Best Travel Destinations for Girls Solo Trip in 2023
It’s never too early to plan a vacay!
Eat, Pray, Love vacations are making a huge comeback, letting women focus on themselves and getting exactly what they want out of a vacation. Sometime the thought of traveling alone can be daunting, not knowing where to even start, or where to end up for that matter. However, it can be one of the most valuable experiences of your life!
Whatever the reason you might want to take some time for a solo vacation, here are some suggestions for places to vacation, all safe for solo travel but curated to your taste in vacation.
If you want some quiet reflection time…
The beautiful island country of Indonesia is for you! This archipelago is actually featured in the famous Eat, Pray, Love, where Elizabeth Gilbert visited Ubud in Bali.
This country is as easy-going as it is beautiful, and there is lots to do if you’re looking for some good meditative solo time during your vacation. From the multitude of beaches to the rich cultural and spiritual sites, you’ll have plenty to do. Remember to pack for your destination with the local customs in mind and have a blast!
If you want a busy metropolitan vibe…
Look no further than Japan. Tokyo is a clear winner if what you’re looking for is a dreamy cityscape, full of rich culture and futuristic tech. Though touristy, Tokyo is a favorite for a reason; although there are other sites such as Osaka and Kyoto if you’re looking for something different, and smaller villages if you want a different experience.
The Global Peace Index (GPI) ranks Japan as the 6th most peaceful country in the world. Women will feel welcomed and safe during a visit to Japan, no matter where they end up.
If you want an adventure…
It may not be the first place you think of…but consider Rwanda! This beautiful country in central Africa has been named the 6th safest country in the world for solo travel, and the safest country for tourists in Africa. Not to mention, Rwanda has the highest percentage of women in government positions in the world.
Rwanda contains multitudes: fierce wildlife, rich history, diverse marketplaces, bustling cities, exciting wildlife, and so much more. Consider visiting wildlife sanctuaries or rough it on a hike at Volcanoes National Park to see all that this beautiful and welcoming country has to offer.
If you want some good grub…
Time to get your carb on, because you’re heading to Italy! It’s no surprise that Italy is a great place to start if you’re looking for an indulgent foodie vacation. The homemade, authentic pasta is to die for, and their regional cuisines will make you look at these comfort foods in a whole new way.
Italy is a friendly, safe country, with an incredibly low crime rate. It helps that this popular destination is well used to visitors from other countries; you’ll definitely be in good company.
If you want great views…
Hop on a plane to Chile, on the west coast of South America. This country was ripped from the pages of a fantasy: from the arid desert of Aracama, to the rugged landscapes of Patagonia, and their picturesque cities like Santiago in between, you’ll want to pack tons of extra film!
Chile has exceedingly low crime rates, and is ranked 24th safest country in the world by the Global Peace Index (GPI). Women vacationing solo will certainly find themselves welcomed here.
If you want a lot of cultural activities…
Give Switzerland a try! This great little country has a lot more to offer than watches, chocolates, and cheese (although those definitely don’t hurt). Sitting at the crossroads of several different countries, Switzerland is known for its cultural diversity. There are countless historic sites, little villages, and beautiful mountains to conquer.
According to the GPI, this European country is the 7th most peaceful in the world. This makes Switzerland a great place to visit as a solo traveler.
If you want a wide spectrum of environments…
New Zealand is definitely the place for you. The two islands that make up this country contain a vast array of terrain: volcanoes, lakes, snowy mountains, beaches, and oceans full of beautiful sea life. That means you can get a taste of a bunch of vacations in one! Whether you like lounging, backpacking, snapping pics, or learning about nature, New Zealand is a safe bet.
New Zealand is also ranked the 4th safest country in the world to travel to, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace, and perhaps the safest country for solo females looking to get out in the world.
If you want a baby step…
Canada is a great place to start. Generally easy to get to, and hopefully not too big of a culture shock, Canada is the safest country to visit from the Americas— they are known for being nice, after all!
Canada also contains a little bit of everything: from rugged wilderness to bustling cities, it’s easy to find a spot in this huge country that you’ll enjoy.
There are a million different places you can go if you’re looking for some “me time” on vacation; what matters is that you’re safe, comfortable, and having fun, whatever that looks like for you.
So, pack your bags and get planning! Don’t forget your toiletries and a good book.