From Prague to Reykjavik, Europe has lots to offer and it's only just a short distance away for the perfect weekend break.
Get inspired below for ideas on where to jet off to in the new year with our 10 Stunning Cities under three hours from Dublin infographic or read more detail here.
The mellow sister to Mallorca and Ibiza, Menorca's 216km coastline is among the most gorgeous in the Mediterranean.
Bruges is a town that looks like it slipped right out of a medieval fairy tale. It's studded with charming canals and cute cobbled lanes.
The "rugged coast" of Spain, Costa Brava is one of Spain's most gorgeous coastlines.
Edinburgh is home to a castle, a university, Scotland's crown jewels and stunning scenery.
Prague has been a fierce competitor with Paris for most romantic European city for years.
With over 150 beaches, the coast of the Algarve is southern Portugal is a heaven for wave-seakers.
France's oldest city, the history-steeped port city of Marseille hosts a feast of world cuisines and cultural celevrations.
A short trek away from Zurich, Lucerne is a cosy city that hosts both a lake and the foot of the mountains.
Copenhagen is where all the cool kids go. Its compact size houses a new universe of up-and-coming fashion, design and culinary scenes in its cobbed streets.
Iceland's snowy slopes and steamy mineral baths are enough to tempt anyone to come this far North.