After having presented the most visited monuments in the world as well as the most touristic cities in the world, we are now going to discover the most touristic countries in the world.
No surprise for this number 1 of the most touristic countries in the world, France. With its 38 UNESCO World Heritage sites (in 2013), France welcomes nearly 89 million tourists every year. Renowned for its gastronomy, its monuments known throughout the world, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris or even Mont-Saint-Michel, France has therefore kept the top of this ranking over the years, not surprising when we know that France is perhaps the most beautiful country in the world. If you are looking for weekend ideas in France, do not hesitate to read our dedicated article.
Spain welcomes more than 82 million tourists every year. Mainly come to discover its flagship city, Barcelona and its many monuments. Spain has 44 UNESCO World Heritage sites and is one of the 5 countries with the most classified sites. Some regions are doing well, such as Andalusia with its sublime cities of Cordoba, Granada and, of course, the unmissable Seville and its Alcazar.
3 – United States
Number 3 in our ranking, the United States of America. Attracting nearly 79 million tourists, the United States has 21 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Mainly appreciated by tourists there are many natural parks such as Yellowstone, Monument Valley. Its cities have, of course, an important role in the attraction of the country. New York remains one of the most touristic cities in the world. Year after year the city continues to attract more and more visitors.
Like Spain, China is one of the countries with the most UNESCO World Heritage sites. China has a total of 45. China has one of the most visited monuments in the world: the Great Wall of China, which is also part of the new wonders of the world.
5 – Italy
Italy is the number 1 country for UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This country has 49 classified sites. In particular due to its past during Roman antiquity, Italy has a rich history in monuments and ancient places. This is the case of its largest island: Sicily, which attracts many tourists every year who come to discover its wonders such as its famous Aeolian Islands. Its main cities such as Rome, Venice, Florence and Milan also attract a large number of tourists. Italian gastronomy is also one of the country’s attractions.
6 – Turkey
With 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Turkey ranks 6th in our ranking of the most visited countries in the world and welcomes more than 45 million tourists each year. With these seaside resorts and its flagship city, Istanbul, Turkey is a fashionable destination.
7 – Mexico
7th in our ranking, Mexico takes 3 places in this top 10. Mexico which, with 42 UNESCO World Heritage sites, brings together nearly 41 million tourists. Steeped in history, in particular, thanks to the many sites built by the Mayas such as the pre-Hispanic city of Chichen-Itza appearing on the list of the 7 new wonders of the world, Mexico is therefore one of the most touristic countries in the world.
8 – Germany
Just like France, Germany has 38 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Germany is therefore a very touristic country with more than 38 million tourists attracted, in particular, by its many cathedrals, such as that of Cologne or Aix-La-Chapelle. Berlin is also one of the most touristic cities in this country.
9 – Thailand
Thailand appears in this top 10 of the most touristic countries in the world with 38 million tourists. Its capital, Bangkok, finds its place among the most touristic cities in the world. Thailand attracts for its capital but also for its culture as in its cities of the North, in Chiang Mai or for its beaches, in the south of the country.
10 – United Kingdom
The United Kingdom loses 3 places in our ranking of the most touristic countries in the world. With 38 million tourists, the United Kingdom remains very popular in the world with 28 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. London has a lot to do with the interest that travelers have for the country.