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If you’re looking to plan a much-needed getaway with your girlfriends, these girls trip destinations have everything you need for a fun, exciting, and memorable adventure you and your beloved besties will remember forever.

Whether you’re looking for fun-filled city breaks, mesmerizing cultural experiences, or tropical paradise escapes, there’s something on this list for everyone.

So gather your closest friends, pour the tea or uncork the wine, and get inspired with these gorgeous and adventurous destinations that will have you all booking yourselves onto a flight in no time at all!

Girls Trip Destinations


1 – Bali, Indonesia

Ubud, Bali pool
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One of the most popular vacation destinations of the last few years, Bali is the perfect place for a girls’ trip. Boasting amazing nature, stunning beaches, waterfalls, and lush forests, the Indonesian island is a top girls trip destination in Asia.

The best way to experience Bali in a group is to rent a villa with a pool, which is often cheaper than in many other places. Enjoy chilling at the villa by ordering a grazing board to eat by the pool.

Around Bali, check out the beach clubs and have brunch with your girls in the lovely cafés all over the island. Don’t forget to plan a visit to the Ubud Monkey Forest, check out some amazing temples, and discover beautiful waterfalls. Finally, a trip to Bali would not be complete without a group spa treatment.

Related: Best Indonesian Foods to Try

2 – Seoul, South Korea

Bongeunsa Temple in Seoul.
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The capital of South Korea is a lively city that will surprise you with its alternative side, amazing cuisine, and shopping areas. Seoul is known for its shopping districts, mainly Myeong-Dong, Dongdaemun, and Hongdae, where you can shop for everything from Korean cosmetics to clothes and accessories.

An intense shopping spree requires some fuel, and a great spot for delicious street food is Gwangjang Market, where you can sample mung bean pancakes, noodle soup, and spicy rice cakes, among other delicious Korean street food. For a relaxing afternoon, head to the charming Suyeonsanbang Tea House and sip a cup of traditional tea.

Head to the observatory at the top of the N Seoul Tower for panoramic views. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the royal villa Changdeokgung Palace, stroll around Gyeongui Line Forest Park, snap a few Instagram-worthy pictures with the street art at Ihwa Mural Village, and check out Seoullo 7017, Seoul’s version of the NYC High Line.

Related: Korean Foods to Try

3 – Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo is the place to go for a fun holiday packed with cultural activities, lively nights out, and awe-inspiring panoramic views. The city is filled with amazing landmarks like Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple Sensō-ji or the tallest tower in the world, Tokyo Skytree, offering sweeping views of the city.

While wandering around Tokyo, don’t miss the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing, Shibuya Crossing, and the charming Monzen-Nakacho neighborhood.

For great restaurants, head to the picturesque Omoide Yokocho alleyway, then hit the markets at Oedo Antique Market, the largest outdoor antique market in Tokyo. If you visit in spring, a few great spots to enjoy cherry blossoms are Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and the residential district of Nakameguro.

Finally, you can’t visit the birthplace of karaoke without spending a night out singing some tunes! And if you really like your off-beat experiences, give some of these unique things to do in Toyko a try.


4 – Cebu, Philippines

If you’re looking for an adventure-packed beach holiday with your girlfriends, head to Cebu, in the Philippines.

Between island hopping, snorkeling, scuba diving, and dolphin and whale watching, there is no time to get bored in Cebu. A must-see Filipino island is Bantayan in the north of Cebu, boasting unspoiled beaches and crystalline waters.

Cebu is also a great spot for waterfall hiking. Some of the most popular and impressive waterfalls are the iconic Kawasan Falls, Inambakan Waterfall, Dao Falls, and Tumalog Waterfalls.

Finally, no trip to Cebu would be complete without visiting some of the most beautiful temples, such as the Temple of Leah and the Cebu Taoist Temple.

Read more: Best Filipino Foods to Try

5 – Taipei, Taiwan

National Theater and Concert Hall, Taipei
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With beautiful temples, traditional festivities, and delicious street food, Taipei is a fun destination for a girls’ trip. Visit the shopping districts, climb to the top of the former tallest building in the world, Taipei 101, for stunning views of the city, and discover local art at the National Palace Museum.

Sampling local Taiwanese food is a must in Taipei, especially street food sold at the famous night markets. Some of the most popular ones are Shilin, Tonghua, Raohe, and Ningxia. Also, don’t forget about bubble tea. Taiwan is also the birth country of bubble tea, so you must try it!

