As longer days come our way we can’t help but yearn for a cheeky getaway. We’ve done our research and had a good look at what’s going on across Europe, ran some tests in our underground lab and crossed some numbers to string together the top travel destinations in April 2018!

Whether you are a fan of the sunshine, a bit of a culture nut or like to live on the wild side – one, or all, of these destinations are sure to be the right one for you.

Palermo, Sicily

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Average temperature: 16°C

What’s on? In April, Palermo offers complete serenity with a touch of sunshine. Explore romantic villages which lie beneath this island’s mountainous terrain, hop from one restaurant to another sampling Sicily’s speciality – seafood, and take a hike up Mt.Edna afterwards. If you’re in need of further convincing check out these exclusive insider tips on Sicily from expert travel bloggers.  

How to get there: Being an island, the easiest way to get to paradise is by plane. Discover the best way to get to Sicily here.

Lisse, The Netherlands

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Average temperature: 12°C

What’s on? It’s that glorious time of year in The Netherlands when flower power reigns free. But the best place to adore row upon row of tulips is at the Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse. Late April would be the ideal time to visit as it is guaranteed that 99% of the flowers will be in full bloom!

How to get there: The town of Lisse is located an hour from Amsterdam. We recommend flying directly into Amsterdam and taking advantage of the wonderful Dutch public transport system to make your way there. Start by planning your route here.

Paris, France

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Average temperature: 12°C

What’s on? Paris in the springtime! When could there ever be a better time to go? The crowds aren’t as chaotic which means you can spend more alone time with the Mona Lisa, less time queuing for crepes and embrace Paris before the tourist season is in full swing! Before you go though, check out these 7 things you should know before visiting Paris.

How to get there: Paris has three airports, Charles DeGaulle, Orly and Beauvais, offering a huge array of international flights. Start planning your French rendezvous here!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Average temperature: 12°C

What’s on? If you’re looking for a party, look no further. Join the Dutch in orange to celebrate their national holiday, Kings Day. Taking place on the 27th of April, watch Amsterdam come alive with energy as the city pumps with national spirit and indulge in one of the best street parties in the world.

How to get there: Hop on a flight to Amsterdam’s international airport, Schipol. Find prices and routes here.

Mayrhofen, Austria

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Average temperature: 8°C

What’s on? Sun, ski and some serious headliners at the annual Snowbombing music festival, including electronic music royalty – The Prodigy. Taking place from the 3rd – 8th of April you’ll catch the last of the snow season and experience a music festival like no other! While you’re there we also recommend discovering the best of Tirol, this beauty of a region has plenty to offer.

How to get there: Situated in Austria’s region of Tirol, Mayrhofen can be a little tricky to get to. Fear not! Check out the best way to get you there, here.

Budapest, Hungary

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Average temperature: 15°C

What’s on? Hungarian’s like to welcome spring with arms wide open. The Budapest Spring Festival kicks off March 31st and finishes up April 23rd, giving you great flexibility and choice! The program includes performances from some of the world’s finest orchestras to contemporary circus acts, not to mention you’ll be surrounded by the beautiful Buda hills and stunning neo-classical architecture.

How to get there: Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt airport is a well-connected hub with a grand array of direct flights from all over Europe. Find the best flight for you.

Catherine Munnelly

Born and bred in Dublin, Catherine left the Emerald Isle in pursuit of exploration. Her hobbies include spending countless hours planning her next trip, travel blogging and Google deep diving.
Catherine Munnelly