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

Charles bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

26. Croatia – 13.8 million visitors

Croatia is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for beautiful scenery. The terraced lakes that are linked by waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park are truly something spectacular to behold.

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Dubrovnik is another place you might want to stop by, especially if you love art and history. The historic sites that are scattered throughout this country make it a truly special place to visit.

My favourite place is Krk island with the small historical town of Baška, and, of course, Plitvice lakes, but you’ll find a lot of other great places here, including some of the most beautiful beaches in the world!

Plitvice National Park, Croatia, Most Visited Countries in the World

Plitvice National Park, Croatia, Most Visited Countries in the World by equinoxe / pixabay

Most visited places in Croatia

1. Dubrovnik
2. Hvar
3. Plitvice National Park
4. Split
5. Rovinj

Read about 30 Beautiful Places you must visit in Croatia here.

Plage Cachée - Glamping, Croatia

Plage Cachée – Glamping, Croatia

27. Ukraine – 13.3 million visitors

Kyiv is a great place to visit when going to Ukraine, as it has a number of memorials and historic landmarks that are educational and fascinating.

Odessa has a lot of really nice beaches and fascinating attractions for those who come here. The city of Lviv is home to a hilltop castle and other things that are perfect for tourists to see.

Nesamovyte Lake, Eastern Carpathians, Ukraine, Most Visited Countries in the World

Nesamovyte Lake, Eastern Carpathians, Ukraine, Most Visited Countries in the World by Mykola Swarnyk / wikipedia

Most visited places in Ukraine

1. Carpathian Mountains
2. Kyiv
3. Lviv
4. Odessa
5. Chernihiv

28. Singapore – 12.9 million visitors

Singapore has lots of big shopping centres, parks, historic sites, and just about anything else you could ask for while on vacation. The Check Jawa Wetlands and Da Bo Gong Temple in Pulau Ubin are two major attractions in this country.

Jurong East has lots of great shopping, a zoo, ice skating, and other family-friendly attractions that you don’t want to miss. Pulau Ujong is home to numerous temples and shopping as well.

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, Most Visited Countries in the World

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, Most Visited Countries in the World by cegoh / pixabay

Most visited places in Singapore

1. Marina Bay Sands
2. Singapore Flyer
3. Gardens by the Bay
4. Botanic Gardens
5. Chinatown

PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore

PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore

29. Indonesia – 12.0 million visitors

Indonesia is a vast country made up of a varied mosaic of 18,000+ islands and islets, thousands of languages and dialects, hundreds of nations, populated lowlands, and deserted forests.

Every island is completely different. Going through the sea channel between the islands is like going to another world. All of this makes Indonesia extremely interesting for tourists. Indonesia has over 261 million inhabitants, meaning Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world. Since Indonesia is home to 139 volcanoes it is the third most volcanic country in the world. Most of all you can climb on them!

Ubud, Indonesia, Most Visited Countries in the World

Ubud, Indonesia, Most Visited Countries in the World by Mariamichelle / pixabay

Most visited places in Indonesia

1. Ubud
2. Borobudur
3. Komodo National Park
4. Gili Islands
5. Mount Bromo

Natya Resort Ubud, Indonesia

Natya Resort Ubud, Indonesia

30. Czech Republic – 11.9 million visitors

The Czech Republic is the place to satisfy even the most demanding traveller. Unique historic cities, excellent gastronomy, magical nature and all this is accompanied by the famous Czech hospitality.

The history is visible on every corner here, in the form of magnificent castles or manor houses, museums or the streets of beautiful historical towns. Who wouldn’t know the Czech Capital Prague or famous Český Krumlov town? Furthermore, their Pilsner Urquell beer is considered (not only by me) to be one of the best in the world! So this is also one of the reasons why you should visit Czechia as well.

Charles bridge, Prague, Czech Republic, Most Visited Countries in the World

Charles bridge, Prague, Czech Republic, Most Visited Countries in the World by Julius

Most visited places in the Czech Republic

1. Prague with its castle, Old Town Square and amazing ZOO
2. Český Krumlov
3. Hluboká nad Vltavou Castle
4. Castle Karlstejn
5. Telč

For more great places to visit in the Czech Republic read this article: Best places to visit in the Czech Republic! I was happy enough to live for 8 years in Prague, and I can only recommend visiting it! Read here about more great places to visit in Prague!

Grand Hotel Praha, Prague, Czechia

Grand Hotel Praha, Prague, Czechia

So these were the most visited countries in the world and their most popular tourist attractions! Tips include cities, gardens, castles and more. How many of them have you already visited and what are your plans for the next trips? Let us know below in the comment.

These countries attract millions of tourists each year for various reasons.

France entices visitors with its romantic ambiance, iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, world-class art and cuisine, and charming cities like Paris and Nice.

Spain’s allure lies in its stunning beaches, rich history, lively festivals, and vibrant culture, drawing travelers to cities like Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville.

The United States offers diverse landscapes, from the bustling city life of New York to the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon and the vibrant entertainment of Las Vegas.

China fascinates tourists with its ancient heritage, the Great Wall, the Terracotta Army, and modern metropolises like Shanghai and Beijing.

Italy, known for its historical sites like the Colosseum and the Vatican, delectable cuisine, picturesque towns like Venice and Florence, and stunning coastlines, is a dream destination for travelers seeking art, culture, and romance.

Overall, these countries stand as popular tourist destinations due to their unique attractions, cultural offerings, and diverse experiences that cater to a wide range of interests and preferences.

Julius Szabo

Since 2010 I have created a lot of travel-inspiring websites, have written countless travel articles and made a hundred thousand pictures and videos. Govisity.com is the newest one, my other way to conquer the world! :)

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34 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.

  23. Camila says:

    This is so wrong…where did you put Portugal?!?!?!

  24. Abhi says:

    It is fascinating to know that there are so much to explore in this world. I still have a lot in my bucket list just trying to take some inspiration from you Julius.

  25. Al-Ajr says:

    amazing information about world travel destinations to visit. Thank you for your contribution


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  26. Ahmed says:

    India is medium the most visited is china

  27. touristify says:

    I read it all in one breath. It is a wonderful travel and culture article.

  28. Nepal is a land of contrasts, from the bustling streets of Kathmandu to the serene beauty of the Annapurna range. It’s a place where adventure meets spirituality, where traditions thrive amidst modernity, and where every corner offers something new to discover.

  29. Alphabet says:

    France is the best tourist destination in the world which i have ever travelled.

  30. SNK Creation says:

    It’s really informative. They are really nice article shared! Thanks a lot for taking the time to share with us.

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