Best European Spring Destinations

If you are looking the best European spring destinations do not exclude the major European capitals, as well as touristy place. Why? Because they are very affordable to visit now whereas during summer it’s both pricy and crowded (everywhere!).

Spring is also my favorite season. Of course, I love it for the colors it chooses to offer us – and they are a blessing for any photographer. On top of that, spring is amazing because of the nice weather, affordable accommodation, and lack of crowds.

If you are looking for the best European spring destinations to add to your bucket list, look no further! We’ve put together some interesting choices for you.

London

London can be pricy during any month but shoulder season means you won’t be paying premium rates plus you can enjoy the many free things to do. And the flowers start to bloom in March, so you’d be in for some colorful walks in the parks. Of course, you can also plan some trips to the country side.

To get most of your stay – meaning to visit a lot of places – make sure to get aquinted with the tube network and learn to use the various passes and cards available.

Budapest

Budapest Chain Bridge

I have visited Budapest in spring and I must say I loved every single second of the trip. The weather is lovely , especially when you consider that summer can bring 35-40C easily. The crowds haven’t arrived yet and there are still places which you can visit for free. Accommodation is cheaper than during the summer and you can afford to stay in “premium” locations such as Vaci utca.

Put on your walking shoes and try some simple DIY walking tours. Challenge yourself to hit some of the free things to do in Budapest.

Athens

The city is not crowded yet with tourists and accommodation is cheap. Until the end of March you can visit all state owned sites (and museums) for free every Sunday. The nature comes back to life and walking in the National Gardens is a pleasure. With plenty of free things to do in Athens, good food, and amazing people, you’ll be falling in love in no time.

Paris

Aside from the fact that spring comes with slightly cheaper accommodation rates and affordable plane tickets, Paris in spring boasts many colors courtesy of the parks and gardens with their flowers in bloom.

Rome

I dislike crowds but like the warm weather. Spring means I can tick both things off the list. Yes, it will be warm. In March you can easily expect 20C. But it won’t super crowded or super expensive.

Amsterdam

We all know how beautiful the Dutch tulips look in photos… but wait until you see the real thing! The Keukenhof Gardens are open from March to May and they attack your sense with the colors. Bring your camera and enough storage space. April is the best month to see daffodils and May to see tulips.

Santorini, Greece

If you are looking to avoid the tourists and the premium rates, spring is the time to come here. You’d probably want to avoid the Easter weekend if you don’t plan to tackle crowds; but otherwise that can be an experience in itself. And yes, pretty much every single Greek island looks stunning during spring.

What are you favorite spring destinations?

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