Best places to go on vacation in April


  • Borneo can be visited year-round - but this is the driest season, so the best time for visiting the rainforest and Mt Kinabalu.

  • We think the weather is just about perfect in Morocco - hot and sunny but not unbearable. This is a great destination for an Easter activity break with kids.

  • Costa Rica is dry and mostly sunny, so this is a great time for wildlife and activity vacations. But of course - you're still in the rainforest - so do still pack your waterproof!

  • Cuba is at its driest - while avoiding the summer rains and the winter cold.

  • Galapagos enjoys calmer seas and warmer weather - making this the best time to visit, despite the greater chance of rain. You'll also miss the busy vacation season - these islands are popular with families!

  • Flora fans can take their pick of destinations at this time of year. The aromatic orange blossom is out in Andalucia, wildflowers carpet Romania and the cherry blossom is in full bloom in most of Japan.

  • Greece, Turkey, and the southern regions of Italy, Portugal and Spain have great weather for cycling, hiking or water-based activities, and you'll avoid the summer crowds.

  • You'll catch the best of the weather in China - the north has thawed from the winter chill, while the summer heat and humidity hasn't yet kicked in in the south.

  • This is peak season for tiger safaris in India and Nepal. The climate may be unpleasantly hot, but this is the key - as the tigers have to come out in search of water.

  • It's party season in much of Asia - including New Year (songkran) in Southeast Asia, and various festivals in Bhutan and Nepal.

  • Insider tip!

    Much of Patagonia is still accessible in early April - and the penguins are starting to arrive! You'll avoid the crowds and the high prices, while still enjoying some pleasant weather.

    Migratory birds are starting to arrive in Scotland now - so this is a great time for a wildlife vacation.

    This is the best month for spotting as many species of whales as you can in the Azores.


Where NOT to go on vacation in April

  • Southern Vietnam and Burma are scorching.

  • This is peak rain in Kenya and Tanzania. Wildlife disperses, some lodges and roads in remoter areas will close, and it's a bad time to attempt to climb Mt Kilimanjaro or Mt Kenya.

  • The Amazon region of Ecuador and Peru could be flooded, causing travel disruption and more mosquitoes - as well as making wildlife harder to see. But you can still visit the Brazilian Amazon - you'll just be traveling by boat or canoe instead of on foot!

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