If you are looking to go traveling for a longer period of time – for example around 3 months then these are the places to be. All are packed with culture and enough to do to last you a lifetime – but you can try your best to fit everything into a few months! Take a look at these highly recommended locations below.


Mexico City, Mexico

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Mexico City is a bustling hub of culture, food, and energy. With thousands of delicious taco spots, dozens of museums and cultural sites, and extremely friendly locals, this is an easy place to call home for a three-month trip. Plus, if you want to take a break from the city, there are dozens of beach towns a quick flight away.


Cape Town, South Africa

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Since South Africa is such a long journey from the United States, it’s a great place to visit if you have three months to do so. Base yourself in Cape Town to enjoy the active lifestyle, beautiful scenery, and trendy restaurant scene, but don’t forget to check out some of the nearby sites, as well. Plan a weekend in the winelands, a few days in a remote beach town, a safari, or even a hop over the border to check out Victoria Falls.


Florence, Italy

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Though Florence boasts enough food, art, and architecture to keep you endlessly entertained, it’s also a central hub for exploring other parts of the country. Hop on a train and within a few hours you can be relaxing on a beach, sipping wine surrounded by rolling hills, or indulging in world-renowned cuisine. You’ll be able to set up a stable routine in Florence while still managing to see a lot of the country (or surrounding countries – France, Switzerland, and Slovenia, among others, are pretty easy to get to via train, as well).


Hoi An – Vietnam

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Hoi An is a great place to spend a 3 month vacation. The town is a perfect size about 120,000 people and has an established western expat community which comes with associated western food, bars and cafés that cater for this community. French colonial architecture (very Insta friendly) gives the town a great atmosphere and things feel very laid back. It allows you to fully relax and unwind from your city life.

A great attraction is also the local food that is available, many locals start their own restaurants in the front of their house so there is nearly always a place where you can get a quick meal nearby. Accommodation options are plentiful. Many people in the town have a few homestay rooms that they let to tourists. Staying with a local Vietnamese family is a great way to engulf yourself in local culture and way of life.

Although not the bargain it was a few years back, a long stay does not decimate your budget. Your main costs, food and accommodation remain in reach for the budget traveller. Local beaches are only 3-4km from the town and if you are like hot weather and beaches this is the place for you. During the wet season be prepared for some fantastic tropical rain storms. A night sitting on the veranda, with a drink, watching the rain fall is great for the soul.

If you are need of things that you can’t get locally Da Nang is only 30km away which gives you access to an international airport, resorts and larger shopping centres.


Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka has been popping up on a lot of must see destinations in recent years, and for good reason! Most people spend a few days to a week or two at the most in this incredible country. But to really experience it, a three month stay would be ideal. In terms of landscape, it’s an incredibly varied country. From beaches to mountains to rainforests, Sri Lanka has it all. Spend a few days exploring Colombo, including the amazing red mosque. From there, hop on a train and head south.

There are dozens of incredible beaches in the south, and you can spend a solid two to three weeks beach hopping. Spend a solid month enjoying the national parks, safaris, and tea country including Ella, Haputale, and Nuwarya Eliya. From there, head north, along the coast to check out the eastern beaches, including the town of Batticaloa. Finally, take in some ancient history and check out Anuradhapura and Sigiriya.


India

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As I see it, India is one of the best places to spend 3 months in. The country is so vast and diverse that you could easily spend a lifetime exploring it all, but 3 months will allow you to see and “feel” a good amount of the country. I recently spent 3 months in India myself and was able to explore parts of the Himalayas in the state of Himachal Pradesh, immerse myself into the cultural capital that is Rajasthan, and then enjoy some of the tropical beaches of the Indian Ocean in the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The sheer diversity of the country is awe-inspiring.

Unlike other countries that are pretty uniform throughout, spending 3 months in India will have you feeling like you’ve been to a handful of countries instead of just one. Languages, cuisine and landscapes change every few hundred kilometers. Whether you’re a slow traveler by nature or in constant need of new sights and sounds, India in all it’s chaotic and unique beauty has what it takes to keep anyone entertained and enthralled for a quarter of year.


Colombia

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From hiking in the mountains from 2600m to 3100m in the mountains right in the capital city of Bogota, and reaching pristine untouched jungle waterfalls at a few hours walk from the busy city center, to dipping in crystal clear waters in the Caribbean sea and sipping amazing cocktails on the border of a luxury hotel in Cartagena, to going white water rafting on the Rio Nego halfway in the middle of the jungle, there are an infinite number of activities to do in Colombia. The food is amazing, the people are friendly, the weather is great, and prices are affordable compared to most other international destinations.


