48 Hours In

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 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 Salt Lake City

There's more to the city than Mormons - the state capital is home to craft brew pubs and hiking trails, with impressive national parks and ski resorts on the doorstep

48 Hours in Lima

South America's only coastal capital is easier to reach from today, with new flights from London

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