The weather is finally easing! It's an opportunity to get a new look at the end of winter thanks to a short trip to Europe or the other side of the world. But where to go in April? Here are a few ideas for escapades that should help you get back in shape and take your mind off things
Where to go in April for sunbathing?
To enjoy the sun at the right price, we recommend Tunisia, only 2 hours flight from Paris! We particularly recommend Port el Kantaoui for its fine sandy beaches and emerald waters. The seaside resort has a large number of all-inclusive hotels with an interesting quality/price ratio. In the evening, you are free to go out and party in Port el Kantaoui, listening to live music at Golf Brau for example, or to stay at your resort to enjoy the nightly entertainment.
For cheap sunbathing, the Costa Brava is also a good idea in April. Situated on the north-eastern coast of Catalonia, this region boasts beautiful beaches, some of which have nothing to envy the Caribbean. In Sant Antoni de Calonge, you will find a succession of coves with crystal-clear waters, including the beautiful Cala del Forn, and in Tamariu, the large golden sand beach is divine. But other equally beautiful beaches await you on the Costa Brava in April. It's a little early to go swimming, but those who are not afraid of the cold won't hesitate.
In the south of Europe, Crete is also a great destination to enjoy the sun at low prices. And in April, the beaches are much quieter than in summer. The crystal clear lagoons, endless rows of olive trees, stretches of golden sand splashed with turquoise waters, and authentic Cretan villages with charming narrow streets. And if you add to this the delicious and legendary Cretan cuisine, you will simply be in paradise!
Where to go in April to discover the great outdoors?
In the Mediterranean, Sardinia, with its varied relief between magnificent coasts, cliffs and dream beaches, is an ideal island for hiking, especially in April, because in spring it is not yet too hot to walk. Between mountains, canyons, and picturesque villages, you shouldn't get bored for a moment. We particularly recommend the hike through the Gola di Gorropu, in Urzulei. It is one of the largest canyons in Europe and one of the most impressive too. And the good news is that even beginners will have no trouble doing it.
On the edge of the East, Jordan will fascinate history and open spaces enthusiasts and, in April, the weather conditions are ideal. Among the sites to be discovered during a hike, the splendid necropolis of Petra, one of the greatest trading cities of antiquity, is not to be missed. In the desert of Wadi Rum, you can also walk in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia to the Red Sea.
In Asia, Burma is another destination that will appeal to tourists who love wide open spaces and history. They can, for example, fly over Bagan, a huge archaeological site with a multitude of Buddhist temples in the heart of the savannah. Sailing on Lake Inle to discover its floating villages is another of the country's flagship attractions not to be missed.
Where to go in April for a city trip to decompress?
For a cultural bath while enjoying the sun, Bilbao is the city of the Basque Country to be privileged, mainly because of its ultra-design museum, the famous Guggenheim. Between the permanent and temporary exhibitions, there is something for everyone. Bilbao also cultivates a beautiful art of living between pintxos bars in every corner of the city, bodegas to taste the best wines of the North and very good restaurants, among the best in Spain.
To get off the beaten track and stay up to date, we also recommend a stay in Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second largest city after Sofia and European Capital of Culture in 2019. In April, the weather is generally sunny and you will enjoy discovering the rich heritage of this city, which is one of the oldest in Europe. Located on the plain of Thrace and founded in 341 BC, it stretches over seven hills along a river and has been shaped by many civilizations (Romans, Celts, Turks, Slavs...).
But music lovers and lovers of good live music will probably prefer to cross the Atlantic and go to New Orleans for the New Orleans Jazz & heritage Festival - from April 23rd to May 3rd, 2020. The whole city will live to the rhythm of music and concerts. All musical genres are on the program: blues, R'n'B, gospel, Cajun, country... And of course, jazz!
Where to go in April with your family?
France is in full bloom as spring sets in. Although the weather conditions are not always suitable on the continent, it is the right time to consider a family holiday.
Before the start of the high season, tourism professionals offer all-inclusive stays for the benefit of households.
Take your family to Corsica to enjoy milder temperatures during the April holidays. For adventures in the heart of nature, visit the turtle village of Cupulatta. Sail to discover the Lavezzi Islands or Carvallo Island. Petit Futé has also shared with you its 10 favourite villages in Corsica. Choosing the island of beauty for your next holiday is the assurance of discovering one of the wonders of the Mediterranean basin.
Another destination for your trip in April, Tuscany opens its doors to you to enjoy its mild spring. Imagine a bike ride with your small group to visit cities like Lucca to discover historical sites.
Thanks to the reduced number of visitors, you can take the time to marvel at the curious Tower of Pisa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Finally, we couldn't start April without mentioning Easter. If you would like to know more about the different ways we celebrate Easter around the world, check out our article Where to spend Easter holidays around the world.
Check out our article where to go in May, for more travel ideas!
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