There are many travelers who are daring to the adventure of traveling through the different nations of each continent. Either because we want to get to know new cultures, broaden our perspective of the world, or simply because we want a change in our lifestyle.
However, the thought of getting on a plane and going to explore the streets of another unknown country is usually a bit scary, whether we go as a couple, with the family, or alone; even more if it is the first time you travel.
For this reason we have prepared the following list of the best countries to travel to, either for the first time or if you want to keep marking your passport, along with useful information on what to do in their towns or major cities.
With the recommendations that we share in each one, you will have more security when choosing your next destination. In addition, some of these countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia are the perfect first step to better understanding the world.
So start exploring the best of each one because you will find monuments, landscapes, and recommendations before going to the most beautiful countries to travel on the planet:
Argentina is one of the South American countries located in the Southern Cone of South America, with the city of Buenos Aires as its capital. The country of the Argentines is identified as one of the most visited tourist destinations in Latin America due to the diversity of landscapes by the sea, in the mountains, in valleys or deserts, with impressive glaciers, vineyards, multicolored mountains and also the highest mountains in America, with the famous End of the World and with the Iguazú Falls considered one of the seven wonders of the world along with the Garganta del Diablo.
A good date to travel to Argentina for Tradition Day in Argentina is November 10, Carnival in the middle of February, and the Harvest Festival in March.
When you start touring The most beautiful towns in Argentina to visit we recommend you visit some important places such as the Plaza de Mayo, the Obelisk, the Recoleta Cemetery, the Colón Theater, La Bombonera, the Grand Splendid Athenaeum, the Galileo Galilei Planetarium and the Japanese Garden in Buenos Aires, the Cueva de las Manos, the Temaikèn Biopark, the colonial houses and the Train to the Clouds in Salta, the Plaza Independencia in Mendoza, the Cerro Catedral in the city of Bariloche, the Paseo del Buen Pastor and the Sarmiento Park in Cordoba City.
Bolivia is a country that belongs to South America, it is located in the central zone of South America and its capital is the city of La Paz.
Bolivia is recognized for being one of the most visited tourist destinations in South America due to its diverse culture with 36 indigenous ethnic groups, geographic regions such as the natural wealth of the Amazon basin, its tropical forests with immense waterfalls, its amazing national parks, its rich history and delicious gastronomy.
Also something that characterizes Bolivians is celebrating traditions such as the Oruro Carnival considered by Unesco's Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in February, the Tinkus Festival to honor Pachamama, the Day of the Dead in Bolivia in November, and the Fiesta de San Juan where bonfires were lit to purify the sun and give it strength.
As for essential places to visit in The most beautiful towns in Bolivia to visit, we recommend the Imperial Villa in Potosí, the Witches' Market, the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the Killi Killi Viewpoint, El Arenal Park, Sagarnaga, the Cerro El Calvario, the Pura Pura Ecological Park, Avenida 6 de Agosto, Isla del Sol, the Murillo Metropolitan Square and the Death Route, which is the only entrance and exit to the Amazon.
Brazil is a country that stretches from the north of South America in the Amazon Basin to the vineyards and the huge Iguazu Falls in the south and has Brasilia as its capital.
Being in South America, Brazil is special for being one of the most visited Latin American tourist destinations in the world due to its music, its dances, its soccer, its biodiversity, and its variety of landscapes that go from the Amazon jungle to wetlands like those of Pantanal, beaches considered one of the most beautiful in the world and dazzling waterfalls.
A good season to travel to the most beautiful towns in Brazil to visit is to celebrate its festivities full of joy such as the Brazilian Carnival in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro between February and March, the Cachaça Festival, the Iemanjá Festival in February, the Junina Party in June and the typical Brazilian festival Bumba Meu Boi during June and July.
When you start to visit emblematic Brazilian places, we recommend visiting the Sugar Loaf, Petrópolis, Copacabana, the historic center of Olinda, the Pelourinho in Salvador de Bahia, Avenida Paulista in São Paulo, the Municipal Market of São Paulo, the Metropolitan Cathedral of São Paulo, Ibirapuera Park, the Jaraguà neighborhood in Maceió, the colonial center of Parati, the town of Gramado and the town of Ouro Preto.
The state of Chile is located on the South American continent, in the southwestern part of South America, with Santiago de Chile as its capital. It is a country known for being one of the most visited tourist destinations in South America due to the modernity of its great metropolis Santiago, its tradition in wines and adventure, and astronomical and winter tourism that can be done throughout the country.
