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.
Long-term Netherlands resident Tim Skelton takes us on a two-wheeled tour of this free-spirited city, calling in at some of his favourite haunts along the way. Find out more.
Almost a way of life in its own right, Barcelona remains one of Europe’s proudest, most individual cities, blending edginess with luxury and marrying the medieval with the modern. Regular visitor Ben Lerwill shares his tips on how to enjoy 24 hours in Spain’s cultural capital. Find out more.
Basel is one of Switzerland’s more underrated tourist destinations. Yet, sharing a border with both France and Germany, it’s also one of the country’s most cosmopolitan cities. Find out more.
Switzerland's capital is a particularly attractive city, with scores of elegant medieval buildings and stunning views out to nearby lush green hills and snow-covered mountains. Relax and enjoy Bern’s slow pace of life, friendly atmosphere and beautiful UNESCO-listed Old Town, with Ben West’s insider tips. 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.
Welcome to Dundee, one of Scotland’s largest cities. The city benefits from a central geographic location and with direct flights from London City Airport to its own Airport, come and enjoy a guaranteed warm Scottish welcome. Find out more.
Edinburgh native Susie Henderson explains why there’s so much more to the city than tartan and a certain castle. 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 mountain-ringed city of clocks and Calvinists takes Switzerland’s best bits while adding in a few cosmopolitan flavours of its own. Ben Lerwill gives an overview. Find out more.
With the 2014 Commonwealth Games fast approaching, the spotlight is firmly on Scotland’s largest city. Susie Henderson explores why creative, innovative, friendly Glasgow exudes class. 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, the micro-capital that proves size isn’t everything. 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.
Step gables and peace treaties, old churches and high fashion, fine art and good bier – there’s a lot to love about these two historic German cathedral cities, straddling the boundary between Lower Saxony and Westphalia. Germany expert Neville Walker shares his highlights. Find out more.
London resident John Oates gives you an insider’s tour around the city that never sleeps, sharing some secrets that only the locals know. 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.
A long and illustrious history and Germany’s shortest river are two of the attractions of this compact but lively cathedral city in the heart of wholesome rural Westphalia. Make the most of 24 hours in Paderborn with local expert Neville Walker’s tips. Find out more.
Many visitors to the Netherlands overlook Rotterdam in their headlong rush towards the hedonistic pleasures of Amsterdam, but as Tim Skelton reveals, they are missing out on a vibrant, multicultural treat. 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 Ruth-Ellen Davis reports. Find out more.