Spring short breaks

Take a short break during the spring months

Laura Ginn

Laura Ginn
HomeAway travel expert

CorsicaMarch, April and May are some of the finest months for taking a short holiday, and with temperatures starting to increase, there are certainly a whole host of warm destination options available to you. Spring marks the start of tourist season in many countries, especially in Europe and other areas in the northern hemisphere; it's also the time when everything once again comes back to life. Trees start to bloom, festivals get into full swing and everyone begins to feel optimistic about the months ahead.

Families with small children and teenagers may want to choose to travel during Easter half term or on the May bank holiday, whereas couples and those without school-age children may want to opt to jet off when the children are back at school. No matter which spring month you choose to travel in, you are guaranteed to find the ideal accommodation for you and your loved ones. So shake off the winter blues and consider some of the following spring short break destinations.


Shake off the winter blues at one of the following destinations


Cyprus Short spring break to Cyprus

Cyprus is split into two parts.  The northern part of the island is owned by Turkey, whilst the southern part is owned by Greece.  Most people who choose to visit Cyprus during the spring choose to visit southern Cyprus, but there are plenty of attractions in both areas to keep travellers occupied for a few days. The best thing about choosing to visit Cyprus during the spring is the weather – with temperatures averaging 23oc, this is one European destination that is perfect for beach lovers. Teenagers and young couples will love the party scene, especially in Ayia Napa, whilst families will love exploring the island via either car or moped. The dramatic wildflowers and ancient ruins that you pass along the way will mellow out even the most hard to please in your party.

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Catalonia, Spain Short spring break to  Catalonia, Spain

Catalonia is located on the eastern coast of Spain, and is the ideal spring break destination for anyone who wants to experience something unique. The region has its own language and identity, and the temperatures during the spring months average between 11 and 16oc: it's ideal for those who don’t necessarily want to spend their time lounging around on the beach.  There are plenty of interesting things to do here such as visiting the main square, Placa de Catalunya, sampling street food and walking around the park, or going to watch Spain’s best-known football team - FC Barcelona - play a game at the Camp Nou Stadium. One thing to keep in mind is that Easter celebrations are huge here, so remember your camera as you'll definitely want to snap those festivals.

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Tuscany, Italy Short spring break to  Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany is a wonderful place to visit during the spring months, and if you choose to visit during April or May, you'll find that the weather is mild and warm with temperatures on most days averaging between 19oc to 23oc.  There are a whole host of activities to participate in during the spring. Kids will love taking a bike ride through the historical streets of Lucca or around the surrounding walls of the city.  Bikes can be rented from a number of shops inside the town or families can opt to take a leisurely stroll. Cooking courses are another must and every member of the family will learn how to cook a delicious dish using fresh, local ingredients. Make sure you look into hiring a car too, as the Leaning Tower of Pisa is not very far away by road.

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Corsica, France Short spring break to  Corsica, France

The spring months are an ideal time to visit Corsica, as the weather is mild (around 16oc on average) and not too hot like it can be during the summer season. The roads are also pretty uncongested making travelling around the island simple, and the wild flowers on the sides of the roads are out in abundance making it easy to find photo opportunities. The main attractions in Corsica are the beaches – the island sports over 600 miles of them and they are said to be amongst the best in Europe – as well as the underwater world which is popular with scuba divers of all levels. Active travellers will want to take the time to go hiking in the mountains and those who are super fit may even want to try the famous GR20 trek, one of the toughest, long distance hiking trails on the continent.

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Rhodes, Greece Short spring break to  Rhodes, Greece

The Greek island of Rhodes is located just off the coast of Turkey and as you can probably imagine, the island sees a lot of annual sunshine. Temperatures during March-May often top 25oc, and this is one of the main reasons why a lot of tourists choose to travel to the island during spring. But the weather isn’t the only thing that Rhodes has got going for it! Walkers will love trekking around the island, especially during the spring months when the flowers are in full bloom, and there are a number of hiking trails that can be followed through wildlife preserves and beautiful streams. Other attractions include boat trips over to Symi or Turkey, which can be enjoyed by the whole family, as well as donkey rides up to the acropolis. Those who want to party won’t feel left out either: Rhodes is the home of Faliraki, one of the biggest clubbing resorts in the whole of Europe.

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