Nothing makes a traveler happier than exploring a new destination on their birthday. Whether it’s a solo trip for some much-needed self-care time or a group getaway with best friends, these unique birthday trip ideas are sure to set travelers up for an epic celebration.

10 Sightseeing In New York, New York

Head to the Big Apple for an unforgettable birthday weekend. New York City is the perfect place to enjoy fine dining for a birthday dinner, go out all night to exciting clubs and bars, or see a theater show on Broadway. Learn about the city and explore its greatest sites with a tour of the 9/11 Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and more.

  • Cost/Person: From $99
  • Length: 6 hours
  • What’s Included: Luxury bus transportation, Staten Island Ferry, expert local tour guide, and bottled water.

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9 Fall In Love With Paris, France

Travelers who are thinking of exploring Paris, France, for their birthday this year can take advantage of a skip-the-line tour of the Eiffel Tower. This tour package eliminates the lengthy wait times and includes a ticket to the second floor of the tower. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the city and learn about Parisian culture and customs. A champagne bar is available for extra expense for travelers who want to toast their birthday while at the tower.

  • Cost/Person: $59.89
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • What’s Included: Eiffel Tower second floor and summit ticket, introductory commentary with a tour host.

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8 See The Best Of The UK From London, England

Those who want to explore the best of England for their birthday can see the highlights in just one weekend by packing adventure into an 11-hour tour. Departing from London, travelers enjoy guided tours of important British sites like Stonehenge and Windsor Castle, plus they get to relax in the Roman Baths in Bath, England.

  • Cost/Person: $99.33
  • Length: 11 hours
  • What’s Included: Admission to Stonehenge, Admission to Windsor Castle, Admission to Roman Baths, expert guide, audio headset, transportation by coach.

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Related: How To Spend A Weekend Visiting Stonehenge From Nearby Salisbury

7 Tour A World Wonder In Rome, Italy

Nothing says birthday celebration like pasta, pizza, and a glass of wine in one of Europe's most popular capital cities. Travelers jetting off to Rome for their birthday can see the most important historical sites in the city on a short, small group tour with a knowledgeable tour guide.

  • Cost/Person: $49.74
  • Length: 3 hours
  • What’s Included: Professional tour guide, personal audio guide headset, skip-the-line entry to Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, and the Colosseum.

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6 Take A River Cruise In Chicago, Illinois

Travelers who love and appreciate unique architecture will get a thrill out of spending a weekend in Chicago for their birthday and learning about the unique buildings on a river cruise. Aboard the boat, a professional guide provides insight into the architecture of 40+ iconic buildings in the city. Some of these include the Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Building.

  • Cost/Person: $46.87
  • Length: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • What’s Included: Commentary on board

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5 Swim In Cenotes In Riviera Maya, Mexico

Mexico is an easy destination to travel to from Canada and the US, making it the ideal spot to gather friends or family to celebrate a birthday. Flying into Cancun and staying at a resort there or a hotel in Tulum is typically cost-effective and relaxing. Spend a full day seeing more of the Yucatán Peninsula with a chance to swim in a cenote, see Chichen Itza (Mayan Ruins), and make a 30-minute stop at Valladolid.

  • Cost/Person: $69
  • Length: 12 hours
  • What’s Included: Bilingual tour guide, hotel pickup from Riviera Maya or Cancun, buffet meal.

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4 Dance The Night Away In Honolulu, Hawaii

Venture into the Pacific for a birthday bash on a beautiful island. Travelers looking for a memorable celebration in Hawaii can enjoy a Paradise Cove Luau in Honolulu, complete with Hula dancers, fire twirlers, and live musicians. There are three dining packages available to choose from, and transportation to and from hotels in Waikiki is provided.

  • Cost/Person: $125
  • Length: 5.5 hours
  • What’s Included: Lei & Mai Tai greeting, Luau buffet dinner, cove card, and hotel drop-off.

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3 Kayak Emerald Cove In Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas is a popular destination for celebrations of all kinds, from spontaneous elopements to bachelorette parties and anniversaries. For a birthday, there’s nothing more fun than visiting unique restaurants and casinos with friends on the strip. Add a fun daytime excursion to the mix by going kayaking in Emerald Cover for an afternoon before taking on Vegas by night.

  • Cost/Person: $115
  • Length: 4-5 hours
  • What’s Included: Snacks, bottled water, hotel pick-up/drop-off, and an option for single or tandem kayaks.

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2 Experience Fire And Ice In Reykjavík, Iceland

Travelers with a healthy budget for their birthday trip will have a memorable experience exploring the Land of Fire and Ice. Fly into Keflavik airport and stay in Reykjavík for a long weekend, embarking on a full-day tour to some of the island nation’s top attractions. The day includes a tour of the famous Golden Circle, which encompasses Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Spring, and Gullfoss. Travelers end the day by soaking in the mineral waters at the Blue Lagoon.

  • Cost/Person: $207
  • Length: 11 hours
  • What’s Included: Admission to all sites (volcanic crater and blue lagoon), Wi-Fi, and air conditioning onboard the transportation vehicle.

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1 Tour Wineries In Napa, California

Travelers can spend their birthday enjoying some of the best wine in the country along with a coach full of friends on a Napa Valley winery tour. Over the course of 6 hours, travelers visit three different wineries where they learn about the winemaking process. Tastings at the wineries are not included in the ticket price.

  • Cost/Person: $124.99
  • Length: 5-6 hours
  • What’s Included: Executive coach, driver/tour guide, picnic lunch, and hotel pick-up/drop-off.

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