The Best Destinations To Visit This Spring

There’s a lot more to spring than cleaning your entire house… whether it be a short-haul destination to seek out some early sunshine or longer far-flung escapes, we’ve rounded up our top destinations to visit that’ll put a spring in your step! Read ahead to be inspired this coming spring.

Marrakech, Morocco

If you’re looking for guaranteed sunshine on your springtime holiday, Morocco is the place to be. Head to Marrakech to soak up some local culture, explore the bustling markets, admire the historical palaces, or just get lost wandering the city’s many alleyways. Whether it’s bartering for a deal in the chaos of the souks, relaxing in the oasis that is your Riad, or having dinner in a fancy restaurant in Gueliz, there is something for everyone and with lower footfall and balmy weather, April is the perfect time to visit Marrakesh! We have an array of different Morocco experiences suited for all types of travellers! Check them out here.

Seville, Spain

Ahhh Seville…. A vibrant city blessed with year-round sunshine and a near-perfect climate, there really is no bad time to visit the city! However, Seville in spring hits a little different… The trees are in full bloom, orange blossoms fill the air, and the temperatures are perfect for exploring. Visit the Metropol Parasol, which owns the title of the world´s largest wooden structure, and admire the views of the city below, or rent a boat and paddle around the stunning Plaza de España. If you’re down for a party then there’s no better time to visit than April! The city holds its great annual fair, the Feria de Abril and for one week life in Seville revolves around this fiesta. Expect music, delicious food, dancing, and a super fun atmosphere! Arriba! Join us on our 4-Night Andalusia Experience and enjoy a mix of history, rich culture, music, and mouth-watering local Andalusian cuisine!

Matera, Italy

Blessed with golden sunshine, blue skies, ancient olive groves, and white-washed old towns clinging to hillside precipices, the heel of Southern Italy is one of the country’s best-kept secrets. Here you can find the ancient city of Matera. Known to be the third-oldest continually lived city in the world, Matera truly feels like you’ve stepped back in time. The ancient cave dwellings, grottos, and natural ravines of Matera’s Sassi are rooted in ancient history and archeology, originating as far back as the Palaeolithic age earning it a UNESCO World Heritage title. It was named the European capital of culture in 2019 and has also been used as the backdrop for many star-studded films including The Passion of Christ, Wonder Woman, and James Bond. With all that it has to offer, it’s understandable that this ancient town can get incredibly busy during peak season, therefore a visit in spring is a must if you want to avoid the sea of tourists yet still enjoy the warm weather. The ancient town is known for its network of cave houses so a stay in one of these dwellings is an absolute must to truly experience Matera! Stay in your very own cave dwelling on our 4-Night Dolce Vita Experience!

Cartagena, Colombia

Home to amazing food, fascinating history and unique culture that entices travellers from across the planet, it’s no wonder Cartagena is Colombia’s most visited city! During April visitors can take advantage of the city’s many outdoor activities because of the reliable weather and in the shoulder season of May, you can expect few crowds and cheaper rates. Visit the hip neighbourhood of Getsemani and go in search of all the incredible street murals, explore the cobbled streets of the colonial Old Town or just simply kick back and relax at Playa Blanca where you’ll be treated to powdery white sand and dazzling turquoise waters! Join us on our 14-Night Colombia Experience where guests get to spend three days exploring the very best of Cartagena!

Kotor, Montenegro

The last decade has seen much of Kotor transform, with derelict buildings reformed to their original splendor, housing boutique hotels, renovated apartments, shops, stylish restaurants, and much more. The hustle and bustle of the day with tourists filling the streets are forgotten by night and the evenings are magical. Bars and restaurants come to life, whether it’s a quiet corner restaurant or a lively bar, there is something for everyone! If you want to avoid the high temperatures and busier-than-usual crowds during the summer season, April and May are ideal for going to Kotor and visiting all the sights in the city and its surroundings. Climb up to the fabulous San Giovanni fortress without breaking out in too much of a sweat and be greeted by the most picture-perfect panoramic views of the Old Town and coastline or catch a ride to the beautifully serene seaside town of Perast. With a rich seafaring history, it’s the perfect place to take a stroll by the water and enjoy a coffee or drink overlooking the bay with its still, mirror-reflecting waters. Absolute bliss! Join us on either our 7-Night Montenegro Experience or our 4-Night Mini Montenegro Experience and come see firsthand the beauty of this town.

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Spring is a prime time to visit Slovenia’s charming capital. The weather is pleasant, the chance of rain is low and the crowds of tourists are yet to descend upon this stunning country. With colourful houses, cobbled streets, and Ljubljana Castle, which sits impressively on a hill looming over the city, it is impossible not to be charmed. Ljubljana is known for its green spaces, so much so it was awarded the prestigious Green Capital of Europe in 2016 making it the perfect place for someone who enjoys the outdoors and the central old town is pedestrianised which makes exploring the city’s sights all the more pleasant. Take advantage of the balmy weather and join a food walking tour that combines Ljubljana’s fascinating history with its tasty cuisine!. The tour allows you to understand exactly where all the culinary influences have actually come from as the history is explained while you wander through the old town. It really is a great way to see the city, learn about its traditions and enjoy the local food and drink. Under an hour from the capital sits the fairy-tale island that is Lake Bled, which is a must for anyone visiting Slovenia, however, in summer the crowds become unbearable which takes away the charm so it’s definitely best to visit during spring! We offer a 7-Night Slovenia Experience or if you’re stuck for time, a 4-Night Mini Slovenia Experience to enjoy.

Cape Town, South Africa

Spring is the perfect time to visit South Africa with April being a particularly good month to go. This month marks the beginning of safari and surfing seasons and offers cooler weather conditions along with a vast choice of festivals and is also the best time to visit for sightseeing and bird watching! By late April, the crowds have disappeared, and fall is here, with warm, generally dry weather throughout South Africa. The sun shines for up to 12 hours a day, which gives you more than enough time to explore the region and soak up the warm sunshine during your stay. It’s also the best time for a hiking holiday in Cape Town so pack your hiking boots and hit up Lions Head, Constantia Nek, and Table Mountain for some unreal views. Another highlight not to be missed is Cape Town Jazz Festival, which showcases artists from all over the globe. Check out our South Africa Experiences to be inspired!

With cheaper prices, fewer crowds, and more pleasant weather, spring is arguably the best time for a getaway! So what are you waiting for? For more information on the experiences listed above contact us at info@untravelledpaths.com.

Written by Lucy Kaufmann