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Spring is fast arriving and there’s no better way to celebrate the end of a long cold winter than to plan a trip.

Spring is a great time of year to travel, particularly to Europe, thanks to the mild temperatures and low crowd levels.  

Woman looking out over the ocean

But where are American tourists planning to travel this Spring?  

These are the top 10 most popular destinations for Spring according to a new report:

5. France  

France is a beautiful country year-round but it really springs to life in Spring.

The whole country blossoms and there are an abundance of events and festivals to attend as part of your trip.  

Eiffel Tower during spring time in Paris, France

Most people want to spend Spring in Paris, where they can enjoy the café culture and sit under cherry blossom-covered trees. If you visit in April you can enjoy the Art Paris Art Fair which features works from 130 galleries from over 20 different countries.   

But it’s worth noting that the further south you go, the better the weather will be, so head to Côte d'Azur if you want to relax in the sunshine.

Luxury destinations such as Nice, Cannes, and St Tropez can never be called budget spots, but they are quieter and more affordable in Spring than in summer.   

4. Spain 

Spain is such a huge and multifaceted country that there’s never a bad time to visit.

But in Spring, many of the tourist areas and attractions that closed during the winter months open again, and the country comes to life.  

Sagrada Familia cathedral in spring

If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation, then the weather is warm and toasty, and the beaches are perfect for sunbathing during the spring months. Some of the best festivals and carnivals in Spain also take place in Spring.

This includes Carnaval in Cadiz, Semana Santa, La Feria de abril in Sevilla and Las Fallas in Valencia. 

One of Spain’s most popular tourist cities is Barcelona and Spring is a great time to visit thanks to the 9.5 hours a day of sunshine, the chance to relax in open-air terraces, and the low tourist numbers in the best museums and galleries.  

3. Mexico 

Late Spring is considered shoulder season in Mexico, so it is a great time to visit if you’re looking for pleasant weather and fewer tourists compared to the peak winter months.

This is when you can avoid the hustle and bustle in the most popular resort areas.  

Cancun Hotel Zone

Mexico has beautiful beaches and hot temperatures in the Spring months, so it’s perfect for those hoping to relax on the shoreline and soak up some rays.  

As well as being listed as the 3rd most popular destination to visit this Spring, Mexico was also found to be the 2nd most budget-friendly destination for Spring 2024 in the same report.

So, if you’re looking for sunshine on a budget, this is the ideal choice. On that note, one of the best ways to stretch your dollar further when traveling is by utilizing credit cards that are optimal for travel. Here are some of our favorites.  

2. Scotland 

During the winter months, Scotland can be a cold and dreary place to be, but as spring arrives, the whole country comes alive with verdant greenery and an air of possibility.

That doesn’t mean you won’t experience an April shower or two but in general Spring is a great time to be in Scotland.  

Edinburgh Skyline Seen From Calton Hill, Scotland, United Kingdom

In the Highlands, you can enjoy the blossoming flowers and the huge number of lambs populating the fields.

Or head to the biggest cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to soak up the native culture and enjoy the museums and galleries, and there’s no better time to visit the famous Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.  

The weather in Scotland in Spring is perfect for hiking around shimmering lochs and mighty mountains.

1. Italy 

Officially the most popular destination for Spring 2024 is Italy, and it’s easy to see why.

Spring is the best time of the year to visit this iconic country, thanks to the Mediterranean climate and the quieter but still bustling cities.  

Lake Braies (also known as Pragser Wildsee or Lago di Braies) in Dolomites Mountains, Sudtirol, Italy

Spring is called Primavera in Italian, and it is a season of life, joy, and renewed excitement. Tourists can take advantage of fewer crowds and lower prices than in the peak of summer.  

Hikers, skiers, nature lovers, and photographers will love the dreamy fields of wildflowers in the Dolomite mountains, while luxury lovers should head to Sorrento, Capri, Positano, and Naples.

In Italy’s famous cities Spring provides a great compromise between cost, weather, and crowds.  

The Complete Top 10 List  

According to a new report by insurance provider SquareMouth, this is the complete list of the top 10 travel destinations for the upcoming spring season: 

Porto Katsiki beach in Lefkada, Greece

1. Italy 

2. Scotland 

3. Mexico 

4. Spain 

5. France 

6. Japan 

7. Greece  

8. Portugal 

9. Netherlands 

10. Bahamas  

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