Every country has its own unique beauty. Here are the top most beautiful countries in the world.
From the Redwood Forests to the Gulf Stream waters, America already is pretty great. With 58 national parks including the Grand Canyon, Papahānaumokuākea (northwest of the Hawaiian Archipelago) and Glacier National Park.
The world's most biodiverse country is also its fifth largest. Within such a massive area, it is unsurprising that there are scenic highlights. Foremost is undoubtedly the unparalleled Amazon Rainforest and Amazon River. The Rain Forest is by far the largest on earth. The Pantanal is one of the best wildlife destinations in the world, the Iguazu falls named the second most amazing waterfall in the world, and Rio de Janeiro has been named the second most beautiful city in the world.
Mykonos and other Greek islands on the blue waters of the Aegean Sea are home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches. They're the first images of the country but then there's the majestic Mt. Olympus, extraordinary Meteora, and ancient ruins around the country. Greece is a country that truly satisfies all the senses and it's understandable how the idea of so many gods originated here.
Scotland is blessed with many natural attractions and landscapes that dazzle you once you see them. It is renowned for its wildlife, mountains, hills, valleys, gardens, forests, canals, fields and coastlines. It offers us numerous natural places to visit such as the Cairngorms, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs which is the first national park in Scotland, Loch Ness, Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Torridon, Wester Ross, Skye, Islay, national nature reserves and other major destinations and attractions that allow you to enjoy your time in this country without getting bored or even feeling that you lack something to make your journey complete.
6. South Africa
South Africa is one of the best safari destinations in Africa, offering easy access to the "Big Five" (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) at places like Kruger National Park. Looking for penguins? Boulder's Beach is just an hour's drive south from Cape Town. If you can believe it, the landscapes here are even more diverse than the wildlife, from wildflower-filled Namaqualand to the soaring Drakensberg Mountains to the Blyde River Canyon. Even in urban Cape Town, you need only look up to see iconic Table Mountain and Lion's Head.
From idyllic vineyards to stretches of lavender, France is filled with beautiful places for travelers to explore. The Camargue, a marshy delta by the Mediterranean, features red salt flats and free-roaming white horses. Off the southeastern coast, Corsica is worth visiting for its stunning protected nature areas. And nothing captures the glitz and glamor of France quite like the French Riviera, from the rose-scented winds of Grasse to the turquoise waters of Cassis.
Situated just outside the Arctic Circle, Iceland has emerged as one of the world's most desirable tourist destinations. Travelers flock to the island nation by the millions to bear witness to some of the world's most awe-inspiring vistas, from towering volcanoes to gushing waterfalls and expansive underground ice caves. Jökulsárlón, the deepest glacial lake in the country, is famous for its floating blue icebergs and gatherings of seals. Down in Vik, the black sands and basalt columns of Reynisfjara Beach are just begging to be photographed.
The Canadian Rockies are justifiably famous as amongst the most beautiful in the world. The stunning view of the Twelve Apostles from Moraine Lake in Banff National Park is one of the most beautiful in the world, Vancouver is one of the world's loveliest cities, the Baffin island mountains are known by few but are totally unmissable travel highlights, the country has the longest coastline in the world, and as featured in a recent list the mind bending Sam Ford Fjord is seen by some as the world's most impressive fjord on planet earth.
Probably the most beautiful country in all of Europe, Italy is one of the world's great tourist destinations for a reason. Not only are the Dolomite Alps some of the loveliest mountains on earth, but the Mediterranean finds its very most beautiful landscape on the Amalfi Coast, named the third most beautiful coastal drive in the world. Rome is one of the most stunning cities on earth, and Positano has been named the loveliest town in all the world. Some more of the world's loveliest coast is found in the stunning island of Sicily, which also boasts some of the world's most beautiful wildflowers in spring – as does Umbria! Add lakes like Como, a huge number of the most beautiful churches in the world, some of the greatest art works on the planet, and several of the most beautiful small cities on earth – including Florence and Venice – and Italy is certainly one of the most beautiful countries on earth.
1. New Zealand
New Zealand is no stranger to breathtaking landscapes, with towering mountains, turquoise lakes, and more than 9,000 miles of windswept shores. Just look towards the resplendent fields of pink and purple lupins at Lake Tekapo; or Milford Sound, a mountainous fjord where you can live out all of your Lord of the Rings fantasies. The splendor also extends below the surface to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.