Young adults are the most passionate travellers. They’re more curious about the world and eager to explore new places and experience the best that life has to offer. Everyone’s not getting any younger as the years go by. But, unfortunately, very few realise that in their 20s, that’s the best time to invest in a great experience and an adventure of a lifetime. There are such amazing places to visit in your 20s; take risks and travel while your youth proves that you still can.
Places to visit in your twenties: Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Take a trip to a UNESCO heritage site and one of the new 7 wonder cities of the world, Vigan. Do you think you know everything about the Spanish colonisation in the Philippines? Well, there’s a lot to learn when you step foot in the city.
Places to visit in your twenties: Singapore
Experience urban life with a great view of the metropolitan. Singapore would be the safest place to travel if you are 20 something. Getting around the city is very easy if you are backpacking solo, as the public transport system is well-connected. Shopping is divine here, but you may take a walking tour from the famous street Orchard down to China Town and Little India if you are not a shopaholic.
Places to visit in your twenties: Cologne, Germany
I admit I am fascinated by the structures and beauty of Europe. Travellers from America and Canada dreamed of backpacking Southeast Asia, but getting to Europe is a dream for a Filipino. Young travellers would love Cologne because of its colourful life and open-minded people.
Places to visit in your twenties: Bohol, Philippines
It might not be on your list of places to visit in your twenties, but you will surely have a good vacation when you get the chance. Local’s hospitality and warm welcome are to be proud of in this province. Chocolate Hills are just too commercialised here. Finding a local host and living with them for quite some time would be an excellent choice to appreciate Bohol. It’s just too laidback here, and simple living is just to be expected.
Places to visit in your twenties: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Escape to Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur then take selfies in the iconic twin tower, The Petronas Towers. This city is not to be missed when backpacking Southeast Asia for active travellers. Hit up your 20s and include Kuala Lumpur in your destinations list.
Places to visit in your twenties: Dubai, UAE
This futuristic city is an excellent escape for young jet-setters to behold modern skyscrapers. Hands down to this glamorous Arab emirate as they have everything to boast from the man-made island to the tallest building in the world. It’s just incredible. Known to be the millionaires’ playground makes you wanna visit and feel like one.
Places to visit in your twenties: Barcelona, Spain
Not just a dream destination for young people, but for all ages who are adventure seekers. Barcelona is home to the world’s famous beaches, perfect weather, incredible music, and parties. Travelling solo to Barcelona is not a problem as this European city is full of life. One could just meet fun new people and become friends with them. This modern mixed city is probably on top of the bucket list destination for many young travellers.
Places to visit in your twenties: Rome, Italy
There is no doubt that the world admires the treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture of the so-called Eternal City. Rome is the centre of one of the world’s greatest civilisations ever. Whether you are a luxury traveller or a backpacker, you must not miss the postcard-worthy views and bring your patience with you for such a huge tourist draw.
Places to visit in your twenties: Venice, Italy
Venice is on top of your list for young travellers seeking a romantic and unique city. Whether travelling solo or with friends, you’ll surely find your place in it. Do not miss hanging around the piazza, try local foods and sip a piece of heaven in a cup of cappuccino.
Places to visit in your twenties: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
When it comes to freedom, Amsterdam is the place to beat. It is known for its high tolerance of prostitution and drugs, but if you are not interested in these things, worry no more! You will still love the city in bloom. The best way to go around the city is by bike. Make sure your camera is ready to take a snap of Canals, River Cruise, “I am Amsterdam” landmark and pay a visit to Ann Frank’s House and Van Gogh Museum. Be open-minded and have a sense of exploration when you visit the city.
Places to visit in your twenties: Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok is definitely on the place-you-should-go list for young adults. This Southeast Asian country is the perfect travel destination when you’re young. There are endless activities, more sights to visit, fantastic food choices (Thai foods are heaven), affordable living, and just-so relaxing places and adventuresome.
Places to visit in your twenties: Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul is not just awesome, but a perfect place for young adults who love to relax, go shopping, party with locals and sight-seeing. Wondering why is Istanbul always on the top list of best places to travel? Book that cheap flight ticket that is constantly popping out of your screen again and again. What more can I say? Discover it yourself, and who knows, you might end up living there.
Places to visit in your twenties: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Burn your calories biking around the city and visit century-old temples. Your backpacking trip to Southeast Asia will not be completed if you’re not visiting Cambodia’s pride. Stunning temples and natural attractions will leave travellers spellbound. Siem Reap has so much to offer.
Places to visit in your twenties: El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
A perfect hub for nature lover youth because of its majestic views, jaw-dropping rock formations, pristine white sand beaches and fresh-from-the-ocean foods, El Nido it is. You will never ask anything more.
Places to visit in your twenties: Santorini, Greece
The most stunning sunset and picturesque landscape is no doubt in Santorini. I bet you can’t help yourself taking hundreds of photographs with the same view. Definitely a must-see place in your 20s.