• Ashley Locke

Best Destinations for the First-Time Solo Female Traveler

Embarking on your first solo trip can seem a bit intimidating. Being all alone in a foreign place can get anyone's heart rate pumping. But we promise it's not as terrifying as it seems.


Solo travel is a great way to boost your confidence and gain some independence. If you've never traveled alone before, we completely understand how easy it is to talk yourself out of it. We've been there. And then we took the jump and traveled by ourselves, which gave us the opportunity to open doors we never thought we could. So, now's your chance to do the same.


We compiled a list of the best first time solo female travel destinations for you to sort through below! Where will you visit first?

White woman with her ams stretched out as she overlooks a city

Iceland


Home to the famous Blue Lagoon, Iceland is a fantastic destination for the first-time solo female traveler. You'll feel as if you're in a magical place unlike any other. Iceland is truly somewhat otherworldly. You'll feel incredibly safe as you embark on your trek. Who knows? Maybe you'll even befriend some fellow solo travelers along the way?

Thailand


Thailand is pretty popular among backpackers, especially those who prefer to travel on their own. It isn't the easiest to navigate, but you'll find solace in the number of solo travelers around you at all times. One of the things that brings people to Thailand is how affordable it is. Travel can be expensive, even when you're on your own. Thailand is a more inexpensive option for those who don't want to spend too much money.

France


Who hasn't dreamed of uprooting their life to travel to France, specifically Paris? So it makes perfect sense you'd pay a visit for your first solo excursion. The country is easy to navigate and you'll be able to dine alone without anyone giving you dirty stares. The French adore solo dining. And you will, too. I mean, have you seen Emily in Paris?

Scotland


A trip to Scotland will have you feeling like you're in Game of Thrones or even a Disney movie. The country is so spectacular, most of it doesn't even seem real. From the luscious landscapes to the pristine palaces, everything about Scotland is dreamlike. This is another destination that draws plenty of solo travelers, so you'll never be alone.

Canada


Canada is obviously huge, so there's so much to explore in this country. Whether you visit Quebec or Alberta, you'll never run out of things to do. Canada is also one of the safest destinations in the world for solo female travelers specifically. You can't argue with that statistic.

California


California is perfect for those who aren't quite ready to embark on an international adventure by themselves just yet. Even if you life in the state, there is so much to explore. You can go wine tasting in Napa and surfboarding in San Diego.

Argentina


Many overlook the wonders of Argentina for some other destination. But this South American country is as breathtaking as they come. It's also fairly accessible and safe, making it a great stop for solo travelers. Be warned, once you make it out there, you'll never want to come back home.

United Arab Emirates


With locations like Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the UAE has become a hot spot for solo travelers. There's a bustling nightlife scene, along with tons of scenic destinations to check out. You'll feel as safe as ever and have no problem navigating the country.


Nervous about your first solo excursion? HERE are all the reasons why you should go on it anyway!