Ever have wanderlust? You’re not alone! If you’ve been itching to get away and to do it solo, you’re in luck! Thanks to various statistical sources, we’ve compiled a list of the top safest places in the world to travel to alone. Find yourself, reflect, or have an adventure in one of these destinations:
1) Auckland, New Zealand
Last year, this country was rated as the #4 most peaceful country worldwide and with good reason. Danger here is slim to none due to how open-minded everyone is along with the fact that their police force is one of the most trusted in the world. Basically, less corruption = less danger. Take a ride on the ferry to an island close by and see the youngest volcanos of the area.
2) Sydney, Australia
Isn’t it funny that a place that used to house criminals was named #5 safest place in the world in 2015? Sydney is unapologetically unique—walk along the Sydney Harbour and visit the Sydney Opera House. Soak up the sun on Bondi beach and be dazzled by the serene waves.
3) Osaka, Japan
Although Tokyo was named the #1safest place in the world, Osaka was #3 when it came to safe travels. Japan is both safe to live in and travel to. If you’re in Japan, you’ll probably notice that many women feel comfortable traveling alone late at night in the subway. Locals will often leave their belongings unattended in a coffee shop for example, without a care in the world. Sumiyoshi-taisha, one of Japan’s most ancient shrines is testament to this type of atmosphere. It features 3 gods as the Deities of Borders, who are believed to protect travelers!
4) Barcelona, Spain
Spain’s romantic culture, delicious foods, and stunning architecture are a draw for any travel buff. Gaudi’s famous Sagrada Familia cathedral is a must-see! Although the country was only ranked #15 in terms of safety, when traveling, pickpocketing is essentially the biggest threat.
5) Amsterdam, Netherlands
The #5 safest city in the world is also where drugs and prostitution are legal and many have argued whether this contributes to its safety. Take in the colourful architecture while biking and discover Van Gogh masterpieces while visiting the Rembrandt museum.