Looking for the best places to visit in March? We got you covered! Whether you’re after beach weather or some skiing in the mountains, there are a lot of unique destinations to travel to in March.
March can be a great time to travel as it’s low season in many places around the world. That is, unless you hit somewhere popular on college spring break. However, most elementary schools are still in school, and there are no notable holidays in March, meaning crowds can be lower.
Read on to check out a few of the best countries to visit in March!
The Best Places to Travel in March
The Galapagos are the ultimate bucket list-worthy travel experience and one of the best places to visit in March! The amount of wildlife you can see on the relatively untouched islands is fantastic. That’s just what’s on land, as when you step off the gorgeous islands, you’ll find deep blue Pacific water abundant in marine life.
It’s a place unlike any other on earth, and it’s easy to understand how the islands provided inspiration for Charles Darwin. March falls in between the countries’ warm and wet seasons. The warm season means higher precipitation, lush vegetation, warmer temperatures, and vibrant sunsets. It’s a great time to visit, though the Galapagos wildlife can be seen year round.
One of the most amazing natural destinations in the world, Costa Rica is also a green powerhouse. It was the first country to go a full year on 100% renewable energy and still operate at around 99%. The country has made a clear prioritization to preserve its natural habitats with large swaths of the country protected wilderness zones or national parks. As home to some of the world’s lungs with rainforest
With cheap and direct flights from the US, a plethora of wildlife, stunning coastline, and pristine jungle it’s no wonder Costa Rica has become a hot travel destination in the last decade. We too, were transfixed by beautiful images of the country and knew that it was time to make the trip.
March is the perfect month for visiting Costa Rica for good weather. March brings sunny days on both the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts of the country, and is still very much the dry season (or what locals call verano, which means ‘summer’).
March in Jordan means springtime! This is when you will see Jordan’s valleys become (more) lush with greenery, and wildflowers begin to open around the place.
The cold, chilly days of winter are behind Jordan at this time of year. Temperatures are around 16°C in Amman, and ancient Petra is around 18°C; the most famous sights of Jordan are relatively quiet, with far fewer tourists than you’ll see later in the year.
The Dead Sea is starting to warm up, with daytime temperatures pushing 26°C, which is perfect for when you make your way there. Jordan really is one of the best destinations to travel in March.
Head to the vibrant island nation of Sri Lanka for a heavy dose of culture, food, beaches, jungles, and history. March is a beautiful month to visit Sri Lanka as it falls right between the country’s two rainy seasons and temperatures are warm with an average daily temperature of around 27°C or 81°F. Sri Lanka is well known for its hospitable people, tasty food, and unique landscapes.
A very popular time to go to Sri Lanka, March sees some pretty fantastic weather. With nine hours of sunshine per day, it’s the last month before rainy season starts – and it’s also the peak season for visitors. Humidity levels, however, begin to soar towards the end of the month as temperatures hit 30°C across the island.
Another great month for hitting the beach, the sea is a pretty blissful 29°C. Kite surfing is good at this time of year, particularly on the northwest beaches of Kalpitiya. Want to escape the heat? Kandy is still pretty cool by comparison.
The series of coral atolls spread across the Indian Ocean is an enticing getaway with white sand beaches, turquoise water, and tropical weather. The water here is home to an abundance of marine life so diverse that snorkelers can rejoice in close encounters with rays, sharks, whales, and a dizzying number of fishes. To make it only better, some of the world’s most luxurious resorts in the world sit on top of these atolls with indulgent water villas and beach bungalows.
March is still very much in the dry season in the Maldives. However March is the hottest month of the year. Temperatures are in the low 30s, and the sea remains at a very warm 29°C. Even temperatures at night time rarely dip below 27°C. BUT there’s barely any rain, with on average seven rainy days in March in the Maldives. So you can rest assured knowing you’ll have sunny skies and likely an air-conditioned room to always retreat to.
Though hot, it’s an excellent time to get out and about. Hike around the islands, go diving, it’s all good. Just make sure you cover up when the sun’s at its hottest, wear plenty of sunscreen, and stay hydrated.
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The dry season in the Philippines begins in December and runs to May, making March a great time to visit the Philippines. With little rainfall, blue skies, and warm weather you can really have a great beach vacation here during March.
The only downside is the high temperatures and long days, so make sure to pack sunscreen and a hat to keep the sun off your face.
Diving, however, is fantastic during March. A fantastic place to head for diving with the sardine balls is Moalboal. If you’re a surfer consider heading to the stunning island of Siargao.
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It’s impossible to write this list of the best places to visit in March and not mention our beautiful home. The Canadian Rockies are stunning year-round, but they are great to visit in March if you are into skiing or snowboarding.
While March may bring about warmer conditions and spring skiing in many other destinations, things are still going strong in the Rockies. March brings consistent snowfall still, and it’s very cold. That’s a good thing though – we don’t want our precious snow to melt from warm temperatures!
If you’re seeking a winter destination in March, consider the US state of Idaho. Most people look at Colorado or north of the border in Whistler when they are thinking about a ski or snowboard holiday, but Idaho is where it’s at.
