The world is full of diverse and amazing nations. There are so many places that you absolutely must visit, and so much rich history and culture to immerse yourself in; you simply must travel, for otherwise, you will never see the wonders that are contained within this small planet that we call Earth. The wide variety in culture in and of itself is amazing, especially when you consider that we are all the same au fond. This page will compile seven amazing countries you absolutely must see in your lifetime, but there are many more outside of these seven, unfortunately, so many more they cannot all be listed.

Here are seven truly amazing countries that you have to include on your must-visit list!

Peru

Peru is a diverse country with a long, rich, and unique history. Peru is home to many Incan settlements, some of which, like Machu Picchu, were not even discovered until a hundred or so years ago. Peru is somewhere you must visit at least once in your life, and until you have seen it, you will never truly be able to comprehend its extreme beauty and rich culture. Discover Peru to the fullest, because it has so much to offer, from Lake Titicaca to the mysterious Nazca Lines. For an unforgettable and life-altering experience, this should be on your “must visit” list.

Mexico

Mexico is another country with a rich and long history stretching back eons, there are many temples in Mexico, the most popular being the temples at Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza is an ancient site and the most oft-visited archaeological site in the entire world. Chichen Itza is an ancient Mayan site, and one of many others. The Mayan Temples of Mexico are truly amazing and are sites that everybody must see at least once in their life. You have not seen the world until you have seen Mexico, a vast, rich, and diverse landscape that boasts thousands of years of history. Its food is one of a kind, its people warm and welcoming, and its landscapes vast and beautiful. Add Mexico to your list.

Italy

Italy is one of the most ancient civilizations in the world, with Rome at one point being the center of the entire world. Italy has many destinations and landmarks that you absolutely have to see before you die. Some of these are the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Roman Colosseum, and Constantine’s Arch. Not only are there so many wonderful destinations to see, but the people are warm, kind, and welcoming, and the food truly to die for. Italian food has conquered the hearts of millions around the world, and there is nothing quite like home-cooked Italian food in the heart of Italy.

England

England is another country which, at one point, was the center of the world. The old saying goes, that once, ‘the sun would never set on the English Empire.’ England dates back thousands of years, with Julius Caesar having recorded his encounters with the mystic, ancient, Celtic druids, that inhabited the land. England boasts a diverse landscape, from hilly expanses to dense woodland. England is a mystical and ancient country that is known for its affinity to magic and all things mysterious. There are many ancient monuments in Britain that you must see, from Roman Colosseum’s to stone structures erected by the ancient indigenous Celtics.

Greece

Greece is a country which, as with two others on this list, was at one point, many thousands of years ago, the center of the world. It still, to this day, boasts hundreds of 5th century BC structures and buildings. Greece is somewhere you absolutely must visit once and was once home to ancient philosophers like Plato and Aristotle. You cannot say you have seen the world until you have seen the ruins of Athena’s Temple. Greece is a very affordable holiday destination and has some of the gorgeous food in the entire world.

France

France is an ancient country dating back to Celtic tribespeople and Germanic tribes thousands of years ago. It boasts a diverse landscape and hundreds of tourist sites that cannot go unseen, like the Eiffel Tower and Napoleon’s Column.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a wealthy oil-rich country with a long history, going all the way back to ancient Arabia. The ancient Arabians were known for their art and poetry, and although oft associated with the religion of Islam, the country boasts much more history. Definitely visit Saudi Arabia at least once in your life.

Now you know seven destinations that cannot go unmissed. These seven destinations are some of the most beautiful, historically rich, and diverse countries in the world. There are many others, too, but these are the chosen favorites for this list.