Solo traveling may be fun but not safe, especially if you are a woman. There are only a few safe places to travel alone for a woman.
With that, travel and safety go hand in hand. If I were writing this article a century ago, I wouldn’t even have thought about how it could be possible, let alone safe.
Fast forward to 2020; the female traveling scene is a burning phenomenon. About 75% of the travelers around the world are women. Yes, it is happening, but still, women have one deep concern: their safety.
Most female travelers, solo and group, feel like they are taking a risk every time they decide to tour a country. It makes me sad that women have to be extra cautious every time they CHOOSE to do something.
So after some in-depth research, I made a list of 15 countries that are much safer than other countries in the world. These 15 countries are where all of you ladies can travel safely and freely. The countries listed are based on the 2019 Global Peace Index (GPI) ‘s “Most safe and peaceful countries in the world.”
Yes, the crime rates are meager in these countries. But I want you to keep in mind that even though these countries are safe, you have to be cautious about your good. So tie your hair into a ponytail and get ready to read about the safest countries to travel to for women.
1. Safest Places To Travel Alone For Women: Iceland
Iceland is the safest destination to travel for women. It ranked as the number one safest country by the Global Peace Index (GPI). The state has a deficient crime level as it maintains stringent laws.
Iceland has a strong feminist presence, and there is no case of sexual assault and harassment. The country also has a low rate of rape cases.
Besides, Iceland also has the friendliest people. Language may play as a communication barrier, but trust me, they will try to help you in various ways.
So ladies, time to know more about Iceland—the land of fire and ice.
Iceland is a European country known for its unique landscapes and modern architecture. It is a land of fire and ice, meaning the country is full of volcano mountains, geysers, and hot lava fields while having snow mountains.
From exploring the volcanic mountains to staring at the northern lights, Iceland has it all. And the best thing is—you don’t have to feel scared.
When to visit Iceland?
The right time to visit Iceland is in the summer months of June to August. The days are long and perfect for outdoor activities. Months besides these tend to get very cold.
Which places to visit in Iceland?
Go on a free walking tour in the capital city, Reykjavik.
i. Visit the National Museum of Iceland to learn more about the history of Iceland.
ii. Iceland’s city areas have vibrant nightlife. Hop in some bars and cafes at a happy hour and enjoy yourself.
iii. Golden Circle is a circular route that loops from Reykjavik to Central Iceland. On your way, you will see beautiful sights at the Thingvellir National Park. This park has gorgeous lakes, waterfalls, and landscapes.
See Strokkur Geyser, Kerid Crater Lake, and beautiful cathedrals around the Golden Circle.
iv. Explore the Ring Road by going on a two weeks drive. You will enjoy the rugged east coast.
v. You should also explore the Akureyn city, hike around the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, or visit the Westman Islands off the south coast.
vi. Visit Vatnojolkull National Park—Europe’s largest national park.
vii. Relax at the steamy Blue Lagoon.
viii. Visit Vik – a small town with a seaside village with black sand beaches.
ix. Hike around Lake M’yvatn and chill at the M’yvatn Nature Baths geothermal pool.
2. Safest Places To Travel Alone For Women: New Zealand
New Zealand is the second safest country, according to the 2019 General Peace Index. The nation is very safe for women to travel, and it is pretty easy to hitchhike too, which speaks volumes.
New Zealand is a country of majestic mountains, glaciers, lush forests, and sheep!
But no matter what you denote in New Zealand, I will always call New Zealand the ‘Middle Earth.’ Ring a bell? New Zealand is where the infamous ‘Lord of the Rings trilogy was shot.
The above is not only what the country has to offer. Besides being safe and having fewer crime rates, New Zealand is a country of nature and adventure.
When to visit New Zealand?
The most suitable time to visit New Zealand for hiking and adventure is between March to May. It is a time when the budget stoops low too. The high season is during the summer months, from December to February.
Which places to visit in New Zealand?
i. Hobbiton: As a fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, I suggest you visit the Hobbiton movie set at Matamata, Waikato. Explore the shire, take some photos, and fall in love with the stunning view again.
ii. Fiordland National Park: This national park is one of the most scenic destinations. It is the best for multi-day hikes. You can see the views of beautiful waterfalls, Doubtful Sound, and Milford Sound.
