Solo Female Travel Safety Index

Built on authentic reviews and experiences shared by fellow solo female travelers, we are providing a comprehensive ranking of the safest places to explore on your own.

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Safest Countries for Solo Female Travel

Croatia

1, Croatia

Located in Southeast Europe, nestled between Bosnia & Herzegovina and Slovenia, Croatia is a beautiful coastal nation known for its stunning Adriatic Sea beaches and rich history. The country fascinates travelers with its diverse attractions, including the UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik's ancient city walls, Zagreb's bustling cafes, and Split's Roman ruins. Croatia offers a mosaic of experiences with its national parks like Plitvice Lakes and Krka that boast stunning waterfalls and wildlife. The country is also famous for its wine and olive oil production, and the mouth-watering Croatian cuisine is another factor that attracts many to this Mediterranean paradise. Certainly, it's an unmissable destination for any avid traveler.

Japan

2, Japan

Japan, located in East Asia, is an extraordinarily beautiful island nation famed for its diverse blend of centuries-old traditions and cutting-edge technology. Known for its impressive cluster of skyscrapers in Tokyo, the ancient temples and geishas of Kyoto, the mesmerizing cherry blossoms in Hakone, and the delectable sushi and ramen, Japan offers a wealth of unrivaled experiences. The country is renowned for its impressive Shinkansen, or bullet trains, that deliver travelers across its four main islands while providing breathtaking scenic views. Japan also stands out for its respect for nature, which is reflected in its numerous stunning gardens and gorgeous Mount Fuji, a dormant volcano and the country's highest peak.

Poland

3, Poland

Situated in Central Europe, Poland is a captivating country steeped in history and culture. Known for its enchanting medieval architecture, diverse landscapes, and the tragic remnants of the Holocaust, it provides a deeply engaging experience for its visitors. The invincible capital city, Warsaw, brims with royal residences, lush gardens, and a scenic old town square that proudly embodies Poland's resilience. The historic city of Krakow flaunts a well-preserved medieval core and Jewish quarter. Other quintessential experiences in Poland include visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, exploring the extraordinary Wieliczka Salt Mine, and hiking the picturesque trails of the Tatra Mountains. Whether it's the sublime food, vibrant nightlife or the amiable hospitality of the Poles, there is always a compelling reason to explore this remarkable country.

Belgium

4, Belgium

Belgium, located in the heart of Europe between France, Germany, and the Netherlands, is a charming country famous for its high-quality chocolate, countless varieties of beer, and intricate lacework. Its historic yet vibrant cities including Brussels, the capital city, with its stunning Grand Place, iconic Atomium and Manneken Pis, are renowned for their exceptional architecture, particularly the beautifully preserved medieval buildings. Belgium is also home to the famous battlefield of Waterloo, and its coastal resorts provide a peaceful retreat. Indeed, the country's blend of historic sites, culinary delights, and rich culture make it a sightseer's paradise.

Singapore

5, Singapore

Singapore, also known as the Lion City, is a modern cosmopolitan nestled right at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia. This vibrant city-state is widely known for its stunning skyline, high-end shopping malls, exquisite cuisine, and alluring multicultural tradition. It boasts of attractions like Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay with the iconic Supertree Grove, and the clean, safe streets of the bustling shopping mecca of Orchard Road. Thriving with cultural diversity, Singapore offers colorful experiences from the rich ethnic areas of Chinatown, Little India, and Arab Street. It's not just a concrete jungle, Singapore offers more green spaces than you might expect with its numerous parks and nature reserves – the city is also known as the 'Garden City.' With a seamless blend of old-world charm and futuristic innovation, Singapore offers an exceptional metropolitan experience.

Norway

6, Norway

Norway, located in Northern Europe and known as the Land of the Midnight Sun, is a spectacular travel destination steeped in natural beauty and unique cultural experiences. This Nordic country, stretching out over the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, is renowned for its stunning fjords, picturesque countryside, abundant wildlife, and the northern lights (Aurora Borealis) in the Arctic Circle. Additionally, Norway's rich Viking history, distinctive coastal cities like Oslo and Bergen, impressive skiing opportunities, and a highly developed system of hiking trails attract every traveler with an appreciation for natural beauty and history.

Ireland

7, Ireland

Situated off the northwestern coast of Europe, Ireland, often referred to as the emerald isle due to its lush green landscapes, is an enigmatic blend of captivating history, vibrant culture, and stunning natural beauty. Known for its iconic landmarks including the ancient Newgrange tomb, the towering Cliffs of Moher, the stony Burren landscapes, and the iconic castles dotting its countryside, Ireland is also a haven for music and literature lovers, being the homeland of globally-renowned writers and bands. The vibrant city of Dublin, home to the famous Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery, offers a mix of historical and modern attractions while the charming rural regions encapsulate the true Irish spirit. With its heartwarming hospitality, Ireland promises an unforgettable travel experience, wrapped in folklore, tradition and stunning scenery.

