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6 flights for £60: great getaways to beat the back-to-work blues

From Malaga to Marrakech, Skyscanner brings you six flights for under £60.

January is outside the tourist season in most short-haul destinations, which means there are loads of flight bargains to be had so cheer yourself up by booking a break this month. From Malaga to Marrakech, Skyscanner brings you six flights for under £60.

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1. Berlin, from £38

Forget detox. Come summer, Ibiza may be the clubbers’ choice, but Berlin is a winner for a weekend of partying in the dark days of January. By day, fit in a spot of sightseeing while you’re there but come nightfall, line your stomach with some spätzle and hit the bars of Kreuzberg or Friedrichshain to get your party started in Berliner style. Serious clubbers should pay their respects at the temple of techno, Tresor, or you could give the legendary Berghain a bash, if you’re confident of getting past the famously fearsome doormen. You can even save on your accommodation costs by staying out all night! Find cheap flights to Berlin

2. Rome, from £34

There’s no city like Rome. See world-famous sights such as the Vatican, Trevi Fountain and the ‘big three’ Roman ruins – the Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum – without the crowds of spring and summer. There’s also the Pantheon, Trajan’s Markets, the Spanish Steps, the Capitoline Museums… But of course there’s more to Rome than sightseeing. The city is worth a visit for its food alone. Start your day with locals’ favourite combo of cappuccino and sugared croissant, stop in at Giolotti’s gelataria for some of the best ice cream anywhere, whatever the weather, and head over the River Tiber to Trastevere for a choice of authentic pizzerias. Find cheap flights to Rome

3. Malaga, from £35

There’s more to Malaga than the Med. Often seen only as the gateway to the beach resorts of the Costa del Sol, Malaga is well worth a visit in its own right, especially in the off-season. Winters in Malaga are very mild, often with sunny days when you can stroll around its old town with just a jumper round your shoulders, and dine alfresco on Andulucian cuisine. You’ll find an excellent selection of seafood restaurants, or hop between tapas bars on a slightly more sophisticated version of the pub crawl. As for sights, pay a visit to Alcazaba fortress with its series of stone walls, Moorish archways, winding corridors and lovely gardens. Find cheap flights to Malaga

4. Geneva, from £37

Geneva is one of the main gateways to the Alps. Skiers and boarders will be heading on to resorts like Chamonix, Les Gets and Courmayeur, but Geneva itself is rather wonderful in winter for a weekend break. As well as a particularly scenic setting – on Lake Geneva, Europe’s largest Alpine lake – and surrounded by snow-coated mountains, Geneva is architecturally beautiful, modern and chic, with a buzzing cultural scene and exciting nightlife. If glacier trekking isn’t your thing, just admire the view from the terrace of a café with a hot chocolate, maybe rousing yourself for a wander around the cobbled streets to work up an appetite for dinner. Find cheap flights to Geneva

5. Marrakech, from £44

Got the January blues? Make your friends green with envy with an exotic winter break – at a bargain price. Surprisingly, flights to faraway Morocco are dirt cheap right now, thanks to Ryanair’s services from London Stansted and Luton to Marrakech. Although it gets a bit nippy at night, winter days are warm and sunny, making it most pleasant to stroll around Menara Gardens, taking in the views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, and the exquisite Majorelle Gardens, previously owned by French designer Yves Saint Laurent and home to the Museum of Islamic Art. Find cheap flights to Marrakech

6. Amsterdam, from £37

There is so much more to ‘The Dam’ than sex, drugs and stag parties. How about history, art and music? A visit to the Anne Frank House is an absolute must, and not just for history buffs. Admire some of the most famous works of art in existence at the Van Gogh Museum, from Sunflowers to his self-portraits. Book your tickets for both attractions in advance to jump the queues. Complete your cultural tour by taking in a classical concert at the stunning Concertgebouw. The locals flock here on a Wednesday for the free lunchtime concerts. You can’t book in advance – just make sure you turn up early. Find cheap flights to Amsterdam

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