Top 10 Tourist Places In World


The world is full of cheap vacation spots. No destination is ever “too expensive” You research, get creative, and have some flexibility — you might not be living when you visit them.
These destinations offer affordable accommodation, cheap food, and plenty of activities and excursions that can be enjoyed, without breaking the bank.

What is the top 10 tourist attraction in the world?

  • Thailand
  • Central America
  • Cambodia
  • The Balkans
  • China
  • India
  • Georgia
  • Portugal
  • Mexico
  • Morocco

Which country is number 1 in tourism?

Thailand is where it all began for me. I lived there. I loved it there. Thailand is incredible. It’s also super affordable.

With a tourist trail going back decades, Thailand is the heart of backpacking in Southeast Asia, and you can get by between $25-35 USD per day thanks to cheap guesthouses, budget street food, local buses, and the many cheap and free attractions. If you spend all your time on the islands and inexpensive accommodation, expect to pay closer to $60 per day. However, even at the price, Thailand is still one of the most bargain-friendly destinations in the world and should not be skipped!

Q. Country that you must visit in your life?

Central America

Want to roam ancient ruins, trek through the jungle, surf, and eat delicious food with a few tourists? Visit the smaller countries in Central America — think El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Here you will find most budget hotels for around $15-30 USD per night, meals for under $5, most bus journeys for the same price, and beer for as little as a dollar.

Belize, Panama, and Costa Rica — are expensive destinations by regional standards. If you visit these Central American countries, you can get by on $40-50 USD per day as a backpacker or splash out $100 a day and live. Your money goes far in this part of the world. And with not many countries to choose from, it’s easy to bounce around and see a lot without going to break.


While you could put Southeast Asia on this list, Cambodia is one of my favorite countries in the region — it’s affordable and beautiful, and the locals are incredibly hospitable. You can get a private, air-conditioned room for $25, street food for $2-5 USD, and transportation across the entire country for $20-25 USD.

 The Balkans

The Balkans, also known as the Balkan Peninsula, is a geographical area in southeastern Europe with various geographical and historical definitions. The region takes its name from the Balkan Mountains that stretch throughout the whole of Bulgaria.

Its Europe’s best-kept secret. You can get by for as little as $30 — a fraction of what you’d pay in Western Europe.

And while the region was once known for being unsafe, things have greatly improved over the past decade. There’s a growing backpacking trail here and tourism. It’s Europe’s least-explored region — but not for so visit before your crowds arrives and the price skyrocket.


China has fascinated travelers since Marco Polo traversed the Silk Road in 1275. While the days of China being a dirt-cheap destination are gone, the country remains a budget destination — one of the cheapest in Asia — but with a caveat.

But, the country becomes even cheapest when you get off the beaten path and the interior. That is where you’ll find the best travel deals and bargains! China remains one of the best-value places in the world with its massive size. There is a ton to see and do here!


While always a cheap country, the Indian rupee used to ride high at 39 rupees to the US dollar. Now, you get 78 rupees to the dollar — nearly 50 percent more money to travel with. Unless you book five-star resorts and eat only Western meals, you’ll find it hard to spend $50 a day here. You can get by on closer$30 USD by staying in cheap guesthouses, taking second-class trains, and avoiding Western food. And if you want to splash out, you can live large for as little$60 USD per day. Even iconic sights like the Taj Mahal — a Wonder of the World — are more affordable.

India is a cheap backpacking destination with a rich cultural history, mouthwatering food, helpful and curious locals, incredible regional diversity, great tea, and to do. It’s a gigantic place best either explored in either one trip or a few smaller chunks. Either way, doesn’t miss India.


Georgia has everything I need in a destination: it’s cheap, has delicious food and wine, offers incredible hikes and mountain scenery, and is devoid of huge numbers of tourists. I loved it. I had visited sooner.

Tucked away in the Caucasus, Georgia has been at a cultural crossroads for centuries yet it’s not nearly as popular as it should be. Tbilisi is a city bursting with activity, while the rest of the country offers intrepid adventures a rugged, off-the-beaten-path feel.

  1. What kind of tourism is popular?


Not all Euro countries are created equal, and Portugal is one of the bargain countries in the region — and one of my favorites. I fell in love with the country the first time I visited. How could I not, with beautiful beaches, a rolling wine country, stunning seaside cliffs, delicious food, locals, and historical cities at bargain prices?

Portugal has become more popular and crowded in recent years (it has a growing ex-pat and digital nomad scene), and Lisbon has become especially expensive as people move there and drive up prices. It’s a great place all!

While gorgeous in the summer, if you’re looking for a cheap place to spend the winter in Europe, Portugal is one of your best options.


While I’d been to Mexico before, it wasn’t until recently that I spent a bunch of time there. And I was blown away. Mexico City is a food paradise, Oaxaca has copious amounts of charm (and a never-ending flow of mescal to boot!), and the Yucatan is perfect for road trips and cenote exploring. And since it’s so close to the US, it’s not only cheap (beer is just $1-2 USD, groceries are around $25 per week, and you can get by on less than $50 per day here) but it’s cheap to get to — double win!


Chaotic and colorful, Morocco is a popular bucket list destination for travelers of all stripes. Offering rolling dunes of golden sand, winding markets and medinas, and towering mountains, Morocco is a photographer’s dream. While the hectic cities can be a tad overwhelming at times, the stunning silence of the desert and its postcard-perfect views makes the trek worthwhile.

I fell in love with Morocco when I visited — and not just because it’s super affordable (though that did help!). Budget backpackers can get around just $30-40 USD per day here, while midrange travelers can have a comfortable trip for less than half that. You get a lot of value here.

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