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17 Best Places to Travel in April

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April is a fantastic month to explore the different corners of the world, no matter which hemisphere you want to discover.

Whether on a secluded island or during a food tour, looking for lions in the wild or visiting ancient hidden temples, every trip in April brings new opportunities to view the world. Understanding the variety of destinations you can visit in April can connect you to adventure, a remote island getaway, or a unique experience overlooked by other travelers.

Your preferences will guide your destination as you explore your travel style, needs, and tastes. Our recommendations for the 17 best places to travel in April will help you find the right destination for any type of travel experience.

Overview

  1. 1. United Kingdom
  2. 2. Ireland
  3. 3. Switzerland
  4. 4. Australia
  5. 5. Maldives
  6. 6. Japan
  7. 7. Argentina
  8. 8. Cuba
  9. 9. Bali (Indonesia)
  10. 10. Thailand
  11. 11. Vietnam
  12. 12. Cambodia
  13. 13. Bhutan
  14. 14. India
  15. 15. Nepal
  16. 16. Botswana
  17. 17. South Africa
  18. Plan Your Trip for April

1. United Kingdom

Jacobite steam train going across the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland, UK

Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland

Temperatures: Low 48° F • High 55° F

Highlights: Culture, scenery, ancient ruins, museums

Other recommended travel times: March • June • September

Blossoming flowers, lush countryside, and clear sunshine in the United Kingdom during April have inspired poets and playwrights. The United Kingdom is a true pleasure to discover, with diverse scenery and rich heritage spanning England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Whether Stonehenge or the Highlands, London or the Gower Peninsula, the Giant’s Causeway or the Cotswolds, castles to villages, the UK celebrates its preserved past with luxurious modernity.

Learn more: United Kingdom Tours

2. Ireland

Kylemore Abbey in Connemara Count, Ireland

Kylemore Abbey in Connemara Count, Ireland

Temperatures: Low 41° F • High 51° F

Highlights: Culture, scenery, ancient ruins, museums

Other recommended travel times: March • May

April in Ireland is dynamic, with spring truly putting the lushness back into the scenery of the Emerald Isle. Ireland quickly enchants you with promises of myths and songs of overcoming past troubles.

Contemporary charms grow out of ancient histories and feed into the rhythmic ambiance of towns across the country. Ireland is a priceless wonder that invites you in with ineffable and authentic beauty.

Learn more: Ireland ToursIreland Travel Guide

3. Switzerland

Deck covered in flowers on a lake in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Lucerne, Switzerland

Temperatures: Low 48° F • High 59° F

Highlights: Culture, scenery, museums, historical towns, snow sports, horseback riding

Other recommended travel times: January • June

Switzerland in April exudes storybook charm and alpine greenery without the excess of summer crowds. While still embodying the essential delights of chocolates, clocks, and hiking trails, Switzerland is home to an urban edge mixed with preserved historical charisma.

Alpine traditions resonate in the countryside, and avant-garde aesthetics reflect contemporary city neighborhoods in innovative ways revealing Switzerland’s delightful and intriguing balance within an alluring setting.

Learn more: Switzerland Tours & VacationsSwitzerland Travel Guide

4. Australia

Opera House and Harbor Bridge in Sydney Australia

Opera House in Sydney, Australia

Temperatures: Low 59° F • High 74° F

Highlights: Hot weather, culture, water sports, scenery, Great Barrier Reef, beaches

Other recommended travel times: January • February • March • October • November • December

The Land Down Under sings with ancient life and contemporary excitement, sacred legends, and spectacular opportunities in April, the Southern Hemisphere’s autumn.

Australia is a land of marvelous contrasts with vibrant multicultural cities and pearlescent beaches set beside lively rainforest or arid red desert.

The famous Outback, renowned Great Barrier Reef, delightful wildlife, and exceptional surprises make Australia endlessly fascinating and a continual adventure.

Learn more: Australia Tours & VacationsAustralia Travel Guide

5. Maldives

Over water villas at Anantara Kihavah Maldives in the Baa Atoll

Baa Atoll, Maldives

Temperatures: Low 81° F • High 85° F

Highlights: Warm weather, marine life, culture, beaches, villages

Other recommended travel times: March • December

The Maldives is the image of paradisiacal perfection. Straddling the equator, April offers the perfect blend of warm days under the blanketing sunlight and satisfying nights beneath the expansive starlight.

