Tripadvisor Reveals the Best International Destinations for Spring – See the Top 10

Tripadvisor has unveiled its most popular international destinations for spring.

More than a third of Britons (38%) are planning a trip abroad according to the travel guidance site and many say they are looking for “rest and relaxation” from their next holiday.

Whether you’re planning to hit the sights in a European city or want to soak up the sun on the other side of the world, Tripadvisor has you covered.

The review website has taken a look at its research data and rounded up the top 10 places travelers are looking to fly.

The best international destinations to visit this spring. Credit: Tripadvisor

Get your passport ready, because we’ve also rounded up some of Skyscanner’s best flight deals to help you explore these dream destinations for less.

All flight prices are for return tickets and are correct at the time of writing, but may be subject to change.

Top 10 most popular international spring destinations

Key West, Florida, United States

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Key West is part of the Florida Keys archipelago and is 90 miles north of Cuba.

The island is known for its quaint pastel-hued homes and beautiful coral reefs.

Its charms have drawn famous faces to its shores over the years, including Ernest Hemingway and President Harry S. Truman.

You can fly to Key West from Edinburgh (changing in Orlando) on March 31 for the incredible price of £407 pp via the Skyscanner website.

Baa Atoll, Maldives

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If you dream of finding paradise, we have found it and that is Baa Atoll in the Maldives.

Baa Atoll comprises three distinct natural atolls; Maalhosmadulu Atoll, Fasdūtherē Atoll and the smaller Goifulhafehendhu Atoll.

Escape to a place of total relaxation on Sunday April 17 from London Heathrow (returning April 25) for the fantastic price of £573 with Austrian.

New York, New York, United States

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New York, New York – so good they’ve named it twice and now the city that never sleeps has come in at number three on Tripadvisor.

We can’t say we’re surprised to see the tourist hub on the list with everything New York has to offer, from the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty.

If you’re looking to see the city in the spring, now’s your chance with this fantastic saving from Skyscanner.

Fly from Manchester Airport to John F. Kennedy with Virgin Atlantic on March 31 for £485 return.

Lisbon, Portugal

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If you dream of a vacation in Lisbon, we have good news for you.

The capital of Portugal, famous for the National Azulejo Museum, fado music and stunning architecture is also on Tripadvisor’s list of most popular destinations.

If you want to save on your getaway to the European city this spring, book yourself a last-minute break from Bournemouth Airport for a staggering £37 return flight with Ryanair on March 16 (return March 22).

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain

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Tripadvisor describes Maspalomas as a “sophisticated resort that has a great water park” and we’re packing our bags in our heads.

Aqualand Maspalomas is the largest water park in the Canary Islands and has 33 impressive slides.

If soaking up the sun is more your scene, there’s plenty of that too with Gran Canaria receiving over 3000 hours of sunshine a year on average.

Fly direct from Glasgow Airport on March 22 for a fabulous £174 return trip with Jet2.

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Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain

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We have a long-standing love for Lanzarote and it seems everyone does as Playa Blanca is on Tripadvisor’s list of trending international destinations.

Travelers often flock here to catch some rays and bask on its white sands and this spring you can be among them.

Once your sunbathing is over, you can enjoy the bustling markets and delicacies of the fishing village.

Fly from Leeds Airport on March 28 for a wonderful £126 return deal with Jet2.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Tripadvisor has dubbed the once sleepy fishing village of Playa del Carmen “a Riviera Maya destination.”

It’s a little more authentic Mexico than Cancun on the coast and there’s plenty to discover from local taquerias in La Quinta and the island of Cozumel just a short ferry ride away.

The closest airport to Playa del Carmen is Cancun, about 45 minutes away by car.

If you fly on Friday March 25 from London Gatwick with Tap Air Portugal, it will cost you £557 return via the Skyscanner site.

San Agustin, Gran Canaria, Spain

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Gran Canaria not only made the list once but twice with the worthy addition of San Agustin.

If you’re Canarian mad then you’re in good company because we are too!

Once you are done with your relaxation, enjoy the endless splendid landscapes offered from Playa de Las Burras to the Strandpromenade San Agustin.

Pack your bags and fly to Bristol Airport with this Ryanair and easyjet deal on April 4 (return April 11) for the bargain price of £58 return.

Paris, France

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The city of love is aptly named since we would love to discover the French capital this spring.

With many monuments, stunning architecture, shopping and food to devour, Paris should be on the must-see list.

If you’re looking to save some cash to make the most of this popular tourist spot, booking your flights through Skyscanner might prove worthwhile.

Fly direct from Manchester on March 28 for the unbelievable price of £27 with Ryanair, returning April 4.

Funchal, Portugal

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We’re passionate about Portugal and we’re even more fanatical that Funchal made it into Tripadvisor’s Top 10 Spring Destinations.

The historic city, established in the 1500s, is the capital of the Madeira Archipelago.

The travel advice states that Funchal is known for “its attractive temperatures, its wine and its craftsmanship”.

The review site also recommends adding the Workers’ Open Market, Blandy’s Wine Lodge, and Sacred Art Museum to your list of things to do while you’re here.

Fly to Funchal from London Gatwick on April 18 (return to Stansted on April 25) for £55 return with Wizzair and Ryanair.

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