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Solo travel is one of the most empowering things anyone can do in their life. Even more so, in the case of women who travel solo. After all, I’ve been doing it for decades now. In my opinion, it’s been a major influence in developing my self-confidence as a young woman.

Best places for women solo travel
Experts at have designed a 14-night trip to Japan that is perfect for female solo travellers. Image credit: Sora Sagano

With freedom, flexibility and “learning who they are” strong motivators for women to embark on a solo trip, women of all ages have also travelled alone to escape from daily routines and embrace a change of scenery.

Therefore, on the occasion of the annual celebration of the achievements of women across the globe (aka International Women’s Day) on March 8th, let’s see the best destinations for women to travel solo in 2023.

The top 10 places for women’s solo travel, according to are:

  • Canada
  • Spain
  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Finland
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Germany

There have been over 9,000 Google searches for ‘solo female travel’ in February 2023. There is also an increase of 81 per cent in the last year. Clearly, the trend for adventuring alone is on the rise. A key consideration for when recommending destinations is safety, as searches for ‘safest travel for solo female’ have risen by 189 per cent in the last year alone (source: Google Trends, as of 23.02.2022).

Travelling solo in Bergamo, Italy

Best places for Women’s Solo Travel: Canada

Canada has a relatively low crime rate, a high degree of gender equality, as well as friendly and hospitable locals. Additionally, Canada’s well-developed infrastructure, accessibility and stunning natural beauty make it effortless and enjoyable for solo female travellers to explore. Speaking from personal experience!

Best places for Women’s Solo Travel: New Zealand

Best places for women solo travel
New Zealand is the ideal multi-stop destination for women looking for an adventure of a lifetime. Image credit: Katie McBroom

Finally open to visitors again, New Zealand has long been considered one of the safest and most peaceful societies in the world. Offering an abundance of natural and cultural sights, beautiful green landscapes and modern, attractive cities, it is the ideal multi-stop destination for women looking for an adventure of a lifetime. Even though I have yet to travel to NZ, it so happens that my dad grew up and lived there for many years. He always spoke of New Zealand as a very safe country for women, among else.

Where to find inspiration and guidance for your first solo trip

Best places for women solo travel
Spain features in’s recommended places to visit for women travelling alone. Image credit: Miltiadis Fragkidis

The experts at have curated a variety of trip templates that are perfect for female solo travellers from the ‘Best of the Alps: Zurich to Munich‘, to ‘Spain’s hidden treasures‘ and ‘Southern Japan highlights from Tokyo to Fukuoka‘.

What’s more, the travel booking platform benefits from individual travel guides for essential information on destinations across the globe that include health and safety, laws and etiquette as well as helpful tips and suggestions for local, must-see sights and attractions.

“Travelling solo offers amazing, unforgettable experiences and often encourages you to get out of your comfort zone, try something new, and meet new people from different backgrounds and cultures along the way. Having the freedom to travel exactly where you want to go, and see the sights on your bucket list, all while taking a break from your normal routine, is why we, at, recommend embarking on a solo adventure at least once in your lifetime.”

Joshua Dunne, CEO, of

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Eleanna is the founder of A Curious Compass and has been blogging since 2013. Her mixed ethnic background has made her curious about the world from a young age. Since her first solo trip at 18, she has visited and lived in many places, like London, Sao Paulo, Paris, and Toronto. Her mission is to inspire people to travel the world in style and get to know the soul of each destination.

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