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Women’s Guide: Top Destinations for Solo Traveling

Women’s Guide: Top Destinations for Solo Traveling © Pexels / Wendy Wei

Are you the type of woman who likes to do things by herself? Then, solo traveling may have crossed your mind. With the numerous successful independent women, it’s no wonder 84% of solo travelers are women!

Whether you’ve thought of dipping your toes in Siargao or sightseeing in Dubrovnik, there is so much to explore in this world. And exploring the hidden jewels of the world means you can go at your own pace. Solo travel has become more popular for numerous reasons, e.g., alone time, freedom, sense of independence, etc.; visit the destinations below to take advantage of these benefits!


Iceland should be top of this list since it’s genuinely one of the great hot spots for women in Europe. You may have probably seen pictures of the Northern Lights on your social media. And you’ll be glad to know that this is where you can view and chase the Northern Lights!

If you’re a solo traveler who likes walking, you can walk through the attractive streets of Reykjavik. On the other hand, if you’re a solo traveler who prefers to drive, you can drive through the famous Ring Road. It’s said that female solo travelers feel at home during this drive.

Siargao, Philippines

Siargao is a surfer’s paradise. When people think of the Philippines, they often opt for Palawan or Boracay. However, if you want to go to a new place where you can swim and surf through the waters while tall trees and grass surround you, then come to Siargao.

You can go on a solo motorbike adventure since most roads are flat and easy. This island is completely relaxing. It’s easy to find women like yourself traveling on their own here since it’s a must-visit place for women. You can also find locals who have the same heart and personality as you do. You can retreat to your guesthouse every night and stare at the stars.

Lombok, Indonesia

Indonesia is commonly known for Bali, the top destination in Indonesia. Due to this, there’s a lot of traffic, trash on Bali’s beaches, and long waits on where you can get beautiful and famous Instagram shots.

Another tourist destination in Indonesia is Lombok! Lombok has a laid back atmosphere, stunning waterfalls, and refreshing beaches, unlike Bali. It’s also much more affordable to travel in Lombok than in Bali. It’s also much easier to socialize and connect with locals and other solo travelers in this location. People tend to hang out in the same spot; you’ll surely meet an exciting fellow traveler here.

Istanbul, Turkey

You’ll find a lot to love in Turkey; from its people, energy, food, safety, and favorable conversion rate! Safety is always a concern for women everywhere, especially when traveling alone, even if it’s just right down your block. As a woman solo traveler, you can safely enjoy your food, even at a packed restaurant alone.

Here, you’ll often hear prayers around the area. It’s because Istanbul is a country primarily populated with Muslims. Mosques will often play their prayer through loudspeakers during Azan and Iqamat. There’s always so much to explore in Turkey. If you’re a person who likes walking, you can explore different areas of the city. It’s a fulfilling trip to this lively city.

Portland, Oregon

Portland is the largest city in Oregon and most perfect for ladies everywhere. In just a few-mile radius, you can go for drinks, binge on foods, visit exhibits, and walk through an amazing trail. You can see lush fern lines of pine needle-covered trails everywhere, shaded by the beautiful towering western hemlock and Douglas fir trees.

After appreciating these yellow and green bushes in your trial run, you can visit Portland’s famous food scenes. Even if you’re a picky eater, you’ll find something to love in Portland!

Munich, Germany

Munich in Germany is known for its friendly locals. You can indeed feel at ease during this trip. This city is full of greenery, lustrous crowds, and bars. If you want to immerse yourself in the city fully, go to a local Biergarten and grab a pint. Get to know fellow travelers and locals around you.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

In the medieval city of Dubrovnik, you can see the oceanfront with 6,365 feet of preserved pristine walls, and all your worries will vanish. The city has cobblestone streets that guide visitors through local eateries and artisanal shops. One of the activities you can do in Dubrovnik is walking along the walls. This activity offers a spectacular bird’s eye view of the scenery of the houses and, most significantly, the Adriatic coastline.

This page has mentioned water activities, so we can’t miss mentioning the fun activities you can do in the water. You can visit the beach, which is just minutes away from Old Town. You can try out the snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking tours offered here.

Final Thoughts

Solo traveling can be pretty intimidating, especially if you’re a woman. Whether going on a road trip or getting on a plane across the globe, traveling alone can bring up numerous concerns, from the awkwardness of dining alone to severe safety issues.

These concerns are concerns that you can do something about. However, prohibiting yourself from seeing the world’s wonders due to these concerns may prevent you from finding yourself, appreciating the fantastic view of the world, and finding solace in the unknown of traveling.

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