Unparalleled luxury, snow-white beaches, and underwater surprises make the Maldives in April the ultimate tropical destination for the experience of a lifetime.

Learn more: Maldives Tours & Vacations Maldives Travel Guide

6. Japan

Himeji castle with blooming cherry blossom trees in Japan

Himeji Castle in Himeji, Japan

Temperatures: Low 57° F • High 40° F

Highlights: Cherry blossoms, culture, temples, villages, cuisine

Other recommended travel times: March • May • October • November

Japan in April erupts with beauty and surprising exuberance as the cherry blossoms bloom. Japan is an endless contrast of tradition and modernity, blending the past with the future.

Beyond the colorful trees, Japan feels timeless in its effortless fusion of traditional and modern life. Whether sampling delicious cuisine, experiencing the celebrated landscapes or discovering ancient temples, Japan feels endlessly rich and naturally memorable.

Learn more: Japan ToursJapan Travel Guide

7. Argentina

El Circuito Chico in Bariloche, Argentina

Nahuel Huapi Lake in Bariloche, Argentina

Temperatures: Low 59° F • High 72° F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, hiking, scenery, cycling, wine, horseback riding

Other recommended travel times: February • March • November • December

Argentina in April is a mix of urban sophistication and access to otherworldly landscapes. April offers a stunning view of the country before the Southern Hemisphere winter sets in, where you can indulge in vineyards, salt flats, valleys glowing with red rocks, and the shifting colors of Patagonia, in addition to the endless magnetism of Buenos Aires.

Learn more: Argentina ToursArgentina Travel Guide

8. Cuba

Vintage cars near the capitol in Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Temperatures: Low 64° F • High 82° F

Highlights: Warm weather, beaches, cultural cities, heritage, scenery

Other recommended travel times: March • November

Cuba is a Caribbean pearl. Captivating and mysterious, lively and historical, Cuba is a unique blend of colonial architecture, classic cars, and superb scenery.

April is warm, sunny, and comparably dry for the tropical island accentuating the dazzling sands along the coast and the emerald jungle terrain blanketing the island’s heart.

Majesty stems from the preserved cities and emphatic folklore that make the island’s vivacity tangible.

Learn more: Cuba Tours

9. Bali (Indonesia)

Bali Tour of Beraban Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot in Bali, Indonesia

Temperatures: Low 73° F • High 80° F

Highlights: Warm weather, ancient temples, culture, beaches, villages

Other recommended travel times: November

Bali evokes paradise and tropical perfection. April marks the beginning of the dry season bringing with it lush highlands, blossoming lowlands, and crystal-clear waters.

Diverse cultures create layers of distinctive experiences, from temple ceremonies to shadow puppet theater. From surfing to snorkeling, pristine beaches to precipice volcanic peaks, Bali has an undefinable and enchanting spirit in April.

Learn more: Bali ToursSoutheast Asia Tours

10. Thailand

Summer day at Silver beach on Koh Samui island in Thailand

Silver Beach in Ko Samui, Thailand

Temperatures: Low 80° F • High 95° F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, wildlife, beaches, water sports, museums, cuisine

Other recommended travel times: January • March • May • November • December

Thailand is a treasure of Southeast Asia, with beaches shimmering like pearls and forests dazzling like emeralds in April. Beyond the natural beauty, the culture embraces ancient history while speaking to the modern world's fast pace.

From mouthwatering cuisine to tempting islands, glittering temples, to exceptional marine life, Thailand in April offers warm days, pleasant evenings, and endless opportunities for relaxation and discovery.

Learn more: Thailand Tours & VacationsThailand Travel Guide

11. Vietnam

Row boat on Yen Stream with water lilies in Hanoi, Vietnam

Yen Stream in Hanoi, Vietnam

Temperatures: Low 76° F • High 93° F

Highlights: Warm weather, ancient ruins, culture, beaches, cuisine, villages

Other recommended travel times: January • March • November

Vietnam’s astounding natural beauty emerges in April and accentuates the fascinating heritage and contemporary culture.

Vietnam boasts enchanting rural panoramas and enticing culinary delights, indescribable sea karsts and exceptional paddy fields.

With bustling cities, hill-tribe villages, and natural grandeur, Vietnam is exceptionally compelling and undeniably diverse.

