30 Most Visited Countries in the World and their most visited places

Charles bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

21. Netherlands – 15.8 million visitors

The Netherlands has a lot of wonderful cities and towns that are perfect for tourists who are looking for some fun and excitement. The city of Rotterdam has some incredible architecture, and The Hague has numerous historic sites that you don’t want to miss.

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Maastricht is home to a couple of different universities, and it has a very lively atmosphere that will keep you on your toes.

Amsterdam, Netherlands, Most Visited Countries in the World

Amsterdam, Netherlands, Most Visited Countries in the World by MabelAmber / pixabay

Most visited places in the Netherlands

1. Amsterdam
2. Leiden
3. Delft
4. The Hague
5. Maastricht

Read more about the 25 Best Places to Visit in the Netherlands

Hotel Amstelzicht, Amsterdam

Hotel Amstelzicht, Amsterdam

22. Macao – 15.7 million visitors

The resort city of Macao in China offers some amazing tourist opportunities, including museums, art galleries, casinos, and some of the best food you have ever tasted.

The Venetian Macao is a great resort with pools and dining, making it perfect for tourists. There is also the Macau Science Center for those who want some educational fun while visiting this city.

Nam Van Lake, Macau, Most Visited Countries in the World

Nam Van Lake, Macau, Most Visited Countries in the World by Diego Delso / wikipedia.org

Most visited places in Macao

1. The Ruins of St. Paul’s
2. A-Ma Temple
3. Fortaleza do Monte
4. Macau Tower
5. Coloane Island

Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau (formerly Grand Lapa Macau)

Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau (formerly Grand Lapa Macau)

23. Hungary – 15.3 million visitors

Hungary is home to Budapest, which is where you will find River Danube as well as Castle Hill. There are truly incredible beaches and urban areas to explore throughout this country.

The lakeside resorts around Balaton lake alone are a great reason to come here on holiday. Eger Castle in the city of Eger is a wonderful historic site to visit if you happen to visit Hungary.

Hungarian Parliament, Budapest, Hungary, Most Visited Countries in the World

Hungarian Parliament, Budapest, Hungary, Most Visited Countries in the World by visualcreator / pixabay

Most visited places in the Hungary

1. Budapest
2. Lake Balaton
3. Eger
4. Sopron
5. Aggtelek National Park and Baradla Cave

Explore Cities, National Parks, Lakes, Caves, Mountains, Spas and more in our additional article about 30 Best Places to Visit in Hungary!

Allure Healthy Hotel & Spa, Eger, Budapest

Allure Healthy Hotel & Spa, Eger, Budapest

24. United Arab Emirates – 14.9 million visitors

United Arab Emirates have been among the famous holiday destinations for a long time already. They offer extremely hot weather, luxury at every turn, and hotels overcoming all your expectations.

The most famous city in the Emirates is certainly Dubai. Significant airport, business and tourist centre, but also the place of many vacationing holidays.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE, Most Visited Countries in the World

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE, Most Visited Countries in the World by JESHOOTS / pixabay

Most visited places in the United Arab Emirates

1. Burj Khalifa
2. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi
3. Hajar Mountains
4. Sharjah Arts Museum
5. Jebel Hafeet

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

25. India – 14.6 million visitors

The Republic of India is one of the largest and most populous countries in the world. It borders with Bangladesh, Burma, China, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan. It is located on the Indian subcontinent in southern Asia and its coasts are washed by the Indian Ocean, the Arabian and Bengal seas. About two-thirds of the area lies on the peninsula of India.

To the north, Himalayas and Karakoram mountain range form the natural border. The highest mountain in India is Kangchenjunga with a height of 8586 meters above sea level.

Meherangarh Fortress, India, Most Visited Countries in the World

Meherangarh Fortress, India, Most Visited Countries in the World by Tina_OO / pixabay

Most visited places in India

1. Meherangarh Fort
2. Taj Mahal
3. Khajuraho Temples
4. Amber (Amer) Fort and Palace in Jaipur
5. Agra Fort

Fort Barli, India

Fort Barli, India

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26 Responses

  1. Gaius says:

    Hi. Your label and image for Singapore’s Botanic Gardens are wrongly paired. The image is rightfully Gardens by the Bay and not Botanic Gardens. Botanic Gardens does not have Supertrees.

