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Safest Solo Travel Destinations for Women

Anne March 1st, 2024
Safest Solo Travel Destinations for Women



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Solo travel is a transformative experience that everyone should consider. The percentage of solo travel has steadily increased, so don't let safety hold you back from embracing solo travel. Solo travel allows you to make decisions, navigate unfamiliar places, and learn to rely on yourself.

This independence is powerful and can change the way you view the world. If your friends and family can't make the trip, don't let that stop you from seeing the world. So pack your bags, research your destination, take precautions, and step into the world with confidence. 

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1. Australia

Sydney Opera Hours, Australia

Australia is home to one of the most robust and easy-to-navigate transportation systems. Melbourne, Australia is listed as the most liveable city in the world according to the Economist Intelligent Unit. In addition, the country offers a working holiday visa that allows tourists to work in the country for a year, making it very popular among solo travelers in their twenties. 

The average for round-trip flights for February 2024: $1,746

Solo Travel Tip: Avoid paying transaction fees and fraud by having cash on hand  


2. Austria

Swarovski, Austria

Austria is a must-see destination for solo travelers who have a love for fine culture. It's a very tourist-friendly destination filled with walkable cities and so much to do. Austrian cities like Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck are great to visit for solo travelers and are one of the safest cities in the world. There is so much to see and do that can easily be visited without a second person. 

The average for round-trip flights for February 2024: $645

Solo Travel Tip: Be flexible. Consider booking hostels to save on lodging costs and meet new people. Typically, hosts will leave behind a binder full of local activities and tips to help travelers.  


3. Denmark


Denmark is an easy-to-navigate and lovely destination for solo travelers. The city of Copenhagen is very photogenic and offers fun tours, interesting museums, and many castles to explore. Visit their amusement parks, bubble fountains, flower gardens, and more. There are plenty of activities to do to keep any solo traveler entertained for days.

The average for round-trip flights for February 2024: $514

Solo Travel Tip: Travel during the low season for your particular destination. January is usually one of the cheapest months to travel. However, to be more specific, search the off-shoulder season for the country you're visiting to avoid the crowd. 


4. Germany

Munich. Germany

Germany is a great destination for solo travelers seeking both fascinating historical sites and contemporary experiences. With over 20,000 castles, Germany is packed with history, culture, and delicious food. It's a safe country to travel and many solo travelers suggest it's the best country to start with for travelers with no experience in Europe.

The average for round-trip flights for February 2024: $593

Solo Travel Tip: Join solo travel groups to share experiences with other solo travelers. Travendly, Intrepid Travel, and EatWith are just a few solo travel groups to consider.  


5. Iceland

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Iceland, also known as the land of fire and ice is ranked top of the list of the world’s safest countries. Filled with plenty of natural beauty to explore, Iceland is the perfect place for solo travelers. There's so much to do from taking a dive into the Blue Lagoon to hiking through the Thingvellir National Park. Iceland is an oasis for solo travelers who love the outdoors.  

The average for round-trip flights for February 2024: $503

Solo Travel Tip: Register your trip with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) for free. In case of an emergency, you'll receive important information from the Embassy and the U.S. government will know what country you're in and where to contact you. If necessary, third parties including friends and family can contact the Department of State to locate you.  


6. Japan


Japan recently opened its borders in October 2022. Japan is known for its low crime rates, friendly locals, rich traditions, and culture. Being solo is celebrated in Japan, so much so that it's incorporated into their language. The word “Ohitorisama" is loosely translated to a party of one. Japanese society is fairly individualistic, so being alone is normal there making it perfect for solo travelers.

The average for round-trip flights for February 2024: $1,051

Solo Travel Tip: Learn the tipping culture of the country you're visiting. Some countries require tipping while some may consider it rude.  


7. Spain

Madrid, Spain

Immerse yourself into the Spanish culture by traveling solo to Spain. This country is the best destination for all solo travelers, from millennials to baby boomers. Spain has an array of memorable and budget-friendly activities for tourists without companions. Barcelona, Spain is an extremely walkable city and offers exciting adventurers to suit everyone. 

The average for round-trip flights for February 2024: $492

Solo Travel Tip: Travel like a local, it'll help you have more authentic experiences and connections to the people, and it's also cost-effective most of the time. 


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