The world tells us to be afraid and to be hesitant about traveling alone overseas; even now after a decade of solo travel, people still question me when I talk about my ventures around the world, and even more so when I mention that I travel alone.

It’s hard not to be discouraged when you are faced with such negativity about your travels, especially when starting out.

15 Best Solo Female Traveler Destinations

If you are considering traveling solo, whether it’s your first time or you’ve traveled alone before, here are some relatively easy and safe places to travel alone as women.


Iceland is probably one of the safest countries I’ve traveled to over the years and I felt totally comfortable there on my own. In fact, it has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.


If you travel here alone, for the most part you likely won’t be alone, there will be a lot of backpackers and other travelers in similar situations.

New Zealand

The people are incredibly friendly and helpful if you have any problems or get into trouble and because there are only 4 million people nationwide, it very much has a small-town vibe like Iceland – everyone knows each other.


The reason being it’s safe, has amazing food, friendly locals, and is easy to navigate. Not to mention you can easily meet other solo travelers there.

South Africa

I spent a few weeks in South Africa and had the most amazing time. The first thing you notice when you enter South Africa is how nice everyone is – people ask “how are you” and greet you with a smile.

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