I can’t believe it has been ten years since I first traveled to Europe. It was in July 2010 when I visited Madrid, Spain. Europe is among the perfect destinations to go for a solo adventure.
If you are ready to tackle your solo adventure, here are a few of the best European places for you to add to your list.
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Best European Places for Solo Travelers
1. Amsterdam, Netherlands
There are always plenty of people visiting Amsterdam, so you will never need to worry about fitting in if you travel there on your own. This amazing city is very bike friendly and you can easily ride from one attraction or landmark to the next while meeting new people along the way. The best part about vacationing in Amsterdam though, besides the fact that everyone speaks English, is the laidback vibe you will feel the second you arrive. What more could you ask for during your solo vacation?!
2. Stockholm, Sweden
Very little crime is present in the city of Stockholm, so you will always feel quite safe during your solo travels there. With plenty of cobblestone streets designed for pedestrians only, you will find yourself exploring without needing to pay as close of attention to what the rest of the people around you are doing. A visit to this city can include you crossing over all fifty-seven bridges, as well as spending a little time at the bath house that has been in the same place since 1904.
3. Dublin, Ireland
Everyone feels at home when they visit Dublin, which means you will feel like part of the family as well, even though you are traveling alone. You can still visit all the popular attractions, take a scenic drive, and partake in the distillery and brewery tours. However, don’t forget to grab dinner at a local pub each night, especially if you want to meet new friends to stay in touch with, in the future.
4. Reykjavik, Iceland
The entire country of Iceland is probably the safest place in the world, so you can easily travel there alone. Add in the extraordinary beauty and stunning architectural delights and you will have a vacation you will never forget! While this can be a pricier adventure for a European vacation, the memories you make will be worth the expense.
5. Lisbon, Portugal
One of the more affordable European cities is Lisbon. You can spend days wandering around the city or simply relaxing on one of the many beaches. Imagine venturing from one museum to the next, before going out shopping and grabbing a bite to eat. Your fun won’t end when the sun sets either, because the nightlife in this destination really changes the ambiance and allows you to make many new friends.
6. Barcelona, Spain
Many people think that Barcelona is massive, but honestly, it is one of the smaller cities that is perfect for solo travelers. While there are many touristy areas and attractions, you can easily choose those that are a little out of the way and less popular. When you are tired of the big city life in Barcelona, you can easily walk to the beach for some fun in the sand and the water.
7. Berlin, Germany
Berlin is a city that has a vibrant young atmosphere, which is perfect for solo travelers. When you are not exploring the historical sites, you will find yourself in one of the many clubs and bars. You will hear electronic music in many of them, but if you do your research, you will also find places that specialize in other music genres. You must plan your stay carefully or you won’t check even half of the things off your bucket list.
8. London, England
Most solo travelers avoid the city of London due to its sheer size. However, once you take the public transportation system into account, you will quickly realize why this city is the perfect option when you are traveling alone! You can easily utilize public transportation to go from area to another, making comparisons along the way. The best part about traveling to London alone is that you will never run out of things to do. Plus, if you are tired, you can easily rest while drinking a beverage at one of the numerous coffee shops.
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9. Copenhagen, Denmark
A lot of people live in the city of Copenhagen, but that will only help you blend in as a solo traveler. This gorgeous city is full of happiness and that happiness is guaranteed to spread to you immediately upon your arrival. If you are looking for a place to get away from it all, and change your attitude, then this is the city that must be high up on your list.
10. Paris, France
Although Paris is known as the city of love, it is still a great place to go for solo travelers. The city attracts millions of tourists from all over the year every year and you are going to easily meet fellow solo travelers. One of the best things about the city is that it is filled with galleries and museums that you can visit. The city has a great history and it is filled with historical monuments, gardens, iconic buildings that you can visit. The city has a vibrant art scene and great history that will leave your mind blown.
11. Rome, Italy
Rome has a rich history. There are lots of historical monuments and iconic attractions to explore, and delicious cuisines to eat.
12. Budapest, Hungary
This city is so fascinating because it is made of two cities, Buda and Pest, which is divided by the Danube River. Although the city is quite smaller, there are lots of things that you can see and do. It also features a great public transport system. The city also has a vibrant nightlife as you will find dozens of nightclubs and bars to visit.
13. Seville, Spain
Seville is a lovely compact Spanish city which is a great spot for solo travelers. The city is located in the middle of Andalusia, and offers a mix of North-African, Jewish, and European cultures which shows in the architecture and local cuisines.
Don’t get me wrong! There are more (way more!) European places for solo travelers like Florence, Venice, Zurich, Milan, Geneva, Sofia, etc. These are just a few of them!
You can add these European places if they are not yet on your travel bucket list. You can easily check them off one by one, as you jet off to new parts of the world to explore all on your own.
What are your favorite places in Europe? What other places can you recommend for our fellow solo travelers?
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