Best spring destinations in Europe 2022

Is spring one of your favourite seasons? It’s ours as well. As we love this season so much, we decided to put together a list of the best spring destinations in Europe. 

This guide will help you to choose the right spring destination in Europe. We all know that when spring is approaching the days are getting longer and warmer and this is even one of the reasons why we all love this season. 

If you are looking for the right spring break destination, this guide will be easier. Now, if you are ready, let’s discover all the gorgeous spring destinations around Europe.

Naples in spring

Spring destinations in Europe 2021

We’ve tried to cover all the top spring destinations around Europe and hoping to don’t miss anything. Well, if we did it means that we still haven’t been there, so you are welcome to send us suggestions. 

Spring in Europe is one of the most magical and beautiful times of the year. All the cities are starting to bloom pink trees and the days are getting longer as summer approaches. Let’s start our Europe spring break itinerary from our home, London.

  • London, UK
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Seville, Spain
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Sintra, Portugal
  • Rome, Italy 
  • Alberobello, Italy
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Bonn, Germany
  • Colmar, France
  • Paris, France
  • Bruges, Belgium
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands 
  • Lisse, Netherlands
  • Copenaghen, Denmark
  • Athens, Greece
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Riga, Latvia
  • Prague, Czech Republic

Best Europe spring destinations

London cherry blossom parks
London cherry blossom - Beautiful pink flowers around the city

London, UK

For us, London is one of the best spring destinations in Europe. After a long and grey winter, spring in London becomes even more beautiful. When March approaches it means that it’s starting the cherry blossom season. If you are wondering when is the best time to visit London, spring is the ideal season. The entire city starts to become alive thanks to magnolia and cherry blossom colours. 

We love London and if you want to spend 4 days in London,  we suggest you make the most of your itinerary and enjoy every single corner of this city. Walk around the streets of Mayfair, Notting Hill, Chelsea and Kensington and enjoy the beautiful and colourful surroundings. Don’t forget to snap some pictures as around those areas you will find the best cherry blossom in London.

READ ALSO | London bucket list

Dublin, Ireland

As we were mentioning before when spring approaches, all the cities start to become alive. Like London, Dublin has got long and great winters so, when March approaches, it means that spring is coming.

Well, March is famous even for the traditional St Patrick’s Day which takes place between the 13th to the 17th of March. If you, like us, want to avoid crowds, we suggest visiting Dublin after these dates or around April. You will find amazing weather conditions and you will be able to enjoy a beer in Phoenix park while admiring a gorgeous sunset.

Barcelona Cathedral located in the heart of Barcelona city centre

Barcelona, Spain

A spring break in Spain is always a good idea and on our list, we couldn’t miss Barcelona. Toti is a huge fan of this city and I can’t blame him. Every time that we are planning to spend spring in Europe, we always end up in Spain but still didn’t manage to go to Barcelona together. 

Around March and April, the weather is so nice that you might be able to go and enjoy the sun on the Barceloneta beach. This is one of the best reasons why Barcelona attracts so many tourists in Springtime. The beaches of the Catalan Capital are beautiful and you can explore the surrounding little towns. Stay in a hotel on the beach, or just check the wide range of hotels along the coastline.

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Seville itinerary 3 days - Plaza de Espana

Seville, Spain

As we are talking about Spain, in our top spring destination in Europe, we couldn’t miss the stunning Seville. Located in the Andalucia region, Seville is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. When spring is approaching, Seville is a must-visit for many reasons. The first reason is the famous Feria de Abril which is a huge party that lasts for days. It’s similar to Las Fallas in Valencia but less known. 

You will enjoy the beautiful Spanish life, flamenco shows and delicious food. Seville needs to be on your Spanish bucket list as it’s one of the most amazing cities we have ever been to. Remember that this city doesn’t have the sea during the summer months it becomes really warm. Spring is the right season if you want to enjoy the entire city without sweating.

READ ALSO | Seville hidden gems

Why is worth to visit Valencia? What to see in Valencia in 2 days
Las ciudad de las artes y la ciencia in Valencia is a must visit in the city

Valencia, Spain

If you are planning a spring break in Europe, Valencia needs to be on the top of your list for many reasons. The main reason why visiting Valencia is the Las Fallas Festival. 

It’s one of the most important celebrations in Spain and these falls (figures/sculptures) are displayed for a few days around the city and on the last day of this celebration, they are burnt. Why? Because it’s a symbolic act which marks the arrival of spring. 

If you are planning a trip to Valencia these days (15th to the 19th of March), we suggest you organise it very carefully. The entire city centre and all locals would be concentrated celebrating Las Fallas. 

Anyway, Spring it’s beautiful in this part of Spain. Valencia’s weather is amazing all year round but when spring approaches the city becomes even more beautiful. We spent 2 days in Valencia and we loved every single corner of this gorgeous city, from the seaside to the historical city centre, Valencia will become your next favourite spring destination Europe.

Spring Break Europe Destinations

Sunset in Porto Portugal - Luis 1 Bridge

Porto, Portugal

When spring approaches it means that our anniversary is coming. This is the main reason why during these particular months we are always abroad. We love celebrating our anniversary in a different country every year. We couldn’t miss Portugal and in this case Porto. 

