Looking to plot out your next solo travel adventure?
According to Booking.com, 84% of those who travel solo are women.
On top of that, 55% of Google searches for ‘solo travel’ can be attributed to women.
If you want to count yourself among the number of lone lady wanderlusters you’re in luck, because we’ve got a list of top-tier cities that are especially female-friendly.
Bag and luggage brand Kipling has created a ‘female travel index for Europe’, listing the top 20 cities great for women travelling alone.
The list takes into consideration things like the global gender [equality] gap, attractions, group activities, and, of course, female safety.
They started with cities that showed up in the Euromonitor 2019 top 100 cities by the number of tourists/airport(s) listed among the busiest.
They also based their rankings on factors like the Safety Index and Global Gender Gap, as well as what attractions, group activities, hostels, and transport costs there are in each city.
The top 20 cities for solo female travellers in Europe
Hamburg and Munch came in first and second place respectively, thus making Germany the top nation for ladies looking to go it alone.
Edinburgh, the UK’s only contribution to the list, came in third.
The second-best country in the rankings was Portugal, with three cities making the cut, including Faro (which came in fourth), the Northwest coastal city of Porto (12th) and the capital, Lisbon (18th).
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