Flying solo is one of the recent “it” things when it comes to traveling. Even seasoned travelers will advise you to go out there by yourself, at least, once in your lifetime. Japan and the US are some of the countries popular among solo travelers. But if you want to veer from the beaten path, here are 10 underrated destinations you can consider!

Want to go off the beaten track as a solo traveler, but not sure where to begin? Here are 10 underrated destinations for female solo travelers.

1) Ladakh, India

Ladakh (meaning”land of high passes”), India promises the adventure of a lifetime. It boasts stunning landscapes, picture-perfect gompas, and friendly locals which accentuate the beauty of this place.

Why travel solo?

This destination will only fit those who want a real adventure. Basically, you will have to go out of your comfort zone if you’re traveling to this place. Be advised that some areas lack medical facilities, connectivity, fuel, and public transport.

Travel Tips

Consider traveling during high season (June to September) as more roads are accessible then.

Want to go off the beaten track as a solo traveler, but not sure where to begin? Here are 10 underrated destinations for female solo travelers.

2) Dublin, Ireland

Home to a plethora of pubs and picturesque structures, great beer, and fantastic music, Dublin is a fun place to visit.

Why travel solo?

The locals are friendly so traveling solo in the city is a walk in the park. The city offers walking tours perfect for those who are on a solo trip. You can also opt to stroll around the city on your own. It’s going to be easy!

Travel Tips

Try visiting from June to August when the weather is at its best. September is also an option when Dublin is warm and sunny.

Want to go off the beaten track as a solo traveler, but not sure where to begin? Here are 10 underrated destinations for female solo travelers.

3) Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is a place that is on equal terms with the beauty of Paris. The city is home to one of the best beers in the world.

Why travel solo?

Prague is generally safe, easy to navigate by public transportation, and has an easy and relaxed culture. You won’t have to struggle when it comes to asking directions because a lot of the locals know how to speak English.

Travel Tips

You’ll do well to be vigilant as pickpockets often take advantage of tourists in crowded places. And as much as possible, avoid walking alone in dark alleys. It’s best to visit Prague during summer (April-June, September-October), as well as on Christmas and New Year holidays.

Want to go off the beaten track as a solo traveler, but not sure where to begin? Here are 10 underrated destinations for female solo travelers.

4) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh is a diverse city. You can appreciate the country’s culture and modernization all in one place. You can enjoy touring historic old buildings and temples without moving far away from the convenience of the city.

Why travel solo?

According to Solo Traveler World, Ho Chi Minh is safe in most areas; it’s also easy to get around. If you’re saving money, cheap hotels are widely available.

Travel Tips

It is best to visit the Old Saigon between December and April. During these months, the temperature is warm and the air is dry.

Want to go off the beaten track as a solo traveler, but not sure where to begin? Here are 10 underrated destinations for female solo travelers.

5) Mekong, Laos

Considered the lifeline of Laos, traveling down the Mekong River will reward you with captivating green scenery and interesting towns.

Why travel solo?

You can simply ride on the country’s slow boat. The 2-day trip will take you to some places in Laos where you can learn more about Laotian culture, all while enjoying the stunning landscape. Moreover, sailing down the river will ultimately take you to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Travel Tips

To fully enjoy your stay, it will be best to visit during Laos’ dry season, which is from October to April.

Want to go off the beaten track as a solo traveler, but not sure where to begin? Here are 10 underrated destinations for female solo travelers.

6) Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy is home to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. This shrine is one of Buddhism’s most sacred spots.

Why travel solo?

As a Buddhist nation, Sri Lanka is very welcoming to tourists. Even female solo travelers are generally safe in the country.

Travel Tips

Since this is a place where religion plays an important role, you should dress conservatively, especially when visiting sacred areas. The best time to visit Kandy is January to March and July to August. The weather is dry during this time.

Want to go off the beaten track as a solo traveler, but not sure where to begin? Here are 10 underrated destinations for female solo travelers.

7) Safari in Kenya

Kenya is a culture-rich country. It takes great pride in its diverse wildlife, which you can observe during a safari tour. You will also likely encounter cape buffalos as you travel around.

Why travel solo?

Kenya is safe in most areas so traveling alone is not a problem. It will also give you more time to mingle with the locals.

Travel Tips

To see Kenya’s wildlife in action, visit during summer (January-February).

Want to go off the beaten track as a solo traveler, but not sure where to begin? Here are 10 underrated destinations for female solo travelers.

8) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa is the country’s commercial and cultural hub, so expect to see a lot of sights – from national museums to skyscrapers.

Why travel solo?

This city isn’t exactly a popular choice for female solo travelers. However, Addis Ababa has a lot of historical and natural sights, waiting for every travel junkie to be explored. Some of them include the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Mount Entoto, National Museum of Ethiopia, and “Red Terror” Martyrs’ Memorial Museum destination, to name a few. More importantly, you are safe to roam around the city on your own. You don’t have to hire any guide since you can easily navigate through the hustle and bustle even when you’re alone.

Travel Tips

Female solo travelers should act and dress as conservatively as possible. Also, beware of pick-pockets. October to January is the best time to go.

Want to go off the beaten track as a solo traveler, but not sure where to begin? Here are 10 underrated destinations for female solo travelers.

9) Ghent, Belgium

Ghent is one of Europe’s greatest discoveries. It is a small city with so many things to offer, from canal-side architecture to museums. Plus, there’s art everywhere! It’s not known as the Best-Kept Secret in Europe for nothing.

Why travel solo?

First of all, Ghent is in Europe. Second of all, this beautiful city gives every solo traveler a combination of classical and modern feels. It has maintained the beauty of its medieval architecture, which happens to be one of the world’s most beautiful sights, whilst enhancing it with cultural modernization. Indeed, exploring this European city by yourself is truly a worthwhile experience.

Travel Tips

Spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October) are best seasons to travel and stay in such a beautiful city.

Want to go off the beaten track as a solo traveler, but not sure where to begin? Here are 10 underrated destinations for female solo travelers.

10) Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava is the country’s capital for a reason. The place is brimming with modernity, but the city remains green.

Why travel solo?

This is another city that isn’t always one of the European cities on your list. But if you are searching for a place where you can sense the vibe of an Old European Town while keeping yourself at peace, then look no farther than Bratislava. You have Bratislava Castle, Devin’s Castle, and UFO Tower to visit.

If you want to see weird statues of Slovak men, then go to the Old Town Square. There are a lot of places in this city where you can appreciate more if you follow your own pace. And you won’t have to worry about your safety since the locals are friendly to travelers.

Travel Tips

The best time to visit the city is during the summer, which is from May to September.

Where is your next solo trip going?


This is a guest post by Mary Alusin from costmentor.com

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