Spring is one of the best seasons to travel, with the end of winter and the not yet beginning of the high season, it allows you to enjoy cheaper destinations, with fewer tourists and good weather. If we also take into account that the landscapes at this time also change color, filling with flowers, and the terraces of the premises begin to fill with people, we can confirm that trips in spring are a success.
Although there are many perfect destinations to travel to these months of the year, we have made a list of what we consider to be the 10 best trips for spring where you can enjoy postcard landscapes and cities with good weather.
Any time is good to travel to Japan, although we believe that spring is the most special season. Between the months of March and April, the moment of maximum splendor takes place with the spectacle of the cherry blossoms.
The pleasant climate of the whole country will allow us to enjoy the temples and the nature that is present in the country with tranquility. Festivals such as the Mifune Matsuri in the Arashiyama area (Kyoto) or the Takayama festival also begin in these months.
A route of about 3 weeks starting from Kyoto and leaving from Tokyo, will allow you to see a good part of the most famous places in the country of the rising sun, thanks to its high-speed trains. Among the essentials, in addition to Tokyo and Kyoto, we cannot fail to highlight the town of Shirakawa-go, the island of Miyajima or the recently restored Himeji Castle.
Another of the great attractions to travel to Japan is how it could not be otherwise its excellent and varied gastronomy. If you are going to travel to Japan, one of the best tips we can give you is to do it at this time of year.
2. New York
One of the best trips for spring is New York, without a doubt. From May the temperature rises to 15 and 20 degrees and the festivals and open-air concerts begin, something that we are sure will make this trip unforgettable.
The beautiful colors of this station are reflected in its many parks, including Central Park, one of the symbols of the Big Apple.
The terraces of the restaurants, clubs and bars begin to fill up with people and the atmosphere in the streets seems to resurface after the coldest season in the city.
If you have 5 to 10 days to explore the city, you can do many of these 100 things to see and do in New York, among which we recommend you to do you should not forget a picnic in Central Park, visit the Museum of Natural History, climb the Top of the Rock at sunset, cross the Brooklyn Bridge to enjoy the views of Manhattan and get up close to the Statue of Liberty from the free Staten Island Ferry.
The best time to travel to Jordan is between March and May, when temperatures are pleasant in the morning and cool at night.
As it is high season, you have to book in advance, especially in the most touristic places such as Petra or Aqaba. Despite its location on the map, Jordan is a very safe country, where you won’t have any problems even if you want to explore it on your own, something highly recommended.
You can rent a car or hire cars with a driver, or even taxis, something that is not too expensive and can be a good alternative if you don’t feel like driving.
Just thinking about one of the cherries of the country , being able to cross the Siq and see the Treasury of Petra, one of the wonders of the world, already justifies the trip.
Nor can you miss seeing the Roman ruins of Jerash, the desert castles, Madaba, the Dead Sea or sleeping a night in the Wadi Rum desert. Also, if you like diving or snorkelling, Aqaba is the perfect place to end your trip.
Although the best time to travel in Iceland has always been said to be in summer, lately it is becoming one of the best trips for spring. At this time the weather is not as extreme as in winter, the snowy landscapes are even more beautiful, and there is the possibility of seeing the northern lights and visiting ice caves. Interesting, right?
Being a country with more and more tourism and little hotel infrastructure, in these months you will also be able to get more affordable prices as well as with the rental car, saving a few euros, which in a country like Iceland is something that is appreciated.
Iceland is one of the easiest countries that you can do on your own and according to our experience, it is the best way to approach this destination. Being able to stand at any time, in front of any landscape, and for as long as you want, is one of the best things in the land of fire and ice.
5. Indonesia, one of the best spring trips
The Indonesian archipelago is huge with 17,000 islands and a tropical climate all year round. Although its temperatures are almost always similar, it is advisable to avoid the rainy months that are concentrated between the months of November and April. From May the dry season begins and it is the best time to visit the country.
