Safest International Destinations for Solo Female Travellers


Best places to travel alone for female travellers around the world is a compilation of destinations with liberating experiences straight from my bucket list. Solo women travelers are no longer an oddity and their brave ventures are a celebration of a freedom of women across the world. Best destinations for solo female travellers is a list of some of the safe havens for travellers where single woman travelling alone is guaranteed the time of her life.

Hence we give wings to this wide-eyed desire of solo women travelers with the list of 9 best places for single women to travel alone.

It's a short life and a wide world. Fathom it solo, ladies!

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1. Kyoto, The City of Japanese Imperial Palaces

First on the list of best places to travel alone for solo female travellers is Kyoto. This city of gorgeously styled temples, art galleries and master pieces of Japanese gardens is best explored walking. For a solo female traveller not just Kyoto but Japan as a country is considered the safest, thus walking through the beautiful corridors around the city with blooming cherry blossoms at night is not a problem at all.

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Photo of Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan by Disha Kapkoti

It's safe. It's cheap. Destination for solo female travellers can't get any better. Its an experience of otherworldly wonders with the most stunning beaches, Buddhist pagodas, rivers and an addictive heritage of the country must be thoroughly explored. Along with the quintessential hectic south asian experience at Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City there are hundreds of towns inhabited by energetic locals who love to laugh.

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You've got a bucket list for a solo venture? Bhutan is one of the best places to travel alone for solo female travellers. To make the most of this tour, I suggest you make your trip during the festivals, which are literally celebrated every month. Its a chance to join all the locals in the celebrations who come from different parts of the country to the huge Dzongs (Monasetry/Fortress) and perform as masked dancers.

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Ireland comes high on the list of the safest countries to travel. A perfect destination for a solo female traveller who is on a march to explore, this town promises a complete aesthetic bliss. The Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, number of castles on beautiful corners of the city and the unspoilt rich meadowlands make it a dream destination for every traveller.

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Photo of Galway, Ireland by Disha Kapkoti

While you soak in the beauty of the rolling greens of Auckland and the sunny beaches, stay assured that the Kiwis give no worries to a dreamy solo traveller. The awe inspiring volcanic cones, Hauraki Gulf Islands, the beautiful wineries and amazing food tours, it's simply a paradise for solo explorers.

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Look beyond the mass hysteria about traveling alone in the middle east and realise that Dubai awaits every wide eyed wanderer with open arms. The Palm Islands, Burj Khalifa, the golden Jumeirah Beach and hundreds of other futuristic modern marvels can leave you awestruck at every step.

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Solo travel gives you a golden chance to meet new people and get a taste of unique cultures around the world. Finland is a country warmest at heart towards the visiting travellers with their local food leaving you deliciously directionless in the best walking trails. And if you are at a countryside during Midsummer celebration, chances are that you have a time of your life.

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The beautiful Himalayan town of Dharamshala has recently come on the real map for travelers around the world promising a uniquely distinctive experience. Various non-profit organizations give ample opportunities to volunteers from all over the world to teach and work with the Tibetan community here. Growing voluntourism makes Dharamshala a great destination for solo female travellers.

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Costa Rica? Yes, Costa Rica because if amidst the political turmoil in the Latin American region the country manages to officially be the 'happiest country in the world' and one of the best places for females to travel alone. Costa Rica is also counted as the greenest country giving you a chance to be at the lush rainforests brimming with biodiversity.

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Photo of Costa Rica by Disha Kapkoti

The ‘Kagai areas’ which literally means ‘flower towns’ of Kyoto are places where you can enjoy Teahouse plays with Geiko and Maiko, or apprentice Geisha, the traditional Japanese entertainers play traditional Japanese instruments.

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2. Vietnam, The Ultimate South Asian Experience

As a solo female traveler, Vietnam gives you a chance of a lifetime to dive into a culture influenced by Mahayana Buddhism. A visit to the Bat Nha Buddhist temple and other monasteries can give you an enlightening taste of Pure Land and Zen practices.

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3. Bhutan, The Land of Gross National Happiness

This Land of Thunder Dragon has the most beautiful trekking routes around the country. Druk Path Trek, Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek and other treks to the high altitudes of Bhutaese Himalayas is the best gift of nature awaiting every adventurous soul.

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4. Galway, A Beautiful Irish Country Experience

Just a sight of the stone walls of Aran can assure you that you’d be completely fine all by yourself here at the most serene location on earth.

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5. Auckland, For a Kiwi Perfect Vacation

Horse riding is one joy of life and beaches are another. Auckland gives you a chance to take a horse to a beach. Could it be any better? NO.

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6. Dubai, Spot for a Glitzy Holiday

Shop till you drop, ladies! Because we now that if there's a solo female traveller out there in Dubai, she's roaming with a serious purpose. Dubai realizes and in fact celebrates your seriousness about shopping.

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7. Helsinki, A Wonderful Cultural Enigma

Take time to meet new people as you enjoy coffee or beer at the open spaces because Helsinki is a solo traveler's haven considering the enthusiasm and friendliness of the locals who are always ready to help.

8. Dharamshala, Where Silence is Beautiful

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Dharamshala is surrounded by the breathtaking Dhauladhar Range promising a scenic bliss throughout your stay and at the same time offering some of the best hiking and trekking routes around this small town.

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9. Costa Rica, Where Green Cannot Get Greener

The foaming pacific waters rest at the best seasides in Costa Rica where travelers find all kinds of water sports opportunities at quiet sleepy beach hamlets.

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