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22 Feb 2022

Where's hot for a holiday in March?

From a city break in sunny Spain to a tropical paradise in Florida, here are six warm and sunny destinations to visit in March

Whether you're looking for a quick break in Europe, or a far-flung tropical escape, we've found seven destinations offering a sunny getaway to British travellers, including Spain, Turkey and Mexico.

As Covid restrictions loosen in the UK and in many popular holiday spots, you may be considering a last-minute break to make the most and get some hassle-free vitamin D. For many destinations, visiting in March presents an opportunity to explore without thronging crowds and high-season prices.

We've curated a selection of destinations suited to a trip in March, along with information about the hoops you'll need to jump through to visit. But remember, always follow the latest guidance from the FCDO, as things can change quickly, and travelling against its advice could invalidate your travel insurance.

We also recommend booking a package holiday with a company which has good flexible policies in place during these uncertain times. At least then, if Covid disruption does scupper your holiday plans, you're less likely to be left out of pocket. For each destination we've linked to Which? Recommended Providers who earned an overall rating of at least 80% in our latest survey.

While travel is now much simpler for fully vaccinated tourists, some countries do still require you to do a pre-departure test, so be sure to factor those costs into your budget.


Find a package holiday with a highly rated Which? recommended provider: Jet2, Kuoni, Hays, Saga and Trailfinders.


Short-haul holiday destinations for sunshine in March

What's Seville, Spain like in March?

Average maximum temperature: 20°C

March is a great month for a city break in Spain's Andalusian capital, with balmy highs of 20°C and impressive architecture to enjoy without the crowds. Tick off all of the main attractions on a walking or cycling tour, or take a sunset cruise along the Guadalquivir river.

You'll find some of Seville's architectural highlights in the old Jewish district of Santa Cruz - look out for the Catedral de Sevilla and Plaza de Espau00f1a in particular. But the absolute must-see is the spectacular Alcu00e1zar de Sevilla. This grand palace was 500 years in the making and as a result, its design is a real melting pot of religious and cultural influences.

If you're fully vaccinated, you can enter Spain without needing to test or quarantine. Just demonstrate your vaccination status and fill out a passenger locator form before you go. While children who aren't fully vaccinated can now travel to Spain, the rules are a little different. Read our full guide to Spain's latest travel requirements. Unvaccinated travellers can only go to Spain for essential reasons.

Find a Seville holiday with a highly rated Which? recommended provider: Jet2, Kuoni, Trailfinders.

How hot is Alanya, Turkey in March?

Average maximum temperature: 16°C

While it's not quite hot enough for sunbathing in March (with highs of 16°C), the turquoise coastline of Alanya is still pleasant for coastal walks and sightseeing. And legend has it, Queen Cleopatra herself liked to holiday here.

Take a guided tour of the Damlatas and Dim caves, discover Alanya Castle's past, or gaze out over the city from the 13th century Kizikule Tower on the cliff top. All of this can be done without the crowds of peak season.

If you're fully vaccinated, you can enter Turkey test-free. Just fill out a passenger locator form. If you're not fully vaccinated, you can still holiday in Turkey, but you will need to test first, or have valid proof of recent recovery. See the latest guidelines on gov.uk.

Find a holiday in Alanya with a highly rated Which? recommended provider: Jet2, Hays, Trailfinders.

Is Crete hot in March?

Average maximum temperature: 16°C

Crete's unique combination of historic monuments, natural beauty spots and stunning beaches can be enjoyed in March at comfortable temperatures - and without all of the crowds of high season.

You can expect six hours of glorious sunshine per day, with rain only expected on eight days of the month. Elounda, Chania and Rethymnon are the warmest areas on the island, while Sissi is slightly cooler at 14°C.

Crete's capital, Heraklion is packed with historical architecture, but don't overlook the buzzing harbour town of Chania, which has Venetian, Egyptian and Ottoman influences and dates back to as early as the 14th century. Nearby gems include the Elafonisi nature reserve with its naturally pink beaches and the serene Lake Kournas.

Fully vaccinated Brits can enter Greece without needing to test. Just complete a passenger locator form and show proof of vaccination. If you're not fully vaccinated, the entry requirements are a little more complicated and you may need to test or show proof of recent recovery in lieu of full vaccination. There's more information on the gov.uk website.

Find a Crete holiday with a highly rated Which? recommended provider: Jet2, Kuoni, Trailfinders.

Long-haul holiday destinations for hot weather in March

What is Egypt's weather like in March?

Average maximum temperature: 29°C

Head to Egypt in March for guaranteed sunshine and temperatures which aren't as sticky as the summer highs of 40°C.

Cairo, home to the great Pyramids of Giza, is a must-visit for any first timer to the country.

Meanwhile, the coastal city of Hurghada offers dreamy beaches and scuba diving. The Sekalla district is where you'll find most of the diving schools, while in the old town, you can visit traditional Egyptian coffee shops and souks.

Fully vaccinated Brits can enter Egypt without needing to test or quarantine - just fill out a health declaration form. If you're not fully vaccinated, you'll need either a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result before departure. Get the latest travel requirements for Egypt on the gov.uk website.

Find an Egypt holiday with a Which? recommended provider: Hays, Saga, Trailfinders.

Is March a good month to visit Florida?

Average maximum temperature: 25°C

Firmly outside of hurricane season, taking place between June and November, March is a decent time to visit Florida. Expect glorious highs of 25°C and very little rain.

The state is home to dreamy beaches, untamed everglades, and the glamorous cities of Fort Lauderdale and Miami. So where you go depends on what you want to do. Take a road trip along the Florida Keys, a tropical archipelago off the coast where you can enjoy fishing, boating and scuba diving. Or, head to Fort Lauderdale to see how the other half lives on a boat tour of mansion-studded canals.

Also worth a visit is Everglades National Park, with a unique ecosystem and the chance to spot numerous endangered species, including the manatee, American crocodile and Florida panther.

To travel to Florida, you will need to be fully vaccinated and show a negative Covid-19 test result before departure. It's also advised that you take a test three to five days after landing in the USA. More details on the gov.uk website.

There are different requirements for each US state, so if you are planning on travelling to another state during your trip, check the USA's CDC website.

Find a Florida holiday with a Which? recommended provider: Kuoni, Hays, Trailfinders.

Is the weather good in Mexico in March?

Average maximum temperature: 26°C

Between February and April is an ideal time to visit Mexico. You'll experience balmy climes of between 24-31°C, depending on where you go. Plus, you can expect seven hours of sunshine, and little-to-no rain. All of this can be enjoyed without the crowds of high season.

Home to ancient Mayan ruins, white beaches and one of the best-known railway routes inLatin America, your itinerary will be determined by the area you visit.

For surfing, snorkelling, or just whiling away the days on the warm sand, aim for the Pacific coastline. Mexico's second city, Guadalajara boasts lots of tasty local dishes, while the beach town of Tulum is the place to head for bohemian beach bars and exploring Mayan ruins.

For those seeking something a little different, the Copper Canyon Railway from Los Mochis to Chihuahua will give you a glimpse into Mexico's astounding back garden as you twist and turn through dramatic mountain gorges and quaint rural villages.

Mexico is currently allowing British travellers in without any restrictions, regardless of vaccination status.

During your stay, you may be asked to follow the precautionary measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Mexico, such as mask wearing. You can check Mexico's tourism board online for Covid guidance while you're there.

If you are planning a sunny escape to Mexico, make sure you keep an eye on the latest travel restrictions on gov.uk.

Find a Mexico holiday with a Which? recommended provider: Kuoni, Hays, Trailfinders.

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