What are the best places to visit in April (which falls somewhere between seasons), making trip planning somewhat difficult? Depending on where you hail from, your April could be filled with warmer weather or frequent showers, but planning a trip to the right destination means that unpleasant weather will be the least of your worries.
1. U.S Virgin Islands
The hurricane season aside, April is one of the best months to visit the Virgin Islands. Explore white-sand beaches, enjoy world-class water sports, and enjoy the local flavors of conch fritters and rum! Peak season is over by April, but the streets of St Thomas fill for the Carnival at this time of the year.
2. Kyoto, Japan
Filled with endless history and countless shrines and temples, Kyoto, Japan is a must visit during April. The city beautifies during this month as the country’s famed cherry blossoms blanket the landscape in light shades of pink.
3. Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is one of the cheapest places to travel to during the month of April, with some of the lowest season rates. Also during this month, you can experience the seasonal reopening of one of Europe’s oldest and most charming amusement parks, Tivoli Gardens.
4. Casablanca, Morocco
April and May are filled with much more pleasant temperatures in Morocco, and while the city of Casablanca may not have the glamorous reputation its sister cities, it is still well-known for its charm, colonial architecture, Grand Hassan II Mosque, and beautiful location along the coast.
5. Chengdu, China
Chengdu is well known for its artistic and cultural scene, but more importantly, people come here to see the famed Chinese pandas. In April, the weather warms up, which makes outdoor exploring all the more pleasurable.
6. The Netherlands
April means spring has arrived! The Netherlands fills with rich colors of freshly bloomed tulip bulbs that stretch as far as the eye can see. April is peak tulip season, so there’s no better time to road trip through the countryside. Visit the Keukenhof to see blankets of tulips and be sure to stay for King’s Day, a national holiday in April honoring the monarchy where everything fills with all things orange.
This beautiful South East Asian city-state is known as one of the greatest food destinations in the world! From March to April, the World Gourmet Summit takes place, which showcases some of the best dishes the city has to offer.
Croatia is famous for the wine festivals held in April, which sees over 100 local winemakers showcasing their specialty wines. It’s also the time for the famous Dubrovnik half marathon in which more than a thousand people race through the medieval stone towns and mystic forests.
Australia is well known for its food festivals at this time of the year with the all famous “Tasting Australia” festival being held in Adelaide. It’s also one of the best times to visit with wine harvests still place, making an evening at a vineyard pure magic.
10. Lima, Peru
April is one of the best times to visit Peru as temperatures are warm and still bearable, with virtually no chance of rain. It’s also the perfect time for low prices and fewer crowds, as the off-peak season has just begun.
11. Boracay, Philippines
The Philippines is one of the best destinations to visit if you are looking for a relaxing tropical beach holiday. While temperatures do start to heat up at this time of year, sweltering hot temperatures don’t hit until late May. Being off-peak season, you can also get some pretty nice deals on fancy hotels overlooking the ocean.
12. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is known as one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and with good reason! Filled with beautiful beaches, temples, markets, caves, and waterfalls, you’ll be spoiled for choice here. April is also the first month that is not so rainy in Bali, making it one of the perfect months to visit. Hotel prices are at an all-time low, and popular tourist spots are not as jam-packed.
While Paris is great at any time of the year, Paris in the springtime is purely magical! The city warms up and the trees are in blossom, creating the perfect outdoor atmosphere. Outdoor activities start to slowly come back, and museums begin launching famous exhibitions that run all through to the summer.
Cuba is a perfect option for a destination that offers some of the best weather! While still being pretty dry, it’s also not too hot, making those long sunny days perfect for exploring. The waters of the famous Caribbean current are perfect for water activities or just wading into the ocean.
With practically no rain for most of the year, Namibia is a beautiful place to visit, more so in April when temperatures are moderately warm. Wander along the Skeleton Coast or through the famous Namib Desert.