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16 Best Places to Travel in March

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Himeji Castle and surrounding park with cherry blossoms during blooming season in Japan

Himeji Castle and surrounding park with cherry blossoms during blooming season in Japan

March is a fantastic time of year to travel as you can enjoy the beginnings of spring or watch the shift to fall. No matter what kind of trip you wish to have, the weather in March can highlight the world’s captivating diversity. Whether looking for secluded coastlines or active elephants, precariously perched temples, or welcoming cultures, you can discover exciting destinations from a new perspective. Find the right destination for your March vacation from this list of our favorites.

Italy

Vernazza in the Cinque Terre, Italy

Vernazza in the Cinque Terre, Italy

Temperatures: Low 41° F | High 61° F

Highlights: Culture, ancient ruins, villages, museums, wine, cuisine, scenery

Other recommended travel times: June | September | October

Italy is filled with endless inspiration and countless possibilities in March. You can experience a perfect spring getaway with cultural riches beyond comparison and stunning landscapes that stretch from the Alps to the Ionian Sea. Italian cities are calmer with fewer crowds, making it much easier to sail to volcanic islands, admire the Sistine Chapel, trace the life of da Vinci, uncover ancient tombs, or cruise on a gondola down famous narrow canals.

Learn more: Italy Tours & Vacations | Italy Travel Guide

Spain

Vineyards in Rioja, Spain

Vineyards in Rioja, Spain

Temperatures: Low 45° F | High 63° F

Highlights: Scenery, trekking, culture, ancient ruins, museums, wine

Other recommended travel times: May | June | September | October

The cold weather eases, the cities open to the sun, and spring makes its mark on returning the simple pleasures of the Mediterranean in March. With spirit and sophistication ever-present across the country, Spain can surprise you with its diversity as you uncover sun-baked vineyards and golden plains, culinary feasts and artistic grandeur. From flamenco to whitewashed walls, you can count on Spain in March to have fewer people, golden sunlight, and access to epic heritage.

Learn more: Spain Tours & Vacations | Spain Travel Guide

Ireland

Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary, Ireland

Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary, Ireland

Temperatures: Low 41° F | High 51° F

Highlights: Culture, scenery, ancient ruins, museums

Other recommended travel times: April | May | September | October

Ireland is ancient and elegiac. March focuses on the poetic beauty of the Emerald Isle as spring softens the winter cold and returns the awe-inspiring beauty to the landscape. From dramatic cliffs to spacious valleys, legendary songs to welcoming heritage, Ireland softens people and will take your breath away as you step softly into the picturesque.

Learn more: Ireland Tours & Vacations | Ireland Travel Guide

England

Seven Sisters chalk cliffs in the South Downs National Park, East Sussex, England

Seven Sisters chalk cliffs in the South Downs National Park, East Sussex, England

Temperatures: Low 39° F | High 52° F

Highlights: Culture, scenery, ancient ruins, museums

Other recommended travel times: April | May | October | November

March reveals the antithesis of your expectations for England by highlighting the lush and lavish variety from the southern coast to Lakes District, mysterious monoliths to northern Roman ruins. The spring ushers in floral landscapes and verdant plains while smaller crowds tour the cities and countryside. You can replace the fast-pace of London with the bucolic quiet of the lyrical towns or fabled White Cliffs. England is living history and urban charm with rural beauty indulging heritage and modern culture.

Learn more: England Tours & Vacations | UK Tours

Maldives

Beach in the Maldives

Temperatures: Low 81° F | High 85° F

Highlights: Warm weather, marine life, culture, beaches, villages

Other recommended travel times: January | February | April

The Maldives exude beauty, and the month of March offers a unique perspective from which to enjoy the luxurious archipelago. The visibility for diving and snorkeling is excellent, and the spring sees the start of the surf season. Whether you are eager to indulge in magnificent white-sand beaches, dive into crystal-clear waters to find stunning coral walls, or relax in pristine luxury, the Maldives in March has it all.