Uzbekistan

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Since the Soviet Union, this part of the world is still not fully exploited by tourists. Uzbekistan once sat at the very center of the world. In the first millennium, no traveler could pass from Asia to Europe without stopping in the Silk Road strongholds of Bukhara and Samarkand, and as a result, these cities evolved into rich cultural centers. For adventurous and fearless travelers, today’s Uzbekistan is a promised land: a Muslim-majority nation that’s both safe and affordable, with few tourists and an abundance of well-preserved mosques and harems.


Grenada

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Grenada, known as Spice Island, remains one of the Caribbean’s under-the-radar gems, even though it’s got what every traveler wants: uncrowded beaches, preserved rain forests, and lively local culture and cuisine. Grenada is now a port of call for 33 new cruise ships — and visitors will soon have even more options for high-end stays, with and both in the works.


Fiji

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It’s no secret that Fiji is home to some of the world’s most spectacular scenery — crystalline waters with colorful reefs, and rugged coastlines covered in greenery. Famous for its friendly people and heavenly tropical islands, Fiji is the quintessential South Pacific paradise. With more than 300 islands to choose from, you’ll find plenty of tropical attractions and fun things to do. Suva, on the largest island of Viti Levu, is the capital, and the tourist town of Nadi, on the western side of the island, is Fiji’s main international gateway, near the large resorts of the Coral Coast and Denarau Island.

Not far from here, you can stroll along sand dunes to ancient archeological sites, soak in therapeutic mud pools and hot springs, dive with sharks in Beqa Lagoon, and raft the Upper Navua River through pristine rainforests.


British Virgin Island

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The British Virgin Islands are a place of beauty, from the lush, green peaks of its many islands down to the sparkling, crystal-clear waters and beyond, down to the sea life living beneath its surface. No matter if you seek solitude, surfing, swimming, scuba-diving, sailing or simply sitting on a perfect beach, the British Virgin Islands has something to offer you. Just like Fiji, they have multiple islands each with its own unique beauty and indulge in it.


Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil

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Anyone who has visited the great waterfalls of the world will tell you that Iguazu, on the Brazil-Argentina border, is hands-down the most incredible. In 2011 Iguazu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature: the only waterfall on the list. What makes Iguazu so unforgettable is the fact that it is both immense and intricate, enormous and minuscule.

The raw power of 62,000 cubic feet of water falling 270 vertical feet every single second is counterbalanced by the delicacy of the pink, purple and white impatiens which grow like weeds and the yellow and orange butterflies which seem to have replaced flies in this paradise.


Thailand

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Thailand would be a great place to visit for a 3-month trip. The east, in general, is a very safe place to travel, the dollar will take you far, and there are so many amazing things to see. You can easily live for 3 months in Thailand on a few thousand dollars. It will cost you about 30-35$ a day to backpack and travel around Thailand. If you plan on staying there for longer you can likely get these costs down, because long term living arrangements will cost less than the short term.

There are a wide variety of sceneries from mountains to beautiful beaches. If you plan on spending several months there it’s a fantastic opportunity to pick up a craft. You can learn things from local experts on a wide variety of handcrafts that would cost you much more in the states. There is also an amazing culture of sports in Thailand. From Mui Tai, scuba diving, and soccer that can be enjoyed for a fraction of the cost in the states while on your travels.


Spain

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For those looking for a healthy mix of culture, fabulous cuisine and adventure, Spain is a destination that will keep you mesmerized month after month. One can enjoy the relaxing vibes of the South of Spain or explore the stunning architecture and cultural trail of the north. From lazing on sandy beaches to learning how to make traditional dishes and exploring historical artifacts, Spain has something for every type of traveler. In addition, being so close to France and Morocco, there are some quick weekend travels that can be planned for those countries as well while having Spain being a home base.


Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) is a great place to travel for 3 months. Positioned in the middle of South-East Asia, with warm weather all year round, KL (as it’s affectionately known by the locals) is a lovely place to visit for a few months. I really love the food, the weather, the cost of living (it’s incredibly cheap!) and the place is very accessible for foreigners. Most people speak very good English, so you’ll have no problem communicating and getting around while you’re there. Compared to other big cities in Asia, KL is really affordable. For very little money you can rent a really nice place for a few months and enjoy the great local food and fruit while you’re here.


Italy

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Italy is a long term traveler’s dream destination. It holds an incredible wealth of culture and history. An extended visit allows you time to hit all the famous sights as well as to bask in the Mediterranean countryside and culture. You’ll experience both grandeur and charm and everything in between.

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