Countries and Territories I’ve Visited

I am often asked how many countries I’ve been to. While I don’t visit countries just to check them off a list, like most people I do know where I’ve been. This list is taken from the Traveler’s Century Club (TCC) list of 327 places around the world. The TCC rules state that any visit, no matter how short counts as a visit. Where I have visited a location only on a layover or passed through in a car without stopping, I have made a note.

The TCC definition of a country is more expansive than just the members of the United Nations. It includes geographic, historic, and culturally distinct places. Yes, I know that Hawaii and Tasmania are not “countries” in any normal sense of the word, but they are distinct geographic places separated from their country’s mainland.

I use the TCC list just because I think it is more useful from a travel perspective than the list of UN member states, which exclude places like Taiwan, Hong Kong, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Antarctica, Aruba, and American Samoa. There are many disagreements I have with the TCC list, but I find it a useful third-party list of destinations for travelers.

This list marks the first time I visited a place, not my most recent visit. Many of the places on this list I’ve visited multiple times and will visit again in the future. I intend to remove all footnotes attached to destinations in the future.

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    BOLD (#) = UN Member States


    CountryDateRegionFootnote
  1. United States United States (1)1969North America
  2. Canada Canada (2)1977North America
  3. Mexico Mexico (3)1995North America
  4. Bahamas Bahamas (4)1998Caribbean
  5. Alaska Alaska (USA)1999North America
  6. Japan Japan (5)1999Asia
  7. Taiwan Taiwan1999Asia
  8. Singapore Singapore (6)1999Asia
  9. France France (7)1999Europe
  10. Belgium Belgium (8)1999Europe
  11. Germany Germany (9)1999Europe
  12. England England (UK) (10)1999Europe
  13. Iceland Iceland (11)2000Atlantic Ocean
  14. Argentina Argentina (12)2005South America
  15. Hawaii Hawaii (USA)2006Pacific Ocean
  16. French Polynesia French Polynesia (France)2007Pacific Ocean
  17. Easter Island Easter Island (Chile) (13)2007Pacific Ocean
  18. Cook Islands Cook Islands2007Pacific Ocean
  19. New Zealand New Zealand (14)2007Pacific Ocean
  20. Fiji Fiji (15)2007Pacific Ocean
  21. Samoa Samoa (16)2007Pacific Ocean
  22. American Samoa American Samoa (USA)2007Pacific Ocean
  23. Tonga Tonga (17)2007Pacific Ocean
  24. New Caledonia New Caledonia (France)2007Pacific Ocean
  25. Vanuatu Vanuatu (18)2007Pacific Ocean
  26. Solomon Islands Solomon Islands (19)2007Pacific Ocean
  27. Nauru Nauru (20)2007Pacific Ocean1
  28. Kiribati Kiribati (21)2007Pacific Ocean2
  29. GuamGuam (USA)2007Pacific Ocean
  30. Micronesia Micronesia (22)2007Pacific Ocean
  31. Marshall Islands Marshall Islands (23)2007Pacific Ocean
  32. Northern Marinas Islands Northern Marinas Islands (USA)2007Pacific Ocean
  33. Palau Palau (24)2007Pacific Ocean
  34. Philippines Philippines (25)2007Asia
  35. Okinawa Okinawa (Japan)2007Asia
  36. South Korea South Korea (26)2007Asia
  37. Hong Kong Hong Kong (China) (27)2007Asia
  38. Macau Macau (China)2007Asia
  39. Brunei Brunei (28)2007Asia
  40. Sarawak Sarawak (Malaysia) (29)2008Asia
  41. Sabah Sabah (Malaysia)2008Asia
  42. Java Java (Indonesia) (30)2008Asia
  43. Bali Lesser Sunda Islands (Indonesia)2008Asia
  44. East Timor East Timor (31)2008Asia
  45. Australia Australia (32)2008Pacific Ocean
  46. Tasmania Tasmania (Australia)2008Pacific Ocean
  47. Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (33)2008Pacific Ocean
  48. Bismark Archipelago Bismark Archipelago (PNG)2008Pacific Ocean
  49. Sumatra Sumatra (Indonesia)2008Asia
  50. Western Malaysia Western Malaysia2008Asia
  51. Thailand Thailand (34)2008Asia
  52. Cambodia Cambodia (35)2008Asia
  53. Vietnam Vietnam (36)2008Asia
  54. Laos Laos (37)2008Asia
  55. Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (38)2009Middle East
  56. Dubai Dubai (UAE)2009Middle East
  57. Oman Oman (39)2009Middle East
  58. Ajman Ajman (UAE)2009Middle East3
  59. Ras Al Kaimah Ras Al Kaimah (UAE)2009Middle East
  60. Sharjah Sharjah (UAE)2009Middle East3
  61. Umm Al Qaiwain Umm Al Qaiwain (UAE)2009Middle East3
  62. Qatar Qatar (40)2009Middle East
  63. Bahrain Bahrain (41)2009Middle East
  64. Kuwait Kuwait (42)2009Middle East
  65. Egypt Egypt (43)2009Africa
  66. Sinai Sinai (Egypt)2009Middle East
  67. Jordan Jordan (44)2009Middle East
  68. Israel Israel (45)2009Middle East
  69. Palestine Palestine2009Middle East
  70. Greece Greece (46)2009Europe
  71. Italy Italy (47)2009Europe
  72. Vatican City Vatican City2009Europe
  73. San Marino San Marino (48)2009Europe
  74. Monaco Monaco (49)2009Europe
  75. Luxembourg Luxembourg (50)2009Europe
  76. Netherlands Netherlands (51)2009Europe
  77. Portugal Portugal (52)2009Europe4
  78. Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (UK)2009Caribbean
  79. Honduras Honduras (53)2009Central America
  80. Spain Spain (54)2010Europe
  81. PEI Prince Edward Island (Canada)2010North America
  82. South Africa South Africa (55)2010Africa
  83. Senegal Senegal (56)2010Africa
  84. Aruba Aruba2010 Caribbean
  85. Bonaire Bonaire (Netherlands)2010 Caribbean
  86. Curacao Curacao2010 Caribbean
