Top One Week Vacation Ideas – Short But Lovely Breaks!

Majority of full-time employees only get a few days a year to travel or rest. To many people, this might not seem like a lot of time. However, there are a lot of new, fun and exciting places one can visit in a week or less and engage in lots of activities. Here are some of the best exclusively fun one-week vacation destinations in the world.



Wildlife Safaris and the Lake Victoria experience: It involves taking a wildlife and leisure tour at the world’s second largest and Africa’s largest freshwater lake. At Lake Victoria, you will experience sport fishing and a chance to explore the water body on a fulfilling boat cruise.

Kenya is one of the leading wildlife destinations offering game drives in Maasai Mara National Reserve. It links up with the Serengeti of Tanzania and bestows one of the 7 Wonders of the World; The Wildbeast Migration. The Maasai Mara also features luxurious accommodations at feet’s length away from the vicious lions and cheetahs.

You can also experience birding and recreation in Rusinga and Bird Island. Other destinations in Africa which are famous for game drives are South Africa and Tanzania.

On the other hand, the warm sandy beaches in the coastal parts of Kenya, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique also offer a pleasant experience. Packed with amazing cultural experiences and historical sites is the Fort Jesus in Mombasa and the beautiful island of Zanzibar in Tanzania.


Asia is home to the most culture intuitive temples of the world with breathtaking architecture. It has a variety of temples ranging from the Golden Temples of Thailand, the colourful Hindu temples in India and the Temple of Dawn. The latter is one of the most impressive temples in Bangkok and a landmark in Thailand.

Asia is also known for the Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia; which is the biggest Hindu temple and largest religious complex in the world. So get your Lara Croft or Indiana Jones on and have a fantastic time coursing through the temples. Just be sure not to damage anything vital.

The Philippines

The Philippines is rich with over seven thousand islands. You can take years exploring and still not cover half of them. Moreover, some of the islands are home to white sandy beaches and magnificent volcanic landscapes. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll even see an active volcano in action – at a great distance of course. Further up north is the Mayon Volcano which is a very active volcano which has erupted forty-nine times and has a symmetrical cone shape. Tourists could enjoy camping, hiking, bird watching, climbing and photography in the mountains.

It is also home to the Tubbataha reef which is protected by the Sulu and a marine park which has become a world famous diving site. You can also visit the Puerto Princesa underground river where you will experience one of the world’s most remarkable natural features such as the underground rivers. Finally, The chocolate hills are one of the many beautiful sites in the Philippines


Paris, France

Paris is one of the leading vacation destinations in the world. It’s a beautiful city filled with spectacular sites that will probably blow your mind. The centre Gorges Muse d’Orsay is a museum in on the left bank of the seine. By covering the whole museum, you’ll probably be equipped with the history and rich culture of the people of France.

Disney World is the biggest amusement park in Europe and the most (in Europe)in terms of attendance records. It has hundreds of fun activities and exciting rides. The Louvre Palace is a must-see; originally built as a medieval fortress in the year 1190 by King Phillippe Auguste. It’s one of the largest museums in the western world, housing some of the most popular and culturally ethnic forms of art. The Basilique du Sacre-Coeur is a Roman Catholic Basilica church which contains one the world’s largest Mosaic of Jesus Christ with his arms widespread.

London, United Kingdom

London is England’s capital and the largest city in both England and the United Kingdom. It is known for its rich history, modern architecture and traditional way of ruling. One week spent in London is enough for a visit to the Queen’s home at the Buckingham Palace or take a perfect picture at the West Minister’s palace “The Big Ben”. You could also hop on a bus tour and enjoy site seeing in different places in the city. The tower of London could also be another place to visit where you’d discover a 900-year royal palace, prison, place for executions, Arsenal, Jewel house and a zoo.

Rise above London and witness the city from the view of the Shard. It is an iconic skyscraper with the unique perspective that it stretches up to 64 kilometre’s (40 miles). Suppose that you love theatre arts, then you can visit the London Dungeon and experience live actors, thrilling rides and exciting special effects.


Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is the capital of Hungary with the river Danube cutting across. It has a  19th-century chain bridge that is beautiful and grand. To get the city, you can take the Funicular which runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s old town. It also traces the Budapest history museum and the city life of Roman times.

Moreover, the city is also famous for its hot springs; some of which have been used for therapeutic purposes since prehistory. It is also full of impressive architecture, beautiful landmarks and sites. Let’s also not forget its fascinating history dating back to the 20th century with classical concerts in beautiful churches. The Buda castle is a two hundred-roomed palace that replaced the 13th-century palace built to protect the stronghold from attacks. But let’s leave some of these fun facts to the tour guide.

Other places to visit are the National Gallery in the main wing in the Budapest museum. The statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy overlooks the front of the castle. Finally, you can head on to The St Stephen’s Basilica, Matthias church, Museum of Fine Arts, or Fisherman’s Baston which are also sites to behold.


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