Below are the best locations for a trip from March 26th to April 1st. We’ve taken into account rain, temperature, travel advisories for safety, and number of tourists in the area. In late March each of these places are the perfect balance between temperate weather and smaller crowds, which also translates into better deals for tourists.
Because we’ve located areas and times where there is a greater chance for hotels/flights to be under capacity and weather is likely to be temperate and dry, the best time to book these 10 trips is usually within 1-4 weeks before travel.
1. Santorini, Greece
Santorini has perfect weather from March 26th to April 1st. The weather is almost as nice in the weeks before and ideal in the weeks after. Tourism in the area is somewhat slow during this time. Choosing Santorini this week is a great choice for anyone looking for nice weather and lower prices.
The graph below shows how temperatures feel given humidity (heat index) and wind chill. Tourist demand is usually the opposite of price: where demand is low prices are too. For Celsius: click the “best time to visit” link below the graphs.
Santorini Perceived Temperature (F)
Santorini Tourism Demand
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2. Tainan, Taiwan
The weather in Tainan is excellent during this week with nice temperatures and low chances of rain. The month before is equally nice and the month after is not very temperate. Crowds are smallest in size. Go here in late March if you want absolutely perfect weather and generally lower prices.
Tainan Perceived Temperature (F)
Tainan Tourism Demand
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3. Protaras, Cyprus
Due to the lower number of tourists, a trip to Protaras in late March tends to be much less expensive, and the weather couldn’t be better. This period of ideal weather comes after some similarly enjoyable weather. If booking a longer trip, you’ll want to know that the weather remains nice for the next 30 days. Note that it can get busy here in other seasons.
Protaras Perceived Temperature (F)
Protaras Tourism Demand
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4. Funchal, Portugal
As with every place on this list, temperatures in Funchal feel excellent, rain is infrequent, and there are no travel advisories at the moment. Tourists looking for hotels and flights are uncommon during this time, so prices may be lower. Because it’s a little less common of a destination, massive crowds aren’t likely. We could also recommend visiting earlier than this, and the weeks following have weather that is almost as good as late March.
Funchal Perceived Temperature (F)
Funchal Tourism Demand
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5. Tarifa, Spain
With far fewer travelers booking during this time compared to the busiest months, hotels and airlines will probably offer some incentives to stay during this period. This is a good time to visit, and the weeks beforehand are somewhat nice. If you’re planning to stay for more than a week, you can expect the weather to be almost as nice.
Tarifa Perceived Temperature (F)
Tarifa Tourism Demand
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6. Castellammare del Golfo, Italy
The perfect weather in Castellammare del Golfo, Italy during this time falls between some reasonably pleasant weather earlier in the year and ideal weather later. Compared to the rest of the year we expect prices to be much cheaper due to much lower demand.
Castellammare del Golfo Perceived Temperature (F)
Castellammare del Golfo Tourism Demand
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7. Napier, New Zealand
Around late March is the best to visit Napier because prices are significantly lower for the things tourists spend the most on, and the weather is temperate. The weather is good before this, has a perfect season, and then gets slightly less pleasant.
Napier Perceived Temperature (F)
Napier Tourism Demand
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8. Plano, TX, US
Plano would already be less expensive, and this time of year should be even less expensive. Weather in the 4 weeks prior is usually better than most places, this week is among the best you can choose for both low crowds and weather, then the weather stays nice for a few more weeks.
Plano Perceived Temperature (F)
Plano Tourism Demand
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9. Buena Park, CA, US
Buena Park is also nice to visit earlier in the year, but late March should be nice each year. Costs during this time should be lower based on the number of visitors. If weather is a major concern, you could expect things to stay nice for a month.
Buena Park Perceived Temperature (F)
Buena Park Tourism Demand
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10. Iquique, Chile
Though maybe the least-well-known location on this list, the weather is also very nice and there are plenty of things to do. For Iquique, this nice period falls between times that have excellent weather and weeks that have even better weather. Hotels and flights should cost significantly less during late March compared to the average, especially if booking less than a month out.
Iquique Perceived Temperature (F)
Iquique Tourism Demand
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All of the locations above tend to offer great last-minute deals with hotels and airlines trying to fill what they couldn’t sell at full price. But if you just want to browse last-minute deals, click the link below.