13+ Best Places To Visit In March For A Perfect Getaway

March offers the gentle warmth of spring with many travel options for enthusiasts. This is an ideal time to participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, or going to the beach.

In this article, we will provide a curated list of the best places to visit in March. Follow us as we peek into the best corners of the world in bloom. From vibrant feasts to whispered waterfalls, prepare to pack your curiosity. Let’s continue reading!

  1. Tokyo, Japan
  2. Hanoi, Vietnam
  3. Sydney, Australia
  4. Bali, Indonesia
  5. Luang Prabang, Laos
  6. Iguazu Falls, Argentina
  7. Cancun, Mexico
  8. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  9. Dublin, Ireland
  10. Valencia, Spain
  11. Utah, USA
  12. New Orleans, USA
  13. Dana Point, California
  14. Costa Rica, Central America
  15. Cape Town, South Africa.

See Tokyo's Cherry Blossoms, Japan

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The scene is so picturesque to walk around. Photo by moonrise on stock.adobe.com

Average temperature: 3°C ~ 13°C

Head to Tokyo, Japan, to see beautiful cherry blossom festivals. The delicate pink and white flowers, known as "sakura," start blanketing the city. It's amazing to view the cherry blossoms while having flower-viewing picnics called "hanami" in spots like Ueno Park and Shinjuku Gyoen.

Another fun event is the Doll's Festival or "Hina Matsuri" on March 3rd. It's a tradition where families with daughters display intricate dolls in kimonos. This custom brings wishes for girls' good health and fortune. You'll find colourful doll setups in homes, plus tasty treats like hina-arare crackers and hishimochi rice cakes.

Wander Charming Hanoi, Vietnam

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Enjoy a stroll and take several beautiful photos on the iconic Hanoi Train Street. Photo by Silver Ringvee on Unsplash

Average temperature:  17°C ~ 24°C

Hanoi is such a picturesque spot in Vietnam, one of the best countries to visit in March, with several beautiful outdoor attractions to explore on foot. The Tet atmosphere is still in every corner of the city. March is one of the driest months of the year in Hanoi.

From shopping at small vendors in the Old Quarter to joining the Huong Pagoda festival, the air buzzes with excitement. In the tranquil grounds of Van Mieu, a contrast to the city's hustle, witness the poetic sight of Vietnamese girls adorned in traditional áo dài. And don’t forget to try as much Bánh Mì, a staple of Vietnamese cuisine, as you can.


Take Several Photos at Sydney, Australia

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Let the good times roll in Sydney! Photo by Dan Freeman on Unsplash

Average temperature: 14°C ~ 22°C 

Come to Sydney if you seek modern expressionist architectural marvels with iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the Queen Victoria Building. If you're in Sydney in early March, don't miss the world-famous Mardi Gras celebrations, dubbed as an event that justifies a journey from any corner of the world.

For nature lovers, the Blue Mountains are a dream come true. Just a hop from Sydney, you have got rugged cliffs, lush forests, and canyons begging to be explored. 

Enjoy Sunshine In Bali, Indonesia


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This destination provides a great choice for a family vacation. Photo by Alfiano Sutianto on Unsplash

Average temperature: 25°C to 33°C

Another recommendation for the list of best places to visit in March is Bali. In this month, the sky is cloudy during the day, and there are sudden showers (don’t forget to bring a brolly). At night, the weather will gradually become a bit chilly. This time will be more suitable for leisure travel than discovery travel.

Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida Island is a great spot not to be missed when you visit the island of the gods. The cliffs are known as the "back of the dinosaur", while the clear blue beach and white sand provide a stunningly beautiful backdrop.

One of the most popular events in Bali in March is Nyepi, the Balinese New Year, which falls on March 11th 2024. During Nyepi, the entire island observes a day of silence and meditation. There are no flights, cars, or lights allowed. There are also several ceremonies held at temples throughout the island. 

