The Most Beautiful Countries in the World

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List Criteria: Nations with the most breathtaking landscapes, including architecture and natural features

There's nothing like traveling and seeing the world to broaden your horizons and the countries on this list are the most beautiful places in the world. Vote up the most gorgeous destinations below or add a beautiful country to visit if it isn't already listed. This list should encourage you to travel and see some of these gorgeous landscapes for yourself. The pictures of beautiful countries below are incredible, but nothing beats seeing these locations in person.

Many people love Italy because of the magical cities of Rome, Venice, Florence, and the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Breathtaking scenes are everywhere! What factors go into considering the most beautiful countries in the world? Certainly, many of these gorgeous countries are home to the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, along with the most beautiful buildings. It's hard to argue, for example, with Australia as a popular travel destination, given the extraordinary natural wonders it is home to.

What do you believe is the prettiest country? Time to vote and rerank the top most beautiful countries in the world below.


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    Visiting France? These hotels will make you want to stay forever.

    France, officially the French Republic, is a unitary sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean; France ...more

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    • Capital: Paris
    • Official Language: French Language
    • Divisions: Haute-Loire, Cher, Vendée, Hérault, Alsace, + more
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    Scotland
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    Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It shares a border with England to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the south-west. In ...more

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    • Capital: Edinburgh
    • Official Language: Scottish English
    • Divisions: Orkney
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    Here are some of the most awesome hotels New Zealand has to offer!

    New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses – that of the North Island, or Te Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, or Te Waipounamu – and numerous smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometres east of ...more

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    • Capital: Wellington
    • Official Language: Māori language, New Zealand Sign Language, English Language
    • Divisions: Bay of Plenty, Otago Region, Tasman District, West Coast, Wellington, + more
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    Canada is a country in North America consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Covering 9.98 million square kilometres in total, Canada is the world's second-largest ...more

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    • Capital: Ottawa
    • Official Language: French Language, English Language
    • Divisions: Agassiz, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, + more
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    These are the best and most scenic hotels to stay at while in Norway!

    Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and ...more

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    • Capital: Oslo
    • Official Language: Nynorsk, Bokmål, Norwegian Language
    • Divisions: Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Vest-Agder, Østfold, Hedmark, + more
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    Don't break the bank, find  the cheapest hotels to stay at in Iceland!

    Iceland is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of 329,100 and an area of 103,000 km², making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík; the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are ...more

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    • Capital: Reykjavik
    • Official Language: Icelandic Language
    • Divisions: Westfjords, Norðurland vestra, Eastern Region, Iceland, Capital Region, + more
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    Make sure to visit the best hotels in Switzerland on your next trip!

    Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, the so-called Bundesstadt. The country is situated in Western and Central Europe, where it is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the ...more

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    • Capital: Bern
    • Official Language: Romansh language, French Language, German Language, Italian Language
    • Divisions: Seftigen District, Canton of Vaud, Canton of Glarus, Canton of Aargau, Canton of Zurich, + more
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    Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.5 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to ...more

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    • Capital: Vienna
    • Official Language: German Language
    • Divisions: Salzburg, Vorarlberg, Upper Austria, Burgenland, Vienna, + more
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    The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is located in the ...more

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    • Capital: Washington, D.C.
    • Divisions: New Hampshire, Cowlitz County, Chicago, Marshall Islands, Montana, + more
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    Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a sovereign state in western Europe occupying about five-sixths of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, located in the eastern part of the island, whose metropolitan area is home to around a third of the country's 4.6 million ...more

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    • Capital: Dublin
    • Official Language: English Language, Irish
    • Divisions: County Wexford, County Kildare, County Sligo, Munster, County Leitrim, + more
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    Don't experience Spain without your own exquisite Villa!

    Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of ...more

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    • Capital: Madrid
    • Official Language: Spanish Language
    • Divisions: Province of Zamora, Province of Segovia, Province of Soria, La Rioja, Province of Valladolid, + more
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    Planning a vacation? Here are some awesome places to stay in Greece!

    Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic and known since ancient times as Hellas, is a country located in southeastern Europe. According to the 2011 census, Greece's population is around 11 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, with Thessaloniki being the second largest and referred ...more

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    • Capital: Athens
    • Official Language: Greek Language
    • Divisions: Chios, Phthiotis, Argolis, Pella, Dodecanese Prefecture, + more
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    Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometres, Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total ...more

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    • Capital: Stockholm
    • Official Language: Swedish Language
    • Divisions: Gotland County, Falköping Municipality, Värmland County, Blekinge County, Norrbotten County, + more
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    Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. It consists of 16 constituent states, which retain limited sovereignty, and covers an area of 357,021 square kilometres with a largely temperate seasonal climate. Its capital and largest ...more

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    • Capital: Berlin
    • Official Language: German Language
    • Divisions: Munich, Bremen, Haan, Hanover, Hesse, + more
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    Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east, the Irish Sea to its north and west, and the Bristol Channel to its south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km². Wales has over 1,680 miles of ...more

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    • Capital: Cardiff
    • Official Language: Welsh Language, English Language
    • Divisions: Waen
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    Thinking about a spur of the moment trip? Get a great deal on your hotel stay!

    Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. Italy covers an area of 301,338 km² and has a largely temperate climate; due to its shape, it is often referred to in Italy as lo Stivale. With 61 million inhabitants, it is the 5th most populous country in Europe.more

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    • Capital: Rome
    • Official Language: Italian Language
    • Divisions: Province of Medio Campidano, Province of Genoa, Province of La Spezia, Province of Pavia, Province of Catanzaro, + more
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    Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The Kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", ...more

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    • Capital: Tokyo
    • Official Language: Japanese Language
    • Divisions: Okayama Prefecture, Shimane Prefecture, Hyōgo Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture, + more
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    French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of the French Republic; collectivité d'outre-mer de la République française, sometimes unofficially referred to as an overseas country; pays d'outre-mer. It is composed of 118 geographically dispersed islands and atolls stretching over an expanse of more than ...more

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    • Capital: Papeete
    • Official Language: French Language
    • Divisions: Marquesas Islands, Tuamotu-Gambier Islands
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    Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country in southwest Europe. It is located on the Iberian Peninsula, and it is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. Aside from continental Portugal, ...more

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    • Capital: Lisbon
    • Official Language: Portuguese Language
    • Divisions: Braga, Bragança District, Aveiro District, Aveiro, Portugal, + more
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