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15 Most Fun, Exciting Countries in the World

If you have itchy feet and want to find fun countries to research, the best travel destination for you would be one of our 15 most fun, exciting countries in the world!

When you have the travel bug it is hard to keep still, isn’t it? So many countries to visit, and so little time! Admit it, travel is your thing, and you’re getting excited at the very thought of booking an airplane ticket. Or a bus ticket. Or a train ticket. Never mind, as long as you keep traveling! Why do people indulge traveling so much? There are several good reasons for it. Meeting new cultures expands your knowledge and makes you more open-minded and acceptable of differences, and more tolerant, too. Secondly, it helps you become more independent. Whether you are a traveler or a tourist, there are situations when you’ll be left on your own to find your way. Sometimes that implies trying to talk in sign language since the locals don’t understand a word of what you’re saying. To summarize, each trip is a great opportunity to have fun and explore new countries or cities.

15 Most Fun, Exciting Countries in the World


In order to find the most fun, exciting countries in the world, we first searched for the most fun countries to visit and found a list of fun countries at TravelSkills. Most of the interviewees were in their twenties and thirties, and they were asked to determine how many fun days per month they have and if they could say whether they have fun on most days. Next, we looked for excitement at Traveller, EscapeHere, Wanderlust, and Business Insider. The countries that had the most recommendations from all these sources were ranked at the very top of our list. Naturally, there were some matches when it comes to prominence. In those cases, we had three criteria. First, the fun factor influenced its ranking. The country which was ranked higher in the official list of fun countries was also in a higher position in our list of most fun and exciting countries in the world. Secondly, since fun usually equals excitement, we accepted the countries that were recommended by the travel sites as super exciting. The country which had better recommendations (meaning it was listed twice as the most exciting as the whole country, not once as the most exciting and once as having the most exciting city) came higher on our list. All in all, we can verify that these are without a doubt the best countries to visit in 2017. By the way, make sure you stray away from these most boring cities in the world, and heaven forbids that you pay a visit to most boring countries to live in. No thrills and chills there.

Are you ready to start? We can say these are not only most fun, exciting countries in the world, but also the most beautiful countries to visit, too. What else could you ask for? Beauty and fun, all in one! Read on and cross them off your bucket list!

15. Japan

We all know Tokyo is all about fun, popular culture, and anime, but Japan is also world famous for being a country full of workaholics. No wonder they are this low in our ranking. On the other hand, when they have fun, no one can match them. After all, karaoke is the most popular here, right? Japan is one of the most exciting countries in Asia.

15 Most Fun, Exciting Countries in the World


14. Ireland

Ireland: beer, greenery, and more beer. The land of Guinness has much to offer to fun-seeking travelers. It’s definitely among the most fun loving countries in the world, so whether it’s a black cab city tour or horse riding on the beach, you’ll find your pleasure on the Emerald Isle. No wonder it’s on our list of most fun, exciting countries in the world, right?

13. The United Kingdom

We’re not so sure whether this is a country with the best sense of humor, but it’s worth visiting. Even if you don’t get Monty Python jokes or Mr. Bean’s movies, the UK will make your trip memorable. You’ve all seen what fun the Brits have outside their borders? They seem like quite an amusing bunch, don’t they? Go ahead and visit them on their island.

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12. The United States

One country, and 50 states to choose from. It’s a tough task, but why don’t you book a ticket to New York first? The city that never sleeps is fun and exciting for sure. We are experts on the subject, so check our list of special things to do in New York City or fun things to do by yourself in NYC. Start from there, and enjoy the rest of this huge country!

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11. Germany

Even though the first thing that pops into your mind is that the Germans are very similar to the Japanese, and strong work ethic is what they are proud of, we mustn’t forget this is the country of Oktoberfest. They practically celebrate drinking beer for 16 days with music, dancing, and delicious food. You have to admit it’s a fun country! Also, Berlin and Hamburg are on the list of the most exciting cities in the world. Germany was the only country to have two representatives of this kind. Think about that.

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10. Russia

A huge country with lots of opportunities had to be in our list of most fun, exciting countries in the world. Among some crazy things to do in Russia, there are: being weightless in a replica of Mir, the world’s international space station; spend a day at “Military Disneyland”, or go to a cat theater. Or if you’re a real adrenaline junkie, how about tracking wild tigers or hopping to the North Pole?

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9. Switzerland

At number 9 on our list of most fun, exciting countries in the world we have Switzerland, that isn’t just about the cheese and yodeling. Its citizens are very much pleased with their lives, and they rank just below Brazil compared to how much fun they have. Perhaps the Alps have got a lot to do with it. Isn’t that a heaven for snowboarders?

8. The Netherlands

We all know what this country is especially famous for. It may not be everyone’s idea of having fun, but it’s true lots of tourists flock to the country in order to enjoy marijuana. However, bear in mind it is only legal to smoke cannabis (or eat it) in specialized coffee shops. Those who don’t feel like smoking or eating it we’ll still find the country quite enjoyable. There are lots of museums for culture vultures, and amusement parks for thrill seekers.

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7. Mexico

Viva la Mexico! Such a vibrant country. The food, the people, the beaches – everything is perfect for having fun. They even made a festival to remember their dead and turned it into a fun event. You can only imagine how they easy going and fun the country and people are. We are halfway through our list of most fun, exciting countries in the world, so, let’s see the other half!

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6. Argentina

Argentina is listed as the number one country for having fun, but it doesn’t rank that high when it comes to travelers’ websites recommendations about exciting events. Still, this is a country with both the Andes and a coast, so you are definitely going to experience some thrills, especially if you go mountain biking.

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5. Brazil

In the never-ending battle between Brazil vs Argentina, Brazil takes over in our list of most fun, exciting countries in the world. One word: Rio de Janeiro. OK, that’s three. Oh, and the beautiful sandy beaches. And the carnival. Excitement and fun under the sun. Last but not the least, soccer!

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4. France

Can you imagine what thrills you can experience in the city of lights? There’s the museum of vampires and legendary creatures, as well as catacombs. Apart from the spooky attractions, you are very well informed that France that ranks 4th on the list of most fun, exciting countries in the world, is a country of great music, art, delicious food and the best wine. All elements of fun.

15 Most Fun, Exciting Countries in the World


3. Canada

Not only are they polite, but they know how to have their share of fun! Canadians have a great country to be explored. True, there is lots of snow in winter, but we all love skiing, snowboarding, snowball fights and making snow angels. Also, how about howling with the wolves? Yes, it’s a thing and hundreds of people in organized tours into the woods to howl to the pack, and get a howl back.

2. Thailand

Thailand is the place to be and one of the best countries to visit on a budget. Depending on where you are coming from, the plane fare is going to be a bit pricey, but everything else is dirt cheap. But enough about the money matters. There are plenty of islands to explore and fun things to do. Elephant trekking is something you have to try. Bangkok is full of landmarks and sights, and when you get tired, indulge yourself with a Thai massage in Thailand! No wonder it’s on the list of most entertaining countries in the world, right?

15 Most Fun, Exciting Countries in the World


1. Spain

Spain makes it to the top of our list of most fun, exciting countries in the world. Politics and current news aside, this one has to be one of top 10 countries to visit before you die. World’s largest tomato fight is held in Spain. It’s the land of Real Madrid and Barcelona. And the music. You probably love Spanish songs. Not to mention everyone’s been singing in Spanish this year (Despacito song is an absolute ear-worm, isn’t it?). OK, Luis Fonsi is from Puerto Rico, but you have to admit you associate fun, laughter, music, dancing, and livin’ la vida loca with Spain. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your passport, pack your suitcase, and head for the airport!

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