New Zealand

Pathway in the Milford Sound, New Zealand

Pathway in the Milford Sound, New Zealand

Temperatures: Low 59° F | High 72° F

Highlights: Warm weather, wildlife, culture, beaches, water sports, hiking, scenery

Other recommended travel times: December | January | February

Cinematic on a grand scale and yet incredibly hospitable, March in New Zealand remains warm in the north and cool in the south as it ushers in autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Staggering natural wonders and wildlife sweep across the main islands. Whether you are looking for epic glaciers or sparkling coves, snow-capped mountains or remarkable fiords, fascinating heritage or active whale pods, New Zealand is a haven for outdoor adventures and cultural charms.

Learn more: New Zealand Tours & Vacations | New Zealand Travel Guide

South Africa

African buffalos seen on game drive in Kruger National Park

Game drive in Kruger National Park

Temperatures: Low 57° F | High 81° F

Highlights: Warm weather, water sports, wildlife, culture, beaches, scenery

Other recommended travel times: May | June | September

South Africa is the epitome of superb. March helps bring in the fall but carries over the Southern Hemisphere’s warm summer weather to showcase the country’s marvelous variety. The safari destinations glow with active wildlife while the coast retains its charm stemming from the white-sand beaches and possible passing whales. From inspiring gorges to expansive deserts, golden savanna to classic coastline, South Africa immerses you in scenic and cultural wonder.

Learn more: South Africa Safaris | South Africa Tours & Vacations

Tanzania

Sleeping cubs in Eastern Serengeti, Tanzania

Sleeping cubs in Eastern Serengeti, Tanzania

Temperatures: Low 61° F | High 80° F

Highlights: Warm weather, wildlife, culture, beaches, scenery

Other recommended travel times: May | October | November

Natural and cultural preservation shine bright far from the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. March provides the perfect chance for adventure no matter the type of experience you hope for as you scour the Serengeti for signs of vibrant wildlife or bask on the white-sand beaches of Zanzibar. Newborn wildebeest boost the peak of the Great Migration, while local culture brings the essential slices of daily life to the forefront.

Learn more: Tanzania Safaris & Vacations | African Safari Travel Guide

Morocco

Camel caravan across the Sahara in Morocco

Camel caravan across the Sahara in Morocco

Temperatures: Low 49° F | High 72° F

Highlights: Sahara Desert, culture, beaches, scenery

Other recommended travel times: April | May | October

Morocco is an eye-opening sample of exotic tradition and treasured culture. March plunges you into the timeless cities and epic sand dunes, remote mountaintops and fairytale fortresses. Spring brings pleasantly warm weather around the country while remaining cool across the mountains and with smaller crowds. The enchanting and mystical past meets the warm hospitality and fast pace of the present.

Learn more: Morocco Tours & Vacations | Spain & Morocco Tours

Brazil

Sunset over Rio de Janeiro, seen from the Sugar Loaf in Brazil

Sunset over Rio de Janeiro, seen from the Sugar Loaf in Brazil

Temperatures: Low 74° F | High 85° F

Highlights: Warm weather, wildlife, culture, beaches, scenery, the Amazon

Other recommended travel times: June | October

Brazil is endlessly dynamic. After the Carnival season, the weather is still warm while the crowds have diminished, making March a fantastic time to lounge on the beaches or venture deep into the Amazon rainforest. Brazil is captivating in its grand diversity and exceptional size featuring white-sand coastlines, rhythmic metropolises, coral-fringed islands, and extraordinary wildlife, with each priceless wonder enhancing the beauty of the culture.

Learn more: Brazil Vacations | South America Tours

Chile

Lake Pehoé in Torres del Paine National Park in in the Magallanes Region of southern Chile

Lake Pehoé in Torres del Paine National Park in in the Magallanes Region of southern Chile

Temperatures: Low 49° F | High 79° F

Highlights: Scenery, culture, museums, wine, hiking

Other recommended travel times: December | January | February

Chile is the embodiment of the planet’s diverse landscape with dynamic desert, captivating valleys, dramatic mountains, and fascinating glaciers. March is a wonderful time to travel to Chile due to the great weather and fewer crowds. The Southern Hemisphere fall shifts into gear, which can make Patagonia a bit brisk. No matter the season, Chile can easily surprise and delight you from the Atacama Desert to the Patagonian steppe.

