Where to travel in March
With March bringing spring to the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the chance to enjoy the quieter charms of Europe and some of the best weather at lower latitudes. It's also the last month to enjoy Swedish Lapland's ICEHOTEL.
While the likes of Canada are only just starting to warm up, Arizona and Las Vegas, for instance, enjoy some of their best weather. It’s a similar story in the Caribbean and the Maldives. For the latter, March is the last month before the rainy season begins. But, for some great deals, look to Bermuda’s white-sand beaches; there’s good spring weather and pre-peak prices.
Central America, while beginning to get hotter and more humid, is also still pleasant to explore – Mexico’s Kukulkan festival is a highlight. South America is also starting to come into its own, with further festivities to be had in Peru’s Cusco and its jubilant Semana Santa Holy Week.
It’s an Easter celebration shared by Andalucia’s ancient Moorish cities – temperate March is a great time to visit southern Spain. In turn, India delights with colourful Holi merriment, just remember to book well in advance. And, not to be outdone by its bigger brother, Sri Lanka’s beaches and ancient cities welcome with fine weather and all the usual smiles. However, if you look to the north of the Subcontinent, the lowlands of the Himalayas, particularly in Nepal, are pleasant to trek through, while the higher passes are still cold and shrouded in snow.
In North Africa, it’s one of the best times to visit Morocco’s imperial cities, perhaps combining them with the country’s pretty beaches. And, if you’re looking Down Under, it’s an ideal time to visit Western Australia, especially Margaret River’s wineries. It’s also the start of the whale shark season in Ningaloo Reef – look to late March and April for the best chances.
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