Where to go on vacation in April by the sea: 15 warm spots

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What are the best destinations to go on vacation in April?

"April, sweet sleep" has always been an old popular adage, so why not do it in total relaxation, curled up on a warm beach, lulled by the gentle sound of the waves? In Europe or the rest of the world, the staff will point you to dream destinations, to be the target of a vacation you will hardly forget.

1 - Road trip to Las Vegas and the U.S.

The United States never goes out of fashion. With a well-organized road trip, you will discover incredible nature and breathtaking landscapes. A tour along the west coast to San Diego, passing through the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, Death Valley with its sailing stones and Sedona, famous for its red rocks. Save two or three days for Las Vegas and its must-see shows, casinos and fabulous hotels. While you're there, take a look at Area51, who knows, some aliens may come out ... At the end of the vacation, at least a couple of days of relaxation and tanning at the San Diego Beaches.

The period is ideal to avoid the unbearable summer heat. Already in May, reaching 40 degrees, April is the last good month to visit Death Valley as well.

Pros and cons of this trip? You will have the opportunity to visit many beautiful places in one trip. On the other hand, the ocean water is particularly cold and ... the heat is already starting to get intense!

Plan your trip to Las Vegas: costs and useful information

  • Temperatures in April: 16/30 ° C
  • flights to Las Vegas from € 450,00 -
  • hotel and b & b starting from 70,00 € per room -
  • Helicopter tour with night helicopter flight over the Las Vegas Strip with San Diego Grand Canyon: harbor cruise and sea lions

2 - Oman, Arabian Peninsula, Asia

Asian Oman, defined as the "Switzerland of the Middle East" for its cleanliness, emblem of civic sense and known for its dreamy beaches. In April, local temperatures are particularly acceptable; during the rest of the year, Oman is characterized by particularly mild winters, sweltering summers and low rainfall.

The Sultanate is really a pearl to visit completely, but the places particularly recommended to enjoy a good anticipation of summer are there. White Beach of As Sawadi and the virgin islands Daymaniyat, an archipelago of 9 islands, all uninhabited, declared natural park.

Plan your trip to Oman: costs and useful information

  • Temperatures in April: 25/30 ° C
  • flights to Muscat from 150,00 € -
  • hotel and b & b from 67,00 € per night -
  • Oman 1 day tour: diving in Nizwa and Jabreen forts in Musandam, Oman

3 - Canary Islands, Spain, Europe

Raise your hand if you don't know or have never dreamed of the Canary Islands! The Spanish archipelago made up of seven main islands and a tide of islets to discover offers a more than mild climate even in April, with temperatures between 18 ° minimum and 27 ° maximum. Probably thanks to its position, in the Atlantic Ocean, facing the warm African coasts. Lanzarote, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria are the most attacked islands, but actually the whole archipelago deserves a complete stay.

Plan your trip to the Canary Islands: costs and useful information

  • Temperatures in April: 16/23 ° C
  • flights to Tenerife from 75,00 € -
  • hotel and b & b from 52,00 € per night -
  • Whale watching excursion in Tenerife Diving with submarine in Lanzarote

4 - Turks & Caicos Islands, Caribbean

They are real gems of the Caribbean the Turks and Caicos Islands, subject to British dependence but fortunately enjoying a very different climate than the one given to Her Majesty's "subjects" in the month of April. Overcoming the risk of hurricanes (more real between the months of August and October), the coral archipelago can offer the visitor more than pleasant beaches in April, with temperatures perhaps not very mild at night, but absolutely dreamy during the day. In April, with highs that can sometimes reach 29 °.

Do not forget to take a trip to the "cosmopolitan" Providenciales, intended mainly for tourists from North America, and dive into the clear waters of Salt Cay, to familiarize yourself with the cetaceans that inhabit these pristine seas.

Plan your trip to Turks & Caicos: costs and useful information

  • Temperatures in April: 24/29 ° Celsius
  • from 354,00 € - - hotel and b & b from 103,00 € -
  • hotel and b & b from 103,00 € per night -
  • Providenciales Island Tour 3 hours Gastronomic Tour 3 hours

5 - Hanoi, Vietnam

For those who want to move a little more, a solution for a spring vacation is represented by Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam: its lake of the returned sword, the one-pillar pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, with the embalmed body of the president, are historical monuments much appreciated by tourists.
Moreover, apart from the flight, the costs in Vietnam are quite low: a fish dinner costs about € 15.00 per couple, a good hotel or b & b also costs about € 40.00 per night.

April is the ideal month because temperatures are very pleasant (22/28 °), and we are out of the risk of cyclones that will occur the following month, although in the north they are more frequent in July-August.

