We're all day-dreaming about it whilst we should be working... When can I book a holiday? Where shall I go? Even a city break will do... Anything...
We've put together a list European cities worth visiting month by month for 2019 - so whenever you can get a long weekend to make your escape, there will always be something that Europe has to offer for you.
January - Copenhagen
Denmark’s capital is pretty chilly during January, but don’t let the weather put you off. There’s still plenty to do if being back at work is getting too much and you are craving a January break.
Frederiksberg Gardens is one of the largest and most attractive green spaces in Copenhagen, and in January visiting the ice rink in front is a free, fun and despite the chilly weather, a warming activity to enjoy. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it’s a worthwhile experience.
Not only that, CopenHot is an amazing way to wind down after the Christmas madness and a day of strolling through the city centre. Wood-fired water-front saunas with views of the city is the perfect way to cope with the chilly winter weather.
February - Paris
It’s the European city of love, so where else to spend it during Valentine’s month?
There’s no bad time of the year to visit city with your significant other, but with February being the month of love, their everything has that romantic edge to it.
Exploring the French capital and visiting all the landmarks is a great way to spend a weekend away in the city. The Opera Garnier is considered one of the most important buildings in a Paris - even if you’re not a huge music lover, it’s something different and the architecture will definitely interest you.
March - Stockholm
With cheap flights during this time of year and Spring blooming, it’s the perfect time to enjoy Stockholm’s city culture.
The weather won’t be particularly warm, but enjoying some traditional Swedish meatballs and mash will certainly get you ready for a day of exploring.
Strandvagen is the most extravagant boulevard in central Stockholm and can be observed from the a floating bar. It’s a pricey experience, but a truly unforgettable one also.
April - Amsterdam
Amsterdam is home to a number of film, art and culture festivals during April - so the perfect time to visit if you want to get the most out of your city break.
With different events taking place all through the month, you can take your pick on which weekend is best for you.
Whether you want to enjoy a celebration of music, film, or even springtime, Amsterdam has something for everyone. But if that’s still not enough to convince you, visiting some of the city’s huge choice of museums, landmarks, parks and cafes will surely entice you.
May - Venice
Famous for its city on water, Venice has boating events all year round. But in May, high season is upon the city as the warmer days really kick start the boat racing.
In fact, the 1st May is a great day to jet out there, with it being a national holiday in Italy. Although probably not the best day to visit the city’s tourist attractions due to the busy crowds, it does provide a great atmosphere for a day of enjoying the bars and sights of the buzzing city.
Venice is a great city break for anyone wanting a romantic mid-year getaway with their significant other. With festivals and culture to immerse yourself in, May is the perfect month to visit Venice.
June - Lisbon
Just as the Summer season is kicking in, Portugal’s capital becomes home to plenty of cultural and arty events.
For the avid reader, there couldn’t be a more perfect time of the year to visit Portugal. Lisbon hold their annual book fair between the 25th May and the 13th June this year, so it makes for a different type of souvenir to take home.
Visiting the Belem Tower is another must-experience. The historic construction was finished in 1519, making it 500 years old this Summer. It is now known as one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal.
July - Rome
For the ultimate summer-sun city break, Rome is the place to be. Italy’s capital is full of exciting landmarks and ancient history, the perfect place for an inquisitive soul.
The Colosseum, Roman Forum, St Peter's Basilica, Castel Sant'angelo, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, the list goes on and on… Perhaps you’ll need longer than just a weekend do see everything there is to see in this ancient city.
August - Barcelona
With soaring heat and huge events, Barcelona in August is a dream for any music-lovers and sunshine-obsessed.
From dog festivals to music festival, outdoor cinemas to concerts, you’ll never be short of something to do in August in the Catalonian city.
If you’d rather stick to sightseeing, there’s lots to do on that front, too. Take a trip to Camp Nou to visit the stadium of one of the greatest football clubs in the world, or have a wander nearby the Gaudi buildings. The one-of-a-kind style of buildings are magnificent and mind blowing, and definitely worth a visit.
September - Prague
Whether you’re thinking of going on a hen or stag do, a quiet city break, or a romantic getaway, Prague has a lot to offer in September.
As the weather begins to cool it makes exploring a more bearable. Wine tours in vineyards, delicious food tours, or horse riding - Prague is the perfect location for all kinds of activities.
October - Edinburgh
Edinburgh does not hide away from hosting events during the spookiest month of the year.
Have a ride on a ghost bus tour or get the kids involved in one of the spooky adventures in the city.
Throughout October in 2019 there are plenty of events you will not want to miss out on, particularly if you are a fan of the royal family, a history enthusiast or enjoy a theatre trip.
Catch the Royal Wedding exhibition, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Palace of Holyrood, the Russia, Royalty & Romanovs exhibition, or the classic Annie at the theatre.
November - Brussels
Brussels has a long list of landmarks and must-see places to visit so any time of the year is a good time for a Belgian getaway.
But, realistically, is there any other time than during the autumn/winter months you would want to indulge in real Belgian chocolates, wrap up and enjoy Belgian beer, or some traditional hot chips?
The Grand Place is an extraordinary spot for tourists and locals when the Christmas decorations are being put up, along with all the other quirks of this Dutch city.
December - Cologne
Winter is a popular time of year for tourists in Germany, thanks to the much-loved Christmas markets. A lot of people agree that the Christmas markets in Cologne are the best in Germany, so it’s highly recommended!
If you’re going with your other half, make sure you visit the lovelock bridge too!