March is a great month for cheap travel. Between spring break discounts, mild weather, and fewer tourists in vacation hot spots, it's well worth taking your next trip during March. Here you'll find our deals on cheap flights, hotels, cruises, and vacations for travel during the month of March.
March is peak spring break season, but you don’t have to head to Cancún or Panama City to have an exciting vacation. March is a great month to travel, as the last of the winter weather is winding down and there’s just a hint of spring around the corner. Skip those last few weeks of cold weather with a trip somewhere warm and sunny, or head off somewhere new before the tourist season begins in late spring and summer.
If you’re looking for sunny days, balmy weather, and cool, stroll-able nights, The Canary Islands are a sure bet. This Spanish archipelago off Africa’s Northwestern coast boasts seven main islands, each with their own unique flavor. From the long, caramel-colored beaches of Gran Canaria to the kitesurfer-friendly breezes of Fuerteventura, there’s a wealth of options for a full range of travelers. Our top pick: Lanzarote. Although you’ll find warmer weather on Tenerife or Gran Canaria, Lanzarote enthralls with its otherworldly volcanic cones, unsullied coastlines, and plentiful hiking and outdoor sports offerings.
March marks the start of the spring season in Nepal, making it the ideal time for a hiking trip. Although it’s a nice time to explore the more famous alpine routes like the trail to Everest Base Camp, you will still be faced with increasingly chilly weather as you rise in elevation. Your best bet for lovely, temperate days, breezy nights, plant life in bloom, and fewer crowds is to pick a less-frequented trail with no significant changes in elevation. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, for example, is a 5-day excursion replete with beautiful vistas and bright, blooming rhododendrons. You can get your fill of springtime hiking with plenty of downtime to spend in Kathmandu on either end.
Take advantage of off-season flights with a trip to Dublin. Dublin has all the swanky eateries, top-tier bars, fascinating museums, and stunning old-world architecture you would expect from a large European city, with the charm of a small town. Whether you want to surround yourself with historical splendor in Trinity College Library or try your first pint of Guinness in a hole-in-the-wall pub, there’s plenty to do in Dublin even if you catch a few rainy days. If you truly want to embrace the spirit, come for the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities, falling this year from March 14th – March 18th. Also be sure to take a day trip or two to nearby scenic destinations like Giant’s Causeway, The Cliffs of Moher, and Blarney Castle.
Oppressively hot summers and bitterly cold winters may plague Jordan, but spring is where this country truly shines. Start in Amman, where you can stroll the streets shopping for intricate jewelry and trying melt-in-your-mouth baklava from local souks as you make your way to the Roman Amphitheater. Then travel south, stopping for a dip in the Dead Sea, to make your way down to the ancient city of Petra and the desert of Wadi Rum. In Petra, pass through the narrow rock walls of Al Siq to reach the impressive facade at the city’s entrance (Bonus: return at dusk to see the entrance aglow with thousands of candles, a nightly ritual). On your trip to Wadi Rum, book an overnight stay in a luxury glamping tent to take in a night sky rich with stars.
Southern summers are notoriously rough, but springtime is where Georgia hits its stride. With vibrant purple and soft pink azaleas in bloom and the weather at a pleasant, warm temperature, you could easily spend your whole trip to Savannah simply wandering around and taking in the natural beauty. The best bets for this are Forsyth Park and Wormsloe Historic Site, where you can walk amongst moss-covered oak trees and see multi-colored wildflowers. Be sure to check out the Historic District as well, and stop in for an ice cream at Leopold’s, an old-fashioned establishment with a taste of the city’s history.