48 Hours

City Breaks: All destinations

Whether you’re just passing through or making a weekend of it, we give you the 48-hour lowdown on cities across the globe. What to see, what to do, what not to miss...

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Le Havre Europe, France

Travel Time

5hrs 30mins

The cradle of impressionism, this seaside city has bags of art, modern architecture and Breton crepes in-store, making it a real hidden gem, says Emilee Tombs

A port city on Normandy’s chalk-cliffed Alabastar Coast, Le Havre – with its Unesco-listed modernist architecture – is a shining example of indomitable post-war spirit and urban innovation. Spend your day exploring its patina of history and dining at traditional restaurants, then finish with a…

  • Krakow

    Krakow Europe, Poland

    Travel Time

    2hrs 30mins

    One of Europe’s most spectacular Old Towns, a fast-evolving dining scene and some lively, artistic neighbourhoods make for a surprising spring getaway, says Amy Grier
  • Isla Holbox

    Isla Holbox North America, Mexico

    Travel Time

    12hrs 30mins

    Mexico’s car-free island hideaway is a trove of boutique accommodation, beachfront pursuits, straight-from-the-hook seafood and spectacular wildlife, says Lizzie Frainier
  • Nassau

    Nassau

    Travel Time

    10hrs 10mins

    A riot of beaches, bars and great snorkelling opportunities, the capital of The Bahamas mixes secluded castaway areas with lively Caribbean city life, says Imogen Lepere
  • Hobart

    Hobart Australia and Southern Pacific, Tazmania

    Travel Time

    24hrs 50mins

    Tasmania's capital not only does a fine line in Pacific oysters, barista coffee and wines, but also serves up world-class art and an enviable outdoor lifestyle, says Anne Krebiehl
  • Galle

    Galle Asia, Sri Lanka

    Travel Time

    10hrs 30mins

    On the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, this costal city has stylish boutique hotels, bohemian vibes and bountiful white sand beaches to tempt you, says Imogen Lepere
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon

    Stratford-Upon-Avon Europe, England

    Travel Time

    2hrs 10mins

    In the bosom of England, this market town is home to a romantic river, cosy restaurants, and a culture that stretches far beyond its famous playwright, says Imogen Lepere
  • Santiago De Cuba

    Santiago De Cuba South America

    Travel Time

    14hrs 30mins

    The salsa is fast, the mojitos are strong and the spirit of the revolution lives on in Cuba’s second city. Seek out its retro character before it disappears, says Imogen Lepere
  • Manila

    Manila Asia

    Travel Time

    18hrs 10mins

    Walk along the colonial city walls, soak up the Spanish old town and delve into the throng of fish markets. This skyscraper city is full of surprises, says Lizzie Frainier
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