20 most beautiful countries in the world

Last updated 22nd January 2019

Let the world’s beauty inspire you

Looking for ideas for your next trip? How about drawing inspiration from the world’s most stunning places? Rough Guides readers have been voting for the most beautiful country in the world and the results are in.

So, whether you’re a family who loves fantasy islands, dramatic mountains or lush green countryside, you’ll find inspiration for your next holiday right here, in the 20 most beautiful countries in the world. As for the number one slot – it might surprise you.


Find information about the destinations in the list and how to enjoy them with kids.