  2. Fascinating facts. Have you been to all these countries? I’d be interested in your personal view, especially of the UK which is where I am from. I do always wonder why certain places seem to be so much of an attraction – Stonehenge is fascinating, but you can’t get very close to the stones themselves and we have other sites where you can have a better user experience in my view (Avebury for example). What do you think?

  3. Hannah says:

    Wow, what an amazing list of incredible countries! I am happy to have been to 12 of them so far, with many others on the list! It’s great to see the top attractions in each country – it has given me so much food for thought for my bucket list! Istanbul and Dubrovnik are the top hitters for me.

  4. Linda says:

    Wow. What a list you have compiled. As I read through the post, it was great to see how many places we have visited but I realized how many places I still want to see. Germany, Turkey, Poland, Malaysia and the Ukraine are countries we have not even touched. But in many of the others, there are still so many other sites to visit. Thanks for putting a few new ones on my long list!

  5. Rosemary says:

    This is a great list and I’ve been to 15 of them with plans to visit at least 3 more next year. How many of these countries have you visited? Do you have a favorite or favorites? As an American. I’m curious how that number of visitors to the U.S. has changed in the last 2 years??

  6. John says:

    this is soooo wrong…where did you put Portugal?!?!?!

  7. What an absolutely fascinating post to read, of course we know these countries are popular but to see the hard visitor numbers, and broken down by sites, is very interesting. Of the top five, I need to explore more of Spain and China is near the top of my wishlist to visit.

  8. What a fun read. I have been to 22 of them, so just another 8 to go 🙂 It’s really interesting just how many people visit these countries. I can’t believe how many people visit Saudi, but I guess that has to do with pilgrims visiting Mecca. I wonder what those annual figures are?

  9. sherianne says:

    I am surprised Ibiza island beats out Barcelona for Spain’s Top 5 list. Also surprised Mexico is #8. It was fun to compare my tastes to the rest of the world, they are quite different!

    • Melissa says:

      Mexico is actually number 6 now according to the Tourism World Organization beating Germany and the Uk But don’t know why you are surprised.

  10. Claire says:

    I usually try to avoid mega popular places as I hate crowds but I’m really surprised France is the most popular country to visit! I guess it’s pretty big so doesn’t always seem that crowded unless you’re in Paris or on the south coast beaches in summer!!

  11. A few surprises here! I knew France got lots of visitors but didn’t think it would be number one. Spain is another surprise. I do agree that it’s the natural beauty of Austria, my home country, that attracts visitors here.

  12. milano says:

    for me Istanbul and Antalya are awesome that you should see it at least once

  13. Stanley says:

    Are these figures representing the real number of different visitors or the total number of visits that can be the same visitors ? How did Malaysia get its figures ? Malaysia benefited many tourists who stop by for transit on their way to Thailand but it still don’t deserve to be no. 12. Just check Malaysia’s number of hotel rooms from those hotel booking websites. I think they count in those Singaporeans who are the same people who crossed over for just day trips during the weekends as well as the number of foreign workers.

  14. Anish says:

    India is best

  15. jack says:

    thank you so much for making this page. now i can do my studies!!

  16. priser till maldiverna says:

    Italy and Maldives and has the most visited number of tourists as stated by the global tourism department and they will be continuing to rise in next years. The beauty of these two nations is preserved best and provide top accommodation and facilitation to their clients. Must see priser till maldiverna here.

  17. Francis says:

    Where is Portugal, literally the 17th most visited country in the world?

  18. As from my point of view the most visited place which everyone wants to visit is France because of its beauty and tall Eiffel tower which makes it most visiting places for tourists all over there are more places which you may consider as your second option for visiting in vacations.

  19. Jacinto says:

    Did you know Portugal existed? It should be the nr 20 or 19

  20. Kake says:

    Whole world are very beautiful place
    Enjoy our life

  21. FlightsDaddy says:

    Thanks for giving the best info who want to travel the world. This article is too useful to choose our best place to visit.

  22. Nepal is called the Amazon of Asia. The hidden treasure of its rich biodiversity. Don’t forget to include Nepal this small country every year millions of travelers visit around the world.

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