Sometimes you only need a quick escape to relax, recharge and find adventure. A few days away can be as refreshing – and low-stress – as an extended holiday, if you know how to plan. Our recommendation: Select a destination within your reach and explore a specific aspect of that place that interests you. Have a history weekend in Washington, DC, or spend two days browsing the antique and vintage shops of Paris. By focusing your short holiday, you’ll spend less time wandering and more time doing what you love.
For inspiration, we’ve selected our top weekend getaways for couples, friends and solo travellers. Pick the one that’s right for you, and all you have to do is pack.