Where to travel in March ? The best ideas for your vacations
Last update : 18/08/2023
Where to travel in March in the sun? It’s the question that comes up most when we think of vacations and it’s cold here in France. After sharing our selection for February, we’re back today with ten ideas for March. Please note that the destinations in our February selection are also valid for March. So if after reading this blog post you still need some inspiration, feel free to check out our ideas for where to travel in February in the sun. It’s cold and grey in Europe in March, but there are places where the sun still shines!
If you’re craving light and warmth, why not take yourself on a vacation to a destination where the sun is still out, with rainforests, sandy beaches and palm trees? In this article you’ll find ten destination ideas to help you find the perfect place for your next trip to the sun. These ideas are based on our own wish list, but are of course subjective. Feel free to share your favorite destinations for this time of year in the comments. We hope this article helps you find the perfect destination for your next March vacation. Have a nice trip!
1. Where to travel in March in the sun? Head for the Costa del Sol in Spain
We start our selection of destinations for where to travel in March in the sun with the Costa del Sol. The Costa del Sol is a coastal region in southern Spain, in the province of Malaga. Located in the south of Andalusia, this destination is, as its name suggests, known for its fine sandy beaches and pleasant year-round climate. With average temperatures between 20 and 25°, the Costa del Sol is a popular tourist destination, perfect for those seeking sunshine. It’s also known for its lively seaside resorts, such as Marbella and Fuengirola. And charming fishing villages like Estepona and Nerja. The Costa del Sol also boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain, so it’s the perfect place if you’re looking for where to travel in March in the sun without going too far from France.Find the best accommodation on the Costa del Sol
2. Where to travel in March in the sun? Head for Sardinia in Italy
Sardinia is an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea. It’s the second largest island in the Mediterranean, after Sicily, which we’ll look at next. Sardinia is famous for its sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. It’s also known for its culture and traditions, with numerous festivals and events taking place throughout the year.
Temperatures generally range between 15 and 20 degrees, with the sun shining almost every day. If you absolutely must go swimming in Sardinia, however, we recommend waiting until May. If you come to Sardinia in March, you won’t run into too many tourists, and you’ll be able to enjoy mild temperatures during your trip.Find the best accommodation in Sardinia
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, located just south of Italy. It is world-famous for its diverse landscapes, as well as its many historical and archaeological sites. If you’re a history lover, Sicily is the ideal destination for you. You can explore ancient ruins and historic sites in Taormina, Agrigento and Syracuse. Not to be missed are the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and the Teatro Greco in Taormina, an ancient Greek theater still used for performances. The weather in Sicily in March is favorable, with plenty of sunshine and temperatures generally around 18°. As with Sardinia, visiting Sicily in March is an opportunity to discover the destination without the hordes of tourists, which can be very pleasant.Find the best accommodation in Sicily
When you’re looking for where to travel in March in the sun, it’s impossible not to think of Malta. This destination boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year, no less! The island boasts breathtaking beaches and swimming spots, which is a real plus when you’re looking to fill up on vitamin D in the middle of March. For us, Malta is an ideal destination to discover from March to June. After June, temperatures are generally quite high and there are far too many tourists on the island. So for us, March is an excellent compromise for visiting Malta while making the most of it.Find the best accommodation in Malta
5. Where to travel in March in the sun? Heading for Morocco
March is an excellent month to come and discover the highly diverse destination that is Morocco. Temperatures in March are mild throughout the country, with averages between 20° and 25°. This makes it the ideal time of year to discover Morocco’s many landscapes, from the sea to the mountains, via the desert and the Atlas mountains. Morocco gives you the impression of visiting several countries in a single trip, and we believe this is the destination’s greatest strength. Among all these landscapes, those of southern Morocco are particularly beautiful. If you’re looking for a seaside resort for your March vacation, we recommend Taghazout, located just 30 kilometers from Agadir.Find the best accommodation in Taghazout
6. Where to travel in March in the sun? Head for Namibia
Namibia is very often a trip “coup de coeur”. March marks the end of the rainy season, which is perfect for discovering this destination. Kaokoland is an easy region to visit in March, with its desert landscapes and Himbas villages. In the Namib Desert, the climate is more pleasant and the animals that had migrated south are beginning to return. In Etosha, families of giraffe, lion and rhino can be seen on safari. Namibia is known for its rich wildlife, and March is a good time to take full advantage. The average temperature in Namibia in March is 28°.Find the best accommodation in Namibia
7. Cape Verde
Cape Verde is an archipelago of ten volcanic islands off the west coast of Africa. It has been an independent country since 1975, with its own language and culture. The official language is Portuguese, although most inhabitants speak Crioulo, the Cape Verdean Creole. The islands of Santo Antão and São Vicente are particularly renowned for their spectacular scenery. These are the two islands with the most beautiful hiking trails in the archipelago. The flora and fauna of Cape Verde are also very rich, with the presence of many rare species, such as the Cape Verdean hummingbird, the Cape Verdean gecko and the Cape Verdean butterfly. March is the best time to visit Cape Verde, with temperatures averaging 27°. If you’re looking for an exotic place to make the most of March, Cape Verde is an excellent option.
