(Closed) Warm March honeymoon in Europe?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Where should we go for a warm honeymoon in March?
    Greece : (5 votes)
    20 %
    Spain : (5 votes)
    20 %
    Italy : (9 votes)
    36 %
    other (please advice) : (6 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    8359 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Average temps as follows:

    Greece 10.9 Celsius/ 51.62 F

    Spain 9.2  Celsius/ 48.56 F

    Italy 11 celsius / 51.8 F

    Of course these are average overall country temperatures. Different regions will have higher/lower temperatures. The website weatherbase is a great resource for looking at overall country and regional/city/town temps.

    Post # 4
    973 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted other, it’s hard to say.  I’m sure where in Ireland makes a difference but I was in Cork (and all over southern) Ireland in late May 2006 and temperatures didn’t get above 55 degrees Ferinheit and was drizzly rainy the whole time.  You can hedge your bets and go by data and hope mother nature plays nice.  I’d pick where I wanted to go and hope the weather was nice but be prepared to pack accordingly as the time got close, there’s no telling what will happen!  Just look at all the weather events and temps that aren’t normal lately, I’d be afraid to pick on weather alone.

    Good luck picking a place!  And I hope it’s fabulous!

    Oh, and you said you had arthritis but didn’t say where, and don’t want to go anywhere cold.  There are hand and foot warmers, Google “Hot Hands”, (I buy them by the case at industrialsafteygear.com) and wristies.com sells all sorts of hand fuzzy half glove things (with hand warmer pockets) and stuff like that.  Regardless of your honeymoon it may be worth looking into for everyday winter comfort.  I’ve got Raynaud’s which makes my extremities extremely sensitive to cold.  In the winter I survive on the combination.

    Post # 5
    1406 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    MOST of Europe is still very cold in March for me being a TX girl.  This past year, we went skiing in Switzerland near the end of Feb….although the ski slopes are open until May.  In Germany, March is usually in the high 40s/low 50s at the most.  And it’s usually very very gray outside.  My Mother-In-Law is planning to visit next March and she was surprised at how bad the weather is gonna be when she comes. 

    One thing I can say is that most Europeans travel no matter what the weather…..cold, rain, wind.  It’s hard for us Americans to “seize the day” and just go even if it’s not pretty outside.  I’m slowly trying to break that mentality. 

    Post # 6
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I would suggest eithe Cyprus or Malta.  The are popular destinations throughout the year and you have a better chance of catching some good weather.  The countries you suggested tend to have quite a cool period at the specfic time of the year.  This year in March we had the heating on in the house and had rain every day.


    Post # 7
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I voted for Spain because we spent Easter on the west coast of Spain this year (so early April) and the weather was great. The Atlantic was cold as expected but out of the water, beach dress, shorts T-shirt were all appropriate. 

    I would also suggest you look into Portugal, especially the Algarve coast as I was there in late Feb. some years back and it was also perfect summer weather. 

    Finally, I would recommend southern Italy, specifically Rome (my favorite city in Italy) and I hear also the Almafi coast is great in early spring. If I had been here myself, I would have voted for Italy. 

    I would avoid Greece due to its political uncertainty unless you plan on going to an island. 

    I may also suggest you check out Malta, Turkey and Egypt as alternative warm weather locations in the region.

    Post # 8
    227 posts
    Helper bee

    I second the Malta recommendation! It’s one of the warmest areas in Europe. I think it might actually be the warmest country, but I’m too tired/not caffeinated to look it up. 🙂 

    Malta is pretty convenient, too, so you could pair it with Italy and hit both countries during your trip. It’s a really special and beautiful country! 

    Post # 9
    44 posts

    if you really want to have nice weather, don’t go in march. The only place that i warm are the canarian islands. I would wait till may/June or go somewhere else

    Post # 10
    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If you’re looking for anything above 60 degrees F, you won’t find it it March. Not to mention March is one of the wettest months of the year in Europe. 

    Post # 11
    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Are those your only options?  I would wholeheartedly recommend Hungary.  Of all my travels (I have seen a lot of Europe!) Hungary was my favourite – Budapest is fantastic, but there are also many areas outside of the capital to explore.  If you’re looking for warm weather, March will be very hit and miss more or less regardless of where on the continent you go, but I’ve always had great weather whenever I’ve gone to Hungary.  Plus they have some amazing spas at really good prices, which are supposed to be really good for health conditions like arthritis.

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