10 of the best places to visit for solo female travellers

Mar 3 2020, 11:00 am

Travelling alone as a woman is a sublime experience that allows you to grow more independent and confident and broaden your perspectives of the world.

Additionally, engaging in the practice of self-reliance is not only a valuable life skill but also something that will last long after your trip is over.

Before embarking on your sensational soul-searching journey, there are factors to consider.

Safety is of the utmost importance. Staying in accommodations with like-minded women can provide a welcomed comfort, especially for those who are not seasoned in travel.

A destination that has a high level of accessibility is also beneficial when maneuvering through various landscapes, cities, and attractions.

And, of course, the destination has to be cool, interesting, and offer a diverse catalogue of opportunities to provide a well-rounded experience.

Whether you’re looking to push the limits of your comfort zone and find a new far-off destination to adventure to, or you’re just starting to dip your toe in the water, here are 10 ideal travel destinations to travel for solo female travellers.

New Zealand 

 

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The amazingly picturesque New Zealand is an excellent destination if you are active and love the outdoors. With an abundance of hiking and outdoor adventures and endless natural wonders to explore, including volcanic craters, wilderness islands, and hot springs, visitors will be astonished at just how much natural beauty there is to see. The people of New Zealand are incredibly friendly and hospitable, so even if you run into any issues, help is never far away. If you’re looking to meet other solo travellers, venture to Auckland or Queenstown. 

Georgia 

 

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The number of tourists visiting Georgia is continuing to grow year after year, and with its abundance of picturesque landscapes and kind-hearted locals, it is not difficult to see why. Add in the gorgeous beaches that look over the Black Sea, the delectable cuisine, and the delicious wine, and you have the makings of an ideal travel spot. It is also a budget-friendly destination where your money will stretch much further than many other European countries. Solo female travellers have the opportunity to experience a vast assortment of activities from wandering the cobblestoned streets of Tbilisi to hiking the breathtaking Tobavarchkhili Lakes. 

Portugal 

 

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Offering a refreshing combination of beach and urban destinations, Portugal is also very safe and hospitable to women who are travelling alone. The various hostels are ideal locations to make friends, particularly for those who may be nervous about travelling on their own. Additionally, a majority of the people speak English, which will come as a relief to English-speaking travellers who may have anxieties about language barriers. The idyllic warm weather, fascinating culture, and sprawling views of the Atlantic are enough to make anyone want to come back time and time again. 

Italy 

 

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With its exquisite food, dreamy landscapes, and abundance of culture, Italy is a wonderful destination for solo female travellers. It is also one of the most accessible destinations to maneuver, as a majority of places can be reached by train, making it faster to journey between various cities. Be the envy of your friends’ Instagram feeds with images of some of the most iconic sites such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa or the Amalfi Coast, or maybe posting a selfie with a delicious glass of vino is more your pace. Either way, a trip to Italy is always a good idea. 

Canada 

 

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All of the rumours that you have heard about Canadian kindness are true. Travellers can rest easy knowing that they can fall back on the goodness of good old Canadian hospitality. Perhaps one of the most appealing characteristics of travelling to the country is the fact that there are activities to participate in during every travel season. Whether you’re kayaking off the west coast in the summertime or hitting the slopes in the winter, the natural landscapes of Canada are as versatile as they are beautiful. 

Denmark 

 

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Denmark is seeing a significant surge in popularity among female travellers and a huge contributing factor to that is its safety. Walking alone and asking strangers for help is a common activity and, since English is one of the most commonly spoken languages in Denmark, an understood level of communication is not difficult to establish. A particularly well-liked destination is the capital city of Copenhagen. With its astounding architecture and charming side streets, visitors will feel as though they are walking through a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. 

Singapore 

 

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Perhaps one of the safest destinations in Asia, Singapore is a breathtaking modern metropolis with outstanding infrastructure. The crime rate is low and the city well-organized, so travellers can feel confident walking around on their own. Arriving in the Changi Airport is a marvel in itself with its amazing indoor waterfall and gardens. Singapore is also a massive hub for ex-pats, so it is accustomed to entertaining foreigners. It is also ridiculously clean with strict laws in place to ensure that it stays that way. 

Finland

 

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Not only does Finland have a vast assortment of sites to see and activities to participate in, but it is also an incredibly safe destination. The people are incredibly friendly, which isn’t surprising seeing as it is the happiest country in the world according to the World Happiness Report. There is a vast assortment of things to do from exploring the stunningly beautiful city of Turku, with its rich culture and magnificent historic buildings, to venturing north to Lapland to take in the magical site of the northern lights dance across the sky. Finland’s unfiltered natural appeal is enough to make a mark on any traveller’s heart.

Uruguay 

 

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Unlike larger South American countries such as Brazil, Uruguay is far more hospitable, particularly because they know that increased tourism has a positive influence on the country’s economy. People will go out of their way to make you feel welcome, which, combined with the low crime rate, makes it an ideal location when you’re travelling alone. From the bustling capital of Montevideo to the beautiful sandy beaches, Uruguay provides an ideal setting for immersing yourself in South American culture.

Belgium

 

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Belgium is an ideal destination for history buffs. Explore the thousands of legendary castles, epic battlegrounds from the World Wars, and countless museums. If you’re tired, take a breather and sip on a cool Belgian brew and snack on some delicious Belgian chocolate. The country is also very safe, with study abroad programs popular amongst university students. While many tend to glaze over Belgium for only a day or two before venturing onto another destination, typically stopping off in Brussels or Bruges, Belgium has an abundance of sites to offer and areas to explore. 

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