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Which country is the best to travel to? The options are endless and vary from person to person. Do you prefer to experience great nightlife in the hottest cities, or would you rather explore lush landscapes and the wonders of nature? Help travelers determine which nation is the greatest vacation destination by voting on this list. From American sites to the richly historic landscapes of Europe and Asia, the world is full of great countries to visit and explore.

The European nations have been popular travel destinations for decades. With rich culture, delicious cuisines, and some of the world's greatest museums, France, Germany and Spain are places that everyone should experience. Russia is the largest country in the world and offers exciting opportunities for every traveler. The Kremlin in Moscow is one of the most interesting sites that visitors could hope to take in.

Thrifty travelers have more options than ever in 2015. South Korea is becoming an affordable vacation destination for sportsmen and adventure lovers. The Asian nation offers challenging hikes, green golf courses and ocean waters for fishing. Mexico has beautiful all-inclusive resorts that provide vacationers beach front views for a bargain.

What country is your favorite to travel to? Vote on this list and share your favorite travel destinations in the comments section.

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Spain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Spain Madrid - Spain is the second most visited country in the world and third in the number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which is 44. They trail only behind Italy and China. They also have a number of world famous festivals, including the ...

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Scotland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Scotland Edinburgh - Scotland is best known for its traditional bagpipe music, its ancient castles, and whiskey, which is their largest export. It's also known for sports fanaticism for rugby and football, and it is home to golf. 

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Germany is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Germany Berlin - Between the ancient castles, the modern cities, and the delicious cuisine, there's little Germany can't offer to tourists. In 2013, it was ranked as the most positively viewed country in the world. Its restaurants are the second-most ...

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Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Republic of Ireland Dublin - While Dublin is the visited area in Ireland, the country has three World Heritage Sites to boast, as well as many historical landmarks, including Glendalough and Clonmacnoise, the latter dating back to the 1st century. Its old castles ...

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France is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
France Paris - France is home to what many consider the most romantic city in the world, Paris. France a hub of fine dining, fashion, culture, and love. It's been ranked as first in tourist destinations in the world, thanks to its world renowned ...

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Norway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Norway Oslo - Norway is known for its jazz music, wooden architecture, and it's dramatic coastlines. The Norwegian fjords have been listed by National Geographic as the top tourist attraction in the world. 

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Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Switzerland Bern - Because of the Swiss Alps covering much of the country, Switzerland is a popular destination for skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. Folk art is also kept alive by many organizations in Switzerland, displaying their alpine symbolism ...

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Austria is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Austria Vienna - Austria is famous for its classical music, as some of the most famous composers were born there, such as Mozart and Beethoven. It also has one of the most multicultural cuisines in Europe, bringing a wide variety and depth to its ...

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England is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
England London - With its endless amount of castles, cathedrals, towers, and cobblestone streets, tourists are never short of finding something exquisite to see in England. It also has 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Stonehenge, Tower of ...

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Greece is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Greece Athens - Greece has the 11th longest coastline in the world, lending itself to some of the most beautiful beaches. Its rich history of the Greek and Ottoman empires has left behind 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites that tourists travel from all ...

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Italy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Italy Rome - Italy is an entire country of picturesque towns, landmarks, and countrysides worth visiting. It's known for its grand architetureal achievements, its famous art and literature, food, and operas.

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Denmark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Denmark Copenhagen - Denmark is one of the most social progressive countries in the world. It's also home to the Vikings, where many ruins and remains can be found there today.

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Canada is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Canada Ottawa - China, Avatar movie

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New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
New Zealand Wellington - Because New Zealand was geographically isolate for 80 million years, it was able to harvest unique flora and fauna that are still prevalent on the islands today. There are more penguin species living in New Zealand than any other ...

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Australia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Australia Canberra - Recognized as a megadiverse country, Australia has much to offer in terms of tourism. It has 16 natural World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef, Shark Bay, and the Gold Coast.

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Japan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Japan Tokyo - Japan is home to the largest metropolitan area in the entire world, Tokyo. It's thickly laden with culture and history, which can be seen in every facet of Japan from the art, to the architecture, to the food. A perfect time to visit ...