While you are in Fiordland, go kayaking.
iii. Tongariro National Park: Home to many active volcanoes, forests, and unique landscapes, Tongariro is the best place for a one-day hike. This place is where ‘Mordor’ was shot in ‘Lord of the Rings.’ Sorry, I can’t stop fangirling!
iv. Bay of Islands: Eat some seafood and do some dolphin/whale watching at the Bay of Islands.
v. Waitomo Glowworm Caves: Explore this dark cave. Here, the light-emitting from glowworms guide your way.
vi. Nevis Bungee Jump: Feast your adrenaline junkie heart by bungee jumping from the 500 feet Nevis Bungy Jump outside Queenston for $190.
vii. Wellington Botanic Garden: Have a laid-back day at the Wellington Botanic Garden. The vast collection of plants and gardens will surely relax you.
While you are in New Zealand, make sure to end your day by drinking some craft beer at Wellington city. It is a city with a relaxed nightlife and hipster influence.
3. Safest Places To Travel Alone For Women: Portugal
Portugal is a South-European country bordering Spain. It ranked as the 3rd safest country in the world. It is a country where the people are friendly and full of culture.
The best thing about Portugal is that it is also one of the cheapest destinations in Europe. Interesting right?
Portugal is great for solo travelers. Some destinations may have a risk of pickpockets. Don’t worry; I am here to guide you to which places are safe.
Portugal is a country of white sandy beaches and vibrant cities. Oh! Let’s not forget the great food and lots of wine which come for cheap.
When to visit Portugal?
The most suitable time to visit Portugal is during the spring and fall seasons. That is from March to May, then from September to October.
June and August is also a great time. But there is an inclination of tourists and the accommodation prices.
Which places to visit in Portugal?
i. Lisbon: The capital city of Portugal has a mixture of history and modernization. Lisbon is a hub for nomads. There are lots of expatriates and retirees roaming around this city.
While you are in Lisbon, go to the Castle of St. Jorge and explore the churches.
ii. Lagos: I’d call this place a party-place. People host a lot of dance parties at this destination. It is a perfect place for you to get your party shoes on, get a drink in your hand, and rave.
iii. Porto: Porto is a must-visit city, full of vibrance. Go on a river cruise and wander around the alleyways of the town. If you are a wine-enthusiast, visit the Duomo Valley and its vineyards.
iv. Braga: Visit the Baroque monuments and the Bom Jesus Sanctuary at Braga. Also, visit the country’s oldest cathedral when you are here.
v. Sintra: You should visit this resort town, which is also a long-time royal sanctuary. You will get fascinated by the architecture and the color of the Pena Palace.
vi. Porto: If you are a massive fan of music, then attend the Primavera Sound festival, which takes place here.
vii. Aveiro: Feeling sporty? Aveiro is a great place for surfing.
4. Safest Places To Travel Alone For Women: Austria
Austria is a landlocked East Alpine country. It ranked as the 4th safest country in the Global Peace Index. Its capital city Vienna is so safe that people can walk freely at night.
Austria is the world’s most tourist-friendly place. It had secured the third position for its quality of tourism infrastructure, Win-Win!
You may have thought of cold winters, Christmas markets, and skiing resorts when you heard about Austria. Trust me; there is so much more than that. It is a country of majestic Alpine mountains, charming villages, classical music, food, and art.
When to visit Austria?
The right time to visit Austria is from June to August. It falls in the summer season, and Austria has the best weather during these months.
If you want to avoid the tourist crowds, April to June and September to October are perfect times. It is also suitable for outdoor activities.
Which places to visit in Austria?
i. Vienna: Austria’s capital is a beautiful traditional/modern city. It has 18th-century buildings and art all over the town.
The city has an artistic history molded by classical musicians like Mozart, Beethoven, and Sigmund. It means that music is the city’s soul.
Besides, you can also visit the historic and contemporary buildings. See the artworks made by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and many more. And, try the Viennese coffee.
ii. Salzburg: Visit the Hohensalzburg Castle and go on lovely scenic hikes. Salzburg is also the birthplace of Mozart, so the city has a lot of musical attractions.
iii. Arlberg: St. Anton, Arlberg is the best place to ski and snowboard during the winter season
iv. National History Museum: This is a must-go-to place for history lovers. The museum exhibits anthropology as well as astronomical details. It houses the 30,000-year-old Venus of Willendorf Statue.
v. Hallstatt: If you are looking for a more laid-back vacation, then Hallstack is the place to go. This place is full of lakes, waterfalls, and mountains.
Go here for some food and relaxation. If you are feeling more energetic, the mountains are a great place to hike.
