Top 10 Stunning Countries for Your First International Trip

Travelling to a new place is always a great way to relax and chill. Be it a leisure trip or full of exploration and with unlimited destinations attracting thousands of tourists, deciding the next trip is always a big question. When it comes to deciding international trips, especially if it is your very first international trip, it is quite a hassle, and thorough research is needed. Considering many factors like budget, stay, and flights, it is also essential to create tons of memories and make your first international trip unforgettable. 
Today, we have listed down ten best countries for your first international trip to and don't worry as there is also ample information to decide which country should be the first. 

1. England 

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England is a great option for the first international travel, as you won't have to worry about communication barriers. The capital of the country is the best place to start exploring the country. London's Underground subway system is easy to navigate, and there is plenty to do in Britain's Capital city.

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Dishoom 
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 3250 

Burger & Lobster
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 4000

Duck & Waffle
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 5100
Language Spoken: English
Air Tickets: The round trip flight tickets can cost between INR 35,000 to INR 50,000 onwards if boarding from New Delhi or Mumbai. The tickedts are aorund INR 43,000 to INR 60,000 from Chennai or Kolkata.
Suggested Duration: 3 - 4 days
Estimated Budget: INR 1.8 L - 2.0 L
Best Time to Visit: March to May (Spring Season)

Check out England’s Visa Policy

2. Greece

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Greece is all about the white-washed bungalows and villas, clear-blue skies and black-pebbled beaches. You can take a Mediterranean vacation to the island of Greece as your first international trip and enjoy mouthwatering Mediterranean food, amazing sunsets and pulsating nightlife. 

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Family-run pensions are the best option for people who love the old traditional way of living with friendly owners in a homely atmosphere there.

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Marco Polo Cafe
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 2000

Varoulko
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 5000

Koukoumavlos
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 2800

Language Spoken: Greek and English
Air tickets: The return airfare to Athens, Greece costs as low as INR 35,000. Many flights from New Delhi leaves for major cities like Athens, Corfu, Thessaloniki.
Suggested Duration: 6 - 7 days
Estimated Budget: INR 50,000
Best Time to Visit: September-October, April-June

Check out Greece’s Visa Policy

3. Japan

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One of the cleanest, safest and most organised countries in the world. Japan is known the uniqueness that lies in its culture, food, their mastery of technology from art museums to the bathrooms. While language could be a problem, but various apps help you translate and communicate with people. Japan holds a strange yet delicious cuisine and brims with history through its architecture.

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When in Japan, Tokyo, Shinjuku and Ginza are considered to be the best areas for accommodation. Here are other recommendations too, check it out.

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Language Spoken: Japanese
Air Tickets: There are flights available from India to major cities like Tokyo and Osaka. The return flights to these cities approximately costs around INR 45,000.
Suggested Duration: 4-5 days
Estimated Budget: INR 65,000 - INR 70,000
Best Time to Visit: March-May, September-November

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4. South Korea

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Located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, South Korea is known for its nature, lifestyle, rich heritage and culture. The country offers its lush green and hilly countryside, dotted cherry trees and many ancient Buddhist temples. A perfect blend of Coastal fishing villages, tropical islands and technology, this country gives the best experience to travellers. 

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Ddungbo Halmae Gimbap
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 300

Jungsik
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 5400

Korea House
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 3000

Language Spoken: Korean 
Flights: There are many flights available at approx INR 25,000 for the round trip from New Delhi.
Suggested Duration: 6 - 7 days
Estimated Budget: INR 45,000
Best Time to Visit: March-May, September-November

Check out South Korea's Visa Policy

5. Singapore 

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Singapore is a melting pot of culture and history and celebrates the colourful culture in the best way. This small country will prove to be one of the best travel experience and an excellent option for a first international trip. An amalgamation of a fast, new age world and rich history, Singapore never fails to impress. 

