Are you an independent chic who has been dreaming of exploring the world, as a solo traveler? Want to go a memorable solo adventure that you’ll cherish until your last breath? From an uber energetic mega-metropolis in North America to the exotic jungles of Southeast Asia, we’ve rounded the best places to travel alone for girls who want to go on an epic journey across the world. Ladies, make sure to check out these solo travel ideas and helpful pieces of travel advice!
1. Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy, famed for its inspiring fashion, beautiful people, delicious food and romance, is truly a fabulous destination that will indulge all your five senses. As a female solo traveler, walking around this vibrant Italian city will let you feel empowered and fully present. Not to mention, you may even get a marriage proposal, as you wander around Rome, as a solo traveler.
2. New York City, United States
Looking for amazing places to travel alone in America? Explore the Big Apple’s outer boroughs and the streets of Manhattan with no arguments over which iconic landmark, cutting-edge gallery and world-famous museum to visit. If you are not as bold as Carrie Bradshaw, and you don’t like to dine in a restaurant alone, there are tons of gourmet food markets to eat in NYC. You may also go rollerblading in Central Park, take a sightseeing cruise on the Hudson, people watch in Times Square, or browse a Brooklyn flea market.
3. Melbourne, Australia
Headed to the “Land Down Under”? Praised for its live music, award-winning food and artistic culture, Melbourne is by far one of the best places to travel alone in Australia for females. Labeled as the cultural capital of Australia, Melbournedazzles and appeases solo female travelers with verdant gardens, large parks, theaters, galleries, museums, extensive shopping and Victorian-era architecture. As an added plus, Melbourne can serve as a base for exploring other awesome places to visit in Australia as well, such as Philip Island, The Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park.
4. Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland is one of the safest places to travel alone in the world, for women. As a matter of fact, it is ranked numero uno on the Global Peace Index, which is a report released by the Institute for Economics and Peace regarding the peacefulness of regions and countries around the world.But, make no mistake about it – Reykjavik’s safeness isn’t the only reason it has crawled its way on our list of the best places to travel alone for women. It is, after all, the epicenter of life and culture of Icelandic people as well as one of the country’s focal points of tourism. Eclectic, laid-back and downright beautiful, Reykjavik is a great base for day trips that display Iceland’s postcard-perfect attractions, such as the Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights.
5. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, revered as one of the best places to travel alone in Europe, is a vibrant, friendly and safe city that has a lot to offer to female solo travelers. Known colloquially as the “Venice of the North”, Amsterdam enthralls solo travelers with its gorgeous canals, globally renowned museums, lovely bridges and stunning architecture. Whether you want to party, dive into its culture and history or just enjoy the relaxing feel of an old European city, there’s something for every solo traveler’s taste in the Dutch capital.