If you’ve never traveled abroad before, it can be quite daunting and
overwhelming because you might find it hard to decide on where to go.
Jumia Travel shares 4 of the best cities for first-time overseas
travelers to make it easier for you to decide on where to travel to.
To be honest, there is
really no place like Barcelona. In many ways, Barcelona encapsulates the
best of Europe. If you really want to experience Europe, then Barcelona
in Spain is one of the best places to visit. It is a very interesting
place that’s culturally diverse, with great and breathtaking scenery. It
is one of the most tourist-friendly cities in the world. The best part
about Barcelona is that there are a ‘glut of cheap and chic hotels
and/or accommodation’ for you to relax in while visiting. They also have
a bustling and delightful food scene that is sure to give your taste
buds a culinary experience like no other.
is considered one of the world’s most visited cities and for good
reason. There is a certain ‘casual elegance’ to the city and that is
further enhanced by its array of famous museums, beautiful architecture
and pretty, intimate streets. Paris is one of the best cities for first
time travelers because there really is hardly a chance of getting bored
or underwhelmed. The city has a virtually limitless and wide array of
shopping, dining, drinking and sightseeing opportunities. The best part
about Paris is its extensive metro-system that makes transportation or
getting around relatively easy. The only downside is that Paris is quite
an expensive city but if you are able to budget well and set aside
enough money, you are sure to have a great and memorable experience.
is the obvious choice for many first-time overseas travelers,
especially those from Anglophone countries, because everyone speaks
English so there will be less of a culture shock. The UK is very diverse
so it offers the opportunity to enjoy big cities, beautiful seashores,
as well as spectacular highlands. When visiting the UK, try to base your
stay in London so you can visit iconic attractions like the Tower of
London, Big Ben etc., and enjoy day trips to places like Windsor, Bath
and St. Albans. Accomodation in the UK can be quite on the expensive
side, so it will help if you know someone living in the UK that you can
stay with during your visit. However, if you prepare, budget well and
put enough money aside, you should be able to take care of accomodation
without really breaking a sweat.
generally a great place for first-time overseas travelers. It’s a safe,
very friendly and incredibly scenic place. It’s ideal for outdoor
adventures like whale watching, puffin and iceberg cruises, kayaking,
hiking etc. There are also some great and delicious foods to enjoy like
the famous sweet Canadian maple syrup. Many travelers to Canada go there
to enjoy its calm, peaceful and scenic ambience. Canada is known to be
one of the safest countries in the world, as well as one of the best
countries in the world.