Plan your trip to Hanoi: costs and useful information

  • Temperatures in April: 22/28 ° C
  • from 250,00 €.
  • hotel and b & b from 35,00 € per night -
  • Gourmet tour of the old town of Ha Long Bay, Thien Cung cave and kayak cruise

6 - Barbados, Caribbean

Barbados is a royal nation in its own right; part of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, this oasis of peace and eternal warmth, located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, is the ideal stop for all those looking for a stay of total relaxation, whose only commitment is to take a tan to the fullest, even in not exactly the summer months.
Its capital, Bridgetown, is located along the coast and is one of the most important centers of the island; if you are an alcohol lover, you cannot miss the opportunity to taste the local rum, one of the best known in the world: be careful not to overdo it!
Another activity that has made the island of Barbados famous is undoubtedly diving, to be practiced on the pristine beaches of Bottom Bay and Batts Rock Beach.

A curiosity: it's the island that gave birth to the popular singer Rihanna!

Plan your trip to Barbados: costs and useful information

  • Temperatures in April: 24/30 ° C
  • flights to Bridgetown from 324,00 € -
  • hotel and b & b from 84,00 € per night -
  • Snorkel Tour Barbados Surf Lessons in Bridgetown

7 - Hurghada, Egypt

A dream destination, extraordinarily even for the prices (in the month of April the Egyptian city offers decidedly economical accommodation solutions), Hurghada offers in the spring months a climate much more similar to that of our best summer neighborhood. Overlooking the Red Sea this suggestive city, which stretches for 40 km along the coast, without disdaining its proximity, though not exaggerated, to the renowned desert. A former fishing village, today Hurghada is one of the most popular destinations for tour operators, especially European ones, who design all-inclusive packages specially designed for lovers of water sports, very popular in the locality.
Do not miss a stop at Soma Bay, about 45 km from the center.

Plan your trip to Hurghada: costs and useful information

  • Temperatures in April: 19/30 ° C
  • from 114,00 € -
  • hotel and b & b from 39,00 € per night -
  • sunset quad tour by sea and mountain, swim with dolphins, snorkeling and lunch From Hurghada: full day tour of Cairo and Giza

8 - Hawaii, United States

There is no exotic love story that does not have the American Hawaiian Islands as its ideal location. Sun, sea, surf, cocktails are the main ingredients for an unforgettable vacation, a perfect apostrophe between the words "I love you".
The second part of the month is preferable, the first part of the month is also fine, but temperatures are a little colder and some rain may fall.

Plan your trip to Hawaii: costs and useful information

  • Temperatures in April: 20/28 ° C
  • flights to Honolulu from 470,00 € -
  • hotel and b & b from 44,00 € per night -
  • Whale watching boat tour Excursion with instructor-led surfing lessons to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona

9 - Belize, Central America

Tropical climate, warm sea, "Blue Lagoon" atmosphere. Belize, a Central American state, is a dream setting known for its extreme diving excursions, conducted among sharks, in the suggestive Great Blue Hole. It is a basin invaded by water, which has a depth of 123 meters. But don't worry: there are also forms of fun designed for the less daring or for those who love a vacation in the sun and swimming in the sea, in close contact with nature and culture. Maya, a distinctive feature of the town.
Do not miss an excursion to the most beautiful island of Belize, Amergris Caye: an absolute paradise where reality exceeds imagination.

Plan your trip to Belize: costs and useful information

  • Temperatures in April: 24/31 ° C
  • flight to Belize City from $490.00 -
  • hotel and b & b from 69,00 € per night -
  • Crystal Cave National Park and Blue Hole

10 - Philippine Archipelago, Southeast Asia

More than 7 thousand islands surrounded by crystal clear waters, kissed by the sun and rewarded by a more than mild climate, with temperatures ranging between 28 ° and 32 °. If you think that the Asian archipelago of the Philippines sums up all its charm only in the capital, Manila, you couldn't be more wrong. It is possible to swim practically all year round in the various Philippine islands, thanks to the tropical climate that favors, especially in the period between December and April, the massive arrival of tourists from all over the world.

Among the islands not to be missed, certainly the Boracay and Palawan islands, with the beach of El Nido, a paradise known for the possibility of witnessing the most beautiful sunrise in the world.

Plan your trip to the Philippines: costs and useful information

  • Temperatures in April: 23/31 ° C
  • flights to Manila from 250,00 -
  • hotel and b & b from 50,00 € per night -
  • Dinner and cruise in Manila Bay El Nido: beach and island lagoon in Puerto Princesa Island: full day tour of the subway river

11 - Cancun, Mexico

It is impossible to think of paradisiacal beaches without thinking of Mexico. However, not only the sea: the warmth of the people accompanies the climate, the vivacity of the population enriches the naturalistic and archaeological heritage of this country.

You can practice many activities such as snorkeling, canoeing, surfing, diving and cultural trips to discover the unique archaeological treasures in the world.

