Europe Most Visited Countries by 2017 International Tourist Arrivals

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In 2017, most visited country is France and second ranked is Spain. Over 670 million international tourist arrivals to Europe, an increase of 8.3% over 2016.

The World Tourism rankings are compiled by the United Nations World Tourism Organization which is released three times annually.

Europe most visited countries by 2017 international tourist arrivals

#10 Portugal

river douro porto portugal

21.2 million (2017)
18.2 million (2016)
Number of Tourist Increase 16.5

Portugal Population: 10,276,617 (2018)
Portugal Per Capita: $33,166

# of visitors portugal cities in 2016

number of visitors portugal cities in 2016

Portugal tourist destinations

Portugal tourist destinations


#9 Russia

red square moscow russia

24.4 million (2017)
24.6 million (2016)
Number of Tourist Decrease 0.7

Russia Population: 146,793,744 (2019)
Russia Per Capita: $11,191

#8 Greece

santorini greece

27.2 million (2017)
24.8 million (2016)
Number of Tourist Increase 9.7

Greece Population: 10,768,477 (2017)
Greece Per Capita: $20,930

Countries number of tourists visiting Greece in 2015

countries number of tourists visiting Greece in 2015

Number of hotels and bed in Greece 2016

number of hotels and bed in Greece 2016

Where are beach resorts located beach in greece

where are beach resorts located beach in greece

Archaeological sites and cities in greece

archaeological sites and cities in greece


#7 Austria

Oberes Belvedere Vienna Austria

29.5 million (2017)
28.1 million (2016)
Number of Tourist Increase 4.8

Austria Population: 8,857,960 (2018)
Austria Per Capita: $53,764

Visitors arriving to Austria 2014 & 2015

visitors arriving to Austria 2014 & 2015


#6 Germany

neuschwanstein germany

37.5 million (2017)
35.6 million (2016)
Number of Tourist Increase 5.2

Germany Population: 83,019,200 (2018)
Germany Per Capita: $54,983

Visitors arriving to Germany 2014 & 2016

visitors arriving to Germany 2014 & 2016


#5 Turkey

st sophia istanbul turkey

37.6 million (2017)
30.3 million (2016)
Number of Tourist Increase 24.1

Turkey Population: 40,290 (2018)
Turkey Per Capita: $9,346

2015 - 2018 foreign visitor arrivals in turkey

2015 - 2018 foreign visitor arrivals in turkey

1995 - 2018 number of turkey tourists received

1995 - 2018 number of turkey tourists received


#4 United Kingdom

tower bridge london United Kingdom

37.7 million (2017)
35.8 million (2016)
Number of Tourist Increase 5.1

United Kingdom Population: 54,983 (2019)
United Kingdom Per Capita: $44,177

Visitors arriving in united kingdom in 2016 from countries

visitors arriving in united kingdom in 2016 from countries


#3 Italy

cinque terre italy

58.3 million (2017)
52.4 million (2016)
Number of Tourist Increase 11.2

Italy Population: 60,483,973 (2017)
Italy Per Capita: $33,353

Countries visitors arriving in Italy in 2015

countries visitors arriving in Italy in 2015

Top 10 Italian cities visitor nights in 2017

top 10 italian cities visitor nights in 2017


#2 Spain

barcelona spain

81.8 million (2017)
75.3 million (2016)
Number of Tourist Increase 8.6

Spain Population: 46,934,632 (2019)
Spain Per Capita: $40,290

Arrivals by country (2016, 2017, 2018)

Arrivals by country to spain


#1 France

eiffel tower paris france

86.9 million (2017)
82.7 million (2016)
Number of Tourist Increase 5.1

France Population: 66,998,000 (2018)
France Per Capita: $43,500 (22nd in the world)

Most tourists arriving to France in 2014;

Most tourists arriving to France in 2014

Most nights spent in France in 2014 by tourists;

Most nights spent in France in 2014