14 Family destinations for spring 2024

Get ready for an unforgettable family adventure in Spring 2024! Is Spring the new Summer? Travelling during Spring is easier, more affordable and less crowded in popular summer destinations. Check out my curated list of 14 family destinations for Spring.

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Natural Beauty: Slovenia is known for its beautiful landscapes, including the Julian Alps, crystal-clear lakes, and picturesque countryside. Lake Bled is a must-visit destination.

Rich Cultural Heritage: From the charming old towns of Ljubljana and Maribor to the medieval Predjama Castle. Visit the unique underground world of Postojna Cave.

Outdoor Activities: Hiking and cycling in the Triglav National Park and go whitewater rafting in the emerald-coloured Soča River. 



Rich History and Ancient Sites: Greece is home to many iconic historical sites such as the Acropolis, Delphi, and Olympia. Explore these ancient ruins and learn about the birthplace of Western civilisation.

Warm Hospitality: Immerse in Greek culture and participate in traditional festivals and experiencing buzzing life in Athens. 

Stunning Beaches and Islands: From the white sands of Santorini to the turquoise waters of Nafplio or Naxos, take a chance to relax and soak up the sun. 


balearic islands

Mild and pleasant weather: With average highs ranging from 18 to 23 degrees, it is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities.

Beautiful Beaches: From the idyllic coves of Formentera to the quiet hippie village of Ibiza, there are plenty of options for beach lovers. 

Natural beauty: The islands are home to several nature reserves and marine parks, providing opportunities for hiking, biking, and water sports.




Stunning Landscapes:  From the beautiful waters of Cefalù and Taormina to the dramatic coastline of Scala dei Turchi and the beautiful Aeolian Islands. 

Cultural events: Immerse yourself in Sicilian culture and traditions with religious celebrations and food and wine festivals. 

Hiking and outdoor activities: You can hike in nature reserves, explore the Peloritani Mountains, or go cycling through the countryside.



UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Albania boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the ancient city of Butrint and the pristine Gashi River.

Untouched by mass tourism: Albania remains relatively undiscovered by mass tourism, allowing you to truly explore and experience the country’s hidden gems without the crowds.

Unspoiled nature: The country is blessed with breathtaking landscapes ranging from snow-capped mountains and deep canyons to picturesque lakes and lush forests. 


italian lakes

Water activities: Sailing, boating, swimming, and kayaking. Whether you prefer to relax on a luxurious yacht or try your hand at windsurfing, there are plenty of options to enjoy the water.

Picturesque towns and villages: The lakes are dotted with charming towns and villages, each with its own unique character and charm. 

Hiking and outdoor adventures: The lakeshore and surrounding mountains offer many hiking trails and outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts. 

If you want to read more about Italian Lakes, read about our spring adventure over here 



Wildlife sightings: Many species, including red deer, otters, and various bird species, are more active during this time of year. 

Blossoming gardens: From the stunning Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh to the enchanting Inverewe Garden in the Highlands, you’ll be surrounded by blossoming flowers.

Stunning castles: During spring, these take on a new charm against the blooming surroundings. Whether it’s Edinburgh Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, or Dunrobin Castle, you’ll be transported back in time.


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Pacific Northwest Gardens: Spring is the perfect time to explore these gardens as the flowers and plants are in full bloom.

Outdoor Activities: Hiking, cycling, and boating. With the arrival of spring, you can enjoy these activities under the warmth of the sun, surrounded by natural beauty.

Wildlife Viewing: Take a whale-watching tour or visit one of the nearby wildlife reserves for a chance to see these majestic creatures.



Mild weather: a pleasant season for outdoor activities. From hiking to visiting outdoor markets and gardens, you can explore without being overwhelmed by extreme temperatures.

Outdoor activities: Enjoy hiking in the picturesque Japanese Alps, exploring the countryside on a bike, or enjoying watersports along the coast. 

Visit historical sites: Explore Kyoto’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Kiyomizu-dera and Fushimi Inari Taisha, to experience Japan’s rich cultural heritage.



Weather: April falls within Peru’s shoulder season, meaning the weather is generally pleasant and dry, making it an ideal time to explore the country without extreme heat or rain.

Machu Picchu: Enjoy the breathtaking scenery without the crowds that flock during peak season.

Unique landscapes: Spring brings lush and vibrant landscapes to various regions of Peru, including the Sacred Valley, Colca Canyon, and the Amazon rainforest.



Coffee tours: If you’re a coffee lover, Guatemala is a paradise. April is right in the middle of the coffee harvest season, and you can take tours to learn about the coffee-making process and taste some of the finest Guatemalan coffee.

Lake Atitlán: Known for its stunning beauty and tranquil atmosphere. You can explore the surrounding indigenous Mayan villages, go hiking, or simply relax by the lake.

Tikal: The ancient Mayan city of Tikal is one of Guatemala’s most famous archaeological sites. Explore the ruins without the crowds. The dry season also offers better visibility. 



Spring landscapes: The countryside in Morocco comes alive during April with lush greenery, blooming flowers, and vibrant landscapes. It’s a perfect time for nature enthusiasts and photographers to capture the beauty of the country.

Coastal exploration: Essaouira and Casablanca, are pleasant to visit in April. You can enjoy beach activities, fresh seafood, and charming vibes without the peak summer crowds.

Desert adventures: April provides more comfortable temperatures for visiting the Sahara Desert. You can enjoy camel trekking, stay in traditional Berber camps, and witness mesmerising sunsets and starry nights in the desert.



Wildlife Viewing: April is a great time to spot lemurs, chameleons, and other unique wildlife species in their natural habitats. 

Beaches and Coastal Landscapes: Enjoy the beauty of these pristine sandy shores, snorkel in clear waters, and relax under the sun without the tourist crowds.

Trekking Adventures: From exploring rainforests to crossing mountainous terrain, embark on thrilling hikes and witness breathtaking landscapes



Historical sites exploration: Visit ancient ruins such as Ephesus, Troy, or Hierapolis without the usual crowds, allowing for more in-depth exploration and appreciation of these ancient civilisations.

Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia: April is an excellent time to experience a hot air balloon ride over the unique fairy-tale-like landscapes of Cappadocia. 

Beautiful Beaches: Turkey boasts stunning coastlines along the Mediterranean, Aegean, and Black Seas. Enjoy the crystal-clear waters and golden sandy beaches. 


Spring is a beautiful season to explore may destinations with the family. It makes for more relaxing, less crowded and less expensive holidays that during peak summer months. 

I hope you found good inspiration and are ready to go on a Spring adventure with the family. 

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