Safest Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

I’ve written quite a few articles on solo female travel tips and why every woman should venture out on her own but, I’m often asked, “Where is it safe for women to travel solo?”

While there may be some destinations that are more safe than others, the world is not as scary as some might think. With a positive attitude and general street smarts, there are plenty of places in the world where you can feel totally safe and secure on your own.

Here are 10 of the safest destinations for solo female travelers!

Blue Lagoon Iceland

– – Iceland – –

Even though Iceland’s nickname of “The Land of Fire & Ice” sounds intimidating, solo travel is totally 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 the Silfra Fissure or hike a glacier. And don’t miss a bath at the beautiful Blue Lagoon!

Read More on Iceland Travel

Stockholm, Sweden

– – Scandanavia – –

The countries of Scandinavia are filled with amazing architecture and beautiful sights. Denmark is one of the safest countries in the world based on the Global Peace Index, and forget about Disneyland, Norway and Denmark have even been ranked as the #1 and #2 happiest places in the world!

Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand

Adventure awaits in the glaciers, beaches and fiords of New Zealand. In New Zealand, you’ll come across some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. If you don’t believe me, just ask fellow female travel blogger, Young Adventuress.

She loved traveling solo here SO much she made it her new home!

Read More: Getting Extreme in Queenstown


– – Dubai – –

Traveling solo in Dubai was one of the best experiences I’ve had when it comes to feeling safe and finding my way around. Although Dubai is a cosmopolitan city with a huge international population made up of diverse backgrounds, religions and nationalities, everyone gets along well.

You can explore the city on your own and feel quite safe! However, you should always respect the conservative culture and cover up when you’re not on the beach.

Helicopter Ride in Whistler

– – Canada – –

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!

Read More: 20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Whistler

Blonde Tourist in China

– – China – –

China is a fascinating country, with centuries of rich history and culture, and vast landscapes of grasslands, deserts, mountain ranges, lakes and rivers.

It can be quite the culture shock for a first-time visitor—but you will be blown away at their preserved culture, authentic cuisine and traditions, like theater, they still practice today. I’ve visited China twice and had great experiences each time!

Read More: How to Plan Your First Trip to China

Guinness Storehouse

– – Ireland – –

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.

Read More: Visiting the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Ubud, Bali

– – Bali – –

Temples, yoga, relaxing beaches and inexpensive food & accommodation are just a few reasons why Bali is the ultimate solo female travel destination.

With a great backpacking culture for young people, budget travelers will always find someone to hang out with. And with all those beautiful beaches, you bet there are some incredible resorts for a little bit of luxe.

You’ll be so busy relaxing and soaking up the Balinese culture, you will forget you ever worried about going alone.

Read More on Bali Travel

Amsterdam Noord, The Netherlands

– – Amsterdam – –

Known around the world for its liberal lifestyle and super chilled out vibe, Amsterdam is an amazing place to hang out on your own.

The canals are yours to explore as you discover the unique culture and nightlife of the city. Rent a bike and run into (not literally of course) some friendly and laid back Dutch locals.

Read More: Amsterdam Travel Tips

Crystal Cruises

– – A Cruise – –

While it’s not a specific destination, a cruise in any part of the world is a great travel experience for solo female travelers. Enjoy the convenience of an itinerary and secure accommodation. Unpack once and arrive at multiple destinations without having to book flights or accommodation.

Read More: 7 Reasons to Cruise the Mediterranean

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Kiersten Rich is the bikini-obsessed author of award-winning solo female travel and lifestyle blog, The Blonde Abroad, featuring travel tips, fashion, food, festivals and photography from around the world.