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Twenty Top Trips To Take In Your Twenties And Have An Awesome Time

Your twenties are the best years of your life to get out there and see the world. Some of the best trips are to be taken in your twenties, so go while you’re young and free of responsibilities. Have an awesome time taking part in all the best parties, festivals and adventures the world has to offer!

Here is a list of twenty epic trips to take in your twenties and have an awesome time!

Here Is A List Of Twenty Epic Trips To Take In Your Twenties, In No Particular Order:


Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu

This challenging trail in Peru will take you on a spiritual and physical journey that will take your breath away. The iconic four days, the 3-night hike leads you to the awe-inspiring, grand Incan empire of Machu Pichu.

READ MORE: Is hiking the Inca Trail hard? What to expect each day

Finally arriving at the sun gate of Machu Pichu after 3 days of trekking.
Finally arriving at the sun gate of Machu Pichu after 3 days of trekking.

Take a Contiki Tour in Europe

Join fifty other twenty-something-year-olds and travel around Europe for three weeks on a bus. You will squeeze in as many sites as you possibly can, make a bunch of new friends and kill a whole lot of brain cells! It’s an epic trip to take in your twenties, but try not to kill too many brain cells though so you actually remember it!

Get a working holiday visa

Countries like Canada, Australia, The UK and New Zealand make it pretty easy to get a working holiday visa. Meaning, you can live and travel within the country for up to a year, sometimes two. It’s the best way to travel and explore, especially in these countries because the cost of living is so expensive. Buy a cheap camper, road trip around the country and work along the way to pay for your trip.

Holi Festival, India

Also known as ‘The Festival of Colours’, Holi takes place all across India to mark the arrival of spring and observe the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated by smearing and throwing coloured powered all over each other, having parties and dancing in the street.

Celebrating Holi Festival on the streets of Goa, India
Celebrating Holi Festival on the streets of Goa, India

Go Island Hopping in the Phillippines

You can’t go past the Philipinnes for beautiful warm turquoise waters, sandy beaches, overhanging palm trees, and lovely welcoming locals. If you love wreck diving, be sure to visit Coron Island for an epic diving adventure.

Coachella Music and Arts Festival

Love music festivals? Then head out to the Palm Springs Desert in California, cover yourself in glitter, sparkles and anything extravagant and dance the weekend away to the biggest names in music. Be sure to catch the famous Coachella sunsets. But be prepared though- it’s hotโ€ฆvery hot!

Full Moon Party, Thailand

A trip to Thailand in your twenties would not be complete without joining in on one of the world’s most famous parties, The Full Moon Party. Party the night away on the beach under the full moon with thousands of other travellers on the island of Koh Phanghan.

Full Moon Party, Thailand
Full Moon Party, Thailand

Go surfing in Hawaii

Head to O’ahu island in Hawaii and hit up the waves at Waiki beach, attempt to surf the Banzai pipeline if you dare, take a tour through Pearl Harbour and hike the stairway to heaven. There is plenty of things to do on this gorgeous tropical island.

Drown yourself in beer at Oktoberfest

Are you a twenty-something beer lover? Then get yourself to the annual Oktoberfest, the worlds largest beer festival held in Munich, Germany. Dress up in traditional Bavarian clothing, dance to classical Bavarian music and hop your way around the beer tents drinking your weight in beer from stein glasses bigger than your face.

Mountain bike down Death Road in Bolivia

It’s certainly not for the faint-hearted! But if you love extreme, on the edge activities, then this is for you. Dubbed “the world’s most dangerous road”, mountain biking down Death Road in Bolivia will have your stomach churning and your adrenalin pumping!

Mountain biking down Death Road in Bolivia
Mountain biking down Death Road in Bolivia

Party in Ibiza, Spain

Do you want to party like it’s spring break? Take a trip to the Spanish party island of Ibiza and join the thousands of other twenty-somethings. Spend your days chilling on the white sand beaches or hitting up the hippie markets. Then join a sunset boat party and head to world-famous clubs like Space and Privilege to catch big-name resident DJ’s like Calvin Harris and David Guetta.

Eat your way around Mexico

You’ll find a never-ending explosion of flavours wherever you go in Mexico. Tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, tostadas, tlayudas, burritos..the list goes on. Whether your vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan or a meat lover, there is something for everyone in Mexico. Grab a $1 taco from a food cart and chase it down with a 50c churro or a shot of mezcal.

Take a motorcycle journey through Vietnam

Vietnam has some incredibly stunning scenery. And there is nothing quite like the freedom of exploring it by motorcycle. The lush green landscapes and the winding mountain passes make for one awesome adventure.

Riding the Ha Giang Loop in Northern Vietnam
Riding the Ha Giang Loop in Northern Vietnam

Take a sailing trip in the Whitsundays

Take your pick of yacht or catamaran, party or non-party boat (I opted for the SV Whitehaven yacht) and head out on an overnight or multi-day sail around the Whitsunday Islands in Australia. Explore the magnificent soft white sand beaches and snorkel, swim and kayak around the crystal clear waters.

Tomorrowland, Belgium

Join the other 150,000 festival-goers from all over and experience the largest electronic music festival in the world. With the biggest DJ’s in the industry and some of the most stimulating audio and visual productions you will probably ever lay eyes on, three days partying at Tomorrowland will be a weekend that will have you on a high for weeks to follow.

Get soaked at Songkran Festival

Marking the beginning of the Thai New Year, this ‘water festival’ will see major city streets blocked off and crowds of people roaming around throwing buckets of water at each other, shooting water pistols and soaking each other any way possible. Be prepared to get soaked!

Getting soaked at Songkran Festival in Bangkok
Getting soaked at Songkran Festival in Bangkok

Go hiking in Patagonia

If you love a good outdoor adventure, then head down to Patagonia in Argentina or Chile and hike through some of the most pristine landscapes in South America, if not the world. You’ll see rugged mountains, big volcanoes, glaciers, and lakes bluer than the sky. You’ll be blown away by the grand size and beauty of this place, and you’ll be sure to have an awesome time here.

Visit the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands, part of the country of Ecuador is one of the most prime places in the world for viewing wildlife in their natural habitats. Go to see Galapagos Tortoise’s, Sea Lions, Marine Iguanas and much, much more. Spend a week to 10 days island hopping and exploring the rocky outcrops and islets that make the Galapagos Islands so pristine.

A sea lion sleeping on a park bench in the Galapagos Islands
Afternoon nap time for the sea lions in the Galapagos

Carnival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Often expressed as one of the biggest parties in the world, Carnival is Mardi Gras on steroids. Join in the other 2 million people on the streets of Rio for the multi-day carnival that celebrates rich Brazillian culture, arts and music.

Explore South-East Asia

One of the most well-travelled backpacker destinations in the world, South East Asia has it all, and is cheap! Give yourself a few months to explore the island’s of Thailand, go tubing in Laos, visit the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and take a cruise through Halong Bay in Vietnam. South-East Asia is one of the best trips to take in your twenties.

There you have it, twenty of the most epic trips to take in your twenties. What are you waiting for?

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