The Best Cities for Solo Female Travel

Visiting a city can be a great way to break into the world of solo travel if you’re a bit nervous about it. Staying in one place takes the stress out of managing train schedules or car rentals and the hustle and bustle gives you opportunities to be surrounded by people if you’re feeling a bit lonely, or the ability to escape to a secluded place if you want some alone time.

My biggest concern when travelling alone is safety, so all the cities I’ve listed are ones I felt completely safe in. However, it’s still important to take normal precautions and never take any unnecisary risks no matter where you are. For safety tips on traveling solo, check out this post!

Here are the Best Cities for Solo Female Travel:

Paris

Don’t be put off by its reputation for romance, Paris is the perfect city for a solo getaway! You definitly won’t be the only one exploring alone. You’ll find locals and visitors alike finding some solitude in street side cafes, quiet parks and historic museums.

Posts about Paris:

How to order coffee in Paris

How to beat the crowds at Versailles

5 books you need to read before visiting Paris

8 movies that will inspire you to visit Paris

How to have a stress-free layover in Paris

London

Such an exciting city will keep you so busy you’ll forget your flying solo! Museums, Shopping, and Theatre shows are just the tip of the iceberg here.

Posts about London:

Bucket list experience: Riding the afternoon tea bus

How to spend one day in London

Auckland

I have never met any people who are more friendly than the people in New Zealand. This reason alone makes this the perfect solo stop! Cute cafes, winery dotted nearby islands and popular hiking trails will keep you busy when you’re not making friends with locals or the many other travellers.

Montreal

As a Canadian, I have to admit I’m a bit biased, but I love Montreal! You can go from cosmopolitan city to small European- feeling charm all in one afternoon. We really are a friendly bunch, so don’t be afraid to ask the person next to you to pass the maple syrup!

Posts about Montreal:

The Perfect Girl’s Weekend in Montreal

Melbourne

The self proclaimed culture capital of Australlia feels like the New York of Oz with the added bonus of palm trees! Extensive public transport makes this an easy city to navigate, while a plethora of trendy bars and cafe’s are the perfect place to grab a bite without feeling lonely.

Posts about Melbourne:

How to order coffee like a local in Melbourne

13 amazing things to do in Melbourne

Lisbon

The sunniest capital in Europe makes for a perfect escape any time! Low prices with plenty of activities makes this a popular hub for travelers and a great place to meet fellow explorers. Not to mention the number of “boutique” hostels for us girls who might want to have the social experiences without sharing a dorm.

Posts about Lisbon:

10 amazing things to do in Lisbon

5 places with the best views in Lisbon

Seattle

A vibrant city with the feeling of a smaller, seaside community, Seattle makes the perfect place to travel alone without getting overwhelmed. The waterfront is completely walkable and nearby hiking trails are the perfect city escape if you’re feeling like a little more solitude.

Venice

Wandering the narrow alleys of Venice alone is the best way to experience the city. Although summer days are busy, the haunting quiet of an evening here will make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time and because there are so many tourists,finding someone who can speak a bit of English is rarely a problem.

Posts about Venice:

A travel girl’s guide to Venice

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