Flight ticket deals April
April is the month that Europe and the USA starts beginning to warm up, and also the month where its wise to research your holiday destination well to ensure you won’t get caught in the cold seasons, hurricane and rainy seasons else where. With the evenings getting longer April is a lovely month to get away.
Flight offers for April
Portugal stretches down the west coast of Spain and lies along the Atlantic coast with long beaches dotted and busy beautiful cities, including it’s gorgeous capital Lisbon. Well known for it’s moderate temperatures it has a huge tourist industry and a favourite in terms of beaches and sunshine. Top destination The Algarve rests on it’s south coast and is famous for its many white sandy beaches along it’s 200km coastline. Temperatures are a moderate and sunny 20°c / 68°f and often warmer means its a lovely European destination for a beach holiday. Bristling with history, tradition and culture if you get a rainy day there are endless sights and attractions in this scenic destination.
And of course Madeira is part of Portugal but it’s location makes it a very different holiday destination. This special island floats in the Atlantic to the East of Morocco and to the north of the Canary Islands. It’s sub-tropical location means it has fairly constant temperatures all year round which is why it makes an ideal Spring and Autumn holiday destination, and of course even hotter in August. This month temperatures will be around 21°c / 70°f and in the main bright and sunny. It’s typically quieter than the Canary Islands but certainly has it’s share of great bars and nightlife. This island is a virtual jungle of beautiful flowers and plants, see its beauty for yourself.
The Mediterranean island of Cyprus is warming up nicely in April to around 22°c / 72°f and is a great time to visit before the onslaught of European tourists arrive for the summer season. Enjoy the greenery before the baking hot summer dries out the island and take a tour by car if you get the opportunity to see the real Cyprus dotted with olive trees and tavernas. Powder soft beaches make this island a firm favorite in the calm Mediterannean sparkling waters.
The Canary Islands
The Canaries have been reassuringly warm all through the winter to guarantee us much needed winter sunshine, and although it only averages 22°c / 72°f in April, it’s starts to get a few much hotter days now and then throughout the month. It’s hard to say which is the best Canary Island to visit as they all have their own unique qualities to recommend them, and they are all around the same temperature. All have their party and clubbing areas and all have their quieter parts of town, and what they definitely all have in common is long stretchs of soft volcanic sands.
Finally Europe is waming up a bit and Italy in April starts out a fresh and sunny 17°c / 63°f and by the end of the month its around 22°c / 72°f. A really great time to visit before the crowds start to pour in to this ever favourite European destination. Whether you are heading to the number 1 city on the Tourist trail – Rome, or heading to the coast you’ll need plenty of battery on that camera as it’s non stop beauty in terms of both architecture and landscape. Just one city will take up every minute of your holiday but if you are lucky enough to take a few extra days why not visit Rome and then head down the coast to Pompeii and pretty Sorrento and even over to Capri. Florence and Venice both have so much to offer as well as scenic Tuscany it’s difficult to know where to even start in this ancient and beauteous country!
It’s started to get quite hot in April in Malta now, heading from 20°c / 68°f and right up to 22°c / 72°f and often much higher at the end of the month. You’ll still get maybe one or two days with a showers at this time of the year which keeps the scenery looking beautiful before it becomes more arid in the summer. The coastline is a magnet for snorkelling, or simply just hanging your feet off the rocks in the prisitine clear waters. Many of us are opting for Malta as a new option for discovering tradition and it’s pretty streets as well as some top hotel relaxation.
Similar to other Mediterranean destinations, April in Turkey starts out around 17°c / 63°f and ends the month quite a bit higher at typically 22°c / 72°f. There will be plenty of beach goers even in April to the top beach Destinations of Bodrum, Gumbet, Antalya, Marmaris, Dalaman and Olu Deniz to name a few, but if you are thinking of a city and sunshine then Istabul will put the warmth into Spring for you. Istanbul has endless sights from the Market in the old town, to the The Topkapi Palace. Hop on a tram really inexpensively all around the city and jump on and off where something takes your interest – it’s the best way to explore! A real Istanbul tour includes a river cruise to marvel at the Bosphorus Bridge linking Asia and Europe dipicting Istanbul as a true crossroads between two great continents. Don’t forget this year you’ll need a visa to enter Turkey, it’s very simple so don’t let that put you off see Turkey Visa for more info.
