Top 10 solo travel destinations

Whether you've spent the pandemic alone or bunked with others, it might be time to strike out on your own. These destinations are seeing more solo travel searches than average - while also offering plenty of opportunities to keep you safe and entertained.

Cartagena

Colombia

#1 solo travel destination

84% of searches are for 1 traveler

Hacker tip

When traveling to Cartagena solo, look for hotels or vacation rentals inside the walled city. There you’ll be close to shops, restaurants and historic sites, and can walk freely and safely (masked, of course). If you stay in Bocagrande or Getsemani, however, you’ll likely need to rely on rideshare or private transportation from door to door.

Entry information

Open

Most visitors from the United States can enter Colombia without restrictions.

Visitors from the United States are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Colombia.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

31.93% of Colombia citizens have been vaccinatedincrease from 30.16% last week
Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Cartagena

May$354
Jun$399
Jul$480
Aug$446
Sep$440

Stay

median price per night

May$87
Jun$100
Jul$126
Aug$96
Sep$207

Rental car

median price per day

May$32
Jun$42
Jul$32
Aug$32
Sep$29

Lima

Peru

#2 solo travel destination

81% of searches are for 1 traveler

Hacker tip

Many of Peru’s important archaeological sites, museums and restaurants are open - just at limited capacities. You’ll be best served if you book all your tickets and admissions ahead of your trip, when possible. That way you can avoid capacity limitations affecting your visit (as some places may give preference to larger parties) and avoid spending a chunk of your time sitting in your hotel room (which probably hits too close to home right now).

Entry information

Open with restrictions

Most visitors from the United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Peru.

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Peru.

Peruvians, resident foreigners and non-resident foreigners, regardless of their origin, are required to show a negative test result upon arrival in Peru.

Passengers, except for Peruvians and resident foreigners arriving from South Africa, Brazil, and India, or who have made a stopover in these places in the last 14 days are restricted from entering the country until 8 August 2021. Peruvians and resident foreigners from the said countries will need to quarantine for 14 days in their home, lodging or approved quarantine facility.

Individuals who are entering Peru are required to fill out the Affidavit of Health Status and Health Declaration Form 72 hours prior to flight schedule.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

23.48% of Peru citizens have been vaccinatedincrease from 21.38% last week
Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Closed

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Lima

May$380
Jun$436
Jul$497
Aug$474
Sep$487

Stay

median price per night

May$106
Jun$79
Jul$106
Aug$52
Sep$72

Rental car

median price per day

May$14
Jun$18
Jul$15
Aug$15
Sep$18

Medellín

Colombia

#3 solo travel destination

80% of searches are for 1 traveler

Hacker tip

Medellín is in a valley, with much of the city spreading up winding roads. While you’ll likely want to stay in El Poblado to Envigado (two high end parts of the city) - plan a visit to Comuna 13. This once impoverished area has been transformed by street art, open air cafes and escalators that allow visitors and locals alike to better navigate the neighborhood’s steep streets.

Entry information

Open

Most visitors from the United States can enter Colombia without restrictions.

Visitors from the United States are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Colombia.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

31.93% of Colombia citizens have been vaccinatedincrease from 30.16% last week
Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Medellín

May$328
Jun$420
Jul$455
Aug$439
Sep$441

Stay

median price per night

May$55
Jun$58
Jul$78
Aug$71
Sep$72

Rental car

median price per day

May$30
Jun$39
Jul$32
Aug$24
Sep$29

Palm Springs

California

#4 solo travel destination

80% of searches are for 1 traveler

Hacker tip

Palm Springs is still the escape town of choice for city dwellers in LA - many of whom are enjoying the benefits of open spaces and stringent safety protocols. With many places still operating at reduced capacity - be sure to plan out your trip and book what you can in advance.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Palm Springs

May$262
Jun$294
Jul$335
Aug$314
Sep$277

Stay

median price per night

May$231
Jun$210
Jul$214
Aug$242
Sep$262

Rental car

median price per day

May$52
Jun$63
Jul$66
Aug$50
Sep$55

Austin

Texas

#5 solo travel destination

79% of searches are for 1 traveler

Hacker tip

If you’re hoping to get outside on your own in Austin, look no further than the Greenbelt. This attraction offers 12 miles of trails - but if you want to hike them you’ll need to make a (free) reservation. If you’re out and about at night, take your rental car to one of the city’s drive-ins to enjoy a movie solo and safely under the stars.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Austin

May$166
Jun$260
Jul$286
Aug$269
Sep$288

Stay

median price per night

May$177
Jun$169
Jul$181
Aug$188
Sep$213

Rental car

median price per day

May$68
Jun$74
Jul$76
Aug$62
Sep$58

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Reykjavík

Iceland

#6 solo travel destination

78% of searches are for 1 traveler

Hacker tip

It may be shocking, but wearing a mask is virtually nonexistent in Iceland, outside of the airports. While lobbies of hotels and museums do have social distancing cues and hand sanitizer available, for the most part, it’s business as usual. Even pre-pandemic, however, Iceland was made for solo social distancing - with its sparsely populated landscape and natural wonders.

