The Safest Countries in Oceania
It should come at no surprise that Australia is one of the safest countries for solo travel… but it’s also one of the furthest away for foreigners looking to visit. This shouldn’t be seen as a bad thing! Australia is best taken at a slow travelers pace – exploring both the beach culture and outback adventures on offer.
Favourite pick: Tasmania – filled with the world’s cleanest air and one of the best hiking trails in the world, The Overland Track.
Although it is one of the safest Asian cities you can visit, that doesn’t mean it’s boring! Hong Kong is bursting with energy and offers travelers a great fusion of East-meets-West. Whether you’re passing through for a few days or stopping by for a week of adventure, food, shopping and just general craziness in a safe environment, Hong Kong is the place to do it!
Favourite pick: Go Hiking! Hong Kong has a surprisingly good offering of outdoor hikes.
While one of the safest Asian countries to visit, it’s also one of the less cultural in terms of strong Asian influence. At times it even feels too Western, but there is still plenty to see on a short stopover in Singapore.
Favourite pick: Sip a cocktail in the infinity pool of the Marina Bay Sands.
Vietnam offers travelers a more authentic (and also hectic) South East Asia experience. It’s super cheap which is what attracts so many solo travelers, but also has more to offer than many of its’ neighbours. Expect the unexpected.
Favourite pick: Hoi An on the Coast.
The Safest Countries in the Middle East
Dubai is without a doubt one of the safest options in the Middle East. Although not a country (within the UAE), Dubai makes the list as it is truly a destination within itself.
Favourite pick: Go on a desert safari for something beyond the norm.
The Safest Countries in the Americas
Costa Rica is full of American tourists year-round so it is incredibly safe to visit as a foreigner.
Favourite pick: Go off the beaten path!
Argentina has some of the most spectacular untouched scenery in the world. It’s the kind of place you would go to escape more than reality – just to escape period!
Favourite pick: Get adventurous and explore Patagonia.
Chile is a travelers delight with beautiful scenery, stunning mountains for climbing and hiking, and some very friendly Chilean locals.
Favourite pick: Get adventurous and go into the wild.
Ahhhh, the good ol’ U S of A. Here you will find everything all in the one huge land mass. For the best experience, consider travelling by land across the country from East to West or vice versa.
Favourite pick: California is great for a laid back but still busy and happening traveling experience.
I’m sure it comes at no surprise that Canada is high on the list of the world’s safest countries. Perhaps the only unsafe factor in Canada would be a result of adventure sports injuries!
Favourite pick: Two words: Winter sports.
Cuba is regarded to be one of the world’s safest countries to travel on your own – just my luck because Havana is one of the highest ‘must visit’ cities on my bucket list!
Favourite pick: Go all out – Cuban cigar, rum… act like a local!
The Safest Countries in Europe
With some of the world’s most polite and gentle-mannered people, Austria is a safe haven for solo travelers.
Favourite pick: The hills are alive…….in Salzburg!
This winter’s playground is home to some of the best slopes in Europe and some of the most effortless scenery. Escape the hustle and bustle of busy cities and make your way to the mountains!
Favourite pick: Arosa (pictured) is the perfect escape in the picturesque Swiss Alps. For peace and quiet, visit in summer.
The Netherlands is very liberal, free-thinking and innovative. If you’re feeling like some time to get creative and think outside the box, this is your best bet.
Favourite pick: Oh but of course… it’s Amsterdam!
Surprise surprise! One of the lesser-known countries for being safe to travel solo is Slovenia. It is also one of Europe’s most underrated countries – jampacked with stunning scenery and friendly locals!
Favourite pick: While Lake Bled is a tourist favourite (pictured), Ljubljana is the countries’ true hidden gem.