Iceland

8, Iceland

Iceland, a dramatic island nation situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, is known for its breathtaking and diverse terrain. Just south of the Arctic Circle, it's a geothermal wonder, famed for its picturesque landscapes that combine roaring waterfalls, effervescent hot springs, majestic glaciers, and volcanic fields. Its capital, Reykjavik, houses the majority of the population and attracts tourists with the holistic healing of Blue Lagoon spa and the awe-inspiring display of the Northern Lights. In this country, visitors can explore the rugged splendor of the 'Land of Fire and Ice' while enjoying the refreshing starkness of the sky, the land, and the sea together, that compels solitude seekers and adventure enthusiasts alike.

Taiwan

9, Taiwan

Taiwan, an East Asian destination located off the southeastern coast of China, proudly stands as a vibrant fusion of tradition and technology amidst serene landscapes. Famous for its bustling night markets such as Shilin and Raohe, Taiwan offers an incredible variety of tasty street food, including the signature beef noodle soup and bubble tea. Natural beauty abounds on the island, from the gorgeous Sun Moon Lake to the magnificent Taroko Gorge, while its capital, Taipei, captivates visitors with its futuristic Taipei 101 skyscraper, treasured National Palace Museum, and historic temples pulsing with age-old rituals. Taiwan, with its intriguing blend of Chinese, Japanese, and Western influences, promises a rich cultural experience that is uniquely its own.

Slovenia

10, Slovenia

Nestled in the heart of Europe, Slovenia is a captivating country renowned for its diverse and scenic landscapes, encompassing the majestic Alps, idyllic coastline, charming medieval towns, and mesmerizing caves. This versatile gem lies in South Central Europe, wedged between Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia. Slovenia is globally recognized for Lake Bled - a picturesque spot with an island church and a towering medieval castle, and Postojna Cave, one of the world's largest karst landmarks. This green country also boasts of rich vineyards and the unique honey-loving Carniolan bees, enhancing its reputation as an eco-friendly and gastronomic paradise. With a blend of Mediterranean warmth and Alpine cool, Slovenia offers a distinctive and rich travel experience that intertwines nature, history, and culture.

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Safest Places for Solo Female Travel

Edinburgh

1, Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland's enchanting capital city, is located in the United Kingdom's northernmost region. This historic and vibrant city, famed for its breathtaking landscapes, lies within easy reach of rolling hills, dramatic cliffs and the stunning Firth of Forth. Often referred to as the "Athens of the North," Edinburgh is rich in cultural heritage, boasting medieval and Georgian architecture that is beautifully preserved, especially the iconic Edinburgh Castle which dominates the city panorama. It is globally renowned for its annual summer festivals, including the world's largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Edinburgh is also home to Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano, and the Royal Mile, a vibrant and bustling street filled with shops, restaurants and historic buildings, making it an unforgettable destination for travelers worldwide.

Dubrovnik

2, Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, renowned as the "Pearl of the Adriatic," is located on the Dalmatian coast in southern Croatia. This breathtaking city is famous for its distinctive Old Town, encircled by massive stone walls dating back to the 16th century. The UNESCO World Heritage site is brimming with stunning Gothic and Renaissance architecture, including the awe-inspiring Rector's Palace, the majestic Dubrovnik Cathedral, and the ancient city walls that offer breathtaking vistas of the azure Adriatic Sea. Known for its vibrant culture, Dubrovnik is also the real-life filming location for King’s Landing from the Game of Thrones series, drawing fans from around the globe. Local Mediterranean cuisine, sun-drenched beaches, and warm hospitality further amplify the city's irresistible charm.

Santorini

3, Santorini

Santorini, an idyllic Greek island in the southern Aegean Sea, is renowned for its hypnotizing beauty, lush history, and the striking contrast of its white cubic houses against the deep blue sea. This picturesque island, perched on the remnants of a massive volcanic eruption, attracts millions of tourists with its captivating sunsets at Oia, amazing beaches with unique colors due to the volcanic properties like Perissa and Red Beach, and immaculate white-washed buildings adorned with vibrant splashes of bougainvillea. Not to mention the archaeological site of Akrotiri, an ancient city preserved in volcanic ash, often referred to as the Greek Pompeii, and the unmissable traditional vineyards, offering unforgettable wine tasting experiences with their local variety "Assyrtiko."

Warsaw

4, Warsaw

Warsaw, the vibrant capital of Poland, is a compelling mix of old and new located in the east-central part of the country, on the Vistula River. It's renowned for its fascinating history, breathtaking architecture, and vibrant culture. Among its notable landmarks are the meticulously reconstructed Old Town, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the striking Royal Castle, and Wilanów Palace that portray its past grandeur. Warsaw is also known for its rich music and arts scenes, as it was the birthplace of famed composer Fryderyk Chopin, with numerous theaters, museums, galleries, and the outstanding Warsaw Philharmonic concert hall offering visitors a wealth of cultural experiences. Technological wonders and modern skyscrapers, including the iconic Palace of Culture and Science, coexist harmoniously with the city’s historical elements making Warsaw a captivating blend of tradition and modernity.

