According to a recent study conducted by University of Virginia, introverts feel more at home in secluded mountainous locations, while extroverts prefer to stay in open areas near an ocean. If you often wonder, “Where should I travel?” remember that Inspirock’s free trip planner works for both introverts and extroverts—use it and the following personality-based destination list to plan your next vacation.
Destinations Suitable for Introverts
Rocky Mountain National Park, USA
If you’re a mountain-loving introvert, consider adding a vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park to your bucket list. Approximately 500 km (300 mi) of hiking trails crisscross this protected area in Colorado, with some routes taking visitors to summits exceeding 4,200 m (14,000 ft) in height. You can choose to hike a trail that ends at Bear Lake, just beneath the mountains of the Continental Divide, or drive a road that climbs to 3,600 m (12,000 ft). Despite the park’s popularity, you’re not likely to encounter huge tourist crowds here—though you may run into some of the hundreds of bighorn sheep and moose calling this place home year-round.
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The Matterhorn, Switzerland
Colossal is probably the best way to describe this mountain, which towers over the scenic resort town of Zermatt and straddles the border between Switzerland and Italy. A visit to the Matterhorn takes you to one of the tallest summits in Europe, rising to a height of nearly 4,500 m (14,600 ft). First ascended in the 1860s by English climber Edward Whymper, the mountain draws ambitious mountaineers from around the world. Few things can match the adrenaline rush and the sense of accomplishment you’ll get from conquering the imposing peak, but if you prefer to climb the mountain without exerting too much energy, take the aerial cable car from Zermatt.
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Mount Vesuvius, Italy
A trip to Mount Vesuvius proves you don’t have to climb to dizzying heights to enjoy a bit of solitude and spend some time alone with your thoughts. The only active volcano on the European mainland, this mountain stands 1,200 m (4,200 ft) high—a fraction of the two giants mentioned above. But Vesuvius has its own special fierceness, having destroyed ancient Herculaneum and Pompeii with a devastating eruption in 79 CE. Today, the volcano is part of national park. A network of paths leads to the summit, with a spiral walkway covering the final section of the climb. Stand on the rim of the crater and take in the views stretching all the way to the Bay of Naples.
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Destinations Suitable for Extroverts
Lively Copacabana offers warm Atlantic waters and a wide stretch of white sand flanked by numerous hotels, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. The perfect place to swim, play sports, relax on the sand, meet the locals, and enjoy freshly prepared fish delicacies, this beach always seems abuzz with hundreds of visitors, musicians, and food vendors. The area is policed and lit throughout the night, so you can stay late to see the locals singing, dancing, and playing beach football right on the water’s edge.
World famous for its vibrant nightlife and nearly perfect beaches, this island 150 km (90 mi) off Spain’s coast hosts numerous festivals, providing plenty of opportunities to soak up the local culture and socialize with other tourists. If the overcrowded spots along the waterfront prove a bit tiresome during your Ibiza vacation, look for quieter inland areas where you can decompress in the shade of a pine forest or olive grove.
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Though not on an ocean, the busy beaches and lively harbor make Saint-Tropez one of the best spots for extroverted vacationers. St-Tropez tourism thrives thanks to the town’s location on the picturesque French Riviera, where glitz and glamour rule the day—and night. We can credit the town’s fame to actress Brigitte Bardot, who discovered St-Tropez in the 1950s. Back then the area was home to a small community of local fishermen; today, the town draws millionaires and celebrities, who arrive on their expensive super-yachts.
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A Place for Every Type
The world is full of places suitable for every type of personality. Find a destination that speaks to your interests and desires—then use Inspirock’s itinerary maker to create an unforgettable vacation experience.