March is a great month to travel. The northern hemisphere sees winter thaw and the Southern Hemisphere sees the new colors of autumn leaves. Nearly anywhere in the world makes for a great destination in March. This particular Where Travel post is heavy on beaches, so pack your swimsuits!
What could be better than visiting the world’s best-known tulip growers in spring? Amsterdam is an amazing city and a major destination for visits to Europe. It’s easily explorable via bicycle or walking. Amsterdam is easily accessible from all over Europe and the United States with non-stop flights from major cities.
San Diego, California
San Diego’s location near Mexico means it gets super hot in the summer. However, March makes San Diego the perfect temperature of about 70 F and sunny. The seals along the coastline sun themselves as they migrate in the Pacific Ocean. Not to mention, the hiking trails along the La Jolla and Torrey Pines area are stunning. San Diego is about a three hour drive from Los Angeles, making it easily accessible from a major US airport.
This small country at the top of South America makes for a great destination in March. Formerly British Honduras, Belize is extremely friendly to American and European ex-pats. March is the dry season for Belize meaning your trip may be uninterrupted clear skies and perfect tropical temperatures. Bonus: Belize shares a border with Guatemala so you can check out many ancient Mayan structures if you’re up for an adventure.
Vamizi Island, Mozambique
I bet a dollar you weren’t expecting Mozambique to top this list of places to travel. Off the coast of this East African nation lies the Quirimbas Archipelago, home to Vamizi Island. If you want a private, relaxing beach vacation, Vamizi needs to be on your list. The island has pristine scuba and snorkeling options as well as forests in the island’s interior with monkeys and unique birds. If you visit in March, you’re likely to happen upon Green Sea Turtles nesting on the beaches.
Pro Tip: Extend your vacation and combine it with a safari in South Africa or in Tanzania to get a fantastic flavor or Africa.
At the tip of India lies the island nation of Sri Lanka. March is the ideal month to visit Sri Lanka regarding weather. Rainfall is at its minimum, there are a plethora of cultural festivals, and wildlife is out and about for you to see. There are several national parks and in March, you can see blue and sperm whales on the southern coast. When you go, be sure to find a local guide to help take you to the best spots!
If you’re looking to get far away, like, off the grid far away, visit Norfolk Island. The best way to get to this 35 square mile island is to fly to Brisbane and take a short connecting flight to Norfolk Island. It takes an hour to drive around this island and has pristine beaches. With charming bungalows, excellent shopping with international flair, and adventure tourism, Norfolk Island has something for everyone.
March is a wonderful month to getaway. In many places, March is a “shoulder month” between the high and low seasons, making it ideal for many travelers.