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Spring Destinations in Europe

Spring is the best season to visit Europe. It is cheaper, has amazing nature and you can easily visit France, Italy, and the Netherlands. Check out some of the best Spring Destinations to visit in Europe!

Tuscany, Italy

Springtime in Europe means blossoming trees and fields of flowers, and Italy is no different. Journey around the hills of Tuscany during the months of April and May, and you’ll find a swaying sea of red poppies. One of the best places to see the gorgeous landscapes is the Val d’Orcia region.

Landscape view of Tuscany in Italy

Val d’Orcia offers green hills, towering Cyprus trees, and traditional farmhouses. You’ll also get to soak up all the iconic scenery in the mild temperatures of spring, before the sweltering heat of summer sets in.

London, United Kingdom

London is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Because it is multi-cultural, you will come across locals who dress in wacky clothes, but also extremely serious people who work in the “City” and are dressed in a suit.

Big Ben in London

Some neighborhoods in London are dedicated to fashion victims, some are romantic such as the famous Notting Hill area ranked among the “best film locations in Europe”.

Book your best activities in London today such as a Warner Brothers Studio tour, a visit to Tower Bridge, or a “Jack the Ripper” tour in London East End.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is visited by millions each year. The city is beautiful in summer but much quieter, more pleasant, and less expensive in spring.

Boats and trees in river in Amsterdam

Discover Amsterdam like a local, in low season, from April to the end of June, and treat yourself to the best of Amsterdam such as a walk on its famous canals, a visit to the Van Gogh museum, or a 3-hour guided bike tour of historical Amsterdam.

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is worth a visit at any time of the year, but in spring, you can enjoy the combination of perfect weather and seasonal festivals.

Night view of a Bridge in Budapest

In April, the Cherry Blossom Festival and the Budapest Spring Festival take place. Budapest Spring Festival is the largest cultural event in Hungary, and for two weeks, you can enjoy hundreds of music concerts, dance performances, art exhibitions, and more.

To create your perfect Budapest itinerary check out this guide and, don’t forget to include landmarks like Fisherman’s Bastion and the Hungarian Parliament Building just to mention some.

Ticino, Switzerland

Ticino makes for a perfect spring destination thanks to its stunning scenery and mild temperatures. Surrounded by the Southern Alps, Ticino offers a warmer climate than the rest of Switzerland, which makes spring come here earlier.

People standing on a stone bridge in Ticino

Ticino offers a perfect opportunity for hiking, mountain biking, and enjoying time outdoors in places like Valley Verzasca and Valley Maggia.

For example, a trip to Bellinzona, one of the best places to visit in Ticino (and its capital), is a must because of its castles, which are one of the main attractions in the entire canton.

Dalmatian Region, Croatia

Dalmatia region in Croatia features some of the most beautiful places in Croatia, including the iconic cities of Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, and Sibenik, to name a few.

If you are looking for relaxing, spring holiday destinations in Europe with small crowds that also offer rich history and culture, planning a trip across Dalmatia is the way to go.

Waterfalls at Croatian lake

The weather in spring is warm enough to wander through cities’ streets with a light jacket, admiring the spring bloom and enjoying sun rays. It’s also a good time to visit the famous Plitvice and Krka National Parks in peace.

Valencia, Spain

Valencia offers one of the most epic spring festivals in Europe, travel in March to Valencia, Spain. The Fallas Festival is a mind-blowing 5-day event that offers colorful sculptures, fireworks, parades, illuminated streets, and much more.

Building next to water in Valenica

In April and May, the pleasant weather will let you explore all the amazing things to do in Valencia and its hidden gems, such as the City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia Cathedral, Silk Exchange, El Carmen neighborhood, and the unique Casa Judia.

Palermo (Sicily), Italy

Palermo is the capital of the sunny island of Sicily in the south of Italy. It is the perfect spot if you are craving a spring break in Europe. Italy is renowned for its fabulous food, therefore make sure to try the traditional pizza and pasta, but save some room for the typical Sicilian street food when traveling in Palermo.

People standing in front of church in Palermo

When in Palermo, be sure to visit the local churches. The most beautiful ones are the Church of the Gesu, San Giuseppe dei Teatini, and the Church of San Cataldo.

Provence, France

From March, the landscape in Provence comes alive after the winter, and spring blossoms and colorful crops fill the fields once again. It starts with the almond blossom before vibrant yellow rapeseed fills the scene, and then the region’s famed poppies take center stage.

Lavender field in Provence

Spring is the season of brocantes, flea markets, art exhibitions (such as the nationwide Journées des Métiers d’Art), and food festivals. Everything from strawberries to goat’s cheese has its own place on the calendar, and attending these local festivities is a fabulous way of experiencing local life.

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is a city whose sights feel straight out of storybooks of the past. Full of medieval buildings, other-worldly canals, and cobblestone streets. Being a destination whose charm not only lie out in the open but is also best seen on foot, Bruges is a wonderful European city to visit in spring.

Night view of houses in Bruges

Bruges is a city whose sights feel straight out of storybooks of the past. Full of medieval buildings, other-worldly canals, and cobblestone streets. Being a destination whose charm not only lie out in the open but is also best seen on foot, Bruges is a wonderful European city to visit in spring.

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Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.

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