Finally, Taipei is known for its beautiful temples. Bangka Longshan Temple, Baoan Temple, and Qingshan Temple are among the most beautiful temples, so be sure to stop by and embrace their awe and beauty.

Related: Taiwanese Desserts to Try

6 – Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An City, Vietnam
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Travel back in time and discover one of Vietnam’s most charming towns, Hoi An, with its historical sites, gorgeous temples, lively markets, and tasty food.

Being much smaller than Vietnam’s main cities like Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi, Hoi An is much easier to explore on foot. Some must-see sights are the Buddhist shrine Hoi Quan Phuoc Kien and the 18th-century ornate bridge Cau Temple.

Wander through the colorful Nguyen Hoang Night Market and snap a few pictures with gorgeous lanterns in all shapes and colors. While you’re there, try some delicious Vietnamese street food, like pho (noodle soup), bun cha (pork and vermicelli noodles), or cao lau (noodles with pork).

Just outside Hoi An, pay a visit to the Silk Village and My Son Sanctuary, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site worth visiting. Last, but not least, go for a swim and sunbathe at An Bang Beach or Cua Dai Beach.

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7 – Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Koh Phangan Island
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The small island in the Gulf of Thailand is the perfect destination for both a relaxing beach holiday and an adventurous trip. It’s up to you whether you want to sunbathe on charming beaches and get a relaxing massage or go scuba diving and snorkeling in the beautiful waters.

Ko Pha Ngan (also spelled Ko Phangan or Ko Pha-Ngan) is also famous for its Full Moon party, so make sure you’ll be around for this event.

The party takes place on Haad Rin beach every month on the occasion of the full moon and lasts all night long. Check the upcoming Full Moon parties before your trip, as it may also be the night before or after the full moon.

But Ko Pha Ngan is not just a party island. You can visit lovely waterfalls and amazing temples, such as the Chinese Temple Goddess of Mercy, Wat Chaloklum, or Wat Paa Sang Tham. At Ko Pho temple, you can even try the herbal sauna and get a traditional Thai massage.

Read more: 20 Thai Foods You Need to Try

North America

8 – Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley, California

Just north of San Francisco, Napa Valley is California’s wine county, featuring gorgeous landscapes and great wineries. A girls’ trip in Napa Valley is perfect if you want to escape big cities and enjoy great wine and delicious food in a beautiful natural setting.

The best way to enjoy Napa Valley and experience various wineries is to rent a car and make it a road trip. Drive along the picturesque roads and plan to sleep in a different place each night. Stop at Castello di Amorosa for a Tuscan-style winery tour, dine at The French Laundry, and stop at the famous Sattui winery in St. Helena.

The peak time for visiting Napa Valley is between August and October, the harvest season. If you wish to avoid the huge crowds and high prices during this time, opt for spring, between March and May. For a relaxing holiday, add a stop to a local spa to your itinerary.

Read more: Best California Foods and Drinks You Can’t Leave the State Without Trying

9 – San Diego, California

Beach in San Diego
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If you’re looking for a destination in the USA that offers something for every taste, San Diego may be your best choice. Whether you want to take surf lessons, go hiking in the mountains, check out local breweries, or simply lie on a beach, San Diego has all this and much more.

Wander around San Diego’s Old Town and discover the city’s Mexican heritage. For a relaxing afternoon, stroll around Balboa Park and have a picnic in the gardens while admiring the lovely Spanish-Renaissance architecture.

San Diego boasts many beaches for relaxing or trying water sports. Some popular beaches to visit include Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, and Coronado Beach. A short drive north of San Diego will take you to the beautiful La Jolla Cove, where you can watch the seals and sea lions.

10 – Austin, TX

Head to Austin, Texas, for a fun girls’ trip packed with attractions and activities for every taste. If you’re looking for cultural activities, take a tour of the impressive Texas State Capitol and visit the Blanton Museum of Art to admire American paintings and Latin American art.

For more unusual experiences, check out the Museum of the Weird and the Cathedral of Junk, both part of the famous “Keep Austin Weird” movement dedicated to supporting local businesses. For some of the best views over Austin, zip over the city from Lake Travis Zip Lines.

In the evening, check out the millions of bats flying over Congress Bridge and try some of the city’s best breweries. To experience Austin’s nightlife, check out the Rainey Street Historic District, where the bars are housed in former bungalow homes, and there’s always live music playing. After a night out partying, start your day with breakfast tacos, if you dare – Austin is famous for them!

