Have you always longed to travel on your own? These days there is a lot more for a woman to take into consideration when traveling solo. Some places are not even considered safe when traveling in groups. There are even locations where who are traveling solo targeted as prey. So it is imperative that if you are considering solo travel you do research and get all the facts!
In the following article, we will suggest some countries that are the best places to visit in the world for travelling solo. For more safety, always remember to take any necessary precautions and always be aware of your surroundings. Make sure your cell phone is always fully charged at all times and that you have emergency contact info wherever you are traveling. In these countries, solo travel is not only safe but fun!
Austria is one of the safest places to visit in the world. Besides, who wouldn’t want to travel to the country where The Sound of Music took place? Picture the glorious mountains, adorable coffee shops and cafes, and sites such as the Vienna Opera and Prater Amusement Park. Make sure to stop in Salzburg, especially if you like apple strudel and Mozart!
If you are a fan of mud wrestling, be sure to visit Boryeong for the Mud Festival. Or if you are a nature lover, enjoy the serenity in Jeju Island. You can travel to Seoul to see the Cheonggyecheon Stream, or stroll through the enormous shopping malls. South Korea is much safer for solo travel than North Korea, but you can still experience the rich history and culture.
Thailand is the perfect place if you enjoy luscious sparkling white sandy beaches. If you are a foodie at heart, you will enjoy some of the finest food around, all made with fresh and natural ingredients. Thailand is an extremely affordable travel destination, even it’s 5-star luxury resorts are affordable. If you enjoy a good party on the beach, there is no place like Thailand to party with the locals!
Costa Rica is one of the safest countries for traveling solo, not to mention eco-friendly. With its peaceful beaches, volcanic views, and impressive wildlife, Costa Rica is the perfect spot for a yoga retreat, nature walk or a beach getaway. If you are a coffee lover you can check out some of the world's most famous coffee plantations. Work on your tan and tantalize your tastes buds, Costa Rica is waiting for you!
If it’s the nightlife you are after, check out Chemnitz, Dresden and Leipzig. In addition to the exciting nightlife of these university towns, they offer a wide variety of history and culture including museums, zoos and art exhibits. Or you can go to the most commonly traveled Germany destinations such as Munich or Berlin.
If you are a lover of nature, Iceland is an absolute must for solo travel with it’s sandy black beaches, geysers, and breathtaking landscapes. Enjoy the Northern lights or take part in the exciting nightlife and happening music scene in Reykjavik. You don’t have to be a Bjork fan to appreciate the beauty and serenity of Iceland.
One of Europe’s “hidden treasures,” Slovenia is nestled between Austria, Hungary, Italy and Croatia. It is known for its spacious markets, cafe lined cobbles streets, quaint villages and romantic medieval towns. You will be totally safe traveling solo in Slovenia.
The Netherlands are one of the number one countries for safety when it comes to traveling solo. You can take a cruise down the canals in Amsterdam, and make sure to check out the markets in Maastricht, which is one of the oldest cities in Holland. The Netherlands are also known for the ski resorts so pack your skiing gear!
Ireland is not only one of the safest places for solo travel; it is also one of the most beautiful places on earth, if you don’t mind a bit of rain. Dublin is famous for it’s cuisine, pubs and Irish music scene. Make sure to have a pint or two and some fish and chips. Or if you’re not a beer drinker, try an Orange Fizz.
Even if you are not a fan of “The Hobbit” or “Lord of The Rings”, New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries to explore while traveling solo. With its gorgeous coastline and breathtaking mountains, New Zealand is a photog’s dream.
Bhutan is an extremely safe destination for the solo traveler. As it is tucked away high in the Himalayan Mountains, not many travelers can tolerate the higher altitude levels. If you want to feel like you are on top of the world's, hike Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro or just take in the peaceful serenity of this secluded mountainous town.
Japan is well known for being one of the safest places for traveling solo. The locals are known for their hospitality. The accommodations may be a little tighter than you would like, but for the solo traveler, they are just right. Enjoy sushi, farmers markets and a city rich in history and full of culture!
Greek Islands (cruise)
Cruises are considered are very safe means of solo travel, especially for women. If you yearn for adventure, you can sail the Greek Islands on a pirate ship or if you prefer the more traditional cruises complete with endless buffets, overflowing bars and gorgeous swimming pools there are plenty of cruise packages available.
If you grew up reading Hans Christian Andersen, then Copenhagen, the site of the Little Mermaid, is the best place to start. Also check out the Tivoli Amusement Park while you are there. Don’t miss the breathtaking fjords in Norway or the secluded islands off the coast of Sweden. Where you want to see the glaciers or go hiking and picking in the gorgeous national parks, there is no shortage of things to do as a solo traveler in Scandinavia.
Bali has something for every solo traveler from relaxing yoga retreats to inspiring temples to strolling though the rice fields in Ubud. Bali is a perfect place whether you are backpacking or opting for a stay in a luxury resort.
If you are longing for outdoor adventure, Canada is calling you! Whether you enjoy whale-watching, mountain climbing, horseback riding or whitewater rafting, there is plenty of adventure for the nature lover. If you are more of a city-girl, then check out Quebec, Toronto or Vancouver, all of which are known for their exquisite shops, art galleries, museums, theaters and tempting cuisine.
With its safe and sophisticated public transportation, you can travel easily travel through Singapore on a budget. Make sure to check out the Underwater Worlds. Singapore City is a haven for both the shopaholic and the foodie alike with it’s quaint shops and world-class eateries.