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Where to travel in April ? The best ideas for your vacations

Last update : 25 February 2024
Summary

Your next vacation is fast approaching and you’re wondering where to travel in April in the sun to make the most of it? You’ve come to the right place. After sharing some destination ideas on our travel blog to find out where to travel in February, we’re back this time with a selection of destinations to discover in April. This is the time of year when the sun starts to return to Europe, and that’s why we’ve concentrated this selection on destinations close to home. The aim is to inspire you with destinations close to France that are very pleasant at this time of year. Indeed, you’ll benefit from more attractive prices and you’ll share these destinations without the crowds, the best way to enjoy your travels.

This selection of ideas is therefore intended to help you know where to travel in April in the sun for your vacations, but you should know that this selection will work just as well for May and June. This selection is based on our feedback and is, of course, totally subjective. In fact, don’t hesitate to share your favorite destinations for April in the comments to this article. We hope it will help you choose your next vacation in April. Let’s hit the road!

1. Where to travel in April in the sun? Head for the South of France

We’re staying in France to start this selection and help you answer the question of where to travel in April in the sun. This region is very pleasant at this time of year, and for good reason! You’ll enjoy plenty of sunshine without having to contend with the hordes of tourists who come to discover the South of France during the summer vacations. This is one of the reasons why we love discovering this region at this time of year. As mentioned in our introduction, the same applies to May and June. Between the south-west and the south-east, you’ll have plenty to choose from, and no chance of getting bored. We invite you to browse the latest articles on our travels in France for the best possible inspiration.

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2. Where to travel in April in the sun? Head for Corsica

Like the south of France, Corsica is undoubtedly one of the French regions to discover at this time of year. You’ll enjoy the sunshine and the freedom to discover the Isle of Beauty without too many tourists, which can be detrimental to the destination during the summer months. As with the south, Corsica is full of sumptuous spots, so you’ll have plenty to choose from. One thing’s for sure: our country has plenty of nuggets to discover. We don’t know Corsica very well yet, so we can only recommend Calvi, a town we enjoyed discovering during the Calvi and the Rocks Festival.

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3. The Algarve in Portugal

Where to travel in April in the sun? Why not head for the south of Portugal? This region is just sublime and a real pleasure to discover at this time of year. During our last visit to the Algarve, we fell in love with the Portuguese culture, sumptuous landscapes and great food. For us, it’s one of the most beautiful places in Europe, with breathtaking beaches. As with all our top destinations, it’s also the best time to discover this European nugget without too many tourists. If you’d like to find out more, we invite you to discover our complete guide to the Algarve, which retraces our road trip to one of Portugal’s most beautiful regions.

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4. Lisbon

We’re staying in Portugal for a while longer with a city we adore just as much, Lisbon. The Portuguese capital is a beautiful and generous city that offers a multitude of possibilities. If you like cities that are good places to live, you’ll love Lisbon, and you can take our word for it. While you’re here, and if you have the time, we recommend taking the train or your car to discover Porto and Aveiro. These two Portuguese cities are also well worth a visit, and combine very well for a ten-day vacation. If you’re looking for a place to go in the sun in April, Portugal is sure to please!

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5. Where to travel in April in the sun? Head for the Balearic Islands, with Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca

If there’s one destination we’ve loved discovering in April this year, it’s the island of Ibiza. If you only knew Ibiza for its party image, think again! This destination boasts an exceptional wealth of natural beauty. There’s so much to do on the island, there are so many incredible spots to discover. If you’re still skeptical, we strongly recommend that you read our complete guide to Ibiza. It’s sure to change your image of this Balearic island. We’ve also heard great things about the neighboring islands of Mallorca and Menorca, which we’ll be visiting in 2023. Of course, we’ll come back to this article once we’ve completed our trip, to give you our feedback.

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6. Where to travel in April in the sun? Heading for Valencia in Spain

Lovers of architecture and history, this Spanish destination is made for you. Discover Valencia in Spain, a city bathed in sunshine almost all year round. With its city center, futuristic City of Arts and Sciences and Xativa Castle, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Want even more? Head for one of our favorite spots in Spain, the Muralla Roja in Calp. Located just 1 hour’s drive from Valencia, this Ricardo Bofill-designed building was one of our finest architectural finds in Europe. We stayed in this colorful building for a week and felt out of time. It’s an experience we highly recommend.

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7. Puglia, Italy

It’s hard not to mention Italy in this blog post about where to travel in April in the sun! Today we invite you to discover one of Italy’s most beautiful regions, Puglia. If you like the combination of typical villages and magnificent coves with turquoise waters, you’re in the right place! For those who also like to indulge in local gastronomy, Italy is perfect. One thing’s for sure, you won’t get bored in Puglia!

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8. Marrakech

When we think of sun destinations not far from home, Marrakech quickly comes to mind. April is the ideal month to discover the city of Marrakech. Discover Morocco’s magnificent landscapes, medina and spectacular riads. Make yourself a cup of mint tea and take the time to discover this destination that is often a favorite with travelers!

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9. The Ionian Islands, with Zakynthos and Kefalonia

Crucial passage through Greece and two islands we’re particularly fond of, Zakynthos aka Zante and Kefalonia aka Kefalonia. These two Greek islands located in the Ionian Sea were a real coup de coeur for us. Less well known than the Cyclades, these two islands have a wealth of attractions, which we list in our full guide below.

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10. The Cyclades, with Mykonos and Santorini

We end this selection of destinations to discover where to travel in April in the sun with the famous Cyclades islands of Mykonos and Santorini. We think there’s no better time of year to discover them than out of season. If you want to go on vacation in a postcard setting and experience the most beautiful sunsets of your life, discovering Mykonos and Santorini could be an excellent idea.

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Where to travel in April, how to organize your trip well?

How to get to the destination of your choice

To find the best mode of transport to your destination, we recommend you always look on the OMIO comparator. This will give you an overview of all available modes of transport. You’ll be able to compare prices very easily.

How to rent a rental car at the best price

If you’re looking to rent a car during your trip, we recommend you take a look at the RentalCars website. This will enable you to find the best prices and conditions for your rental.

How to find the best hotels

In order to find the best hotels and benefit from the best conditions (security, cancellation…) we go almost exclusively through Booking.com for our trips. We recommend that you take a look at the available hotels before you leave. You can filter them according to their ratings. The customer reviews are very numerous and recent, which means you can avoid unpleasant surprises when traveling!

How to find activity ideas for your April vacation

If you want to get ideas for activities to do on your vacation and want to book in advance, we also recommend taking a look at the GetYourGuide website. This will give you an overview of the activities on offer in your destination, so you don’t have to wait until you get there to book your places.

 

Thank you for reading

We hope that the tips and good addresses on our travel blog will help you find where to travel in April in the sun!

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