11 – New York City, NY

Central Park in the autumn, New York City

New York is the perfect USA destination for a girls’ trip. Whether you enjoy the view from the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center or the Empire State Building, check out the Broadway shows, or try so many different world cuisines, you’re guaranteed to have a great time in NYC.

Get a CityPass to save on attractions and get ready for an amazing trip. If you’re looking for free activities, hop on the ferry to Staten Island to enjoy the view of the Statue of Liberty, stroll around Central Park, and check out the street art in SOHO.

Make sure you don’t just stick to Manhattan. Other areas of New York have a lot to offer, like Brooklyn with the gorgeous Prospect Park and the amazing views of Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Domino Park. If you want to walk the Brooklyn Bridge, sunrise is the best time for fewer crowds and amazing views.

Read more: Best Foods to Try in New York City

12 – Charleston, South Carolina

Downtown Charleston, South Carolina

For a laid-back holiday filled with historical and cultural visits, brunches, and long walks around picturesque areas, head to Charleston in South Carolina. The city is a popular destination, better known for its rich history and beautiful architecture.

Admire the colorful Georgian-style houses at Rainbow Row, walk down the lovely alleys around the Historic District, like Cobblestone Alleyway and Philadelphia Alley, and don’t forget to snap a picture at the Pineapple Fountain.

One of the best ways to explore Charleston and learn more about its history is to take a walking tour that will guide you through all the must-see spots. Make sure not to miss the vibrant Charleston City Market, where you can eat delicious food, sample great beer, and shop for souvenirs and art pieces.

Finally, Charleston is full of amazing brunch spots for you and your girlfriends to get your fill of avocado toasts, bowls, and pancakes.

13 – Washington D.C.

Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin, Washington D.C.
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The U.S. capital city is a perfect destination for a trip dedicated to sightseeing, visiting museums, and admiring some of the most impressive landmarks in the country.

The city shows its best colors in spring when cherry blossoms bloom all around The Tidal Basin, a reservoir serving as a backdrop for Washington’s top landmarks.

Some must-see sights around The Tidal Basin are the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument. To explore the surroundings in a fun way, rent a pedal or swan boat and tour the basin.

When in Washington D.C., don’t skip a tour of the White House and a visit to the Smithsonian, the largest museum and research complex in the world, which includes a whopping 21 museums plus a zoo. Oh, and the best thing about the Smithsonian is that it’s free!

14 – Montréal, Canada

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Visit the largest French-speaking city in Canada if you’re up for cultural activities, indulging food, amazing festivals and events, and beautiful big parks. Montréal has a very French-European feel, and even has its own Notre Dame Basilica!

A must when in Montréal is trying local Canadian dishes, like the world-renowned poutine, Montreal smoked meat, and bagels. Another must is a stop at a sugar shack to try delicious meals where maple syrup is the key ingredient.

Between one delicious meal and the other, discover Old Montreal with its historic buildings, beautiful churches, and great museums.

In winter, check out the Montréal en Lumière festival, with the light shows and winter events. In summer, have a picnic at one of the beautiful parks in Montréal, like Parc Jean-Drapeau, Mount Royal, or Lachine Canal. 


15 – Turks and Caicos

Beach in Turk and Caicos

If your idea of a holiday with your girlfriends is lying on a white sand beach and swimming in turquoise waters, Turk and Caicos is an excellent choice for a girls’ trip getaway. The archipelago is between the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic and is a less popular destination but one more than worth discovering. 

Home to gorgeous beaches and some of the most crystalline waters you can imagine, Turks and Caicos is perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. The best way to enjoy the various diving spots is to book an excursion that includes activities like paddle boarding, kiteboarding, and kayaking

Although Turks and Caicos is the classic destination for an all-inclusive resort stay, you can also explore the islands on your own. Stay on one of the main islands like Grand Turk, Middle Caicos, or Providenciales, and explore the smaller ones like Pine Cay or Salt Cay.

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16 – Aruba

Eagle Beach, Aruba Island
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Looking for an exotic place to spend a few days with your girlfriends? Pack your bikini, sunscreen, and camera, and head to one of the best locations in the Caribbean, the island country Aruba. 

While relaxing on a beach and sipping a Piña Colada is a great way to spend an afternoon in Aruba, there’s much more you can do. Have a picnic at the beach, take a sunset cruise, and explore the island on an ATV tour. 

