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The 20 Greatest Places to Travel in April

Luxurious locations that will put a spring in your step this April

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Red tables and chairs outside a cafe next to Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy

April is simply a magical time to travel. The weather is usually mild, and there are plenty of festivals and events happening in cities around the world. Here is a fun guide of where to travel in April, and with 20 choices, we’re sure you’ll find your perfect location. Whether you're looking for a party atmosphere or want to explore some new cultures, we've got you covered. With so much choice, we here at Plum Guide know it can be difficult to narrow down the options, but that's exactly where we come in - we are the travel experts, after all. we've created this expert guide just for you, so you don't have to worry about doing the hard work. Just pack your bags and get ready to explore.

1. Zakynthos, Greece

An aerial view of Navagio Beach with its famous shipwreck on the sand next to clear blue water, Zakynthos, Greece

An aerial view of Navagio Beach with its famous shipwreck on the sand next to clear blue water, Zakynthos, Greece

Zakynthos is a serene Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It's world-renowned for the outstanding Navagio beach, as well as the dramatic landscapes that hit the spot for those seeking utter relaxation. When you're not unwinding in a Plum Guide property, you'll explore pristine beaches with azure waters, sightsee ancient ruins under bright sunshine, and witness romantic sundowns.

Horizon Point, Plum Guide home in Zakynthos, Greece

Horizon Point, Plum Guide home in Zakynthos, Greece

2. London, UK

A path with benches a large pink trees in a park in London, UK

A path with benches a large pink trees in a park in London, UK

Let's face it, London is busy all throughout the year. Even so, April is a great time to visit as spring blooms, and mild weather conditions make the experience more pleasant. Kew Gardens is unmissable at this time of year. But what makes London unique is that there are beautiful parks around every corner, so take a wander through Hyde, Regent, and Richmond Parks. And definitely bring your camera for this one - the colours will live long in the memory.

The Georgian Gentleman, Plum Guide home in London, UK

The Georgian Gentleman, Plum Guide home in London, UK

3. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

A bird's eye view of people sunbathing by clear blue water at a beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

A bird's eye view of people sunbathing by clear blue water at a beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Mexico should definitely be on your list of where to visit in April - we’ve even managed to narrow it down to Puerto Vallarta. The weather is pleasant, and the rain is almost non-existent. This enables travellers to enjoy the beautiful beaches, and meander their way through the street markets without quite so many tourists bumping their shoulders. Culture vultures will enjoy historic sites like the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe during the day, and wander their way across the Boardwalk Malecon.

4. Beirut, Lebanon

Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque and Saint George's Maronite Cathedral, Beirut, Lebanon

Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque and Saint George's Maronite Cathedral, Beirut, Lebanon

The 'Paris of the East', as it was once known, remains loved by locals and tourists alike due to the city being so full of life. You'll encounter one of the most vibrant, cosmopolitan, and liberal cities in the Middle East. What's more, April is an excellent time to get out on foot here. The weather is glorious, so why not stroll down the Corniche, or Byblos just to the north.

5. Lake Tahoe, USA

A view of clear water in front of distant snow-capped mountains, Lake Tahoe, USA

A view of clear water in front of distant snow-capped mountains, Lake Tahoe, USA

Suppose April isn't about catching the first bit of good weather - in that case, Lake Tahoe and its fantastic skiing opportunities could be the way to go. The snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains, which sit between the states of California and Nevada, are a great place to squeeze in that beloved ski trip in style. And if style matters, then the Plum Guide selection of properties will have you grinning wider than the slopes you'll be slaloming down.

Elderbrush, Plum Guide home in Lake Tahoe, USA

Elderbrush, Plum Guide home in Lake Tahoe, USA

6. Gozo

A bird's eye view of segmented land jutting out into the sea, Gozo, Malta

A bird's eye view of segmented land jutting out into the sea, Gozo, Malta

Gozo is Malta's smaller and cooler sister. As luck would have it, it's also a wonderful place to visit in April. Victoria is the capital and cultural centre, and is full of historical wonders for those interested in history. Take time to visit the Cathedral, an Archeological Museum, the old prison, and a Museum of Natural Sciences - learn about the island's history and the traditional life of the locals. If you'd prefer to hit the beach instead, Ramla Bay offers golden-red sand to soak the easter sun in.

