Mumsnet Logo
Please
or
to access all these features

Welcome to Mumsnet's holiday forum. Discuss all international travel here, including both shorthaul and longhaul trips. Related topics: UK holidays & day trips, skiing, camping & campervans.

Holidays

4 day adult city break in October - where?

29 replies

NCTDN · 29/05/2022 16:35

Any particular recommendations? It's for dh and I - long time since we went away just the two of us. I know the end of October may not have a huge range of flights so need to bear that in mind. We've been away many half terms to the canaries and Balearics, but looking somewhere different. Something a bit more luxurious without breaking the bank would be great.
I'd like to explore a new city so that rules out: Barcelona, Budapest, palma, girona... (I'm sure I've been to loads more European cities but can't think which ones!!).
Thanks

OP posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

AnnieMay55 · 29/05/2022 16:38

Istanbul is really interesting. Lisbon or Porto also nice.

Please
or
to access all these features

RomainingCalm · 29/05/2022 16:46

Lisbon is currently on my list for a child-free weekend.

Other suggestions would be Copenhagen, Reykjavik or Oslo (but not exactly a cheap break). Love Nice but would want to have a car to get out along the coast. Lots to do/see in Berlin or Amsterdam.

Please
or
to access all these features

NCTDN · 29/05/2022 16:52

Oh yes not Amsterdam or Paris either.

OP posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

cptartapp · 29/05/2022 16:52

Seville.

Please
or
to access all these features

Aspidistra1 · 29/05/2022 16:56

Prague
Madrid
Krakow
Dublin
Vienna

Please
or
to access all these features

failing40s · 29/05/2022 17:01

Porto is great. Seville? Valencia is lovely and very interesting mix of new and old.

I loved Oslo, although weather could be dodgy by October.

Please
or
to access all these features

334bu · 29/05/2022 17:03

Rome?

Please
or
to access all these features

ErrolTheDragon · 29/05/2022 17:06

Florence, though there's enough to do there for a longer trip.

Please
or
to access all these features

user1497787065 · 29/05/2022 17:08

Seville, Valletta?

Please
or
to access all these features

Oblomov22 · 29/05/2022 17:37

NCT

Lisbon
Dubrovnik
Ljubljana
Berlin

Please
or
to access all these features

hellcatspanglelalala · 29/05/2022 19:58

Porto
Lisbon
Malaga
Seville
Venice
Rome

All very enjoyable for us.

Please
or
to access all these features

midsomermurderess · 30/05/2022 14:47

For somewhere a bit different in Spain, perhaps Zaragoza, or Merida in Extramadura, taking fast trains from Madrid.

Please
or
to access all these features

BundtCake · 30/05/2022 14:49

Lisbon, Porto, Dubrovnik, Sevilla

Please
or
to access all these features

FeinsteinA · 30/05/2022 14:50

Marrakech - there are some amazing hotels there and the weather is perfect in October.

Please
or
to access all these features

Barkingmadhouse · 30/05/2022 14:50

Lisbon

Please
or
to access all these features

Greatoutdoors · 30/05/2022 14:52

Another vote for Porto

Please
or
to access all these features

DameHelena · 30/05/2022 14:53

I really liked Madrid. Not a beautiful 'strolling along picturesque little streets' sort of place ā€“ it's big and busy and quite gritty ā€“ but SO much to do: the Prado is a wonder, there are lots of nice bookshops and antique/flea markets, nice places to eat and drink, friendly people.

Please
or
to access all these features

Iamclearlyamug · 30/05/2022 14:56

Krakow is an incredible city

Please
or
to access all these features

Glitterspy · 30/05/2022 15:00

We are going to Lisbon in October, Iā€™d also like to go to Valencia

Please
or
to access all these features

maddy68 · 30/05/2022 15:03

Brugge
Seville
Carcassonne

Please
or
to access all these features

Crikeyalmighty · 30/05/2022 15:07

Madrid,
Istanbul- loved Istanbul- nicely exotic but great food and a metro and really is east meets west. Only 4 hours flight too

Please
or
to access all these features

Crikeyalmighty · 30/05/2022 15:08

Several people mentioned Valencia- I must admit I thought Valencia was a let down- personally I Malaga was much nicer as are Seville, cordoba and Granada and Madrid

Please
or
to access all these features

Hoppinggreen · 30/05/2022 15:12

Seville, Porto, Munich or Nuremberg

Please
or
to access all these features

spagbog5 · 30/05/2022 15:15

Venice is fantastic
Rome
Portofino
Madrid
Barcelona
Munich
Cannes

All fantastic!

Please
or
to access all these features

DuckbilledSplatterPuff · 30/05/2022 15:16

Rome. We went in October... there was a surprise around every corner and the weather was lovely.

Please
or
to access all these features
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Sign up to continue reading

Mumsnet's better when you're logged in. You can customise your experience and access way more features like messaging, watch and hide threads, voting and much more.

Already signed up?