Besides these, you should go on a wine tour at Burgenland. You can also cycle at Danube cycle routes and visit Graz’s town.
5. Safest Places To Travel Alone For Women: Canada
Ranked 6th as the safest country by the Global Peace Index, Canada is among the safest destinations for women. The crime rates are meager in this country, and hitchhiking is safe and legal. To make it better, Canadians are the friendliest and most helpful people in the world.
With 16 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Canada is a country full of history, culture, and nature. Do not forget the modern attractions as well. Canada will give you all the best experiences with its ski mountains and prosperous city life.
When to visit Canada?
You should visit Canada in the months between June and the end of September. It is when the weather is at its best.
If you are on a strict budget, visit the country in the spring season: March to June. Although it can be rainy, the prices of tickets and accommodation will be affordable.
Which places to visit in Canada?
i. Quebec: The French style of architecture has highly influenced Quebec City. Wear your walking shoes and explore the cobblestone streets of Quebec. Visit the Musée du Quebec to see some impressive art collections.
Also, enter the Château Frontenac. Or, head out for some drinks and sample the local ice ciders when you are in Quebec.
ii. Montmorency Falls: Montmorency Falls is just outside Quebec. You can hike around the falls. And if you are visiting this place during winter, you can climb the ice walls.
This place also has beaches where you can relax.
iii. Montreal: Montreal is a city in Canada that thrives on Jazz Music. You have to attend the Montreal International Jazz Festival—the world’s biggest jazz festival.
Besides music, the city has fantastic food. Have you ever heard of Poutine? Well, this dish is something everyone deserves to devour once in a lifetime.
iv. Vancouver: Vancouver gives you both urban and natural experiences. You can choose to walk around this port city or hike the mountains.
I suggest you visit Stanley Park. It is one of the favorite recreational attractions of tourists.
v. Niagara Falls, Ontario: Visiting Canada and leaving out Niagara Falls is a big NO-NO! Visit this majestic waterfall and witness the vast streams of water as they roar down the river. Prepare to get soaked in the rain, though!
Besides these, you can choose to go to the Atlantic Provinces for kayaking. You can also visit the Pacific Rim National Park for hiking or just go to Toronto’s art galleries.
6. Safest Places To Travel Alone For Women: Singapore
Singapore is very different from other Asian countries. Singapore is the world’s 7th safest place to travel, and it is an ideal destination for solo women to travel, too.
Singapore has a stringent law, and the people are also very, very friendly. You don’t even have to be afraid if you get lost somewhere.
Singapore is also a clean and safe country. It has a blend of Indian, Chinese, Arabian, Malaysian, and English cultures. Amidst all this mixture, the state is still so Singaporean, get me?
This small country has tasty cuisines, vibrant nightlife, cultural sites as well as modern skyscrapers.
When to visit Singapore?
You can visit Singapore all year round. However, December to June has the best weather. Also, February to April is usually dry, which is a favorable condition to travel.
Which places to visit in Singapore?
i. Sentosa Island: Located off the southern coast of Singapore’s main island, Sentosa Island is a themed attraction area. It has Palawan Beach, where you can chill and eat around the shores.
Other attractions are the Universal Studios, the Underwater World, and the Megazip Adventure Park. While you are wandering on this theme park, you can also see the spice gardens. Or, you can entertain yourself by watching the parrot shows.
ii. Marina Bay Sands: This massive resort includes a luxury hotel, a mall, an art-science museum, and the famous Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck. If you cannot afford to stay the night at Marina Bay Sands, then don’t worry. You can still visit the observation deck and overlook the views of the city.
iii. Gardens by the Bay: It is a beautifully designed area that preserves biodiversity. The iconic Supertree Grove is a must-see when you are here.
Also, check the Cloud Forest Dome—World’s tallest indoor waterfall.
iv. Singapore Zoo: Singapore Zoo is also known as the world’s best rainforest zoo. Unlike other zoos, this one is clean and full of greenery. You can see all types of animals like the Orangutans, Chimpanzees, Zebras, Komodo Dragons, etc.
More activities like Night Safari and River Safari are also available.
v. Orchard Road: Orchard Road to Singapore is what Milan is to France. You will find world-class designer brands here. Besides shopping, you can also watch movies in the theatres.
vi. China Town: Want the feeling of being in a Chinese neighborhood while being in Singapore? Then take yourself to China Town.
