March Holiday Destinations
Here are seven destination ideas for holidays in March. There are plenty of places to visit where the sun is shining, the days are long and the temperature balmy. Whether you are looking for a beach holiday, to explore a new country or extend the winter sports season, there is something to suit all. Tempting during this month of late winter storms here in the UK!
First of our March holiday destinations is Las Vegas where there’s more to this 24-hour city than just the casino. The weather and temperature here in March are just about right. Not scorchingly hot and equally, if you are exploring outside this colourful metropolis, the Nevada desert is not too chilly. This North American city is a place of contrasts: you could spend your time on the strip, enjoying shows, restaurants and shops. In fact, you could spend your entire time indoors! Or you could head outside the city to explore the beautiful scenic surroundings where the canyons, mountains and alpine forests are spectacularly beautiful. And just a short flight away in Arizona, the Grand Canyon which sits at a higher elevation, might be dusted with snow.
The Caribbean as a whole is a reliable destination to head to in March. And Bermuda offers a great choice of resorts and activities. It may not be quite warm enough to swim in the Sargasso Sea which surrounds these multicultural islands. But there are wonderful pink sand beaches to visit, the diving is excellent and the island is a golfer’s paradise. March is just before peak season here so there’s potentially some great deals to be had. Picture pastel-coloured houses and large mansions set in lush, green surroundings. With a diverse set of influences, this island’s unique melange of history and culture offers plenty for you to immerse yourself into.
This incredibly diverse and beautiful country promises a wealth of holiday options. This is one of Africa’s best safari destinations. And there is ample opportunity to spot the Big Five along with a smorgasbord of wildlife in parks and reserves. With deserts, beaches, mountains and lush valleys, there are plenty of activity-based trips. Choose from hiking to rock climbing, horse riding, bungee jumping and more.
Understand more about this country and its tumultuous history through its museums and township visits. Drive the scenic coastal routes down to Cape Point and along the Garden Route, visiting vineyards along the way, You’ll receive a warm welcome where ever you go and a holiday to South Africa is one which, from personal experience, will live on in your memory. March is the end of summer here so temperatures are still warm and pleasant. Perfect travelling weather!
Again a southern hemisphere destination, so the sun will shine for you in March. This is perhaps the perfect destination for anyone who loves nature and exploring. A narrow country, you can easily travel from Atlantic to Pacific coasts during your holiday. And it is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries with half a million species ranging from insects to anteaters and sloths. Rainforests, cloud forests, jungle, volcanoes, swamps and beautiful beaches – you can experience them all during your stay. And along the way, it is almost impossible not to spot an incredible diversity of wildlife.
The first half of March is a good time to visit Patagonia. This remote and wild region sits at the vast, southernmost tip of South America. Being in the southern hemisphere, this is the end of the summer season so tourism is starting to slow down and the weather to change. Head for the Torres del Paine National Park which is stunning, remote and beautiful. This is a huge country with jagged mountains, crystal clear rivers and wide-open wild spaces.
The Canadian Rockies
Snowfall reaches its peak in March in the Canadian Rockies. Western Canada’s winter wonderland offers fantastic opportunities for skiing and winter sports like snowshoeing. This beautiful place is dramatic and you will marvel at the mountains, glacial lakes, thick forests, open plains and stunning wildlife. At this time of year, it is all about the snow in Whistler and Banff, a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts. And to add some contrast to the snow wilderness, you could enjoy a twin-centre break to the Canadian Rockies with time spent in Alberta, Calgary or Vancouver.