If you’re up for trying more fun activities, how about a SUP (stand-up paddleboard) yoga session to improve balance and strengthen your core? Finally, head to Palm Island to go snorkeling, watch the flamingos, and enjoy the water park.

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Latin America

17 – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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The lively capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, is also one of the largest and most populous cities in South America, so it doesn’t lack things to do on a girls’ trip. Wander around some of the most charming neighborhoods, check out the beautiful architecture, and try the local Argentinian cuisine.

Make sure to explore the picturesque neighborhood of La Boca, famous for its colorful wooden houses, amazing street art, and great Italian restaurants. For a peaceful afternoon, stroll around the beautiful Recoleta Cemetery, with impressive statues and mausoleums.

Since you’ll be traveling to the birthplace of tango, you must check out a show at one of the many Tango clubs, and why not take a few lessons? Finally, experience the vibrant nightlife in Buenos Aires at a speakeasy, rooftop bar, or nightclub.

18 – Tulum, Mexico

Beach in Tulum, Mexico
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A popular destination that combines historical sights, nightlife, and amazing beaches, Tulum is among the most visited places in the Yucatan Peninsula.

The small city of Quintana Roo is known for its Instagrammable spots, like Escultura Ven a La Luz, the long sandy beaches, and cute cafés to enjoy brunch or just a coffee. 

Visit the Area Arqueologica de Tulum for impressive Maya ruins, enjoy a hearty meal at the many great restaurants in Tulum, and rent a bike to cycle to some of the lovely beaches like Playa Paradiso, Playa Las Palmas, or Playa Pescadores. 

Finally, pack your bikini and go for a swim in a cenote, with the most famous ones being Cenote Escondido, Gran Cenote, and Cenote Cavera.

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19 – Medellín, Colombia

Medellin, Colombia

Known for its ideal climate, Medellín is also called the City of Eternal Spring, and it lies in a region rich in coffee plantations and flower farms. Aside from its climate and cultural activities, Medellín is also an amazing destination for nightlife.

After visiting the many museums and historical landmarks like El Castillo, Plaza Botero, and the Museum of Antioquia, head to a rooftop bar for drinks with a view and have dinner at one of the many hip restaurants across the city.

Spa treatments, horseback riding, and coffee tasting are some of the most popular activities you can do in and around Medellín with your girlfriends.

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20 – Cusco, Peru

Cusco City

One of the most beautiful destinations in South America is Peru, better known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site Machu Picchu. The popular archaeological site is not far from Cusco, a picturesque city in the southeast of Peru.

The colonial city of Cusco boasts impressive landmarks such as Cusco Cathedral, the Inca temple Qorikancha, and the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo of Guzmán. However, the visit to Machu Picchu is the highlight of any trip to Peru. For an even more impressive experience, join a 4-day Inca Trail backpacking tour.

If you have enough time, make sure to fit in a 2-day Rainbow Mountain trek to experience the spectacular views of the Peruvian Andes and meet a few llamas and alpacas along the way.

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21 – Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Beach on Galapagos Islands
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Discover unspoiled beaches, spot the local wildlife, including endangered species, and go snorkeling in amazing locations on the Galapagos Island, an Ecuadorian archipelago far out in the Pacific Ocean. 

You can book a cruise of the Galapagos Islands that will take you to the most popular spots as well as off-the-beaten-track locations, or go on your own and take day trips to the different islands. Both options are doable, but going on an organized cruise can take away the stress of planning.

Make sure to visit the Interpretation Center of San Cristobal, go for a hike on Sierra Negra Volcano, check out old pirate caves, and pay a visit to the Wall of Tears.

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22 – Porto, Portugal

Bridge in Porto, Portugal

Between enjoying gorgeous views of the Douro River, going on a Port tasting tour, sampling delicious Portuguese food, and checking out the great nightlife, there are many things to do in Porto on a girls’ trip. 

Wander around the picturesque alleys of the historical center, cross Ponte Dom Luis I for sweeping views of the city, and enjoy the sunset from Vila Nova de Gaia, with live music from street artists in the background. 

At night, hit the bars and clubs in Rua da Galeria de Paris or Rua de Cândido dos Reis. In the morning, have brunch at one of the many spots around the historical center of Porto. If you have extra time, go on a wine tour in the Douro Valley, and take a look at our top things to do in Porto to give you plenty more ways to spend your time in this magical city.

