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Looking up: the Malaga skyline

48 Hours In: Malaga

The gateway to the Costa del Sol is a fascinating destination in its own right, says Nick Boulos. With festivals and guaranteed sun, now’s the time to visit.

Slow boat: cruises on Gothenburg's canals

48 Hours In: Gothenburg

Sweden’s second city takes its chance to shine during the long days of summer, says Nick Boulos

City of water: Zurich's river Limmat

48 Hours In: Zurich

Far from being an enclave of buttoned-up reserve, this lakeside Swiss city dazzles in summer with cultural events and water-based activity.

Hit the heights: Luxembourg has a breathtaking setting atop a rocky plateau

48 Hours In: Luxembourg

The Grand Duchy's beguiling capital is in festive mood for the summer, says William Cook.

Triumphant: the Brandenburg Gate is one of Berlin's icons

48 Hours In: Berlin

Summer sees the German capital at its cultural best, says Chris Leadbeater.

Water playground: Canada Place on Vancouver Harbour, with the lush greenery of Stanley Park within easy reach

48 Hours In: Vancouver

New flights make Canada's beautiful Pacific city a great summer destination.

In the round: Verona's Roman arena is the magical setting for the summer opera festival

48 Hours In: Verona

Summer opera returns to the Roman arena, says Charles Hebbert.

In full swing: the FolkFaro festival celebrates dance and local culture every summer

48 Hours In: Faro

More than just the gateway to the Algarve, this city has much to tempt you off the beach, says Nick Boulos.

Mist opportunity: the Golden Gate Bridge has turned heads since 1937

48 Hours In: San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 next weekend. It's the perfect excuse to visit this vibrant city

Citylights: Modern skyscrapers form part of the city's skyline along with 19th-century and Art Deco buildings

48 Hours In: Philadelphia

World-class art and tax-free shopping lure Cathy Winston to the city of brotherly love.

48 Hours In: Hamburg

As a weekend to celebrate its rich maritime heritage looms, make Germany's second city your first port of call, says Simon Calder.

Head for heights: A view of the city from the observation deck of Seoul Tower

48 Hours In: Seoul

New flights and spring blooms make the South Korean capital an enticing prospect, says Susan Griffith.

The sky's the limit: High-rise Seattle

48 Hours: Seattle

The home of grunge, coffee – and the Space Needle – is ripe for exploration in spring.

Painted landscapes: The Art Gallery of Western Australia has an impressive collection

48 Hours: Perth

Gentle temperatures, autumn colours and cheap fares make this a good time to visit Western Australia's pretty and prosperous capital, says Anthony Lambert.

Hot stones: Ancient baths at Kaiserthermen

48 Hours: Trier

Germany's oldest city is marking 500 years since the Holy Robe was brought to its cathedral. But this isn't the only relic of note – the Roman capital of northern Europe is awash with architectural wonders.

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