Spring in Europe: 10 destinations not to be missed

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Martí Micolau

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Choose which place to visit for one vacation in Europe it's never easy, above all in spring. And indeed, with all that the Old Continent has to offer, between culture, history and breathtaking natural landscapes, as can be choose a destination with a light heart? Fortunately for you, we will help you choose the ideal solution, among evocative natural scenarios and romantic capitals.


  1. Galway, Ireland
  2. Vienna, Austria
  3. Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. Athens, Greece
  5. Budapest, Hungary
  6. Ljubljana, Slovenia
  7. Seville (Andalusia), Spain
  8. Malta
  9. French Riviera, France
  10. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  11. User questions and comments

1 - Galway, Ireland

Galway is even more alive on spring days with numerous events and natural wonders to discover. In early spring, the sunny summer days may still be far away. If you travel in March be prepared to face some rain (on average 10 days a month), but don't worry, you can take shelter in the many interesting museums and iconic Irish Pubs. Precisely in March, precisely on the 17th of the month, the St. Patrick's Day, Patron Saint of Ireland, on the occasion of which the annual is held St. Patrick's Parade, with marching bands, bagpipes, dances and street performers from all over the world. It is the most anticipated event of the year!

If, on the other hand, you travel in late spring (May and early June), you may find pleasant temperatures and sunny days, ideal for admiring castles surrounded by greenery such as the Dunguaire Castle and unique natural landscapes, such as those of Connemara National Park, Aran Islands and above all the famous Cliffs of Moher!

  • Average temperatures: Min 5 °, Max 14 °
  • flights to Dublin (208 km from Galway) from € 39,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 49,00 per room -

2 - Vienna, Austria

Vienna it is often considered a winter refuge; a sparkling jewel covered with snow. But the Austrian capital is an equally valid destination also in the months of April / May.
When the city is kissed by the sun, i music festival its elegant squares brighten up and people flock to wonderful unspoiled gardens. Vienna is an incredibly beautiful city, and it manages to be even more so when the first spring flowers bloom.

There are many activities not to be missed. First of all, we recommend visiting the must-sees, such as Schönbrunn Palace, the Hofburg Palace and other civil and religious architecture. Taking advantage of a beautiful day, be sure to visit the Prater Amusement Park, where you can take a ride on the Ferris wheel and admire a breathtaking view of the city!

  • Average temperatures: Min 10 °, Max 20 °
  • starting from € 59,00 - Find out more
  • Hotels and b & b from € 70,00 per room - Find out more

3 - Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen it is an eco-friendly city. Everyone travels by bike. Businessmen in suits, mothers with children in small trailers, people with pets, in short, everyone.
So why not join them?

Through a fantastic bike tour you can visit all the most iconic places, such as the Little Mermaid Statue, Rosengorb Castle and other civil, military and religious architecture. Once the tour is complete, catch your breath by taking a spectacular canal cruise departing from Nyhavn, one of the city's must-sees.

finally do not miss to visit i city ​​parks, are are the best solution on sunny days. Not to be missed Kongens Have, Frederiksberg Have and above all the TiFlights Gardens, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world.

  • Average temperatures: Min 5 °, Max 15 °
  • starting from € 39,00 - Find out more
  • Hotels and b & b from € 69,00 per room - Find out more

4 - Athens, Greece

Many consider spring is the best time of year to visit Athens. From early March, poppies and daisies, jasmine flowers and bougainvillea bloom all around ancient neighborhoods and monuments. The sunny weather is perfect for visiting the city, but the heat is never oppressive as it happens in the purely summer months. There are fewer crowds to share beautiful attractions with, and you can enjoy beautiful landscapes in peace. In March and April, you can experience the lively celebrations of Carnival and Greek Easter. In May, the festival season kicks off.

Get ready to admire beautiful temples and precious testimonies of the past, as the Acropolis and its museum, the Temple of Zeus Olimpio and the Agora. In the evening, admire Syntagma Square and the iconic neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki, full of breathtaking architecture, but also restaurants, bars and taverns where you can enjoy the local nightlife.

  • Average temperatures: Min 11 °, Max 20 °
  • starting from € 50,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 45,00 per room -

5 - Budapest, Hungary

Budapest has a lot to offer. It's about a spa town, where you can experience regenerating hot baths among natural springs, or even relaxing beauty and wellness treatments in the many specialized centers.
The Széchenyi Baths are the most famous and appreciated establishment. We recommend that you book a spa stay if you are traveling in early spring and the days are still rather gloomy.

