Our 24 hours in.... guides have been designed so you can plan your time in your destination effectively. The guides break the day up into time periods so you can experience some or all of our recommendations at your leisure.
24 hours in...
Aberdeen graduate Susie Henderson explores Scotland’s northeastern boomtown, discovering surfing, seafood and football, along with astounding architecture, funky boutiques and cracking nightlife. Find out more.
Regular Amsterdam visitor Hanna Lindon takes us on a two-wheeled tour of this free-spirited city, calling in at some of her favourite spots along the way. Find out more.
Belgium’s vibrant second city, and also its largest port, Antwerp has carved itself a niche as a stylish fashion design capital, and the centre exudes a well-heeled affluent elegance that other places in the region can only aspire to, as long-term Benelux resident Tim Skelton reveals. Find out more.
Conservatively classical yet contemporarily cool, the cobbled streets of Rhine-straddling Basel marry modernism to a medieval core with consummate ease. Mark Stratton’s 24-hour guide provides a low-down on the Swiss city’s highlights. Find out more.
Often described as the Danish answer to Milton Keynes, Billund is a new town but one that has more to offer than a herd of concrete cows. And with beautiful countryside, quaint old towns and the UNESCO-listed Royal Jelling monument on its doorstep, there’s more to Billund than Legoland, says Ruth Styles. Find out more.
Dubliner Aoife O’Riordain knows the best places to get away from the crowds and find the cutting edge in Ireland’s trendy capital. Find out more.
Edinburgh native Susie Henderson gives the low-down on foodie hotspots, hidden museums, lifestyle stores and Scottish brews.. Find out more.
In few places do art and life intermingle so effortlessly than in Florence. Cradle of the Renaissance and home to Machiavelli, Michelangelo and the Medici, Florence is packed with attractions and laden with history. Discover the best of its food, fashion and art with Paula Hardy..Find out more.
Nerve centre of the Eurozone, headquarters of Germany’s banking industry, Germany’s busiest airport – you could be forgiven for feeling Frankfurt is all rush, rush, rush. But relax. The Rhine-Main metropolis knows how to show you a good time, too. Regular Frankfurt visitor Neville Walker reveals his top tips on how to make the most of your day in Frankfurt. Find out more.
This lakeside city of clocks and Calvinists mixes Switzerland’s best bits with a globe-straddling array of cosmopolitan flavours. Ben Lerwill gives an overview. Find out more.
All eyes are on Glasgow as it plays host to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Susie Henderson discovers a cool, creative city riding high on a wave of innovation. Find out more.
Just the right size to get to grips with on a short trip, Granada is one of the most beautiful jewels of Andalusia’s glittering crown. Darren Loucaides dismantles the mixed Arab and Iberian identity of this architecturally stunning city, the last Moorish stronghold to fall in the 15th century. Find out more.
Travellers ranked Jersey as one of the top 10 European islands to visit in a TripAdvisor survey in 2013, and it is little wonder why. With a wealth of outdoor activities, Michelin-starred food, miles of sandy beaches and a relaxed island vibe, what’s not to like? Nicola Smith gives you the lowdown on how to plan a cool weekend break away from it all. Find out more.
Long-term Benelux resident Tim Skelton gives you an insider’s tour of one of Europe’s lesser-known destinations, a micro-capital that proves size isn’t everything. Find out more.
Madrid resident and foodie Erin Ridley gives you an insider’s tour of the Spanish capital – where to eat, drink, shop and sightsee in 24 hours. Find out more.
There’s more to Milan than fashion (although pack a pair of heels, as it does rate pretty highly here). Kathryn Tomasetti offers a peek at her hometown’s finest, from rich culture and chic boutiques to delectable cuisine and the city’s most decadent aperitivi. Find out more.
Nice offers a myriad of museums, top-notch regional cuisine and endless Mediterranean vistas. Long-time local Kathryn Tomasetti shares the best spots to see, sip and savour the Côte d’Azur’s cosmopolitan capital. Find out more.
Make the most of classical Paris while dodging the crowds and veering off track to see the fresh and funky side of the City of Lights. Abigail King rounds up advice on the ground to help you navigate one of the most captivating cities in the world in only 24 hours. Allons-y!..Find out more.
Rome is a glorious three-millennium mash-up of the very best (and worst) of Western culture. Here, past and present fuse to intoxicating effect – one minute you’re walking with the Caesars and the next you’re rocking out in a converted 14th-century chapel. Paula Hardy navigates a path through iconic ruins and modern sensibilities. Find out more.
Often overshadowed by its big sister Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ second largest city boasts its own unmissable character, one – as Dutch resident Tim Skelton reveals – based on a vibrant combination of multiculturalism and stunning modern architecture. Find out more.
If you believe its fraternity of crime writers, Sweden, and by extension, Stockholm, is the world capital of misery, murder and dysfunctional detectives. But, says Ruth Styles, the reality couldn’t be more different. With its spectacularly pretty seaside setting, a large dollop of design talent and a superbly naff ABBA museum, Stockholm is a paradise for style junkies and party addicts alike. Find out more.
The palatial facades and peeling pastel backstreets of Venice are slowly sinking into the sea. Hanna Lindon shows you how to experience Italy’s Floating City before it goes the way of Atlantis. Find out more.
With ancient sights, eclectic shopping, delectable eateries and bags of style, Zurich is chock-a-block with city break fun. Whether you fancy filling your day with sightseeing and shopping, or taking a long lunch then relaxing in a spa, this chic European city has plenty to enjoy, as Hanna Lindon reports. Find out more.