You can eat Chinese street food, visit the Chinese Heritage Centre. You can also see the Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple and the Buddha Tooth Relic temple.
vii. Fort Canning Park: This fort, constructed in 1859, has a lot of history before World War II. So, it is an excellent visit for a history enthusiast. This park is also an ideal place for picnics, concerts, and festivals.
Besides these places, do visit the Raffles Hotel, Clarke Quay, and Pulau Ubin, too.
7. Safest Places To Travel Alone For Women: Japan
Japan is the 9th most peaceful country in the world, according to the Global Peace Index. It is the most developed country in Asia and is also the safest place to travel for women.
Japanese people take ‘being polite’ as their top value. Because of it, Japan is one of the friendliest countries in the world.
This developed country has a high-tech futuristic styled infrastructure. But, it does not forget its historical monuments. Japan is like a giant amusement park where everywhere and everything is a new sight to see.
When to visit Japan?
The right time to visit Japan is late spring (March to May) then late fall season (September to November). It is when the weather is calm and best for sightseeing. But if you want to ski or snowboard, then visit the country during the winter season.
Which places to visit in Japan?
i. Tokyo: The capital city is the busiest and the most popular globally. It has a perfect blend of ultramodern towns and historic temples.
When you are in Tokyo, shop at Harajuku and get your nails done at a salon. Eat at a Kawaii Monster café.
Visit the Rikugen gardens, temples, and palaces. Also, visit the Tokyo National Park.
Party and have a great night at Shinjuku Golden Gai. Yes, it is entirely safe to party all night in Tokyo.
ii. Kyoto: Kyoto is more of a traditional Japanese area surrounded by beautiful temples. Visit the Kinkaku-Ji, Kyoto National Museum, Heian Shrine, and the Bamboo forest while you are here.
iii. Mount Fuji: If you visit the country anywhere around July to mid-September, climb Mount Fuji. I’m sure it will be a hell of an experience.
iv. Osaka: Visit the beautiful city of Osaka to get the best of traditional and modern lifestyles.
You can visit the Dotombori Arcade and eat at the local restaurants. You can also enjoy at the Universal Studios Japan or see the Osaka Aquarium whales.
Besides these, you should get a picture in front of the Kawai (meaning cute) cherry blossom trees. I recommend eating at an anime-themed or robot restaurant and attending a concert. Concerts happen all the time, so grab the opportunity and meet your favorite singer.
8. Safest Places To Travel Alone For Women: Switzerland
Ranked as the 10th peaceful country by the Global Peace Index, Switzerland is a European country. It is best known for its ski resorts, hiking trails, Swiss watches, and chocolate.
Switzerland is highly recommended for solo female travelers. However, I suggest you do not roam around the cities with your luggage at night for your safety.
The country is the most expensive destination in Europe. But trust me, the safety and service they provide are worth the expense.
I’m sure you ladies have an interest in learning more about Switzerland. I mean, it is a dream destination for so many of us. Switzerland is a country with a wide variety of beautiful attractions: both natural and human-made.
Get yourself a Swiss travel pass and travel around the country by train.
When to visit Switzerland?
The most suitable time to visit this country depends on what is the reason behind your travel here. If your purpose of traveling is to ski, then December to March is the best season.
Summer seasons from May to September are best for hiking and sightseeing.
Which places to visit in Switzerland?
i. Bern: You should wander around the capital city’s old town. Visit the History Museum or the modern art museum called the Zentrum Paul Klee. From here, go to the Bern Cathedral and admire the architecture of the cathedral.
Chill at Rosengarten. This place has a stunning view of Bern’s old town.
ii. Zurich: Zurich is a picturesque city known for its high-end shopping and chocolates. And not to forget, a booming nightlife. Walk around the old town and have a drink at the Swiss pubs.
Visit the National Museum, which houses an archaeological section as well. Zurich also has cool places to hike, like Zurichberg and Uetliberg.
iii. Matterhorn: Matterhorn is an almost perfect pyramid-shaped mountain. It is a famous spot to visit in Switzerland. You can hike the mountain during the summer season and ski during winter.
iv. Interlaken: Feeling more adventurous? Visit Interlaken for skydiving, water-skiing, skiing, hiking, and many more outdoor activities.
v. Geneva: I’m sure most of you girls are familiar with this city’s name from the movie. ‘Princess Diaries.’ Well, this place is real and is one of the most luxurious cities in Switzerland.
While you are here, go to the Cathedrale St. Pierre or tour the United Nations. Get a city pass and visit the museums of your choice. But most importantly, see the Jet d’Eau—the largest fountain at Lake Geneva.
