You do not really know where to go in your gap year? So check 10 countries below out and consider whether it might be something for you to visit one or more of these delicious countries. The 10 countries representing all continents (except Antarctica), so if you are planning your gap year, you cannot choose wrong if you choose one of these countries.
Thailand is a great destination number one and with good reason! Firstly, there are often cheap flights to Thailand, and secondly it is really cheap to stay and live in Thailand, compared to Denmark. In addition there is an enormous amount of things you can do in Thailand, whether you are for relaxation, celebration, culture or sports, there is something for everyone in Thailand.
Australia is the perfect country for young first-time travelers, whether traveling alone or with a friend. Australians are so open and friendly that you quickly will feel at home even if you are on the other side of the globe. In addition, Australia has so much to offer that you could probably spend your entire sabbatical there without having time to see it all. Surf, beach, beautiful weather, exotic wildlife, stunning scenery, Great Barrier Reef, need us mentions more?
03. New Zealand
New Zealand is the perfect country if you want to get an adrenaline rush or love adventure. Here you can try out hiking, rock climbing, white-water rafting, zorbing, bungee jumping and skydiving, among a million other things. Nature in New Zealand is also fantastic and if you get the opportunity, we highly recommend Tongario Crossing and Glacier Hiking.
Malaysia is also very popular if you are heading towards either Australia or New Zealand, or if one backpacker around Asia. It’s worth taking a few days in Malaysia which is a mixture of China, India and the local Malay culture, which in principle gives you three countries 1. Malaysia has besides the beautiful city Kuala Lumpur, also some really delicious Paradise where Langkawi Perhentian also get our best recommendations.
If you are in your sabbatical both wish to volunteer and will have great outdoor experiences Tanzania is certainly worth considering. Here, there are many volunteer projects you can be a part of such, teaching English or helping to build houses. When you are free from volunteer work, you can consider taking on safari or trek up Mount Kilimanjaro.
Peru is one of the most popular destinations for young backpackers who want to go to South America in their gap year. We can well understand, since you here both can experience the Amazon jungle, the Nazca lines the great Titicaca lake and of course the famous Machu Picchu. With all these great outdoor experiences it is easy to see why Peru is so popular among many great travelers.
USA which is God’s own country is of course also on our list of countries you should experience in your sabbatical. The most popular cities are either New York or Los Angeles where you can both get the city or relax completely. US offer enormous variety of experiences and we will quickly make a complete guide to how you should see the USA in your gap. Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon are just some of the great experiences you can have when you are traveling across the United States.
Vietnam is a little harder to travel around than Thailand, but offers at least as much. Typically, people travel around in both Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam in their gap year in South East Asia. Vietnam is also a long way cheaper than Thailand, and you should definitely consider if it is really Thailand you want to.
If you are so far away from home as long possible you should definitely go to Fiji. Fiji islands are extremely popular for young people taking a year and the combination of palm trees swaying in the breeze and azure waters as far as the eye, making Fiji a perfect destination if you need to relax for a week or two.
Samba country is the destination you must visit if you want to celebrate. In Brazil Carnival a huge part of their culture and a carnival in Rio de Janeiro you’ll never forget. Of course they also both jungle and delicious beaches like Ipanema and Copacabana.
This was our top 10 countries you should experience in your sabbatical. The list is obviously very subjective and if we could we had included all countries of the world as it is different what goes up in and want to experience. We do hope that we have the list could give you some inspiration to take a closer look at some countries you might not have considered traveling to your gap year!