If you are a woman and you are looking to travel by yourself, you know that not everywhere is going to be safe. You will need to do some research before you travel. Even though traveling anywhere alone is sometimes unsafe, for women, it can be even worse.
As such, most of us aren’t willing to sit around and wait for someone to travel with – whether it be a significant other or a friend. As such, there are some places that have put protections in place for travelers and are just generally safer for women.
Here are some of our top choices:
Finland is well known for being a friendly place with people who are willing to help you. However, it is more than that. Finland has consistently been ranked number one in terms of safety by several independent organizations, including by the World Economic Forum in their Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report. Finland is one of the safest countries in Europe to travel to if you are a single woman and really, one of the safest places for anyone to travel.
Another safe country to travel to as a single woman is Canada. This is a huge country that offers many different opportunities for you to experience different cultures, climates, entertainment, and opportunities.
In general, Canada is pretty safe and accessible for almost all women. There is something to be said for the ease of access across Canada as well – you will be able to cover a lot of ground on their good public transportation system.
If you are looking to travel somewhere that not many people have been, Uruguay is a fantastic option for single female travelers. You can go to Montevideo, the capital, where you can enjoy the beaches or you can get the taste of city life. Punta del Este is the most famous resort location to relax or catch up on culture. The food is pretty good as well.
Uruguay has some of the lowest crime rates in all of the Americas.
If you want to visit Europe but don’t want to go to one of the tourist heavy countries, Belgium is another great choice for solo females. The country is filled with historic sites, beautiful art, and amazing people. In Brussels, you can check out the architecture or go to Bruges and take some landscapes.
Belgium currently ranks tenth on the International Women’s Travel Center’s list of the best countries for women traveling alone.
Japan is a beautiful destination for anyone to travel to, and it is safe for solo women as well. It ranks sixth among the most peaceful countries in the world. Visit Japan for the amazing sights, advanced tech, and a modern city that is extremely clean with a ton to do.
Women will love to shop at the stores, go for amazing meals, and maybe take in some art and culture.
Chile is a long, thin country with some of the most beautiful sights you will ever see. Atacama is the most arid desert in the world or you can go to Patagonia for the natural beauty. There are mountains to ski on, beaches to swim, and plenty of places to camp. Santiago is probably the most lively part of the country.
Overall, Chile is safe for solo women due to low crime rates and a robust public safety force.
Now that you know which countries are the safest for single women to travel to, which one are you going to hit up first?