For introverts, travel can be quite a challenge.
Dealing with busy hostels, trains and cities is not always the best for the introverted person. But chances are high that you would rather go to the quieter villages and forests on holiday than to crowded tourist squares.
Solo travel is very common and is the best way introverts (or anyone) can do things on their own terms.
Below I recommended a couple countries and added some tips. See here the best places to travel to!
Iceland is super suitable for introverts. Maybe even the best!
If you visit Reykjavík in winter, you only get a few hours of daylight a day.
Perfect reason to spend the rest of the time in a cozy café with a good book and a cup of coffee.
It has a beautiful setting with many vast areas, lakes and geysers.
People who live in Japan tend to be super focused and literally mind their own business.
This is a part of their culture. That means that they don’t really care about public curtsey or striking up a conversation with a stranger next to you at the bus stop or on the train.
Trains in Tokyo can be full with people, yet you only will hear silence…
Visit Japan if you are an introvert and you are gonna have a great peaceful time.
Finland is remote and much less touristy than other parts of Europe.
This makes the culture perfect for introvert travelers.
As the Finnish are famous for minding their own business, they’ve spaced populated areas like cities and towns – even individual residences an ideal distance from each other.
With a population of 5.5 million people, Finland is often stereotyped as a nation of introverts. If you’re an introvert seeking space from people in general..
You will love the fact that it is one of the most sparsely populated European countries, with about 15 inhabitants per square kilometer which makes it attractive for us to travel to Finland
And in particular, Copenhagen. One of the stereotypes about Denmark is that Danes are quiet and don’t extend conversations.
Copenhagen is the perfect destination for introverts.
They have quiet cafes where you can sit with a book for hours, you will find the peace you’re longing for.
Copenhagen is a small city it does not matter which museum you decide to visit, you won’t be bothered by the crowd. The best place to visit 😉
Some extra tips
- Choose your accommodation wisely because having a comfortable place to rest and recharge before your next sightseeing day is super important! A hostel would be less quiet than a hotel room or an AirBnB apartment all to yourself.
- Find a good balance in group travel and solo travel. Make sure you plan in some me-time to get all the rest you need.
- Pack headphones, books and/or an e-reader with you when you travel. So every time when you have some rest you don’t need to be bored.
- Wake up early to visit touristic places and travel off-season to less touristic places. Most places are empty early in the morning or late in the evening.
Do not feel guilty
So we, introverts like space and comfort zone right?
But when you’re traveling, part of what makes it so special is trying out to be outside of our comfort zones and trying something new.
Above all, don’t spend any time feeling guilty about the things you want to do or don’t want to do.
It can be challenging to not wanting to participate in a certain activity.
But at the end you decide what you want, or what you don’t want to do!