Looking for a quick Easter holiday? Here’s some great suggestion that covers all the bases, whether its nightlife, culture, family fun, outdoors, beach or all of the above! Here at SIXT we’re happy to help.
- Average Temperature in April: 20°C
- Reasons to visit: Hot weather, rich history, the best food
Naples is a fantastic city brimming with incredible architecture, history and culture. April can be the best time to visit as the heat can be intense over the summer months and so instead it is pleasantly warm in Spring. Besides some of the best food in the world, particularly pizza, seafood and tomato-based recipes, you’ll also find beautiful cafes and wine bars scattered around the winding ancient streets. There are beaches to visit as well as day trips to the ancient ruins of Pompeii and you can even get to the top of the volcano, Vesuvius, that lies dormant above the city. Soak in the museums and explore one of the most interesting civilizations in all of Europe from its first beginnings through to its Empire, Renaissance and modern art movements today. Couples can also take in champagne cruises right off the bay at sunset, or simply watch it from the veranda of a world-class restaurant.
- Average Temperature in April: 14°C
- Reasons to visit: Incredible nightlife, picturesque setting, weird attractions
As one of the prettiest cities in Europe, there’s no reason Budapest shouldn’t be considered when planning a Spring trip. Once two cities divided, Buda and Pest, the now conjoined metropolis sit ideally on the Danube River surrounded by green hills and mountains. But it’s not just the natural scenery that should entice you the city boasts some of the most unique bars in Europe with and one of the most creative music scenes on the continent. You’ll find in areas like the Jewish District some of the famous ‘ruin bars’, massive buildings that were shelled in wartime now working as open-air theatres and hangouts for the creative elites. Alternatively, Budapest has incredible five-star dining experiences for what many would consider unbelievably affordable prices, as well as castles and buildings dating back centuries. All this combined makes for a lively, cultural and romantic holiday.
- Average Temperature in April: 10°C
- Reasons to visit: Fun for the family, best outdoor activities, unique towns
If you’re looking to see the breath-taking country of Norway then consider visiting the region of Stavanger, which is particularly good in springtime weather. Once there you can walk around the old district of Gamle and marvel at the restored wooden buildings and walk along the cobbled streets that all date back to the 1800s. The town centre as well holds some medieval landmarks including the Domkirke, a cathedral from the 1300s. There are also museums to learn about Norwegian trade and expert, that may sound odd on a first glance, but the Canning Museum and Petroleum Museum offer interactive exhibitions that are really fun and enlightening: perfect for families. Of course, being in Norway you want to see an incredible nature. The Lysefjord Cruises show you the surrounding fjords, considered to be one of the prettiest in the country. On this cruise, you’ll pass the waterfalls, mighty rocks, caves and other ancient monuments of the country. You can also arrange to hike many of these surrounding mountains, including the popular Pulpit Rock.
- Average Temperature in April: 14°C
- Reasons to visit: Artistic heaven, fine dining, rich architecture
It’s no surprise that Wes Anderson has his own Café in the Austrian capital. Vienna is a quirky and magical place brimming with artistic dignity and culture. The architecture is stunning ranging from Baroque to modern movements. You can marvel all day and night simply by walking the streets but some of the most impressive feats of their architecture can be found by exploring some of the palaces such as the Belvedere. Inside the Belvedere you’ll find artwork ranging from the old to the contemporary, including works by one of the cities most celebrated painters, Gustav Klimt. If you’re a fan of that artistic movement then you can also visit his most famous student’s museum, Egon Schiele, one the greatest expressionist painters who ever lived. As for dining, there are of course restaurants all over the city offering everything from tavern food to Michelin star quality, or take advantage of the April warmth and enjoy fish and prosecco at one of the many markets that operate in the centre of the city.
- Average Temperature in April: 16°C
- Reasons to visit: incredible beaches, surfing, lazy evenings, great food
We saved our beach recommendation until last but it is by no means the least attractive places to go in April. San Sebastian in Spain is picturesque and has pristine beaches, cool architecture, and a wonderful promenade, the northern coast city has only just been discovered by the rest of the world to winning the European Capital of Culture award in 2016. The food is excellent with its own style of highly decorative tapas called pintxos. Be sure to have two per place with a drink before moving on as the area thrives on originality and diversity in their menus. There’s also great surfing with Zurriola beach, but if you just want to take in the scenery then go relax at La Concha. For a full day then go explore the tivy coves of the Isla de Santa Clara by ferry ride. In the old part of town, you’ll find a host of restaurants, many of which being world-class with some of the most extensive wine lists in Spain; around them to are some bohemian bars perfect for those warm nights that seem to have drifted slowly from the day.