Congratulations! – You are probably wondering why we are congratulating you right now. But you have landed on this blog, which means that you are probably new to the whole traveling thing or maybe even have never traveled abroad before. So, consider this a sign from the universe telling you to GET OUT THERE. Get out of your comfort zone and explore all the amazing destinations for travel beginners in many places around the world. As they say, life begins at the end of your comfort zone!
There is always a first time for everything in life, including traveling. There are around 195 countries in the world, and of course, it may be overwhelming to choose one to explore. So, if you are a beginner who is eager to explore beautiful places, we have prepared a list of the best destinations for travel beginners to explore.
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- Paris, France
- London, United Kingdom
- Rome, Italy
- The USA
- Bangkok & Phuket, Thailand
- Dubai, UAE
Factors to Keep in Mind when Choosing a Destination
There are many different factors that make some countries easier to travel to than others. This differs, of course, from person to person depending on their nationality, place of departure, budget, and others. But it is important to keep the following factors in mind when choosing a destination to travel to as a beginner, as it would make your first international travel easier:
1. Safety: Always make sure the country is safe to visit, especially if you are a first-time traveler. You can check for crime rates and general information about the country.
2. Language: Choose a country that speaks either your native language or where English is commonly used, so it is easier for you to go around and ask or find something.
3. Tourism scene: Pick a country that is tourist-friendly. For example, it has easy-to-use public transportation routes and maps on the streets.
Europe is considered one of the easiest continents to travel to for all travelers, let alone if you are still new to the whole traveling thing. Over 50% of the world’s tourism is concentrated in Europe, home to some of the best destinations, historical sites, and attractions of the world. This is due to several factors such as the Schengen Visa, which can give you access to over 28 countries in Europe (which is important for travelers who need visas), the connectivity in and between European countries, the currency, and many other factors. Yes, it is home to lots of beginner-friendly destinations!
It is no surprise that the French Capital is at the top of the list of the best destinations for beginner travelers. The city has always been known for its exquisite and fancy French cuisine as well as rich historical monuments. You can easily get around Paris using public transport, which can take you to popular destinations. Now about the language, yes, the official language in France is french, and it would be great if you speak French, but if you don’t, then don’t worry about it because most Parisians can speak at least a little bit of English.
London, United Kingdom
Next on the list is London, one of the most visited cities in the world and the UK’s largest metropolis. London is without a doubt on every traveler’s bucket list, whether it is because of its history, museums, shops, or restaurants. And above all of this, everyone in London speaks English as it is the most widely spoken language in the UK. So, you would not face any communication problems if you spoke English. One last thing to keep in mind is that the UK is not a part of the Schengen Visa, as it is not part of the European Union anymore so you would need a different visa. Thus, it is an easy and great destination for travel beginners.
A country like Italy, with tons of breathtaking natural places and rich history, should definitely be on top of your list. Although Italy has many beautiful cities to visit, we would personally recommend starting with Rome, which was once home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world. This, of course, explains the hundreds of sights that Rome has to offer. Also, do not miss Italian food, which is enough reason to make you thrilled to visit Italy. But of course, everyone has different interests, so the Amalfi Coast is also a great option for those more into nature and chilling by the beach.
Note: If you are looking for a less-touristy and calmer side of Italy, try visiting in winter or spring as it is relatively empty.
One of the other best destinations for travel beginners or first-time travelers is the United States. Not only is the language that makes it easy to travel to but also the fact that it’s very tourist-friendly. It is also a cheaper option for an English-speaking country than the UK. It doesn’t matter which type of traveler you are because, in the US, you will definitely find something that suits you starting from big cities such as New York, the city that never sleeps, and Los Angeles, the home of the largest film industry in the world to beautiful natural wonders like the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park.
Just like the above-mentioned destinations, Asia is undoubtedly the desired destination for any traveler. Asia offers so many unique attractions that are hard to find anywhere in the world. Besides that, Asia is home to the easiest countries to travel to in the world. So, the long flights and time difference will definitely be worth it as you step onto the rich continent.
Bangkok & Phuket, Thailand
Thailand is a must-see country that has unlimited charming destinations and gorgeous culture. Every year, around 20 million tourists from all over the world visit Thailand. It is considered one of the best destinations for Travel Beginners. Besides its breathtaking beauty, Thailand is also very cheap and great for backpackers. You can start your trip by staying in Bangkok for a while and exploring Thai culture and city life. Then, head to Phuket to experience a different side of Thailand, which is an insane island life.
The Middle East
Dubai is known as a popular destination for tourists with a slightly bigger budget. But that does not mean that you cannot visit Dubai without spending a fortune. It is true that Dubai is a very luxurious city with huge skyscrapers, die-for cars, and endless shopping malls. Then, it also has a lot more to offer, especially in winter. In summer, the weather is generally hot and dry. That is why summer is the best time to enjoy indoor activities. In case you’re wondering, although Arabic is the city’s native language, people here speak mostly English.