Spring is almost upon us and just as the weather starts to get warmer in the UK, temperatures start to soar elsewhere. March is very much Asia’s and the Middle East’s month, both enjoying comfortable weather conditions, with low rainfall levels and long hours of sunshine. Mexico also joins the parade with scorching weather for March. See Where To Holiday March Below.
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Dubai holidays afford the ultimate location for your family holiday or special holiday for two with some of the world’s best hotels, attractions and enjoys warm temperatures year round. From the beach to the desert, Dubai offers plenty of experiences depending on your holiday style. In the month of March, Dubai averages temperatures of 26 degrees and high temperatures of 30 degrees. For a true Dubai holiday experience, venture into the desert by four-wheel drive where you will leave the Dubai city skyline in your rear-view mirror and discover a different world of experiences. We love Atlantis the Palm for your Dubai family holidays where you will be blown away by the impressive architectural design, luxurious accommodation options and world-class service with some of the best amenities in Dubai.
During the month of March, Abu Dhabi begins to warm up with average temperatures of 23 degrees and can reach highs of 29 degrees with 11 hours of daylight a day. Spend your Abu Dhabi holiday booked in to one of its opulent hotels or resorts and prepare to experience the exotic allure of the Middle East. Visit the city’s fascinating cultural attractions, such as the iconic Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which offers guided tours, enjoy a picnic in Al Safa Park and ramble along the Corniche soaking up the sunshine, the sea and the unique atmosphere of Abu Dhabi.
Made up of stunning islands dotted in the Caribbean sea, from Barbados to Bahamas, Antigua to St Lucia, Jamaica and Dominican Republic – there’s just so much choice in March for your Caribbean getaway! Barbados is the perfect escape for white sandy beaches with world-class dining and luxury resorts. You can expect picture-perfect temperatures that can reach as high as 29 degrees – imagine yourself in Jamaica drinking rum punch with the sound of reggae in the background as you top up your tan… St Lucia offers breathtaking vistas of rolling green hills, azure blue waters and the majestic Piton Mountains in the backdrop. If you’re thinking of St Lucia for your winter sun holiday in March, you can enjoy highs of 29 as well.
Located between the USA and Central America, Mexico serves as the perfect base to either explore while in America, or offering as a gateway to the Caribbean. Exuding with culture, culinary delights, history and natural wonders, Mexico holidays offer it all. Those who love to spend their holiday eyeing-up the destination’s history will love Tulum in January, which has temperatures averaging at 25 degrees and can go as high as 28 degrees, this Mayan city offers walled ruins close to the sea where you can spectate some pretty outstanding views. As a whole, the Riviera Maya offers a splendid beach life with an amazing restaurant and night scene to keep you up and busy!
Sri Lanka in March is hot and sunny with temperature averages of 28 degrees, so combining the likes of Dubai and Maldives for a multi-centre holiday is perfect this time of year. From its verdant tea plantations to its snow-white beaches, incredible World Heritage Sites – and, of course, the friendly and hospitable locals – Sri Lanka is blessed with many wonders, both natural and cultural.
March is one of the driest months to visit in the Maldives and enjoys around 9 hours of sunshine a day and average temperatures of 29 degrees. The Maldives is a picturesque island nation in the Indian Ocean, a country famous for its natural beauty and highly popular as a tourist destination, particularly for weddings and honeymoons. Blessed with 1,192 pristine islands clustered in a double chain of 26 atolls, Maldives holidays are characterised by its unsullied white beaches, turquoise lagoons and coral reefs rich with a colourful variety of marine life. Home to some of the best diving spots in the world, this island nation is also renowned for its luxury resorts and for the richness of its local culture.
Thailand - Koh Samui
Thailand’s capital, Bangkok enjoys 8 hours of sunshine a day with warm temperatures between 25 and 34 degrees. Beach destinations such as Phuket, Koh Yao Noi and Koh Samui enjoys lovely temperatures if you’re looking to combine a city and beach. Thailand Holidays conjure wonderful images of exotic islands, decadent cities and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere; but the reality is so much better. No words can describe it you’ll just have to experience it for yourself. Explore the bustling city of Bangkok where you can sample scrumptious street food and sightsee the many temples around the city. Phuket is a stunning beach destination to explore in the Thailand, here you will find the majestic limestone cliffs that rise above the emerald green sea. Island hopping is very popular in Phuket, explore the Phi Phi Islands, visit James Bond Island and visit the renowned Phi Phi islands.
