Best (and safest) Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

Best (and safest) Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

Many women enjoy traveling alone and if you’re one of them – or if you’re planning your very first solo trip – you’re going to love our list of the best destinations for solo travel for women.

Best Solo Trips for Women

Not only are these spots some of the most fun and best places to travel alone, with much to offer the modern globetrotting woman, but they’re generally welcoming to visitors, safe to explore and easy to navigate.

  • New Zealand

The small country of New Zealand boasts breathtaking landscapes and is an ideal destination for women who love adventure or nature – or both! It's considered one of the safest countries to backpack, as well as one of the safest and best places for women to travel alone.

It’s made up of two main islands: the North Island offers beautiful beaches, active volcanoes, and colorful lakes, while the South Island is distinctly different, with oceans of seals and whales, snowy peaks, and glaciers. Visiting both islands is a must!

  • Japan

Japan is another wonderful country for solo female travelers to visit, as the culture is a safe and respectful one – the country ranks among the most peaceful countries in the world.

Be sure to explore the cities of Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. While Tokyo is a huge city, it’s considered to be the cleanest and best organized in the world. The modern city of Osaka offers travelers a lot of unique and charming attractions. And Kyoto is famous for its picturesque gardens, imperial palaces, and many classical Buddhist temples.

  • Switzerland

Located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland offers cultural diversity, a wide array of stunning attractions and gorgeous cosmopolitan landscapes. It’s also a safe and beautiful country to hike. And since there are plenty of winter activities that are conducive to doing alone, such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, it makes a perfect place to visit any time of the year.

  • Austria

Austria is one of the safest countries to visit in Europe, making it a great place for women traveling solo. Both the urban and rural parts of Austria are worth visiting: The cities of Vienna (the capital), Salzburg, and Innsbruck are must-visit destinations with plenty to see and do, while the gorgeous countryside is perfect for hikers and nature lovers.


Before your trip, be sure to get the BR bag that suits your travel style and is most convenient and suitable for your destination and planned adventures. And find out how to determine if you should lock your luggage when flying.

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