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The Top 5 International Spring Travel Destinations

1. London

Anytime is a good time to visit London, but pleasant spring temps mean exploring outdoor sights like Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens will be that much more enjoyable. To dodge tourist crowds, aim for an early spring visit.

2. Madrid

Pleasant temperatures hovering in the 60s and 70s will allow you to experience the best Spain's capital has to offer, including world-class museums, striking architecture, alfresco dining and vibrant nightlife. You'll also find flight and hotel costs are cheaper than during the peak summer season. 

3. Montreal, Canada

By mid-spring, Montreal's snow has melted and temperatures hover in the 50s and 60s, making this season the perfect time to stroll through Old Montreal and the Montreal Botanical Gardens. If your trip coincides with a few rainy days, head indoors to see unique sights like the Notre-Dame Basilica and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

4. Sydney, Australia

Everyone from thrill-seekers to epicureans will love Sydney. Plus, travelers will enjoy iconic sights like the Sydney Harbor and Opera House. Expect daily highs in the upper 60s to upper 70s (remember: it is autumn in the Southern Hemisphere) and more affordable rates on airfare and hotel rooms.

5. Washington D.C.

Springtime ushers in plenty of tourists, but it's still the best time to visit our nation's capital. While affordable lodging may be hard to find, the many monuments, museums and budding cherry blossom trees are free to enjoy. Temperatures can range from the 50s to the 70s, so bring along a jacket.