If, on the other hand, the days are already particularly beautiful, immerse yourself in the urban fabric of the city by walking among squares, streets, bridges, admiring spectacular architecture such as Buda Castle, the Chain Bridge, the Fishermen's Bastion and the Basilica of Santo Stafano.

  • Average temperatures: Min 11 °, Max 21 °
  • starting from € 29,00 - Find out more
  • Hotels and b & b from € 48,00 per room - Find out more

6 - Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Ljubljanica River, spanned by elegant bridges filled with weeping willows and outdoor cafes, flows through the heart of the Old Ljubljana, while the whole scene is presided over by a "proud" castle on the hill. Strolling through the cobbled streets of the Slovenian capital, you will breathe a romantic and informal air, and you can let yourself be impressed by wonderful and monumental Baroque buildings.

Among the activities not to be missed, we recommend visiting the Triple Bridge and the TiFlights City Park, the museums of Modern, National and Ethnographic Art, but above all reaching the castle by cable car.

  • Average temperatures: Min 11 °, Max 21 °
  • starting from € 80,00 - Find out more
  • Hotels and b & b from € 40,00 per room - Find out more

7 - Seville (Andalusia), Spain

Spring is by far the best time to visit Seville, the temperatures are quite warm and make the city particularly enjoyable. The orange blossom season begins in the last days of February and throughout the month of March the city is imbued with the smell of citrus.

Seville is crowded all year round, thanks to beauties such as the Alcazar, the Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija and Plaza de España. In addition, you will be overwhelmed by one of the largest and most exciting religious celebrations of the whole old continent: the Santa Semana (Holy Easter).
Among the recommended activities, do not miss the visit of the Alcazar (essential to purchase a skip-the-line ticket), combined with that of the Cathedral and the Giralda, also take advantage of your stay to attend a real traditional flamenco show.

  • Average temperatures: Min 18 °, Max 25 °
  • starting from € 52,00 - Find out more
  • Hotels and b & b from € 60,00 per room - Find out more

8 - Malta

Malta it is a very complete site. With a little luck, you will find a suitable climate for a beach holiday already in spring, but in case the weather is not good, you will always have the opportunity to explore the beauties of Valletta, a city of myths, legends, historical ravines and ancient districts. The beautiful islands of Gozo and Comino are also part of the Maltese archipelago, a true paradise.

What to do in Malta out of season? You will be surprised but you will have several possibilities. We advise you to explore the medieval sites of Valletta, take a one-day panoramic tour of the Island of Gozo, take a tour aboard a vintage coach to discover the main Maltese cities.

And if you travel in late spring, when the days allow bathing activities, do not miss the cruise between the caves, Comino and Blue Lagoon, during which you can swim and snorkel in the most beautiful marine spots of the island.

  • Average temperatures: Min 20 °, Max 24 °
  • starting from € 37,00 - Find out more
  • Hotels and b & b from € 40,00 per room - Find out more

9 - French Riviera, France

In spring the Côte d'Azur it has a unique and particular charm. In the summer this delightful place becomes a destination for glamorous celebrities, but in the months of April and May, the local atmosphere is completely different, more authentic. Enjoy a mild climate and dedicate yourself to discovering pretty towns such as Vence, Grasse, Cannes and Nice.

We recommend that you take advantage of comfortable guided tours that allow you to visit the beautiful towns of Cannes, Antibes and Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Then you could evaluate the idea of ​​taking a fun Segway tour to discover Nice, but above all take part in one of the many panoramic cruises available, thanks to which you can admire places such as Saint Tropez and Port Grimaud.

  • Average temperatures: Min 17 °, Max 22 °
  • starting from € 66,00 - Find out more
  • Hotels and b & b from € 69,00 per room - Find out more

10 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Channels, bicycles, tulips ... Amsterdam seems made for spring. Enjoy a relaxing, slow-paced vacation, between walking and cycling tours to discover wonders such as Dam Square, the Old Church and the Royal Palace.

Treat yourself to a romantic cruise along the canals of the city, a break in one of the many and varied cafes along the canals and above all plan a visit to the spectacular Keukenhof garden, which in this period is filled with a thousand colors.

If instead you encounter bad weather, do not despair! You can always visit one of the fantastic city museums such as the Heineken Experience, the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. For the latter it is recommended to purchase the entrance ticket in advance.

  • Average temperatures: Min 15 °, Max 20 °
  • starting from € 72,00 - Find out more
  • Hotels and b & b from € 70,00 per room - Find out more

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