So, you are all set to go on your first trip. You’ve (mentally, at least) packed your bags, saved up for your trip, and convinced your family that you’ll be fine in the big wide world, but you’re still not sure where to go! If you’re debating where to take your first, or maybe even a repeat, solo adventure, you need to think about your safety, convenience, ease of travelling, finding accommodation, meeting people, and finding places to eat, your budget, and also, importantly, that your chosen destination is actually somewhere that you would enjoy visiting! There’s no need to fret unnecessarily though; many women embark on solo adventures and have heaps of fun.
Here are four destinations that are great for solo female travellers:
Iceland in general is a very safe destination, and solo female travellers should have little problems feeling quickly at ease in the nation’s capital city. English is widely spoken, removing potentially frustrating language barriers, and there are plenty of places to eat, drink, sleep, and shop. It’s a terrific base for getting out and about and exploring he nearby wondrous natural areas too, and many tour providers make adventuring easy. You can also meet people on tours too. Locals are friendly and welcoming and you can enjoy delights such as the relaxing Blue Lagoon, the geothermal playgrounds of the Golden Circle, the majestic raw beauty of Thingvellir National Park, the unusual sight of Hallgrímskirkja, and more. Although not the most budget-friendly of destinations, costs needn’t be so high if you’re careful.
The interesting capital city of Hungary, it is a great choice for women travelers who are concerned about their budget. It is a vibrant city with a plenty to do and see, and locals are typically very warm and welcoming. There are many accommodation options and good restaurants. Highlights of Budapest include the Castle, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Matyas Church, and the Royal Palace. Wander along the riverside and take a stroll to the Hungarian National Opera House, followed by a sojourn in one of the many cute cafes to get a taste of delicious European coffee and rest your weary feet.
One of the best Indian destinations for women travellers is pretty Darjeeling. Famous for tea, it is bordered by the impressive Himalayan Mountains. While you are here, you have the chance to visit the Himalayan Zoological Park, home to interesting creatures, and experience the beauty of the Peace Pagoda. You can also meet some of the most respectful, simple, and helpful people here in the lap of the mighty Himalayas.
Canada’s capital city offers a lot to travellers, not least a safe environment and helpful locals. Both English and French are spoken, making getting around a breeze. Great for girls who love to shop, stop by the ByWard Market for some great buys. It is one of the oldest markets of Canada, famous for welcoming over 50,000 visitors each and every weekend. You will find artisan cheeses and breads to tempt your taste buds, along with pretty handmade jewellery and reasonably priced clothing. Other attractions include Parliament Hill, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Peace Tower, and the Canadian National Gallery.