With Easter just around the corner, this is the perfect time to plan your next trip. From strolling by the cherry blossoms trees in Tokyo to indulging in culinary delicacies in Barcelona, these are the perfect places to spend the upcoming holiday.
If you have to pick one month to visit Tokyo, pick April! And be sure to catch the cherry blossom. For the best views, visit one of the parks, Ueno, Sumida, or the National Garden. For a unique sight, rent a boat and row along the trees. Discover the city’s harmonious contrasts. Go to Asakusa to visit Tokyo’s oldest temple, and to Harajuku to see extreme fashion styles and trendy shops. And don’t skip the food! Try the mouth-watering specialties: takoyaki, yakitori, or the Japanese crepe, but don’t forget about sushi and ramen.
Barcelona is extremely popular during the “Semana Santa” (Holy Week). See the special Easter processions, parades and take part in the local traditions by buying a chocolate “mona” cake. Known worldwide for Gaudí’s architectural treasures, culinary gems and Mediterranean beaches, Barcelona is one of the best places to spend your Easter. Explore Barcelona’s wild side: do not go home after the bar fun is over and give the clubs a chance!
On the 13th of April, the Thai New Year festivities (Songkran) start, so book your tickets in time and don’t miss it. Enjoy three days of Songkran parties and friendly water splashing fun. For iconic views, go to one of the biggest attractions, the Big Buddha statue. For an outdoor adventure, Khao Sok National Park is the place you should seek. Enjoy the beautiful weather in Phuket on the Patong beach and get spoiled with the local food.
Spend your prolonged weekend on the beach on one of the 333 islands taking part in the Easter events or savouring your favourite cocktails. Start your holiday in Nadi, a city on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, where the traditional Fijian Crosswalk takes place during the Holy Week. The locals will make you feel welcomed. For more adventurous ways to pass your time, charter a boat to explore one of the islands, or head to the interior highlands for hiking, rafting and gorge scrambling. Have a unique diving experience and explore the hundred types of coral reef and thousand fish species.
Head to Miami and see how Americans celebrate Easter by participating in the lively egg hunts, parades, festivals, and luscious brunches. Go to ‘The Magical City’ to have fun on South Beach and do some shopping while you’re there. Explore the Jungle Island park and the Little Havana neighbourhood, heavily influenced by the Cuban culture. Little Havana offers great Latino food and music, so make sure you stick around to enjoy it.
Amsterdam has a lot to offer during April. Next to the beautiful canals and spring flowers, many museums and shops are open. This is the best time to visit Keukenhof, one of the most beautiful spring gardens in the world, and marvel at the millions of tulips. Discover the historical house of Anne Frank or give yourself a cultural boost by visiting the Van Gogh museum. Since Easter weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year in Amsterdam, buy your tickets in advance. Experience other cultures as well by indulging in some French, Indian, or Russian meals.