Top 10 winter sun holiday destinations in March 2024

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Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

Bridging the gap between the depths of winter and the early buds of spring, March can be a wonderful time to get away for some late winter sunshine. The best bit is destinations closer to home are just starting to get a little warmer, too.

Visit Miami Beach, Florida, USA © Littleny - Alamy Stock Photo
Visit Miami Beach, Florida, USA © Littleny - Alamy Stock Photo

There's something for everyone in our pick of the top 10 places to go for winter sun in March, from theme parks in Miami to the sunny shores of the Caribbean - beach lovers, culture vultures and families all considered here.

Destination Temperature Daily sunshine Flight time
Max Min
1. Miami, Florida, USA 25°C 18°C 9 hours 10 hours
2. Maldives 31°C 25°C 9 hours 10 hours
3. Dominican Republic 29°C 21°C 9 hours 9.5 hours
4. Luxor, Egypt 29°C 11°C 10 hours 6 hours
5. Sri Lanka 32°C 24°C 9 hours 10.5 hours
6. Malta 16°C 10°C 7 hours 3 hours
7. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands 21°C 14°C 7 hours 4.5 hours
8. Cyprus 17°C 9°C 7 hours 4.5 hours
9. Montego Bay, Jamaica 30°C 21°C 8 hours 10 hours
10. Antigua 29°C 22°C 8 hours 9 hours

Browse below to see our full selection of the top 10 winter sun destinations in March based on a variety of interests and, remember, each has been chosen for its typically reliable sunshine at this time of year.

Top 10 winter sun holiday destinations in March infographic ©
Top 10 winter sun holiday destinations in March infographic ©

Top 10 sunny destinations in March

  1. Miami, Florida, USA
  2. Maldives
  3. Dominican Republic
  4. Luxor, Egypt
  5. Sri Lanka
  6. Malta
  7. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
  8. Cyprus
  9. Montego Bay, Jamaica
  10. Antigua

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Sunny holiday destinations by month

Check out our top 10 sunny holiday destinations for each month of the year whether you're after summer breaks or winter sun escapes. We'll tell you where to get the best weather, expected flight time and what each destination is most well-known for.

Looking for more? Find out more about the conditions worldwide in our complete guide to the weather in March and see where we think are the best places to go on holiday.

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Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton is's editor. Kirsten writes, commissions and edits our travel features, liaising with our contributors and ensuring copy is spick-and-span. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, Kirsten also freelances writing articles on travel, history and the outdoors for titles such as Scotland Magazine and BBC Travel.

Article updated on Monday 13th February 2023 in: Africa Asia Caribbean Europe North America Season Winter sun

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