The month of March is the month in which spring begins for the temperate areas of the northern hemisphere. While for the southern hemisphere this month marks the beginning of autumn and its magnificent colors, which however are usually more intense in April. In the European capitals this month, that arrives just before the great turnout of Easter holidays, the tourist places are less crowded and prices are lower.
Along the coasts of the Mediterranean, in Europe and in North Africa, start to enjoy milder temperatures, even if the month is characterized by a variable climate with rains. The Mediterranean islands such as Cyprus, Malta, Crete and Sicily have a good climate in March. The Atlantic islands like Madeira and the Canary Islands are destinations to be taken into consideration if you decide to take a trip in March.
Saharan Africa is a great destination this month of the year. This is the best time to visit the Sahara desert, among the most interesting destinations are Algeria, Morocco, Chad, Sudan and Egypt.
The atolls of the Maldives are another good destination for the month of March. Even much of India has a good dry climate during this period, even if temperatures start to increase. The archipelago of the Philippines in this period is in the dry season and therefore in the best period for a trip.
In Burma, Thailand and in the Indochina countries (Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam) the climate is still dry, but the temperatures begin to grow considerably. March is also a good month to visit central China and Yunnan.
The Baja California Peninsula in Mexico has a dry climate all year round, but between mid-January and April you can easily spot whales, a unique experience. The rest of the Mexican coast along the Pacific Ocean is also a good destination for a trip in March.
March is also another good month to visit the Caribbean and the Central American countries, one of the last opportunities before the rainy season begins in this part of the world. In March the summer season ends in Chile, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand, but the climate is still moderate in this part of the world.