The best places to travel in April take you away from crowds, but put you in the heart of some of the best destinations in the world. April is green season for many of our favorite places, and the weather in these destinations is ideal for exploring and experiencing different cultures around the world. Read on and get inspired to plan your own curated journey in April.
The valleys are full of rhododendrons and other blossoming flowers only adding to Bhutan’s blissful mystique. We suggest going on a journey to this kingdom paired with Nepal.
Wildflowers add a dash of color in the valleys when the weather is warm, but still refreshingly cool in the evenings. Imagine Jerash and Petra livened up further with pretty petals.
At the start of the year, Madagascar sees heavy rains, but by April, most of the storms have cleared. Lemurs and reptiles emerge to enjoy the sunshine and countryside. In addition to turning the country lush and green, the rains cool it off slightly, making it an ideal time to take a Madagascar safari.
All aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian luxury train taking you on a journey across the Emerald Isle. Visit Cork, Waterford, Belfast, Galway, and Killarney. Spring is also the perfect time for an Irish golfing trip. Why not combine the Grand Hibernian’s many golf stops with an exclusive tee time at one of Ireland’s iconic greens before or after your captivating journey by train?
Copenhagen’s busy season typically begins in May. By visiting in April, travelers can take advantage of this small but delightful Scandinavian city at its full potential. Hotel rates are low, streets are less crowded, and the dark, cold days have passed.
If you want to go on a classic luxury safari in the spring, Botswana is one of the best places to travel in April. It’s just before peak tourism season, which means the game viewing is at its best, yet human traffic is light. The seasons are transitioning between hot, rainy summer to the pleasant days of winter, with clear skies and cool nights. April is perfect for early morning game drives and tales of the day’s sightings around the campfire at night.
Travel to the enchanting land of the Berbers and ancient cities in April when the hillsides are blooming with almond blossom. It’s a great time to explore the colorful cities, mountains, and desert, or simply sip mint tea and people-watch from a cafe. Our 12-day journey to Morocco explores the ancient culture in both the city and the desert, with stays at Morocco’s most decadent accommodations.
April is when the real “arctic” feeling occurs in the Arctic Circle. From the Lofoten Islands to the Svalbard islands, the region’s endless vistas and icy magic are at their most heightened during this time. We recommend exploring the national parks and nature reserves of the region with a private guide in search of the area’s many land and marine animals. Look for long haired reindeer, foxes, seals, walrus colonies, and more than 2,500 polar bears who make their appearance around this time.
Ring in Songkran-the Thai New Year, during the world’s largest water fight as the locals take to the streets with water guns and buckets of water in celebration. The act of throwing and sprinkling of water originates from the ritual of cleaning the images of Buddha with blessed water. Soaking others is a sign of respect and hope of good fortune, so join in and get wet!
It’s the end of the dry season and warmer weather makes it an ideal time for water sports enthusiasts who will enjoy the calm seas. Slip on a snorkel to discover some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful aquatic life thriving in the crystal clear waters. Our Island Honeymoon Escape can be customized so that you can experience one of the world’s untouched paradises.
This is one of the best months to travel to Cuba when the crowds are thinner. The weather is pretty dry, not too hot, and days are long and sunny. Read up on the advantages of traveling with us under the new regulations and be sure to have a look at our Private Tailor Made Cuba itinerary to see what types of life-changing moments you will have on this Caribbean island with Ker & Downey.