23 – Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy (Spanish steps)

One of the most beautiful capitals in Europe, Rome is a great place to spend a holiday with your girlfriends. Boasting impressive landmarks, stunning ruins dating back millennia, great museums, and delicious food, Rome makes for a great trip.

Explore the historical center with its charming squares and fountains, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, indulge in delicious gelato, and have dinner in the lively neighborhood of Trastevere. While in Rome, pay a visit to Vatican City and check out the stunning Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Don’t forget to take a walk or go for a picnic in Villa Borghese, one of the largest parks in Rome, and check out the view from the Pincio terrace, where you’ll likely find street artists playing live music.

Be sure to check out our guide to some of the best foods to try in Rome, the best neighborhoods to stay in Rome, and some incredible day trips you can take from Rome if you rent a car or want to explore further afield via bus or train.

24 – Canary Islands, Spain

Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
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If you’re looking for a European summer destination to visit any time of the year, the Canary Islands are very much it. The Spanish archipelago off the coast of Morocco offers great weather year-round, amazing beaches, wonderful hiking spots, and incredible landscapes.

Check out Tenerife for lush vegetation, picturesque coastal villages, and the impressive Mount Teide, explore the charming villages and incredible Maspalomas Desert in Gran Canaria, and try windsurfing in Fuerteventura.

For the most surreal landscapes, check out the lovely Lanzarote, and for a more laid-back holiday, visit La Palma. In fact, the islands are some of the warmest destinations during the European winter, so great for a girl’s trip to escape the cold.

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25 – Iceland

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

One of the most unique destinations in Europe is Iceland. The island nation in the far north of Europe is the perfect place for unbelievable natural landscapes and, of course, seeing the Northern Lights.

The best way to discover Iceland is on a road trip, so rent a car and start exploring. Drive around breathtaking landscapes, visit the black sand beaches, check out the impressive waterfalls, and plan a relaxing stop at the Blue Lagoon, where you can get a massage and skincare treatment.

For otherworldly landscapes, head to Vatnajökull National Park to check out the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón and walk on the Diamond Beach.

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26 – London, UK

Thames, London

The British capital city is one of the best places in Europe if you’re looking for a big-city experience. London offers an array of cultural and artistic activities to try with your friends.

Discover some of the best museums, like The National Gallery, check out historical landmarks like Tower Bridge, and watch a show at Shakespeare’s Globe.

To truly experience everything London has to offer, plan to spend at least five days in the city. Don’t forget to sample delicious international cuisine at Brick Lane Market, go shopping in Camden Town, and maybe go for a ride on the London Eye to enjoy the panoramic view. In the afternoon, you must stop for a cup of tea in one of the many chic tea houses all over the city.

For plenty more ideas, be sure to take a look at our top things to do in London, and some fun and enjoyable day trips from London if you rent a car and want to see what else the south of England has to offer.

27 – Sofia, Bulgaria

Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria
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For a cheaper destination with a lot to offer, head to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. While it may not be among the top tourist destinations in Europe, Sofia is a charming city with a rich history, beautiful churches, and many green areas to relax in on a sunny afternoon. The fact that Sofia is less popular among tourists only adds to its charm.

Eat traditional Bulgarian food in a typical Mehana, join a free walking tour to explore the city and learn about its history, and visit some of its most impressive landmarks, like the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Regional History Museum housed in a formal thermal bath building.

Sofia also has a lively nightlife. From pubs and speakeasy bars to clubs where you can dance the night away, there are many options to spend the evening or even the whole night out.

28 – Brașov, Romania

View of Old Town, Brasov, Romania

If you’re looking to go somewhere off the beaten path on your next holiday with your girlfriends, this city in Transylvania is a great choice. Brașov is a charming town with a small but picturesque historical center featuring colorful houses and lovely squares.

Visit the iconic Black Church, discover the old towers around the historic center, and stop for a heartwarming traditional meal at one of the restaurants near Council Square.

If you’re up for the challenge, hike Mount Tampa, right in the middle of the city. Alternatively, take the cable car and admire the panoramic view from above.

Just outside Brașov, hit the slopes in Poiana Brașov, one of Romania’s most renowned ski resorts. The area is gorgeous even in summer when you can walk around and enjoy nature.

In fact, Brașov is just one of many beautiful cities to visit in Romania, so be sure to take a look at where else you could go if you fancy extending your Romanian adventure.


