The desire to travel when there are rays of sunshine is spring in Europe. The calendar beginning of spring begins in March on March 20th and goes until June 20th. Quite a long time that you can fill with great trips through Europe. We’ve rounded up our top 10 spring travel destinations in Europe below for some inspiration.
Venice scores with the romantic streets and the old buildings, the Italian food, the waterways, and the friendly nature of the Italians. It may not be that warm yet, but springtime in Venice lets you take photos in busy places where you didn’t get a chance before, as Venice is teeming with tourists in the summertime.
Spring has a lot to offer in Madeira. Here the bloom alternates from month to month. It is not for nothing that Madeira is also known as the flower island. One could also say that spring is eternal here. It would help if you didn’t have trouble getting a nice panorama in front of the camera from the acacia to field lilies.
If you like hiking, we recommend doing it between April and June because spring offers the best weather conditions for a wonderful hiking holiday in Madeira.
Spring in Valencia starts with the Fire Festival. The highlight of the world-famous festival is the burning of monumental statues, the so-called Fallas. A spectacle of the extra class! In spring, the sights in Valencia are not yet bustling, and you can stroll through the old town in a relaxed manner.
Tip: The small town of La Salzadella, about an hour away from Valencia, scores with the cherry blossoms in early June and the cherry fair with celebrations, cherry sales, and concerts.
4. The Netherlands
About 45 minutes from Amsterdam is the Keukenhof, a botanical garden that is only open in spring. The reason is the flowering of the tulips, which you can admire there from the end of March to mid-May. Huge, colorful carpets of tulips await you.
Tip: A holiday in Amsterdam can be combined with a visit to Keukenhof. This is how you learn even more about the beautiful Netherlands.
5. Lake Constance
Mainau Island on Lake Constance in Constance is a must-see. It is the third-largest island in Lake Constance in Bavaria. There you can take a look at the colorful flowers throughout spring. The pleasant climate at Lake Constance allows for hiking and cycling holidays. Mainau Island offers you gardens, cafés, a playground, and Mainau Castle. You can reach the island via a bridge or boat for the feeling.
Corsica is one of the most beautiful spring destinations. The French island offers you pleasant temperatures at the beginning of the year, which invite you to go climbing, hiking, windsurfing, and cycling. Corsica is a place of rest. The beautiful beaches, the sound of the sea, and the island flair invite you to relax. A spring holiday in Corsica is just what you need to clear your head.
In spring, when it’s still quite cold here, you can already pursue sporting activities such as hiking, cycling, climbing, and surfing in Lisbon. Or stroll through the small streets and sit in one of the many cafés to catch the first rays of sunshine of the year.
Many events take place in spring, such as open-air events or Restaurant Week, where you can go on a culinary voyage of discovery in selected restaurants at lower prices.
The climate is delightful, and at the end of March, you can already enjoy temperatures above 20 degrees on some days. We recommend that you plan between three and five days for a city trip to Lisbon to get to know all facets of the city.
The island of Cyprus converts in spring with mild temperatures and a few rainy days. So Easter is different. In Limassol, the carnival is celebrated in the island’s south for ten days at Easter. Those who prefer peace can visit the beautiful beaches of the island of the gods and stroll through the streets of the old towns. An absolute insider tip from us is hiking in the Troodos Mountains.
9. The Canary Islands
The Canary Islands are ideal for escaping the relatively cool temperatures in Germany in spring. Our favorite islands are Tenerife and Fuerteventura. Both islands have almost no rainy days, and the sun shines on your face every day.
The volcanic island of Fuerteventura is known for not having a lot of greenery growing there. But the island can score with beautiful beaches, cities, sun, and optimal surf spots.
Tenerife is your spring travel destination if you like it a little greener. You can visit the volcano El Teide and the national park and chill on beautiful beaches such as La Playa de las.
Northern Europe also has a lot to offer in spring. Copenhagen, the heart of Denmark, blossoms in spring. Be inspired by the many festivals, such as beer, art or music festivals, and many other events that start in Copenhagen in spring. Incidentally, the Danish capital is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities globally. So if you like cycling, you’ve come to the right place.
Tip: The oldest garden, the king’s at Rosenborg Castle, is worth visiting. Perfect for a picnic or just chilling.