Go Temple Hopping in Luang Prabang, Laos

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Laos’ temples are nothing short of amazing. Photo by pierrick on stock.adobe.com

Average temperature: 27°C 

No trip to Laos is complete without visiting their stunning temples. Wat Tham Pho Si, perched atop a hill, offers panoramic views and houses the sacred Phra Bang Buddha statue. Also, Wat Xieng Thong, which is the coronation of Lao kings, will impress you with its golden-roofed splendour.

If you seek something more vibrant, don’t miss the Hmong Night Market. Stalls overflow with handmade products, from silk scarves and traditional clothes to silver jewellery. The air sizzles with the aroma of spices and grilled delights. 

Local delicacies like khao niew ping (sticky rice pancakes) and jaew bong (spicy eggplant dip) offer unique taste adventures. Just remember to bring some cash, as most vendors don’t accept cards.

Hike To Iguazu Falls, Argentina

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The water flow is impressive in March. by Sergii Mostovyi on stock.adobe.com

Average temperature: 21°C ~ 27°C 

Take a risk and go to Iguazu Falls to have a one-a-lifetime experience. Nestled on the border between Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu is the majestic beauty of over 275 falls along the mighty Iguazu River. The combined width of all the falls creates a panorama that stretches as far as the eye can see.

Adventurous souls can traverse trails to hike close to the falls. While the Circuito Superior is shorter and leads you along the upper Iguazu River, the Circuito Verde takes you deeper into the rainforest and gets close to the Devil's Throat.

Soak Up the Sun in Cancun, Mexico

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Ready for sunbathing on a Mexican beach? Photo by ecstk22 on stock.adobe.com

Average temperature: 23°C ~ 28°C 

Located on the Yucatán Peninsula, Cancun attracts millions of tourists each year. Thousands of couples choose this destination to hold their wedding or enjoy the moments of their honeymoon. The romance of the scenery and the completeness, comfort, and luxury of the hotels and restaurants satisfy anyone who comes here.

This is a warm sea with gentle sunshine all year round. Beach lovers can't miss recreational activities like windsurfing, fishing, swimming, or participating in paragliding. Mexico is truly a heaven for beaches and sunshine.

Cancun is considered a natural wonder of the Mayan civilisation. Therefore, coming here, you can see and learn about ancient Mayan architectural ruins when snorkelling.

Wildlife Watching at Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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Head to the Galapagos Islands to spot various rare species. Photo by borisbelenky - stock.adobe.com

Average temperature: 25°C ~ 31°C 

March is the nesting season of Marine Iguanas and Green Sea Turtles. This is a chance to see females laying eggs on sandy beaches and males displaying their colourful throat pouches. Besides the flora and fauna, the scenery is simply astounding, rightfully so, as it is always on the list of the most stunning destinations in the world

Regarding advice, we have three. The first is to explore different islands like Santa Cruz, Isabela, Floreana, and Española, each with its unique landscapes and wildlife. Secondly, apply for your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and Transit Control Card. Last but not least, pack for warm weather with some light rain gear.

Wear Green On Patrick's Day in Dublin, Ireland

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St. Patrick's Day parade on the streets of Dublin. Photo by Sophie Popplewell on Unsplash

Average temperature: 6°C ~ 10°C 

March is the most important holiday for the Irish community in the country and around the world. It's St. Patrick's Day, March 17, Ireland's national day, and also the death anniversary of Saint Patrick, the country's patron saint.

On the holiday, everything on every street and street corner, from architectural works to food and drinks, wears the traditional Irish green colour. Dublin, or anywhere in Ireland, is undoubtedly the best place to visit in March with family.

Witness Fireworks in The Las Fallas, Spain

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Valencia, Spain, is one of the best places to visit in Europe in March. Photo by Marcelo on Unsplash

Average temperature: 13°C ~ 18°C 

Next is Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain, from March 1-19, 2024. It's a lively festival with origins from the Middle Ages. Locals construct huge satirical papier-mâché statues called "fallas" and place them around the city.

Around 350 fallas get built and displayed before meeting a fiery end. On the final Nit de la Cremà night, all the fallas get burned in an explosive celebration. The airspace of Valencia city will be filled with bright lights and colours of eye-catching fireworks displays.

