Traveling is the most exciting thing to do for a lot of people around our globe, but there are lots of factors to consider before traveling, like how to travel the world for cheap (even free), or knowing the best tips for solo traveling.
If you are a solo female traveler, you have to consider even more factors, such as the safest countries for solo female travelers or the best places to go as a solo female traveler and other factors such as where to stay at nights as a solo female traveler, and the list just goes on!
In this post, we’ll introduce 15 Best countries for Female Solo Travelers. Let’s dig in!
15- A Cruise ship
Even though a cruise ship isn’t a country, it takes its passengers to beautiful destinations throughout the world. With security and a management system, a cruise ship is actually, one of the safest places for solo female travelers.
Chile is the narrowest country in the world and has a lot to offer to its visitors, from Ahu Tongariki in Easter Island, Valparaíso, to Chilean beaches, camping locations, and historic cities. The capital, Santiago, is a thriving city, surrounded by mountains and modern skyscrapers with an activity to do for any kind of taste!
Chile is ranked 27th in the Global Peace Index while the United Kingdom is ranked 45th, and the United States is ranked 128th!
Namibia is a very cool African country near South Africa, where people speak English as well as German! In fact, Namibia is the only African country where people speak German and act like Germans in some ways, like having German names on their streets and adopting German-style bar and even their sausages, but that’s not the only thing that makes Namibia standing out among other African nations!
Namibia is home to Sossusvlei, a beautiful desert with famous sand dunes that you can climb up from or simply enjoy looking at! There are also epic road tours in Namibia where they show you amazing Namibian wildlife such as Etosha National Park.
whether you are a millennium-old traditions lover or craving a super modern country, Japan is the right place to go! Japan has a lot of interesting things you’ll only find in Japan.
Even though very few people in Japan speak English, you’ll have no problem since all of the restaurant menus in Japan have pictures on them that helps understanding how the food would look like, and with millions vending machines across Japan that sell anything you could possibly imagine, you don’t even have to talk to people unless you want to!
Commuting in Japan is also pretty straightforward! It’s simple with direction signs everywhere, especially in the Japanese fast train stations.
Japan is very safe for female solo travelers, and with plenty of entertainments, who needs a companion anyway?!
Uruguay (a small Latin country, between Argentina and Brazil) is the most democratic country in South America. This unique country is very interesting to explore. Uruguay was influenced by both the Portuguese Brazilians and Spanish Argentinians and adopted the charms of both Spanish and Portuguese culture.
There are a lot of delicious Portuguese-style grilled meat waiting for you, as well as long beautiful beaches throughout the capital, Montevideo, and beach resorts and hotels in Uruguay!
Uruguay is one of the safest South American countries for solo female travelers.
Uruguay is the 34th in the ranking of the Global Peace Index.
Spain is a country on Europe’s the Iberian Peninsula, besides Portugal, France, and the small British territory of Gibraltar.
There are a lot of reasons that solo female travelers love Spain, such as Spain’s women’s rights, over a 1000 miles of Mediterranean coast throughout Spain, a lot of Spanish cities being winter sun destinations in Europe, especially the Canary Islands, a Spanish overseas territory, being among the Top 5 best kinds of weather in the world.
Other than Spanish culture and historical buildings, Barcelona itself is there to light up your travel with its charming streets and architecture.
Spain is one of the safest countries for female solo travelers.
Belgium is an underrated European nation that could have the title of Europe’s hidden gem because of its beautiful architecture, diverse culture, and women’s rights that makes Belgium a very safe European country for solo female travelers to explore.
Plus, Belgium is well connected to both Netherlands and France which makes it easy to step on the other sides of Belgium’s border for half of a day.
Finland is the land of the midnight sun (Finnish people experience 6 months of daylight, and 6 months of darkness) and northern lights! If you are a nature lover, you could enjoy a lot on your travel as a solo female traveler to Finland.
