10 Best Places to Travel in April

While the temperature raises in the Northern Hemisphere, flowers start to show their colors and trees break out in full bloom. April is often overlooked for travel, but for some it is the perfect time of year to sample the romance of Paris, the taste of Istanbul or the history of Shanghai. We have curated our top ten list of the best places to travel in April. Hand-picked by a team who has traveled to over 70 countries, this list is just a sample of amazing spring breaks that should be on everyone mind.

Top 10 Best places to travel in April are:

1. Istanbul, Turkey: Filled with rich history and enticing foods, Istanbul can take weeks to be fully explored. Spend a day discovering the Blue Mosque and Haghia Sophia, two exquisite architectural marvel, then head to the Grand Bazaar for some eclectic evening shopping and dining.


2. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Travel the waterways of this enchanting city as you watch thousands of cyclist making their way back home. A city of museums and festivities, don’t miss out on Amsterdam biggest party, the Dutch’s Queen’s birthday celebration, held on or around April 30th.


3. Shanghai, China: A trip to Shanghai is an unforgettable journey filled with a mixture of traditional experiences mixed with modern entertainment. Take a ride up a skyscraper, then a stroll in the Old City to fully appreciate the duality of this marvelous city.


4. Paris, France: Love is in the air throughout the year in Paris, but April is filled with blossoming chestnuts and a sense of new beginning. Take a promenade down the Seine, an elevator ride up the Eiffel tower and dance the night away in this amorous city.


5. Kyoto, Japan: Coming alive in springtime, Kyoto is famous for its cherry blossom season which provides a magical backdrop to the city’s many temples and shrines. Take some time out to chill by walking around the city’s many alluring sides.


6. Athens, Greece: Captivating with its rich history and famous sites, Athens is best visited when everyone else is home. Explore the ancients ruins and nearby hills, take a ride to Cape Sounion to see the famous sunset at Temple of Poseidon, then finish the night off enjoying a seafood dinner at Mikrolimano harbor.


7. Cairo, Egypt: Fascinating with its iconic pyramids and captivating mummies, Cairo will always remain a enthralling city that will bring out the Indiana Jones in anyone.


8. Petra, Jordan: Surpassing all expectations, calling Petra dramatic is an understatement. This unique capital of a vanished civilization can be best explored with a side trip to the splendid desert of the nearby Wadi Rum.


9. Madagascar: With an abundance of animal species unique to the island, Madagascar is an enchanting place where luxury hotels famed for their five-star service collide with an array of rugged outdoor experiences.


10. Cinque Terre, Italy: Considered by some as the best day hike, Cinque Terre is a series of five sea-hanging villages that are only accessible by train or walking. From the village of Riomaggiore, walk the Via dell’Amore to nearby Manarola, a famous & romantic path carved into the rock.

Cinque terre, Italy

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Roxanne Genier

Luxury Brand Management Consultant at Roxy Genier
Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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