There are few experiences more valuable in life than travel and it can be especially enriching to head out on a solo trip. Even if it might seem intimidating at first to travel alone as a female, it can actually turn out to be an incredibly freeing and empowering experience. Plus, travelling alone can actually be less stressful, as you won’t need to coordinate your travel plans and everyone else’s preferences when on your own trip. Luckily, there are tons of easy places to travel alone if you are female. Not sure of any solo female-friendly travel destinations? Read on for a list of ten places that are just waiting to welcome you!
The 10 Best Places to Travel Alone If You Are Female
1. Reykjavik, Iceland
Wondering where to travel alone if you are female? Iceland just happens to be one of the safest places in the world for women; in fact, the Institute for Economics and Peace releases a Global Peace Index every year and Iceland is listed at number one for the most peaceful country. Aside from not having to worry about safety as you explore on your own, there are also loads of activities to enjoy, including paddling in the futuristic Blue Lagoon and spotting the majestic Northern Lights. If you decide to take part in a glacier hike, make sure to pack one of our Protected Species Women’s waterproof Coat. We have several versatile waterproof options to choose from including the ready-for-adventure hooded bomber jacket to keep you protected from the brisk Icelandic elements.
2. New York City, New York, United States
“The City That Never Sleeps” is a great option if you want to have a jam-packed itinerary. From seeing a Broadway show to walking through Central Park, it’s impossible to get bored in New York City. Female travellers can also take part in lots of solitary activities, including taking in exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art or checking out the Statue of Liberty. The city is bursting with exciting dining opportunities, so you can enjoy a delicious meal each evening as you mentally recap all the highlights from your NY adventure.
3. Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva’s nickname is actually “The Peace Capital” and it really lives up to it, so as long as you keep your eye out for any pickpockets you can easily enjoy your solo time here. Doing some kind of activity in the Alps (nature hike, skiing, etc.) is almost mandatory, so make sure to set aside plenty of time to gape (jaw-almost-certainly-open) at the stunning scenery. Although Switzerland can be pretty pricey, take yourself for a stroll through the local markets for more affordable (yet still delicious) fare
4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Netherlands is also known as one of the safest countries in Europe (and super easy to get around on foot). There’s plenty to do for solo travellers, including a visit to the world-famous Van Gogh Museum, brushing up on some history at the Anne Frank House, and spotting authentic Dutch windmills at Westerpark. The city is also known for its delectable desserts – which you won’t have to worry about sharing if you’re travelling alone!
5. Montreal, Canada
Canadians are known for being some of the nicest people around, which makes Canada an ideal destination for solo female travellers. Montreal is home to the riverfront Old Port, historical buildings that date back to the 1600s, and plenty of sumptuous French cuisine. Montreal can also be less expensive than some of its European counterparts, so it’s a great pick for women travelling on a budget.