Solo travel can be an extremely exciting and fulfilling adventure to undertake, however travelling alone can also be daunting as you’re often far away from the security and familiarity of home. In this article we look at some of the best and safest places around the world for female solo travel.
Japan is an amazing country with so much to offer, from the bustling metropolises of Tokyo and Osaka to serene natural environments, there are so many locations to explore here. Japan often ranks highly on lists of the most peaceful countries in the world, making it generally an incredibly safe place to visit. Japan is also an extremely friendly country and travellers are often made to feel very welcome.
Explore the urban jungle of Tokyo and take in the amazing culture and cuisine before taking a 2 hour bus ride to the stunning 3,776 meter high Mount Fuji, one of the iconic symbols of this beautiful country. Alternatively discover the less populated northern island of Hokkaido with its incredible natural scenery; it’s even possible to ski there in the winter.
This country is split into two islands, North Island (Te Ika-a-MÄui)and South Island (Te Waipounamu). On the North Island you have the city of Aukland, home to almost a third of the country’s population and perfect for those who want to take in some culture and enjoy sight-seeing. For those seeking a little more adventure, the South Island offers perfect road trip scenery. You can travel the Southern Alps and soak up the incredible Kiwi landscape, including the highest peak of Aoraki/Mount Cook.
Iceland is world famous for its breathtaking natural landmarks; the country is littered with geysers, waterfalls, volcanoes and mountains. The capital of Reykjavik is beautifully picturesque and popular with tourists; it is also just a stone’s throw from the geothermal spa, the blue lagoon. Iceland is also a hotspot for road tripping, hire a camper van and explore this magical country by road, there are well-known planned routes around parts of the country that include some of the most popular landmarks.
Bali is a beautiful island of Indonesia, with beaches, waterfalls and temples to explore. It’s almost impossible to run out of beautiful things to see in Bali and for this reason the island is a popular destination with young tourists, especially backpackers. There are many people travelling alone here and it’s easy to make new friends and perhaps even new travelling companions, so much so that you may even feel that you’re not travelling alone at all.
Canada is home to amazing, vibrant cities as well as boasting some seriously awe-inspiring natural wonders, including mountains, lakes and the world famous Niagara Falls. There’s something for everyone in this notoriously friendly country. Whether you’re whale watching in Nova Scotia or taking in the serene views at Lake Louise, the natural beauty of this country will wow any traveller. If you want the best of both worlds, visit the stunning city of Vancouver, where skyscrapers overlook the ocean and are dwarfed by towering mountains.
So there you have it, 5 destinations perfect for female solo travel. Like any trip you go on, it’s crucial that you plan in advance to ensure you’re never stuck anywhere alone or put into an unsafe situation. Provided you are organized beforehand your trip will almost definitely be incredible and unforgettable!