Every age has it’s great sides but there’s just something with your 20s. It’s the time where most of us start thinking about what we want when we don’t have too much responsibility. It leaves endless possibilities of trips to take and destinations to visit. I wrote out 20 trips to take in your 20s and I honestly haven’t done them all myself. I’m 22 now, so I have plenty of time to get going!
I love these 20 trips to take in your 20s or the “30 things to do in your 30s” ‘cause it gives me so much inspiration and motivation. Some of these trips have never even crossed my mind and they’re on my bucket list to do in the upcoming years. So this is a personal list at the same time and I encourage you to make a personal one too!
This is such a great opportunity to take while you’re still in college or in university. It gives you the opportunity to explore new cultures, meet new people and discover a new place while working on your education. I’m thinking about doing my masters abroad.
Live the Parisian life in Paris
I feel like Paris is always a good idea, but in your twenties it’s another exciting story. Paris is such an amazing place to relax but also be productive and get your mind together. And who doesn’t want to shop in Galeries LaFayette, eat macarons at Ladurée and enjoy a sunny afternoon in one of the many pretty parcs in the city?
Go on a yacht week
Grab all your friends and visit one of the best European countries to go on a yacht like Croatia and Italy. Do you fancy a destination outside of Europe? Thailand and the British Virgin Islands look amazing as well. Live the ocean life and spend time with your friends. You’ll visit a new destination each day and you get to party every night as well. This trip sounds amazing!
Hike the Inca Trail To Machu Picchu
This one has been on my list for so long and I hope to do this one in 2021. It’s a popular spot so I’d suggest getting up early and visit Machu Picchu during sunrise. I know there are a few organised trips that have a campsite in the mountain. This way, you hike your way up in the morning and beat the crowds! Do a food tour while you’re in Peru to fully experience the country.
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Taste the best wine in France
The Provence does not only have the best lavender fields I have ever seen, but it’s also a great place to taste the best wine. Admitted, I love wine and I think France is a wonderful place to drink wine. The villages and cities are amazing and I love the atmosphere in this country.
Explore Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe is an amazing place for a trip on a budget. Eastern Europe has an incredible history, old towns and old buildings and gorgeous cities to explore. Have a beer in Prague, visit the Sziget Festival in Budapest and go in an underground club in Belgrade. And there’s even so much more to do!
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Explore Western Europe
Western Europe has an amazing variety of cities and towns to discover. From London to Amsterdam, to Paris and to Venice. You can do this one by car or even by train if you’d like. I love these type of transports because it gives me the opportunity to enjoy the scenery while traveling rather than just watching the clouds go by.
Backpacking in South East Asia
Asia used to not being on my list before I visited Singapore and Bali. I fell in love with it and I want to visit Asia so bad! You can visit Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam or visit the less crowded places like Myanmar and Cambodia. Be sure to have the absolute Asian experience and dive into the culture of the place you’re visiting. Part of traveling is letting go of our own ways of thinking and I think this one is a must on your 20 trips to take in your 20s list.
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Explore New Orleans
There’s just something about New Orleans that makes me excited to visit. It might be the music, the cocktails in the bars, the stories I have heard and the pretty looking street. New Orleans is perfect to combine in an USA road trip as well. More about that in a moment!
Learn the tango in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is perfect if you love street art and if you love multifaced destinations. Buenos Aires is so divers which makes it perfect for almost every traveller. Enjoy the amazing food, stay up late and dance until the morning and you can even learn the tango if you want. I mean, if you’re here: why not learn the tango as well?
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Jump out and off of amazing things
Bungee jumping has been on my list for so long and I’d love to jump out of a plane in a gorgeous destination. There are endless of possibilities to do these things in the world which means a gorgeous location might be closer than you think. No need to travel miles and miles for the perfect location.
Go on a solo trip
This one is yet on my bucket list and solo traveling frightens me a little bit to be honest. I love to share the experience with a family member or friends who’s traveling with me. However, I do really want to travel solo and experience the places by myself. I feel like it’s the best way to meet new people and travellers as well.
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Road tripping in the USA
Go on Road 66 with your friends and have the best time ever. See places you’ve never thought about visiting and enjoy the pretty scenery of the USA. You can even rent a camper vehicle if you want so you can sleep in the camper rather than renting a room in an hotel! I do feel like you get to explore the cities better if you’re with an actual car because it’s much easier to get around with.
Iceland, Lapland, the Northern lights. Rovaniemi (Santa’s town!), reindeers, snow, igloo’s, Norway, Sweden… do I need to go on? This one is almost the first one on my bucket list ‘cause Scandinavia looks extremely pretty. I love nature and I can’t wait to visit these countries and explore.
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Backpacking in Australia
Now this one might be on the top of my list since I was 15. Note: I’ll be turning 23 next month. I need to do this one either this year or next year. I’ve always felt like Australia is my place to be even though I have never been there before. I feel like there’s something there for me and I can’t wait to discover all gorgeous parts of Australia!
Travel and watch the World Cup
If you’re a sports fan or a football fan, this one is perfect for you. The World Cup is one of my favorite sport moments and it’s amazing to support your country in this competition! It’s also an amazing opportunity to meet new people because this World Cup unites people from all over the world!
Party in Las Vegas
Yeah I feel like Las Vegas is one of the best places to party! I have to admit, I’m kind off a grandma at times but I would love to explore the nightlife of Las Vegas. After all the stories, movies and series: I just have to experience it myself!
Holi Festival in India
This party involves lots of colors and fun music. Everyone gets covered in colored powder so don’t visit this place if you don’t want to get messy! This ancient Hindu religious festival is also called the “Festival of Colors”. Get ready to have one of the most fun days of your life and celebrate the start of spring.
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Full Moon Party in Thailand
This one is supposed to be crazy and I love crazy sometimes. This party follows the lunar calendar so there is a party every time there’s a full moon! One of the most famous location for a full moon party in on the beach of Koh Panghan. Paint your body in glow paint, drink Vodka and dance the night away! A party that you need to have visited and it’s on my list!
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Go on an Interrail trip
One of the best ways to travel is by train. It’s better for the environment and you can admire the scenery while you travel. Europe is one of the best places to do an interrail trip ‘cause you can travel to A LOT of countries. And it’s even up to you how long you’re going to stay in a city and how many countries you’re visiting. It’s all up to you! I think this one is one of my favorites in this 20 trips to take in your 20s list!
These are the 20 trips to take in your 20s and I can’t wait to go on an adventure and do these things. It’s so easy to stay in our comfort zone and go to places we know or feel familiar. However, I have loved getting out of my comfort zone recently! Which one of these trips are you excited to go on?