How to spend a long weekend in Finland's Turku Archipelago

The ultimate island-hopping destination, Finland’s 155-mile Archipelago Trail is a place of rocky skerries and forested islets, where eco-retreats, Nordic cuisine and saunas abound — and the gateway to it all is buzzing Turku, the former capital city.

How to spend a long weekend on the Isle of Mull

Although just off the Scottish mainland, the Hebridean island of Mull can feel lightyears away — and its fiercely beautiful coastline and rugged highlands provide ample opportunity to truly escape.

Weekender: Finistère

Brittany’s extreme west is a land of plenty, offering grand lighthouse landmarks and beachside restaurants celebrating some of France’s finest seafood. 

What to do in Bloxham

Perched on the edge of the Cotswolds, the rural village of Bloxham is a great jumping-off spot for exploring this perennially popular region.

Long weekend: Scottish Highlands

The call of the wild runs deep in Scotland’s atmospheric northwest Highlands. Travel to the far-flung Isle of Skye and Wester Ross for rugged outdoor thrills by day, whether slithering up muddy hillsides or hauling in a catch of the day, before enjoying classic comforts by night in a clutch of gourmet restaurants

Lake Como: Long Weekend

With its timeless setting and silky lifestyle, Lake Como is endlessly alluring. Henry James praised these backwaters as 'out of the rush and crush of the modern world' — and Lake Como still luxuriates in its moody mountains, medieval ports and Mediterranean vegetation

Weekender: Bornholm

With a well-stocked larder, rolling countryside and balmy climate, the beach-beautiful Danish island of Bornholm makes a delicious weekend escape
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Alternative Greece

Seen the ancient ruins and explored the sundrenched beaches? There’s more to the country than the Greek classics
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Discover Jämtland's infinite beauty

Swedish Jämtland Härjedalen is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and the perfect place to be at one with nature. Prepare to go wild
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Discover Portugal's enchanting historical villages

Lost among the mountains and valleys of the green landscape of the interior Central Region of Portugal, there are 12 simple villages full of legends and castles, flavours and traditions where travellers feel like losing themselves

A weekend break in Llandudno

Stroll along the pier, take a tram up a mountain and search for dolphins on a weekend break in Llandudno, the 'Queen of Welsh resorts'.

How to spend a long weekend in Sarajevo

A preserved Ottoman bazaar, a thriving coffee culture, an abandoned bobsled track that's become a dark tourist attraction and a winery that relies on the lunar cycle for production; Sarajevo is embracing its quirk with confidence.

Top 10 places to visit in Barcelona

We round up the ten most unmissable attractions in the thrumming Spanish city, from tiny tapas bars to Michelin-starred restaurants

Top 5: UK adventures

Forget the far-flung corners of the world; your next adventure expedition is just a stone's throw from one of the UK's major cities

Cornwall: Out on the edge

Looking out to the Atlantic, Cornwall has always been defined by the elements and its mercurial, mystical landscapes, haunted by the ruins of old industries

A long weekend in Ghent

Head to this quaint Flemish city — an easy train trip from the UK — which has retained a laid-back vibe while championing local food, age-old pubs and cobbled-street charm

Italy: But not as you know it

You've admired the Colosseum and soaked up the sights and sounds of Venice, but another Italy is waiting in the wings. We uncover the faces and places — old and new — that are rewriting this much-loved classic

A long weekend in Madeira

Closer to Africa than Europe, these Portuguese islands are reinventing themselves as a wild place for a long weekend of action and adventure

A long weekend in Tunis

You'll find glimpses of elegant Paris in Tunisia's capital, but it's the souks, minarets and ancient crumbling satellite cities that speak to a time when this corner of Africa ruled the Mediterranean