A fantastic chance to explore one of the world's most remote and fascinating countries. Only open to tourists since 1974, Bhutan's philosophy of Gross National Happiness and entrenched Buddhism makes it a place like no other.
It's always an exciting adventure to travel to new places. Unfortunately, most of us can't manage to visit new destinations except for short time periods during the year.
That's why it's important to know which destinations are best to visit during your available travel time. We've done the research on weather, climate, seasons, crowds, and events. If April is when your next getaway will be, try one of these destinations.
Turkey is generally considered to be a year-round destination for tourism. However, the midsummers can be extremely hot and the midwinters extremely cold. April is springtime in Turkey, so temperatures are moderate and pleasant. It's a very good time to visit and explore the historical landmarks and cultural sites that are found throughout the country. A unique phenomenon in Turkey during April is that this is the peak season for tulips, and so the parks and gardens in places like Istanbul are blooming with colour.
The weather in Thailand during April is ideal for a coastal or cultural getaway.
The weather in the southeast Asian country during this time of the year is warm to hot, with temperatures ranging from 23 to 35 degrees Celsius, with an average of 24 degrees Celsius. Rainfall can occur, but this is rare. It is ideal for touring and sightseeing, as well as visiting the country's beautiful islands and beaches.
April is also the time of the year during which the Thai New Year takes place. This is also known as the Songkran, and takes place on the 13th of April every year. However, the holiday/celebration period lasts until the 15th of April. Many celebrations, festivities, and cultural events take place, and people visit temples to pray and give offerings. The most popular event occurs when people head into the streets to celebrate the water festival by spraying each other with water using buckets, balloons, and water guns.
Morocco is another country with springtime in April. Located in Northeast Africa, it enjoys the curious characteristic of having both a desert and Mediterranean coast climate. Its climate is much milder in general than other countries in the region. In April, the temperatures are warm to cool on average, reaching as high as 24 degrees Celsius. The days are generally warm and pleasant, while the nights can get chilly, especially in the desert. Rainfall is low, except for in the Atlas Mountains. April is also a good time to go to avoid heavier crowds before the peak summer season starts.
This is one of the most unique destinations you could visit in the world. A visit to the Arctic will give you the chance to say that you've been to the "top of the world". April is a very good time to visit the region for a number of reasons. The Arctic doesn't, of course, experience "typical" summer weather, but this is the time of the year when temperatures begin to increase, relatively speaking. Sea ice begins to recede, making the waters in the region easier to navigate by ship. This makes it a good time for shipping excursions or expeditions. April is also a good time to try out dog-sledding or snowmobiling, as well as skiing tours. These take place in places like East Greenland and Spitsbergen. April is also a good time for seeing the wildlife of the Arctic, which can be spotted in higher numbers. These include species such as the Arctic fox.
Uzbekistan is located in central Asia. It is very rich in historical and cultural significance, and is very well-known for these landmarks and sites. These include mosques, mausoleums, and other cultural institutions, most of which are stunningly beautiful. Uzbekistan was held under Persian rule for centuries, and was also a key stop on the fabled Silk Road.
It is found in a desert region, and so experiences extremely hot and dry temperatures, especially during the summer months. This means that going during spring or autumn is best in order to avoid the extreme heat. April is springtime, and is the most ideal time to go. The weather is mild and pleasant. This is also the time when the wildflowers of the Tien Shan Mountain come into bloom. They provide a spectacular sight, most especially the poppies and tulips.
April is a very popular time to visit Bhutan, and with good reason. This unique and mysterious southeast Asian country is found in the Himalayan region, and is a truly fascinating place to visit. It is abundant with natural beauty and striking landscapes. Its people are warm and friendly, and the country promotes the concepts of "gross national happiness". The primary religion of Bhutan is Buddhism, and there are many religious and cultural landmarks to visit and experiences to have.
April is a good time to visit because the temperatures are very pleasant at this time of the year. You can see the country's breathtaking valleys in their full springtime glory. April also falls during the rhododendron season, which occurs from March to May. The sight of the colourful flowers spread across the hillsides is splendid. The pleasant weather also makes it a good time to go hiking or trekking and truly experience the natural beauty of Bhutan.
In early April, Paro Tshechu, one of the biggest religious festivals in Bhutan, takes place.