February has come to an end, the worst of winter is behind us and as the temperatures begin to ascend we can’t help but feel our feet itch, yearning for a getaway. March is the perfect month to set off on a trip as the prices are generally cheaper for both travel and accommodation, there are shorter queues for big attractions and the usual crowded destinations are silent. But where can you find hot places to March?
Fret not. We’ve strung together a list of the best March travel destinations 2017 so you can get a better idea of where you want to set off too.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Average temperature: 15°C
Given the nod of approval for one of the best winter beach escapes, the Amalfi Coast is home to picturesque towns where fishing boats lie in the sleepy docks and the rolling hills of boldly coloured buildings. With little tourists floating about this makes the Amalfi Coast one of the best places to visit in March as you absorb the sights in its most calm setting.
What’s on: If you’re looking to go on a visual dream holiday, March is a great month to visit the towns on the Amalfi coast as the towns are less packed. Scenic lovers should embark from Naples, the biggest city closest to the coast, to Sorrento and on to Positano. Up for exploring more of Italy? Check out our top places to visit in Italy.
How to get there: The easiest way to get to the Amalfi Coast is by flying into Naples airport, rent a car and enjoy the drive along this stunning coastline.
Average temperature: 14°C
It’s no secret that Dubrovnik is home to some of the Game of Thrones film locations, but whether you’re a GOT fanatic or just a fan of the sunshine, Dubrovnik is an ideal March holiday spot. Dive into this beautiful white-stone walled city, enjoy the spring harvest and fresh seafood from its the crystal blue coastline.
What’s on: The city remains pretty quiet throughout March, but don’t think of this negatively. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the low-season side of Dubrovnik. You’ll have this stunning Dalmatian city all to yourself, which means peaceful seaside walks, faster service in restaurants and an opportunity to really relax. The perfect hot place in March if you’re truly in need of some down time.
How to get there: Plenty of UK airports offer direct flights to Dubrovnik airport.
Average temperature: 16°C
The beaches are less busy and the sangria is just as good. Yes, when it comes to hot places in March, Barcelona is a promising destination. For the majority of the month, the temperatures are in double digits and you can almost smell the heat in the air.
What’s on: If you’re a bit of a bargain hunter then head straight to Fleadonia. Each month this mighty secondhand market welcomes both Catalans and visitors alike to release their inner haggler. With an endless amount of stalls selling vintage clothing, homemade goods and art pieces it’s a great place to be for a lazy Sunday browse. The market is being held on March 5th, you can check out more details on the Flea market BCN website.
How to get there: You’ll find that most major UK airports will serve direct flights to Barcelona.
Average temperature: 16°C
The Portuguese capital oozes sunshine-y goodness. With cities close by to Portugal such as Barcelona being a more obvious choice for sun searches, Lisbon may be one of the most underrated hot places in March to visit. Explore the city’s old districts of Alfama and Bairro Alto to have your breath taken away.
Sample the some of the best seafood in Europe at the Time Out market and treat your ears to traditional Fado music while drinking wine from the famous Douro region.
What’s on: Art fanatics listen up! Lisbon is hosting some wonderful exhibitions in March, from the collection of paintings from Pedro Chorão to the modernist painter Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso work being on display throughout the month at the National Museum of Contemporary Art.
How to get there: Lisbon’s airport is pretty central and has great direct connections from international UK airports.