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Language Spoken: English, Tamil and Mandarin Chinese
Flights: The round trip flight tickets can cost between INR 20,000 – 22,000 onwards if boarding from New Delhi or Mumbai or INR 11,000 – 15000 From Chennai or Kolkata.
Suggested Duration: 3 - 4 days
Estimated Budget: INR 42,000
Best Time to Visit: February-April

6. Thailand 

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Thailand is a dreamy beachside paradise, attracting tourists from all around the world. Right from amazing beaches to dense forests, ancient monasteries to coral reefs, Thailand offers the most amazing nature and culture to their tourists. If you take your first international trip to this country, you will witness Buddhist monks, floating market and lip-smacking delicacies! 

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Saawaan
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 5,750

Rang Mahal
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 1,500

Nai Mong Hoi Thod
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 450

Language Spoken: Thai
Flights: The round trip from New Delhi and Mumbai to Thailand  ranges between INR 17,000 - INR 20,000. However from Kolkata, a round trip costs around INR 9000.
Suggested Duration: 5 - 6 days
Estimated Budget: INR 35,000
Best Time to Visit: November-April

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7. United Arab Emirates 

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How about planning your first-ever international trip amidst the glittering infrastructure and never-ending sand dunes? The United Arab Emirates is one of the most popular choices among international travellers. With ancient culture and modern technologies going hand-in-hand, countries like Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the hotspots for leisure as well as adventure holidays. 

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Language Spoken: Arabic and English
Flights: Flights prices depends on the seasons as prices are high during the holidays. But on average, the flight tickets starts around INR 12,000.
Suggested Duration: 5 - 6 days
Estimated Budget: INR 50,000
Best Time to Visit: November - February

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8. Turkey

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Turkey is one of the most affordable countries to travel from India. It highlights the Islamic Middle East impact and the European Christian West culture as it lies on the border of Asia and Europe, bringing the best of both the continents. With a rich history, amazing geography and pretty little villages, Turkey is the ideal place for your first international trip. 

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Bykush Sokak
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 1000

Hattena Hatay Sofrası
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 850

Cafe Botanica
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 1500

Language Spoken: Turkish, Arabic and English
Flights: A round airfare trip to Turkey could cost you approximately INR 30000 – INR 35,000.
Suggested Duration: 6 days
Estimated Budget: INR 30,000
Best Time to Visit: April-May, September-November

Check out Turkey's Visa Policy

9. Hong Kong

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Known for its grooviness and electrifying lifestyle, Hong Kong holds its culture and traditional values to its history. It has quickly grown into a major global city after its independence from the British in 1997. Hong Kong is one of the best budget destinations from India and great for a first international trip.

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Lung King Heen
Average Meal Cost Per Day - INR 5500

Dong Lai Shun
Average Meal Cost Per Day - INR 4500

AMMO
Average Meal Cost Per Day - INR 2500

Language Spoken: Chinese and English
Flights: Round trip to Hong Kong would cost around INR 27,000 if booked nearly 2 months in advance.
Suggested Duration: 4 - 5 days
Estimated Budget: INR 40,000
Best Time to Visit: October-December

10. Bhutan

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You can plan your first international trip to the happiest country in the world! Bhutan is also known as the 'Land of the Thunder Dragons', is full of natural wonders. Nestled amidst the grand eastern Himalayas, Bhutan has many places that are popular and commonly visited as well as many other places that are literally untouched and filled with abundant natural beauty. If you want help while for planning your trip to this amazing country, we have a complete seven days Bhutan Itinerary available for you!

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7th Restaurant
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 1200

Sonam Trophel Restaurant
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 600

San MaRu
Average Meal Cost Per Day: INR 1200

Language Spoken: Dzongkha and English
Flights: Direct flights to Bhutan are very scarce and might not always be available. Instead, you can enter through the roadways. The nearest airport to the Bhutan Border in India is Bagdogra Airport. Round trip here can cost INR 6000 onwards.
Suggested Duration: 5 - 6days
Estimated Budget: INR 35,000 
Best Time to Visit: March - May

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We hope this article was helpful. Let us know which country would you chose and if you have already visited, enlighten us with your experience in the comments below.

This post was published by Mugdha Songire

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