Lemmenjoki National Park in Finland is the largest wooded reserve in Europe, Other than that, Finland is known as the country of Sauna! You might even find saunas in people’s homes!
Finland is ranked 14th in the Global Peace Index, which makes Finland a very safe country for solo female travelers to enjoy!
Australia is an English speaking country in Oceania. Aussies are famous for being warm and welcome. It’s almost impossible not to make friends with locals, either over a pint or a meal!
When it comes to becoming adventurous, Australia has a lot to talk about, from the Golden Coast, Melbourne and Sydney, to wildlife in Uluru, Kata Tjuta and the Valley of the Winds.
It’s better not to get used to the easiness of Australian big cities! Go rent a car and hit the road since Australia is considered one of the safest countries to visit for solo female travelers!
Well, Switzerland is the home country of the outstanding Alps mountains and fabulous ski resorts! Done! I mean we could talk about Swiss chocolates, historical cities, peaceful rivers, and architecture, but It’s not necessary since you could have a tour of the Alps mountains in Switzerland!
By the way, Switzerland is a very safe country for solo travelers, especially for the ladies.
Canada is the second-largest country in the world after Russia. Canada is home to breathtaking views of the mountains and lakes throughout the country and Canadian people are known for being polite.
If Canada was to be famous for one thing, that would be women’s rights! In fact, in Canada, women have more rights than men and unofficially, women are always right unless proven wrong!
Canada is the 6th in the ranking of Global Peace Index that makes Canada one of the safest countries for solo female travelers.
Austria’s capital, Vienna was ranked as the best city to live in the world in 2019. then you can rest assured that there’s a lot to explore in Austria!
With crystal clear lakes, snowy mountains, and extraordinary landscapes, many travelers believe Austria is the most perfect country for them to visit!
Austria is the world’s 4th peaceful country which makes Austria a great country for solo female travelers to explore.
You are not wrong! Portugal is all over Instagram these days for very good reasons. Portugal offers stunning crystal clear water and beaches, an exciting history to see and warm people who would try their best to make visitors feel welcome! A road trip to the Algarve region in Portugal would easily change your standard for what a perfect solo trip looks like!
Being the 3rd in the ranking of Global Peace Index, Portugal is extremely safe for anyone who’s up for discovery, especially solo female travelers.
2- New Zealand
Are you a fan of Lord of the Rings, sports, beautiful landscapes, or all of them? Then the good news is you can visit the island country of New Zealand to have the trip of your life!
Some reports claim that New Zealand is the safest country for women in the world! It’s undoubtedly one of the world’s safest countries for solo female travelers, and safest countries to backpack!
The country’s name “Iceland” is because more than 15% of Iceland is covered by ice! At the same time, there are 20 active volcanoes in Iceland which is the reason why Iceland’s nickname is “The Land of Fire & Ice”.
Iceland is the safest country in the world. The crime rate in Iceland is very low and there’s no wild harmful animal in Iceland!
Iceland ranks number 1 in the Global Peace Index and no doubt that Iceland is the safest country in the world for women and the safest country for solo female travelers. You can be relaxed at all times and bath at the Blue Lagoon, or dive the Silfra Fissure and hike a glacier.
37 thoughts on “15 Best countries for Female Solo Travelers”
Wow! I just landed here from Google search and loved this post of yours.
I’ll definitely bookmark your website and will look up more of your posts for sure.
Thank you for your comment! 😊
Australia is such a place, even though my Aussie ex was such a pain in the ass haha haha!
I loved how it was easy to interact with people. Even in stores, I caught myself talking with people there for hours!
lol! You’re right tho. Aussie people are generally warm and open for a chat.
Idk if it only happened to me or they all have big ideas of how the world should change and things like that. lol!
I remember perfectly when in December I went there to exchange my money for Australian, and I started to talk with the girl in the store about everything. Portuguese cuisine, how to cook some Portuguese dishes, how I loved to work out in Australia, and so on went the list. We laughed a lot, and my ex was feeling uncomfortable with the situation, as usual, I think it is the only thing about Australia that I didn’t choose correctly.