Besides these, you should also have a picnic at the Rhine Falls—Europe’s largest waterfall. Or, visit the old villages to get the authentic Swiss Alpine experience. And don’t forget to try the chocolate Fondue. Yummy!
9. Safest Places To Travel Alone For Women: Ireland
Ranking 12th on the safest country to travel list, Ireland has a relatively low crime rate. If there is any, then most of it is due to alcohol. So try to avoid coming near intoxicated people.
Ireland is a very easy-going country, and people are very jolly.
However, be aware of overly friendly people. Avoid those people who try to suggest the directions without your will. You may get robbed.
If you remain alert, Ireland is the best place to travel as a solo female traveler. I don’t know if it is the green hills, Moher’s cliffs, the lifestyle, architecture, or the Guinness beer, but Ireland feels like a home away from home.
When to visit Ireland?
The right time to visit Ireland is between March and May, then September to November. These are the months when the climate is mild and not soaking wet.
Which places to visit in Ireland?
i. Dublin: Dublin is a lively city famous for its music and numerous pubs in the Temple Bar area. Besides, Dublin also has some beautiful Georgian architectural sites.
While you are here, book a seat at the Croke Park Stadium and witness Hurling. It is a game of grit and strength (merely Gaelic football). Visit the National Museum of Ireland and wander around the beautiful Grafton Street.
ii. Galway: Galway is a harbor city best known for its horse racing festivals and street performances. Galway, so they say, is where writers and musicians are born. Besides going on pub-crawl at Galway, be religious and visit the Benedictine Monastery.
iii. Cliffs of Moher: The cliffs of Moher are a place where you will feel awe-spired by the serenading views. These cliffs also house a wide variety of birds, which you will get to witness on your way up the peak.
iv. Cork: Cork is another lively city that has historical and natural sites to visit. When you are in Cork, go to Bantry House, which houses art collections and tapestries. The best way to explore this city is by taking a Cork City Walking Tour.
Walk the suspension bridge at the Mizen Head to enjoy the view of the stunning landscape. You can also hike around the Gougane Bare for recreation. Here, you will get to explore the natural vegetation and see some animals.
v. Giant’s Causeway: It is a significant tourist attraction on the Northern Island. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Giant’s Causeway is an area that looks like a stairway for giants. Ancient volcanic fissure eruption covers the area.
Besides these, you can hike in Connemara National Park and visit the Ulster Museum. If you have more time, I suggest you go to Killarney to experience Ireland’s medieval culture.
10. Safest Places To Travel Alone For Women: Australia
Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world.
It has all distinctive characteristics like natural wonders, animal and bird species, deserts, and beaches. They appeal to every tourist.
The great thing is Australia ranks 13th on the safest country list, according to the Global Peace Index. The crime rates are low but do try to follow some precautionary measures to be safer.
Another best thing about Australia is that you have many options for activities. Camping? Got it. Road trip? On it. Diving? Hell yes. Hiking? Say no more.
This country is full of natural beauty as well as has terrific human-made architecture.
When to visit Australia?
Australia is usually a warm place. The most suitable time to visit Australia is from September to November and March to May. These are the times when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold.
Which places to visit in Australia?
i. Sydney: Sydney is Australia’s largest city with beautiful beaches, world heritage sites, and many sightseeing places. Chill at the Bondi and Coogee beaches or go on a hike to the Blue Mountains. If you want to see some animals, then visit the Wildlife Sydney Zoo.
Don’t miss out on The Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge. As mainstream as these places may be, they are must-visit locations.
ii. Melbourne: Melbourne is famous for having an array of bars/pubs and live music. It woos you with its culture and artistic vibe. To know more about this city’s art scene, you should go on a street art tour.
Wander around the Royal Botanic Garden or the Fitzroy Gardens. Most of all, enjoy the sunset at the beach and party the night away at St. Kilda.
iii. Great Barrier Reef: Go for a dive or try snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef.
iv. Fraser Island: I’m sure most of you are familiar with Fraser Island—the world’s largest sand island. It is a perfect spot to be more connected with nature.
You can camp, swim, and hike on this island. But just avoid the seawater. They are full of sharks.
v. Gold Coast: Do you love surfing? If yes, then this is a great place to surf. Gold Coast has a wide beach with world-class waves.
Even if you don’t know how to surf, I suggest all the girls learn it. There are lots of lessons available in this area. Once you finish the course, you will have a new hobby on your list.
