Top 10 Spring Destinations

The cold white winter slowly gives its position to the spring. It's this time of the year when the days become longer, the weather is warm but not too hot, and the flowers are blooming everywhere, making the countryside of the Northern hemisphere look like a Monet painting. It's the best time of the year to travel if you are a nature lover and you want  to admire  the rebirth of nature or if you just want to relax, avoiding the summer crowds.

And here is my list with the 10 best places to visit!

The Netherlands, Tulip Festival

The Netherlands, Tulip Festival

Visitors can admire hundreds of varieties of tulips, in all colors and shapes almost everywhere in the country at this season. Either you want to have a road trip in the countryside or simply go for a walk at a park in Amsterdam, you will definitely not miss them!

Holland’s longest Tulip route can be found in the Noordoostpolder in Flevoland, a route over 100km through nearly 2500 acres of Tulip fields.

Keukenhof hostess the most famous Tulip festival, with the flower parade of season 2018 will be held on the 21st of April 2018.

And of course Amsterdam is where there will be more than 500.000 tulips all around the neighborhoods, the streets, and squares of the city.

Japan, the Cherry Blossom Festival 

Japan, the Cherry Blossom Festival

Hanami, as known in Japanese, are cherry blossom festivals held in Japan from March to May. Usually the festival dates vary from year to year according to the cherry blossom forecast and it begins to bloom in the south first and then moves northwards. 

Join a traditional tea ceremony under a cherry tree, wearing a Japanese kimono and you will have a lifetime memory.

Miami, USA

Miami beach during sunset, USA

If you are looking for sun, white beaches, warmth, palm trees and party then Miami is the ultimate spring break destination for you! 

During the day you can relax at the beach, enjoy the warm weather and get some tan. In the evenings when the sun goes down take your pick, chic bars, beach parties, nightclubs, luxurious yacht parties, music festivals or simply a quiet dinner by the beach.

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

Morocco might be in Africa and next to Sahara desert but it's not summer all year long. Spring is the best time to visit the place as the temperatures are comfortable and it's warm during the day and not too chilled during the night.

Have you always dreamed to ride a camel, take a traditional Moroccan bath, watch belly dancers, experience shopping at souk, eat dates under a palm tree and feel like Jasmine and Aladdin? If the answer is yes then Marrakech the place for you.

Edinburgh, UK

Panoramic view of Edinburgh, UK

There is no better time to explore the Scottish capital than spring when the mild  temperatures make the perfect weather to explore the city.

Hop on a bike and get a ride to the beautiful parks and gardens and enjoy the blossom of the trees and flowers, enjoy the sunshine, visit the various food and farmer markets and let this romantic city spread her magic toy you.  

Tuscany, Italy

Green fields of Tuscany, Italy

Spring is the most wonderful time of the year to visit Tuscany, the days are getting longer, the temperature is increasing, there are not so many tourists as in summer and you can still enjoy the low season prices.

Don't miss the chance to visit the famous wavy Tuscan Hills and enjoy the shining shades of green and the flowers that are blooming, have a wine tasting tour, visit the museums in Florence without waiting at the lines for hours, discover the Italian specialties at the food festivals and if you are a Christian, the Easter week in Italy is a very special one with different events in every town.

Asheville, USA

Sunset panoramic view of Asheville, USA

Spring season in North Carolina, when the cold winter gives his position to warm and friendly weather, means that it's the perfect time to explore the place.

Asheville blossoms in the spring! Choose one of the hundreds of hiking trails that surround the city and enjoy the blooming mountains, the colorful flowers and the wild nature. Visit the Blue Ridge Parkway, the most famous and beautiful Scenic Byway in the USA and last but not least, enjoy the spring events and festivals around the city.

Cappadocia, Turkey

Balloon festival at Cappadocia, Turkey

A geological treasure, hidden for many years in Anatolia in Turkey, starts getting very popular the last years and spring is the best time to visit. At the land of Hittites, hundreds of years ago, people utilized the soft stones and made incredible underground cities, cave houses and churches, leaving behind one of the most unique cities in the world. Make your dream to fly come true by taking a balloon tour over Cappadocia and get the chance to get lost in the world of the fairy chimneys and the Goreme Open air museum.

Bali, Indonesia

Ancient temple in Bali, Indonesia

Bali has a tropical, all year long warm climate with two main seasons, Dry Season and Rainy Season, so if you want to avoid the busy months of July, August and December then the best time to plan your trip is from the end of March until May. It is still Dry Season, but less crowded and you can benefit from the lower prices. Explore the looming volcanoes and the tropical green rice fields, taste the traditional coffee and the Indonesian cousin, attend a traditional temple ceremony and, of course, don't forget the sport activities such as surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling or just chilling at the beach and enjoying the warmth of the sun.

Great Wall of China and Beijing

Sunset at the Great Wall of China and Beijing

One of the New Seven Wonders of the world, the longest wall in the world going through mountains, valleys, forests and hills. It's not hard to imagine why spring is the ideal season to visit this place. Start your journey from the capital of China, Beijing, visit the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and explore the ancient past and the modern development of the city. There are a lot of tour options, such as private tours, bike tours, or hiking tours to see the Great Wall of China. You can also just walk and explore the ancient paths by yourself or what about a helicopter ride to admire the wall from above? And remember the words of Chairman Mao: ‘’until you reach the Great Wall, you’re not hero”.

 

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