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5 Destinations For The Solo Female Traveler

Ever wondered which destinations to travel to alone?

Look no further as we have found the best solo female traveling destinations for you to experience.

Immerse yourself in a new culture, experience new places, and eat amazing cuisine from around the world – what’s not to love.

A solo trip can teach you a lot about yourself. It clears your mind from daily stresses, helps you understand who you are while enjoying the beautiful scenery, exploring new places outdoors, and meeting people along the way.

When thinking about places to travel to when choosing the right destination, it’s important to cover the following factors. – is there well-connected transportation around you and can you communicate with the locals when you are in the country of choice, is it affordable, can you find halal food there?

Here is a list of destinations that are ideal for your solo trip as a female traveler:

Istanbul, Turkey

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If you’ve never considered Istanbul as an option for your next trip, consider it now! Turkiye is an amazing place to visit and Istanbul is not only safe, halal, and beautiful – the culture is deep. Turkiye is a halal destination and there is a huge variety of halal food and drink options.

This city has been under the rule of the Byzantine & Ottoman empires. You can definitely see the Byzantine and Ottoman empire’s influence in Istanbul and this area proudly represents the culture, traditions, and landmarks of Istanbul.

If you love architecture, some of the world’s impressive landmarks can be found here which include; the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace Museum, and the Gelata Tower.

If you love a good bargain you must visit the famous Grand Bazaar. It is one of the largest and oldest markets in the world with more than 4,000 shops that sell souvenirs, clothes, bags, local tasty food, and drink.

French Polynesia

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The beach is one of the best destinations for solo trips! You can spend days upon days relaxing near the sea, sunbathing or even reading a book without any worry. It’s ideal you time.

Did you know French Polynesia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Pacific area?

The accommodation is outstanding here and your safe experience will make you keep coming back for more.

There are 118 islands in the region, the most popular are Bora Bora and Tahiti which we are sure you would have heard of before however, the lesser-known places are the hidden gems like Maupiti Island, Otemanu, the heart-shaped island of Tūpai, and Ōpūnohu Bay. These places are not as known but super safe for visitors.

There is so much to do on these islands which include watching corals on your dives in the Pacific Ocean, Snorkeling, Waterskiing feeding the marine animals, hiking, and sightseeing.

JAPAN

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Who doesn’t want to travel to Japan?

Japan is so impressive for every visitor, it should be on everyone’s bucket list. The culture, landmarks, traditions to the cuisine, architecture, and lifestyle – it’s a perfect solo travel experience where you know you won’t get lost. Japan is extremely safe for visitors who travel solo, in groups, and as couples.

Landmarks not to miss in Japan include the Tokyo National Museum, Mount Fuji, Tokyo Skytree, Universal Studios, Osaka Castle to name a few.

The food and drink scene in Japan is like no other destination. Make sure you try the local traditional tea and local food to really immerse yourself in the beautiful Japanese culture.

FINLAND

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Finland? Yes, this beautiful Scandanavian country is among the most beautiful and safest in the world. Not only will you feel comfortable traveling alone around Finland, but you will seriously enjoy the gorgeous landscapes Finland has to offer. Traveling to Finland is a once in a lifestyle experience. Its the home of natural phenomena’s that include Finnish Lapland where the huge mountains look like snow giants, and the aurora borealis is a magical experience – also known as the Northern Lights, and Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) in the Southern Hemisphere. They light up a night sky, dancing around in fantastic colors. The origin of the Northern Lights starts some 93 million miles away, on the Sun.

Finland is big on sustainability and there is a lot of places to see when in the area such as Helsinki Cathedral, Serlachius Museum and make sure to try the local cuisine which will always warm you up inside.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sunset view from Trader’s Hotel towards KLCC – Image Credit: Esmonde Yong, Unsplash

As a predominantly Muslim country, Malaysia is very accommodating to Muslim travelers. Kuala Lumpur, its capital, offers halal food at every corner, plenty of mosques, and various Islamic attractions.

Kuala Lumpur is generally considered safe for solo travellers, especially in popular tourist areas. The city has a low crime rate, and travellers can feel secure exploring its streets, even at night. English is widely spoken in Kuala Lumpur, making it easy for solo travellers to communicate with locals, ask for directions, and seek assistance if needed. Understanding Malay, Chinese and Tamil will also get you by.

With its efficient public transportation system, including trains (LRT, MRT), buses, and taxis, make it convenient for solo travellers to navigate the city affordably and safely.

The city offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit different budgets, Muslim travellers, from budget hostels to luxury hotels. Solo travellers can easily find centrally located accommodations that cater to halal friendly needs.

Kuala Lumpur is renowned for its diverse culinary scene, offering a wide variety of halal and non-halal food options. I highly recommend to explore local street food stalls, trendy cafes, and upscale restaurants, indulging in Malaysian cuisine and international flavours.

Kuala Lumpur is a melting pot of cultures, with Malay, Chinese, Indian, and other ethnic communities coexisting harmoniously. The city’s multicultural atmosphere, visiting mosques, temples, markets, and cultural landmarks is a must.

The city boasts numerous attractions and activities suitable for all, including iconic landmarks like the Petronas Twin Towers, cultural sites like the Batu Caves, shopping districts like Bukit Bintang, and green spaces like KLCC Park. The people are super welcoming and very hospitable.

Words – Natasha Syed

British Muslim Magazine

The adventurous spirit behind the pages of British Muslim magazine. As the Editor-in-Chief, Natasha leads with a passion for exploration and a pen dipped in wanderlust. With a keen eye for halal travel experiences and an insatiable curiosity for new experiences, she brings readers along on captivating journeys to far-flung destinations. Through her vibrant storytelling, Natasha invites readers on enriching adventures, where every experience is a window into the muslim world.

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