You can also visit the Kakadu National Park and hike at the Daintree—the world’s largest rainforest. Or, take a wine tour at the Barossa Valley.
11. Safest Places To Travel Alone For Women: Finland
People consider Finland the happiest country in the world. Well, they have the best health care, education, and a fair wage system. Because of it, the state has a low rate of crimes.
If I have to introduce Finland to you, then I’d say that it is the home of Santa Claus, saunas, and skiing. It is a place where there is no night in midsummer.
When to visit Finland?
The most appropriate time to visit Finland is during the summer months of June to August. It is when the days are long and the climate is warm.
Which places to visit in Finland?
i. Helsinki: The capital of Finland has beautiful islands and gorgeous green areas. You can visit museums or relax in a sauna. The city also hosts many street performances which you should not miss.
ii. Santa Claus Village: This is an amusement park in Rovaniemi, where kids and adults can have fun. Why should Santa be only for kids, right?
You can visit Santa’s reindeer or visit the Elf’s Farm Yard Zoo to meet some more friendly animals.
This magical village also has many activities in store for you. Some are Lapland safaris, fat-biking in a snowy forest, hiking, and excursions.
iii. Lapland: Lapland is Finland’s most extensive and the north-most region. It is famous for its natural phenomena. You need to visit this region if you want to experience the ultimate wilderness.
Watching the northern lights from here will be the most incredible sight you’ve ever seen in Europe. Besides this, you can also go on a snowmobile tour.
iv. Ranua Wildlife Park: You may get to see the reindeers at Salla Reindeer Park. But here in Ranua, you will see around 50 wild animal species all in one place. That’s a steal for the buck!
You can also learn about these Arctic animals in their natural habitats.
v. Tajukangas: I believe that most people who visit Finland are thrill-seekers and nature lovers. If you are one, then you need to rappel down the Tajukangas Ice Falls at Pyhä. The height is scary, but well, a woman just needs to have some courage.
Other than these, you can visit the Old Church of Finland for a more laid-back tour. You can also cruise around the Harbor Islands.
If you have a thing for minerals, go on a mine tour at Pyhä -Luosto Mine. Also, eat Finnish food and stay in an Ice Hotel for an authentic Finnish experience.
12. Safest Places To Travel Alone For Women: Netherlands
Known as a country of excellent painters and beautiful landscapes, the Netherlands is a safe country. It is where women can travel freely. It ranks 17th on the Global Peace Index.
Even though the crime rates are low in this country, you still have to stay alert of pickpockets. Primarily, you should be careful in large cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague.
The Netherlands is a picture-perfect country. It is full of coffee shops, historical sites, beautiful hotels, and delicious food.
When to visit the Netherlands?
The weather in the Netherlands is usually too cold or too hot. So, the best time would be from mid-April to mid-October.
Which places to visit in the Netherlands?
i. Amsterdam: Amsterdam has to be the central tourist hub of the Netherlands. The booming nightlife, the beautiful parks, historic sites—this city has it all.
The first place to visit in Amsterdam is the Van Gogh Museum. It houses Van Gogh’s paintings and some other contemporary painters’ works too.
After that, visit the Anne Frank House. This house depicts her life and some information about the holocaust during World War II. You can also see her real handwritten diary.
Talking about museums, visit the Amsterdam History Museum and the Tulip Museum. Also, take a walking tour or just relax at Rembrandt Park. Don’t forget to drink some glasses of beer and party the Dutch way in Amsterdam.
ii. Rotterdam: Rotterdam is another city that is as beautiful as Amsterdam. This city also hosts a lot of festivals and concerts throughout the year.
Besides attending the concerts, visit the Cube houses and climb up the Euromast Tower. You can get a view of the entire city from here.
Visit the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Or, you can walk around the Rotterdam Walk of Fame, just like Hollywood’s walk of fame.
iii. The Hague: Hague is a city with stunning architecture and tasty seafood. While you are here, visit the Binnenhof—where the Dutch throne is located.
Take a brief tour of the Mauritshuis Art Museum. If you are traveling here in the summer, then go to Scheveningen Beach. In the evenings, take a stroll around the Het Plein, and look at all the medieval and historical buildings.
iv. Edam: Visit Edam for a more laid-back trip after the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam and Rotterdam city. This town has windmills, old-fashioned houses, and farmlands.
