Top 10 most visited countries in the world

France is the most visited country in the world. Close to 80 million foreign tourists visited France in the year 2022. The following are the top 10 most visited countries in the world. Let’s read.


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Top 10 most visited countries in the world

10. Austria

A town near a lake in Austria
Hallstatt, Austria

Located in the lap of majestic Alps mountain range, Austria hosted around 26 million international tourists in 2022. Austria is known for its culture, food, its castles and palaces, and of course for its natural beauty.

ContinentInternational tourist arrivals (2022)Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Europearound 26 million12

9. Greece

Parthenon, Greece
Parthenon, Greece

With nearly 28 million international tourist arrivals, Greece enter the top 10 list and takes the 9th spot. Greece is known for its beaches, weather, ancient ruins, and its culture.

ContinentInternational tourist arrivals (2022)Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Europearound 28 million19

8. Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle

You always expect Germany to be in the top 10 most visited countries in the world. In 2022, Germany hosted around 28.5 million tourists from around the world. To help tourism, there are 52 UNESCO world heritage sites in Germany.

ContinentInternational tourist arrivals (2022)Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Europearound 28.5 million52

7. The United Kingdom

London, UK

The United Kingdom as a whole is the seventh most visited destination in the world. London, the capital of England, and Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland are the topmost visited destination in the UK. The majority of tourists in the UK come from either USA or other european countries.


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ContinentInternational tourist arrivals (2022)Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Europearound 30 million33

6. Mexico

A Maya pyramid in Mexico

Mexico constantly ranks in the top 10 most visited countries. From beautiful beaches to interesting archaeological sites, Mexico provides tourists with so many flavors. Around 38 million people enjoyed Mexico in the year 2022.

ContinentInternational tourist arrivals (2022)Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
North Americaaround 38 million35

5. Italy

Italy, the fifth most visited country in the world
Venice, Italy

Italy is a destination for all types of travelers. Whether you are a fan of art, architecture, or nature, Italy will not disappoint you. Around 50 million people visited Italy in 2022 making it the fifth most visited country in the world.

ContinentInternational tourist arrivals (2022)Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Europearound 50 million59

4. Türkiye (Turkey)

A beach in Turkey
A beach in Turkey

This transcontinental country hosted around 50.5 million tourists in 2022. Türkiye (Turkey) is mostly famous for its beaches and historical sites. Some famous destinations are Istanbul, Antalya, Fethiye, etc.


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ContinentInternational tourist arrivals (2022)Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Asia and Europearound 50.5 million21

3. USA

USA sits at number 3 spot in the top 10 most visited countries in the world
New York City

Along with being the third largest country by area and the world’s largest economy, the USA is the third most visited country in the world. Around 51 million international tourists visited the USA in 2022. The most visited cities in America are New York, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

ContinentInternational tourist arrivals (2022)Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
North Americaaround 51 million25

2. Spain

A view of Barcelona, Spain
Barcelone, Spain

Tourism contributes a lot to Spain’s economy. It is the second most visited country in the world with around 72 million international tourist arrivals in the year 2022. Most international tourists in Spain come from the UK, Germany, and France. Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville are the most popular cities where tourists travel to in Spain.


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ContinentInternational tourist arrivals (2022)Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Europearound 72 million50

1. France

A picture of Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

France has been the most visited country in the world for decades now. Around 79 million tourists visited France in the year 2022. Some top-rated destinations in France are- the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Palace of Versailles, the French Alps, etc.

ContinentInternational tourist arrivals (2022)Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Europearound 79 million52

Top 10 most visited countries in the world

RankingCountryInternational Tourist Arrivals (million) (2022)Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
1Francearound 7952
2Spainaround 7250
3USAaround 5125
4Türkiye (Turkey)around 50.521
5Italyaround 5059
6Mexicoaround 3835
7United Kingdomaround 3033
8Germanyaround 28.552
9Greecearound 2819
10Austriaaround 2612

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