50 Best Solo Travel Quotes – Inspiring Travel Alone Quotes

I made my first trip alone at the age of 19. Since then, I’ve tried to plan at least one solo trip a year and travel somewhere completely on my own.

All these trips changed my personality in a very positive way and helped me become a more self-confident and open-minded person.

If you’re a frequent solo traveler like I am you probably know all the great benefits of traveling alone.

If you haven’t tried it yet, hopefully, these 50 best solo travel quotes will help you take the leap and book a flight ticket for your first adventure alone!

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50 Best Solo Travel Quotes to Inspire You to Travel Alone

The following solo travel quotes should mainly be an inspiration. Plus you can easily copy-paste them and use them as Instagram captions or design your own custom stickers for example.

“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.”

Diane von Furstenberg

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

Helen Keller

“Travel is an investment in yourself.”


“Dare to live the life you always wanted.”


“Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one thing that is going to require the most from you.”

Caroline Myss

“Traveling alone doesn’t always mean you’re alone. Most often, you meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime.”

Jacqueline Boone

“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”

Harun Yahya

“Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life-changing experience of your life. Try it at least once!”


“When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted by himself.”

Liberty Hyde Bailey

“Not I, nor anyone else, can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself.”

Walt Whitman

“You don’t need magic to disappear, all you need is a destination and a great hostel!”


“You must go on adventures to find out where you belong.”

Sue Fitzmaurice

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain

“Just because my path is different, doesn’t mean I’m lost!”


“I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.”

Thomas Jefferson

” A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.”

Gael Attal

“If you never go, you will never know!”


“Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time.”

Hannah Arendt

“Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.”

Roman Payne

“If you have to wait for someone to travel with you, you may end up waiting a lifetime!”


“Live your life by a compass, not a clock”

Erica Jong

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”

Wendell Berry

“You have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do. Act accordingly”

Colin Wright

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

Mary Anne Radmacher

“Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.”

Henry Rollins

“I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone.”

Daphne du Maurier

“I’m never happier than when I’m alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible.”

Storm Jameson

“If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.”

Angelina Jolie

“This is the journey of your life. Don’t try to explain it to others, because only you can see it.”

Nitin Namdeo

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Neale Donald Walsch

“Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient.”

Grace Lichtenstein

“Travel far enough to meet yourself!”


“The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.”

Ayn Rand

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Mary Oliver

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world.”

Freya Stark

“Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.”

Marty Rubin

“A mind that is stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“Walk your own path and be yourself.”

Joanne Nussbaum

“There are better things ahead than any we leave behind”

C.S. Lewis

“Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.”

John Mayer

“What good are wings without the courage to fly?”

Harper Lee

“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”


“People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.”

Paulo Coelho

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”

Jack Kerouac

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learninig how to sail my ship.”

Mary Louise Alcott

“Solo travel not only pushes you out of your comfort zone, it also pushes you out of the zone of others’ expectations.”

Suzy Strutner

“To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.”

Anna Quindlen

“Traveling solo means getting to know the real you!”


“Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.”

Ewan McGregor

Undoubtedly, solo travel can be really intimidating – especially the first time.
However, it’s always more about your mind than about your abilities.

You’re forced to believe in yourself and what you’re capable of. As soon as you recognize your inner strength, you’ll find out you can accomplish more than you ever thought.

Take these 50 best solo travel quotes as an extra push to overcome your fears and start your unforgettable trip alone!

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Do you want to travel like me?
Here are some of my favorite travel tips and resources:

Flights: I prefer using CheapOair or Skyscanner to book flights. The destination everywhere feature is perfect for finding some cheap deals!

Accommodation: Booking.com is my favorite site to find some great hotel deals. I do love staying at a local place as well, thus I book an Airbnb every now and then.

Travel Insurance: There are many reasons why travel insurance is important and I never travel without having one. I use the simple and flexible one from World Nomads to be protected against unforeseen events.

Tours: I love taking tours to explore destinations like a local. My favorite website to book them in advance is GetYourGuide.

Camera Gear: I use a Nikon D5300 camera with an 18-105 mm and a 10-20 mm wide-angle lens to take my photos.   

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  1. I love all of these quotes. Solo travel has definitely changed my life in so many ways. I’m so glad I never waited for anyone to pursue what I wanted. 🙂

  2. Oh man, this hurts during these times of lockdown… ‘If I never go, I’ll never know’… AHHHH.
    I think ‘Patience is a virtue’ is one I probably need to stand by at the moment – haha.

    Thank you for sharing. The images make for sweet pins!

      1. Oh I love these quotes! My favorite quote would have to be “For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” I even have it tattooed on my side! ?

  3. My favourite quote of the list is “Travel is an investment in yourself” – it’s so true! Travelling solo is an enormous challenge but you come out of it feeling so much stronger and more confident in yourself. The things you experience is definitely an investment. That’s why I always seem to spend most of my savings on travel haha.

  4. I’m always on the lookout for more travel quotes.. :] I love so many of these! <3 (I'm also reallyyy missing travel right now, but hopefully soon!)

    1. Im a solo traveler too. My first time to travel solo was when I was 11 yrs old 🙂

      It’s a challenge traveling solo but the experience is all worth it.

  5. I usually travel with my husband so I don’t get to do any solo travels. However, I love reading stories about women solo traveling around the world.

    Out of the quotes that you provided, I love this one by Angelina Jolie, “If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” I can’t wait to hop on a plane to travel again so we can explore some more!

  6. “Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” Oh my….loving it! <3

  7. I could read these all day! I loved going on a solo trip few years back and really think that it changed me for the better. I have been getting itchy feet to do it all over again and I guess this post was exactly what I needed to get 100% convinced ❤️

  8. This quote lits is a good idea! I travelled also solo so I can relate! Here is one of my fav in your list: “Just because my path is different, doesn’t mean I’m lost!”

  9. I love solo travel! One Instagrammer I follow answered a question for solo traveling that went ” but what if I’m afraid?” with DO IT AFRAID and if that isn’t such a boost. Now when ever I get scared or on the verge of backing out of something I’ll remind myself that it’s okay to do things afraid, the important thing is to DO IT .

  10. Solo travel is best. I have heard about solo travel many times and I want to go on solo travel, but did not get a chance. Travel is a way to meet with yourself.

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