Top 25 Places to Travel as a Newbie

You have been admiring travel photos on Facebook and Instagram, you hear incredible stories from friends who have been visiting places all over the world, and you have decided you want in on the action! You want to backpack the world, see new places and meet new people, but the world can sometimes seem overwhelming. Where do you start? Where should you go first?

We have your back with this list of the top 25 places to backpack for the first time!

Like what you see and have a destination in mind? Check out our Backpacker 101 articles, which will help you get everything you need together. Happy travels!

Morocco is easy to get to from the United States and Europe, sees tons of tourists each year and has different travel options for different tastes. Spend some time in the desert, check out Marrakech, visit Chefchaouen (the blue city) and check out the beautiful seaside town of Essaouira.

Tanzania is stunningly beautiful and has a seemingly unlimited number of awesome places to visit. The safaris in Tanzania are some of the best in the world and the people are some of the friendliest. This country has beaches, mountains (the highest in Africa), cities, villages, a little of everything. Tanzania is one of the best options for a first-time visitor to Africa and new backpacker.

Australia is organized and developed, yet easy-going; it has incredible cities, but even amazing wilderness. The country has a number of beautiful natural parks and pristine beaches for exploring. Plus, you can check out the countless wild species that you can only find Down Under!

Some of the greatest beaches in the world are sure to put you at ease and make leave you wanting after a visit to the Co Islands. The Co Islands also offer great culture and rich history, giving you to explore than just your beach chair.

New Zealand gives travelers the chance for heart-racing adventure, as well as chill, relaxed travel. As with Australia, the country will provide you all the amenities you need, making travel easy and comfortable.

Cambodia is home to one of the most famous ancient ruins in the world, Angkor Wat, but has much to offer than just that. When backpacking here you will enjoy icious food, rich history, and beautiful scenery.

Indonesia has so much to see and do, that it is the perfect place to slow travel. There are tons of backpackers here, so you won’t feel alone, but there are also hidden gems where you can find a bit of solitude.

Malaysia is a great introduction to Southeast Asia because it is a bit developed and organized than other countries in the region, which can make it feel comfortable. It is also very easy to get around this country, as it has a great bus system. Note that Malaysia is somewhat expensive than other countries in the region.

Vietnam is full of kind people and beautiful scenery. There is also a rich history and colorful culture to this country, which makes it worth spending a long period of time exploring.

Thailand is fun, exciting, beautiful and super cheap. There is a little something for everyone here, from bustling big cities to tranquil village escapes. Enjoy the pristine beaches or get lost in the dense jungles. Travel all by yourself, or with the scores of other people checking out this awesome country!

Regardless of where you decide to go, our best advice to you is just go! Backpacking will change your life for the better. Again, if you have no idea where to start getting yourself ready, visit our Backpacker 101 for all the tips you could possibly need!

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