10 Safest Destinations for Solo Female Travelers
I’ve written countless articles on safest place to travel alone as a woman and why every woman should venture out on her own. But, I’m often asked, “Where is it safe for women to travel solo? Where should I go on solo trips?”
While there may be some destinations that are safer than others, the world is not as scary as some might think. With a positive attitude and general street smarts, there are plenty of solo trips around the world where you can feel safe and secure on your own.
Note: Please keep in mind that “safe” is a relative term and you should always use your best judgment when on a solo trip. These recommendations are based on my own experiences and my sense of safety traveling solo in each destination.
If there’s one country perfect for solo female travelers — it’s Iceland. The small Nordic island nation is one of the safest countries in the world, it’s easy to get around and is full of incredible adventures!
Even though Iceland’s nickname of “The Land of Fire & Ice” sounds intimidating, solo travel is comfortable and easy here. The city of Reykjavik is famous for its music scene and nightlife, so you’ll have no problem meeting locals and fellow travelers.
There are countless reasons to visit Iceland, but it’s her natural beauty that steals the show. Join a tour and snorkel or dive the Silfra Fissure, or even hike a glacier in Iceland! And don’t miss a bath at the beautiful Blue Lagoon!
Adventure awaits in the glaciers, beaches, and fjords of New Zealand. In New Zealand, you’ll come across some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
New Zealand is one of the easiest solo travel destinations. The country has excellent infrastructure, it’s safe and the perfect choice if you love the outdoors and adventure sports.
If you’re looking to meet other travelers, join an adventure tour or stay in one of the many hostels. For those looking to get away from the world for a bit, you can rent a motorhome and go on a self-driving tour of the country.
Australia is home to some of the most diverse wildlife and landscapes in the world, and it was the destination of my first ever solo trip abroad — now that’s saying something!
You should also explore the bigger cities of Sydney, Melbourne, and the stunning Gold Coast, but don’t limit yourself—rent a car and hit the road.
Nearly everywhere you go in Canada; you’ll be surrounded by multiculturalism and some of the most breathtaking landscapes your eyes have ever seen.
Canadians have a reputation for being the friendliest people in the world and, while traveling alone here, you’ll see why!
Canada is also massive, and there are tons of hiking trails and other outdoor activities for adventure junkies at the various national parks.
Make your way to the west coast and stop by Vancouver—the bustling seaport is home to a thriving art, music, and theater scene. For something completely different, visit the city of Montreal.
Placed on an island in the Saint Lawrence River, its narrow streets are lined with cute boutiques and bistros, and you can soak up the city’s unique French colonial heritage.
With diverse marine life, some of the world’s best diving, incredible natural beauty, and a heavy vanilla scent that follows you wherever you go, the islands of French Polynesia are a place that you’ve never seen the likes of before.
It is truly SO breathtaking and a memorable destination that you’ll want to return to year after year.
Ireland may not be known for great weather, but the Emerald Isle is a place of happiness and beer. Cozy up in a local pub, catch a football game, or head out to the countryside for an incredible Irish experience.
There is so much to see and do in the gorgeous green country — here are tips for exploring Ireland!
Whether you’re looking to road trip around Ireland, experience the top things to do in Dublin, visit the Guinness Storehouse, or traverse the Wild Atlantic Way, there is no shortage of fun things to do.
Namibia is the ultimate road trip destination and a fantastic destination year-round. Home to deserts and stunning coastlines, it’s one of my favorite Africa trips to date.
Located in the largest conservation area of Africa, Sossusvlei is breathtaking. On my first trip to Namibia, I spent seven epic days road-tripping in Namibia. For my second trip, I explored the Skeleton Coast and stayed at Spitzkoppen Lodge!
Want to travel to a destination that’s completely different from your hometown? Book a ticket to Japan! safest place to travel alone as a woman
With its fascinating Japanese culture, a trip to the Land of the Rising Sun is an incredible experience. Tokyo is generally a safe city to explore for solo female travelers. And you can get pretty much everywhere with the city’s efficient train system.
Plus, there are female-only train cabins, and some hotels have female-only floors! safest place to travel alone as a woman
Spend your trip belting out tunes at karaoke, eating your way through the best food in Tokyo, or exploring the famous Harajuku district. If you’re a major foodie like me, you’ll definitely want to sample these local Japanese foods.