  87. Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (USA)2011 Caribbean
  88. Czech Republic Czech Republic (57)2011 Europe
  89. Austria Austria (58)2011 Europe
  90. Slovakia Slovakia (59)2011 Europe
  91. Slovenia Slovenia (60)2011 Europe
  92. Croatia Croatia (61)2011 Europe
  93. Sicily Sicily (Italy)2011 Europe
  94. Switzerland Switzerland (62)2011 Europe
  95. Liechtenstein Liechtenstein (63)2011 Europe
  96. Hungary Hungary (64)2011 Europe
  97. Romania Romania (65)2011 Europe
  98. Bulgaria Bulgaria (66)2011 Europe
  99. Turkey Turkey (Europe) (67)2011 Europe
  100. Turkey Turkey (Asia)2011 Asia
  101. Andorra Andorra (68)2011 Europe
  102. Candary Islands Canary Islands (Spain)2011 Atlantic Ocean
  103. Ecuador Ecuador (69)2011 South America
  104. Galapagos Islands Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)2011 Pacific Ocean
  105. Wales Wales (UK)2011Europe
  106. Ireland Ireland (70)2011Europe
  107. Northern Ireland Northern Ireland (UK)2011Europe
  108. Isle of Man Isle of Man2011Europe
  109. Scotland Scotland (UK)2011Europe
  110. Falkland Islands Falkland Islands (UK)2012Atlantic Ocean
  111. South Georgia South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (UK)2012Antarctica
  112. British Antarctica British Antarctica (UK)2012Antarctica
  113. Chilean Antarctica Chilean Antarctic (Chile)2012Antarctica
  114. Argentine Antarctica Argentine Antarctic (Argentina)2012Antarctica
  115. Belize Belize (71)2012Central America
  116. Lord Howe Lord Howe Island (Australia)2012Pacific
  117. Sweden Sweden (72)2012Europe
  118. Denmark Denmark (73)2012Europe
  119. Gibraltar Gibraltar (UK)2012Europe
  120. Ceuta Ceuta (Spain)2012Africa
  121. Morocco Morocco (74)2012Africa
  122. Finland Finland (75)2012Europe
  123. Costa Rica Costa Rica (76)2013Central America
  124. El Salvador El Salvador (77)2013Central America
  125. Guatemala Guatemala (78)2013Central America
  126. Poland Poland (79)2013Europe
  127. Bosnia Bosnia and Herzegovina (80)2013Europe
  128. Montenegro Montenegro (81)2013Europe
  129. USVI US Virgin Islands (USA)2013Caribbean
  130. BVI British Virgin Islands (UK)2013Caribbean
  131. Saint Martin Dutch Sint Maarten (Netherlands)2013Caribbean
  132. Anguilla Anguilla (UK)2013Caribbean
  133. Saint Martin French Saint-Martin (France)2013Caribbean
  134. St Barths St. Barthélemy (France)2013Caribbean
  135. Saba Saba/St. Eustatius (Netherlands)2013Caribbean
  136. St Kitts St. Kitts and Nevis (82)2013Caribbean
  137. Antigua Antigua and Barbuda (83)2013Caribbean
  138. Montserrat Montserrat (UK)2013Caribbean
  139. Guadeloupe Guadeloupe (France)2013Caribbean
  140. Dominica Dominica (84)2013Caribbean
  141. Martinique Martinique (France)2013Caribbean
  142. St Lucia St. Lucia (85)2013Caribbean
  143. Barbados Barbados (86)2013Caribbean
  144. St Vincent St Vincent and the Grenadines (87)2013Caribbean
  145. Grenada Grenada (88)2013Caribbean
  146. Trinidad Trinidad and Tobago (89)2013Caribbean
  147. Panama Panama (90)2013Central America5
  148. Namibia Namibia (91)2013Africa
  149. Lesotho Lesotho (92)2014Africa
  150. Swaziland Swaziland (93)2014Africa
  151. Botswana Botswana (94)2014Africa
  152. Mozambique Mozambique (95)2014Africa
  153. Zimbabwe Zimbabwe (96)2014Africa
  154. Zambia Zambia (97)2014Africa
  155. St Helena St. Helena (UK)2014Atlantic Ocean
  156. Angola Angola (98)2014Africa
  157. Congo Republic of Congo (99)2014Africa
  158. Sao Tome Sao Tome and Principe (100)2014Africa
  159. Togo Togo (101)2014Africa
  160. Benin Benin (102)2014Africa
  161. Ghana Ghana (103)2014Africa
  162. Sierra Leone Sierra Leone (104)2014Africa
  163. Gambia (105)2014Africa
  164. Western Sahara2014Africa
  165. Bermuda Bermuda (UK)2014Atlantic Ocean
  166. Turks and Caicos Turks & Caicos (UK)2014Caribbean
  167. Malta Malta (106)2014Europe
  168. Cyprus Cyprus (107)2014Europe
  169. British Soverign Bases Akrotiri and Dhekelia (UK)2014Europe
  170. Northern Cyprus Northern Cyprus2014Europe
  171. Crete Crete (Greece)2014Europe
  172. Ionian Islands Ionian Islands (Greece)2014Europe
  173. Guernsey Guernsey2014Europe
  174. Jersey Jersey2014Europe
  175. Aland Islands Åland Islands (Finland)2015Europe
  176. Haiti Haiti (108)2015Caribbean
  177. Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (109)2015Caribbean
  178. Chile Chile (Mainland)2015South America
  179. India India (110)2016Asia
  180. Ethiopia Ethiopia (111)2016Africa
  181. Macedonia Macedonia (112)2016Europe
  182. Kosovo Kosovo2016Europe
  183. Serbia Serbia (113)2016Europe
  184. Srpska Srpska (Bosnia & Herzegovina)2016Europe
  185. Albania Albania (114)2016Europe
  186. Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (115)2016Asia
  187. Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan (116)2016Asia
  188. Tajikistan Tajikistan (117)2016Asia
  189. Uzbekistan Uzbekistan (118)2016Asia
  190. St Pierre St. Pierre and Miquelon (France)2016North America
  191. Tuvalu Tuvalu (119)2016Pacific Ocean
  192. Norway Norway (120)2017Europe
  193. Brazil Brazil (121)2017South America
  194. Lithuania Lithuania (122)2018Europe
  195. Latvia Latvia (123)2018Europe
  196. Belarus Belarus (124)2018Europe
  197. Estonia Estonia (125)2018Europe
  198. Russia Russia (126)2018Europe
  199. Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (127) 2018Asia
  200. Maldives Maldives (128)2018Asia

