Best Destinations for International Travel in March, April and May
Why Fly in March, April, and May
March, April or May can be the perfect time for a fun trip and we have plenty of destination ideas and advice to find cheap flights for Spring. Depending on where you go, the weather can be wonderful in these months. It can be less crowded, too; most tourists wait to travel in July and August, so early birds avoid long lines at attractions. Best of all, demand for airfare is lower in March, April, and May which means prices are usually lower, too.
Tip: The best way to save on airfare – no matter where or when you fly – is to always compare prices. No single airline always has the best deals, but you won't know which carrier is cheapest unless you compare.
Cities in Asia
Bangkok: As one travel writer put it, "Sunny beaches, ancient temples, intense nightlife, and a thriving modern city" make this one of the most popular destinations in the continent. More visitor information here.
Beijing: See the Forbidden City (Palace Museum), Ming Tombs, Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven, and don't miss a side-trip to the Great Wall. We're seeing more and more flight deals to Beijing from several international departures. More visitor information here.
Dubai: Check out the view from the Burj Khalifa's observation deck (if you dare), sail around the Palm Jumeirah – a series of man-made archipelagos that looks like a palm tree – or visit a spice souk. Plenty of shopping opportunities, too, including the Mall of the Emirates where you can also find indoor skiing. More visitor information here.
Cities in Australia and New Zealand
Auckland and Christchurch: You don't have to be a rabid Lord of the Rings fan to appreciate the sheer splendor of New Zealand; just take one of the Great Walks through "untouched valleys" or see emerald lakes, towering mountains, white beaches, vast waterfalls, volcanic landscapes and yes, you can visit film locations, too. More visitor information here.
Alice Springs: Some say this Australian town is like no place else on earth. Tourism officials call it the stepping-off point for outback adventures thanks to its proximity to the Red Centre. Do not miss seeing Uluru – Ayers Rock – the iconic sandstone rock formation which is especially glorious at sunset and sunrise. More visitor information here.
Sydney: There's so much more to this cosmopolitan city than its famed Opera House. Take in the breathtaking views along the Bondi to Coogee Walk, climb the Harbour Bridge, stroll the Royal Botanic Gardens, eat in award-winning restaurants and explore Cockatoo Island. More visitor information here.
Dalmatian Coast, Croatia: Fly to Split or Dubrovnik (or take a ferry from Italy) and bike along the Adriatic, explore medieval towns, visit an island or enjoy a secluded cove. More visitor information here.
Dublin: One of the cheapest destinations in Europe, this beautiful city steeped in history is a gateway to ancient castles, lively pubs, and natural wonders amidst those lovely green landscapes. More visitor information here.
Scandinavia: Stay in a hotel made of ice in Sweden, visit a Viking market in Denmark or tour the fjords of Norway. If visiting Norway from December through March, see if you can catch the Northern Lights. We are seeing some good deals to Oslo as well as cities in Sweden and Denmark. More visitor information here.
Cancun: This Mexico resort city is immensely popular with U.S. Spring Break vacationers but it's fun any time of year thanks to beautiful white sand beaches, great casual dining, a lively nightlife scene, plus it's close to splendid Mayan archaeological sites. More visitor information here.
New York: This high-energy city boasts world-renowned art museums, designer boutiques, cuisines of the world and so much more. Visit the Statue of Liberty, check out the West Village, wander Central Park or see the skyline from the River Café. More visitor information here.
Final tip: Whether you fly in March, April and May – or any time of year – you can often save by traveling with a carry-on bag. Plus, it's more convenient for getting in and out of airports quickly. Use the Sit & Zip packing method and you'll have plenty of room for all your stuff.
Ready to get planning?
It's definitely not too early to start planning your next adventure. We've already grabbed the deals for you for the top destinations for March, April, and May travel.
Top Destinations for March, April, and May
Still not sure where you want to go? Worldwide deals can always be found on the Getaway Map! And be sure to check out all the information on baggage fees in FareCompare’s Baggage Fee Chart to see associated costs for traveling this spring break. Safe travels!