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    Updated on Feb 29, 2020. Posted on Feb 22, 2020

    23 Quick And Affordable Weekend Trips You Can Easily Take From London

    Flights to Copenhagen for $27? I suppose I'll take it.

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    One of the great perks of London living? Traveling throughout Europe is easy.

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    Plane tickets are affordable and time spent en route is reasonable — which means you can spend three days in, say, Sweden without feeling like you've lost two days traveling.

    Below, we've rounded up some of the *best* destinations for a quick weekend (or long weekend) getaway.

    Just a note that the below prices are in USD and the trip times are approximate!

    1. Amsterdam, Netherlands

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    Trip time: 55 minutes via plane (round-trip tickets as low as $55) / Three hours and 55 minutes via Eurostar train (round-trip tickets as low as $56)

    What to do: No trip to Amsterdam is complete without a visit to the Van Gogh Museum or the Anne Frank House. You'll also want to learn all about your favorite food group (cheese) at the Amsterdam Cheese Museum before shopping at one of the many outdoor flea markets.

    Where to stay: The Flying Pigs, Hilton Amsterdam, Ambassade Hotel

    2. Zadar, Croatia

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    Trip time: Two hours and 20 minutes via plane (one-way tickets as low as $16)

    What to do: Take in unearthed Roman ruins before listening to the sea organ, a unique underwater instrument that produces sound in unison with crashing waves. When you've grown tired of gorgeous architecture (rude), venture out to the smaller towns outside of Zadar to get your fill of pristine beaches.

    Where to stay: Hotel Bastion, Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel

    3. Zürich, Switzerland

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    Trip time: One hour and 40 minutes via plane (round-trip tickets as low as $58)

    What to do: Throw your sweet tooth a sugar-covered bone by way of a chocolate walking tour, where you'll enter the small shops that line the streets of Zürich and sample everything from Champagne truffles to pralines.

    Where to stay: Youth Hostel Zurich, Swissotel Zurich, The Dolder Grand

    4. Copenhagen, Denmark

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    Trip time: One hour and 45 minutes via plane (round-trip tickets as low as $27)

    What to do: Stroll past the colorful houses of Nyhavn, ride a rollercoaster at Tivoli Gardens, and feast on a smørrebrød; an open-faced sandwich made with the Danish staple of rye bread.

    Where to stay: Generator Copenhagen, Scandic Palace Hotel, Copenhagen Admiral Hotel

    5. Brighton, England

    6. Brussels, Belgium

    7. Valletta, Malta

    8. Stockholm, Sweden

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    Trip time: Two hours and 15 minutes via plane (round-trip tickets as low as $40)

    What to do: Is there anything more picturesque than cobblestone streets? We think not — which is one of the many reasons you'll want to sprint to Stockholm. Also, don't forget to add the ABBA Museum (!!!!!) and the Skansen open-air museum to your list.

    Where to stay: NOFO Hotel, Hilton Stockholm Slussen, Grand Hôtel

    9. Bath, England

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    Trip time: One hour and 23 minutes via train

    What to do: Snap one million photos of the Pulteney Bridge (featured above) before visiting the Roman Baths equipped with original Roman pavements and thermal springs. End your weekend getaway with a visit to The Jane Austen Centre; the literary icon spent a lot of time in Bath. (Psst, if you only have a day, this tour package provides transportation and takes you to both Bath *and* Stonehenge — no overnight stay required.)

    Where to stay: Z Hotel Bath, Paradise House, The Kennard

    10. Edinburgh, Scotland

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    Trip time: One hour and 10 minutes via plane (round-trip tickets as low as $58)

    What to do: Get spooked at Greyfriars Kirkyard (a cemetery known for its ~haunted~ happenings), climb up Arthur's Seat to take in the Edinburgh skyline, and explore Edinburgh Castle. Not required but highly recommended: A Harry Potter walking tour.

    Where to stay: Castle Rock Hostel, Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh West End, The Balmoral Hotel

    11. Seville, Spain

    12. Dublin, Ireland

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    Trip time: One hour and 15 minutes via plane (round-trip tickets as low as $27)

    What to do: Tour the Guinness Storehouse before heading up to the rooftop Gravity Bar, where you'll be treated to a pint of Guinness and panoramic views of the entire city. You can also take a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher for lush greenery (FYI: not for those who are terrified of heights).