You should also keep in mind that the high season is from mid-June to September, so prices skyrocket, so spring is a good time to see the green landscapes, especially the terraced rice fields in the mountains of Bali.
On our trip to Indonesia, we toured the magical island of Bali, the temples of Prambanan, Borobudur, and the Bromo volcano on the island of Java, we flew to see orangutans in the wild in Borneo and we spent a few days at the beach and diving in the beautiful Gili islands. Honestly: we can’t wait to return!
6. Cinque Terre and Tuscany
Two of our favorite areas, one of the best places to see in Italy, and that can be perfectly combined in one trip are Cinque Terre and Tuscany. Spring is a fantastic season to visit them since the temperature is pleasant, the landscapes have beautiful colors and prices drop considerably compared to summer.
The best way to get there is with a low-cost flight with some offers, such as those of Mejorvuelo, to Pisa. You can dedicate a morning to Pisa, then visit the Cinque Terre by train and finally you cannot miss spending 2 or 3 days in an incredible open-air museum: Florence.
If you want to visit TuscanyIt is best to rent a car and take a circular route or visit from the heart of the area, Siena. If we also take into account that this is one of the places with the best gastronomy in the world, without a doubt Italy becomes one of the best trips for spring.
Another of the best trips for spring is to China, especially in April. From May the high season begins and in China, this means queues, high prices, and large crowds of people. We toured China for 25 days in April, we enjoyed good weather and few people considering that there is a lot of local tourism and that it is inevitable to find it in the most touristy places.
We recommend that you take a route from Beijing to Hong Kong by public transport since transport such as the high-speed train is very good.
Among the locations that we believe you cannot miss are the Great Wall of China, the Yungang Caves, the ancient cities of Pingyao and Fenghuang, the Warriors of Xi’an, the Great Buddha of Leshan, the Zhangjiajie National Park, and the landscapes from the Guilin area.
Bearing in mind that the weather in Ireland is unpredictable, on the same day it can be sunny and rainy, and that can happen to you at any time of the year, we could say that any time is good or bad (depending on how you look at it), to travel.
Although it should be considered that a significant increase in tourists in the summer months has made April one of the best months to travel and especially to enjoy the landscapes with the tranquility they require.
If you go in March you can make your stay coincide with one of the most famous national holidays in the world, Saint Patrick’s Day.
Traveling to Ireland by car is the best option to visit places like the Cliffs of Moher, the Giant’s Causeway, Kylemore Abbey, the ruins of Clonmacnoise, and the Ring of Kerry and its many castles, all of them essential things to see in Ireland. Don’t miss out on the magnificent atmosphere that is breathed in cities like Belfast, Galway, or Dublin, always with a good pint of beer ahead.
9. Israel and Palestinian Territories
Autumn and spring are the best times to travel to Israel and Palestine. The climate is temperate without reaching the hot summer, and the landscapes are not so dry.
We know that it is to mention that you are going to travel to Israel or Palestine and many people accuse you of being slightly less than crazy. From our experience touring Israel and Palestine for free, by rental car, we have to say that it is one of the safest places we have found ourselves.
Just to visit the incredible Jerusalem, the holy city where 3 religions coexist and one of the most beautiful cities we have ever seen, is already worth the trip.
10. Sri Lanka and Maldives
A good time to travel to Sri Lanka is in April, the weather is good throughout the country and it is on the list of the best trips for spring. In addition, you will avoid the monsoon (which starts in mid-May) and the high season, so you will not even need to book in advance in Sri Lanka.
In the Maldives, although any time is good to travel, one of the best months is also April, which is why Sri Lanka, along with the Maldives, is one of the destinations that have become fashionable.
The combination of culture and nature of Sri Lanka with the relaxation offered by the Maldives is perfect, turning both into an impressive destinations, which we are sure will not disappoint you.
In Sri Lanka we recommend visiting the tea fields of the Highlands, looking for the leopard in Yala or the elephants in Minneriya, touring the Cultural Triangle, and relaxing on the beaches in the south of the island.
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