Years ago, a small group of our friends gathered and planned international trips with a particular goal in mind: spending the days hiking and eating well every evening. When it came time to determine when to travel, we decided to take our trips when the daytime temperatures were ideal for walking, which we determined to be between 62-70 degrees F (17-21 degrees C). It turned out to be a good idea.
When we planned our many years of constant travel – we continued with the notion of traveling in a comfortable temperature range as much as possible. Every potential destination was charted for annual averages for high and low temperatures each month as well as how many days and how much rainfall were average each month. We circled the top three months that were ideal times to visit each destination.
You might wonder where we chose for our travel in April these past years…
The pleasantest of Aprils was spent on our month-long stay in Florence, Italy in 2018.
In April 2017, we visited Arizona to watch birds. We heard there had been a recent rare sighting of the tufted flycatcher, a bird whose range is Mexico down through northwestern South America. We took off in search of the bird on a mountain where it had been last seen.
We’ll never forget the earthquake in coastal Ecuador in April 2016. The town where we were headed had just been destroyed.
We spent most of April 2015 visiting our grandchildren and their parents in California.
We made it almost halfway around the world in April 2014 to Tasmania. (Where is it? Tasmania is an island off the southeast coast of Australia.)
The American southwest desert is one of the nicest places to be in April – so in 2013 we again traveled to Arizona – this time to Tucson.
We wanted to go to Cappadocia and finally made it there in April 2012.
Consider traveling to places you want to go when the temperature is just right and the rainfall is manageable. If you’re planning a trip, we can tell you from experience that Italy, Arizona, Ecuador, California, Tasmania, and Cappadocia are all wonderful and worthwhile destinations in April.