When April comes along, spring across most of Europe has well and truly sprung. As such, let’s take a look at the ten warmest countries in April for your spring getaway.
April is one of the best times of the year in many parts of the calendar. It’s not too hot, and it’s not too cold.
You can head out during the day in light clothing and bring a jacket to keep you warm against the gentle breeze brought on by night.
If you want to have a warm holiday in April, we’ve got you covered with the ten warmest countries in Europe in April.
The World Bucket List’s top tips for visiting Europe in April:
- April is a busy month for tourists visiting many European countries. Be sure to book accommodation well in advance. Never leave it to the last minute.
- While these countries are the warmest in Europe in April, don’t forget about April showers! Pack an umbrella, just in case.
- There are some really incredible festivals across Europe in April, like the Girona Flower Festival, Brighton Food Festival, and Solothurn Beer Days in Switzerland, to name a few.
- Destinations like Greece, Spain and Italy will be super busy this time of year. Consider some of the lesser-travelled entries on our list, like Armenia and Malta.
10. Greece – for a warm, comfortable heat
Greece is a stunning European country that is known for beautiful landscapes, breathtaking beaches, and exciting party islands.
Located in the south of the country, Kos is consistently one of the hottest Greek islands, and in April, you’ll be able to sit out in the sun with a cold drink and bask in the glory of the warm weather.
The average daily temperature in Greece in April is around 20 C (68 F), so it’s not too hot, but a warm, comfortable heat.
9. Cyprus – one of the warmest countries in Europe in April
Temperatures in Cyprus are similar to that in Greece around April time, averaging around 21 – 23 C (69.8 – 73.4 F) during the day.
Due to its position in the eastern Mediterranean, it maintains a wonderful heat throughout the month of April and is also one of the warmest countries in Europe in May.
Cyprus is known for its surreal archaeological sites, so April is the perfect time to explore them away from the baking heat of the summer. As such, Cyprus is one of the warmest countries in Europe in April.
8. Spain – head to the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands are the hottest region of Spain in April, and it’s a beautiful part of the world to visit this time of the year.
In the grand scheme of Spanish weather, April is relatively mild, with temperatures maxing at around 22 C (71. 6 F).
You’ll be able to enjoy lying on the beaches during the day and walking around, seeing the sights without breaking a real sweat. Be sure to bring a light jacket in the evenings.
7. Malta – for long evenings on the beach or by the pool
In April, Malta’s average temperatures sit around 20 C (68 F). With a mild to warm temperature, this is a great destination in April for long evenings spent on the beach or by the pool.
Spring, in general, is the perfect time to visit Malta because you can enjoy the sites without the crowds the summer brings. It is undoubtedly one of the warmest countries in Europe in April.
6. Portugal – a great time to visit Lisbon or the Algarve
Portugal is a stunning country rich with a diverse culture, beautiful food, and a great mix of beach and city to split your time. This is easier with a Lisbon itinerary, helping to make the most of your trip.
Average temperatures in Portugal in Spain sit at around 18 – 20 C (64.4 – 68 F) during the day. Whether it’s Lisbon, or the Algarve you choose to visit, April is a great time of year to journey to Portugal.
Whilst here, you could also check out some of the most incredible caves in Portugal.
5. Italy – explore the continent’s culture
Not forgetting the delicious Italian food that can be found from the top of the country to the bottom, which can be enjoyed outside on most days in the month of April.
Just like most places in Europe at this time of year, be sure to bring warmer clothes for the cool evenings.
READ MORE: our Italy bucket list
4. France – head down south
While the north of the country is considerably colder, the southern region of France reaches average temperatures of between 17 – 19 C (62.6 – 66 F) in April.
The southern part of the country is truly unique to the rest of France, and being so close to the coast, the fresh seafood is to die for. If you’re thinking of visiting Europe this April, be sure to put France on your list.
3. Croatia – for beautiful coastal landscapes and charming port towns
Much like France, Croatia is a couple of degrees colder than most of the entries on this list, with average temperatures of around 17 – 19 C (62.6 – 66 F) in April. However, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be considered.
Hvar is one of the warmest parts of the country in April and is home to charming port towns, beautiful coastal landscapes and a unique culture to explore.
2. Armenia – a lesser travelled European country
Average maximum temperatures in Armenia in April reach up to 20 C (68 F). One of the lesser travelled European routes, it would certainly be a shame to forget about Armenia if you’re considering a spring trip to Europe.
1. Hungary – the perfect time to visit Budapest
Hungary is certainly one of the cooler entries on our list, with average daily temperatures of 15 C (59 F). Nonetheless, it remains one of the warmest countries in Europe in April. Stay as comfortably as possible in one of the city’s great Airbnbs.
If you are visiting the Hungarian capital of Budapest, April is a wonderful time to visit because there are fewer crowds, and it can be pretty hot and sweaty during the summer months. So, you can explore everything the city and wider country have to offer in comfort.
Your questions answered about the warmest countries in Europe in April
Where in Europe is the warmest in April?
The Canary Islands, like Tenerife and Gran Canaria, are some of the hottest destinations in Europe in April. In terms of mainland Europe, Cyprus is one of the warmest holiday spots.
What places are really hot in April?
Around the world, some of the hottest destinations in April are Cairo, Cancun, Marrakesh, Orlando, and the Costa del Sol.
Which part of Spain is warmest in April?
Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and Lanzarote are some of the warmest parts of Spain in April.
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