Small countries you can explore in just one day

St. Peter's Square
Located in the heart of Rome in Italy, Vatican is a small country has an area of just 44 hectares. Photo: Reuters/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Are you left dumbfounded as some tourists count the countries they have travelled to? The truth is, if you have money, it doesn't take much time to explore a lot of countries. There are many countries that are smaller than a single district in Kerala. It takes only a day to see them! Let's know more about some of those ‘little’ countries...
Vatican City
Vatican City tops the list. Located in the heart of Rome in Italy, this small country has an area of just 44 hectares. Tourists can enjoy St Peter's Basilica and Michelangelo's masterpiece on the roof of the Sistine Chapel here.

Monaco is known for its stunningly beautiful Mediterranean coastline, luxury casinos, and Formula 1 Grand Prix races. With an area of just 2.02 sq km, this small nation is also not far behind as regards sights. From the Prince's Palace of Monaco to the Jardine Exotic, tourists can have many beautiful experiences here.

Liechtenstein is a beautiful country located in the heart of Europe, amidst the Alps. The country, which does not even have its own currency, army, or airport, has an area of just 62 square kilometers. It is one of the richest countries in the world. Statistics say one-third of the people here are millionaires. Those with a Schengen visa can reach here directly since it is located between Switzerland and Austria. Liechtenstein has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.

San Marino
San Marino is a small country located within the borders of Italy in the Alpine Mountains. So, it only has a border with Italy. With an area of only 62 square kilometers, the population of this country is just 30,800! However, San Marino has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. The country has a rich history since 301 AD. The streets that evoke memories of the Middle Ages and the iconic Three Towers on Mount Titano are some of the most fascinating sights for tourists here.

Andorra is located between Spain and France near the Pyrenees Mountains in Western Europe. Andorra La Vella, the capital city of Andorra, is the highest-altitude capital city in Europe. Tourism is the main source of income in the country. It is estimated that 10.2 million people visit Andorra every year. The place is famous for adventure activities such as hiking and skiing. Another popular sight here is the historic Casa de la Val.

Luxembourg is a landlocked, small country in Western Europe that shares borders with Belgium, France, and Germany. It has an area of just 2,586 square kilometers. The population is less than 5 lakhs. Luxembourg is also the country that topped the 2023 Quality of Life rankings. Top attractions here include Casemates du Bock, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Grand Ducal Palace, the National Museum of History and Art, wineries along the Moselle River, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

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