Learn more: Chile Tours & Vacations | Argentina & Chile Vacations

Cuba

Holguin beach in Cuba

Holguin beach in Cuba

Temperatures: Low 64° F | High 82° F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, beaches, scenery

Other recommended travel times: November | December | January | February

Cuba is a timeworn pearl of undefinable majesty. March captures the essence of the island’s beauty with clear skies, warm beaches, and low humidity that gives way to endless fun and easy exploration. Natural beauty spreads from the powdery white-sand beaches to jungle-clad mountains. You can walk through living history, find magnificent diving opportunities, explore geological marvels, or embrace the colonial beauty of a country awakening to creative enterprises in spring.

Learn more: Cuba Tours & Vacations

Japan

The Higashiyama district of old town Kyoto during cherry blossom season in Japan

The Higashiyama district of old town Kyoto during cherry blossom season in Japan

Temperatures: Low 57° F | High 40° F

Highlights: Cherry blossoms, culture, temples, villages, cuisine

Other recommended travel times: April | June | October

Japan is a timeless destination that contrasts the past with the future. March marks the beginning of spring and brings into season the renowned cherry blossoms all across the country. Whether interested in millennia of history, the natural beauty shaped by ancient volcanoes, eager to explore elegant preserved temples and traditions, March enhances Japan’s splendor as cities and countryside alike shimmer with colorful flower petals.

Learn more: Japan Tours  | Japan Travel Guide

Bhutan

Tiger's Nest Monastery, near Paro, Bhutan

Tiger's Nest Monastery, near Paro, Bhutan

Temperatures: Low 5° F | High 73° F

Highlights: Culture, temples, villages, museums, hiking

Other recommended travel times: April | May | October | November | December

March is the pinnacle of spring in Bhutan, which brings exceptional weather and a pleasant ambiance as the flowers bloom. The scenery radiates the brilliance of the Himalayas enhancing hiking opportunities and the elaborate mysteries scattered across the kingdom. Bhutan is like no other country in the world and feels like a true Shangri-La, from preserved traditions to red rice, tasty chilies to exceptional scenery.

Learn more: Bhutan Vacations & Tours 

Laos

Wat Xieng Thong temple in Luang Prabang, Laos

Wat Xieng Thong temple in Luang Prabang, Laos

Temperatures: Low 67° F | High 93° F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, scenery, temples, villages

Other recommended travel times: January | October | November

Laos is elegant, voluptuous, and often overlooked by visitors for its more popular neighbors. March offers fabulous weather in Laos and highlights the beauty of the frangipani as it blossoms across the country. No matter where you visit, it feels like an authentic adventure, from uncovering traces of French colonial architecture to overlooking rice paddy fields, visiting traditional villages to trekking through the wild scenery steeped in greenery.

Learn more: Laos Vacations & Tours | Asia Tours & Vacations

Vietnam

Rice terraces in the rural district of Mu Cang Chai in the Yen Bai province of Vietnam

Rice terraces in the rural district of Mu Cang Chai in the Yen Bai province of Vietnam

Temperatures: Low 76° F | High 93° F

Highlights: Warm weather, ancient ruins, culture, beaches, cuisine, villages

Other recommended travel times: November | April | May

Compelling, exotic, dazzling, and distinctive define Vietnam, with the month of March providing sensational weather for all types of experiences. The fewer crowds and continued dry season ambiance make visiting the rice terraces a revealing part of the preserved culture while the south features dynamic bays. The warm beaches and megacities provide unique contrasts to the hill-tribe villages. March captures the spirit of Vietnam’s superb history, culture, culinary prowess, and natural charm.

Learn more: Vietnam Tours & Vacations | Asia Tours & Vacations

Plan your trip for March

Mdumbi beach on the Eastern Cape Wild Coast region of South Africa

Mdumbi beach on the Eastern Cape Wild Coast region of South Africa

March is a wonderful month to travel with seasons changing around the world and so much to enjoy. Whether you are looking for an African safari or wine tour, March is a great time to discover a trip tailored to your preferences. Find more insights on select destinations at Zicasso’s Travel Blog. Thinking of planning a trip? You can speak with our Traveler Care team by filling out a Trip Request or by calling 1-888-265-9707.

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