It is also highly visited thanks to its climate diversity and landscapes such as the driest desert in the world, ancient glaciers, the snow-capped peaks of the Andes with immense forests, and the Chilean Coastal Range with lakes and imposing volcanoes. Chileans are kind people and faithful to their customs, which you will meet when you visit The most beautiful towns in Chile to visit.
A good time to travel to Chile is to celebrate the National Holidays on September 18 that commemorate the beginning of the process of Independence, the Festivities of San Pedro and San Pablo on June 29, the Carnival of the Sun at the end of January, the Tapati Festival in February and the Viña del Mar Festival, in the Valparaíso Region, considered one of the most important music celebrations in Latin America.
Do not forget to visit some iconic sites such as the La Moneda Palace, the Santa Lucía Hill, the Plaza de Armas, the Bicentennial Park, the Gran Torre Santiago, the Quinta Normal Park, the Baburizza Palace, the Viña National Botanical Garden del Mar, Baquedano Street, the Elqui Valley Observatories, the Isla Grande de Chiloé and the Port of Valparaíso.
Colombia is one of the countries of South America and is located in the northwestern corner of South America.
The capital is Bogotá and some typical Colombian celebrations are the Barranquilla Carnival in February, the Flower Fair in Medellín during the first 10 days of August, the Black and White Carnival in January, the Festival of Vallenato legend in April, and the Cali Fair from December 25 to 30.
Colombia is special for being one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world due to its variety of natural landscapes, being the second most biodiverse country in the world, its charming towns, its exuberant sunsets, its colonial historic centers, and indigenous people, to its gastronomy and to the abundant natural wealth that goes from its paradisiacal beaches both in the Pacific Ocean and in the Caribbean Sea to its highest mountains in the snow-capped mountains.
Also for historical and emblematic places of some of the most beautiful towns in Colombia to visit, such as the walled city of Cartagena, Plaza Botero, the Castle of San Felipe de Barajas, commune 13 in Medellín, Plaza de Santo Domingo, Parque de 93, Pueblito Paisa, Plaza de Bolívar, Parque Arví, the Gran Malecón del Río, the Sanctuary of Las Lajas, the salt mines of Nemocón and Puerto Nariño in the Amazon.
Costa Rica is a Central American country located in the middle of the continent and its capital is the city of San José.
Costa Rica is special for being one of the most visited tourist destinations in Central America due to the diversity of beautiful tropical beaches, exciting landscapes for adventure tourism, walks through the wonders of nature with protected areas, and wildlife observation.
A good date to travel and visit the most beautiful towns in Costa Rica is for Costa Rican celebrations such as the Romería that is part of the Costa Rican traditions, also for the Day of the Masquerade where typical dances such as the Guanacastecan and the tambito cannot be missed.< /p>
Lastly, we recommend visiting the Ruins of Ujarrás, Puntarenas, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, Sky Adventures Monteverde Park, and Puerto Viejo.
El Salvador is one of the Central American countries located in the northeast of Central America and with the city of San Salvador as its capital.
The country of Salvadorans is identified as one of the most visited tourist destinations in Central America due to its more than 300 km of Pacific Ocean coastline, its paradisiacal beaches, its national nature reserves, its majestic volcanoes, its colonial towns pre-Columbian and its archaeological heritage.
Something very peculiar to El Salvador is that the distances are short; It is said that you can have breakfast on the beach, lunch in the city, and dinner in the mountains, all on the same day.
A good time to travel to this beautiful country is to celebrate its patron saint festivities and the Fiestas Agostinas in August, Independence Day in September, and Holy Week in April.
We also recommend you visit the most beautiful towns in El Salvador to see some important places such as the Divino Salvador del Mundo Roundabout, the Plan de la Laguna Botanical Garden, the El Rosario Church, the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Salvador, the National Theater of San Salvador, Plaza Morazán and the National Handicraft Market.
The Republic of France is located on the continent of Europe, more precisely in Western Europe, and has the city of Paris as its capital. It is a country known for being one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world due to the diversity of landscapes, its wine production, its gastronomic wealth, and its variety of points of interest such as the more than 40,000 medieval castles.
In France you can also see Romanesque bridges or architectural monuments that can be found in cities and French villages; although there are too many, they are very different from each other and it is not the same to visit one or the other.
The French are friendly people and faithful to their customs, so a good time to travel to the French Republic is to celebrate the Christian holidays of Christmas and Easter, the Bastille Day on July 14 takes place and dance cancan on Parisian nights with a cabaret-like atmosphere.
In this beautiful European country you should not forget to visit some iconic sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the gardens and palaces in Versailles, Disneyland, the Chantilly Palace, the Pierrefonds Castle, the Futuroscope theme park, the 50-hectare Puy du Fou forest, the Roman amphitheater of Nimes, the Mont Saint-Michel abbey, the Millau Viaduct and the magical regions of Normandy.
