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48 Hours In: Adelaide

As summer begins in South Australia, the state capital is about to get easier to reach. Anthony Lambert celebrates this garden city

48 Hours In: Adelaide

New flights are set to bring the capital of South Australia within easier reach of British travellers, says Anthony Lambert. And with summer just beginning, now’s the perfect time to plan a visit

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48 Hours In: Houston

From barbecue heaven to the final frontier, the Lone Star State’s leading city guarantees a unique short break. By Simon Calder

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48 Hours In: Rotterdam

The stylish port city celebrates its cultural side this  autumn with two major art exhibitions ranging from Van Eyck to Picasso, says Laura Holt

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France’s culinary capital also has strong links with the movies. William Cook enjoys the best of both worlds

Back in time: shoppers in the Barri Gótic

48 Hours In: Barcelona

The Catalan capital offers a glut of galleries, Gaudí’s fairy-tale flights of fancy, stylish independent shops – and a chance of late summer sun, says Sarah Gordon

All roads lead to...St Peter's Basilica

48 Hours In: Rome

As Woody Allen's love letter to the Eternal City hits the cinemas, the Italian capital is in a party mood with its annual festival of music and dance.

48 Hours In: Palermo

Autumn's comfortable temperatures make the lively streets of Sicily's captivating capital a pleasure to explore, says Duncan Garwood.

Dome sweet dome: St Basil's Cathedral

48 Hours In: Moscow

With the prospect of a low-cost link from Gatwick, is the vast Russian capital about to join the big league of weekend break locations? Shaun Walker reports

48 Hours In: San Sebastian

This Basque beauty basks in late-summer sun, with a film festival and perfect pintxos adding extra appeal.

Tsar quality: Peter the Great created a dream city

48 Hours In: St Petersburg

As summer's endless light begins to fade in Peter the Great's creation, the Russian city's arts scene goes into full swing with a new season of ballet and opera, says Chris Leadbeater.

48 Hours In: Salzburg

The Austrian city's annual festival of opera, theatre and classical music gives added sparkle to the home of Mozart and 'The Sound of Music', says Will Hawkes.

Waterworks: Geneva's Jet d'Eau

48 Hours In: Geneva

Next weekend, this Swiss lakeside city will be lit up by Europe's longest firework display. It's all part of a summer of celebrations, says Matthew Teller.

To the point: the 452m-high twin Petronas Towers

48 Hours In: Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s vibrant city in the jungle is becoming one of Asia’s biggest crossroads thanks to the arrival of the new ‘ Superjumbo’ A380, says Simon Usborne.

Take the plunge: the Great Bath in the Roman Baths

48 Hours In: Bath

Bask in the natural hot springs of the West Country's ancient city as it celebrates 25 years as a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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