Wherever you go, traveling always brings tons of happy emotions and long-lasting memories. But still, some places are more fun visiting at a certain age. When you are young and just starting to travel, you will probably be looking for exciting nightlife, new acquaintances and active rest. In addition, long-distance flights, as well as the occasional absence of comfort are not really a problem when you are hungry for adventures.
The 20s is a beautiful age when everything seems to be simple and easy. Take advantage of these carefree years and explore the world. In this article, we’ve compiled 20 trip ideas which can help expand your horizon and instill a love for traveling.
1. Surfing in Fiji
Fiji is a dream spot for many professional surfers. But there’s no need to be a surfing guru to come here. This beautiful island offers enough breaks for those who are just learning to keep balance on the board. To get some surfing inspiration, watch professionals catch cartoon perfect 6-meter waves at Thunder Cloud reef.
2. Clubbing in Ibiza
Ibiza is well known as the queen of clubs and the mecca for party people. The dynamic atmosphere and best DJs attract not only tourists but also many celebrities. At night take a tour around the best nightclubs on the island such as Amnesia, Space, Pacha and Privilege. During the day enjoy marvelous beaches and crystal clear Mediterranean Sea. And remember, Ibiza never sleeps.
3. Trekking in Patagonia
No doubt that Patagonia is one of the most beautiful places on our planet. Trekking in Patagonia is a real journey to the edge of the earth. During this trip, you will see the majestic Monte Fitz Roy, visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, spend time on the Tierra del Fuego and finally observe the power of Iguazu Falls.
4. Explore India
India is a country of one of the oldest cultures, cheerful people and bright colors. This place attracts with its nature, religion, the atmosphere of absolute harmony and freedom. Everything here seems to be a little insane, never leaves anyone indifferent and in one way or another turns into a test for mind and body.
5. Wreck diving in Barbados
The lonely island of Barbados is surrounded by more than 200 wrecks, which attract divers who are looking for something unusual. The largest one is 112 meter Greek SS Stavronikita lying at 30-38 meters underwater. Other ones are smaller and rest at depth of 5 meters, which is perfect for beginners.
6. Dance all day at Glastonbury
Once a year everyone from students to celebrities wears rubber boots and gathers near the village of Glastonbury to attend the music festival. Glastonbury is pretty much a mix of several festivals held side by side. The gigantic territory accommodates dozens of thematic zones, concert stages, as well as a camping area.
7. See the northern lights in Norway
The northern lights are one of the most mysterious natural phenomena. You can admire hundreds of photos and videos, but the real magic can only be experienced by becoming a witness. Norway is, perhaps, the best place to see the northern lights. This vast region welcomes tourists with its friendly people, large selection of hotels and entertainment.
8. Dress up as your favorite anime character in Tokyo
Cosplay is a kind of “theater” of anime, manga and Japanese video games characters. Cosplay Festa TDC is the world’s oldest cosplay festival and the biggest tourist attraction in Tokyo. Dress up like your favorite anime character and immerse into the world of manga with hundreds of other cosplayers.
9. Party in Budapest
Budapest can boast not only numerous architectural attractions but also a rich nightlife. Listen to live music in Cactus Juice, Fat Mo’s or Gödör Klub. Attend a concert at the A38 ship-club or relax in one of the bars located in abandoned buildings in the old Jewish quartile. There is even such thing as bath party held in Széchenyi.
10. Climb the Batur volcano at sunrise
Batur volcano is one of the most attractive places in Bali. The volcano is active and in some places, there are hot steams coming up to the surface. The climb is not difficult and takes about two hours. At the top, you’ll be able to enjoy a breathtaking view of Bali and its surroundings. At the end, walk around the crater and come down from the other side of the volcano.
11. Go on a road trip in California
What can be better than a couple of best friends, a car and an endless number of kilometers along breathtaking landscapes of California? Highway One is a well-known car route which passes through such cities as San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Besides ocean and beaches, California can boast a lot of historical museums, unique national parks, lush forests and even snowy mountains.
12. Try Couch Surfing in Paris
Couch Surfing is a large community of people who provide each other with a free of charge place to stay for the night. When in Paris, there is a chance to stay in an apartment in the city center. High ceilings, huge windows, small cute balcony and all sorts of antique furniture inside will make you feel like a true Frenchman.
13. Bungee jumping at Verzasca Dam
Only extreme fans will have the courage to bungee jump from a height of 220 meters at Verzasca Dam in Switzerland. According to the plot of the James Bond movie, Agent 007 jumped of Verzasca Dam and since then thousands of people decided to repeat this feat. This is actually the only place where you can jump not only during the day but also at night due to the good illumination of the dam.
14. Skiing in Spain
I bet you’ve always thought that Spain is all about sun and beaches. But it is not entirely true. Spain is the second mountainous country in Europe and offers many ski resorts for athletes of any level. In addition, well-developed infrastructure provides a lot of leisure choices including bars and nightclubs.
15. Find a special beach in Thailand
Beaches in Thailand are among the most beautiful in the world. Often happens so that the most picturesque beaches are located in non-tourist parts of the country. Take a tour around nearby islands and find the one beach, which will make you fall in love with it at first sight.
16. Camping in Croatia
Camping is one of the most popular types of recreation in Croatia, especially among young people. The mild climate, pine forests and clear sea water literality force spending more time outside. Camps in Croatia are the best ones in Europe and the cheapest accommodation option. Waking up to a magical sunrise over the Adriatic Sea is something you should definitely experience while in your 20s.
17. Follow your favorite sports team
While you are young and have a lot of free time, take advantage of this period and travel around to see your favorite sports team play. It is a great chance to explore foreign countries. If you don’t feel like traveling internationally, there are always domestic games, by attending which you can get more acquainted with your home country.
18. Visit the Cape of Good Hope
The Cape of Good Hope is a symbol of South Africa. The cape is located on the Cape Peninsula within 4 hours from Cape Town. Tourists come a long way to enjoy the stunning view of Atlantic and Indian oceans merging together. On the way to the cape, you can also meet local inhabitants like penguins, ostriches and baboons.
19. Spend the day on Ipanema beach
Ipanema is the second most popular beach in Rio de Janeiro among young people, students and couples. On Sundays, the roads near the beach are closed so that visitors could ride bicycles and skateboards. In between beach games and swimming you can get a snack in nearby food courts and even have a drink of local alcohol called Cachaça.
20. Fly Hawaiian Zipline
Ziplining is a unique adventure offered on almost every Hawaiian island. It allows you to transfer from tree to tree while admiring the stunning beauty of the rivers, waterfalls and tropical forests. It might feel scary at first, but once you get comfortable, you’ll feel like a bird flying over the island.