With spring feeling as though it is just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get some plans in the diary, and what better way to celebrate the days getting longer and the warmth in the air than booking a trip away.
I’m a bit fan of a spring jaunt across to Europe, and I’ve rounded up some of my favourite places that would be perfect for a visit in the upcoming months.
It’s no secret that Scandinavia is one of my favourite places to visit because of the overall chilled vibe of the countries, as well as amazing food and drink options and Oslo ticks those boxes through and through. Although slightly on the pricier side, the flights can usually be found quite cheaply on Ryan Air or Wizz Air so it’s definitely worth a look if you’re planning a spring trip.
Oslo is such a beautiful and chilled city to spend a spring weekend, from wandering around the streets of Grunerløkka or taking a boat trip around the harbour, there is something to explore around every corner.
If you’re looking for somewhere slightly warmer, then Madrid should be top of your list. With temperatures reaching the late teens from March onwards, it’s the perfect place to escape the cold.
Madrid is a foodie delight too, with the ever popular Mercado de San Miguel market taking top spot for eateries in my eyes, full of fresh fruit, veg, seafood dishes and everything else you could possibly want!
Lisbon is one of those cities you could go time and time again and never get bored. Not only are the streets tiled with stunning patterns and bright colours, the pastries a culinary delight, but there is so much to do from getting lost walking up to the castle to taking a day trip to popular Sintra.
Amsterdam is one of my favourite cities to visit in spring. Not only is it the time where the streets are filled with flowers, but there is nothing better than wandering down the canals or taking a stroll through Vondelpark.
If the weather is nice enough too, locals will flock to the canal edges to have food and drink which is lovely to experience and feels completely different to the UK.
Krakow may have a reputation of being a festive place to visit later in the year, but it is just as beautiful in spring. Taking a walk through the streets of the Jewish Quarter just as the seasons are changing is such a great way to experience spring in Europe, and with prices at the lower end of the spectrum for a trip, it’s somewhere you can really experience for cheaper.
I hope this post has given you inspiration of where you could possible visit this spring. As with any travel at the moment, please refer to the government guidelines for both UK and your destination and stay safe!