If you’re on the market for a holiday this spring, why not travel somewhere based on your zodiac sign! Each of the 12 signs falls into either four elemental triplicities — fire, earth, air, and water — and three modes or qualities indicating where in the season they fall — cardinal (beginning), fixed (middle), or mutable (end). Based on what these represent, you can craft a vacation that’s perfectly aligned with you.
Fire signs are, of course, fiery and passionate. They are dynamic and full of energy and zest for life. They include Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Fire signs enjoy being active and participating in engaging, upbeat dynamics, so should plan for plenty of fun vacation activities.
Earth signs are, obviously, earthy. They are rooted and grounded, pragmatic realists with one foot on the ground. This triplicity includes Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Earth signs aren’t afraid of hard work, they have stamina and endurance, and have a particular penchant for nature. These signs would do well with slower, robust travel schedules.
Air signs are the intellectuals and thinkers of the zodiac. They enjoy conversing and dealing with facts and logic, rather than emotions. They include Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. Air signs need mental stimulation and company, with ample diversity to keep them satisfied. Including cultural and artistic pursuits in travel plans would suit them well.
Water signs are the most in touch with their emotions, intuition, and creativity. They are fluid and flexible, highly attuned to the energy around them. They are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Being by water is incredibly soothing for them, as their triplicity suggests. Trips that allow for going with the flow, both literally and figuratively, are sure to satiate them.
Cardinal signs come at the beginning of seasons and so would like to take charge on holiday, being the initiators of change. These include Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Fixed signs fall in the middle of seasons and as such prefer more stability and regular itineraries. These are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Mutable signs fall at the end of seasons and prefer more adaptability and room for spontaneity. These include Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.
With all that in mind, check out the best travel tips for where your Sun, Moon, or Rising Sign should visit in spring below.
Aries — Big Bend National Park, Texas, US
Being a cardinal fire sign, and the first in the astrological year, dear Aries, you certainly like to take the lead. You’re a bold pioneer and so places that are relatively untouched (meaning you get to feel like you’re exploring them first), are right up your street. That’s why the magnificent Big Bend National Park in Marfa, Texas, is perfect for you. With almost 802,000 acres of land, including the entire Chisos mountain range and a large portion of the Chihuahuan Desert, you’ll feel like you’re exploring uncharted territory. Its southern border is the flowing Rio Grande, with Mexico on the other side, allowing you to kayak between cliffs that rise up to 1,500 feet — what’s more pioneering than that.
Taurus — Tuscany, Italy
As a fixed earth sign, you’re the most stable of all, Taurus. Being submerged by nature where you can relax and soak it all in, as well as being pampered and indulging in your well-deserved vacation time (you are ruled by Venus after all), is just what you need. This makes Italy the perfect destination for you, it’s got beautiful Mediterranean nature, all the fine art and culture your heart could desire world-renowned designer goods, and some of the best cuisine on the planet. You can relish in all the delicious food your senses can handle while sipping on Tuscany’s finest wines, heaven.
Gemini — Singapore, Singapore
Being mutable air, dear Gemini makes you the most expressive and lightweight of all the zodiac signs. Sitting still is simply not an option for you. You like to be interactive and engaged in your surroundings, traveling in groups suits you well, as does the effervescence of a city break. Singapore has everything you need to keep you entertained- world famous street food scenes, architecture, cultural events, shopping, art, and more. Plus, English is one of the four official languages so you’ll be able to converse to your heart’s delight.
Cancer — Bartlett, New Hampshire, US
The first of the water signs, being near this liquid life-giver can be very healing for you little crab. As a cardinal sign, you also like to be in control of the reins and make plans, based on how you’re feeling in the moment if possible. There are plenty of wholesome options in the state for you to decide on, from beach to mountain — for water locations, Lucy’s Brook in Bartlett is particularly picturesque. It features a series of small pools and cascades all with easy accessibility making it extra family-friendly, which is a bonus for you.
