Now that winter is coming to an end, it is time for you to award yourself with a wonderful vacation! March is a great time to travel, as the weather is pleasant almost all across the globe. So, what new place do you want to explore this month? Somewhere with a lot of history? A place full of beautiful sandy beaches? Read on to find out our recommendations for the top 10 destinations to visit in March!
Vietnam’s beauty is best explored in March, when the country enjoys its best weather. There’s dazzling sunshine, with no humidity or rains, making this the best time to travel to the country. Explore the colonial architecture in Ho Chi Minh city, meditate in one of Hanoi’s pagodas, or sail across the Mekong river. For a truly immersive Vietnamese experience, drive up the coast to Khoai Chau, where the magical Chu Dong Tu festival takes place in March, with its dragon processions and amazing food!
Even though it’s only 2 hours away from Miami, this Caribbean island has a completely different flavor. Its Latin roots make Puerto Rico a vibrant tourist destination. You will never run out of things to explore here – from the largest virgin rainforest in the world, to the beautiful palm tree lined beaches, there is endless fun in every nook and cranny. This is a great month to visit, as the weather will be perfect – warm with just enough breeze. Sunbathe along the coast at Vieques, or go salsa dancing in Mayaguez, spot whales in Rincón, or just go on a midnight walk along the cobbled roads in San Juan. This will be a vacation you will always remember!
Bermuda is the ideal tourist destination for many reasons. The striking blue seas and peaceful white beaches make the entire island feel like paradise. Despite its global popularity, Bermuda has retained a lot of its old school charm. Its hotel and tourism business still remains local driven, which allows for some of the quaintest resorts and the best meals you have ever tasted! From the docks of Hamilton, to the beautiful beaches at Horseshoe Bay, and Warwick Long Bay, Bermuda has endless fun to offer. You can go snorkeling or diving or just relax on the beach! After all, it’s your ideal holiday!
South Africa is a beautiful country for a number of reasons. The famous eateries in Johannesburg alone make it worth the while, but if you’re traveling to this country in March, you get a special treat. This is the best season for those who want to go on South African safaris after all! March is a low season in South Africa, so you can enjoy a great safari for half the cost, and will not have to share your tour with hundreds of others. Go to the Kruger National Park to spot all the Big 5 animals, or head to the Garden Route to explore the wildlife on horseback!
For those trying to escape the grey and dull winter, there is no destination like Belize. This sunny, bright country will awaken your senses, and make you glad to be alive! Belize enjoys a lot of sunshine in March, and little to no rainfall, which makes it the ideal beach destination for the month! Book yourself into one of the local resorts by the beach, and go snorkeling, and swimming in the warm blue oceans the entire day. Make sure you don’t miss out on Ambergris Caye, from where you can go diving in the Belize Barrier Reef!
Ireland’s beauty is absolutely incomparable, especially as spring descends on the country. March is a wonderful time for you to take a road trip across the rolling fields. Make sure you stop by the local pubs for the best brew of your life (after all, nobody knows how to brew like the Irish). However, hands down, the best reason to travel to Ireland in March is the St Patrick’s Day celebration. This national holiday is celebrated with a lot of pomp and splendor all across Dublin, with parades, dress-ups, and lots of drinking and partying!
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Japan is incredibly famous for its cherry blossoms, and March is when they go into full bloom. These ‘sakura’ trees are absolutely stunning, and add a special touch to all your destinations! Head to Osaka, where you can explore the beautiful Osaka Castle and its 4,000 cherry blossom trees. Travel down to Tokyo, for the Cherry Blossom festival, and the celebrations that surround it. Japan’s weather is rather pleasant in March, and you will be able to explore the mountains in Hokkaido without breaking a sweat! What more could you ask for?
Spain blooms in March, when spring officially descends upon the country. Madrid is especially beautiful during this season, when all the parks bloom, and the locals start to wine and dine outdoors, to the tune of wonderful musicians. The weather is perfect, and is ideal for exploring the numerous museums and boutiques scattered all across the country. For a more cultural experience, head over the Valencia, which celebrates the energetic Las Fallas festival during this month. Seville is also rather spectacular in March, as there is no better season to explore the beautiful esplanades in the city.
March is the ideal time to visit this beautiful Asian destination. The weather will be dry, and there are numerous festivals for you to enjoy, starting with the Balinese New Year. This is followed by Galungan, the country’s biggest festival of the year (held in the last week of March). Bali has something for everybody. It’s a cultural hub, with spectacular religious structures, beautiful forests and national parks, and incredible nightlife. For the ideal holiday, stay at a resort in one of Bali’s beautiful beaches, and enjoy an adventurous and romantic vacation, full of surfing, sunbathing and the best seafood you have ever tasted!
New Zealand experiences great weather in March, especially since the summer heat starts wearing off. Fall is a beautiful period in this country, especially for those fleeing the cold in Europe, and Northern America. Enjoy the beautiful fall scenery in Central Otago, or Hawke’s Bay, or take part in one of the dozens of festivals, including New Zealand International Arts Festival, or Ellerslie Flower Show, or the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival. The best part about being in New Zealand in March is the spectacular wine season. There is nothing better than spending a balmy autumn evening, with a glass of local wine!
So what’s your go-to destination this March? Think we missed out on your favorite spot? Give us a shout out using the comments below. We love to hear from you!