The Best Destinations in March

The best destinations in March

Destination Climate in March
1. Mexico 32°C, 7h sun, 22° water temp.,1 rainy day
2. Dominican Rep. 29°C, 7 h sun, 26°C water temp., 6 rainy days
3. Egypt 29°C, 9 h sun, 22°C water temp., 0 rainy days

Tips and tricks for a holiday in March

No matter what kind of holiday you’re looking for, you can be certain that there’s the perfect destination for it in March. Whether it’s a holiday spent by the beach, an active holiday in the country or a skiing trip in the Alps, there’s plenty to look forward to. As the transition point between winter and spring, March is a perfect time of the year to go travelling. The first warm rays of sunshine will be starting to come out. At the same time the air outside is wonderfully crisp, and you can’t help but feeel refreshed. Fans of winter sports will still be able to hit the pistes in March, while many people start heading out on an exciting city break in Europe. In cities such as Bangkok, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai or Sydney, temperatures will be well above 20 degrees. Destinations in Europe that will be enjoying wonderfully mild weather in March include Italy and Spain, while the Canary Islands will be basking in sunshine (as always!). If you fancy proper summer temperatures of 30°C or above, then it’s best to head further afield to destinations such as Thailand, Sri Lanka and Mexico, to name but a few. Just take a look at my guide to the best destinations in March and get a feel for the endless possibilities that await you! [Read on!]



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The best destinations for sun holidays in March




Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai

  • 24-34 °C
  • 9h Sun
  • 27 °C water degree
  • 2-6 Raindays



Sri Lanka

Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Negombo, Koggala, Kalutara

  • 20-32 °C
  • 8h Sun
  • 28 °C water degree
  • 8 Raindays




Cancun, Guardalavaca, Varadero

  • 19-32 °C
  • 7h Sun
  • 25 °C water degree
  • 1 Rainday



The Maldives

Malé, Baa Atoll, Ari Atoll

  • 25-32 °C
  • 8h Sun
  • 29 °C water degree
  • 4 Raindays




Holguin, Guardalavaca, Varadero

  • 20-31 °C
  • 7h Sun
  • 25 °C water degree
  • 5 Raindays



Cape Verde

Santiago, Boa Vista, Santa Maria, Sal, Kap Verde

  • 19-24 °C
  • 7h Sun
  • 23 °C water degree
  • None Raindays



Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Sosua, Playa Dorada

  • 20-29 °C
  • 7h Sun
  • 26 °C water degree
  • 6 Raindays




Hawaii, O'ahu, Maui, Kaua'i, Moloka'i, Lana'i

  • 20-28 °C
  • 8h Sun
  • 24 °C water degree
  • 9 Raindays




Marsa Alam, Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada

  • 14-29 °C
  • 9h Sun
  • 22 °C water degree
  • None Raindays




Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Whitsunday Islands, Byron Bay

  • 17-26 °C
  • 7h Sun
  • 23 °C water degree
  • 12 Raindays



The Canary Islands

Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote

  • 14-23 °C
  • 8h Sun
  • 18 °C water degree
  • 2 Raindays



The best city break destinations in March




Great Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Phra Kaeo, CentralWorld

  • 24-34 °C
  • 2 Raindays



Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana, Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Ipanema, Santa Teresa

  • 24-31 °C
  • 12 Raindays




La Habana Vieja, Malecón, Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro

  • 19-28 °C
  • 4 Raindays




Burj Khalifa, Palm Islands, Dubai Mall, Jumeirah Beach

  • 17-27 °C
  • 1 Rainday




Bayfront Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Freedom Tower

  • 18-26 °C
  • 5 Raindays




Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Bondi Beach

  • 17-26 °C
  • 12 Raindays



Las Vegas

Strip, Bellagio, The Mirage, Red Rock Canyon, Caesar's Palace

  • 6-20 °C
  • 11 Raindays




Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Torre de Belém, Castelo de Sao Jorge

  • 10-17 °C
  • 11 Raindays




Plaza Mayor, Museo del Prado, Retiro Park, Palacio Real

  • 8-17 °C
  • 9 Raindays




La Rambla, Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Montjuic, Barceloneta

  • 8-15 °C
  • 5 Raindays




Cathedral, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti

  • 7-16 °C
  • 9 Raindays




Colosseum, Forum Romanum, St. Peters Basilica, Sistine Chapel

  • 6-16 °C
  • 8 Raindays




Cathedral, Castello Sforzesco, Brera, Navigli

  • 6-15 °C
  • 8 Raindays




Best destinations for skiing and hiking in March




Bavarian Alps, Sauerland, Rothaar Mountains

Allgäu, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Winterberg, Willingen




Tyrol, Salzburger Land, Steiermark

Zillertal, Ischgl, Fügen, Kitzbühel, Großarltal, Kaprun, Schladming




Dolomites, South Tyrol, Trentino, Piemont, Aostatal, Lombardy

Gröden, Alta Badia, Kronplatz, Latemar, Breuil - Cervinia, Livigno




Alps in Wallis, Graubünden

Saas Fee, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Verbier, Davos, Films



Mont Blanc in Haute-Savoie, Savoy

Chamonix, La Clusaz, Portes du Soleil, Aiguille du Midi, Trois Vallées




Events and festivals in March



Nothern Lights

Locations: Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark

Tromsø, Svalbard, Reykjavík, Kiruna, Finnish Lapland, Faroe Islands



St. Patrick´s Day

Locations: Dublin, Chicago, New York, London


Our most famous festival, dedicated to the first missionary in Ireland, St. Patrick.



Senaba Santa Processions

Locations: Spain, Latin America & Italy


Catholic processions taking place during the week leading up to Easter.



Popular destinations in March – the perfect mix between winter and spring

Popular destinations in March include popular winter sport areas in the Alps as well as long-haul holidays to Africa and the Caribbean, where holidaymakers can expect temperatures well within the 30°C mark. City breaks also make a huge return to popularity at this time in year. The milder temperatures are well-suited for sightseeing tours. No matter what kind of holiday you’re planning, you’ll be certain to find loads of suggestions and tips as to where you can plan your holiday in March. This is the last opportunity for winter sports lovers to hit the pistes in the major ski resorts of Europe, so if you didn’t get around to it earlier in winter this is the perfect time to do so. You could also combine your skiing holiday with a spot of hiking in the nature as well. For those of you looking for an unforgettable holiday a little closer to home, the Canary Islands are also a fantastic choice with summery temperatures ranging from 20 – 24°C – be sure to do a bit of snorkelling while you’re there! This is also a fantastic time of year to go hiking in the Canary Islands while the

temperatures aren’t so extreme. Fuerteventura and Tenerife are particular popular amongst outdoorsy types, and the weather will be perfect for exploring the breathtaking landscapes there. Other popular sun-holiday destinations at this time of year include Egypt, Greece and Ibiza. Things are even warmer in the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic and Cuba will be enjoying temperatures of up to 29°C, meaning that you’ll be getting summer off to an early start. Another destination worth checking out at this time of year is Brazil. The iconic city of Rio de Janeiro will be basking in 30°C weather, perfect for lounging about at Copacabana Beach! The Indian Ocean is also another idyllic place to be. Heavenly islands such as the Maldives as well as countries such as Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam will absolutely knock your socks off with their endless expanses of beaches and tropical temperatures. Those are just a few of the possibilities to you open in March, so see where the inspiration takes you!

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