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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.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

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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I have visited Thailand, very welcoming


I will be going to Thailand in October. My brother retired and moved there. He loves it.


Went to corfu alone was totally safe and 100% amazing! Good food friendly people and lovely beach. Am also in my 60s.


Good to Know. I have never been there


I can recommend Switzerland as I have been living here for a few years. It’s a very safe country with low crime. I never worry about being out on my own after dark and use public transport late at night. Switzerland has an excellent public transport system country wide.


I have not been to Switzerland. It is definitely a place I want to visit.

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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