Spring has (almost) sprung! And there’s no time like the present to start your spring travel planning. We’ve compiled a list of four very different, yet equally gorgeous spring travel destinations that offer fun, relaxation and a full slate of adventure. They might even offer you a bit of an education as you immerse yourself in the region’s history and culture. For recommendations on other destinations that can spark your spring travel planning, explore some of our other GTM blog posts like this one on travelling to Ireland.
An Outdoor View You Can’t Miss – Yellowstone National Park, USA
Fan of the show Yellowstone? Why not let it inspire you to take a trip out to explore Yellowstone National Park. Springtime is the perfect season to check it out. Plan your trip to take in some of the most popular outdoor activities like seeing Old Faithful, biking and hiking. And while you do it, make sure to soak up the gorgeous views, plethora of plant life and wide array of animals. You might even choose to do so via horseback. Your sleeping arrangements can be just as exciting as any outdoor excursion. Stay in one of the fantastic lodges in the area or have your family camp under the stars.
The Spot to Snap a Photo – Amsterdam, Holland
Amsterdam is always a beautiful destination, but it comes alive in the spring. And it is especially scenic during Tulip Season. The Amsterdam Tulips are the perfect, colourful backdrop for any selfie! If you have a trip scheduled to Amsterdam in April or early May, be sure to make time to see the massive tulip fields. You can attend Tulip Festival 2023 from March 23rd through May 14th.
The Unique Photo Opp – Iceland
Iceland’s green hills and colourful houses paired with its unique sights make it a fantastic choice for your spring travel. Plan a visit to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon for a boat or nature tour. And at night don’t forget to look up! The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) often appear in the evening. While visiting stop by Diamond Beach to see the appealing contrast of volcanic black sand, glacial ice (year round!) and blue skies.
History That Draws You In – Morocco
Morocco has it all: From oceans to mountain ranges to desert landscapes. Spring temperatures make the season a great time to visit whether you want to experience camel tours or remote campsite stays. But be sure to pack for all weather conditions as temperatures can change quickly depending on location and time of day. While visiting, take the time to immerse yourself in the mixture of cultural influences the country is famous for, and to see how they’ve contributed to Moroccan traditions. The outdoor views aren’t the only beautiful things to see. You can also discover the intricate tile work and decorative carvings that make up Morocco’s exquisite architecture.