So far, Porto is one of the best spring destinations in Europe for us. Apart from being gorgeous itself, Porto has an amazing landscape which you will love to enjoy around springtime. Stroll around the cute and narrow streets of the city centre, enjoy a glass of Porto wine on a beautiful terrace and discover some history through its gorgeous museums. 

You can easily plan a day trip from Lisbon and plan at least one day in Porto. Thanks to its amazing landscapes, delicious food and wine, Porto is considered one of the most romantic European cities and you will understand why.

Best spring destinations in Europe - Sintra castle

Sintra, Portugal

As we are in the Portugal mood, you can plan an amazing day trip from Lisbon to Sintra. Thanks to its colourful Castle and bloom flower, Sintra is the perfect spring destinations in Europe. 

Usually, the months of March and April in Sintra are not that busy, in fact, we reached the city by car and managed to find a spot. It’s rarely happening and that’s why we recommend you to take the train instead. Once you reach Sintra you can rent a bike and stroll around this gorgeous city. 

Plan ahead of your day and visit the spectacular gardens and trails of Quinta da Regaleira. Have a walk up to the Pena Palace and don’t forget to snap some pictures as the view from up there is amazing.

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Colosseum by night | Bucket list Rome

Rome, Italy

Rome is known for being one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, one of the most romantic European destinations and now even one of the top spring destinations in Europe.

The beautiful Eternal City becomes more attractive during springtime. The weather around March and April is pretty decent and the city is less crowded. Travelling to Rome during the off-season is one of the best things you can do as you will avoid the hot summer temperature. 

Walk around the Trastevere area, enjoy the view from Pincio Terrace. Are you planning to spend 2 days in Rome? Make sure you put in your Rome bucket list all these amazing experiences! Rome has got some of the best landmarks in Italy and absolutely the gems of Europe.

Underrated Places to visit in Spring in Europe 2021

The romantic Alberobello landscape ' Enjoy a romantic weekend in Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello, Italy

Italy has got so many beautiful places worth visiting, in fact, it’s one of the best countries to visit during spring. We know that not just because we are Italian, but because our friends tell us all the time. If you want to avoid crowds, skipping the usual tourist places, we suggest you plan a trip to Alberobello.

This beautiful white town in Puglia has got gorgeous Trulli which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. During summertime, Alberobello becomes a very popular city thanks to its cute Trulli (cone shape roof house) but if you’re looking into spending spring in Italy, we suggest visiting Alberobello during March and April. Because it’s a perfect time, not too hot like in summer, but neither crowded, offering you a more intimate experience in this weird old white town in Puglia.

Hamburg Harbour at the Sunset
Amazing Sunset in Hamburg Harbour

Hamburg, Germany

Spending 2 days in Hamburg will give you enough time to explore this beautiful city. If you’re asking us which one is the best spring destination in Europe, for sure Hamburg is on the list. 

Spending a couple of days around March and April, you will see how the city of Hamburg will be your new favourite places in Germany. Stroll around the historical city centre where “The Beatles” played for the first time, walk along the harbour and admire the stunning Elbphilharmonie.

Bonn, Germany

Another popular European destination is Bonn. Recently this city became very famous in spring and there is a reason behind it. 

While strolling around the Old Town you will find the beautiful cherry blossom trees tunnel which is the top spot in the city. Germany is known for its fairytale castles and if you have enough time, we suggest taking this opportunity and visit Drachenburg Castle.

Best cities to visit in Spring

Colmar, France

You might know that Colmar is one of the most romantic cities in Europe in fact, it’s one of those places that you’ve always thought only existed in fairytales. 

This village is ideal for your romantic getaway but it’s also one of the best spring destinations in Europe. When spring approaches, it means that Easter is coming. If you want to experience the real essence of the city, make sure you check the spring markets where you can taste local cheese, drink wine and enjoy the surroundings.

Sunrise at tower eiffel - discover paris in a weekend

Paris, France

One of the most romantic cities in France and even one of the best spring destinations in Europe. Imagine yourself walking around the streets of Paris and being surrounded by spring shades such as cherry blossom trees and colourful shops. In fact, if you’re considering visiting this beautiful city, we suggest you to plan your trip in spring time where you can admire the gorgeous cherry blossoms in Paris.

Paris is beautiful all year round and it doesn’t matter when you’re planning your two days in Paris, you will always fall in love with this city. Head to the Palace of Versailles and enjoy the Music Fountain Shows which takes places at the end of March. Plus, explore non-touristy spots in Paris and head to the Jardin du Luxembourg to enjoy the beautiful flowers.

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Bruges, Belgium a romantic European gateway

Bruges, Belgium

We couldn’t miss Bruges in our list of the best spring destinations in Europe. I mean, this fairytale village is a romantic place where many people enjoy exploring. 

The city itself is gorgeous thanks to the colourful houses but what makes Bruges one of the best spring break destinations in Europe, is the gorgeous and pink trees that adorn the city even more. You can easily reach Bruges by train or bus from Brussels, planning a perfect trip to Belgium.

