Everyone has at some point thought about traveling the world alone. Being by yourself means you have to organize everything, find the track when you get lost and make your way through countries in which no one speaks your language. However, the upsides are that you can basically do whatever you want and have more time for the things that are important to you. If you are a girl, you might have heard stories that specific destinations were not the best place for you because they are unsafe or more tailored to guys. Instead of focusing on the places you should not go to, we want to highlight the places that are worth a visit and introduce the top solo female travel destinations!
1. New York
The United States is a country that many people dream of visiting and New York City really deserves a spot among the top solo female travel destinations. If you make it here, you should at least spend 4 days in this huge city as it offers a lot of activities, markets and fun spots to explore. Especially for those who have not found their significant other yet, New York is known for its flirty atmosphere. Even though you might expect New York to be full of gangsters, it is quite a safe place to be by yourself if you do not go into the darkest streets and in the right places there will not be space for a single bad thought!
The beautiful countryside and landscapes of Iceland attract tourists from all over the world who are interested in having a good time just as much as you are. Whatever mode of transportation you choose to experience the vast lands, mountains and fountains, there will be no moment that you would feel unsafe. You could pick up a rental car and drive through the beautiful scenery with mostly animals passing by, or join an organized group trip where you will have a friendly atmosphere and a professional guide. Either way, Iceland is one of the best solo female travel destinations and the only things you would take back from here are great experiences!
China becomes more and more popular among travelers as it combines the best of super fun cities, amazing food and nature that you have not seen before. Frankly speaking, there are not too many beaches except for the tropical island Hainan, but for an (adventurous) solo vacation, China is the perfect place. To get a first impression, the capital Beijing could be a great place to start from where you get a feeling for the traditional China with many historic sites and the Great Wall right around the corner. Beijing in particular but China in general is one of the best solo female travel destinations since you really do not have to worry about dangerous situations here. There are more than 200 million surveillance cameras in the country which track everything that’s happening outdoors and from personal experiences, the only thing that may happen as a foreigner is that you get scammed when you buy something at a dumpling or fruit booth.
The Netherlands are a very safe place to visit and Amsterdam should be on your list if you think about traveling somewhere just by yourself! It belongs to the top destinations for solo travelers in Europe so you can easily meet like-minded people there, especially at a hostel. The bike-friendly city makes it a great destination to discover by yourself on wheels and try amazing waffles or pancakes on the way.
Many people love wellness and paradise, so why not go to Bali? If you really want to get a break from the daily life and crowded places, Bali serves you well with endless forests, long rivers in which you can do rafting, and peaceful beaches. There is always something to explore but you can also just relax all day long. Get your private resort right at the beach and the only friends that will visit you here could be some monkeys hanging around your area!
Also called the business hub of Asia, Singapore brings together many different cultural backgrounds. Even though people from all over the world come together here, the city somehow managed to merge them into something new in a highly safe and clean environment where even a chewing gum could end up in a fine. However, people there also know how to have fun and the high-class nightlife already left many people without sleep. One of the best solo female travel destinations, Singapore will open up your mind about Asia and introduce some of the best cuisine in the world to you!
If you ever wanted to be part of a 1950’s movie, going to Havana could be just the right thing for you. The capital of Cuba will take you back in time with very limited to no Internet access, good salsa music and old timers on the street. The criminal rates are low and locals are mostly happy to see people from other places, so you can move completely freely in the beautiful streets and get a feeling for Cuban lifestyle by yourself.
Travelers and Japanese people often call Kyoto the most beautiful city in Japan. The ancient capital managed to keep up its traditional city scape with old houses, Japanese clothing and really original little shops. Japan in general is very friendly for females, and in the subways or dorms you often even have female sections, but Kyoto in particular is just a perfect place for any female solo traveler who wants to experience Japanese culture in a safe but fun environment!