The best places to visit in spring

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As the winter chill fades away and nature awakens with vibrant colours, spring is the perfect time to embark on new adventures. Whether you’re a fan of blooming gardens, outdoor festivals, or simply soaking up the pleasant weather, there’s something for everyone in the springtime. And with the convenience of eSIM technology, staying connected while exploring these destinations has never been easier. Let’s delve into the best places to travel in spring.

London, UK

London emerges from its winter slumber with mild weather and longer days, making it ideal for enjoying a meal or a drink alfresco. The city’s best gardens and parks burst with spring flowers, offering a serene retreat from the urban bustle. Plus, with reduced crowds, you’ll have more of London to yourself, whether you’re admiring the Chelsea Flower Show or cheering on participants in the London Marathon. Read our full travel guide for the United Kingdom.

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Don’t forget to pack an umbrella, as spring rainfall is common in London. Lucky for you, there are plenty of museums to keep you busy!

Paris, France

Springtime in Paris is truly enchanting, with blooming flowers, warmer temperatures, and bustling terraces. Take a leisurely picnic along the River Seine or explore the city’s picturesque parks like Jardin des Tuileries and Luxembourg Gardens. Dive into the city’s vibrant culture with events like the Nuit des Musées (Museums at Night) or simply immerse yourself in Paris’ renowned cafe scene.

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Paris boasts over 400 parks and gardens, offering tranquil retreats amidst the bustling city streets.

Kyoto, Japan

The best times to visit Kyoto are from March to May and from September to November when the weather is the mildest. If you want to experience the beauty of cherry blossoms in full bloom, make sure you visit in April. When you’re not busy admiring the cherry blossoms, indulge in seasonal foods at Nishiki Market and savour authentic green tea and limited springtime sweets like Sakura parfait. Only available in spring, it’s made with sakura flavour sponge cake, agar-agar, and cream, covered by sakura flavour meringue on top.

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To avoid the crowds, consider a guided evening tour to admire cherry blossoms in Kyoto’s enchanting nighttime ambiance.

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When you’re not busy admiring the cherry blossoms, indulge in seasonal foods at Nishiki Market and savour authentic green tea and limited springtime sweets.

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Vancouver, Canada

Spring in Vancouver offers a temperate climate and a range of outdoor activities. From hiking and biking to whale watching in the nearby waters, there’s no shortage of adventures to be had. If you’re lucky, there may even be some snow left on the mountains for skiing and snowboarding. Don’t miss the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival and Abbotsford Tulip Festival, which both take place in spring.  Read our full travel guide for Canada.

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Late spring marks the short-but-sweet spot prawn season around Vancouver, offering a delectable culinary experience.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Dubbed Cape Town’s secret season, spring brings idyllic weather and vibrant wildflowers to the Western Cape landscapes. It’s the perfect time for whale watching, outdoor adventures, like hiking, scuba diving, and kayaking, and exploring the city’s stunning natural beauty. Enjoy mild Mediterranean climate, smaller crowds, and great deals during this shoulder season.

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Visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden for a stunning showcase of indigenous South African flora.

Vienna, Austria

Spring heralds the arrival of good weather and a lively atmosphere in Vienna with lots of events. From May to June, the city hosts the Wiener Festwochen, a six week-long celebration of arts and culture. With over 200,000 visitors annually, this festival offers a diverse program including concerts, exhibitions, and theatre events. Make sure you explore Vienna’s palace gardens and parks, which burst to life with blooming flowers, showcasing the city’s reputation as one of Europe’s greenest cities.

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Schoenbrunn Palace is home to the biggest Easter market in Vienna. Freyung Square, Am Hof Square, and the Prater also house some of the best.

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Schoenbrunn Palace is home to the biggest Easter market in Vienna.

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New Orleans, USA

Springtime in New Orleans means comfortably cool weather and lively celebrations. From outdoor dining to swamp tours, the city comes alive with music, food, and festivities. Don’t miss iconic events like the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the French Quarter Fest, and the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival during this vibrant season.  Read our full travel guide for the United States of America.

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While exploring the city’s neighbourhoods, don’t miss the chance to wander through Marigny, known for its colourful street art, quirky boutiques, and vibrant nightlife scene.

Istanbul, Türkiye

As terraces reopen and flowers bloom, Istanbul bursts with colour and vitality in the spring. Enjoy mild temperatures and fewer crowds as you explore the city’s attractions – many of which are in walking distance from each other. For a unique perspective of the city, take a boat ride along the strait. If time permits, take a trip to the Princes’ Islands via ferry. Büyükada largest and most popular of the Princes’ Islands, home to everything from historic mansions to some of Türkiye’s best beaches.  Read our full travel guide for Türkiye.

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Hike up to Aya Yorgi Church in Büyükada, one of the island’s underrated but most beautiful sights.

Ready for your spring adventure?

Ready for your spring adventure? Stay connected with eSIM technology and start planning your trip today. Whether you’re snapping cherry blossoms in Kyoto, savouring treats at Parisian cafes, or exploring the vibrant streets of Istanbul, having an eSIM means staying in touch with loved ones and accessing vital information effortlessly. Don’t let connectivity constraints hold you back – purchase an eSIM for your spring adventure and embark on a journey filled with unforgettable experiences. Start your hassle-free travel experience today and make the most out of your spring getaway

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