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The best 7 day vacation ideas around the world

Some ideas are just a tad more brilliant than others when it comes to 7-day vacation planning.

These tend to be destinations that offer a good mix of activities, food, and fun, and places that have lots of good day trip options so that you’re not confined to one city.

Luckily, FTLO is in the business of searching far and wide so that travelers like you can make the most of your PTO and fill up your week-long itinerary with lots of memorable activities.

Read on to find out which travel destinations make for the best one week vacations (or join the FTLO Community for even more inside info).


The Best One Week Vacation Ideas in the World



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The best One Week vacations in Europe


Florence, Italy


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A magical city to visit, Florence (Firenze) is an absolute dream for those who love art, history, and Italian cuisine. Wander the charming cobblestone streets of this city alongside vespas that zoom up and down. Make your way to some of the most renowned historical structures and artistic masterpieces in the world, and along the way, stumble into lovely boutiques and leather shops, run by the artists themselves. Get your city fix, with a side of charm. Day trips are available to the beautiful countryside and wine center.

Browse the itinerary and check upcoming trip dates to Tuscany & Rome.


Barcelona, Spain


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Barcelona is arguably one of the best cities to visit in Spain if you’re looking for a fun, dynamic vacation spot. Foodies, art lovers and beach babes alike will love visiting, getting their fix of tapas and local drinks, architecture and history, and of course, beach picnics, all day every day. From day time to night time, Barcelona is alive and vibrant with young travelers from all over the world who are ready to have a good time. Take day trips to less populated beaches and towns, or catch a short flight to the very South of France.

Browse the itinerary and check upcoming trip dates to Barcelona & South of France.


The Basque Country



The Basque country is a spectacular region for a week-long trip. It's home to amazing coastal vistas, mouth watering cuisine, and lively culture. Oh yeah, did we mention it's also got the most Michelin-starred restaurants per capita. That means any traveler hitting up this region (which consists of parts of Spain and France) will be chowing down on world-famous dishes right off the bat. Discover absurdly tasty pintxos, swim it up in San Sebastian, and fall in love with this less visited and it's friendly culture.


Crete, Greece



Home to everything from Bronze Age Minoan ruins to delicious wine and sun-kissed beaches, this Greek island offers up the total travel experience. With a vast landscape made up of mountains and miles of coast, it's also home to some of Europe's true beauty. And with homemade goat cheese and olive oils, it's a foodie destination in its own right. After the FTLO Crete trip you’ll be sure to leave in awe and planning your next visit back.


The best One Week Vacations in Latin America


Cartagena, Colombia


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Here's a vacation idea: A beautiful colonial town located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, colorful buildings, incredible churches, local markets, and perfect weather. Not bed, eh? Cartagena is not only an ideal vacation destination for those who only have a few days to spare, it's one of our picks for best places to travel anywhere. The town itself is breathtaking, and there’s loads to see and do. Stroll the streets and try delicious Colombian foods, and admire the beautiful architecture and culture. Take a day trip to the gorgeous remote Rosario Islands, stay in adorable colorful cabins if you wish, try amazing seafood, and snorkel in turquoise waters to view the amazing coral reef.

Browse past itineraries and stay tuned for upcoming trips to Colombia.


Mexico City, Mexico


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A significant and fascinating cultural center, Mexico City is definitely a must-visit for anyone who loves art, history, and amazing Mexican cuisine. FTLO in, fact, hosts a trip to Mexico City for anyone who considers themselves a foodie because street tacos and mezcal are definitely worth their own trip! From locally grown food to imported ingredients from all around the world, Mexico’s unique cuisine integrates creative and delicious ingredients in masterful dishes. Of course, there’s lots of beautiful art, culture, and concerts to enjoy during your visit, and a one-week vaca will leave you wanting more.

Browse the itinerary and check upcoming trip dates to Mexico City.

The best One Week Vacations in Asia


Hanoi, Vietnam


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Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is an ancient city home to temples, art, and a delicious fusion cuisine. This is certainly one our best 7 day vacation ideas. Captivating for its artisans, fascinating for its culture, and exciting for its buzzy local scene, Hanoi is a must-see for anyone traveling through Vietnam. There are a number of easy day trips from Hanoi to the countryside or to Ha Long Bay for some mesmerizing views.

Browse the itinerary and check upcoming trip dates to Vietnam.

Didn't quite find what you're looking for? Check out our upcoming trips to Scandinavia, Morocco, South Africa and more for some of the best 7 day vacation ideas or join our community by filling out a profile, and one of our Community Managers will help find the best destinations for you!


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