Guatemala is one of the Central American countries and is located in the extreme northwest of the continent.
The capital is Guatemala City and some typical Guatemalan celebrations are the Santiago de Barriletes festival on November 1, the Dance of the Moors which is celebrated on different dates and patron saint festivals in each municipality, and other festivals traditionally full of color, beautiful designs and joy.
Guatemala is special for being one of the most visited tourist destinations in Central America due to its natural reserves of great beauty, the treasures bequeathed by the Mayan civilization, beautiful colonial monuments, and its dream beaches in the Caribbean and the Pacific.
Also for historical and emblematic places of some beautiful Guatemalan towns, such as the Tikal National Park, Antigua Guatemala, the San Felipe de Lara Castle, the National Palace of Culture, the San José Cathedral, the Santa Catalina Arch, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago de Guatemala, the Quiriguá Ruins Archaeological Park, the La Unión Tank, the Central Market of Guatemala and Chichicastenango.
Mexico is one of the North American countries located north of Latin America and with the city of Mexico City (CDMX) as its capital. The country of the Mexicans is identified as one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world due to the fascinating "Mundo Maya", which includes a lot of history, intact wonders, and current traditions.
In addition, Mexico is a country with abundant natural landscapes, spicy cuisine, archaeological sites, beautiful paradisiacal beaches, and very friendly people with a strong sense of belonging to their roots.
A good time to travel to Mexico is to celebrate Three Kings Day on January 6, the Anniversary of the Independence of Mexico on September 15 and 16, the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe in December, and the Day of the Dead on November 1 and 2.
When you start traveling around the most beautiful towns in Mexico we recommend you to visit some important places such as the yellow city Izamal, the Blue House of Frida Kahlo, the Basilica of Santa Maria de Guadalupe, the Mercado Benito Juárez market, the Balancán Church, the Palace of Fine Arts, Plaza de la Constitución, Xcaret Park, Xel-Há Park, Xplor Park, Chapultepec Forest and the historic center with the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City and the Postal Palace.
Morocco is a country in Africa located in the far northwest of Africa and its capital is the city of Rabat.
Morocco is special for being one of the most visited countries on the continent with more than 20 million visitors per year. It's all because of its nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, numerous palaces with impressive Islamic architecture, bustling bazaars, shifting sand dunes, and tourist destinations like Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez, and Tangier.< /p>
A good time to travel and visit some beautiful towns in Morocco is for Moroccan celebrations such as enjoying the music of the gnaoua that tells the story of sub-Saharan African slaves and celebrating festivals such as the famous Tan-Tan festival, the festival of the Gnaoua in Essaouira, the Moussem of the Roses in Kalâat M'gouna and the Cherry Festival in Sefrou.
Finally, we recommend visiting the white city of Asilah, the blue city of Chefchaouen, the Medina of Tetouan, the popular Majorelle Garden, the Qasba of the Udayas, the Saadian Tombs, the historic city of Meknes, the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, the Hassan Tower, the Chella Necropolis, the Borj al Kamra tower and the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddu.
Nepal is a country that belongs to Asia. It is located in the south of the continent, between India and Tibet, located in the majestic Himalayas, and has the city of Kathmandu as its capital.
Nepal is recognized for being one of the tourist destinations in Asia with more mountains and hills than any other country, which is why it is ideal for people seeking trekking adventures such as mountaineers and climbers. Eight of the ten highest mountains on Earth are located in Nepal and the Himalayan region contains the highest point on Earth which is Mount Everest. Nepal is also famous for its large number of Buddhist and Hindu temples and palaces.
Also something that characterizes the Nepalese is dancing their Nepalese folk dances like the Maruni Naach and celebrating the Teej Festival, Rishi Panchami Festival, Ganesh Chaturthi Festival, and many more since it could be said that every day is a day of celebration for one or another community in Nepal.
As for essential places to visit in the most beautiful cities in Nepal to visit, we recommend Durbar Square in Kathmandu, the historic center of Bhaktapur with a medieval air, the Thamel neighborhood, the architectural heritage in Patan, Buddha Stupa, the Pashupatinath temple which is the main Hindu temple of Nepal, Dakshinkali temple, Swayambhunath, Adinath Temple and Dhulikhel trade route.
Norway is a country located in Northern Europe and has Oslo as its capital.
Being in Europe, Norway is special for being one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world due to the numerous coastal fjords and the diversity of landscapes such as valleys of glacial origin, mountains, and weather phenomena such as the northern lights among many. Today Norway is one of the richest countries in the world and for many travelers, Oslo is considered the most expensive city in Europe.
