Looking for an Easter escape? We’ve got you covered! Make the most of the public holidays this Easter by getting back on the travel wagon. Whether you’re looking for a city break, sunny island getaway, or something adventurous, we have the trip for you! Here’s some destinations worth considering for your Easter escape.
With Vietnam finally reopening it’s border for travel after 2 years, there’s no better time to go than this Easter! Although weather varies across this vast country, temperatures are mild and rainfall is light this time of year making it the perfect Easter escape. There’s no better time to head to the North for hiking the terraced rice fields of Sapa, with warmer weather, fields full of wildflower blossoms, and the hill-tribes begin preparing for a new farming season. The beaches in central Vietnam are warm and dry this time of year and the extreme typical heat of Southern Vietnam is mild.
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Visiting in the shoulder season for Easter will allow you to see the best of the ancient sites, without as many crowds. April temperatures are still hot and sunny but more comfortable than the height of summer. Always wanted to go on an overnight felucca trip sailing the Nile River? Well good news, April is the perfect time to go! The warmer evenings and mild heat makes it particularly good for overnight felucca trips and camping in the desert.
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Prepare to see the parks and gardens of Istanbul painted in colour as the infamous tulips are in full bloom for Easter. The city’s annual festival bring out over 30 million blooms across Istanbul’s streets and green spaces. Head on a ferry across the Bosphorus and you may even see pods of dolphins migrating to the Black Sea. For some sun and beaches, head South to Antalya and Bodrum we’re you’ll find plenty of sunshine. With sunny skies and pleasant temperatures, April is a great time to visit Turkey without the peak crowds.
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4. Sri Lanka
With minimal rainfall, blue skies, and beaches galore, Easter is the perfect time to visit before monsoon season hits. The beaches in the southwest are at it’s best in April. Head inland along Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle and you’ll find great conditions for hiking places such as Sigirya Rock, Adam’s Peak and exploring the hills of Tea Country as they expect rainfall well below their monthly average. Wildlife lover? Good news, you’re more likely to spot animals in their natural habitat this time of year as they gather around scarce water sources in Unawatuna and Minneriya National Park.
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Fancy seeing Japan’s iconic cherry blossoms? Easter break is the time to go! Prepare to see Japan’s parks, temples and canals in full bloom for only a few short weeks from early-mid April. You’ll also find many cherry blossom festivals or hanami being held by locals throughout the country, which are parties and picnics hosted for admiring the flowers. Be sure to have that camera ready, this one’s for the bucket list!
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Unlike many other parts of the Middle East, Jordan experiences four distinct seasons and varying climates across the country. But generally speaking, Jordan is at it’s best and prettiest in spring when much of the country becomes blanketed in wildflowers. Wander iconic sites such as Petra or the Wadi Rum desert when the weather is at it’s best and most comfortable. Easter is prime weather time to visit, it’s not too hot or cold, making for the perfect trekking conditions. Although April is one of the most popular times for tourists to visit, it is for good reason!
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7. The Greek Islands
The Greek Islands are starting to reopen from their winter slumber! Hit the beach and enjoy that spring sunshine without the overwhelming crowds or heat. The weather is sunny and just warm enough for a bit of sunbathing and short dips in the seas. As Easter still hits the shoulder season, you’ll likely find more affordable flights and accommodation, but with many bars, restaurants and nightclubs starting to reopen.
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