48 Hours In

How to spend the perfect 48 hours in Athens

Athens is too often overlooked in favour of the Greek islands, but with its fabulous August festival and proximity to the newly hot Peloponnese peninsula, it's time to take notice

48 Hours in La Rochelle

This south-western French port city is buzzing with summer holidaymakers enjoying its old port, cafés, markets and easy access to beaches and islands

48 Hours in Cartagena, Spain

This Murcian port on Spain’s south-eastern coast offers Modernist architecture, Roman remains and underwater archaeology

48 Hours in Montpellier

This south-western French city has a charming medieval centre just 10km from the Mediterranean shoreline

48 Hours in Biarritz

The city where Basque culture meets Gascon chic is an ideal summer destination

48 Hours in Shanghai

China’s biggest city provides a rewarding window  into the world’s most populous country

48 Hours in Bordeaux

A new landmark wine centre, tramway and renovation of its historic city centre are giving this Euro 2016 host city added sparkle

48 Hours in Toronto

The capital of Ontario is blossoming beautifully as high summer approaches and a fares war makes it cheap and easy to reach

48 Hours In New York

With new flights and endless new openings, spring is a great time to explore the city that never sleeps

48 Hours in Menorca

Watch the sun rise in Spain's most easterly isle, explore its modern and historic capital, then decamp to one of its beautiful beaches, says Simon Calder

48 Hours in Florence

Spring sunshine and annual processions make this a particularly alluring time to visit the Tuscan capital