10 Best Places for Solo Female Travel

Solo female traveling is almost always frowned upon. Beyond the obvious reasons of abuse, theft, and robbery, there are other factors that deter the prospects of female travelers such as; over pricing, theft from hotel rooms, wrong info, and so much more. Female travelers are more prone to be taken advantage of than others. No matter how much it irritates you, it is a fact. While some brave all these odds and still go on with their journey, cautiously; there are many who take a step back, reluctantly.

For the female travelers driven by the wanderlust wanting to travel solo, below are 10 amazing locations that are rated as the best places for solo female travel. These places are overall considered much safer than many others. However, basic precautions should always be exercised.

  1. Ottawa in Canada

Bordering Quebec, the capital city of Canada is a cosmopolitan place with French and English as main languages used for conversation. Quebec offers many places to be discovered, admired, and loved by all travelers. The people are friendly and warm. Check into decent hotels around the old ByWard market where you will find most of the bustling city attractions close by.

  1. Melbourne in Australia

Not only is this place immensely beautiful, you can practically bike or walk your way around the entire city. The main language is English, so no language problems there (dialect however, may be different). Also, Melbourne is included in almost all of the safe travel destinations lists. Plan your visit meticulously in advance, by booking  hotels and excursions online, and you are set to go.

  1. Bhutan

Known as one of the most cultural countries of the world, Bhutan is one of the safest places to visit for a solo female traveler for the primary reason that it cannot be visited without a pre-booked tour. Your entry to the area is only granted if you are guided by a personal guide. Imagine the pristine beauty of a country which banned plastic and outlawed tobacco completely. Bhutan is a must see for its abundant natural beauty and serenity.

  1. Thailand

This travel hot spot is loved by solo travelers and you are likely to find other travelers like you there in abundance.  The locals are friendly and your trip can be extremely economical if you are on a budget. The destination is known for its backpacking trails and offers everything from pristine beaches to scary jungles. Also, the country lives by a Buddhist mindset that allows equality of living for every gender.

  1. Hong Kong in China

No points for guessing why it makes the list. Despite being one of the largest cities in the world, Hong Kong is known to be one of the safest cities on the globe. While the primary language is Chinese, the central part of Hong Kong speaks English. This is indeed a good place to start traveling to countries with different culture and language.

  1. Costa Rica

One place that has come a long way from being unsafe to one of the safest places, thanks to the effort put in by the authorities and the locals, is Costa Rica.  This magnificent place in Central America has literally everything when it comes to adventure. From volcanoes to ultimate water surfing, adventure will never leave you alone here. Known as a very peaceful country, Costa Rica is a perfect place to embark on a solo voyage.

  1. Dubai in UAE

Of course, as they say, “when in Rome, be a Roman”. You can’t expect others to respect you if you don’t respect their laws. Dubai can be unbelievably safe and entertaining if one take basic precautions like staying at a decent place and following the rules of this conservative Arabic city. The city’s hospitality is one of the best in the world and needless to say, it is regarded as one of the safest cities of the world. A solo trip to Dubai can be enjoyable for the one who would love to splurge and the one on a budget.

  1. Bali in Indonesia

If visiting a spiritual place for tranquility, experiencing organic lifestyle, and one of the most amazing beaches is on your cards; Bali is the perfect destination for you. You will be amazed by the friendly hospitality of the locales and their simplistic lifestyle. In spite of being a solo traveler, you are hardly ever going to feel lonely as you’ll be surrounded by spectacular views all around you.

  1. Aran Islands in Ireland

There is no doubt that Ireland is one of the most picturesque places on earth with an abundance of natural beauty but come to Aran Islands and you will witness a completely different world altogether. A perfect getaway, it is extremely safe for solo travelers and has secluded islands with hospitable and cheerful locals. It is also a perfect place for a cycling adventure as most of the people transport around by cycles.

  1. Malaysia

The best thing about Malaysia is the fact that in spite of being a conservative Muslim country, you’ll find peace and tourist friendly places almost everywhere. It is one of the most loved destinations. With Malaysia’s calendar full with so many festivals and events, you would hardly feel alone there. Malaysia is your place to feel exhilarated while being solo.

Helpful Tips for solo women travelers:

  • Meticulous planning before embarking on any solo trip is of extreme importance. Regular details about the place, safe and unsafe areas, cultural foundations, rules and regulations should be kept in mind.

  • Ensure your accommodation is carefully chosen. Not only is it important as you will be staying there alone but also because you will be leaving all your important documents and belongings there while you go sightseeing.

  • Eat at a decent place. Compromising too much on the quality to avail cheap food might get you sick, and while traveling solo, this is the last thing you would want to suffer.

  • Don’t forget you are in a foreign land; trusting strangers may cost you dearly. Be friendly and cautious at the same time.

  • Always keep an emergency phone number with you saved. Inform your family and friends of your itinerary so they know your whereabouts.

  • Keep the number of embassy and other important contacts of the place you are visiting handy.

  • Trust your instincts, they never lie.

When it comes to traveling there should never be any gender bias. Traveling liberates you of all your inhibitions and finally detoxifies you from the clutters of the routine life. Don’t let your being a female come in your way of fulfilling your dreams. The above mentioned 10 destinations are ready with open arms to embrace a free bird like you. Go on. Fly.

About the Author

Neah Signh is a postgraduate in Mass Communications, who loves everything about life. Traveling is extremely close to her heart and writing came to her naturally. An avid trekker & explorer, who often takes off some time from her busy life for mountaineering. She loves meeting new people & gets attached to their culture very easily. Her ambition is to explore as many places as she can in her life. She strongly believes in Gandhian principle – “simple living high thinking”. Currently working as a travel blogger for onlydubaivisa.com


  1. I am an avid solo backpacker. There’s just something about traveling solo that you traveling in a group doesn’t provide. You get to enjoy what’s around more, making it a much more memorable experience.

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  3. Thanks for sharing best tourist attraction over the world.

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