April marks the beginning of Spring season in Greece. This makes Greece one of the best countries to visit in April.Weather is extremely pleasant with average temperatures ranging between 16 - 22 degrees celsius. You can escape the summer heat as well as the damp winters, and the crowds are lesser compared to the peak summer-time. Many festivals including Greek Orthodox Easter, Santorini Arts festival, and Athens Street food festival takes place during April.
Top Places: Athens, Santorini, Crete, Corfu
Top Things to Do: Hiking, visiting beaches
France transitions from cold winter months to the warm summers in April, which is a spring month. Weather is mild and pleasant, and average temperatures range from 10-18 degrees celcius. April is escpecially popular as the Cherry Blossom season in France. Since it is still not the peak tourist season, crowds would be lesser, and so will be the cost of travel, activities, and accomodation. You can also engage in Easter celebrations, Cycling tours and spring festivals.
Top Places: Paris, Provence, French Riviera
Top Experiences: Cycling tours, spring festivals
Netherlands enjoys the oncoming of the spring season, and is surely one of the best countries to visit in April. Since this is the shoulder season, the weather is generally mild across the country with temperatures ranging from 9-13 degrees celsius. Temperature inreases as you travel further south. April is also the best time to see the country’s world-famous tulips in full bloom and you will be able to find more budget-friendly options in travel and accomodation.
Top Places: Amsterdam, Hague, Rotterdam, Keukenhof Gardens
Top Things to Do: Amsterdam Tulip Festival
Known For : Gardens by the Bay Sentosa Island Universal Studios Singapore
April is considered one of the best times to visit Singapore. The weather is pleasant, with lots of sunshine and average tempertures rangng from 26-33 degrees celsius. There is lesser rain, making it perfect to hit the beach, just to laze or to engage in thrilling watersports. Festivals like the Affordable Art Fair and the World Gourmet Summit amplify the appeal of visiting Singapore in April. Since April falls off-peak tourist season, crowd and the cost for flights and accomodation would be lesser.
Top Places: Sentosa Islands, Gardens by the Bay
Best Time: January to November
April falls in the transition period from Autumn to Winter in New Zealand. The weather is a lot cooler and than the hot summer months with average temperatures from 10-20 degrees celsius. The Northern islands are warmer tha the South. This is also a great time for some hiking, as you can view the changed colour of the leaves on the trees as you climb. Crowds and cost of travel and accomodation are lesser in April as it is not a peak-tourist month.
Top Places: Mildford Sound, Queenstown, Wellington
Top Experiences: hiking,road trips
Japan is one of the best countries to visit in April owing to the mild and pleasant spring weather. Temperatures range from 12-22 degrees celsius and is perfect for outdoor activites. This is also the month of the famous spring blossom which covers the country in pink and white flowers. Since april falls outside the peak tourist-months in Japan, you can plan a more budget-friendly trip with lesser costs for flights and accomodation. The crowds in top attractions are also lesser.
Top Places: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Hokkaido
April falls in Bhutan's brilliant spring season. The weather is pleasant with temperatures hovering around 15-25 degrees in the valleys and around 3 degrees in the mountains.The climate is also dry and less humid, favourable trekking and exploring towns on foot an adventurous endeavour. The spring heralds a beautiful bloom of Jacaranda flowers, and is a time for many festivals like Paro festival and Gomkora festival. Since this is the peak tourist season, costs of facilities and crowds would be higher.
Top Places: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha
Malasysia experiences its spring season, and is a great country to visit in April. Weather is generally warm and dry with average temperatures ranging from 27-33 degrees celsius. This is the shoulder season, and therefore the crowds would be lesser than that of the peak-tourist months, and accomoation and tavel expenses would be cheaper. It is also one of the best time to go on a beach expedition, as well as for activites like hiking and trekking in the rainforests.
Top Places: Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur, Taman Negara
Top Experiences: hiking, trekking, Songkran Festival
April, being in the Spring season, is an ideal time to visit Scotland. Milder tempratures of 8-12 degrees celsius, longer days, and the blooming Scottish countryside makes this one of the best countries to visit in April. There could still be pccational showers. Since it is not a peak season, the costs of accomodation, activities and flihts would be cheaper, and the country will be less crowded than the summer months. Beltane Fire festival in April marks the end of winter in the highlands.
Top Places: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cairngorms National Park
April is the strting of spring with moderate temperature and an abundance of tulip blossom and wildflowers and is hence considered as the best time to visit Turkey. The weather is ideal for exploring the historical cities, and for outdoor activites such hiking, quad-biking, and hot-air balloons. This is also one of the best months for visiting the beaches in Turkey. April is not an off-season month, but , the cost of flights and accomodation, and the crowds would be lower than the peak-tourist season in May.
Top Places: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya
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