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Where To Go On Holiday During Spring: Top 10 Destinations

If you’re planning a spring getaway for the new year but need some inspiration for your next travel destination, then look no further! April is the ideal month for a break as a lot of destinations are less crowded, cheaper and the Easter school holidays offer a great opportunity for families to escape. If sightseeing and exploring are your thing, then April also offers plenty of festivals and events to get stuck in to…


April in Thailand offers warm average temperatures and is relatively dry, ideal for sightseeing and exploring. April also brings a five-day public holiday, Songkran, where cities essentially turn into one giant, good-natured water fight, with locals and tourists alike. One of the more enthusiastic places to embrace Songkran is Chiang Mai. If you’re looking for a more relaxing approach, try an island visit – perhaps enjoy a quiet stay in a luxurious villa with an infinity pool?

Wendy Wu Thailand Highlights

Intrepid Cruising the Thai Islands

Club Med Phuket

Kuoni Rockys Boutique Resort

The Netherlands

The Netherlands turns orange on April 27th for Kings Day, which marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander. It is renowned for being one of the biggest and most colourful festivities in the Netherlands. April is also peak season for tulips, with more than 7 million flower bulbs in bloom at the Keukenhof in Lisse. Although the weather in Spring may be quite cold, the Netherlands offers a warming atmosphere and plenty of colour.

Saga Springtime in Holland

Great Rail Springtime Tulips Cruise

Viking River Cruises Tulips & Windmills


April is peak cherry blossom season in Japan. It has become an extraordinarily significant event, with first-bloom forecasts from around the end of March in Tokyo, to early April elsewhere in Japan. It could be said that this is Japan at its most picturesque, with parks in bloom and ancient castles framed by beautiful flowers. The warm weather at this time of year makes it ideal for sightseeing and exploring.

Great Rail Discovering Japan

Saga Flowers and Festivals of Japan

Wendy Wu Discover Japan


Morocco does experience seasonal weather and April is a fantastic month for sightseeing in its exotic cities. It’s warm and dry with plenty of sunshine. As well as the famous Marrakech, there’s the coastal town of Essaouira and the captivating city of Fes further north to explore and experience. If you’re looking for something more relaxing, Morocco also offer plenty of luxurious beach retreats. 

Club Med Marrakech La Palmeraie

Club Med Agadir

Intrepid Best of Morocco

Cox & Kings Moroccan Explorer


If you’re looking for an impressive destination without the crowds, visiting southern Vietnam can be a great option in April. Whilst the north would be heading towards its hot, wet summer you can still enjoy plenty of dry days in the south. If you’re looking for a beach getaway, the beaches in the centre or south of the country are still at their very best with plenty of clear dry days.

Wendy Wu Cambodia and Vietnam Revealed

Wendy Wu Mekong Explorer

Cox & Kings Spirit of Vietnam

Explore! Family Discover Vietnam


April happens to offer some of the best weather conditions: dry with warm to moderate temperatures and abundant greenery. The scenery is beautiful and there’s plenty of opportunities for wildlife spotting, including migratory bird species and newborn animals. As it’s not yet the peak dry season, prices are more affordable.

Cox & Kings Ultimate Namibia

Cox & Kings Namibia – Untouched Wilderness

Saga The Land of Kilimanjaro

The Galapagos

The weather in the Galapagos Islands in April is ideal, warm with plenty of sunshine and low levels of rainfall. This makes it ideal for any sightseeing or activities. April is also a perfect time for snorkellers as the water becomes clearer with great visibility allowing for observing the sea life below. You’ll get to experience picturesque green beauty of spring as the highlands blossom and grow. Perfect for taking landscape photography or simply taking it all in for yourself.

Tauck Galapagos Wildlife Wonderland Cruise (Family Adventure)

Travelsphere Galapagos Island Hopping

Cox & Kings Peru & Galapagos


In April, weather conditions in Portugal vary between regions. But typically, the average temperatures you’ll face in April can be between 13°C and 20°C. The Algarve in the south will be full of blooming wildflowers and the landscapes are beautiful, so this makes an ideal time to go hiking. Another exciting option is Lisbon, which is ideal for a spring weekend break away.

Back Roads Touring Discover Portugal

Insight Vacations Amazing Spain And Portugal

Headwater Marvels Of Madeira Walk


Temperatures in the spring months are mild in Turkey, ideal for both sightseeing and beach breaks. April is also peak tulip season, with the parks and gardens of Istanbul bursting with colour. Along the Mediterranean coast, most popular resorts will be preparing for the busy summer season so you can avoid the crowds and still enjoy decent weather.

Simpson Travel Kalkan Regency

Cox & Kings Classical Turkey

Club Med Palmiye Hotel

Travelsphere Treasures Of Turkey

Costa Rica

April is towards the end of the dry season in Costa Rica. The weather is warm and humid, with plenty of sun in the Central Mountains and along most of the Pacific Coast, making it ideal for a tropical beach break.

Collette Costa Rica a World of Nature

Cox & Kings The Natural Splendour Of Costa Rica

Explore! Family Rainforest Adventure

Wendy Wu Colours Of Costa Rica

Feeling inspired? If so, give us a call free on 0800 707 6229 & our experts will be more than delighted to organize your next adventure!

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