It might come as a surprise to some that France is the world’s biggest tourist destination in the world! Receiving nearly 20 Million more visitors annually than the runner up, USA. Doubly impressive when you consider that the US is over fifteen times the size of France.

Here’s a map of the world detailing how many visitors each of these 165 countries gets each year.

France’s high-density of tourist attractions, museums, monuments, historical sites and rich culture make it the world’s most popular tourist destination.

The five least visited countries (that we have data for) are; The Solomon Islands (23,000), Moldova (11,000), Kiribati (5,300), Marshall Islands (5,000), Tuvalu (1,200).

You can also see the top 50 in the table below.

RankCountryAnnual Visitors
1France81,400,000
2United States62,700,000
3China57,600,000
4Spain56,700,000
5Italy46,100,000
6Turkey34,000,000
7United Kingdom29,300,000
8Germany28,400,000
9Russian Federation24,900,000
10Malaysia24,700,000
11Mexico23,400,000
12Austria23,000,000
13Hong Kong SAR, China22,300,000
14Ukraine21,400,000
15Thailand19,200,000
16Saudi Arabia17,500,000
17Greece16,400,000
18Canada16,000,000
19Poland13,400,000
20Macao SAR, China12,900,000
21Netherlands11,300,000
22Singapore10,400,000
23Hungary10,300,000
24Croatia9,900,000
25Korea, Rep.9,800,000
26Egypt, Arab Rep.9,500,000
27Morocco9,300,000
28Czech Republic8,800,000
29Switzerland8,500,000
30South Africa8,300,000
31Indonesia7,700,000
32Ireland7,600,000
33Romania7,600,000
34Belgium7,500,000
35Denmark7,400,000
36Portugal7,300,000
37Bahrain6,700,000
38Bulgaria6,300,000
39India6,300,000
40Japan6,200,000
41Vietnam6,000,000
42Australia5,900,000
43Argentina5,700,000
44Brazil5,400,000
45Sweden5,000,000
46Norway5,000,000
47Tunisia4,800,000
48Dominican Republic4,300,000
49Finland4,200,000
50Jordan4,000,000