April is probably the best month, as we are out of hurricane season (June-November), out of the cool and cloudy period (December-March). In April there is the minimum rainfall (only 3 days) and temperatures range between 22 and 30 degrees.

Plan your trip to Cancun: costs and useful information

  • Temperatures in April: 22/30 ° C
  • from 330,00 - - hotel and b & b from 52,00
  • hotel and b & b from 52,00 € per night -
  • Visit to Chichen Itza, swim in cenote and buffet lunch at Xel-Ha Tulum park ruins 1 day all inclusive pass and swim with turtles

12 - Kyoto and Osaka, Japan

Along with March, April is the month of Sakura, the cherry blossom, which invades all of Japan with rose petals. The landscape that appears looks like something out of a manga, with flower festivals (Hanami) in all the city parks. Here, in fact, the Japanese organize picnics on the lawn, the stores are filled with the colors of seasonal fruits and vegetables.
In Kyoto you can follow the suggestive "Philosopher's Path", which runs along a canal lined with cherry blossom trees, Osaka can admire the landscape of the Castle surrounded by blossoming trees ... in short, a unique spectacle.

April is not particularly hot, temperatures are spring-like with highs of 20 degrees and lows of 10, but the festive and colorful atmosphere that reigns throughout the country warms the heart even more than the sun!

Plan your trip to Japan: costs and useful information

  • Temperatures in April: 10/20 ° C
  • from € 309,00 -
  • hotel and b & b from 50,00 € per night -
  • Osaka: tailor-made city tour for families Osaka: sightseeing bus tour with free stops Night tour to Gion: Kyoto's geisha district

13 - Koh Samui and Koh Tao, Thailand

Just off the coast of Thailand, in the Gulf of Thailand (Gulf of Siam), there are small islands not far from each other and have recently been opened to the general public. Mostly unspoiled paradises, with dream beaches and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
Koh Tao, known as "Turtle Island", is the smaller of the two. The hills alternate with coconut plantations, lush vegetation and intimate bays and still intact.
Koh Samui, the third largest in Thailand, as well as for its beaches, is known for its tropical rainforest hinterland and lively nightlife. Although it is among the country's most touristy destinations, the landscape remains fairly pristine and the jungle still dominates.

In both cases, prices on the island are quite affordable, but flights are not. You make a stopover in Bangkok and then with a domestic flight you get to Koh Samui, for a total that barely falls below 600.00 €.

Plan your trip to Thailand: costs and useful information

  • Temperatures in April: 26/32 ° Celsius
  • from € 450,00 -
  • hotel and b & b from € 30,00 per night -
  • boat transfer from Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan Ko Samui: visit to the elephant sanctuary in the jungle

14 - Petra and the Dead Sea, Jordan

From a climatic point of view, April and spring are undoubtedly the best time to visit Jordan. In this period, in fact, it will be possible to visit both the plateau area with Amman, Jerash (Gerasia) and Petra, and the Jordan Valley with the desert of Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea.
Jordan is an up-and-coming destination, with excellent connections from Italy both to the north (Amman), closer to the Dead Sea, and to the south (Aqaba), closer to Petra.
A one-week vacation allows you to discover all the treasures of this land: from the archaeological sites of Jerash to the magic of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, to of course Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world. In addition, you should not miss anexcursion in the red desert of Wadi Rum, with a night in a camp and Bedouin dinner under the stars.

Plan your trip to Jordan: costs and useful information

  • Temperatures in April: 15/34 °.
  • flights to amman from 71,00 € -
  • hotels and b & b from 30,00 € per night -
  • Petra, rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea: 3 days tour from Amman from Amman: private 1 day tour to Petra with pick up

15 - Panama, Central America

Panama is that isthmus of land that connects Central America with Colombia and then with South America.
Forests, Caribbean beaches, will be the backdrop of a vacation in a destination not always at the center of the mass tourist circuits, but this is usually a good thing.
From Panama City with the Casco Viejo neighborhood, the old city, you will already notice the extraordinary combination that is experienced here: a North American skyline resting on an entirely Caribbean bay.
An extraordinary characteristic of Panama is the presence of a very numerous avifauna, with birds and mammals of all species. Therefore, it will not be difficult to find toucans, monkeys, sloths and other national symbols.
Do not miss the opportunity to cross the historic Panama Canal on a mini cruise!
A little far from the coast, small archipelagos develop which are real natural paradises, ideal for diving, snorkeling and "marine life" lovers.

Plan your trip to Panama: costs and useful information

  • Temperatures in April: 25/32° Celsius.
  • flights to Panama City from 384,00 € -
  • hotel and b & b from 40,00 € per night -
  • Panama City: Panama Canal, Railroad and Monkey Island Panama City Tour: Location of the San Blas Islands and The Paper House

Where not to go: not recommended destinations in April

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