7. Sydney, Australia

The famous white curves of the Sydney Opera house against a blue sky, Sydney, Australia

The famous white curves of the Sydney Opera house against a blue sky, Sydney, Australia

April in Sydney means the temperatures are lower and crowds are smaller - perfection. It's a great time if you're looking to get yourself a ticket at one of the many famous attractions, like the iconic Sydney Opera House. You'll also have plenty of space to stroll along the harbour, Hyde Park, or the Royal Botanic Garden. It's still comfortable enough weather-wise to visit one of the city's famous beaches, too.

8. Denver, Colorado, USA

A lone stag on grassy plains in front of the city skyline, Denver, Colorado, USA

A lone stag on grassy plains in front of the city skyline, Denver, Colorado, USA

Denver comes alive in April, with bustling activity along the 16th Street Mall and Larimer Square. Fancy feeling like the protagonist in a movie? Then escape the city with an unforgettable car ride along Mount Evans Scenic Byway. If you'd rather sit back and enjoy some local entertainment, Red Rocks Amphitheatre is the best of the best. Whatever you choose, our Plum Guide properties can add the x-factor to your stay.

Pedal to the Metal, Plum Guide home in Denver, Colorado, USA

Pedal to the Metal, Plum Guide home in Denver, Colorado, USA

9. Lake Como, Italy

A view of Lake Como from a nearby balcony with stone walls, Lombardy, Italy

A view of Lake Como from a nearby balcony with stone walls, Lombardy, Italy

If you're wondering where to travel in April, but know that the location must be absolutely gorgeous, Lake Como could be the one - it is simply a masterpiece. What's more, it really comes alive in April. The picture-perfect Lake Como has a plethora of carefully selected Plum Guide properties, whatever you're looking for. Find yourselves rubbing shoulders with A-listers and the Italian elite, or spend relaxing afternoons boating on the water and exploring the region's picturesque scenery.

Lakeside Slate, Plum Guide home in Lombardy, Italy

Lakeside Slate, Plum Guide home in Lombardy, Italy

10. Saint Lucia

A boardwalk on the sand in front of a small mountain on a beach in Saint Lucia

A boardwalk on the sand in front of a small mountain on a beach in Saint Lucia

The Caribbean Island offers nature, adventure, culture, and fantastic weather. Whether you're exploring the verdant rainforest, hiking along waterfalls, scuba diving the reefs, or even learning how chocolate is made, there's plenty to satisfy even the most adventure-hungry. It won't be too hot at this time of year either, so you'll be comfortable throughout your trip.

11. Naples, Italy

An aerial view of the harbour and colourful buildings in the city of Corricella, Island of Procida, Bay of Naples, Italy

An aerial view of the harbour and colourful buildings in the city of Corricella, Island of Procida, Bay of Naples, Italy

Visiting Naples feels like stepping back into a completely different period. Beautiful narrow streets, zipping Vespas, and fascinating buildings promise a mysterious story around every corner. It's the perfect place to tire yourself out from wandering around too much - and then chill at one of Plum Guide's outstanding selection of rentals, of course. All you need to do is try your luck at Sorbillo for the Best Pizza in the World (or so they say… we're tempted to agree).

12. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bicycles standing against a railing in front of a canal at sunrise in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bicycles standing against a railing in front of a canal at sunrise in Amsterdam, Netherlands

With the icy winter over, April is a wise choice of month if you want to wander around the Dutch capital's canals and funky neighbourhoods. Amsterdam boasts many fantastic cultural spots, such as the Ann Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Rijksmuseum. The end of April includes King's Day, the Netherlands' most famous national holiday. So, if you're looking for more of a party atmosphere, get your orange clothes on, rent a canal boat, and get stuck into the festivities.

Master at Work, Plum Guide home in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Master at Work, Plum Guide home in Amsterdam, Netherlands

13. Zurich, Switzerland

A view of the city of Zurich from the top of a church, Zurich, Switzerland

A view of the city of Zurich from the top of a church, Zurich, Switzerland

Located in the north-central part of Switzerland, surrounded by gorgeous hills, Zurich is a delight for hikers. The beautiful Lake Promenade near the lower basin of Lake Zurich is worth a visit, especially in spring. A great way to get your eyes on the many fascinating spots around the city is by cruising on Lake Zurich, enjoying the unique views of the National Museum and the old town. And with April blooming, it's the perfect time to see the colourful masterpiece decorated by the spring flowers across the lake.

