Where to go on holiday in April
Japan bursts into shades of pink with the delightful cherry blossom season in full bloom, while in Okinawa the beaches start to open. Elsewhere the conditions for diving and snorkelling are at their best in the Seychelles when the climate is hot and dry, and temperatures in the evenings dip just a few degrees. This is the best time to visit Egypt if you want to avoid the sweltering heat of summer as cooler temperatures make visiting the Pyramids, days by the beach and exploring the souks more pleasant. The Philippines are at their most inviting during the late spring months and with our selection of amazing hotels – handpicked by our travel experts – you’re spoilt for choice on where to stay. So pop into one of our stores or speak to your personal travel expert and start creating your dream holiday today.
Expect high temperatures all year round in this picture-perfect collection of tiny islands. April is one of the hottest and driest times of the year, and therefore perfect for relaxing in the shade of a palm tree while the Indian Ocean gently laps just feet away. Diving and snorkelling is excellent at this time as the water is at its clearest, so expect to spot whale sharks, manta rays, turtles and schools of exotic reef fish.
April is a month of celebration in Japan, when streets are awash with glorious pink blossoms, sakura-inspired treats are in shops, hotels and cafés, and Hanami picnics carpet the beautiful parks. The first blossoms usually start in Okinawa during January before reaching Kyoto and Tokyo in April and ending in Hokkaido in May, so iconic sights from Tokyo to Hiroshima are elevated against a backdrop of varying shades of pink for almost half a year. While beaches start to open in Okinawa, a handful of ski resorts are still open.
USA - Deep South
Famed for its historical roots, connection to music, southern food and iconic driving routes, the Deep South is a feast for the senses. It’s best explored in April when days are warm and sunny and evenings pleasantly cool, unlike the summer months which are sticky and humid. Whether you plan to travel through the states, which all have their own unique character, or aim to stay in one destination, holidays in Dixie are unmissable and we have some incredible tours and itineraries to help you see it.
The Philippines’ beautiful landscapes, unforgettable diving and vibrant cities are always tempting, from the Spanish colonial history and architecture of Manila to the rainforests of Chocolate Hills and platinum sands of Boracay. The best time to visit the Philippines is during the dry season in April, one of the hottest months of the year when temperatures can reach 36°C. This makes it ideal for a blissful beach break, and with our handpicked selection of incredible hotels you’re spoilt for choice.
Perfect for an exotic cruise or beach holiday with a good dose of culture should you seek it, Egypt offers exciting sightseeing, diverse scenery and beautiful resorts. This is the best time to float down the Nile, witness the majestic Pyramids of Giza, or head to a peaceful beach resort if you want to avoid the sweltering heat of summer – which can regularly exceed 40°C in some places. Days usually average 26°C and nights are cooler.
Vietnam is a year-round destination with weather which varies by region due to the country’s long length, so there’s always somewhere to go. But you’ll want to avoid peak humidity and monsoon seasons. In April, the north tends to be cooler and drier than the central and southern regions – these are hotter but still less humid than the months ahead. South Vietnam is particularly pleasant at this time, with temperatures between 25 to 30°C.