Santorini – Greece
Santorini has some truly spectacular hotels on an island that is well known for being iconic for it’s beauty. The weather in April in Greece is on the up now and heading towards 22°c / 72°f with a few days at the end of the month that will be much hotter. Not without a much needed sprinkle of rain occasionally, it’s not likely to be able to spoil a holiday to Santorini. Treat yourself to a bit of lavish accommodation while it’s less expensive than the peak months and enjoy the very best of what Greece has to offer.
Crete – Greece
The Mediterranean is warming up nicely and Crete is a perfect choice for a Greek holiday in April. The temperatures start out around 20°c / 68°f and end the month around 25°c / 77°f. With crystal clear water and almost 100 blue flag beaches you will be spoilt for choice on the perfect holiday spots. Greece is the country of ancient history and mythology and Crete has managed to keep some of that essence, even if you are here for the beaches alone you will feel the ancient ambience oozing from the typically arid olive tree strewn landscape. The tourists are well catered for here, so yes you will find some rather touristy areas and loud nightlife, notably Malia but it’s easy to avoid and pretty towns dot the coast such as the fishing village of Elounda with stunning views and plenty of quiet coves and beaches in the surrounding area.
It’s true – Amsterdam cannot exactly be considered a hot destination in April at only 15°c / 59°f, but it simply couldn’t be left off the April recommendations for where to holiday in April. Amsterdam is well known for its blooms and of course springtime is when Amsterdams flowers and nurserys are bursting with blooms! Generally between March and May the phenomenom of Amsterdams many fields of flowers are at their very best, in fact the Keukenhof Gardens are only open for 2 months a year to showcase the magnificent beauty of 7 million bulbs in bloom and are open for the whole of April. Amsterdam is pretty, and it’s gothic monuments and buildings take you an almost fairytale like era; enjoy the canals, the shopping, eating, museums and the general freshness of this clean city.
Spain – Majorca
Sunny Majorca will be expecting plenty of visitors in April, and although it won’t be blistering sunshine you’ll get a few very hot days, and many days of blue skies and sunshine. It will be around 20°c / 68°f and reaching up to 22°c / 72°f by the last week of April. Many are drawn to it’s pretty capital Palma, with a sensational marina and waterfront restaurants and hotels, others go for the busy south with a party vibe and great beaches. You could go for the quieter east cost of stunning coves from the Cala d’Or and head up the coast. Or the vast white beaches of the North coast notabley Alcudia.
The Mexican Peninsula of Baha California is a temperate 21°c / 70°f in April offering spring sunshine and a wonderful location for whale watching. Some real beach gems can be found amongst it’s coves of the west coast with some great beach camping, but if hotels are what you are looking for you won’t be short of luxury hotels in Tijuana, La Paz or Cabo San Lucas. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean this beautiful area is well set up for tourists, you won’t be short of charming shots for your camera! Or Head to the Caribbean coastline for a holiday in Cancun or Playa del Carmen, this will be a lot warmer 30°c / 86°f and is outside of hurricane season which doesn’t officially kick in until June, it’s also one of the driest months of the year.
Trinidad and Tobago
The Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago float happily beneath the sunkissed south Caribbean skies and in April they are enjoying the dry season so definitely a good month to go. The weather will head towards 30°c / 86°f and remain pretty constant across the next few months. Hurricanes rarely affect Trinidad and Tobago but the Hurricane season is considered to start from June. As is typical in the Caribbean you’ll find pristine white beaches surrounded by green hilly mountainous scenery, wander through rain forests to the sound of tropical birds and trickling waterfalls. Caribbean Destinations >
Head to Jamaica in April while its the perfect temperature 30°c / 86°f and before the wet season. If you’ve been looking for a warm country to visit in April you won’t go wrong with pretty Jamaica. Fantastic beach resorts, excellent snorkelling – if you are lucky you’ll see turtles! They know how to enjoy food, and with some of the most delicious aromas oozing from this island they are famous of course for their jerk chicken but plenty more besides. If you like Rum you’ve come to the right place to drink it, and local rum is a fraction of the cost of name brands and just as good, why not take a rum tour at The Appleton Rum Estate on the south coast to see the age old process in action.