The best things about this small town are the Dutch cheese and the food. Besides these places, I suggest you take a canal tour while traveling from one city to another. Cycle or hike the Veluwe National Park and try to soak in the scenic beauty as long as you are here.
13. Safest Places To Travel Alone For Women: Belgium
Belgium is a top-rated destination for solo female travel. It ranks as the 18th most peaceful country on the Global Peaceful Index. It is evident that the crime rates are low, and the only thing we need to be worrying about is petty thieves.
Have you ever heard of the biggest EDM festival in the world called Tomorrowland? Well, that takes place in Belgium.
Besides that, Belgium is a small nation with a large number of castles and breweries. The country has a virtuous history and excellent chocolate.
When to visit Belgium?
The most appropriate time to visit Belgium is during April and June and then September and October.
Which places to visit in Belgium?
i. Brussels: Brussels is a picturesque city decorated with architectural designs. The most famous destination in this city is the Grand Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Another place to visit is St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral. This cathedral hosts all the Belgian royal weddings, funerals, and coronations. End the day in Brussels by drinking from a pint at the city’s most famous bar called the Delirium Café.
ii. Bruges: Bruges can be a little pricy, but this medieval city is an excellent spot to relax. The canal tours and chocolates are worth every penny spent.
Bruges is also a great place to take a hot air balloon ride. If you want to know more about the history of this city, then visit the Archaeological Museum.
iii. Ardennes Forest: Want to get more connected with nature? Go on a hike in the Ardennes forest. It is also the right spot for skiing during the winter season.
Other than that, you can also get good meat and Trappist beer at the end of the hiking spot.
iv. Antwerp: Antwerp is an excellent place to do some shopping. Besides shopping, you can also visit the Royal Fine Arts Museum. It houses the best collection of Flemish Masters’ works.
Also, visit the Antwerp Zoo while you are here.
v. Castle of Bouillon: As I said before, Belgium has many castles to explore – over 3,000. Can you imagine that?
If you have limited time, I suggest you explore the Castle of Bouillon, situated in Luxemburg, Bouillon. This castle, with its formidable architecture, looks like a scene taken from an old war movie.
There is still so much to do and explore in Belgium. Besides traveling to more places, do get a taste of the Belgian waffles and Frites.
Don’t forget to explore the Cathedrale Notre Dame. You should also see the iconic sculptures of See Manneken and Je Manneken Pis.
14. Safest Places To Travel Alone For Women: Norway
Norway is famous as the happiest country in the world after Finland and Denmark. This country is one of the safest destinations for women to travel.
The crime rates are meager, and it is very safe to walk alone at night. But I still suggest you take some precautions for your safety.
Norway is a Scandinavian country that has beautiful mountains and deep coastal fjords. This county is famous for outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, and skiing. It is also the proud host country of the Winter Olympics.
Besides these, Norway has the world’s finest salmon. YUMMY!
When to visit Norway?
The most suitable time to visit Norway depends on what you plan to do here. If your motive is to hike or cycle around the landscapes, visit the country from June to August.
If you want to see the northern lights, then visit the country in September. May and September usually have fewer tourists too. Winters are harsh but wear some snowshoes and gear up for cross country skiing.
Which places to visit in Norway?
i. Oslo: The capital city of Norway has the most spectacular natural landscapes. It is perfect for hiking, skiing, boating, and camping. It also has historical and art museums like the National Art Gallery, Akershus Fortress, Viking Ship Museum, etc.
Visit Nordmarka Wilderness Area for biking, swimming, or skiing. Or, watch an Opera concert at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet.
If you are looking for some quiet time, then wander around the Botanic Garden of Oslo.
ii. Bergen: Bergen is a small city with a great history and seafood. This place is near the fjords, and thus, it gives you a taste of nature too.
While you are in Bergen, visit the Bergen Art Museum (also known as KODE), Gamle Bergen, and Rosenkrantz Tower. You should also explore the Botanical Garden at Milde.
Go on a fjord tour at the beautiful Nærøyfjord, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
iii. Trolltunga: Trolltunga lies 4 hours away from Bergen. This place is one of the famous spots for hiking. The journey is challenging, and the end view from the top is soul-satisfying.
iv. Trondheim: This city is a fun destination to experience. Trondheim has friendly people and a lively nightlife.
This city is full of restaurants, pubs, and casinos. Trondheim is sure to give you a good time. What a win-win situation, right?
v. Jostedalsbreen National Park: This national park has the largest glacier in mainland Europe. You can hike the glacier making it one of the most daring experiences of your life.
