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Chase the Sun – Where’s hot in March?

Written by: Russell Wallace | Travel Insurance Expert
Last updated: 14 May 2024 | Created: 21 February 2023

Last updated on May 14th, 2024 at 02:25 pm

Where to visit in March?

If you want to Chase the Sun to some hot destinations, March has fantastic places to choose from. There are plenty of places close to home to pick between, and some tremendous long-haul hot spots. Mexico tops the list of hot destinations, with Thailand and the Caribbean not far behind.

Where is the hottest place in Europe in March?

In March, you can enjoy some balmy temperatures, especially in the Canary Islands. Both Tenerife and Fuerteventura average over 22 °C this month, making them excellent choices for some short-haul sun.

Where is sunny in March? Popular destinations:

On average, some of the hottest destinations to visit in March are:
Source: MetOffice

Destination Average temperature

in March

Average hours of

sunshine in March

Average flight time from the UK
Cancun 34.2 °C 5 hours 10 hours 40 minutes
Phuket 33.3 °C 8 hours 12 hours 30 minutes
Barbados 29.7 °C 9 hours 8 hours 30 minutes
Dominican Republic 29.3 °C 9 hours 8 hours 30 minutes
Cuba 27.5 °C 7 hours 8 hours 54 minutes
Cape Verde 25.7 °C 6 hours 6 hours
Fuerteventura 22.5 °C 7 hours 4 hours 30 minutes
Tenerife 22.3 °C 6 hours 4 hours 25 minutes
Hurghada 21.9 °C 8 hours 5 hours 30 minutes
Las Vegas 21.6 °C 10 hours 10 hours 20 minutes

Cancun in March

This popular Mexican hotspot has a hot, tropical climate all year, so it’s always the right time to head to Cancun. However, if you want to avoid the area’s summer heat, March is a beautiful time to visit. An average of 34.2 °C should mean you’re nice and warm for your whole trip.

Cuba in March

The Caribbean island of Cuba is a perfect spot to soak up some late-winter sun. With an average of 27.5 °C and a low chance of rain, March is one of the best months to visit Cuba. The island has a rich history and a unique feeling among the many islands of the Caribbean. The sea is warm throughout the year, and the area is little explored, making Cuba an excellent place for scuba diving.

Fuerteventura in March

March can be the perfect time to visit this Canary island. While it’s very early in the summer season, there is still around 7 hours of sunshine a day and only 10mm of rain on average for the whole month. March was previously considered the off-season for Fuetervneura, but plenty of tourists visit the island.

Hurghada in March

Hurghada is Egypt’s second-largest city and a prime tourist hotspot on the Red Sea coast. March is a great time to visit the area, as the average high of 21.9 °C is much more comfortable than the scorching summer temperatures. With over 8 hours of sunshine daily, it’s a fantastic place to explore and top up your tan.

Las Vegas in March

If you’ve ever wanted to visit Las Vegas, but the thought of 40 °C temperatures puts you off, now is a fantastic time to visit. Springtime in Nevada sees temperatures peak at around 21.6 °C, making for a much more comfortable time as you explore. Pack plenty of sun cream, though, as the city averages ten hours of sunshine a day this month.

No matter where you head this March, remember to arrange Comprehensive Travel Insurance as soon as your trip is booked.