Best destinations for cheap holidays in March
March is a great month for cheap spring holidays. With mild weather and fewer tourists in holiday hot spots, it's well worth taking your next trip during March. Here you'll find our offers on cheap flights, hotels, vacation packages, and city break deals for holidays in March.
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8 Hot Destinations for a sunny March break
March is a great time of year to head away on holiday. UK winter is almost over, and you can see the first signs of spring starting to appear. Naturally, you start remembering how great hot weather is, and the warm feeling of sun on your skin. The first thing you do? Book a sunny getaway.
There’s a good range of hot destinations to choose from in March, with European countries such as the Canary Islands offering warm weather, and more exotic countries such as the Dominican Republic and Vietnam also being a great choice for some sun.
So if you’re looking to plan a hot getaway, we’ve picked our top 8 destinations for a hot holiday to visit in March!
1. Cape Verde
Only a six hour flight away, Cape Verde is a great choice for a sunny holiday towards the end of March. Stay in Santa Maria on Sal island, and you’ll enjoy an average temperature of 25°C. It’s also less windy at this time of year, so you can relax on one of the large, sandy beaches, go swimming in the sea or even try out one of the many water sports on offer.
Depending on which area of the country you visit, the temperature can get as high as 34°C at this time of year, with many hours of sunshine a day. As Vietnam is such a long country, the weather can really vary from place to place. During March, we recommend splitting your time between the fascinating city of Ho Chi Minh, and one of the many nearby beaches. Mũi Né makes for a relaxing beach break, and if you have time the island of Phú Quốc boasts incredible, untouched beaches and dense tropical jungles.
2. Dominican Republic
With highs of 30°C, this beautiful Caribbean country is a great destination to visit in March. Stay in Bavaro, Punta Cana, for sun, sea and endless sand. Explore the rainforest, eat some of the best food in the world, visit historical Higuey or simply stay on the beach - there’s 50 miles of it!
With hot and dry weather, and an average temperature around 30°C, March is a peak time for travellers visiting Dubai. See the jaw-dropping skyscrapers of Dubai city, take a ferry ride across Dubai Creek, before going on your very own desert adventure.
March is historically the low season for Jordan, making it a great cheap option for a holiday at this time of year. Head for the historical city of Aqaba, located on the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba, and you can expect an average temperature in the high 20’s. There are plenty of beachside resorts here, and you can fly direct from London.
For an alternative Australian adventure, take a trip to Perth for a hot holiday in March. Flights are often much cheaper to this less-visited city, as it’s still another four hours flying from here to Sydney. The weather will be hot and dry, with the temperature hovering between 25°C and 35°C. Hire a car and visit the famed vineyards of Margaret River, a must-do for any wine lover. Take a ferry trip from the city to Rottnest Island for a selfie with one of the many cute quokkas that live there. We’d also recommend visiting the incredible Ningaloo Reef, where you’ll have the chance to encounter whale sharks!
4. Canary Islands
Tenerife is one of the most popular Canary Islands, and is another good choice if you’re looking for a cheap, but warm holiday in March. Only a 4 and a half hour flight away, Playa de las Américas is the largest holiday resort, with the average temperature of around 22°C. You’ll get plenty of sunshine though, so this is a great destination if you want to have an active holiday without breaking a sweat.
Make for Miami, Florida for guaranteed sunshine in March. With temperatures in the mid to high 20’s, you’ll get plenty of vitamin D. Stay in Miami Beach to enjoy a huge range of incredible restaurants, the hottest nightlife, and of course go for a swim in the ocean which stays at a balmy 24°C. There's plenty of hot weather to be had all across the USA in March.
The top 5 destinations for March
March is a great month to travel, as the last of the winter weather is winding down and there’s just a hint of spring around the corner. Skip those last few weeks of cold weather with a trip somewhere warm and sunny, or head off somewhere new before the tourist season begins in late spring and summer.
The Canary Islands, Spain
If you’re looking for sunny days, balmy weather, and cool, stroll-able nights, The Canary Islands are a sure bet. This Spanish archipelago off Africa’s Northwestern coast boasts seven main islands, each with their own unique flavor. From the long, caramel-colored beaches of Gran Canaria to the kitesurfer-friendly breezes of Fuerteventura, there’s a wealth of options for a full range of travelers. Our top pick: Lanzarote. Although you’ll find warmer weather on Tenerife or Gran Canaria, Lanzarote enthralls with its otherworldly volcanic cones, unsullied coastlines, and plentiful hiking and outdoor sports offerings.
March marks the start of the spring season in Nepal, making it the ideal time for a hiking trip. Although it’s a nice time to explore the more famous alpine routes like the trail to Everest Base Camp, you will still be faced with increasingly chilly weather as you rise in elevation. Your best bet for lovely, temperate days, breezy nights, plant life in bloom, and fewer crowds is to pick a less-frequented trail with no significant changes in elevation. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, for example, is a 5-day excursion replete with beautiful vistas and bright, blooming rhododendrons. You can get your fill of springtime hiking with plenty of downtime to spend in Kathmandu on either end.
Take advantage of off-season flights with a trip to Dublin, the Irish capital. Dublin has all the swanky eateries, top-tier bars, fascinating museums, and stunning old-world architecture you would expect from a large European city, with the charm of a small town. Whether you want to surround yourself with historical splendor in Trinity College Library or try your first pint of Guinness in a hole-in-the-wall pub, there’s plenty to do in Dublin even if you catch a few rainy days. If you truly want to embrace the spirit, come for the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities, falling this year from March 14th – March 18th. Also be sure to take a day trip or two to nearby scenic destinations like Giant’s Causeway, The Cliffs of Moher, and Blarney Castle.
Oppressively hot summers and bitterly cold winters may plague Jordan, but spring is where this country truly shines. Start in Amman, where you can stroll the streets shopping for intricate jewelry and trying melt-in-your-mouth baklava from local souks as you make your way to the Roman Amphitheater. Then travel south, stopping for a dip in the Dead Sea, to make your way down to the ancient city of Petra and the desert of Wadi Rum. In Petra, pass through the narrow rock walls of Al Siq to reach the impressive facade at the city’s entrance (Bonus: return at dusk to see the entrance aglow with thousands of candles, a nightly ritual). On your trip to Wadi Rum, book an overnight stay in a luxury glamping tent to take in a night sky rich with stars.
Southern summers are notoriously rough, but springtime is where Georgia hits its stride. With vibrant purple and soft pink azaleas in bloom and the weather at a pleasant, warm temperature, you could easily spend your whole trip to Savannah simply wandering around and taking in the natural beauty. The best bets for this are Forsyth Park and Wormsloe Historic Site, where you can walk amongst moss-covered oak trees and see multi-colored wildflowers. Be sure to check out the Historic District as well, and stop in for an ice cream at Leopold’s, an old-fashioned establishment with a taste of the city’s history.