There are many places in the world where it may be unsafe for a woman to travel alone. Consider all the aspects of the trip – Will you be walking alone at night? Will you have a tour guide or be exploring the city on your own? Do you have friends or family there that can provide safety when you need it?
We came up with a list of 10 cities where women should be safe travelling alone. Anyone traveling to a new city should be knowledgeable about the dangers and how to get help if they need it. To choose the cities, we looked at the rights and wages of women in the particular countries, along with crimes against women statistics.
1. New Zealand
New Zealand The Land of the Long White Cloud is “The One” for me — the one country that I will keep returning to, time and time again, because I love it so much. I love the landscapes, the laid-back cultural vibe, and the wide range of adventure activities to enjoy.
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and is its largest city with almost two million people in its metropolitan area. This busy city sports beautiful architecture and renowned shopping. Be sure to see the goddess Gefjun fountain, which tells the mythological story of how Denmark was created. Stop by at night, where the fountain lights up with a blue glow, alluding to the magic in the Norse religious history.
Very similar to Scotland, I also love Ireland a lot. The land of Guinness and leprechauns is a favorite for a lot of travelers, which definitely says something about the country as a whole. I’ve been to Ireland three times now, and will certainly be back again.
The beaches in Australia rival any from around the world. Perth is the capital of Western Australia and sports a population of over 1,800,000 people. Be sure to check out Kings Park, which is the largest inner city park in the world. Over 6,000,000 people visit the park every year. We can’t forget about rest and relaxation in Perth, as the beaches are sublime. Sun tan at Cottesloe Beach, or go surfing at Scarborough Beach.
I’ll tell you that it’s a small country surrounded by Croatia, Hungary, Austria, and Italy. It’s incredibly overlooked by most travelers to Europe, but that’s part of the reason why I love it so much. It has a small population, and a small number of annual tourists — meaning it’s pretty cities are rarely overcrowded.
This country halfway between North America and Europe is definitely in my top five favorite places on the planet. Its landscapes are almost other-worldly, it’s in the perfect position to see some amazing Northern Lights in the winter, it has adorably fluffy horses, and people here legit believe in elves. Like, for real. It also has more waterfalls and volcanoes and glaciers than you can shake a stick at.
8.New York, USA
The big city excitement of New York City is everything it’s made out to be in the movies and more. A perfect spot for any single lady to relax or have fun, New York City has everything you need on any size budget. Between the shopping, the museums, and the potential celebrity sightings, New York City is more than enough fun for one. A solo lunch in one of the world’s finest restaurants or a picnic in Central Park is the perfect way to relax after a long day of sightseeing.
Norway is a beautiful country to visit, with Oslo being the capital and largest city. Take in the amazing art with a trip to Vigeland Sculpture Park. This beautiful and thought provoking art park attracts over 1,000,000 visitors per year. The sculpture park was created by Gustav Vigeland and has over 200 pieces of iron, granite, and bronze art. After a day appreciating the culture, finish the trip with a visit to some of the busiest nightclubs in the country.
10. Prague, Czech Republic
Whether it’s the Bohemian Baroque art at the Schwartzenberg Palace or a canal ride through the Vltava River, the gorgeous city of Prague will make any solo female traveler feel like a princess. The beautiful architecture of this castle-filled city offers plenty of sightseeing opportunities on a super low budget. Well known for its wide selection of locally made beer, Prague has numerous and often multi-level pubs to stop in at for any gal in need of a pint and some conversation.