5 of the best Easter getaways

1. New York

Take a bite out of the Big Apple this Easter Weekend with a visit to New York City. When it comes to NYC, no introduction is needed – lay eyes on Lady Liberty, head to a show at one of the world-famous Broadway Theatres and wander through the icon that is Central Park. 

The pound is slightly weaker against the US dollar than it has been in previous years, but that is no reason to strike it off the list. New York will forever remain a city that everyone should visit at least once.  

Key facts:

Flight time: 7h 55m from London

Temperature: Average of 4ºC in March

Exchange rate: £300 buys you $422

2. Copenhagen

A great getaway, this seaside city is the perfect destination for the foodie traveller. Discover the city by boat, take in the sites of Nyhvan and its colourful 17th century architecture. In the evening head to the renovated meat-packing district to dine at one of the city’s modern eateries. While you’re in Copenhagen, don’t forget to visit its world-famous Little Mermaid statue. Located on the waterfront of the Langelinie promenade, the bronze statue has been perched on a rock for over a century. 

The pound is currently riding strong against the Danish krone, making a trip to Denmark’s capital cheaper than it was this time last year. Another great reason to visit! 

Key facts

Flight time: 2h from London

Temperature: Average of 3ºC in March

Exchange rate: £300 buys 2800 DKK

3. Vienna

The charm of Vienna will capture even the most seasoned traveller, with the city offering a never-ending list of things to see and do throughout the year. The colder weather found over Easter weekend shouldn’t put you off, with the city’s wealth of fantastic cafes offering a place to warm up (strudel in hand!). 

Make sure you visit the Palaces of Schönbrunn and Hofburg, and swing by the Kunsthistorisches Museum – it will be celebrating its 125th birthday from the 8th of March with a special exhibition. Its official currency is now the euro; Austria used the Austrian schilling until 1999. 

Key facts:

Flight time: 2h 10m from London

Temperature: Average of 5ºC in March

Exchange rate: £300 buys you €383

4. Madrid

Considered the cultural hub of Spain, Madrid is steeped in history, having been inhabited since Roman times. Make sure you visit to the Museo Nacional del Prado - Spain’s national art museum, and spend the rest of the weekend exploring the sights and sounds of the city centre.

Although slightly more expensive than this time last year due to the weakening pound/euro rate, Madrid still holds its place as a brilliant low-cost city break.

Key facts:

Flight time: 2h 20m from London

Temperature: Average of 10ºC in March

Exchange rate: £300 buys you €383

5. Stockholm

Situated on the southeast coast of Sweden, the city of Stockholm is set across 14 islands. The perfect winter escape - take a stroll through Stockholm’s old town, Gamla Stan or jump on one of the city’s many boats to see it by canal.

Generally thought to be on the expensive-side, the strong pound/krona rate has made a visit to Stockholm more affordable than it was this time last year.

Key facts:

Flight time: 2h 30m from London

Temperature: Average of -3ºC in March

Exchange rate: £300 buys you 3,589 SEK

Thanks to travel money specialist, Moneycorp.com

Rates stated correct as on February 23, 2016. Due to fluctuating global currency markets, these rates are subject to change.