Seriously, when we traveled to Idaho looking for some great ski resorts we had no idea what to expect. Little did we know we were about to get some of our best powder days of the season in Northern Idaho.
The best part? Almost no crowds! Since so many people head to the more popular ski resorts in North America, the Idaho groomers were generally crowd free! We particularly loved riding at Silver Mountain and visiting the small town of Wallace nearby!
Of course, it’s Hawaii, so it’s always amazing. Whether it be Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Lānaʻi, or the other islands, you’re bound to have a good time. The weather patterns are similar throughout, and one of the best times to visit is March.
Our favorite Hawaiian island is Kauai. There are so many things to do in Kauai, including a ton of free nature activities and beautiful hikes that it will be hard to ever get bored. Kauai is known for being one of the prettiest Hawaiian islands and for the most laid-back vibe of the four main islands.
Kauai is perfect for those that want to step into nature and stretch their legs on a few hiking trails. March may be the high season, but it’s due to the tremendous weather you’re guaranteed. Get ready to plan your trip to Hawaii!
Vietnam has so much to offer any traveler who ventures to it. It is a mix of chaos and calm from the contrasts of Hanoi to the mountainous regions of the Northern Highlands, to beautiful Ha Long Bay.
At one moment you could find yourself cruising through the endless creeks and rivers of The Mekong Delta and the next, sitting beachside at Hue or Nha Trang.
At first glance, Vietnam might seem to be a place of constant activity but if you go to the right places, you will find the most magnificent vistas, people, food, and a peaceful way of life.
March is the start of Vietnam’s spring season. If you get yourself into the northern countryside you’ll be rewarded with flowers in full bloom and beautiful colors!
In March, Delhi is a dynamic place. That’s because this is when Holi, the Festival of Colors, takes place. While you might be used to damp, wet weather conditions in Spring, Delhi is anything but in March with temperatures soaring to 86°F.
As you explore this incredible city, you’ll see ancient temples, bazaars, cute boutique stores, galleries and chic cafes. There are many must-see attractions in the city including Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate and Lodhi Garden.
Bermuda isn’t much different now than it was when it was first discovered and that’s what makes it so timeless, so untouched and so perfect. In March, it’s even more so because this is when the temperatures average a comfortable 80°F, the prices are lower and the water is warm.
And crowds? Well, the crowds don’t get anywhere near those of nearby Caribbean islands! While Bermuda is widely known for its pink, sandy beaches, there’s so much more to this island than lying on the beach.
Spectacular sunsets, a vast underwater world to be observed, incredible caves to explore and world-class attractions to visit including Bermuda Railway Trail National Park, Royal Naval Dockyard, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, Bermuda Aquarium, Ocean Discovery Centre and Dolphin Quest.
One of the best places to travel in March is the Cayman Islands. With lower rates, fewer crowds and fantastic weather that sees temperatures soar to an average of 84°F most days, March is one of the best times of year to travel to the Cayman Islands.
This is also the dry season and rain is a rarity so you can rest assured that most of your days will be spent lounging on beautiful, sandy beaches, participating in a range of waters sports and visiting top attractions such as the Cayman Turtle Centre, Pedro St. James and Starfish Point.
Be sure to hit up the Camana Bay Shopping Area and take a tour of the incredible underground Cayman Crystal Caves.
Las Vegas, United States
Summers in Las Vegas feature almost unbearable heat so that’s why it’s best to visit in the Spring. With a dry desert climate and temperatures reaching a comfortable 72 degrees in March, this is the best time to visit Sin City. While some people want to escape the Spring Break crowds, I’ll assume that if you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas in March, you must be looking for a wild party and trust me, you’ll find them here!
The city is home to some of the world’s hottest night spots and hosts some of the wildest pool parties. Of course, high-stakes gambling is always on the table! Head down The Strip and see incredible dancing fountains, a volcano and some of the most extravagant hotels and casinos on earth.
Visit top attractions such as The Mob Museum, the Neon Museum and Fremont Street. Escape the party scene and take a day trip to The Grand Canyon or the Valley of Fire, two of the best places to visit in the American Southwest.
Things start to happen in March in Madrid. Spring is in full force and that means the days are getting longer, the trees in the local parks are blooming and the temperatures are rising.
With temperatures of a warm and comfortable 68°F, it’s the perfect time to explore the city and its wonders including beautiful galleries, luxurious mansions, upscale boutiques and chic restaurants.
Some of the other top attractions in the city include Museo Nacional del Prado, Plaza Mayor, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, El Retiro Park, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Royal Palace of Madrid and Temple of Debod.
In March in Puerto Rico, the crowds thin out, the temperatures drop to a more comfortable 72°F and the unbearable humidity that befalls the Caribbean region in summer lifts and these are just some of the reasons why March is the best time to visit this tropical island.
Puerto Rico has many claims to fame including being home to the biggest mall in the Caribbean and the biggest virgin tropical rainforest. Whether you want to take it easy on a beach blanket with a gentle breeze, dance the night away in a lively club, whale watching or wander the old streets of San Juan, there’s something for everyone.
Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristobal, Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista and Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico are just some of the attractions that highlight the history and culture of Puerto Rico.
