned.

Are you ready to plan your own adventure? West has the coverage you need. She suggests trying 11 of the spots in 2022. Who’s aware? The Eat, Pray, Love moment could be just a plane ride away.

Milos, Greece

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Are you in the mood for a Mediterranean break? For a more off-the-beaten path experience, West suggests skipping Santorini for Milos. The travel enthusiast says that Greece is great for solo travel, but this is a more low-key option than Santorini, which makes it more affordable and accessible. While in Milos, you can take a dip in the ocean, stroll down the streets decorated with white and blue buildings, and even do some cave exploring.

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

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One of my favorite places to go in Oaxaca is Puerto Escondido, an hour away from Mexico City by plane. If you’re looking for a place to relax and spend some quality time alone, it’s easy to find it in the coastal town. I’ve stayed at both Hotel Terrestre and Hotel Escondido and they’re hidden gems. The local fare in Oaxaca is renowned. Want to know more? The newsletter about this destination is published by the expert.

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

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For a destination that has a rich history and culture, this city is tough to beat. West says there is a lot to do around Antigua. If you are an outdoorsy type, you can go on an Acatenango Overnight Hike where you will overlook an active volcano.

Bucharest, Romania

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West has recently added the capital city of Romania to her list of places to visit, due to its amazing sightseeing, including the Parliamentary Palace, the Romanian Athenaeum, and the Russian Church, to name a few. She tells TZR that she is planning a trip there later this year and that it has a lot to offer in the summer. There’s a lot to see outside of the main city of Bucharest for solo travelers.

Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin’s pub culture and friendly inhabitants make it a great choice if you want to make friends with the locals. West suggests adding on a little day trip to add on to the fun. You can take a bus to Northern Ireland and get out of the city to see all of the awesome things Ireland has to offer. Trinity College Library is a must for book lovers in the city, as is St. Patrick’s Cathedral. If you want to grab some fish and chips, you should go to Leo Burdock.

Stockholm, Sweden

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Not all European metropolises are suitable for solo travel, but Sweden’s capital is easy to navigate and welcome. There is a great balance of historical sites and modern amenities. Is there any one caveat? West says thatStockholm is expensive solo. It is a good one to split, but you can easily do it alone. Renting a bike can save you a few bucks. There are many museums in the city on two wheels, and you can visit a neighborhood cafe for Swedish breakfast if you have made some friends in town.

Seychelles

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The archipelago off the coast of East Africa isn’t just for honeymooners according to West. Some of the popular hiking trails include the Copolia Trail, the Glacis Trois Frres Trail, and the Vallée de Mai Trail.

Savannah, Georgia

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Do you want to travel within the US? The south has a lot to offer. avannah is a great city that isn’t talked about enough, according to West. If you don’t mind waiting in line or waiting for a historical setting with contemporary cuisine, this historic destination is also known for its fantastic food scene. You can explore via streetcar if you go on a ghost tour.

New Orleans, Louisiana

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If you are in the mood for a little more action, New Orleans is a great choice. There are so many things to see and do here, from historic sightseeing to shopping, and of course some of the best restaurants in the country. There was a lot of people outside of Bourbon Street that she loved. It’s a popular destination, but people don’t do it solo enough.

Tucson, Arizona

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If a meditative desert moment feels like your ideal solo vacation, Tucson has a lot more than you might think. The Citizen Hotel has a 5,000-square-foot wine cellar and is located in a state park. You can have a prickly pear at Reforma. You can find raspados, Mexican shaved ice treats at food trucks around town.

San Luis Obispo, California

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The more casual Central Coast is a great place to go for a solo trip. West says there is a lot to do, such great wine, and just a lot outside to enjoy. There is no shortage of pink and glitter in the Madonna Inn, so book a room there. You can make the rounds safely if you book one of the many tasting tours that are available. While you are in town, take a tour of the scenic Hearst Castle.