Known For : Stay in an Overwater Bungalow Diving in Maldives Snorkelling in Maldives
With the dry season setting in, The Maldives is one of the best countries to visit in March for a perfect summer beach experience. The weather is sunny, and the average temperature is around 26-30 degrees celsius with very little chance of rain and low humidity. This is an ideal time for activities like diving, snorkeling, island hopping, and sunset cruise. Being the shoulder season, the cost of accommodation and travel, as well as the crowds will be lesser.
Top Places: Male, Maafushi Island, Addu Atoll
Best Time: Mid December to April
Bhutan moves from the winter season to Spring, making it a must-visit destination in March. The weather is pleasant with average temperatures around 13 degrees celsius, and the flowers start blooming all round the country. It is also an ideal time for exploring the Himalayan nation, and activities like trekking and wildlife safaris. You can get more budget-friendly options for travel and accommodation, as well as lesser crowds during March.
Top Places: Paro, Punakha, Thimphu
Sri Lanka is one of the top countries to visit in March for a number of reasons. The weather is sunny and pleasant with less chances of rainfall, especially in the southern and western coasts, a perfect time for outdoor activities like surfing. Average temperatures around 25-30 degrees celsius in coastal areas and 18-22 degrees celsius in Central highlands. Since it is the peak-tourist season, the cost of travel and accommodation, as well as crowds would be higher.
Top Places: Colombo, Kandy, Galle
March in Jordan sees the shift from the cold winters to more sunny and dry days, which is an ideal time to visit the country. The weather becomes warmer, and temperatures increase as you travel further South, with average temperatures around 10-20 degrees celsius. This is perfect for experiences like sightseeing, hiking and swimming in the dead sea. Since March is the shoulder season, the cost of activities and travel will be lesser.
Top Places: Petra, Amman, Wadi Rum
Nepal enjoys the spring season in March. . With the increase in temperature after the winters, the rhododendrons start blooming along the valleys and slopes. The days are longer and pleasant with average daytime temperatures around 26 degrees celsius, which make it excellent for activities like trekking and sightseeing. Since spring is a tourist-season, you can expect larger crowds and higher costs for accommodation and activities.
Top Places: Pokhara, Kathmandu
March is an ideal time to visit Malaysia since it is the dry season. The weather is sunny and pleasant with average temperatures around 25-32 degrees celsius with lower chances of rainfall in most regions. It is perfect for outdoor activities like sightseeing, trekking, water sports like snorkeling and diving. Since March falls before the peak-season rush, you will be able to get more budget-friendly options for travel and accommodation, as well as lesser crowds.
Top Places: Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Borneo
March is one of the best months to explore Vietnam, especially North and Central Vietnam. March marks the beginning of Spring season in North Vietnam but it will be raining in the South. The weather is sunny and pleasant with average temperatures around 23 degrees celsius and this is a suitable time for activities like biking and trekking. Cost of travel and accommodation and the crowd in popular attractions will be higher in March
Top Places: Hanoi, Hoi An, Sapa
South Korea experiences the start of Spring, and remains one of the popular countries to visit in March. The weather is pleasant with average temperatures around 5-15 degrees celsius, making it ideal to explore the cities and beaches. The main attraction of traveling to South Korea is the Cherry Blossoms which cover the streets in hues of pink. Since March is the shoulder season, the cost of activities and travel will be lesser.
Top Places: Seoul, Jeju Island
Costa Rica is a perfect destination for visiting in March with the start of summer season. The weather becomes warm and pleasant with average temperatures around 29 degrees celsius in the coastal areas, and slightly cooler temperatures in the mountains. This is a perfect time for outdoor activities like trekking, zip lining and canopy tours. You will be able to get more budget-friendly options for travel and accommodation, as well as lesser crowds.
Top Places: Arenal Volcano, Tortuguero National Park
March is a good time to visit Japan as it moves from Winter to Spring season. The weather is characterized by mild temperatures,and clear skies, on top of the blooming cherry blossom flowers. Temperatures range from 10-15 degrees celsius. Since March falls outside the peak tourist-months in Japan, you can plan a more budget-friendly trip with lesser costs for flights and accommodation. The crowds in top attractions are also lesser.
Top Places: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Hokkaido
Known For : Gardens by the Bay Sentosa Island Universal Studios Singapore
Singapore in March is probably one of the sunniest periods for the city-state, marking the end of the northeast monsoons and the onset of the dry season. Average temperatures around 25-31 degrees celsius It's the perfect time for sightseeing and hiking. Another attraction is the Singapore International Jazz Festival held in March at the Marina Bay Sands. March falls before the peak-season rush, and you will be able to get more budget-friendly options.
Top Places: Chinatown, Sentosa Island
Best Time: January to November
March in Turkey is characterized by pleasant weather and clear skies. The average temperature is around 19 degrees celsius, and the weather is ideal for exploring the historical cities, and for outdoor activities such hiking, quad-biking, and hot-air balloons. This is also one of the best months for visiting the beaches in Turkey. Since March falls in the off-season, the cost of flights and accommodation, and the crowds would be lower than the peak-tourist season.
Top Places: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya
March is the start of spring season in Spain and the best time to visit the beaches as well. The weather is pleasant with average temperature of 17 degrees celsius. The weather is very amiable, with stunning flowers blossoming all around. The day hours are the best to be out and experience the fun and frolic in some of the major cities in Spain. The magnificent parades and fireworks in the Las Fallas in Valencia takes place in mid-March
Top Places: Madrid, Barcelona
March is spring season in Egypt.The weather in spring is all about moderate temperature and ‘Khamsin’ winds. The travellers generally avoid the sand dust storm and hence, these months are again less crowded. In Luxor, a five-day carnival known as Abu El Haggag Moulid is celebrated a month before Ramadan. Since March falls in the off-season, the cost of flights and accommodation, and activities would be lower than the peak-tourist season.
Top Places: Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria