Are you a solo female traveler looking to discover the world all alone? This guide has been exclusively created for you. This includes a list of travel destinations for solo female travelers, which helps you to pick the right place for your upcoming travel. So read on before you zero in on your solo travel spot.
Are you ready? Here are the top 10 travel destinations for solo female travelers.
Here are best travel destinations for solo female travelers
1. Istanbul, Turkey
Whether you’re here for its vibrant culture, imposing structures, or magnificent scenery, Istanbul is always packed with visitors. Given its effervescent and lively ambiance, you will never feel that you’re on a solo trip here. Accommodation, particularly hostels, is relatively affordable and safe too.
Top Attractions & Experiences: Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and Istanbul Archeology Museum
2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Dutch capital is one of the best places for solo female travelers, thanks to its mix of intricately touching past, creative artistic heritage, unequaled cosmopolitan vibe, and pulsating nightlife. Add to this its cultural and culinary scenes which are a world unto themselves. In fact, you can look forward to doing many exciting things on your visit to this friendly destination which is also the Netherlands ’ largest city.
Top Attractions & Experiences: Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Dam Square, Vondelpark, and Canal Cruise
Singapore is famed as the only island city-state in the world. But it is more than what your eyes meet! It is full of culture, history, and of course the most amazing leisure and entertainment options. Not to mention, it is a great place for solo female travelers as there are plenty of safest choices to stay, eat, dine and sightsee here. Just make sure that you are well aware of the region’s laws and customs. For instance, chewing gum, littering/smoking in public places, use of drugs, etc may cause you to pay a hefty fine.
Top Attractions & Experiences: Merlion Statue, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Skypark, Sentosa Island, Haw Par Villa, Chinatown, Hawker Food Stalls, and the shopping district of Kampong Glam
4. Luang Prabang, Laos
This irresistibly charming city in Southeast Asia is overflowing with history and natural beauty. With strong influences of varied cultures like Buddhism, Asian and French, its entire Old Town is UNESCO listed. Its offerings are so diverse that you can choose to make your trip here as adventurous or laid-back as possible. Moreover, the locals are friendly and helpful. All these make Luang Prabang a great place for an unforgettable solo trip. The best thing is that it is easily accessible from places such as Singapore and Thailand.
Top Attractions & Experiences: Royal Temple Museum, Wat Xieng Thong, Mount Phousi, Butterfly Park, Pak Ou Caves, Tad Sae (waterfall), Wat Mai, Night Market, and River Cruise along Mekong River
5. Dubrovnik, Croatia
For those considering a solo trip in Europe, this is one of the first places to tick off. Filled to the brim with breathtaking medieval architecture, amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites, stunning mountainous landscape, and endless beaches, Dubrovnik is surprisingly a safe place to discover on your own.
Top Attractions & Experiences: The Walls of Dubrovnik, Stradun (Placa), Mount Srd, Rector’s Palace, the Church of St. Blaise, Dubrovnik Cathedral (the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary), the Franciscan Monastery, the Dominican Monastery, and the Game of Thrones Walking Tour
6. Dubai, UAE
Rife with avant-garde architectural treasures as well as the coolest ever amusement options in every direction, Dubai is hands down the safest place on this list for solo female travelers. Its stunning beaches, jaw-dropping man-made islands, record-breaking sights, dining venues, and exuberant nightlife ensure that this city is perfect for every preference. Apart from these, its unrivaled multicultural setting combined with stringent laws against all sorts of crime make you feel both secure and welcome once in this Arabian city.
Top Attractions & Experiences: Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), The Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain, Al Bastakiya Quarter, the largest of its kind Dubai Frame, Dubai Miracle Garden, Dubai Parks and Resorts (with four theme parks), Palm Jumeirah, Palm Fountain, Ski Dubai, Desert Safari and Dhow Cruise
7. New Zealand
Be it for a super tranquil holiday or an action-packed holiday, New Zealand easily ticks off all the boxes. Barring its magnificent landscapes, what is really endearing about traveling anywhere in New Zealand is that it is exceptionally safe with incredibly friendly locals. From Auckland and Bay of Island to Wellington and Kaikoura, you can be assured of an unforgettable holiday wherever you plan to visit in New Zealand.
Top Attractions & Experiences: Visit a Volcanic Island, Wine Tasting at Waiheke Island, Rotorua’s Bubbling Mud Pools, Creating own Spa at Hot Water Beach, Hamilton Gardens, Hobbiton, Glowworm Caves, and Maori Cultural Tours
8. Barcelona, Spain
For a memorable solo trip paired with adventure, culture, history, and nature, Barcelona effortlessly fits the bill. It is a navigable city where you can cover the majority of its attractions and parts on foot. If this is not enough, its public transport system is well-integrated with metro, buses, trams, etc available at regular intervals.
Top Attractions & Experiences: Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Museo Picasso, Ciutat Vella, MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya), and Santa María del Mar
9. Reykjavik, Iceland
The land of Ice and Land is a favorite of all types of travelers including solo female visitors. Reykjavik is its capital city where you can immerse yourself in its blend of enlightening museums, amazing art galleries, thrilling adventure activities, and coolest of its kind restaurants and cafes. It also serves as the gateway to discovering some of the country’s most wondrous attractions such as the iconic Northern Lights and Blue Lagoon (geothermic spa.)
Top Attractions & Experiences: Hallgrimskirkja Church, the Sun Voyager Sculpture, the Saga Museum, Harpa Concert Hall, Tjörnin Pond (a place to feed birds), Street Art Exploration at Downtown Reykjavik, and National Museum of Iceland
10. Tbilisi, Georgia
The capital city of Georgia is another great place for a solo female escape. Fascinatingly placed between Asia and Europe, it offers a cornucopia of sights and experiences complemented by its famed hospitality, exciting nightlife, and legendary wine culture.
Top Attractions & Experiences: Holy Trinity Cathedral (Tsminda Sameba), Metekhi Church, Narikala Fortress (dating back to the 4th century), and Sulphur Bathhouse District
Top Tips for Solo Female Travel
Make all essential bookings in advance, mainly accommodation, transfers, guided sightseeing tours, and activities.
Get your SIM card as soon as you touch the airport or arrive at the place. Make sure that you keep in touch or update your travel programs to your dear ones or family members back home.
Pack light; that said, don’t miss out to carry all staples including medicines, first aid kit, etc.
Knowing a bit of the local language (of the place you are planning to visit), along with a few words or key phrases, allows you to make the most of your solo trip.
Regardless of how reliable a safe is, don’t trust anyone blindly. If anything goes wrong, use your common sense and prudence to get out of an unfortunate situation.
Don’t forget to bring only the best travel gear when traveling solo.
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OVER TO YOU
So what are you waiting for as the world is waiting for you! Whatever reason draws you to explore the world on your own – be it art, culture, or history, traveling solo is an adventure and experience like no other. And choosing the right destination will make it even more empowering and rewarding!
Which destination is your favorite?
This is a guest post from Neha, creator of Dubai Wikia. She loves exploring new places, trying local cuisines, and learning about the culture and history of a place. She also loves painting, watching movies, and playing the guitar. Visit her site for more travel inspiration.
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