7 Best European Destinations to Visit in April

April is one of the most beautiful months to visit Europe. It’s hard to find a place where spring hasn’t pained amazing colors and the weather is not at least acceptable. Southern Europe – especially Crete and Malta – are warn enough for a dip in the water!

This year (2017), April is also the month when Easter is celebrated. Countries such as Italy and Greece are excellent choices to enjoy the festivities.

Heraklion, Crete


April average temps: 20 C / 68 F
Average accommodation price: from 42 USD per night (via Booking.com)

Heraklion is the capital of Crete and an excellent choice if you want to get to know this Greek island. It is home to an incredible Archaeological Museum which holds the remains of the 3000-year old Minoan civilization and the stunning palace of Knossos is also nearby.

While you are here, enjoy the amazing food that Crete has to offer.

Valletta, Malta


April average temps: 18 C / 65 F
Average accommodation price: from 81 USD per night (via Booking.com)

The capital of Malta has been a UNESCO World Heritage site for a long time already. There are a lot of historical sites to visit and you should also check out the colorful shops and excellent restaurants.

For a spectacular view, take a walk along the sea outside of the city walls. You will be fascinated by the view of the enchanting harbor with the many forts and marinas.

Palma de Mallorca, Spain


April average temps: 18.7 C / 65.7 F
Average accommodation price: from 82 USD per night (via Booking.com)

The capital of the Balearic Islands is a well-known winter-sun destination. But spring is just as amazing to visit (minus the accommodation prices which start to go up quite a bit). With a lot of historical sites to visit and a charming historical center, Palma can keep you busy even if you don’t plan to dip in the sea. Though you should, since there’s one pretty close to the city center!

Palermo, Italy


April average temps: 18.4 C / 65.1 F
Average accommodation price: from 30 USD per night (via Booking.com)

Spring is an excellent time to visit Southern Italy! The weather is gorgeous but not yet hot and the accommodation is still affordable. With a lot of historical sites to visit, Palermo can keep you busy for some good days. And of course, you should indulge in the local staples, such as the oranges, gelato, and pasta dishes.

Lisbon, Portugal


April average temps: 19.2 C / 66.6 F
Average accommodation price: from 24 USD per night (via Booking.com)

Lisbon is an excellent choice for a weekend break. Surely, no one stops you for spending a lot more time here. Between the food, art, lovely neighborhoods, and warm weather, you will be delighted to discover markets and hidden gems. Long and sunny days in April allow for plenty of time spent enjoying this beautiful city.

Amsterdam, Netherlands


April average temps: 11 C / 53 F
Average accommodation price: from 194 USD per night (via Booking.com)

You know what the Netherlands is famous for? Tulips! And April is prime season for them! On top of this colorful event, on April 27, the country celebrates King’s Day. So plan for some awesome free concerts and a lot of fairs and markets to check out in Amsterdam.

Sighisoara, Romania


April average temps: 15 C / 59 F
Average accommodation price: from 24 USD per night (via Booking.com)

One of Transylvania’s gems, Sighisoara is a city which can be visited any time of the year, but if you don’t fancy the cold winter, then spring is a great choice! You still need a jacket since you are, after all, in the mountains, but you will be able to enjoy the city’s superb medieval citadel without too many tourists around you. Be aware that the opening hours at the museum still work on winter time so you may have the surprise to find it closed at 5 pm (like we did, in May!).

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