Fancy carribean and culture in one holiday? It’s warm and dry in April in Cuba 30°c / 86°f It’s the dry season in the Caribbean and it remains dry in Cuba throughout November to April with only the occasional shower. Many people head towards the beaches and resorts surrounding Guardalavaca in the south west, it’s well set up here for tourists and has great hotels and beaches. However there are also beaches up near Havana which are just as lovely and only 30 minutes from the great city itself. The beaches of Bacuranao, Mégano, Santa María, Boca Ciega and Guanaboand are probably the most popular along this stretch and it’s also a great area for diving and snorkelling off the wonderfully preserved coral reef with extraordinarily clear visibility.
Essaouira on the coast of Morocco is a few hours north of Agadir and has miles of wide red sandy beaches. This exciting holiday destination is becoming increasingly popular not least because of it’s fantastic weather. A mild sunny 24°c / 75°f in April means it’s just about beach weather, and if you can’t keep still there are so many activities in the surrounding area from horse or camel trekking to walking through the forests, visiting waterfalls, quad biking, Berber Villages, sand dunes, shopping in the Medina and a perfect photo opportunity in the harbour. If Essaouira is too quiet for you a visit inland to Marrakesh is only a few hours drive away and will provide you with plenty of culture and history and a little further on a trek through the Atlas mountains for breath-taking scenery.
Cape Verde in April is the same as it is every month of the year – sunny and hot! It’s location off the coast of Africa means it tends to stay above 24°c / 75°f all year round and in April it will be about 26°c / 79°f. The beautiful archipelago of the Cape Verde Islands have been growing in popularity for years, and if you head there this year you’ll be getting there before it really takes off as it looks set to in the next few years, and while it remains largely unspoiled. Certainly a unique holiday destination if you are looking for somewhere new and a little exploration, you’ll have everything you need to make a great holiday.
In April Tunisia is a great choice for hot beach weather now reaching an average of 26°c / 79°f across the month. A nice alternative to the Canary Islands at this time of year as well as hotter in April. It’s got everything you need for a sunshine holiday, with plenty of choice for beaches and hotels. There are many adventurous tours and treks for those of you that can’t sit still and a bit of glamour down in the port of El Kantaoui.
Taba – Egypt
Escape to Taba in Egypt for guaranteed sunshine in April. On the Red Sea, the holiday destination of Taba lures tourists all year round with great beaches and the warm colourful waters of the Red Sea, a divers and snorkelling paradise. Day trips over to Petra for the day are easy, desert safari’s, historical tours, boat tours and plenty more to do than just lying on the beach. But if it’s the beach and relaxation that you need Taba has sizzling temperatures of around 32°c / 90°f so no need to wait for summer for a sunshine holiday.
April in Thailand is pretty much great which ever part of this stunning and exciting country you visit. Whereas the north is usually a bit cooler than the south, it’s hot everywhere in April and is one of the best times to visit. Across the country it averages 33°c / 92°f. It’s right in the middle of the hot season here, which changes to the wet season in June, so go now! If you like heat that is! Most people fly into Bankok and head out to their chosen destination from there.
China in April is a wonderful time of year to visit, it’s spring and the flowers and plants are in full bloom, forests and riverbanks are buzzing with life in this beautiful country. It’s not the hottest time of year to visit China but after a cold winter April is where it beigins to warm up comfortably. In general it’s colder in the North if you are thinking of visiting Beijing, however for a sun holiday the south of China remains one of the most popular destinations for tourists where it’s much warmer. See our travellers reviews on China for more insight on this ancient and intriguing country.
A holiday in Vietnam in June will be wonderful! Just be mindful of where you choose to go as weather will vary from north to south. Central Vietnam is an excellent choice with dry hot days of sunshine and unrivalled beaches of beauty. Head to Hoi An an ancient Vietnamese city which is a world heritage site with protected and preserved old streets, and out to the paradisaical nearby islands, visit museums and see the famous Japanese bridge. Or head down to Nha Trang and anywhere in between for the best locations in Vietnam in June. Further south will get some daily rain and if you were thinking of trekking in the North then June is not the month to do this.
Bali in April is ideal, the summer season has just begun! It’s around 30°c / 86°f and very little rain as Bali heads into the dry season until October. See ancient shrines, beautiful temples, lush green forests, hike a volcano, head out to the coral reef for diving and snorkelling and of course soak up some sunshine on soft sandy beaches. With some unique places to stay including yoga retreats, eco hotels and search for the amazing Ubud Hanging Gardens hotel as a special treat.