With so much turmoil in the world right now, it’s easy to forget how beautiful our planet is. These are the 10 most beautiful countries in the world according to Travel and Leisure magazine. From natural phenomena like the Northern Lights to manmade marvels like the Taj Mahal, there’s something on this list for everyone. So, start planning your dream vacation today!
Most Beautiful Country in the World 2022
Chile is a land of extremes. It has some of the driest deserts in the world as well as a number of glaciers, including South America’s largest, Darwin Glacier. There are also nearly 2,000 volcanoes, including Ojos del Salado, the world’s highest active volcano. Chile is also home to Easter Island, famous for its large stone statues called moai.
Australia is one of the world’s most diverse countries. It is home to rainforests, eerie deserts, snow-capped mountains, and gorgeous beaches. One of Australia’s most popular attractions is Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock), a massive sandstone formation in the country’s red center. Other must-sees Down Under Include the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
3. United States
Despite its tumultuous political climate, there’s no denying that the United States is a country with immense natural beauty. From coast to coast, you can find stunning landscapes ranging from rugged mountains to sandy beaches. Some of America’s most famous landmarks include Niagara Falls, Monument Valley and Yosemite National Park. And don’t forget about America’s vibrant cities! From New York City to New Orleans, there’s an endless supply of things to see and do in the USA.
If you’re looking for rolling green hills and a dramatic coastline, look no further than Scotland. This small country is home to some of the most scenic landscapes in all of Europe. Highlights include Loch Ness (which just might be home to a certain elusive creature), Ben Nevis (the tallest mountain in Britain), Edinburgh Castle, and Glasgow Cathedral. And let’s not forget about Scotch whisky! No trip to Scotland would be complete without sampling some of this legendary spirit.
Ahhh, Italy…the land of pizza, pasta, and gelato! But this Mediterranean country has so much more to offer than just great food (although that is definitely a major selling point!). With its rolling hillsides, vineyards, stunning architecture, and dramatic coastline, it’s no wonder that Italy is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Some must-see sights include St Mark’s Square in Venice, Michelangelo’s David in Florence, and of course, Rome’s Colosseum—one of the Seven Wonders of the World!
Norway is unsurprisingly one of the best countries in the world for outdoor enthusiasts—after all, it has more coastline than any other European country, and nearly half of its terrain is covered by forests! But Norway isn’t all about nature; it also has vibrant cities like Oslo and Bergen that are worth exploring. And don’t miss out on seeing one of nature’s most incredible light shows—the Northern Lights! They can be seen from September to March in areas north of Trondheim (but sunrise and sunset are your best bet).
These are just a few of the many reasons why these countries made our list—for 2022 and beyond! So start planning your dream vacation today!