Romantic by nature? What better way to spend your March vacation than on the island of love? As the Cypriots will no doubt tell you during your stay in Cyprus, their island is said to be the home of the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. Something to bear in mind if you’re traveling as a couple! 😉 The island isn’t very big, which for us is an advantage. So you’ll have plenty of time to explore the whole island in a week. Despite its small size, Cyprus’ nature and landscapes are very varied.
With its sunny coastline and bustling towns, the island of love is ideal for relaxing and enjoying life. The wild mountains and incredible archaeological sites are also a must for lovers of history and culture. The weather is also mild at this time of year. That’s why Cyprus is right at the top of this list of destinations to discover when it comes to where to travel in March in the sun.Find the best accommodation in Cyprus
9. Costa Rica
When we think of an exotic place with lush nature, the destination that comes straight to mind is Costa Rica. We’ve never been there, but Costa Rica is attracting us more and more! Costa Rica is a Central American country located between Nicaragua and Panama. It’s a country known for its exceptional biodiversity and tropical beaches. Costa Rica is also renowned for its efforts to promote sustainable development and protect the environment. With a large part of its territory protected by national parks and nature reserves.
This destination is ideal for a two-week stay in March. In fact, this is the ideal time of year to discover Costa Rica, as the dry season stretches from December to April. With an average temperature of 27° in March, it’s easy to warm up in Costa Rica! If you’re planning a road trip to Costa Rica, we recommend you visit the tourist office website for all the information you need to make sure you don’t miss out on anything about this incredible destination.Find the best accommodation in Costa Rica
We end this selection of destinations to discover where to go in March in the sun with a destination almost unknown to European travelers, Belize. Belize is a small Central American country, located south of Mexico’s Yucatàn Peninsula. It offers a wide variety of landscapes, including the world’s second largest barrier reef! If you like diving, this is the destination for you. Belize boasts exceptional biodiversity. Around a third of the territory is covered by protected parks, tropical forests and even Mayan temples. March is the ideal month to visit Belize, as it’s right in the middle of the dry season, which runs from February to April. Weather-wise, the average air temperature in March is 30°. Count on 27° in the water too, so you’ll be able to enjoy it to the full!Find the best accommodation in Belize
Where to travel in March, how to plan your trip well
How to get to the destination of your choice
To find the best mode of transport to your destination, we recommend you always look on the OMIO comparator. This will give you an overview of all available modes of transport. You’ll be able to compare prices very easily.Learn more
How to rent a rental car at the best price
If you’re looking to rent a car during your trip, we recommend you take a look at the RentalCars website. This will enable you to find the best prices and conditions for your rental.Learn more
How to find the best hotels
In order to find the best hotels and benefit from the best conditions (security, cancellation…) we go almost exclusively through Booking.com for our trips. We recommend that you take a look at the available hotels before you leave. You can filter them according to their ratings. The customer reviews are very numerous and recent, which means you can avoid unpleasant surprises when traveling!Learn more
How to find ideas for activities to do on your March break
If you want to get ideas for activities to do on your vacation and want to book in advance, we’d also recommend taking a look at the GetYourGuide website. This will give you an overview of the activities on offer in your destination, so you don’t have to wait until you get there to book your places.Learn more
Thank you for reading
We hope that the tips and good addresses on our travel blog will help you find where to travel in March in the sun!
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Clem & Alex