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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Bristol Europe, United Kingdom,

Travel Time

1hrs 50mins

Once a prosperous powerhouse for trading, this southwest port city is now home to edgy artists, an evolving food scene and first-class museums, says Imogen Lepere

From Blackbeard to Banksy and Brunel, nowhere fosters rebellion, innovation and wit quite like Bristol. A city characterised by incongruity, Bristol’s many villages co-exist in harmony – from the elegant crescents of Clifton to the ramshackle alleyways off the Christmas Steps. It is a city of…

  • New Orleans

    New Orleans

    Travel Time

    10hrs 30mins

    This southern soul city isn’t so much a place as a state of mind. Come here to eat creole, drink bourbon and groove to blues long into the night, says Heidi Ruge
  • Gdansk

    Gdansk Europe, Poland,

    Travel Time

    2hrs 10mins

    Brimming with distinctive architecture, elegant old streets and riverside watering holes, there’s more to this Baltic port than its extraordinary history, says Kelly Satchell
  • Leeds

    Leeds

    Travel Time

    1hrs 10mins

    A pioneer of the textile industry in the 1600s, today Yorkshire’s capital of style has a flourishing independent food scene and beating cultural heart, says Blossom Green
  • Luxor

    Luxor

    Travel Time

    6hrs 10mins

    Home to the Valley of the Kings, layers of civilization and the spectacular river Nile, the former Egyptian capital also has meze feasts in-store, says Mark Sansom
  • Brisbane

    Brisbane Australia and Southern Pacific,

    Travel Time

    20hrs 30mins

    A buzzing museums district, sunny cafés, creative dining and the Gold Coast right on your doorstep – Australia’s third-biggest city has it all, says Alicia Miller
  • Venice

    Venice Europe, Italy,

    Travel Time

    2hrs 10mins

    Blessed with history, incredible architecture and superb seafood, this city never fails to seduce its guests. Hop aboard a gondola, or get lost amid the labyrinthine streets...
  • Singapore

    Singapore

    Travel Time

    6hrs 10mins

    This island nation has a retail obsession, arguably the best airport in the world, and its vibrant dining scene makes it more than a stopover destination, says Renate Ruge
  • Winchester

    Winchester

    Travel Time

    1hrs 10mins

    England’s ancient capital and home of Alfred the Great, this mini London is a great shopping stop with a plethora of exciting new bars and restaurants, says Renate Ruge
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