Best Places to Vacation in April

April brings with it the Easter break, making it an optimum time for a family getaway. For sun-loving families, we recommend heading to Costa Rica for a fun-filled family adventure or soaking up culture in Italy, perfect for skiers and city lovers.

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For adults, revel in the exclusivity of the Seychelles, or adventure in Thailand. Elsewhere, you can go in search of cherry blossoms in Japan or unique experiences in Bhutan.

No matter what type of vacation is calling to you, here are our top picks for April vacation destinations.

Where to Go for Warm Vacation Spots in April

If you’re looking to escape the April showers, and the chill that comes with it, then check out these gorgeous warm vacation spots in April. Get a mix of culture, adventure, and beach relaxation.

Sitting area in a luxury camp in Wahiba Sands
Oman

Oman is a fantastic destination for a sun-drenched escape. Visitors can spend some time exploring Oman's beautiful coastline and staying in a turtle conservation camp, before venturing into the desert for the adventure of a lifetime in an authentic Bedouin camp, complete with all the creature comforts. Muscat is especially beguiling at this time of year as the rose terraces are in full bloom and the air is filled with a heady aroma.

Chefchaouen, Morocco
Morocco

A world away in terms of culture, Morocco is a fantastic destination to discover for a special getaway. Home to a rich and fascinating culture, spectacular desert landscapes, unique mountain terrain, and bustling cities, Morocco is a fantastic destination to spend an extended Easter vacation. The weather in Morocco is already lovely in early April, making it an ideal time to explore this fascinating country.

Thailand
Thailand

Where jungles meet lush soft sand, Thailand is renowned for island-hopping and sumptuous beach stays that will have your stresses slipping away. After a stop in buzzy Bangkok, check out Koh Samui on the east coast and explore their quaint fishing villages and easy beaches, perfect for families. Or, for something more active, head to the west coast for snorkeling, diving, and towering limestone cliffs. Thailand is also the perfect destination if you want to country-hop to Vietnam and Cambodia.

Best Places to Visit in April in Europe

While Europe has yet to hit its summer heat stride, there are a few places in April that start to warm up before the rest of the continent, becoming the best vacation spots in April. This is also a fantastic time to take advantage of the slopes before the end of the season.

Skiing
France

The French Alps are where we started out all those years ago and skiing certainly has a special place in our hearts. That feeling you get as you carve your first turns through fresh snow. The first of the long, lazy lunches up the mountain and the buzz as you whizz down that last run of the day. We just love every part of it. The ski season runs from December to April, and you can’t really go wrong whenever you go, but April in the Alps is great for those looking to make use of the Easter break.

Path through wildflowers at sunset in Cyprus
Cyprus

Cyprus starts to get warmer before the rest of the Mediterranean Sea so it's an excellent option for those who can't wait to get some April sun. This sunny island gets very busy over summer so its best-loved sights are often heaving, going in April means you get these sights to yourself and can explore more. Cyprus' Besparmak Mountains are also alive with wildflowers at this time of the year so hiking is especially beautiful

Best Family Vacations in April

Knowing the best family vacation spots in April is our specialty. From the close reaches of Central America to the stunning coast of the Mediterranean, here are the top family destinations in April.

Italy

While the Alps offer a classic family ski vacation, we also recommend heading to the Dolomites, with its large variety of slopes, making it ideal for all travelers, and distinct regional flair. A unique blend of German and Italian culture, visiting the Dolomites doesn’t just give you an incredible ski trip, it’s a completely new way to experience Italy with its own cuisine, traditional clothing, and dialect. Not to mention, the Dolomites are near Venice and Verona, making for a truly culture-filled trip.

Groups rafting on the Pacuare River
Costa Rica

Embrace adventure this April with a family trip to Costa Rica. Not too far away, and perfect for all travelers, Costa Rica is awash with tropical delights as you traverse rainforest canopies, hike up volcanoes, arrive at your accommodation by river raft, and snorkel amongst some of the most pristine waters. Make sure to book early though to avoid disappointment, as this is one of the best places to vacation in April.

Best Beach Vacations in April for Couples

April is the perfect time to make for warm beaches ahead of the summer rush and give couples the chance to reconnect and show themselves off in the rebirth of spring. Here are the best beach vacations in April for couples.

Raja Amjat, Indonesia
Indonesia

Indonesia exudes romance. With the rainy season coming to an end, April makes Indonesia a stunning honeymoon destination, where you could easily spend two weeks doing it all here. Relax on crystal blue water and soft sandy beaches, explore ancient sites, dine on delicious cuisine, and get lost on remote islands. This warm and welcoming archipelago also boasts some of the most luxurious accommodations in the Asia Pacific.

North Island seychelles kayak
Seychelles

The Seychelles are a bit of a hidden gem, with people often passing up this destination for other Indian Ocean retreats. However, it boasts a slightly more elevated feel because of it and is an ideal pairing for a safari beach vacation, with direct flights from Africa. Be amazed at its exceptional biodiversity, dine al fresco under the stars, and lounge at hotels overlooking the entrancing beaches.

Where to Travel in April for Bucketlist Experiences

Spring is a season bursting with natural phenomena on both sides of the equator. For those looking to make a once-in-a-lifetime trip, here are our best vacation spots in April.

Bhutan, Asia
Bhutan

Culture, wellness, and nature blend beautifully in Bhutan. A land-locked Himalayan kingdom filled with dense lush forest, most of its land has been protected since the 1960s. While March, April, and May are not the warmest months, this is the best time to visit for nature lovers when the land's diverse flora is in full bloom, making hiking and nature excursions a uniquely abundant experience.

Roys Peak, New Zealand
New Zealand

Lose yourself in New Zealand’s wild matrix of tussock-clad plains, monolithic mountains, glacial lakes and endemic forests. This is an epic adventure playground where anything goes. From sailing the glistening fiords among penguins and seals, to landing on a glacier by helicopter for a champagne reception, New Zealand puts you at the heart of some of the world’s most impressive landscapes and gives you experiences you’ll never forget. The weather in New Zealand is a bit cooler by April, but beautiful autumn colors, fewer visitors and lower prices make it an appealing time to visit.

Explore the Best Places to Vacation in April with Scott Dunn

While our list is comprehensive, it’s not exhaustive, so whether it’s one of these destinations or another that’s caught your eye, get in contact with our team by using the number below, or filling out our online inquiry form, and we’ll craft the perfect April vacation for you.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday

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