The 50 Most Visited Cities In The World

Curious about how famous your country is as a holiday destination? Or maybe you need some holiday inspiration of your own – you can’t decide which city to visit. Well, we’ve got the world’s 50 most visited cities right here.

With more people now living in urban areas than not, the rise of the city has been influential. Today, there are 33 megacities—cities with more than 10 million people living in them. Not only that, by 2030, there will be six more.

Asia has 41 out of the top 100 visited cities, making it a key player in global tourism

Euromonitor International’s city arrivals research covers over 600 cities, showing the most popular destinations across the world in 2018 (here are the top 10 most visited countries if you need that info). Here’s the top 50:

Most visited cities In the world

50. Cairo – Egypt (4,388.6 million)

Cairo is growing fast in popularity, thanks to the region becoming more stable. Oh, and those famous pyramids of course.

Most visited cities

49. Athens – Greece (4,797.4 million)

Athens is a super base from which to explore the Greek islands and ancient architecture of Europe.

Most visited Athens City

48. Moscow – Russia (4,800.0 million)

Moscow is becoming a famous city to visit, with tourists flocking over for the beautiful squares and churches.

Most visited Moscow City

47. Florence – Italy (4,941.3 million)

Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, with culture, fantastic food and scenery all rolled into one.

the most beautiful Florence City

46. Dublin – Ireland (4,986.5 million)

Dublin may be small, but it’s also mighty. The Irish capital packs a lot into its city and is a great place to spend a weekend. The most Instagrammable spots in Ireland.

Most visited Dublin Cty

45. Chennai – India (5,086.3 million)

Chennai on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India is a hugely busy IT and tech hub and will continue to rise.

Chennai CIty

44. Orlando – US (5,269.0 million)

Home to Disney World and plenty of sunshine, Orlando is a winner with families and couples alike.

43. Madrid – Spain (5,275.2 million)

Spain’s central capital is known for its rich collection of European art and elegant streets.

Most visited city madrid

42. Jaipur – India (5,288.6 million)

Jaipur – the ‘Pink City’ – is an exciting mix of classic architecture, bustling street markets and a 16th-century Royal Palace.

the Pink City

41. Venice – Italy (5,316.4 million)

Venice is a stunning city of shaded Piazzas, and romantic boat trips through the canals and luxurious hotels.

Venice City

40. Riyadh – Saudi Arabia (5,396.8 million)

, Saudi Arabia’s capital and central financial hub, has distinct landmarks and is becoming an exciting hub.

Saudi Arabia’s capital

39. Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam (5,500.0 million)

Formerly Saigon, this southern Vietnamese city is a metropolis of history and culture.

Most Visited Ho Chi Minh City

38. Johannesburg – South Africa (5,535.5 million)

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world.

the largest city in South Africa

37. Johor Bahru – Malaysia (5,571.4 million)

With a bridge from the Straits of Johor connecting it to Singapore, this city is a great place to explore Asia from.

Johor Bahru City

36. Berlin – Germany (5,627.4 million)

Germany’s most relaxed city, Berlin enjoys steady levels of tourism from visitors across the world who want to experience its unique atmosphere.

Germany's coolest city

35. Cancún – Mexico (6,039.0 million)

Accessible for Spring Break for US students, Cancun is also an ideal honeymoon destination.

Most visited Cancún City

34. Vienna – Austria (6,067.1 million)

Vienna is a charming city, where legendary figures such as Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud all called home.

Most visited City Vienna

33. Denpasar – Indonesia (6,238.3 million)

This is the largest city of the island of Bali, making it a trendy place for travellers to visit while they explore the Indonesian islands. One of the most visited cities on the planet.

Most visited City Denpasar

32. Milan – Italy (6,347.9 million)

The stylish fashion capital has incredible cathedrals, green city parks and a thriving food and drink scene.

Most visited City Milan

31. Barcelona – Spain (6,530.1 million)

Home to Gaudi’s iconic works of art, a scenic beachfront and cosy tapas bars, it’s no wonder Barcelona appeals to so many.

Most visited City Barcelona

30. Osaka – Japan (6,605.9 million)

Come to Osaka for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food.

Most Visited City Osaka

29. Agra – India (6,644.4 million)

The closest city to the Taj Mahal, millions of people make the trip to see this majestic wonder every year.

Most visited City Agra

28. Las Vegas – US (6,687.8 million)

The party city shows no sign of slowing down, with casinos, upscale boutiques and luxury hotels all part of its pull.

