Lost Countries That No Longer Exist But Are Still Perfect to Travel To and Explore

We live in a vast universe of many countries, cities and places to explore. But did you know that there are lost countries out there that are still beautiful and deserving of your travelling hearts? If you’re wondering about beautiful countries that are different than they once were, you’ll find several included here, just waiting to explore.

Being able to travel the world is a gift. Aren’t we all so lucky to be able to explore and see the beauty of the world and everything it has to offer? And honestly, there are so many amazing countries out there that you could travel forever and never see them all.

But what if you were to narrow it down to explore the “lost” countries of the world instead? Don’t quite know what it means to be a lost country? It’s a term given to certain locations that used to be independent countries back in the day but were joined or overtaken by other countries and absorbed into their culture. Intrigued? You should be! There are some seriously beautiful lost countries that you don’t want to overlook!

Lost Countries That No Longer Exist But Are Still Perfect to Travel To and Explore

While several lost countries are out there, here are just a few you need to have on your radar.


History Building Czechoslovakia Tricolor Museum

What used to be a country on its own full of democracy and peace, was split between the two countries of the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993.

Taking the time to learn about the true history of the “lost” country of Czechoslovakia is a reading that is worth doing, especially if you’re going to make a trip there to explore!



While only technically named Rhodesia for 14 years before officially becoming modern-day Zimbabwe, it’s now a country that over 7 million people call home. There are several stunning nature sights to see, including some amazing waterfalls that are certain to thrill.

Gran Colombia

Venezuela Street Art

When the current dictator wanted to create a constitution for his country, no one wanted to follow suit. This led to his resignation and the formation of the trio of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. (also known today as just Colombia)

Beautiful street art and the booming capital city of Venezuela are just some of the reasons to visit this once “lost” country of Gran Colombia.

Make certain that you do your research before travelling to any “lost” countries, as it’s important to know any and all safety measures that you may need to take.

Once you have your research and your travel plans set, get ready to embark on a journey that is full of history, beauty, and art!

Discovering Lost Countries


  • motherhoodtherealdeal

    April 25 at 12:40 pm

    How fascinating – I have to admit lost countries are not often places I think of, or think of going. What an interesting theme for a travel list!

    1. Sabina Green

      April 25 at 8:31 pm

      Sometimes it blows my mind to think about how much ‘world’ is out there 🙂

  • sonia cave

    April 25 at 5:08 pm

    I love the idea of lost countries…adds some mystery and intrigue to it all. I always try and research where we are going when we head off and it’s past history

    1. Sabina Green

      April 25 at 8:34 pm

      It’s lovely to discover the history of a place, I am always so intrigued.

  • mommamack15

    April 25 at 7:22 pm

    I love the idea of exploring lost countries and seeing new cultures, it would certainly make a different family holiday for our children.

    1. Sabina Green

      April 25 at 8:47 pm

      It would, wouldn’t it? They could learn so much.

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    April 25 at 7:37 pm

    Oh this is a wonderful idea for a travel list. It’s always interesting to learn about new places.

    1. Sabina Green

      April 25 at 8:46 pm

      It’s definitely not the standard travel list but there would be so much to learn along the way.

  • typicalmummy

    April 25 at 8:39 pm

    Such an interesting post! I’ve never heard the term “lost countries” before but it certainly it a good idea for a travel bucket list!

    1. Sabina Green

      April 25 at 8:56 pm

      It’s something that I had thought about previously but hadn’t considered them to be ‘lost countries’.

  • Lisa

    April 26 at 2:25 pm

    I would love to travel more as a family. We should all try and see as much of the world as we can x

    1. Sabina Green

      April 26 at 9:30 pm

      I hope it is something we will do more as our children grow up x

  • Jenni

    April 27 at 7:15 am

    This is such a fascinating post! I had never thought about the concept of lost countries before. Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Sabina Green

      May 8 at 9:38 pm

      It really is, I loved reading up on it myself 🙂

  • Playdays and Runways

    April 27 at 8:41 am

    I love this post, so amazing to think of how big our world is and how many beautiful places there are out there.

    1. Sabina Green

      May 8 at 9:38 pm

      I think it’s so easy to forget just how big our world in when we get so caught up in life x

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