Visitors have the opportunity to see charming and elegant indigenous people in colourful traditional costumes. Perhaps the most attractive is the elaborate, unique hairstyle of Valencian women.

Hike To Arches National Park, Utah

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It would be a mistake to ignore the Red Rock Arches National Park in Utah. Photo by on Unsplash

Average temperature: 15°C ~ 25°C 

Arches National Park is one of the best places for hikers to visit in March. To be able to explore the beauty of Arches, you must be in good health for climbing and hiking. With an area of up to 310 square kilometres, Arches includes many areas that visitors can spend weeks exploring.

Fisher Tower is the most beautiful scenery at sunset when sunlight dyes the spiky sandstone cliffs red. Meanwhile, the Devil's Garden and Fiery Furnace area located in the centre of the park is the most visited and contains dozens of giant natural stone domes.

Enjoy The Jazz Vibe in New Orleans, Louisiana

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The city is known as the birthplace of jazz music. Photo by Aya Salman on Unsplash

Average temperature: 16°C ~ 26°C 

Situated along the romantic Mississippi River, New Orleans embraces a delightful French, Spanish and Haitian cultural melting pot. Cobblestone streets in the historic French Quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, transport you back amid buildings dating to the late 18th century. 

You can also see wrought iron balconies overflowing with vibrant flowers as street performers’ jazz livens the atmosphere. Moreover, cuisine is also one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. Some must-try dishes are jambalaya, gumbo, po'boy, and beignets. New Orleans is undoubtedly one of the must-visit destinations in the US, no matter the occasion.

Immerse In Beach Activities in Dana Point, California

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A scene of beach activities for tourists from above. Photo by Ariel Blanco on Unsplash

Average temperature: 20°C ~ 25°C 

Dana Point is probably one of the best places to visit in March, offering several spectacular beaches like Doheny State Beach, Salt Creek Beach, and Baby Beach. The coastline stretches nearly seven miles along the Pacific Ocean and is home to the second-largest harbour in Orange County.

This area is very popular not only with adults but families with small kids because of the calm, shallow, protected waters and insulated shoreline provided by the harbour.

Kayakers and paddle boarders flock to this area because of the beautiful surroundings and protected waterways. You can rent all of your gear here on the dock right next to the beach.

Admire Nature in Costa Rica

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Natural lovers will definitely love travelling to La Fortuna. Photo by sterlinglanier Lanier on Unsplash

Average temperature: 22°C ~ 28°C 

The colours of nature in this country are absolutely breathtaking. One of the beautiful shades of blue that can be found in some mineral-rich rivers.

Taking a dip in La Fortuna waterfall is an unforgettable Costa Rica experience. A little further away and less crowded are the waterfalls at Kinkara Luxury Retreat in Santa Elena, where tourists can also sign up for a riverside hike.

Another captivating Costa Rican experience for you to try is simply spotting many colourful birds, including toucans, scarlet macaws, green macaws, hummingbirds, and toucans. 

Explore Cape Town, South Africa

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With 9 hours of sunlight, Cape Town is one of the best countries to visit in March for sun.

Average temperature: 20°C ~ 31°C 

It’s a crime to go to South Africa without paying Cape Town a visit, a hidden gem among the best places to visit in March. Here, you can explore Clifton's four beaches, where you can relax and unwind under the sun. Palms Bay Camps is home to countless restaurants, cafes, and bars. If you have time, you should visit Muizenberg and Bloubergstrand beaches.

In addition, watching the sunset is also an extremely interesting experience. You can hang out on the beach at Camps Bay, relax and enjoy the amazing view of the sky.


Start Planning Your Ideal March Vacation

March opens up so many choices for an amazing vacation. From Asian adventures to European festivals, beach getaways, to outdoor escapes, fantastic destinations are up to you. We hope this guide has sparked inspiration to take that trip to the best places to visit in March you have been dreaming about.

If you have other recommendations, please leave a comment! Don’t forget to share this article too. Thank you for reading! 

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