Traveling with kids, family, a spouse, friends, co-workers or just about anyone else can be fun but nothing beats traveling alone on solo trip. When you go on a solo trip, you get a chance to slow down and focus on your wellness and health. This helps you reenergize yourself and get back home refreshed and ready to take on the world. So, if you’re ready to get on the road and travel, you want to make sure you’re heading to safe destinations especially since you’re traveling alone. You could take on any country but we have a list of the top 4 European countries you should visit when you travel solo especially from the United States or Canada.
There’s never a bad day to visit Paris – the city of lights – and there’s never a time you can’t go alone. Paris can be very touristy and for that fact, it can be safe. It also has one of the highest safety indexes in the world. That’s not to say that there is no crime in Paris but we’re saying that compared to other places, it’s relatively calm. Be sure to take all proper precautions as you would in every other big city you visit and stay clear of pick pockets. And what to do in Paris? Between going to the Louvre and visiting a ton of churches and cathedral, take time to slow down and enjoy some croissants and coffee at a café on the street. Take time to smell the sights and go to a fresh fruit market. Perhaps learn a few phrases in French so the French, as well as most countries appreciate tourists who attempt to speak their language.
This is one place that is on the bucket list of most solo travelers. It’s not because it is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe or because it’s easily accessible, but this city known as the Eternal City is a place which holds so much history you can’t help but make this one of your cities to visit on your solo trip. A trip to Rome is made even better by the fact that the Vatican City is within the wall of Rome so you get to check off one of the smallest countries in the world. And being in Vatican City itself is amazing and something you should plan to do. However, give yourself a few days extra since Rome can be so packed that you’ll need more time to get into famous places or see famous attraction. We think spring and fall are the best times to visit Rome as the city can get so crowded in the summer that sitting on the Spanish steps or trying to get a coin into the Tivoli fountain can be a feat all on its own. If you do go to Italy, plan to visit other parts of Italy if time permits. There is so much more than Rome in Italy and you’ll be glad to see more of the country.
What is there not to love about Lisbon, and yellow trams, and the central square? How can’t you love Sintra castle or the many restaurants that line the streets of Lisbon. Unlike the first two cities on our list – Paris and Rome – Lisbon is a little bit less expensive so not only are you going to be getting a safe vacation, you’re also getting an inexpensive one. If you’re heading to Portugal, perhaps you can allow a few days to visit Porto and take a trip around one of the wine capitals of the world. Lisbon is safe and so is Porto but since you’re alone make sure that if you do go on a wine tasting that you’re drinking responsibly to ensure your safety. Take that trip to this country that boosts the northernmost part of Europe and revive yourself.
Budapest might not be on your immediate list of places to visit but we assure you that it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. If you’ve never visited Budapest then you’re missing out on how one city can be two cities all tied in one. Budapest is actually two cities – Buda and Pest – and they are separated by a bridge with one side being hilly and elevated and the other part of being flat and on level ground. Solo female travelers to Budapest find that what they enjoy most is the food, friendliness of the people, and the affordability of the city. Budapest ranks high on the safety index of countries so we are excited to recommend this on your list of places to visit alone!