Get away from it all and reconnect with your besties in some of the world’s greatest destinations. From Japan to Namibia to Mexico, there is just too much to see to spend another weekend hitting up the same old spots.

Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Here are the best girlfriend getaways around the world!

Girlfriends in tokyo

There’s no place like Tokyo. Full of all things cool, crazy, and cute, this city is constantly buzzing with energy. If you’ve never been to Tokyo, move this city to the top of your must-see list.

It’s such a fun spot to go shopping, grab adorable photo booth shots, and eat amazing food while learning about a totally unique culture.

READ MORE: 12 Reasons to Plan a Girls’ Trip to Tokyo

Mermaid Nails at Jill & Lovers in Tokyo

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Visiting Kawaii Monster Cafe in Tokyo

Visiting the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo

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The Ultimate Guide to Moving to Tokyo

Girlfriend Getaway at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

Maybe I’m biased as a California girl born and raised, but I think California is one of the best spots on the planet for a road trip. From Los Angeles up to San Francisco, there is just so much to see.

Plan on taking at least three days to explore all of the gorgeous sights.

READ MORE: The Girl’s Guide to a California Coast Road Trip

Staying at the Madonna Inn

A Girlfriend Getaway at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage


Girlfriend getaway to las vegas

girlfriends in las vegas

It’s not all about gambling! While it can be fun to try your odds, there is so much more to Las Vegas. Full of glam hotspots, this is the perfect spot to go to the salon, grab your chicest glamour girl dress, and hit the town for an unforgettable night out.

Aside from the obvious “good time” Vegas has to offer, there is SO much more to Sin City. Consider flying over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter, racing a Ferarri at SPEEDVegas, attending the Life is Beautiful music festival or visiting the Seven Magic Mountains art installation.

READ MORE: The Ultimate Girlfriend Getaway Guide to Las Vegas

Girls’ Trip Guide to Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve

Flying Over the Grand Canyon with Maverick Helicopters

Yacht Week Floaties

What’s better than spending a week on a sailboat with? Spending a week on a yacht full of your besties, of course! I’ve done four all-girls trips on The Yacht Week and they’re some of the best trips I’ve ever taken. You’ll make memories and have inside jokes for years to come.

The Yacht Week is a week long sailing trip that takes you to different island destinations with activities and parties planned along the way. No sailing experience necessary — just book a boat, grab your girls and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

READ MORE: 10 Reasons The Yacht Week Should be Your Next Girls’ Trip

The Ultimate Guide to The Yacht Week Italy

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The Ultimate Guide to The Yacht Week British Virgin Islands

How to Pack for The Yacht Week in a Carry-On

Yacht Week Style

Crystal Cruises

Whether you sail Ha Long Bay in Vietnam or take a cruise around the Galapagos islands, there are so many incredible cruise experiences around the world. Some of my favorite cruise experiences were sailing the Seychelles with Crystal Cruise’ Esprit Yacht and getting to celebrate New Year’s Eve on a cruise in Brazil.

It’s a fun way to get a bunch of your girls together without dealing with a ton of logistics. You unpack once, the ship will take you where you want to go and you can just live it up in the meantime.


Cruising the Galápagos with Ecoventura

Ha Long Bay Junk Boat Cruise

My Seychelles Itinerary on Crystal Cruises’ Esprit Yacht

Sailing into the Port of Bonifacio

Isla Holbox Hammocks

best friends in riviera maya

Our neighbors to the south have some of the greatest beaches in the world. I love hitting the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of Riviera Maya. Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is home to some of my favorite beach destinations: Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Isla Holbox.

It’s a real tropical paradise.

I’ve done a few solo trips to this region and a few trips with girlfriends and it really is one of my favorite spots on earth.

READ MORE: Top Ten Things to Do in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

The Ultimate Isla Holbox Travel Guide

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Isla Holbox

The Ultimate Tulum Travel Guide

Where To Find The Best Food in Tulum

Tips for Traveling Mexico in the Summer

The Solo Female Traveler’s Guide to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

Porer Lighthouse

Krka National Park in Croatia

A hidden treasure in Eastern Europe, Croatia has incredibly diverse regions and it is heaven for foodies. Explore the local vineyards for wine tastings, then go truffle hunting for an ultra local treat.

Croatia is also a stunning spot for sailing so be sure to hit the picturesque coastline!

READ MORE: 20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Croatia

girlfriends at waterfall in iceland

Friends in van in iceland

Few places can compete with the natural beauty of Iceland. See the Northern Lights, dive the Diving the Silfra Fissure, scale the icy cliffs, then take a dip in the Blue Lagoon. Iceland is the ultimate trip for adventure loving girlfriends.

READ MORE: How to Survive Iceland’s Ring Road in a Camper Van

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Iceland

Tips for Traveling Iceland in the Spring

The Best Time to Go to Iceland

Old San Juan

blonde in new york

Of course, New York City! Whatever you love, this unbeatable non-stop city has got it. From world class theatres, galleries, and museums to an epic nightlife, New York city is the perfect destination for a girls’ trip.

There’s no better place than summer in The Hamptons or Christmas in the Big Apple!

READ MORE: A Budget-Friendly Girlfriend Getaway in New York City

blonde at giraffe manor

My African adventures have wound through Morocco, Namibia, Victoria Falls, and South Africa. I’ve seen some of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth but few things bring a smile to my face as fast as my memories from the Giraffe Manor in Kenya.

With giraffes that will eat right from your hand or even steal your breakfast off the table, this place is truly something our of a dream!

READ MORE: Visiting Giraffe Manor in Kenya

Visiting Jordan Wine Estate in South Africa

What to Pack for an African Safari

Tips for Visiting Sossusvlei in Namibia

Essential Tips for Your First Trip to Morocco

The Ultimate Cape Town Travel Guide

blonde in italy

Amalfi Coast Italy

Europe has a lot of beautiful places but, for me, Italy is easily one of the most impressive countries. From Rome to the Amalfi Coast, there is an endless amount of history, natural beauty, fashion, and food.

READ MORE: How to Travel Italy on a Budget

The Best Time to Go to Italy

Traveling Italy in a Week by Train

Top Romantic Getaways in Italy for Couples

Discovering Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast with Walks of Italy

Girlfriends in Indonesia

Canggu swings in Bali

This little Indonesian island is the ultimate tropical escape. Grab your girls, bikinis, and rent a traditional Balinese villa. Once you’re there, you’ll never want to leave.

The picture perfect beaches and laid back lifestyle will steal your heart from the second you touch down.

READ MORE: The Ultimate Bali Travel Guide

The Best Time to Go to Bali

How to Travel Bali on a Budget

Top Romantic Getaways in Bali for Couples

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Bali

Bali-Inspired Travel Nails


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Kiersten Rich

Kiersten Rich is the bikini-obsessed author of award-winning solo female travel and lifestyle blog, The Blonde Abroad, featuring travel tips, fashion, food, festivals and photography from around the world.

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