Times have changed now and we all have the freedom of self care and being self-dependent. Today independent girls are all about enjoying life to the hilt – exploring the world, learning about different cultures and collecting unique experiences. Travelling alone is all about self-discovery and self-empowerment. Every woman should travel solo at least once in her life. Still, not every place in the world is female-friendly. Here’s a list of the best countries for Solo Female Travelers, in terms of safety, attractions, amenities and prevailing attitudes. Solo Travel

Australia


The land down under is just perfect for the outdoorsy solo diva who loves the sun. While Sydney is more of an art capital, Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia with large parks, verdant gardens, galleries, museums and great shopping. Melbourne is also one of the safest places for a woman to travel alone. Australia being an English-speaking country, it’s easier for women from different countries to make their way here. Be sure to explore the outback with a guide, and get a glorious tan. Take the time to visit all the major cities with your Australian visa – Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Perth, the Gold Coast, Newcastle, Canberra and others.

Canada

Canada is Europe without breaking the bank. That said, if you’re looking for unimaginable scenery, vibrant culture, captivating history and lofty standards of living, then girlfriend head to Canada. Explore the country’s verdant mountains, ridiculously beautiful lakes, history museums and classic French restaurants. Did you know that there are no less than two million lakes in Canada, and 563 of them are larger than 100 square kilometres? Walk the cobblestoned alleys and gaze at those 17th-century buildings. It’ll take you weeks to truly experience Canada, so plan well for your travel.

Guatemala

If you’ve got your sights set on exploring Central America, then why not visit Guatemala? The Mayan Rubbles are worth exploring, and there are plenty of cultural and historic attractions. The excellent part is that Guatemala is a fairly inexpensive country to travel. If you like, you can stay on for a bit, learn Spanish and do some volunteer work. If you’re into adventure, then Guatemala offers lots of kayaking, rafting, mountain climbing and more. Like your adventures better with a bit of danger thrown in? This place is definitely for some Gutsy women travel, who are ready to strike out their fancy crazy list by doing some unusual climbing of active volcanoes that you’ll find in the country. I am very sure, you’ll be proud of yourself 😉

Indonesia

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Ulun Danu Beratan Temple


Indonesia is for travelgirls who love adventure and beaches. It’s for the girl who likes to read their rich culture & heritage – there are many beautiful temples in Indonesia, especially in Bali. Indonesia is relatively inexpensive and the food is cheap and filling. You’ll find a lot of backpackers there, and it’ll be easy to find someone cool to hang out within Indonesia. All you need for visiting Indonesia are a few outfits suitable for visiting temples and lots of beachwear for that tan. While in Indonesia, be sure to watch one of their performing arts theatre productions from the Ramayana or the Mahabharata. You’ll be delighted.

Iceland


Pick your next solo travel destination as Iceland, because it is simply one of the safest places for you to run wild and have all the place just for you. Reykjavik, the capital city ranks number one in the Global Peace Index and is one of the best places to travel alone. It’s the best place to study Icelandic culture and language. This country is loaded with volcanoes and glaciers – no forests to speak of. Other than the cities, the wilderness has a special charisma which you can explore by yourself or hire a guide(if it’s intimidating you). Be sure to enjoy the Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik and bathe in the brilliance of the Northern Lights.

Italy

rome to florence train


Italy is a dream-come-true for the fashionista travelgirls. Famous for its amazing fashion, fabulous food and beautiful people, Italy is one destination where you can explore all five of your senses. Just buy a pair of comfy walking shoes – you’ll be walking a lot, especially in Rome. Explore Rome and its awe-inspiring ancient sites such as the Colosseum, Pantheon and Roman Forum. Visit the Lake Como district and lose yourself in the most beautiful landscapes imaginable. Explore the splendours of Florence and the vineyards of Naples. Italy is many drops of ecstasy rolled into one country – we recommend that you taste every drop of it.

Japan


Japan has many delights for the girl who loves the vibrancy, a vivid and deep culture and incredible architecture. Everything about the Japanese is worth emulating – their sense of responsibility, their attention to detail, their manners and their hospitality. Explore Kyoto, paying attention to its imperial palaces, villas and the old Geisha houses. Kyoto has several UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as the Tō-ji, Shinmogamo and Kamigamo Shrines. Japan is also a safe place to travel. Its transport options are incredible and clean. Of course, you’ll love the country more if you spoke or understood the language, so why not take a course in Japanese before you travel?

Netherlands


The Netherlands are worth exploring; it’s one of the safest countries in the world for solo female travelers. The country has more bicycles than people, though it is the most densely populated European countries. English is widely spoken and the cities are easy to explore on foot or on the bike. Amsterdam resembles Venice with its amazing canals, lovely bridges and incredible old architecture. It’s a vibrant, friendly city that’s very popular with travellers. You’re bound to meet many interesting people there. Just as an offshoot – the world’s tallest men come from the Netherlands. Did you know that? Be sure to explore Amsterdam’s globally renowned museums while you’re there. Of course, the party girl will be absolutely happy in Amsterdam – it’s a city of parties!

Singapore


For solo female travelers, Singapore is probably one of the safest cities. You can explore the city night and day without worrying about a thing. Singapore is an incredible place to do shopping and to try out some incredible multi-national cuisines. This supremely clean nation has some remarkable attractions. Be sure to explore the Botanical Gardens, Gardens by the Bay, Little India, Chinatown, Marina Bay Sands, Clarke Quay and others.

The UAE


The UAE is fast becoming a favourite country for solo women to travel. Safe, clean, beautiful and rich in history and culture, the UAE welcomes women travellers. There are many stereotypes that exist about women visiting Arab countries but most of them are just talk. Enjoy Dubai’s amazing attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, the Burj al Arab, the Palm Islands, desert safaris, parks, beaches, Dubai Garden Glow and others. Enjoy the architecture and beauty of the amazing mosques in the UAE that welcome non-Muslims. Go adventuring in the Hatta range of mountains, and enjoy ocean sports to your heart’s content. The UAE has something for every kind of traveller – special places to solo female travellers. Find your happy niche.

Conclusion
As one of the Solo Female Travelers, you’ll likely be most concerned with your safety wherever you go. It’s good to be cautious in this area. We recommend that you go through due diligence on the country you’re planning to visit. Talk to other female travellers and look up their blogs. Be safe and enjoy the thrills our world has to offer.

Written by: Neha Singh


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