48 Hours In

The perfect weekend in Colombo

Many travellers to Sri Lanka skip the capital and head straight for the coast or Hill Country – but they’re missing out on some incredible food, history and culture

The perfect weekend in Dublin

With a new craft beer festival, National Heritage Week and the Tiger Fringe Festival all happening over the next month, there's never been a better time to visit Dublin

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 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 San Sebastian

One of Spain's most alluring cities gets its first air link from Britain next month - making its charms even easier to enjoy

48 Hours in Shanghai

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

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 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