Most visited City Las Vegas

27. Los Angeles – US (7,165.0 million)

LA is a city for fitness fans,  as well as celebrity hunters – or celeb wannabes – who hope to catch sight of a star.

Most visited City Los Angeles

26. Shanghai – China (7,193.3 million)

Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country’s biggest city and a global financial hub.

Shanghai City

25. Pattaya – Thailand (7,426.2 million)

Once a quiet fishing village, Pattaya is now famous for its beaches, cabaret bars and 24-hour clubs. Check out the beautiful islands of Koh Samui or Phuket when there.

Pattaya City

24. Seoul – South Korea (7,659.1 million)

Seoul is a fun city where you can experience K-Pop, modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture. A magical place and one of the most visited cities in the world.

Seoul City

23. Amsterdam – Netherlands (7,848.0 million)

A beautiful city to explore – by bike, tram or foot – Amsterdam is a consistently popular choice.

Amsterdam City

22. Miami – US (8,075.8 million)

The Miami area offers something for everyone – trendy nightlife, beaches, art galleries and world-class food.

Miami City

21. Mecca – Saudi Arabia (8,632.3 million)

Islam’s holiest city, (it’s the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and the faith itself), only Muslims are allowed to visit, and millions make an annual pilgrimage.

Mecca City

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20 Prague – Czech Republic (8,806.7 million)

Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” Prague is an affordable option for many young travellers.

Prague City

19. Mumbai – India (8,984.9 million)

Mumbai is an exciting, busy city with a vibrant nightlife scene and colonial buildings.

Mumbai City

18. Guangzhou – China (9,004.8 million)

China’s third-biggest city has internationally renowned restaurants, striking buildings and mountain views.

Guangzhou City

17. Taipei – Taiwan (9,273.3 million)

Come to Taipei for its busy shopping streets and lively street-food scene.

Taipei City

16. Antalya – Turkey (9,482.4 million)

A famous Turkish resort city, Antalya continues to be a popular pick for holidaymakers looking to relax in the sun.

Antalya City

15. Rome – Italy (9,531.6 million)

Drink incredible wine, see the Vatican and the Colosseum in Italy’s must-visit city.

Rome City

14. Tokyo – Japan (9,549.4 million)

Super busy but super exciting, Tokyo offers a look into the future of what every city could be like.

Tokyo City

13. Delhi – India (10,157.0 million)

Made up of New Delhi and Old Delhi, this city never slows down. Enjoy the famous street food markets and buzz.

Delhi City

12. Istanbul – Turkey (10,730.3 million)

Istanbul is the country’s economic, cultural and historic centre.

Istanbul City

11. Phuket – Thailand (11,613.1 million)

The island of Phuket has beautiful beaches, a pretty Old Town and five-star resorts, so it’s easy to see why so many people want to visit.

Phuket City

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10. Shenzhen – China (12,075.1 million)

Shenzhen links Hong Kong to China’s mainland and is a fantastic place to come to for designer shopping.

Shenzhen City

9. Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia (12,843.5 million)

Home to the famous Petronas Twin Towers, the skyline here at night is unforgettable. One of the worlds most visited cities are well worth a visit.

Kuala Lumpur City

8. New York City – US (13,100.0 million)

Where to begin with the Big Apple? Each borough offers something different, from trendy Brooklyn to stylish Manhattan.

New York City

7. Dubai – UAE (15,790.0 million)

Dubai has burst onto the tourism scene with fancy resorts, outstanding museums and shopping malls and a luxury vibe.

Dubai City

6. Paris – France (15,834.2 million)

The City Of Love will continue to be one of the world’s most loved holiday destinations. Its biggest attractions? The Eiffel Tower and great cuisine.

Paris City

5. Macau – Macau, China (17,337.2 million)

With the nickname, “Las Vegas of Asia”, Macau is a mega-popular casino city where everything is OTT.

Macau City

4. Singapore – Singapore (17,618.8 million)

Singapore is home to the world’s most Instagrammable hotel, an exciting mix of cultures and state-of-the-art restaurants.

Singapore City

3. London – UK (19,827.8 million)

Big Ben, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and means London stays front and centre.

London City

2. Bangkok – Thailand (22,453.9 million)

A global hub that’s the gateway to the rest of Asia, Bangkok is famous for its Buddhist shrines, street shopping and local food.

Bangkok City

1. Hong Kong – Hong Kong, China (27,880.3 million)

Hong Kong is a major shopping destination, famed for bespoke tailors and Temple Street Night Market.

Hong Kong

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