Learn more: Vietnam Tours & VacationsVietnam Travel Guide

12. Cambodia

Monk at Banteay Kdei Temple in Angkor Archeological Park in Seim Reap, Cambodia

Banteay Kdei Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Temperatures: Low 74° F • High 91° F

Highlights: Warm weather, wildlife, culture, beaches, ancient ruins, villages

Other recommended travel times: February • November • December

Cambodia is ancient and alluring. April touches the edge of the dry season when the weather is warm, and the skies are blue.

From wandering the temples of Angkor to lounging on white-sand beaches, searching for freshwater dolphins, or embracing authentic adventure, Cambodia embodies perseverance and affection matched by very few places on earth.

Learn more: Cambodia Tours

13. Bhutan

Paro Taktsang, Tiger's Nest Monastery, in Bhutan

Paro Taktsang in Bhutan

Temperatures: Low 5° F • High 73° F

Highlights: Culture, temples, villages, museums, hiking

Other recommended travel times: March • December

Bhutan in April shines with color. The Himalayas' spirit glows brightest with sunny days and pleasant nights, verdant trees, and blossoming flowers.

The sheer mystique and majesty emerge from delicious cuisine, hospitable ambiance, and the blend between historic culture and modern life.

Bhutan embraces a position of its own standing unlike anywhere else in the world as a surprising paradise among the mountains.

Learn more: Bhutan Tours 

14. India

Taj Majal in Agra, India

Taj Majal in Agra, India

Temperatures: Low 84° F • High 95° F

Highlights: Warm weather, wildlife, culture, history, art

Other recommended travel times: January • February • March • May • September • October

A wealth of heritage, a treasure trove of culture, and a dynamic world in which tradition and modernity collide, India is a country unlike anywhere you could ever imagine. In April, the country has shed its winter coat, revealing endless color.

From canals in the south to blossoming royal gardens in the north, ancient sacred temples to renowned architectural wonders, Apri brings to light India’s boundlessness.

Learn more: India Tours & VacationsIndia Travel Guide

15. Nepal

Tibetan Flags at Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal

Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal

Temperatures: Low 55° F • High 84° F

Highlights: Wildlife, culture, temples, villages, hiking

Other recommended travel times: August • September • October

From the mountain peaks to the plains, Nepal in April offers you access to colorful rhododendron forests and clear blue skies. Nepal is known for its treks and trails leading to golden temples and secluded summits.

Beyond the isolated mountains, Nepal also immerses you in untouched scenery, charming villages, and untamed jungle wilderness that accentuates diversity and embraces authenticity across the country.

Learn more: Nepal Tours Nepal & India Tours

16. Botswana

Leopard sitting in tree at Mombo Camp on a Botswana Safari.

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Temperatures: Low 55° F • High 82° F

Highlights: Warm weather, wildlife, culture, scenery, seclusion

Other recommended travel times: August • October

Botswana in April is a postcard of the perfect African safari coupled with the comforts of a luxurious getaway.

Warm days, cool nights, afternoon showers, and rambunctious wildlife create the ultimate safari experience and reveal why Botswana is such a classic destination for wildlife excursions.

The abundant sky, enchanting nature, and the feeling of exclusivity make April in Botswana an unparalleled experience.

Learn more: Botswana SafarisBotswana Safari Travel Guide

17. South Africa

Playful leopard seen on a Safari in South Africa.

South Africa

Temperatures: Low 57° F • High 81° F

Highlights: Warm weather, water sports, wildlife, culture, beaches, scenery

Other recommended travel times: January • February • March • May • June • August • September

South Africa is a wonderland of wildlife and coastline, golden savannah and open gorges, cultural diversity, and marine sanctuaries.

April marks autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and creates two distinctive seasons between the north and south, with cool rains over the capes and warm days across the upper coasts.

Whether looking for black-maned lions or dramatic mountains, coral reefs, or surf breaks, South Africa embraces its astounding variety.

Learn more: South Africa SafarisSouth Africa Travel Guide

Plan Your Trip for April

Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

April is the heart of spring or the center of fall around the world making it a fantastic month to travel. With endless possible activities and captivating scenery, you can easily find your perfect trip.

From heritage tours to relaxing on the beach, an unforgettable African safari to incredible trekking, April is a time to discover a trip customized to your specific interests.

Zicasso’s Guide to the Best Places to Visit by Month has more information on ways to find your best destination based on the time of year.

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