Where's hot in April?

Spring in the UK can mean changeable weather, but elsewhere there are comfortable pre-summer temperatures to be found. Schools usually break up for the Easter holidays during April, and you can get some nice warmth in the Mediterranean around this time too. If you're not pinned to the school holidays, head to southern Europe in April to avoid the crowds before the peak summer boom. Alternatively, go long haul and enjoy the hot weather in the Caribbean, South East Asia, or any of our other suggestions below.

Scroll down to see our five top tips for a sunny holiday in April.

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Rome

Rome

April in Rome

2h 22m
Approximate UK flight time
19
Average Temperature
7
Hour of Sunshine

With the weather that little bit cooler, a visit to Rome's most famous sites - like the Forum and the Coliseum - will be a little more comfortable. Then there's the Vatican and St Peter's Basilica to see, before you nip round the corner to the Gelateria dei Gracchi for an ice cream. The 21st April is also Rome's birthday, which the city celebrates in style with parades, parties and fireworks. We'd expect nothing less.

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Or how about Cambodia?

Cambodia

Cambodia

April in Cambodia

12h 6m
Approximate UK flight time
28
Average Temperature
8
Hour of Sunshine

Cambodia celebrates New Year - or "Chaul Chnam Thmey" - in April. So while some of the more touristy sites will be closed from 13th to 17th, the street parties (and water fights) will definitely make up for it. With the temperatures staying hot and the rainy season not starting until May, this is the ideal time to hit the white sand beaches of Sihanoukville. Sightseeing can be done, but just be aware that days trekking around the temples might be a bit harder in the heat.

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Or how about New Orleans?

New Orleans

April in New Orleans

12hr 15m
Approximate UK flight time
22
Average Temperature
10
Hour of Sunshine

Welcome to the jazz capital of the world. You can't come to New Orleans without seeing a live gig, and although the most famous haunts are on Bourbon Street, anywhere around the French Quarter will do the job nicely. In April, boiled crawfish is in season - a local delicacy along with fried chicken and gumbo. Mardi Gras might have passed in February, but rest assured - there's always a party going on in New Orleans, and expect parades and street gatherings to celebrate Easter.

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April in St Lucia St Lucia

April in St Lucia

8h 17m Approx. UK flight time 27°C Average temperature 9 Hours of sunshine per day

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April in Costa Rica Costa Rica

April in Costa Rica

10h 37m Approx. UK flight time 26°C Average temperature 8 Hours of sunshine per day

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