For romance, stunning coastal scenery, incredible restaurants and a laid-back atmosphere, there aren’t too many places on earth that compare to Italy’s Amalfi Coast. In March, Sorrento is the perfect place to make your base to explore this splendid region.
This is the time of year when the sun seems to always be shining and the temperatures stay at around 68°F. Perfect conditions for hiking, lazing around on patios sipping cocktails and checking out the many attractions including Piazza Tasso, Basilica Sant’Antonino, Villa Comunale di Sorrento, Chiostro di San Francesco and Bagni Regina Giovanna.
Desert, dunes, coastline, amazing beaches, towering mountains, waterfalls, fjords and world-class attractions. Oman has it all. The best time to visit Oman is in March when the temperatures average a very warm 84°F, and the high-season crowds have gone home.
Head to the Muscat and Salalah regions to check out some of those amazing beaches or immerse in nature at Wahiba Sands and Wadi Ash Shab. Jebel Akhdar, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Nizwa and Mutrah Souq are just a few of the other top attractions in the country.
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Situated along the coast a few hours away from Marrakesh, Essaouira is a quaint seaside escape where the temperatures reach a comfortable 68°F in March. The city is widely known for its blue hues.
Blue is everywhere! The homes are blue, the boats are blue and many of the businesses are blue too but there are many other reasons to visit this incredible place than unique photo ops! It’s not quite like Chefchaouen, but it’s unique in its own way. Check out the chic galleries, boutique shops and cozy eateries, or spend a day soaking up the sun at Essaouira Beach or Tagharte Beach.
It’s stunningly beautiful, it has surprisingly good weather in March and it has so much to see and do that the possibilities are endless. I’m talking about the city of Pokhara in Nepal and why it should be on your radar as a top destination to visit in March. Believe it or not, the temperatures can reach a warm 75°F in this mountainous area. It’s during this time of year that the flowers start to bloom and clear skies reveal incredible views of the surrounding landscapes.
If you’re up for an adventure, there’s plenty of that in Pokhara! There’s trekking, paragliding, ziplining, bungee jumping and boating on Lake Phewa. There are also many attractions in the area including World Peace Pagoda, Devi’s Falls, Mahendra Cave, the International Mountain Museum and Shree Bindhyabasini Temple.
While there really is no season when rain isn’t in the forecast in Ireland, March is a great month to visit for two reasons; it’s the month when the country begins living up to its reputation of being covered in green and it’s the time of year when the country celebrates its patron saint, Saint Patrick.
Besides celebrating the best Irish festival (Saint Patrick’s Day) with copious amounts of green beer and boisterous celebrations, there are many things to do in Ireland.
With temperatures only reaching an average of 53°F, you won’t have to worry about breaking out in a sweat while you explore world-class attractions. The untouched beaches of Donegal, the famous Cliffs of Moher, Kilkenny Castle, Kinsale, Kilmainham Gaol and the lively pubs of Galway are just some of the top things to check out. Of course, you have to make your way to the lively capital city of Dublin!
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The temperatures reach a comfortable 70°F, the days are staying brighter for longer and the rowdy spring breakers haven’t arrived yet but there are many more reasons to visit the Canary Islands in March!
How do beautiful sandy beaches, surf culture, otherworldly landscapes consisting of steep ravines and volcanic craters and ancient palaces sound? Maybe you’d like to visit some of the region’s top attractions including Mount Teide Cable Car, Timanfaya National Park, Caldera de Taburiente National Park, Siam Park and Loro Park.
The small city of Malaga is located in a region of Spain known as the Sunshine Coast and this rings just as true in March as it does any other time of year! Although it isn’t overly hot with daytime temperatures averaging 66°F, it isn’t overly cold either.
Many of the locals are already donning their warm-weather gear and heading to the beach! The city is known for its energetic food scene, art galleries, Old Town district and long beaches lined with bars.
Some of the top attractions to see in Malaga include Alcazaba Palace, the Picasso Museum, Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga, Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga, Castillo de Gibralfaro and Malaga Museum.
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
If you’re seeking a laid-back tropical escape that also features a range of cultural and historical attractions, Playa Del Carmen is the perfect place to head to in March. Spring Breakers might be on the move, but nearby Cancun seems to be a favorite among the more rowdy crowd while this little gem is a lot more relaxed.
Lie on the beach all day and explore 5th Avenue and its fabulous shops and restaurants. Go snorkeling in a cenote or visit fascinating attractions such as the 3D Museum of Wonders and Los Fundadores Park. Go on a day trip to the nearby Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza or hop on a boat to explore the island of Cozumel.
For weather that’s not too cold and not too hot with plenty of sunshine and many things to see and do, Catania on the island of Sicily is the perfect choice in March. The city is said to be the sunniest in Italy and perhaps even in the whole of Europe.
There are many amazing attractions including Cattedrale di Sant’Agata, Villa Bellini, Piazza del Duomo, Palazzo Biscari and Museo Storico dello Sbarco. Be sure to check out the city’s main shopping area on Via Etnea and do some hiking at the area’s most famous volcano, Mount Etna.