    Where to stay: Abigails Hostel, Conrad Dublin, The Morrison

    13. Berlin, Germany

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    Trip time: One hour and 50 minutes via plane (round-trip tickets as low as $40)

    What to do: Nightclubs, street art, the Berlin Wall, and the ultimate foodie scene — we're talking food stalls with everything from boulette and currywurst to leek gnocchi and kebabs. Plus, make your very own chocolate bar at Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt.

    Where to stay: Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin, Waldorf Astoria Berlin, The Circus Hotel

    Here is a complete four-day Berlin travel guide.

    14. Oxford, England

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    Trip time: 44 minutes via train

    What to do: Run to Oxford if you like all things medieval and quaint! Start at the Radcliffe Camera (a building of Oxford University), tour the Oxford Castle, and then take a walk through Christ Church Meadow where you'll see grazing cattle galore.

    Where to stay: Hampton by Hilton Oxford, Burlington House, Old Bank Hotel

    15. Paris, France

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    Trip time: One hour and 10 minutes via plane (round-trip tickets as low as $61) / Two hours and 16 minutes via Eurostar train (round-trip tickets as low as $51)

    What to do: The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, I'm sure you know the drill. What you may not know is that you need to go to Joséphine Bakery in order to experience heaven in the form of a buttery almond croissant.

    Where to stay: Le Village Montmartre, Maison Astor Paris, Niepce Paris Hotel

    16. Athens, Greece

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    Trip time: Three hours and 45 minutes via plane (round-trip tickets as low as $76)

    What to do: So many ancient structures, so little time: From the Acropolis and Parthenon to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Temple of Athena Nike, there will be *no* shortage of sites to see whilst vacationing in the Greek capital.

    Where to stay: Bedbox Hostel, Herodion Hotel, Meliá Athens

    17. Barcelona, Spain

    18. Rome, Italy

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    Trip time: Two hours and 25 minutes via plane (round-trip tickets as low as $55)

    What to do: There are almost too many things to do in Rome, am I right? Vatican City (hello, Sistine Chapel), the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain — all great "tourist" things you need to check off your list, but you may want to take an off-the-beaten-path tour to make sure you live like the *actual* Romans do.

    Where to stay: The Beehive, Aleph Rome Hotel, Hotel Barocco

    19. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

    20. Zagreb, Croatia

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    Trip time: Two hours and 20 minutes via plane (round-trip tickets as low as $97)

    What to do: Start at Ban Jelačić Square before making your way toward St Mark's Church, the Cathedral of Zagreb, and Mesnica NENO farmers market. And if you're a caffeine lover, Zagreb = heaven. The strong coffee culture means there are an endless amount of cafés lining every street you walk down.

    Where to stay: Canopy by Hilton Zagreb, Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, Palace Hotel

    21. Lisbon, Portugal

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    Trip time: Two hours and 45 minutes via plane (round-trip tickets as low as $71)

    What to do: Eat an original Portuguese tart at Pastéis de Belém before riding the Ascensor da Bica — a mountain cable car that will take you through some of the quaintest streets in all of Lisbon. We're talking colorful homes and picturesque balconies, people.

    Where to stay: Palácio das Especiarias, Lisbon Marriott Hotel, Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel

    22. Reykjavík, Iceland

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    Trip time: Three hours and 10 minutes via plane (round-trip tickets as low as $136)

    What to do: Have a soak in the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa with salt- and algae-rich water nestled into a lava field that looks like it fell from Mars. You'll also want to take the Golden Circle tour for the Geysir hot spring, the double-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, *and* a tectonic rift at Thingvellir National Park. In sum, Reykjavík = the ultimate destination for any nature lover,

    Where to stay: Kex Hostel, Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik, Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

    Here is a first-timer's guide to Reykavík, Iceland.

    23. Prague, Czech Republic

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    Trip time: One hour and 55 minutes via plane (round-trip tickets as low as $66)

    What to do: Say ~honey, I'm home~ whilst visiting the Prague Castle (it dates back to the 9th century), cross the Charles Bridge, have some decadent hot chocolate at Choco Cafe, and pay a visit to the iconic Lennon Wall; as the name would imply, it's covered with lyrics by The Beatles and other John Lennon-inspired graffiti.

    Where to stay: Hostel Santini Prague, Art Nouveau Palace Hotel, Hilton Prague Old Town

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