Leo — Canggu, Bali
As a fixed fire sign ruled by the sun, your energy knows no bounds, dear lion! Warm, sunny locations are prime for you, where you can laze about and soak up all the rays like your regal feline symbol. It’s also important for you to have plenty to do though, and in style, that’s what makes Canggu such a great travel destination for you. You can cruise around to all the uber Instagrammable cafes, snapping away like the natural influencer that you are while also enjoying a summer beach vibe that never ends. The cliffs and crystal waters of Uluwatu are just a stone’s throw away, as well as the spiritual jungles of Ubud when you need a refresh.
Virgo — The Palouse, Washington, US
Being a mutable earth sign, you enjoy nature and variety. A nurturing environment paired with a diverse schedule suits you well. Being the archetype of the healer, wellness retreats are also especially good for you. Particularly if your ruling planet, Mercury, has been causing you to go down one too many rabbit holes, dear Virgo. The Palouse makes the perfect zodiac travel destination for you because its rolling, verdant pastures are relaxing just to look at. Featuring sublime biking and hiking trails, as well as rivers and waterfalls — there’s every type of nature you could desire to soothe any frayed nerves.
Libra — Savannah, Georgia, US
One of the most important things for you, dear Libra, is to have a good travel companion — no solo zodiac travel for you. As an air sign you also need a variety of things to keep you engaged, and as a cardinal sign you do like to take the lead, as long as everyone is on board and you don’t have to decide between two options. Known as the lover of the zodiac, ruled by Venus, it’s important for you to choose a beautiful, serene location with an equally stunning hotel. That’s what makes Savanna ideal for you. Its charming avenues, historic squares, picturesque homes, and whimsical moss-covered trees make for the most romantic scenery possible.
Scorpio — Ojai, California, US
A fixed water sign, you like your vacations to have some depth and substance to them, little scorpion. Getting immersed in the landscape and spending time in rejuvenating solitude is ideal for your famously private sign. Ojai makes the perfect zodiac travel destination for you because you can flex your spiritual muscle and escape from the noise for a while. Known as a “calming” energy vortex, set in a valley in the Topatopa Mountains, the city has a village-like center dotted with art galleries and all the New Age shops you need to keep your mystic interest piqued.
Sagittarius — Big Sur, California, US
As a mutable fire sign, dear archer, you’ve certainly got energy to burn. Long-distance zodiac travel and an adventurous road trip are just your thing. You likely have a bucket list as long as your arm already, but might we suggest adding Big Sur to it if it’s not there already? This dream destination has everything your wandering heart could desire — featuring the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in the continental US, allowing you to go opt for a favorite pastime of yours — road trips. You can hike the trails at Los Padres National Forest or Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and visit the beach there too, finishing off with the stunning Keyhole Arch at sunset.
Capricorn — Stowe, Vermont, US
The cardinal earth sign known as the CEO of the zodiac, you take your vacationing seriously — because you’ve earned it Capricorn. As a symbol of the mountain goat, Stowe in Vermont is the perfect destination for you because of its postcard beauty and snow-capped mountains allowing you to work hard and play hard, as well as symbolically and physically climb to the top of your mountain. If the weather is good the hiking trails are breathtaking, as are spring colors, and Ben & Jerry’s is based there where they do factory tours almost all year round, yum!
Aquarius — Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska, US
Known as the alternative individual of the zodiac, you prefer your vacation destinations to be a little bit unusual and have something unique about them. Group holidays aren’t your thing, and in fact — the more isolated the better. Enter: Alaska. This zodiac travel destination allows you to get off the beaten track with ease and explore beautiful hiking trails or have overnight camping adventures. You can also go fishing, mountain biking, and kayaking. Finish off your visit with a trip to Natural Rock Face where the landscape has been naturally carved into this unique formation.
Pisces — Everglades, Florida, US
As the final sign of the zodiac, you’re known as the most ethereal. Being mutable water, you absorb and adapt to the energy of your surroundings. This makes where you go and the people you go with very important for you little fish. Being near water will always be calming for you, that’s why Everglades National Park is one of the top travel destinations for you because you can canoe or kayak through cypress forests, mangrove tunnels and marshy estuaries dotted with alligators, fish, and birds — ticking all the aquatic boxes.