Is there a bank holiday weekend coming up or do you just fancy exploring somewhere new for the weekend? Whether you’re looking to go long-haul or short-haul, there are plenty of interesting weekend destinations waiting for you to discover. Put your out of office on your emails because these weekend breaks abroad are hard to resist.

weekend in parisParis, France

Best time to visit: July

An easy win for a cheap weekend break abroad is the city of love and romance, Paris! Discovering this city is like stepping into a real-world fantasy, where the trees blossom as much as love does. With romantic walks, bridges and the iconic Eiffel Tower, visiting here with a loved one will be sure to have you falling in love all over again. But your stomach will fall in love with it too, with many internationally-recognised chefs set up in this city to treat your taste buds. You can’t miss a stop at a coffee at Cafes Verlet whilst admiring the gentle skies as the sun sets on this beautiful destination.

Budapest, Hungary

Best time to visit: April

Budapest is one of the best cheap weekend breaks abroad thanks to the abundance of things to do here in the day and night. Despite being incredibly affordable, this city exceeds all expectations thanks to the unique things to see, do and eat! The low costs mean you can splash the cash on 5* hotels and not break the bank, and surely you deserve a luxury weekend! Read more about the top things to do in Budapest.

veniceVenice, Italy

Best time to visit: May

One visit to Venice will have you falling in love with this highly adored and charming Italian city. The breathtaking side streets, peaceful gondola rides and Venetian architecture will leave you with the feeling that you never want to leave. You can cover most of the sites in a weekend trip away but a weekend is all you need to fall head over heels for Venice! The top two sites would be the Piazza San Marco and of course the Rialto Bridge, you cannot go to Venice and not see that.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Best time to visit: October

Amsterdam is easily one of the most visited cities and once you have been you will see why. Every time you go, you seem to find new parts to the city which you never knew were there. So even if you have been there before you are bound to find out something new and have just has an amazing time as you did before! Head there with your loved one or for a girls’ holiday, you will have an amazing time either way.

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