Plus, you will also get to understand more about the impacts of climate change. While you are at this national park, you will get a beautiful view of fjords, mountains, and waterfalls.
The above is not all there is to trip in Norway. I suggest you experience Lofoten for some quiet time, away from the crowds of the city. You know a girl needs to have her detox break.
If you have not got enough of the adventures, then visit the North Cape. It is another excellent place for hiking, trekking, and road trips.
If you want to ski in Norway, there are four destinations. I want to suggest: Rauland, Geilo, Skeikampen, and Hemsedal, which are all a few hours from Oslo.
15. Safest Places To Travel Alone For Women: Germany
Germany ranks 22nd on the Global Peace Index chart. The laws are strict and adequately followed by everyone. You will feel safe while walking around the big cities and the small towns of Germany.
There aren’t that many crime cases here, but be careful of the pickpockets and scammers. Overall, Germany is a very safe country for women travelers. The best thing about Germany is everyone knows how to speak English, so communication is accessible.
I’m sure all of you are pretty aware of Germany and its world war history. Now keep that aside because Germany has a rich history. It has beautifully constructed castles, palaces, and cathedrals, too.
On the other hand, German natural beauty is a feast for the eye. Oh! Speaking about feast—Germany also has delicious food and beer.
What’s more? The country is budget-friendly. WIN-WIN!
When to visit Germany?
The most appropriate time to travel to Germany is from May to September. It is when the weather is warm, and the accommodation prices are relatively low.
Which places to visit in Germany?
i. Berlin: The capital city is trendy among artistic people. It is very urban yet so diverse and full of life. The best way to explore this city is by going on a bike tour.
While you are in Berlin, you have to see the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of unified Germany after the Cold War.
Walk around the open-air gallery of the East Side. You can see over 105 paintings by artists from all around the world. Berlin is a city of history, so visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe during World War II and pay your respects.
ii. Munich: Munich is most famous for its annual beer festival, Oktoberfest. It takes place from late September to the first weekend of October. This festival unites many tourists and locals in the same place.
But this is just not all that the city has to offer. There is the Nymphenburg Palace—the residence of Bavaria’s royalty. Admire its architectural beauty and wander around its extensive garden around the palace.
Have a picnic at the English Garden. You can have some time by yourself to overlook the river flowing through the park. This place is also great for hiking, skating, and surfing.
Go to see the Alte Pinakothek. It houses important artworks from German masters like Titian, Frans Hals and Altdorfer.
If you are a fan of cars, visit the BMW museum, which exhibits the history of BMW Cars. It also shows its manufacturing process.
For shopping, head towards the Viktualienmarket and Kaufingerstrasse market.
iii. Bavaria: This is a state in Germany that I have utterly love. The scenery, the culture, and the castle’s everything feels beautiful.
Walk around the Rothenburg ob der Tauber and admire this town’s medieval beauty. Regensburg is also an equally beautiful place with murals and clock towers.
Visit the Nuremberg Castle and Hohen Schwango Castle, which used to be homes to the emperors.
But most of all, do not miss out on Neuschwanstein Castle. I know this place is overrated, but this castle looks like it came out straight from a fairy-tale book. It is a must-visit site.
iv. Frankfurt: This is another urban city in Europe, famous for its culture and history. It may not be as vibrant as the other cities, but trust me, Frankfurt has the best restaurants in the country. They will leave your mouth watering for more.
Frankfurt’s other attractions are the Dom (red sandstone Cathedral), Städel Museum, and the Main Tower. I suggest you chill in the City Forest and wander around the Frankfurt book fair for more laid-back days.
v. Black Forest: Don’t go for the name here. The Black Forest is not a deadly dark forest with ghosts and everything. It gets its name from the shady green Pine trees which surround this forest.
The Black Forest is a great place to hike. After the hike, you can eat some typical German food in the town, which would make an excellent ending to the day.
Germany has so much more to offer than these. It has Berchtesgaden National Park. It is suitable for hiking.
There is the beautiful city of Dresden. This country also has the historic Olympic Park, constructed for the 1972 Olympic Games. The Cologne Cathedral is worth the visit as well.
So here we have it, the 15 safest countries in the world. I know that traveling should not have a limit. I want all of my fellow women to leave their footprints in every part of the world.
But if you are new or skeptical, these 15 countries will prove to be the most beautiful experiences. If you have anything else you’d like me to add, please feel free to comment below.