Amsterdam Canals another romantic European capital

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The beautiful capital of the Netherlands welcomes millions of visitors every year. Amsterdam is such a gorgeous city and thanks to its canals it’s considered one of the most romantic cities in Europe. Always busy through the year, the perfect time to visit Amsterdam is in spring. The city is quieter and less expensive compared to the other seasons. 

Discover the best of Amsterdam while walking around and admiring the adorable spring signs along your way. This is one of the best places to visit in Europe in April in our opinion, and you should not miss this opportunity.

Lisse, Netherlands

Recently the city of Lisse became popular around springtime and this is the reason why we had to add it to our list of the best spring break in Europe. 

Located between Haarlem and The Hague, Lisse is famous for its flower field. This city, it’s the typical Insagrammable place where you can snap your pictures with all the colourful flowers. The picture-perfect Holland it’s around these little spots, plan your trip to Lisse, which is one of the best places to visit in Europe in March.

Every spring, thousands and thousands of tulips and flowers bloom at the same time. These are the reasons why you need to add Lisse to your spring bucket list destination in Europe.

Spring destinations in Europe - Copehagen

Copenaghen, Denmark

Moving up to the North of Europe, Copenhagen is another spring destination that you might want to consider. In the city, you can notice when spring is approaching as sakura trees are predominantly around the streets. 

Stroll around Bispebjerg Cemetery, visit the gorgeous Grundtvig’s Church and admire the beautiful cherry blossom trees in their full bloom.

READ ALSO | Things to do in Copenhagen

Best European Spring Break Destinations

Athens, Greece

Greece is one of these countries that you will love every time you visit. It can be summer or winter, you will always love the beautiful attractions around Greece. 

On this occasion, we picked Athens for our spring destinations in Europe as, most of the time, this city is overwhelmed with tourists.  The right way to enjoy Athens is to travel off-seasons and in this case, the months of March and April are ideal. Considered one of the best times of the year to visit Athens, you will find signs of bloom around every neighbourhood and ancient monuments.

The weather around these months is great and not too hot but at the same time, you will be able to enjoy some cute and secret cherry blossom trees and jasmine flowers. 

Santorini a romantic gateway in Europe

Santorini, Greece

Mainly known as a great summer destination, Santorini will surprise you during spring. The weather is great, warm and sunny and in spring you will find flowers in bloom. While travelling in summer this particular view of Santorini is impossible, so take advantage of Spring to find less crowded places and even more beautiful.

As Santorini is considered one of the most romantic European cities, during March and April you will be able to enjoy every corner of this island. Rent a scooter and just stroll around.

Enjoy stunning sunsets with your partner, admire the cute narrow streets with bloom trees and experience Santorini in spring!

LAndscapes of Budapest from the bridge

Budapest, Hungary

After our trip around Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, this city becomes our favourite spring destinations in Europe

Apart from having the best Budapest Spa Experience, the city is perfect to visit during March and April. The weather is ideal as it’s not too hot or too cold. Stroll around the Hungarian Parliament, admire the view from the top of the Fisherman Bastion and give yourself a treat. Book a spa day in one of the most famous ones, Széchenyi Thermal Baths or Gellert Spa.

Best places to visit in April in Europe

Riga, Latvia

The grey weather tends to leave Riga by the end of March, in fact, life returns in April when you will see all the people hanging outside and looking for bloom trees.  

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love spring? We are the first ones to be happy when spring is coming and London starts to bloom. The same thing, it’s happening in Riga, where locals and tourists love to wander around the city and look for cherry blossoms. 

One of the best places where you can admire it is in Uzvaras Park. There is a huge cluster of cherry trees across the Daugava in Uzvaras Park and you can’t miss visiting them.

Top European cities in Europe - Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

Last but not least in our guide of the best spring destinations in Europe, there is Prague. This beautiful city is often underrated, without any good reason. You should absolutely add Prague to your list of places to visit in Europe because it is incredible and gorgeous, thanks to the cultural heritage and also cheap for travellers.

I mean, the historic city centre, the amazing surroundings and the stunning spring colours will make your dream about Prague. Check out the beautiful bridge Charles I, one of the best in Europe, but also the Astronomical Clock that will surprise you. Make sure you spend at least 3 days in Prague and stroll around the city and discover the gorgeous instagrammable places in Prague.

Q&A About Spring Destinations in Europe

Where should I go to Europe in spring?

Below you will find our list of the best spring destinations in Europe:
Porto, Portugal
Dublin, Ireland
Krk Island, Croatia 
Zadar, Croatia 
Seville, Spain

What is the best European country to visit in March?

Here are the best destinations to visit in Europe in March:
The Cotswolds

What European countries are warm in March?

Seville (18ºC)
Algarve (19ºC)
Madeira (17ºC)
Canary Island (22ºC)
Cyprus (19ºC)
Malta (18ºC)

Where in Europe is the warmest in April?

Here are the top spring destinations to visit in April:
Marrakech, Morocco
Cairo, Egypt
Lanzarote, Spain
Costa del Sol, Spain 
Albufeira, Portugal 
Kos, Greece

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