10 Best Destinations For Solo Female Travellers Wish List
From Travelling through the great white North to enjoying a street festival in central Europe, here are 10 Best Destinations For Solo Female Travellers or planning a trip with their girlfriends.
I dream of the day when women don’t have to look for recommendations of safe places to travel alone. However, while this still isn’t the reality, I believe that some countries are safer for female travelers than others.
Here Are The 10 Best Destinations For Solo Female Travellers Wish List :
Finland relishes the reputation of being a haven for solo women travellers. The cities of Helsinki and Turku will be abuzz with energy with extensive celebrations planned around the 100th independence day. For adventure seekers and nature lovers, nothing can beat the gorgeous Northern Lights. The new Hossa National Park promises ancient rock paintings, historic buildings, and fishing lakes where you can spend a day kayaking, taking husky sledge rides, and also bumping into elks and reindeers. If natural retreats aren’t your thing, you can simply indulge in cosmopolitan delights like communal culinary events, open-air concerts, and wellness retreats.
Best time to visit: Enjoy a blossoming landscape, festivals and long, warm days between June and August.
Dubrovnik may be the jewel of Croatia, but female tourists should explore some other untouched destinations this year. Walk through the cobblestoned streets of Rovinj to see its stunning architectural wonders; stroll through the underground passages of the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pula; fi nd quaint cafes and shops tucked away in every corner of marble walkways of Split; visit Zablace where Brad Pitt is soon opening a luxury resort; or be one with nature at the UNESCO-protected Plitvice Lakes National Park to see its lakes, waterfalls, wolves, brown bears, and over 150 species of birds.
Best time to visit: Experience the best weather between May and September. The INMusic Festival in June and the Ultra Music Festival in July are two of the biggest draws.
If you don’t wish to visit an overcrowded Bali, go east to its unspoiled alternative—the Lombok islands. Independent travellers can surf, snorkel, dive, and swim in the turquoise waters of Selong Blanak or relax on the soft, white sands of Kuta; scale the massive Gunung Rinjani volcano to see its numerous waterfalls and hot springs or take a guided tour to the Crater Lake and get lost in the caves of Bangkang. The Sasak (people in Lombok) love spicy food, handicrafts, music, and dance. If you are lucky, you might witness a typical Sasak wedding, recognisable in its colourful, loud street parade. On your way back, stop at the Cakranegara Market in Mataram to buy souvenirs.
Best time to visit: The dry season of Lombok runs from May till September, but the wet season is not too bad either, as this island receives much lesser rainfall than Bali.
The vibrant city of Merida is this year’s American Capital of Culture, so tourists can expect a spectacular showcase of their rich Mayan tradition. The city boasts a pleasant climate and friendly locals. Here you can immerse yourself in a heritage tour and let architectural masterpieces like the Paseo de Montejo evoke the grand past to which it belongs, or take a day trip to the ecological sites of Uxmal. For culture enthusiasts, Merida comes alive in the evening with music, art shows, and dance performances at small plazas that dot the city. At night, the roads are closed to traffi c and tables are laid out on the streets where signature Mayan dishes are served to locals and tourists.
Best time to visit: Monsoon and summer in Merida can get extremely hot. So plan a trip between December and mid-March for best weather.
The third largest island in Greece, Lesvos, is also one of the least explored islands by global tourists. Apart from an interesting collection of museums, the glorious fortress of Myteline, millions of olive trees, picturesque villages with old-stone houses, and an unforgettable culinary experience, the island has a diverse landscape to explore. The towns of Molyvos and Ayiassos are architectural marvels you wouldn’t want to miss. The island is a numero uno site for birdwatching, with salt marshes of the Gulf of Kalloni being a pilgrimage for birdwatchers. It is a must-visit place for the literati and art-lovers, as Lesvos is the birthplace of legendary poets like Sappho, Aesop, and Odysseus Elytis and artists like Theriade and Theophilos.
Best time to visit: March to May is the most pleasant period to tour Lesvos, with April being the perfect time for birdwatchers.