Where to travel in March?
Where to travel in March?
Best countries to visit in March
Choosing to go on a trip in March is often to enjoy a stay at a low price and away from the rush of the holidays. While many people are preparing for their Easter holidays, hoteliers and tour operators are offering more attractive rates during this month of the year to attract those who prefer to escape without the crowds. In addition, it’s Women’s Day in March, so it’s another opportunity to invite the women of your life (and why not your mom 👌) for a great trip under the sun.
Where to travel in March? I will start with an overview by continent, then by destinations according to my own experience, with my photos and some advice.
Where to travel in America in March?
In America, the heat increases in the southern United States and the beaches of Florida for example are crowded. The month of March is also perfect for a trip to Cuba, Jamaica or the French or British West Indies. The dry season is ideal for swimming and water sports. We also find the same climatic conditions in Latin America: in Costa Rica, Argentina or Uruguay for example.
Where to travel in Europe in March?
In Europe, winter is not over yet even though the sun is starting to shine. However, there are still a few places to discover in Europe to escape the cold. We can indeed start to visit the south of Europe and enjoy some sun, in destinations like Rome in Italy, Seville in Spain or on some Greek islands. The ski resorts of the Alps still also invite ski enthusiasts to enjoy the latest snow and ski in the sun. Thus, many holidaymakers still travel to the snow-capped mountains of the Alps, the Pyrenees or the Carpathians during this period.
Where to travel in Asia in March?
In Asia, the month of March is great to discover various destinations such as India and Nepal. At this time of the year the summer monsoon has not yet started and the days are sunny. There are also other countries to be discovered during this period such as Laos, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. In Japan, cherry blossoms begin, and the influx of tourists is reaching its peak at the end of the month.
Where to travel in Africa in March?
In Africa, this period is still propitious for the discovery of the northern part of the continent. The climate in the south of Egypt allows to explore the region and its many centers of interest. The heat during the day is bearable but the nights remains cool. Temperatures are also pleasant in countries such as Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde and Cameroon for instance.
Some destinations are to be avoided in March due to heavy and frequent rains like in Kenya and in the Indian Ocean, or due to extreme cold like in Canada. On the contrary, certain regions are less pleasant to visit because of the strong heat which prevails as it is the case in the north of Australia for example.
Map of the countries where to travel in March
Best destinations to go in March?
Good places to visit in March
This list of destinations is mainly made according to the weather. These places are indeed selected because they have very favorable climatic conditions in March. For each destination, you will find the average maximum and minimum temperatures, as well as the average number of rainy days in the month. Although it often goes hand in hand with favorable weather, this list of destinations does not take into account precisely all the local cultural events celebrated there during this month of March, nor even the tourist influx.
My favorite destinations in March
Boa Vista in Cape Verde
Boa Vista is an island located in the Cape Verde archipelago off the coast of West Africa. Also known as “Dune Island”, Boa Vista is famous for its huge beaches like Praia de Chaves or Praia de Santa Monica, its countless sand dunes and for its volcanic landscapes. If you are looking for tranquility in an exotic setting, this fairly desert island is perfect, it also has very beautiful hotels that will welcome you very well.
You will have the possibility of making beautiful walks on the island, on foot, on horseback, in quad or in 4×4 vehicules, and discover among others the Viana desert, the stranded boat of Cabo Santa Maria or the friendly city of Sal Rei. Many nautical activities are also offered on the island such as diving, catamaran trips, surfing, paddle boarding, windsurfing or kitesurfing. Finally, you can also participate in excursions to observe humpback whales or sea turtles.
Havana in Cuba
Havana is both the capital and the cultural center of Cuba. One of the favorite activities of tourists in Havana is the visit of Habana Vieja (the old town) which dates from the 16th century and the famous promenade of the Malecón by the sea. The old part of the city is indeed classified as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will find in particular the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the Maritime Fortress Museum, the Baroque Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception and Plaza Vieja, whose buildings testify to the architectural variety of the city. In the Centro Habana district, you can also discover the imposing El Capitolio, which was the former headquarters of the Cuban Congress, or the Revolution and Fine Arts museums.
Discovering the city in an old American car from the 1950s is a nice activity that I recommend, but know that the price is relatively expensive now. Finally, the city is also recognized for its festive atmosphere with its rumba groups playing in the alleys or its salsa tunes that escape from bars and nightclubs.
Jaipur in India
Jaipur is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan located in the north of the country. This city is nicknamed the “pink city”, because of the characteristic color of its buildings. The city tour immerses you in an unforgettable adventure thanks to its incredible historical heritage. Indeed, the city is home to many places of interest, such as the Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal) and its superb wavy facade of pink sandstone, or the imposing City Palace which remains a royal residence. A few kilometers from Jaipur, don’t forget to go to the very interesting Amber Fort, with its finely worked paintings and wall sculptures.
On the way back to Jaipur, you will discover Jal Mahal, a magnificent partially submerged palace that is reflected in the water. Also on the outskirts of the city, I advise you to visit the temple of Galta Ji or “monkeys temple”, as its name suggests, it is populated by many monkeys. Beyond these beautiful historic sites, getting lost in the streets of Jaipur through its markets and other bazaars remains for me great travel memories.
Las Vegas in USA
Las Vegas is an American city located in the Mojave Desert in the state of Nevada. The city, temple of entertainment and bling-bling, is of course renowned for its nightlife and its immense casinos and hotels open 24 hours a day. You can easily explore this multifaceted city through the city’s most famous avenue: the Strip, which is 4 miles long. You will find many themed hotels on this boulevard such as the Caesars palace, the MGM Grand or the Bellagio with its incredible fairyland of fountains. Other hotels even offer replicas of famous monuments such as the Luxor and its Egyptian pyramids, the Venetian and its Venice Canal, or the Paris Las Vegas and its Eiffel Tower.
Beyond the city, going to Las Vegas is also an opportunity to visit the surroundings and discover, for example, magnificent natural landscapes such as the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, Bryce canyon, Lake Mead, or the Valley of Fire.
Saint Barth (French island) in the Caraibbean
The Caribbean is a heavenly destination for those who wish to enjoy the beaches and the sea. Saint-Barth or Saint-Barthélemy is a destination of the French Indies that still escapes mass tourism, surely because the high cost of living. It is however worth exploring this island for its fine sandy beaches, its turquoise blue sea, its small coves, its mountains and its few historical points of interest. Gustavia is the main city of this island located north of Guadeloupe. The city is built around a marina and offers high-end restaurants. Make the most of your stay on the island to relax on the many superb beaches such as the ones of Saint Jean, the Flemish and Grand Cul-de-sac. To the west of the island, I also highly recommend the pretty walk that leads to Colombier beach.
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