Krakow

5, Krakow

Krakow, located in southern Poland along the Vistula River, is renowned for its rich historical legacy, enchanting aura, and vibrant culture. Known as the city of kings, it boasts a treasure trove of architectural marvels such as the Royal Castle on the Wawel Hill, and the delightful Kazimierz Jewish district. As the former national capital and an intellectual, cultural, and artistic hub, Krakow is famed for its magnificent medieval main square, the Rynek Glówny Market Square, featuring Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica. Its well-preserved Jewish quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage site, echoes poignant reminders of the Holocaust, while the legendary Schindler's Factory presents a stark narrative of wartime past. Discover the city's historic charm by exploring Europe's largest market place, or immersing in the city's thriving artistic scene. Home to world-class museums, scenic parks, and a host of international festivals, Krakow is a city of rich history infused with modern liveliness.

Stockholm

6, Stockholm

Stockholm, the charming capital city of Sweden, is nestled along the vast archipelago where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea. Globally recognized for its alluring contrast of ancient and modern, it fuses its medieval structures, like the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan (the historic old town), with contemporary marvels such as its excelling tech startups, earning it the moniker 'Silicon Valleys of Europe'. Internationally synonymous with the iconic Nobel Prize, Stockholm also houses the prestigious Nobel Museum. It's renowned for both its rich maritime history, evidenced by the stellar Vasa Museum, and egalitarian philosophy, mirrored in its low-key designs and fashion. Offering the flairs of jazz in Fasching, an astounding gastronomy scene powered by local produce, and tranquil green spaces like Djurgården, Stockholm truly provides an enriching and diversified experience for all.

Madeira

7, Madeira

Madeira is a captivating archipelago that lies in the North Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal, luring tourists around the year with its natural scenery and pleasant climate. This Portuguese gem comprises four islands, with Madeira Island being the largest amongst them. Known as the 'Garden of the Atlantic,' Madeira boasts exotic floral landscapes, lush vineyards, and the unique Laurel forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The islands also feature awe-inspiring volcanic geological formations, scenic hiking paths, particularly the levada walks, and the bustling marketplaces 'Mercados dos Lavradores' in the capital city, Funchal. Renowned for its New Year's fireworks display, one of the world's largest, and the fortified Madeira wine, the island is also the birthplace of the football legend, Cristiano Ronaldo. This idyllic archipelago offers a blend of natural enchantment and cultural fascination.

Bruges

8, Bruges

Bruges, often referred to as the Venice of the North, is a historic and incredibly picturesque city located in the Flemish region of Belgium. Known for its beautifully preserved medieval architecture, Bruges boasts a network of canals that wind their way around quaint cobblestone streets, charming squares, and gothic buildings. The city's 13th-century Belfry houses a municipal carillon, from which bell-ringers serenade the city with melodious tunes. The Markt Square, with its beautiful historic buildings, vibrant cafes, and hustle and bustle, is the heart of the city. Bruges is also renowned for its art, being home to the Groeninge Museum, offering a collection of Flemish and Belgian paintings from the 14th to the 20th centuries, and for its remarkable lacework. Not to forget, a visit to Bruges wouldn't be complete without indulging in its world-renowned Belgian chocolates.

Copenhagen

9, Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark's vibrant capital city, is a blend of classic Scandi design and contemporary allure, located on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand. Known for its picturesque cobblestone streets, colorful waterfronts, notably the famed Nyhavn Harbor, and historical sites, it exudes a distinctive charm. Copenhagen's significant landmarks such as the iconic statue "The Little Mermaid", inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's tale, Tivoli Gardens, one of the world's oldest operational amusement parks, and the majestic Christiansborg Palace offer its visitors an insight into the city's rich cultural heritage. Add to that, its thriving culinary scene led by numerous Michelin-starred restaurants and traditional Danish bakeries - it's a city that satisfies both culture enthusiasts and food lovers alike.

Chiang Mai

10, Chiang Mai

Found in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is renowned for its lush landscapes, rich history and vibrant culture. This city, a captivating mix of the contemporary and the ancient, is famous for its beautiful Lanna-style temples such as Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang. Engraved in history yet thriving with modern life, Chiang Mai has a captivating charm that offers travelers a unique experience. It’s well-known for the annual Yi Peng Festival, where thousands of lanterns are released into the sky, creating a magical spectacle. Chiang Mai's Night Bazaar is also a highlight, offering a wealth of crafts, food, and clothing. Surrounded by mountains, the city also serves as a launching point for treks to hill tribes and outdoor adventures.