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Month-by-month city break guide

Find the short break that’s right for you

As lockdown is lifted, many of us are now planning holidays. If you fancy a short break – up to five nights – here you’ll find 101 ideas selected by award-winning travel journalists.

We have 101 ideas for post-lockdown UK holidays. And there are many countries you can visit without the need to quarantine on return, including France, Greece, Italy and Turkey.

Know when you want to travel? I’ve put together guides to the best short breaks in spring, summer, autumn and winter. You can find Christmas short breaks and trips over Valentine’s Day.

You can find short breaks in the Mediterranean, tips on travel by ferry from the UK and suggestions for foodie breaks, cycling holidays, walking holidays, cruises and healthy short breaks.

Is age a factor? You’ll find holidays for young couples and older couples. Maybe you plan to celebrate an anniversary or an exciting treat for a big birthday: 18th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 70th.

If you’re chasing the sun, find out where’s hot in January, FebruaryMarch, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

 – Annabelle