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10 of the Best Places to Visit in April

March may be the official start to spring, but April’s when things really begin to bloom. From the cherry blossoms in Tokyo to the sun-drenched shores of the Caribbean and Mediterranean seas, our list of the April travel destinations is sure to arouse spring fever.

Spending April in Asia’s best cities

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is awash with bright lights all year, but cherry blossom season in April gives the city a more peaceful color palette.

Perfect for: Neon lights, long nights, and natural sights

Average April Weather: 49 – 66 degrees, 11 days of rainfall

What to do

Taipei, Taiwan

Marked by the influences of mainland China, Japan, and South Korea, Taipei is a synthesis of eastern Asian cultures.

Perfect for:  Experiencing the best of Asia all in one place

Average April Weather: 66 – 75 degrees, 15 days of rainfall

What to do

Manila, Philippines

As the world’s most densely populated urban center, there’s no shortage of attractions in Manila.

Perfect for: Seeing the Philippines beyond its beaches

Average April Weather: 77 – 84 degrees, 3 days of rainfall

What to do

Warming up to a European vacation

Nicosia, Cyprus

Nicosia bears the influence of the many Mediterranean powers that have ruled Cyprus over the centuries. Ottoman mosques mingle with British and French colonial architecture, and the beaches are never too far away.

Perfect for: Island living and ancient history in the same trip

Average April Weather: 50 – 76 degrees, 4 days of rainfall

What to Do

London, England

London might be infamous for its rainy and foggy weather, but things start to dry off in April.

Perfect for: Exploring the crown jewel of the British Empire

Average April Weather: 42 – 58 degrees, 9 days of rainfall

What to do

Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade’s brutalist architecture might feel austere and off-putting, but the people that walk its boulevards and dance in its nightclubs foster a much more welcoming atmosphere.

Perfect for: Dancing and sightseeing in a resurgent eastern European city

Average April Weather: 47 – 64 degrees, 13 days of rainfall

What to do:

Naples, Italy

Naples is the birthplace of pizza. For some, that’s reason enough to visit. Throw in Roman ruins, Renaissance art and a magnificent coastline, and you’ve got the makings of a bellissimo vacation spot.

Perfect for: Gourmands and patrons of the arts

Average April Weather: 47 – 65 degrees, 9 days of rainfall

What to do

Coastal Relaxation

Algiers, Algeria

Algiers has been an intriguing North African enclave since its days as a hideout for Barbary pirates. From the streets of its Casbah to the Mediterranean views of its coastal quays, Algiers begs to be seen up close.

Perfect for: Architectural historians and Francophiles

Average April Weather: 48 – 70 degrees, 14 days of rainfall

What to do

Havana, Cuba

Getting to Havana still requires a bit more planning than your average vacation. But with airlines now offering direct flights from the U.S. to Cuba, there’s never been a better time to go.

Perfect for: A look into the Caribbean of the past

Average April Weather: 70 – 84 degrees, 3 days of rainfall

What to do

St. George’s, Grenada

Life on “the spice island” is anything but bland. From the red-tiled roofs to clear blue waters, St. George’s is a feast for the eyes. 

Perfect for: Sampling the flavors of island life

Average April Weather: 80 – 86 degrees, 7 days of rainfall

What to do

Smell fresh nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon at the Dougaldston Spice Estate, a working plantation where visitors can learn about Grenada’s spice trade