Iceland has the house I want lol, also no dangerous wild animals has my attention… the Swiss have my chocolate… Canada is closest and within my reach easily – and I also like being right lol
Those Canary Islands get me though – that weather just calls me lol ✌️
Very cool to know though / as always thank you!
Lol! As I told you before, you’re Canadian by heart and yet don’t know! 😅
Hahaha well I do have long lost family and family ties there lol
When I was in high school, I wanted to take French – all my friends were in French and French is awesome… but my dad made me take Spanish cause was on the rise even back then … he knew the second language of the United States would be Spanish – so thought that be more beneficial 🙄
I would be a smart ass and say “but I want to move to Canada” lol 😄✌️
Lol! French is only good for Quebec, or if you want to get a governmental job.
I took a French course about two years ago but only remember a few words since i didn’t practice at all! I know, it’s shameful! 😅
That’s ok… I don’t remember much of the Spanish either lol… hola como esta? Lol I can do little small phrases … but if they answer – I’m screwed lol 😄😄
But good to know – I thought Canada was English and French – was not aware only Quebec and for government jobs
I’m actually learning Spanish now! But only three minutes a day! Lol!
Lol – that sounds awesome!! Does it work well?
I guess so! Yo hablo espanol un poco ahora! Lol!
Hahaha you make me instantly smile 😄🥰✌️
lol! glad to hear that!
Per l’Australia e l’Austria posso dire che le donne possono viaggiare sole…in Spagna non so, due mie amiche hanno avuto brutte esperienze.
Mi dispiace tanto sentirlo! che ne è stato di loro?
Ormai bene, ma la prima avendo subito un’aggressione è stata in cura psicologica.
è spaventoso. Mi dispiace tanto sentirlo! Grazie per il tuo commento! 😊
Interesting lists, but definitely more African countries could make this.
Which countries do you suggest in Africa?
I haven’t carried out the necessary research to provide an answer.
I always felt safe in Korea.
It is a very safe country!
Thank you for your comment! 😊
No problem, I have my journals about Korea published today.
Great, I’ll read it tonight before sleeping.
Thanks for this great post and list. I have been to Switzerland and loved it. My sister and I were in Barcelona for two days before heading off from there on a 12 day Mediterranean cruise. Austria is the country I would love to visit one day. The first thing that struck me about Canada the first time I came here was how safe it was.
Thank you so much for your detailed comment!
I couldn’t agree more!
Canada is almost too safe. When listening to the local news, I always want to laugh since the issues are so luxurious for most other countries!
I always wanted to visit Chile alone but I was skeptical about it, now I don’t. Thanks for sharing this post!
You’ll love it there! Chile is one of the best countries to visit alone, since it’s modern, has a lot of interesting things to keep you occupied all day long and more important, it’s safe! 😊
This was a great post. Safety is important for a woman traveling alone.
You’re absolutely right. It is an important fact to consider!
Thank you for your comment dear Julia! 😊
Great post! I traveled all over Spain by myself and felt safe! Thanks for sharing other great places to travel!
Glad to hear that. You should be a brave lady. Not everyone dares to take the journey, even if the country is considered safe!
Thank you for your comment! 😊
Glad to know about Canada being ranked so high and I love they take feminism seriously! I’m a little surprised about Switzerland because women were still fighting for the right to vote when I was born. They mention it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reuJ8yVCgSM
That’s so weird. I thought Swiss got it all! Now you made me curious! I gotta do some research about it! Lol!
Thabk you for your comment! 😊
Yep. You’re welcome! 😊 I can honestly say I was in Switzerland when the last of the areas gave women the right to vote. I so love that Switzerland 2nd video! Made me proud to be born there. If I was Trump, I would have chosen Switzerland to be second. Or first. 🇨🇭 All those parody videos were good though. The Netherlands opened Pandora’s box.