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Rome, Italy. Vatican dome of Saint Peter Basilica (Italian San Pietro) and Sant'Angelo Bridge, over Tiber river. vacation planner

8 Best Places to Visit in Europe in 7 Days – Routeperfect’s Vacation Planner

Cramming as many countries into your trip as possible is not always the best idea. When you want to see too much, sometimes you end up missing some very important things. However, it is possible to see many countries in a small amount of time if you do it right. With the help of our vacation planner, we mapped out the perfect trip of 8 countries in just 7 days. This trip allows you to get a real taste for each place before moving on.



Sightseeing in Frankfurt, Germany

With towering skyscrapers, a major international financial district, as well as a charming Altstadt, or Old City,  Frankfurt sightseeing offers a perfect synthesis of old and new. Stroll though the Alstadt, admiring the half-timbered houses, traditional neighborhoods, and have lunch in one of their famous cider houses. Rent a bike or explore the city by foot, you will not be disappointed by this gorgeous German city, and it will leave you with the perfect taste of this fabulous country. Find out more about Frankfurt by checking out our free vacation planner.

A colorful electric tram or train in Frankfurt. vacation planner

Frankfurt, Germany


Luxembourg Attractions

On your way from Germany to France, stop in Luxembourg, a small country nestled in between the two. Spend a few hours exploring the capital, Luxembourg City before continuing on your adventure. Although most people think of Luxembourg City as simply the seat of the EU, it is home to one of Europe’s most beautiful Old Towns. Luxembourg City’s Old Town if uniquely situated across gorges and rivers. Its interesting layout makes it exciting to explore by foot. Visitors will stumble upon all kinds of hidden gems – historic, cultural, and culinary. Find more Luxembourg attractions with our vacation planner.

View from the Casemates on old Luxembourg City. vacation planner

View from the Casemates on Luxembourg



Strasbourg, France Medieval Charm

A perfect mix of German and French influences, this medieval town is overflowing with Alsatian charm. Feel like you’re in a fairy-tale like “Beauty and the Beast” as you wander the gorgeous streets of Strasbourg. Stroll along the canal through “Petite France,” Strasbourg’s Old Town, admiring the half-timbered houses, and look for a cafe or winstubs (pub) to take a break and sample some delicious French pastries or wine. When it comes to food in Strasbourg, you really can’t go wrong. It is known for its delicious cuisine and fine locally produced wines. Visit an incredible winery, pop over the border to the Black Forest, your options here are endless.

Traditional half-timbered houses in La Petite France, Strasbourg, Alsace, France. vacation planner

Traditional half-timbered houses in La Petite France, Strasbourg, France


Zurich, Switzerland – Alps and Architecture

Head across the border to the breathtaking lakeside city of Zurich. This major financial center knows the meaning of “work hard, play hard”. Zurich is home to incredible culinary and nightlife scenes. This modern metropolis is also home to a charming historic center, a vibrant art scene, and a beautiful lake with views of the majestic Alps.

Zurich. Image of Zurich, capital of Switzerland, during dramatic sunset. vacation planner

Zurich during dramatic sunset, Switzerland


Vaduz, Liechtenstein

From Zurich on your way to Italy, take a rest stop in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. A great opportunity to break up your trip and see another country, this tiny European capital sits snugly between the mountains and the Rhine. Vaduz’s iconic castle sits just above the town, and offers visitors gorgeous views of this beautiful capital and the surrounding scenery.

Vaduz Castle, the official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein, with snow covered Alps mountains in background on sunset. vacation planner

Vaduz Castle, the official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein


San Marino “City State”

Defined as a “city-state,” San Marino is technically a small independent body within Italy. It is the world’s fifth-smallest country. Historically, Italy was made up of tiny independent republics, including the likes of Venice and Genoa, which all eventually unified – besides San Marino. Dating to 301 AD, San Marino is the world’s oldest surviving sovereign state. Exploring it only requires a few hours, and you can tell your friends that you went to another country, one of the world’s tiniest and oldest!

The Republic of San Marino (oldest republic in the world) view with Monte Titano and Cesta tower. vacation planner

View with Monte Titano and Cesta tower, The Republic of San Marino


Vacation Planning in Rome, Italy

When in Rome… From ancient ruins, to classical art, to modern galleries, to delicious food and wine, to vibrant nightlife… need I go on? Rome truly has it all. Get lost exploring the winding streets of Italy’s capital, where you will surely stumble upon incredible ancient sights, amazing pizzerias, and refreshing gelato. Make sure to visit Rome’s major icons such as the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pantheon, and of course, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain to make sure you return to this magical city.

Forum of Caesar in Rome, Italy. Architecture and landmark of Rome. Antique Rome. vacation planner

Forum of Caesar in Rome, Italy


Vatican City – The Pope’s Home

Another “city-state” within Italy and the world’s smallest sovereign state, Vatican City is the famous home-town of the Pope. You won’t feel like you’re traveling to another country, but it is fun to know that on your day out while in Rome, you are actually technically visiting a city-state. Explore the museums, see the famous Sistine Chapel, and immerse yourself in thousands of years of Catholic history!

The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican (Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano). vacation planner

The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter (Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano), Vatican


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