Perfect weather for touring, Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital sees temperatures between 18-23 degrees in March. Vietnam boasts a plethora of options for holidaymakers, whether you are keen to spend your vacation hiking, visiting temples, lazing on a beach, or soaking up as much history and culture as you possibly can. Head to Hanoi and wander the atmospheric streets of the Old Quarter, witness a dawn tai chi session beside the sun-gilded expanse of Hoan Kiem Lake and admire its centuries-old pagodas. Visit the War Remnants Museum and the vibrant markets of Ho Chi Minh City, which enjoys lovely temperature of 29 degrees in March.
Cambodia is situated in Southeast Asia and is a relatively new travel destination and has the nickname 'Kingdom of Wonder'. Cambodia is the perfect holiday destination for all ages as it is a fascinating country where it is easy to step back in time whilst exploring ancient cities, temples and colourful markets. Cambodia is the land of temples and the best-known and most visited one is Angkor Wat (with temperatures of around 34 degrees in March), which dates from the 11th century when it was the capital of the Angkor Empire.
Visit popular USA cities such as New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles on your holiday, which are great destinations combined with a beach destination. Early March, you can catch the Mardi Gras holiday celebrations, which run for about two weeks before and through Shrove Tuesday. The USA is a huge country with so much to see and do, from New York to San Francisco, Los Angeles to Las Vegas!
Near the end of March marks the beginning of spring in Japan and cherry blossoms start opening as early as January or if you’re visiting the northern island of Hokkaido the cherry blossoms can bloom as late as May. In places such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka the blossoms can be seen in early April. In March, Tokyo has an average temperature of 9 degrees with highs of 12. Touring Japan is one of the most effective ways to really get to know this diverse, volcanic country, whether you’re looking to explore the vibrant cities or hop from blossom-filled gardens to snowy alpine resorts, Japan is the place to do it! Alternatively, a Japan multi-centre package is a great way for you to explore different destinations in your own pace.
With so much to see and do in New Zealand, from hiring out a campervan and exploring the open road, stopping off in Dunedin, which has the world’s steepest street – or seeing the film set of The Hobbit! Alternatively, explore this fascinating country by cruise where you can see the stunning Milford Sound as well as exploring top destinations such as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. March is a pleasant time to visit New Zealand and in Auckland the average temperatures is 19 degrees and highs of 22 – perfect if you’re looking to be active!
Cuba has warm temperatures all year round and in March, the capital of Cuba, Havana, sees lovely temperatures of around 23 degrees and highs of 28. If you’re looking to combine city with beach in Cuba, Varadero is the perfect beach destination with temperatures averaging 23 degrees and can get as high as 28. Havana boasts of architectural antiquity, with Spanish colonial buildings and 16th century heritage. Havana is a picture-perfect destination, and quite so, you would have seen its vibrant streets and retro-American cars on the pages of a glossy magazine, but Havana presents more than that, it has charm, culture and age-old significance. Varadeo is Cuba’s idyllic peninsula stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean. For a more relaxed and laid back Cuba holiday, Varadero is certainly a fine choice; lined with all-inclusive hotels, spa complexes and golf courses, Varadeo is designed for those who enjoy the finer things in life.
The stunning Canary Islands are ideal to visit all year round and if you’re looking for a quick break before summer, the likes of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and La Palma are great options. These stunning volcanic islands have gorgeous sceneries, volcanic landscapes, sandy beaches and great dining spots. In March, Tenerife is warm with average temperatures of 17 and can go as high as 20 degrees. Those looking to top up the tan in time for summer can head to Lanzarote, which has daily temperature rises of 21-22 degrees.
The average temperature in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, is around 0 degrees. There are so many reasons to visit the small Nordic nation of Iceland. Undoubtedly top of the list is its incredible scenery, which includes dramatic volcanoes – such as the famous Eyjafjallajökull – its desolate lava fields, black sand beaches and spurting geysers. Then, of course, there are the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, which can be easily seen during the winter months. Be sure to check out our selection of hotels in Iceland, some of which serve as the ideal base from which to view this breath-taking phenomenon.
March in Finland marks the end of winter, however this time of year it is still cold with average temperatures of -6 degrees and with highs of -1. There’s still a blanket of snow on the ground if you are still looking to ski this time of year. Finland will leave you feeling mesmerized by the county’s jaw-dropping locations that offer distinctive holiday experiences in one amazing destination, from forest-lined ski resorts to self-drive trips that unveil sweeping lakes, wonderful countryside and captivating culture – and of course, the home to Santa’s magical grotto and an excellent viewpoint of the bewildering Northern Lights.