All over the world, people everywhere are out celebrating their Irish heritage. Regardless of your heritage, you can’t deny that spring is in full swing. The days are now officially longer, and while it takes a few days to get used to, it marks the arrival of spring. It doesn’t hurt that the weather is acting accordingly either, at least here in Portland, Maine.
Travel during the spring season is something that everyone should try. Throughout Europe, there are many locations that offer warm sunny climates this time of year. On top of that, spring is also considered an “off” season by many people. I never really understood that. In my opinion, there are some locations that are actually better in the spring. For those of you who like spring time travel, here’s a list of the top five European spring travel destinations.
Our Favorite Destinations for a Spring Vacation in Europe
1. Crete, Greece – This Greek island is surrounded by the Mediterranean waters, and is one location that will keep you hot all year round with its vibrant nightlife and culture.
2. Ibiza, Spain – This well known Spanish island is much more than crazy youngsters looking for a party. The island is actually quite beautiful, and will keep you entertained with things like scuba diving, fishing, and other outdoor adventures.
3. Naples, Italy – The entire Italian coast line could be a great spring destination. The cool ocean breezes are waiting to chill you out after a day exploring in the national parks located south of the city.
4. Palermo, Italy – Explore more of Sicily with a rental car in Palermo. The entire island is filled with small coastal villages that will keep you full on olives and local cheese, and our Sicily road trip guide takes you on a fun- and food-filled drive up Sicily’s eastern coast.
5. Faro, Portugal – This Portuguese city located near the Spanish border is a very popular destination for many Europeans. You should check it out to see what you are missing before it’s too busy. The good news is, April and May are full of all kinds of great deals for travelers, and the weather is perfect!
Where would you like to travel this Spring?