Go with the flow: the Douro is an intrinsic part of Porto

48 Hours In: Porto

Walk in the footsteps of Prince Henry the Navigator, tour Baroque churches and historic port lodges, or just stroll beside the Douro, writes Sophie Lam
Column inches: the Leaning Tower

48 Hours In: Pisa

The gateway to Tuscany is worth a visit in its own right, to explore ancient landmarks, fine food and glittering festivities, says Nick Boulos
High class: Acropolis view from the Grand Hotel Bretagne

48 Hours In: Athens

A visit to the Greek capital is a chance to relive the Classical past –and to enjoy the city's more contemporary attractions, says Adrian Mourby

Style high: Milan's ancient and modern skyline

48 Hours In: Milan

Italy's fashion capital is also home to a network of canals perfected by Leonardo da Vinci, says Aoife O'Riordain

Square route: the busy Piata Universitatii

48 Hours In: Bucharest

Once known as the 'Paris of the East', the Romanian capital is at last rediscovering its former glory. Let John Malathronas be your guide

Your carriage awaits: Taj Falaknuma Palace

48 Hours In: Hyderabad

This magnificent southern Indian city won't stay off the tourist map for long, writes Sarah Khan

In the frame: works by El Greco and Picasso at the Prado

48 Hours In: Madrid

Things are hotting up in the Spanish capital, with a packed cultural calendar for spring

Pool resources: the Imperial Hotel blends character and style

48 Hours In: Delhi

Join Anthony Lambert for a tour of India's multi-faceted and bustling capital as it prepares to celebrate the Hindu spring festival

Wing it: bats at Congress Avenue Bridge

48 Hours In: Austin

The capital of Texas comes alive this weekend, with pioneering flights giving easier access to a city that has a spring in its step. Simon Calder saddles up

Tall order: Cerro Santa Lucia and the high-rise city

48 Hours In: Santiago

Chile's capital is gaining new flights from Europe, making this is a great time to go, says Simon Calder

Square root: the Piazza Maggiore

48 Hours In: Bologna

The medieval arcades of this northern Italian city make it a good bet in winter – and a blockbuster exhibition bolsters the appeal, says Julia Buckley

Cuban wheels: a taxi driver waits by his classic car

48 Hours In: Havana

Explore independent restaurants, guesthouses and galleries in the Cuban capital, says Claire Boobbyer

Baltic beauty: the jumbled rooftops of Riga's old town

48 Hours In: Riga

William Cook explores the Latvian capital's rich medieval and Art Nouveau architecture as the city gears up to become European Capital of Culture

Green belt: one of the city's extensive parks

48 Hours In: Melbourne

Australia's green and cosmopolitan bayside city is in bloom with open-air cinemas, al fresco cafés and cycle trails that lead to seaside suburbs, says Cal Flyn

Up on the roof: a view of Fès from Palais Amani

48 Hours In: Fès

This medieval Moroccan city offers the charm of Marrakech without the fuss, says Sarah Khan

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