Entry information

Open with restrictions

Most visitors from the United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Iceland.

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Iceland.

Travelers MUST note that all decisions about entering Iceland are made by border guards.

Travelers entering Iceland must pre-register prior to arrival to the country. They are also required to download the Rakning C-19 app.

Further details about entry to Iceland can be found here and on this site

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

78.48% of Iceland citizens have been vaccinatedincrease from 78.29% last week
Masks:Not required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Reykjavik

May$631
Jun$603
Jul$631
Aug$602
Sep$561

Stay

median price per night

May$148
Jun$182
Jul$176
Aug$181
Sep$163

Rental car

median price per day

May$40
Jun$56
Jul$86
Aug$77
Sep$64

Kingston

Jamaica

#7 solo travel destination

78% of searches are for 1 traveler

Hacker tip

Perfect for music and caffeine enthusiasts alike, Kingston is known both for being the birthplace of reggae music and for its famous, coffee-filled Blue Mountains. Join a tour of the Bob Marley Museum (Fridays and appointment-only, with maximum 8 people in each tour) then head out to the Craighton Estate (35 minutes outside the city) on your own to check out their coffee farm.

Entry information

Open with restrictions

Most visitors from the United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Jamaica.

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Jamaica.

Travelers arriving to Jamaica are required to fill out the Travel Authorizations Form. The said form must be submitted seven (7) days prior to the entry date in Jamaica.

Travelers are also reminded to observe the government's Controlled Entry Programme protocols regarding quarantine.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

6.04% of Jamaica citizens have been vaccinatedincrease from 6.01% last week
Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Kingston

May$453
Jun$476
Jul$557
Aug$538
Sep$510

Stay

median price per night

May$194
Jun$171
Jul$216
Aug$203
Sep$167

Rental car

median price per day

May$58
Jun$43
Jul$37
Aug$56
Sep$37

Nantucket

Massachusetts

#8 solo travel destination

78% of searches are for 1 traveler

Hacker tip

This small island village may not be the jam-packed one-lane highways of summers past. But you can expect to see more visitors than last year. Bring (or rent) a bike for some solo exploring - it’ll help you easily move around the island on your own, without relying on rideshares or sitting in traffic.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Nantucket

May$327
Jun$319
Jul$348
Aug$309
Sep$422

Stay

median price per night

May$288
Jun$399
Jul$524
Aug$519
Sep$384

Rental car

median price per day

May$60
Jun$69
Jul$71
Aug$81
Sep$85

Asheville

North Carolina

#9 solo travel destination

77% of searches are for 1 traveler

Hacker tip

Asheville has the best of both worlds - miles of hiking trails as well as a lively downtown district. The city itself is very solo-traveler friendly: it’s incredibly walkable, allowing you to explore artsy neighborhoods while getting some fresh air. Be sure to stop at one of Asheville’s many breweries to enjoy a beer outside - and maybe even chat up some locals.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Asheville

May$219
Jun$259
Jul$259
Aug$245
Sep$287

Stay

median price per night

May$212
Jun$246
Jul$285
Aug$288
Sep$263

Rental car

median price per day

May$67
Jun$67
Jul$65
Aug$50
Sep$50

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

#10 solo travel destination

76% of searches are for 1 traveler

Hacker tip

Many of Dubai’s hotels and attractions now have discreet temperature checks and sanitization protocols upon entering - a practice that will likely continue through the summer. However, since most sites and attractions are fully open and operational - the city’s notorious electric energy has been far from stifled.

Entry information

Open with restrictions

Most visitors from the United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter the United Arab Emirates.

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to the United Arab Emirates.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

77.90% of United Arab Emirates citizens have been vaccinatedincrease from 77.70% last week
Masks:Required in public spaces and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Dubai

May$788
Jun$782
Jul$822
Aug$759
Sep$789

Stay

median price per night

May$90
Jun$142
Jul$134
Aug$161
Sep$100

Rental car

median price per day

May$30
Jun$37
Jul$45
Aug$31
Sep$32

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