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Copenhagen, is a safe destination for women solo travellers

Unfortunately, it can be dangerous for women to travel alone nowadays. However, while there may be many global destinations that are unsafe, there are also still several places for women to venture for a fun, exciting and safe holiday. Many of these places are the largest cities or the capital cities, because they offer plenty to do while being secure for solo travellers. These destinations have consistently been marked as safe locations for women travellers because of their friendly environments, helpful police and security officers, and large populations.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and is the largest city in the country. This beautiful city is full of incredible architecture and renowned shopping. Be sure to stop by the goddess Gefjun fountain, which represents the mythological story of how Denmark was created. This city has plenty of friendly people, and the locals are known to be respectful and considerate towards women. This colourful city is a magical and safe place for womeon solo travellers to visit.

Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada, located in Ontario and on the border of Quebec. This multicutural city has locals speaking both French and English interchangeably and who are more than happy to help guests during their travels. Stop by the ByWard Market—one of the oldest in Canada and pulls over 50000 visitors every weekend. Shop for local produce and artisan breads and cheeses, along with handmade decorations, trinkets, and jewelery for a cultural experience that can be safely enjoyed by women.

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, is known as the ‘city of sails’ because of the endless amount of yachts in its harbour. If you are on the hunt for a sunny destination close to home, then make sure you check out the beautiful, sandy beaches that line the coast. Enjoy easy travelling to this domestic location, then lay back, get some sun, and appreciate the view of the ships sailing by. Afterwards, relax in the thermal springs at the Waiera Thermal Resort, for the ultimate, peaceful holiday that is ideal for women travelling alone.

Helsinki, Finland

Similarly, Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland. Helsinki is home to amazing architecutre, with numerous Art Nouveau-style buildings that are definitely a must see. In 2012, the city was chosen as the World Design Capital, and this prestigious award was well-deserved. Between the exquisite buildings, valuable art galleries, storybook villages, scenic landscapes, Helsinki is truly a designer city. Safely experience the colour of Helsinki during a solo holiday thanks to welcoming locals, responsive police forces and busy streets.

Hilo, Hawaii

There are several secure cities in the United States for women to travel, however, Hawaiian holidays cannot be beat. Hilo is on the island of Hawaii, also known as the ‘Big Island’. While it is the largest settlement on the island, the large amount of inhabitants is masked by its peaceful and serene atmsphere. Check out the natural scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, where a beautiful 122 m high waterfall amazes all visitors. Hilo is an ideal destination for a quiet and adventurous holiday, while still being a safe travel destination for women.

Perth, Australia

The beaches in Australia are unlike any others in the world, making Perth a wonderful destination for a sand and sun filled holiday. Perth is the capital of Western Australia, and is a very populous location. Make sure you visit Kings Park, the largest inner city park in the world. Any holiday to Perth is perfect for women travellers out on their own because there is something to do here for any type of explorer, and the large number of locals who reside here makes this area secure and welcoming.

Marseille, France

While anywhere in France would make for an amazing holiday, Marseille would prove to be an incredibly unique trip. This second largest city in France is full of history, culture and heritage. The city lies on the Mediterranean coast and thus has a variety of prime beaches and delicious seafood cuisine. Whether you choose to lay out in the sun or take a boat ride to the nearby islands, Marseille is a beautiful destination for solo travellers.

While these cities are some of the most beautiful and populous, offer plenty to do, and are considered some of the safest destinations around the world for women to travel, one can never be too safe. Purchase international travel insurance in order to have the peace of mind that you can explore these beautiful locations with protection.

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