For many, March is the ideal time to take a break. The weather is perfect for exploring, with the cold winter months behind us, but the sweltering summer temperatures still to come. And what’s more, the days are long enough to pack in plenty of activity.
Choosing a spring destination can feel overwhelming, and what suits you may depend on your budget, the type of holiday you’re looking for, as well as your interests. To help narrow down your options, here are some of the best places to visit in March.
With average temperatures of about 28-32°C, Thailand is the place for spring sun seekers.
For those of you who love a beach holiday, but with plenty of activities to keep you entertained, why not try Phuket? A little milder than other areas of the country, Phuket has an enjoyable average daytime temperature of 24°C. Whilst lounging on the island’s extraordinary white-sand beaches surrounded by foliage, you might like to cool down in the ocean. At 29°C, sea temperatures are ideal for a quick dip or leisurely swim.
March is an ideal time to visit Mexico, as you avoid peak tourist and hurricane seasons. For those who love the sunshine, the Riviera Maya region enjoys temperatures of around 25°C—perfect for exploring ancient Mayan ruins and swimming through the azure waters of cenotes.
Bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the beautiful Morocco should be towards the top of every traveller’s bucket list.
During your visit to this enchanting city, visit the Sahara Desert, explore the Atlas Mountains and soak up the culture of Marrakech.
Temperatures in March average between 20-25°C. For those who want to explore Marrakech, the milder climate makes March the perfect time to explore the souks, try a camel ride or take in the city’s stunning architecture.
Bodrum is another perfect destination for a beach holiday in March, and with the luxurious Yalıkavak Marina, it is especially popular with yacht enthusiasts near and far. The average temperature is around 18-20°C, making it much more pleasant than the scorching summer heat. Be sure to take advantage of the activities on offer in Bodrum, such as windsurfing, scuba diving and kite surfing, or relax on one of its beaches.
Explore the city in the fresh spring air, or take a day trip to one of its many nearby resorts. Malaga is the perfect destination for some March sun and relaxation, with an average temperature of around 18-20°C.
Whether you’re looking to explore local history or delve into nature, Malaga is great for sightseeing and relaxation. It can also serve as a starting point for exploring nearby destinations such as Marbella or Benalmádena.
Les Trois Vallees, The Alps
The Alps pose a strong rival to sunny beachside breaks. With average temperatures of around 5-10°C, it’s perfect for those who want to participate in outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding or hiking before things start to heat up in April.
Many visitors love to explore Méribel, Courchevel and surrounding resorts in March as they offer the best of both worlds. Ski conditions are still fantastic, but the longer days and milder weather conditions mean some excellent après ski opportunities.
Breathe Alpine air in the spring sunshine as you marvel at the extraordinary landscapes and nearby mountain ranges. A truly unique and unforgettable destination for your march itinerary.
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