All by myself: The best solo adventures to take in 2024

From cultural city escapes to sun-soaked surf camps, these are the best solo adventures to take in 2024

Whether you’re seeking a spot of soul-searching, looking to meet like-minded adventurers or simply want to see the world on your own terms, a solo trip may be just the ticket. No longer attached to unfair stigma or seen as a student’s game, solo travel is the ultimate opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and deepen your sense of independence while immersing yourself in a new culture. Ready to take the plunge? These are the best places to visit as a solo traveller in 2024…

The Dolomites, Italy

High energy hikers flock to the Italian Dolomites to make the most of the extensive mountain trails that wind through the stunning limestone landscape. Go alone or book a group trek to share stories and trade tips.


With its deep spiritual heritage, the tiny kingdom of Bhutan, situated at the base of the Himalayas, is regularly cited as one of the happiest countries on earth. That happiness might just rub off on you as you explore Bhutan’s dramatic mountains, lush green valleys and crystal clear lakes and rivers.

Costa Rica

One of the world’s most biodiverse nations, Costa Rica is a go-to destination for eco-minded adventurers who want to immerse themselves in nature. With its unique blend of coastline, mountains and jungle, Costa Rica offers opportunities for outdoor adventures aplenty, including mountain-biking, surfing, kayaking and even jungle zip-lining.


Portugal’s 800 kilometres of coastline offers solo sun seekers the choice between social surf camps or laid-back lounging. If it’s culture you crave, explore the traditional villages of the Beiras or soak up the lively atmospheres of Lisbon and Porto.

Scottish Highlands

When you really want to get away from it all, the Scottish Highlands are the place to go. Wild, rugged and remote, they offer travellers the chance to really embrace solitude. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to immerse yourself in the stunning landscape, take a multi-day hike along the West Highland Way. Otherwise, hole up in a cosy cabin with a good book and a dram of whisky – we’re not judging.

Stockholm, Sweden

With its compact size, friendly residents and ultra-reliable public transport system, Sweden’s capital of cool is ideal for a breezy solo weekend away. All you’ll have to worry about is which of the city’s many Michelin-starred restaurants to dine at.


There’s much more to Bali than the tourist-packed beaches of Kuta. From silent retreats to surfing camps, the Indonesian island has solo travellers sorted. Plus, it’s easy on the wallet, which means you can really draw out your travels.


Japan is regularly cited as one of the most popular solo travel destinations in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. Boasting an incredible food culture, a safe and welcoming atmosphere and a diverse range of regions to visit, each with something new to offer, it’s a no-brainer for the adventure-hungry traveller.


From the street food of Bangkok to the pristine beaches of Ko Samui to the jungles of Chiang Mai, Thailand has a lot going for it. Solo travellers abound in the ‘Land of Smiles’, so if it’s like-minded company you seek, you’ll be in luck.

Galway, Ireland

Stumble into any pub in Galway and you’re guaranteed to make at least one friend. The friendly harbour city on Ireland’s west coast is renowned for its winding lanes, quirky galleries and perfect pints of Guinness.

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