73 Solo Travel Quotes: Inspiring Quotes for Travelling Alone

Whether you are travelling alone for the first time or have done it many times before, allow these 73 solo travel quotes to inspire your next adventure!

73 Solo Travel Quotes: Inspiring Quotes for Travelling Alone

Travelling alone can evoke a spectrum of different feelings. Everything from fear, loneliness and discomfort, to anticipation, excitement and liberation.

Throughout the past nine years of running this blog, I’ve done my fair share of solo travel. It has truly been a rollercoaster of emotions (in fact, you can read my honest thoughts on solo travel here). During these years of solo travel, I found a lot of comfort in reading travel quotes for travelling alone.

So, I thought I would share some of my favourite solo travel quotes with you. Hopefully, next time you are on a lone adventure, you can feel inspired by reading these quotes!

The best SOLO travel quotes

Solo Travel Quotes: Inspiring Quotes for Travelling Alone

“Travel far enough to meet yourself.” – Unknown

“A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.” – Isabelle Eberhardt

“I am of course lost in this journey I’m on, but I do remain confident, though I am lost it will be a great adventure, this adventure will surpass my wildest imagination. So call me a fool, but I’m happy to be lost.” – Micheline Jean Louis

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

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustav Flaubert

“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively, unless you can choose a challenge instead of a competence.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Solo Travel Quotes: Inspiring Quotes for Travelling Alone

“Life is a book. Those who do not travel only read one page.” – Unknown

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

“The goal of my life is to tie adventure to my feet, stock memories in my pocket, hold imagination in my palms like fairy dust and sprinkle it on my tales.” – Mitali Meelan

“The inner journey of travel is intensified by solitude.” – Paul Theroux

“To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“When a thing beckons you to explore it without telling you why or how, this is not a red herring; it’s a map.” – Gina Greenlee

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SOLO TRAVEL QUOTES TO EVOKE WANDERLUST

Solo Travel Quotes Wanderlust

“I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” – Unknown

“Sometimes the best journeys are those, that start when we do not plan, continue how we do not expect and are taking us places we do not know.” – Aisha Mirza

“A person susceptible to ‘Wanderlust’ is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.” – Pico Iyer

“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

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

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

Solo Travel Quotes Wanderlust

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

“Adventure should be part of everyone’s life. It is the whole difference between being fully alive and just existing.” – Holly Morris

“There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.” – Mandy Hale

“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 harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“Everywhere you go, you shall find dramatic splendour and awe because your majestic soul is part of the vivid whole, and nothing about you is ignoble.” – Kilroy J. Oldster

“I have travelled many roads in my life. Some were imbued with pain and I needed to avert my gaze. Others were so beautiful that I would have remained there forever. But always, at some point in these routes, I reached a place where I encountered myself.” – Pablo Holmberg

QUOTES FOR ADVENTUROUS SOLO TRAVEL

QUOTES FOR ADVENTUROUS SOLO TRAVEL

“Travel is rebellion in its purest form.” – Unknown

“A ship is safe in the harbour, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – Gael Attal

“It is in all of us to defy expectations, to go into the world and to be brave, and to want, to need, to hunger for adventures. To embrace the chance and risk so that we may breathe and know what it is to be free.” – Mae Chevrette

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

“To feel truly alive is to step into the unknown, whatever that unknown may be.”- Unknown

“When you’re travelling and something goes wrong, just remember that one day it will make for a great story to tell.” – Unknown

QUOTES FOR ADVENTUROUS SOLO TRAVEL

“Let’s find some beautiful place to get lost.” – Unknown

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

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

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

 “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.Unknown

If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain

MOTIVATING QUOTES WHEN YOU TRAVEL ALONE

MOTIVATING QUOTES TRAVEL ALONE

“Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly.” – Unknown

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

“Traveling solo means getting to know the real you.” – Unknown

“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

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

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

MOTIVATING QUOTES WHEN YOU TRAVEL ALONE

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

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

“Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind” – Marty Rubin

“Traveling solo does not always mean you’re alone. Most often, you meet marvellous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime.”  Jacqueline Boone

“When you’re traveling with someone else, you share each discovery, but when you are alone, you have to carry each experience with you like a secret, something you have to write on your heart, because there’s no other way to preserve it.” – Shauna Niequist

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

SHORT inspiring quotes for travelling alone

Inspiring quotes travelling alone

“We travel not to escape life, but for life to escape us.” – Unknown

“Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.” – Freya Stark

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

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan

“When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage.” – Anaïs Nin

Inspiring quotes travelling alone

“It’s not about the destination. It’s about the journey.” – Unknown

“I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” – Mary Oliver

“Go solo, go far.” – Unknown

“The best trip is the journey you take in finding yourself.” – Angela Vallely

“You have to get lost before you can be found” – Jeff Rasley

“Travel is an investment in yourself.” – Unknown

“Live your life by a compass, not a clock” – Erica Jong

TRAVEL QUOTES FOR WHEN YOU’RE LONELY

Inspiring quotes travel lonely

“The best views always come after the hardest climb.” – Unknown

“You never really travel alone. The world is full of friends waiting to get to know you!” – Unknown

“If you are waiting for someone to travel with you, you may end up waiting a lifetime.” –Unknown

“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

“Travel far enough to meet yourself.” – Unknown

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

Inspiring quotes travel lonely

“Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.” — Buddha

“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” – Maxwell Maltz

“As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it’s inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are!” – Unknown

“I learned my strengths and my weaknesses. I experienced the exhilaration of the ups and the despairs of the lows and most of the feelings in between… I learned courage and I learned it myself” – Ann Stirk

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

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

What solo travel quotes inspire you? I’d love to hear in the comments!

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