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6 Countries to Consider When Traveling Solo as a Senior Woman

By Sue Rudolph April 17, 2023 Travel

Traveling solo as a senior can be a thrilling and liberating experience. However, some destinations may be more challenging than others. Here, we will explore some of the top senior-friendly destinations for solo travelers.


Canada is a safe and welcoming destination for senior solo travelers. The country offers a diverse range of attractions, from the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies to vibrant cities like Toronto and Montreal. Canada’s healthcare system is also excellent, providing a sense of security for senior travelers.

New Zealand

New Zealand provides a perfect destination for senior female solo travelers who love nature and outdoor adventures. The country offers breathtaking scenery, diverse landscapes, and a peaceful environment. Senior travelers can hike or cruise through the Milford in Queenstown, or relax in the hot springs of Rotorua.


Ireland is a charming and friendly destination for senior solo travelers. The country offers stunning natural landscapes, quaint villages, and lively cities like Dublin and Galway. Senior travelers can explore ancient castles, taste traditional Irish whiskey, and take scenic walks along the coastal cliffs of Moher.


Australia offers a range of exciting and unique experiences for solo travelers. The country boasts a rich cultural heritage, diverse landscapes, and a laid-back lifestyle. Senior travelers can explore the country’s stunning beaches, rainforests, and outback while enjoying its vibrant cities like Sydney and Melbourne.


Japan is a unique and fascinating destination for senior solo travelers. The country offers a blend of ancient traditions, modern technology, and stunning natural beauty. Senior travelers can experience Japanese cuisine, visit historic temples, and explore vibrant cities like Tokyo and Kyoto.


Spain is a vibrant and lively destination for senior solo travelers. The country offers a rich culture, stunning architecture, and delicious cuisine. Senior female travelers can savor tapas, explore historic sites like the Alhambra Palace, or relax on the beaches of the Costa del Sol.

Senior female solo travelers have a variety of destinations to choose from. Besides the ones mentioned above, there are many other countries that offer natural beauty, cultural diversity, and opportunities for adventure and relaxation. Portugal, Italy, and Croatia are among those countries that provide safe and exciting experiences for those of you who want to explore the world. Joining a guided tour or taking a cruise is a great way to meet people and make friends while traveling.

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I would love to hear your thoughts. Have you travelled solo? What destinations have you visited? What was your experience like?

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New Zealand is very friendly and compact enough you can tour the country from side to side, from Alps to beaches in one day. So close to our huge neighbour Australia you could do both.


Yes definitely New Zealand. I have traveled there solo several times.


I did not like southern Italy as a woman of 39. The men were much too aggressive. And the north Italy was very enjoyable. I traveled through north India 35 years ago. At that time, the social structure was much tighter. If I ever did have a problem I knew that a family would take me under their wings, or even a bus driver himself. I’m 70 now and the whole world has changed. Even in America there are places that are not safe.


I would add Italy to the list. I traveled Italy just before the pandemic. I do not speak Italian. People were amazingly friendly and helpful! I found myself in a ‘bad’ part of town but didn’t realize it. An older couple approached me and gave me a ride to my destination. A bunch of migrant boys helped me find a taxi stand and waited with me while it showed up. The only rude person I encountered was an Asian woman in Rome who tried to bump me off the sidewalk.when she passed me. There was no one else on the street in a Chinese area I wandered into. She didn’t like tourists?

When you are with tour groups, nothing happens. I have traveled in Colombia(don’t wear expensive jewellry) Bali(be careful what you eat) Singapore(Great shopping). I am 73 and hoping to go to Ireland in the next year.

My advice when traveling alone, always be aware of your surroundings, be cautiously friendly and NEVER act afraid or worried. Be confident in yourself


Yes, I have traveled twice to Italy. It is very safe.


Glad Australia was on the list. Women are safe and welcome as solo travellers. Come on Down!


I am visiting Australia right now. I have been here many times and love it.


I believe that there is no need to travel out of the USA when traveling solo. I have traveled alone from Texas to Florida (St.Augustine), Colorado (Estes Park), South Carolina (Charleston), as well as to many National Parks. Never a problem, met many new friends. Spending my travel $$ in the US was easy and I feel contributes to our economy.

The Author

Sue Rudolph is the owner of Absolutely Amazing Travel. Since 1994, she has been helping travelers who want to experience a destination, not just see it. She creates itineraries to exotic locations where you will meet the locals, immerse yourself in the culture, and get up close to nature and wildlife. Find out more at Amazing Travel.

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