    Upcoming Countries


    CountryDateRegionFootnote
  201. Cuba CubaCaribbean
  202. Nicaragua NicaraguaCentral America
  203. Jamaica JamaicaCaribbean
  204. Colombia ColombiaSouth America
  205. Ukraine Ukraine Europe
  206. Moldova Moldova Europe
  207. Transnistria TransnistriaEurope

Footnotes

  1. I spent about an hour at the Nauru airport in the middle of the night on a layover from the Solomon Islands to Kiribati. We got off the plane and actually touched the soil. I even purchased something in the gift shop, however, I never got beyond passport control.
  2. I was denied entry into Kiribati because my passport got wet in the Solomon Islands and the ink on the page that said what dates the visa was valid bled off the page. I spent about 6 hours in Tarawa before heading to Fiji.
  3. I took a taxi from Kashab in the Musandam Peninsula of Oman to Dubai. We drove through several of the smaller emirates but didn’t stop in any other than Ras Al Kaimah.
  4. I had a flight from London to New York which had a layover in Porto of several hours. I didn’t leave the airport.
  5. I had a layover in Panama City on a flight from Trinidad to Mexico City.

15 Replies to “Countries and Territories I’ve Visited”

  1. I just finished all the states in the USA.
    When you said you visited the US did that mean every state?
    I also have 175 countries…some more than once…, and 7 continents .

    As to Jamaica, just step out of the plane, touch the ground and get right back on. All other countries were wonderful and interesting.

    1. I have been to every US state, and I’m close to visiting every state twice. I just have to re-visit Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

      With my next visit to Saskatchewan, I’ll have been to every Canadian province 3x.

  2. Hi Gary,

    I was born in Guyana and returned 4 times since 1984. You should visit. It’s beautiful. My cousins would be very happy to meet you and show you around. The people are similar to Trinidadians. My last visit was in November of 2017 and I cannot wait to return.

  3. What?? All of that travel and you haven’t been to Jamaica yet? LOL . It’s usually one of the places everybody “has been,” at least when I mention living there, I always get “Oh yeah. Been there.” I hope when you DO make it, you come down to my stomping ground, the quiet south coast, Treasure Beach, Jamaica. The real Jamaica. Blessings.

  4. Gary,

    I came across a Pinterest board you curate that deals with North America Travel. I was wondering if you’d consider my contributing to it. My stories are part of the series titled, “A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Characters.”™ All of them include an original photo and a story that is exactly 1,000 characters long. I look forward to hearing back from you.
    Best, MacKenzie Freeman

  5. I’m from Israel and I was pretty surprised to see you didn’t visit in Israel! I hope you’ll visit here soon enough…

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