5 safest places to travel solo as a woman

The safest places to travel solo as a woman

Today is International Women’s Day, which is the perfect time to talk about taking a solo trip! We’ve already talked about how rewarding solo travel can be, because it really forces you to stand on your own and get to know yourself. But solo travel is also a fun way to explore the world since you can do what you want, when you want.

It gives you absolute freedom!

The places I mention in this post are super safe and I would recommend them to any novice traveler. You should however always take basic precautions such as avoiding walking alone at night, watch out for local scams and always keep your valuables in a safe place. Other than that, you have nothing to fear when you’re visiting these countries.

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Denmark is one of the safest places on this planet and it’s super easy to get around. Women need not fear any kind of harassment and people look out for you. We even leave our baby strollers – sometimes with babies inside – outside cafes and our houses. It’s that safe.

My favorite places for solo travel in Denmark are: Aarhus, Copenhagen, and North Jutland, which are all reachable by train, bus or car.

Winter in Denmark


I took my first solo trip a few years ago and my first destination was Indonesia. Although I wouldn’t say that all of Indonesia is super safe, I for sure recommend Bali and Gili Trawangan as some of the safest places to travel as a woman.

Spending a month in Ubud, eating vegetarian food and joining a yoga retreat is among the best things I’ve ever done for myself. And, doing it alone just made it possible to do everything at my own pace and really finding myself.

Butterfly farm, Bali, Indonesia


Of course my favorite country made it to the list, too. Thailand is my true love and I cannot think of a safer and more perfect place to go as a solo traveler. Thailand is super, super easy to get around, everyone speaks English, and it’s cheap and simply just amazing.

My favorite places? Koh Tao, Koh Pha nang, Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Lanta.

Koh Tao, Thailand


There are many safe countries in Europe, but Croatia is one of the safest. The locals are nice, infrastructure is good and it’s easy to get around, and there are lots of hotels and hostels to pick from. Croatia is also a great choice for beautiful nature and food. Seriously, the food is to die for!

The best places to travel solo in Croatia is Istria, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik. But basically, you can go everywhere in Croatia and still feel totally safe.



Singapore is the cleanest and most orderly country I’ve ever visited. I would go as far to say that it’s extremely safe! Basically everyone speaks English, and restrooms, restaurants and shops are everywhere and are VERY clean. I didn’t encounter any scams in Singapore, and even taxi drivers are honest.

Singapore is notorious for being the most expensive country in Asia, but there are a lot of free things you can do. It’s totally possible to visit without breaking the bank.


Have you traveled solo? Where’s the safest place you’ve been?

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  1. If you want to travel solo but not alone, another great idea is a small group tour. You usually end up meeting people with like minded interests and might even meet your next travel companion for future adventures.

  2. I’d love to visit Bali alone – sounds so relaxing! I’d definitely add Iceland to the list as well. I went there solo in November and there were a TON of other solo travelers. Meeting people was so easy! And it’s really safe there, with lots of group tour options.

    1. That’s great! Scandinavia is a super safe destination in general, but I haven’t been to Iceland yet. I’m glad to hear that it’s safe, too.

    1. I wouldn’t have guessed, but I’m thrilled to hear that! New Zealand is right at the top of my list, although I do hope my husband will join me on that trip 🙂

  3. I studied abroad in South Korea and found it to be quite safe – it would be great for solo travelers! I would love to get the chance to travel to all the places above. I’ve always wanted to check out Denmark!

    1. I can imagine! I haven’t been there myself, but I’ve only heard good things about South Korea. Denmark is super recommendable btw, and I’m not just saying that because I’m Danish 😉 It’s a real fairytale destination.

  4. I’ve not had the opportunity to travel solo in an international destination before unless you count backpacking with a couple of friends in both Greece and Belize. Otherwise, I have backpacked solo mainly around the United States – Orland, Fort Lauderdale, San Antonio, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Atlanta, and San Antonio just to name a few.

    Of these cities, Indianapolis shocked me the most in that I actually loved it more than I realized even though it isn’t really high on anyone’s “travel destination” list. The food, accommodations, and nightlife is varied and significantly less expensive than Chicago or NYC. And the people here are extremely friendly and hospitable. Even scored a free NFL ticket to an Indianapolis Colts game the first time I was there!

    1. That’s the best thing about traveling: discovering new places! I’ll have to remember Indianapolis when I return to the States. It’s great to have an alternative to the bigger, more expensive cities!

  5. My first time travel solo is to Japan. In love at the first visit and since then I’ve visited Japan 3x . Super safe, people are friendly (especially in suburban area) and foods are delicious.

  6. Norway was my first solo trip this past May. I had never been to abroad, especially by myself, so this was completely new for me. The entire trip I felt safer than when living in my hometown, Orlando, FL. I definitely recommend Norway for solo travelers – especially females who may be nervous to travel alone!

    I was able to fly RT from Washington DC to Oslo, Norway for $124! It was an error fare (the airline algorithms messed up pretty much) and I was able to book before United Airlines corrected the price. I never realized how affordable travel could be until I went on this trip!

    1. Thank you so much for your input, Kali. I’m really glad you had a good experience in Norway.

      And lucky you with the error fare. I tried that too this summer when I was booking a trip to Croatia. Got the fare super cheap and the ticket amount was even withdrawn from my bank account. I thought it was homesafe. But then a few days later, they wrote me an email saying that it was an error and that the money would be wired back. Oh, well 🙂

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