8 Safest Places To Travel Solo As A Woman

Many of us are looking to book a trip after winter, but with the current state of the world it may be challenging to choose a safe destination. More specifically for women or those of a minority group. After all, many countries have changed their protocols. 

If you’re looking to travel alone, do not fear. There are many places to visit as long as you research a few landmarks and plan your routes beforehand. If you’re looking for an exciting trip, Unwritten has gotten you covered. Here are eight destinations that take safety, diversity, and popular attractions into account:

1. Toronto, Canada

Abbreviated as “the 6ix,” Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world. In 2019, the Safe Cities Index ranked Toronto as the sixth safest city in the world. There are multiple places you could visit including the CN Tower, Toronto Islands, Toronto Zoo, and the ROM Museum. 

Other than its urban vibe, Toronto is also known for its scenery. Everywhere you go, you can sit at a park and sip on a coffee. Remember to cheer on the Raptors whenever you come to Toronto. 

2. Tokyo, Japan 

Tokyo is a city bustling with fashion, creativity, and innovation. There are multiple shrines, malls, and towers. The constant hustle and bustle makes Tokyo home to one of the busiest intersections in the world. Sure, that may make it seem like Tokyo is overwhelming, but the city continues to rank as one of the safest cities globally. Japan is known for high public safety standards. Moreover, there are women-only train cars during rush hour

3. Copenhagen, Denmark 

According to the Economic Intelligence Unit, Copenhagen is the safest city in the world. If you’re looking for a change in scenery, Copenhagen is an answer for that. With castles, art museums, and old houses, you’ll feel as if you’re living in the 19th century. The city is also relatively calm compared to other metropolitan cities. 

4. Auckland, New Zealand 

It’s always interesting to explore different continents around the world. If you’re looking to explore Oceania, a great place is Auckland. New Zealand in general has the lowest crime rates, and the population tends to be diverse. Moreover, Auckland is the place for all maritime enthusiasts, as the city is known for its aquariums, zoos, islands, and maritime museums. 

5. Budapest, Hungary 

Hungary may not always be the first country that comes into mind. But many cities in Hungary are relatively safe for traveling, as crime rates tend to remain low. If you’re a huge fan of gothic architecture, you will enjoy Budapest. And if you’re thinking of going on a swimming trip, you can stop by the Szechenyi Thermal Bath

6. Sofia, Bulgaria 

Believe it or not, Bulgaria is considered a safe country, as assault and crime rates tend to be on the lower end of the spectrum. However, when traveling, it’s still important to exercise caution, including keeping track of your belongings and documents. Throughout the city, you’ll notice that Sofia is a combination of old and new. You’ll see modern paved roads on one side, and walk by brick castles on the other end. 

7. Gdansk, Poland 

Gdansk is a city known for its chill vibe. The city is also one of the most progressive in terms of LGBTQ rights, and is known as one of the best cities to live in within the country. For those who are outdoorsy, Gdansk is home to plenty of parks, bike trails, and hills. The city also features plenty of antique architecture. 

8. Helsinki, Finland 

If you’re looking to visit another city filled with outdoor parks and attractions, consider Helsinki. Many women who traveled alone have said that Helsinki is a stress-free city with a low crime rate. Public transportation is excellent, but the city is also walkable. Moreover, there are beautiful islands surrounding Helsinki. 

If you’re looking to go to a unique destination, you can try any of these eight. All of these cities are known for their low crime rates and their balance between urban infrastructure and beautiful parks. Although it is difficult to travel alone as a woman, you’ll feel safe and be able to experience everlasting memories. Just be prepared, book your ticket, and take off!

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