A good season to travel to see the most beautiful villages in Norway is for celebrations like The Bergen Festival in June, The Bollywood Festival in December, or The Frozen Waterfall Festival in February.
When you start to visit Norwegian emblematic places, we recommend you to visit the modern and vibrant neighborhoods in Oslo, the village of Flåm and its train, the Lyngenfjord area in Tromsø, Bryggen which is the old wooden neighborhood of Bergen, and finally take a dog sled ride in Kirkenes.
Spain is a country that belongs to Europe, it is located in the southwest of the European continent and the north of Africa on the Iberian Peninsula. The monarch country's capital is the city of Madrid.
Spain is recognized for being one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe and the world due to the legacy of ancient civilizations, its abundant artistic heritage within the country, its landscape diversity, its beaches, its pleasant climate, and its delicious gastronomy.
Something that characterizes the Spanish is celebrating traditions such as the Sanfermines in Pamplona with the festival in honor of San Fermín from July 6 to 14, the Fallas in Valencia in March, the April Fair in Seville and the Carnival in February
As for the essential places to visit in the most beautiful towns in Spain to visit, we recommend the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, the Royal Palace of Madrid, the old walled city in Toledo, La Boquería Market, the squares of the Gothic Quarter and El Raval, the Casa Batlló in Barcelona, the Mercado de la Ribera, the Plaza España in Seville, the Puerta del Sol square, the banks of the Nervión estuary, the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, the Alhambra in Granada and the Real Alcázar in Seville
Sweden is one of the European countries that is located in Northern Europe on the Scandinavian peninsula and has Stockholm as its capital
Some of the Swedish celebrations include Christmas, as it is one of the oldest and most fervent traditions, as well as traditional festivals such as the Midsommar celebration, the Snow Festival in Kiruna in January, Walpurgis Night in April and also the Gothenburg Film Festival.
Sweden is special because it is the fifth largest country on the continent and is one of the coldest countries in Europe; where its northern lights, amazing natural landscapes with abundant forests and lakes, the quality of the water, the purity of its air, its fishing villages and its Viking history are famous.
There are also historic and iconic places to visit in some old towns of Sweden such as Gamla Stan, Stockholm Royal Palace, Liseberg amusement park, Universeum science center, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Malmö Castle, the Gotä Canal, Fyrishov in Uppsala and the Globe Arena in Stockholm.
Turkey is a country in Europe and Asia that is located as the western end of the country is in eastern Europe and the rest of the territory in western Asia, on the Anatolian plate and its capital is the city of Ankara
Turkey is special for being one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world because it is a transcontinental country, highly populated, with great monuments, idyllic beaches, archaeological sites of the ancient Greek and Roman empires, with tourist centers with a lively nightlife and incredible cities like Istanbul "the city of a thousand mosques".
A good time to travel and visit the beautiful cities of Türkiye is for Turkish celebrations such as the Christian New Year on January 1, the Mevlana Commemoration Ceremony in Konya, the Camel Wrestling Festival in Selcuk, The Festival of Canakkale Troy, the Istanbul Art and Culture Festival and the Saint Nicholas Festival at the beginning of December since Saint Nicholas, also known as Santa Claus, was born and raised in a region of Turkey.
Finally, we recommend visiting the Hagia Sophia Mosque, the Suleiman Mosque and the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, the Topkapi Palace, the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Basilica Cistern, the Galata Tower, the Lycian Route, the Sumela Monastery, the Great Mosque of Divriği and finally Troya, an archaeological site declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
The United States is a country that occupies the central zone of North America and has Washington DC as its capital.
Being in North America, the United States is special for being one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world due to its great metropolises with imposing monuments and neoclassical buildings, its amusement parks, its extraordinary national parks, and its incredible wonders with overflowing nature such as thundering waterfalls, peaked mountains, deep valleys, glaciers, colorful gorges, and beautiful long beaches.
A good time to travel to the country and visit some American pretty towns is to celebrate Independence Day every July 4th on the day they proclaimed their freedom from the British Empire, Halloween on October 31, Easter on the end of Easter, Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November where, Christmas on December 25 with a light show and incredible decorations, Martin Luther King Day on January 15 and New Year's Eve in Times Square.
When you start visiting American landmarks, we recommend visiting the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, Gateway Arch, Hollywood Sign, Central Park, Monument Valley, Salvation Mountain, Route 66, Millennium Park, the Monument to Martin Luther King, Broadway, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the casinos in Las Vegas, the Empire State Building, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and amusement parks such as the Magic Kingdom, Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Hollywood Studios.
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