14. Venice, Italy

A row of colourful, terraced buildings by a canal in Venice, Italy

A row of colourful, terraced buildings by a canal in Venice, Italy

Spring temperatures and comfortable weather make the historic city of Venice a wise choice for those looking to jet off around the Easter holidays. And yes, eating your pasta al fresco on your sunlit balcony in one of our carefully selected Plum Guide properties is on the cards. Just pack a jumper if it's a late one.

From The Rooftop, Plum Guide home in Venice, Italy

From The Rooftop, Plum Guide home in Venice, Italy

15. Ljubljana, Slovenia

A view of the large grey bridge, Dragon Bridge, over a canal in spring in Ljubljana, Slovenia

A view of the large grey bridge, Dragon Bridge, over a canal in spring in Ljubljana, Slovenia

You'll find medieval, narrow, cobbled streets with many buildings from the Baroque period in Ljubljana. For a spectacular view of the city and Old Town, visit Ljubljana Castle, a medieval fortress perched high enough to see far and wide - seek out your eating spot. April is a savvy choice as Tivoli Park and the Botanical Gardens will both be in full bloom - prepare to relish in the beauty.

16. Porto, Portugal

Two beige trams on a sunny day in the city centre, Porto, Portugal

Two beige trams on a sunny day in the city centre, Porto, Portugal

Porto is the ultimate city to visit in April, with its beautiful buildings, cobblestoned streets, and buzzing squares. Head outdoors for a stroll down Ribeira, Porto's vibrant riverside district, and sink a glass of delicious port wine. Find yourselves amongst the action as the streets fill up with Easter celebrations, dances, and concerts. And wherever you end up, you'll only be a whisker away from one of our luxurious homes - what more could you want?

Uptown Rock, Plum Guide home in Porto, Portugal

Uptown Rock, Plum Guide home in Porto, Portugal

17. Belgrade, Serbia

A cathedral on a sunny day in Belgrade, Serbia

A cathedral on a sunny day in Belgrade, Serbia

After a cold winter, Belgrade comes back alive in April. The city's green market fills up with colourful fresh produce - perfect for a quick snack before visiting one of the parks. Kalemegdan Park is a must - you'll find the Kalemegdan fortress here, the most important historical monument in Belgrade. The Serbian food scene is one of Europe's best-kept secrets too, so don't miss the opportunity to sample some local specialities - such as cevapi and pljeskavica.

18. Barcelona, Spain

A view of La Sagrada Familia from across a lake behind pink flowers in spring, Barcelona, Spain

A view of La Sagrada Familia from across a lake behind pink flowers in spring, Barcelona, Spain

Most travellers would probably consider the Catalan capital one of the very best places to travel in April. Barcelona is, of course, a fascinating destination at any time of year, but the fascinating Sant Jordi day falls on the 23rd. Red roses shower the city, making it more aesthetically pleasing than ever, which takes some doing. You could call it Catalan Valentine's day, but there's so much more. April means beach days, music festivals, or simply exploring the profusion of historical sites - notably the Sagrada Familia.

First Hand, Plum Guide home in Barcelona, Spain

First Hand, Plum Guide home in Barcelona, Spain

19. Cape Town, South Africa

An aerial view of Cape Town and the surrounding sea, South Africa

An aerial view of Cape Town and the surrounding sea, South Africa

South Africa's capital enjoys a temperate year-round climate, but April finds itself in the sweet spot between the hotter and colder parts of the year. That means kicking back at the beach with a glass of wine and planning out your itinerary. To get a complete sense of the magic this city offers, we'd recommend hiking up the iconic monolith Table Mountain that stands proudly over the city. Then feast at one of the city's many first-rate restaurants.

20. Morbihan, France

A small white cottage with blue windows covered in lush green plants, Morbihan, France

A small white cottage with blue windows covered in lush green plants, Morbihan, France

Still wondering where to travel in April? Morbihan is great place for outdoorsy people, so more than holds its own in this conversation. With its shoreline walks (along the serene Gulf of Morbihan), farmers markets, and restaurants that serve seafood brought in locally, what's not to like? The promenades and plazas are always busy, and provide superb spots to sit back and people-watch. Morbihan's atmosphere is lively, colourful, and friendly - making it a wondrous place to explore.

Waltzing Along, Plum Guide home in Morbihan, France

Waltzing Along, Plum Guide home in Morbihan, France

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