29 – Nairobi, Kenya

Safari in Masai mara reserve in Kenya
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Nairobi may not be the first destination that comes to mind for a girls’ trip, but if you plan it properly, it can be the foundation of an incredible adventure that you won’t be forgetting in a hurry.

While parts of Nairobi can be unsafe, you can enjoy your trip by following certain precautions, like avoiding certain areas and leaving your valuables at home or safely locked in your room.

One of the main reasons to visit Nairobi is for the opportunity to go on a once-in-a-lifetime Kenyan safari. You can choose a short 2-day safari or opt for a longer one of four days to experience even more amazing sights.

Watch the lions at Masai Mara National Reserve and the elephants at Amboseli National Park, visit a Masai village, and admire the stunning landscapes on a hot air balloon ride.

You’ll find plenty of choices of even longer safaris if you wish. Check out all the options and activities and prepare for an unforgettable experience in Kenya’s amazing national parks.

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30 – Bloubergstrand, South Africa

View of Table Mountain, Cape Town

For beautiful beaches, water sports, and hiking, check out the residential area of Bloubergstrand, in Cape Town. The area gets its name from the nearby hill, Blaauwberg in Afrikaans, where you can hike for amazing coastal views.

Bloubergstrand is better known for the beach of the same name, where the number one activity you must try is kitesurfing. From the beach, you can see Robben Island, famous for housing the prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Take a half-day tour to discover the island and its main landmarks.

While you’re in Bloubergstrand, make sure to spend some time discovering Cape Town’s city center, take a cable car to Table Mountain, and go watch the penguins at Boulders Beach.

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31 – Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zeland Skyline
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If you want to visit New Zealand, Auckland is guaranteed to offer you a mix of cultural activities, beautiful nature, and vibrant nightlife. Visit the museums, stroll around the Auckland Botanic Gardens, and go shopping on Queen Street.

The best views in the city are from the Sky Tower. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, experience the Sky Walk or, even better, the Sky Jump, a leap in the void over the skyline of Auckland.

Other activities worth adding to your itinerary are a whale safari in the Hauraki Gulf, stargazing on the Great Barrier Island, and a day trip to one of New Zealand’s famous wine regions, Waiheke Island.

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32 – Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne cityscape

Constantly voted among the top 10 most livable cities in the world, Melbourne is better known for its cultural diversity, great street art, wonderful landmarks, and cool museums.

Visit the National Gallery of Victoria for beautiful art, check out the lovely Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, and enjoy a panoramic view from Melbourne Skydeck.

Melbourne also has some great beaches to relax or practice watersports. St. Kilda is, by far, the most popular beach, although Brighton Beach, with its colorful Victorian bathing boxes, is gorgeous.

A must when in Melbourne is taking a day trip to the Great Ocean Road to experience a scenic coastal drive and check out the stunning limestone formations known as the 12 Apostles.

Read more: Best Foods to Try in Australia

33 – Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii

Last but not least, Hawaii is an incredible place to visit if you want to discover some of the most unique landscapes you’ll ever see, relax on postcard beaches, and hike impressive trails.

All the Hawaiian Islands are gorgeous, so it’s hard to go wrong. As a rule of thumb, opt for Maui if you’re planning a classic resort holiday and enjoy relaxing at the beach and snorkeling.

If you want to visit iconic sites such as Pearl Harbor, the capital Honolulu, and Waikiki beach, and you’re up for experiencing Hawaiian nightlife, go to Oahu. Head to Kauai for a laid-back holiday, unspoiled beaches, scenic landscapes, and great hiking spots.

Finally, choose the island of Hawaii (aka the Big Island) for a bit of everything, including great beaches, volcano hikes, waterfalls, snorkeling, and much more.

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Girls Trip Destinations Summary

With over 30 fun-filled, action-packed, and jaw-droppingly stunning destinations to get inspired by, there should be plenty on our list for you and your favorite girlfriends to get excited about.

So often in life, we daydream about and jokingly plan trips away with best friends but never actually get around to making the trip happen.

Don’t be afraid, if the timing is right, to channel more than a little of your inner YOLO. The more you put off memorable getaways with your dearest friends, the more life gets in the way and the harder it gets to find the time.

Whether it’s a sun-kissed beach break or an epic across-the-world adventure, there are so many ways you and your girlfriends can take much-needed time to explore, let loose, and have fun together. Go for it, and make some lifelong memories none of you will ever forget!

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