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Wales is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Wales Cardiff

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Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Netherlands Amsterdam - Netherlands is known as being one of the most liberal countries in the world. It's iconic windmills, tulip fields, and hundreds of national parks make for lovely landscapes and breathtaking views.

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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Portugal Lisbon

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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Sweden Stockholm - Sweden's largest city, Stockholm, is a canal city, making the city completely picturesque. Despite being one of the most northern countries in Europe, it's climate is relatively temperate and giving way to scenic forests and beautiful ...

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Finland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Finland Helsinki - Finland's tourism has been growing rapidly in the past few years, largely because of its modernization and globalization. It also has 37 national parks, full of virgin, pristine land and forests.

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Belgium is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Belgium City of Brussels - Belgium is famous for its beer and food, specifically chocolate, waffles, french fries, and mayonnaise. Its restaurants are among some of the highest ranked in the world. It also produces over 1100 different varieties of beer.

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Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Czech Republic Prague - Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, is the 6th most visited city in Europe, and is considered to be quite safe to walk around in, even at night. The country is known for its puppetry and marionette museums, as well as the several ...

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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
United States of America Washington, D.C. - Because of its size, the United States has a large variety of cities, cultures, and sites to offer to tourists. Some of the most iconic places are the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, and Hollywood.

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Iceland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Iceland Reykjavik - Iceland has many active volcanoes and lava flows, as well as several geysers throughout the country. It also has three national parks.

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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Hungary Budapest - Hungary sit on top of high quality thermal water, making it home to more than 1500 thermal springs and 450 public baths throughout the country. It also has the largest bath house in Europe, The Széchenyi Thermal Bath.

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Monaco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Monaco Located in the French Riviera, Monaco is home to some of the most beautiful and luxurious resorts and beaches in the world. It's also famous for the Grand Prix, a formula one race.

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Croatia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Slavonia Osijek - Panonia Planes

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Romania is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Romania Bucharest - Romania is home to several medieval and Transylvanian castles, including the Bran Castle, or more popularly known as Dracula's castle. It's also popular for outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, and skiing.

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Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Vietnam Hanoi - Since the 1990's, Vietnam's popularity as a tourist destination has been growing rapidly. Its ancient buildings and landmarks attribute to the country's tourism success, as well as its popular cuisine.

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Argentina is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Argentina Buenos Aires - Argentina, Chile

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Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Bulgaria Sofia

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French Polynesia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Tahiti Papeete

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Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Cyprus Nicosia

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Turkey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Turkey Ankara - Turkey is the 6th most visited place in the world, making much of its economy dependent on it. It has 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the archeological site of the historic city, Troy.

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Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Slovakia Bratislava

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South Korea is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
South Korea Seoul - South Korea is ranked 20th in tourist destinations, a large part of that being in reaction to the popularity of Korean Wave, or modern Korean culture. Korean pop music, TV, technology, and cuisine are becoming a world sensation, ...

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Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Luxembourg Luxembourg

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Basque Country is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Basque Country

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Chile is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Chile Santiago - Many tourists come to Chile to ski and to visit its national parks, including its volcanoes. In the summer, its beach resorts are also popular.

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China is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
China Beijing - China has numerous museums, landmarks, and wildlife to explore. 

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Brazil Brasília - BRAZIL

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South Africa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria - South Africa boasts some of the oldest art objects in the world, dating back to 75,000 years ago. Its biodiversity also attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year.

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Peru is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Peru Lima - Peru is most famous for its ancient ruins, Machu Picchu, which sits high up in the Andes  mountains and is the most iconic image of the Incan civilization.

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New Caledonia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
New Caledonia Nouméa

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Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Cambodia Phnom Penh

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Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Costa Rica San José - Costa Rica is one of the most popular tourist destination in Central America because of its vast wildlife and relaxing beaches. Pura Vida, the pure life or the good life, is a well-known phrase associated with Costa Ricans and Costa ...

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Nepal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Nepal Kathmandu - Nepal is probably most famous for being home to the Himalayas, and more specifically, Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world. 

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Russia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Russia Moscow - Kremlin, Moscow, RUSSIA

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Namibia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Travel To
Namibia Windhoek - Namibia's extensive wildlife attracts tourists from all over the world to go on safaris. Additionally, extreme sports, such as sand surfing and skydiving are also becoming quite popular.