Travel Calendar: April’s Must Visit Destinations

April is one of those in between seasons which can make planning a wanderlust-filled vacation a little difficult. Some places may be filled with endless sunshine, others with sporadic rainfall. While it is an odd time of year to travel, many do so because of the reasonable prices. Planning a trip to the right destination means that despite the weather you’ll still be able to explore and wander around some adventurous locations.  

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U.S Virgin Islands

With the hurricane season aside, April is one of the best months to visit the white sandy beaches of the Virgin Islands. Enjoy world-class water sports and delicious local flavors of conch fritters and Cruzan rum!

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Kyoto, Japan

Filled with endless history and countless shrines and temples, Japan is a must visit during April. The city of Kyoto is particularly beautiful at this time of year as the famous cherry blossoms blanket the surrounding landscape in light shades of pretty pink.

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Casablanca, Morocco

While the city of Casablanca may not have the most glamorous reputation as its sister cities, it is still well-known for its charm, colonial architecture and beautiful location along the coast. Temperatures are much more pleasant at this time of year too.

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The Netherlands

April means spring has arrived in The Netherlands! Filled with rich colors of freshly blooming tulips that stretch as far as the eye can see, there really is no better time to road trip through the countryside! Visit the Keukenhof to see blankets of tulips and be sure to stay for King’s Day, a national holiday in April honoring the monarchy where everything fills with all things orange.

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Croatia

Croatia is famous for its April wine festival which sees over 100 local winemakers showcasing their specialty wines! It’s also the time for the famous Dubrovnik half marathon in which more than a thousand people race through the medieval stone towns and mystic forests.

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Peru

April is one of the best times to visit Peru as temperatures are warm and still bearable, with virtually no chance of rain. It’s also the perfect time for low prices and less crowds as the off-peak season has just begun.

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Boracay

The Philippines is one of the best destinations to visit if you are looking for a relaxing tropical beach holiday. While temperatures do start to heat up at this time of year, sweltering hot temperatures don’t hit until late May. Since its also off-peak season, you can also get some pretty nice deals on fancy hotels overlooking the ocean.

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Bali

Bali is known as one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and with good reason too. Filled with beautiful beaches, temples, markets, caves and waterfalls, you’ll be spoilt for choice. April is also the first month of the year that is not so rainy in Bali, making it one of the perfect months to visit. Hotel prices are at an all-time low and popular tourist spots are not as jam packed.

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Paris

While Paris is great at any time of the year, the springtime is purely magical! The city warms up and the trees are in blossom creating the perfect outdoor atmosphere for whimsical exploring!

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Namibia

With practically no rain for most of the year, Namibia is a beautiful place to visit, more so in April when temperatures are moderately warm. Wander along the Skeleton Coast or through the famous Namib Desert and take in some truly beautiful African views.

 

 

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Hi World! I'm Shal - an environmental microbiologist, writer, teacher and artist from Durban, South Africa. I've spent the last two years traveling and teaching Chemistry and English to young kids in Asia. Life of Shal was founded as a way to share travel experiences, tips and other worldly magic with you! Join me on my journey!

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