Easter 2018 where to go on vacation. We have just entered the Carnival period, but Easter is not long in coming, so if you want to leave for a nice trip it’s time to get organized to plan your Easter holidays and choose your favorite destination. This year Easter will be “low”, ie at the beginning of spring, then the Carnival in the middle of winter (Ash Wednesday will be 14 February, Valentine’s Day).
The date of Easter, in fact, follows the lunar calendar, so it changes from year to year. Easter Sunday is set on the Sunday after the first full moon of spring, which this year will be March 31, a Saturday. Therefore, Easter Sunday 2018 will be Sunday, April 1st. A curious coincidence with the anniversary of the April Fools. The week of Easter holidays, therefore, will go from Thursday, March 29 to Tuesday, April 3, more or less. Period during which the schools will close and many families, but not only, will leave for the holidays. Here we want to give you some advice on where to go for Easter 2018.
Easter holidays are the period expected by many. After the long winter months, many yearn for the beautiful season and above all a pause for fun and relaxation, perhaps outdoors, which is an advance of the summer holidays. After the Christmas holidays, in fact, the Easter week is the longest holiday period, between winter and summer. So many will leave for a nice trip, which is a return to the country of origin – we already imagine many Italians returning to the South – or the departure for a beautiful city of art, in Italy or in Europe. There are those who will take advantage of it for the first taste of the sea. In short, the opportunities are not lacking. You just have to choose your favorite destination.
Here are our tips to be taken on the fly for your Easter holidays 2018, a review of destinations divided by subject areas, depending on the trends of the moment and your specific needs. Easter 2018 where to go on vacation.
Easter holidays are an opportunity for many to visit a beautiful city of art in Italy. Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples are the most popular destinations, but the offer is vast and even many other smaller cities definitely deserve a nice holiday. You are spoiled for choice. Here in particular we recommend the beautiful city of Palermo, Italian Capital of Culture 2018, with a calendar full of events and events, in addition to its architectural and artistic masterpieces to see. If then the weather is good and it’s hot, even if we are still in the very first days of spring, nothing removes the weather allowing you to take a dip or sunbathe on the beach of Mondello, just outside the city. So in Palermo you will have fun for sure and fill your eyes with wonders.
Among the other Italian destinations that we recommend for Easter there are art cities like Verona, Mantua, Cremona, Lucca, Orvieto, Perugia, Lecce. All beautiful cities, which offer a wide cultural, artistic and gastronomic offer and which also organize events for the Easter period.
If you are looking for nature instead, you have a very wide offer here too. For Easter 2018, at the beginning of spring, we recommend forests and natural parks in central and southern Italy, where you will find better weather conditions. Among the natural areas we recommend: the National Park of the Casentinesi Forests, with its thick woods and sanctuaries, between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna; the Natural Park of the Maremma, with its wild territory, always in Tuscany; the Regional Park of Matese, between Campania and Molise, the National Park of Gargano with the Foresta Umbra, perfect in spring; finally the Parco del Conero, in the Marche, with its breathtaking views of the sea.
The Easter holidays for many are an opportunity to leave for a nice trip to Europe. A beautiful city of art, an important capital, or a natural area. The choice in this case is also wide. Here we highlight the 2018 trends and unmissable places. Among them is the beautiful Seville, which with its rich architectural, historical and cultural heritage is one of the most beautiful and unmissable destinations in Europe, included by the Lonely Planet guide in the top 10 cities to visit in 2018. The magnificent cathedral, the sumptuous Alcazar Palace with its lush gardens are the main beauties of Seville, but many others are to be discovered.
Among the other destinations to visit at Easter in Europe we point out: Amsterdam, with the first tulip blooms, and the opening of the wonderful Keukenhof Garden, 40 km from Amsterdam; Bruges and the enchanting territory of Flanders;the south of France, with the Côte d’Azur, Provence and the Camargue, to see Grasse the city of perfumes; The south of Germany, with the Black Forest and the cities of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and its castles.
Also to be visited Vienna, with its Easter markets. Timeless destinations like London, Berlin, Paris and Barcelona. If you are looking for the sea for the first sun and the first baths, the destination on which you can go fairly safe is the Canary Islands. Here you will not find a tropical climate, but rather warm and pleasant to be able to sunbathe and if you want to try swimming in the sea. The other alternative to go to the beach in early April are the Red Sea resorts of Sharm-el-Sheik and Hurghada, (not in Europe, it must be said for geographic precision, but close to us). On the Greek islands, however, in early April it is still early to go to the sea, you may be lucky to find exceptional weather conditions, but if you choose to go only to the sea is at your risk, then better to choose the island of Crete, where you can do a lot of things, including visits to cultural attractions, museums, archaeological sites, Venetian fortresses, coastal walks and inland excursions; then if you’re lucky and the weather allows it you can dare a dip in the sea. The climate of Cyprus is warmer.
Water 2018 where to go with the familyFor the family Easter trip the ideal destinations are amusement parks, nature parks and art cities with attractions for children. Children can not wait to go to Gardaland or Mirabilandia and spring is the right time to attend the playgrounds, even for the fun of mom and dad. Gardaland, then, is in a beautiful area from the point of view of the landscape and in an optimal position if you love culture. The amusement park is near the beautiful town of Peschiera del Garda and from here you can visit the entire southern coast of the beautiful lake, with Sirmione and Desenzano del Garda. The beautiful city of Verona, then, is very close, as is the Parco del Mincio, up to Mantua. A perfect destination to combine the city of art and nature with fun.The Mirabilandia park, however, is close to Ravenna and the coast of Romagna, a perfect opportunity to show your children the beautiful city of mosaics and take a walk to the sea at spring. Among other destinations for families with children we recommend a visit to the castles of the provinces of Parma and Piacenza.
On all the castles of Grazzano Visconti, with its picturesque medieval village where many events are organized, and the characteristic Castle of Gropparello where many initiatives dedicated to children take place, with an itinerary in the Parco delle Fiabe.Pasqua 2018 where to go in pairsLisbon ( iStock) For couples Easter holidays, the ideal destinations are those that offer scenic, natural and urban beauty, art and culture, relaxation and quality fun. Among the destinations that can meet all these requirements is Portugal, with its breathtaking views, wild natural settings and romantic cities.
The country has won the World Travel Awarrds 2017 World Tourism Oscar, winning awards in numerous categories, as the best overall destination and best city for CityBreak in Lisbon. You can choose to take a trip to the main towns of the country, to discover the less touristic places, with a trip on the road by renting a car. Or stop in a big city, in Lisbon or Porto. Also visit the beautiful Algarve coast. Another couple’s trip for Easter holidays is in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik, to visit in this season, avoiding the crowded summer. As well as the cities of Ljubljana and Zagreb. In Italy, we recommend a couple trip for Easter to discover Sardinia.
From Costa Smeralda, descending towards San Teodoro, with the beautiful coves overlooking the island of Tavolara. Places of exceptional scenic beauty to admire in spring, out of the summer season. The other recommended destination is the city of Alghero with the Riviera del Corallo, a city of Catalan imprint with the striking bastions on the sea, monuments and historic buildings to see, archaeological sites nuragiche and a breathtaking natural landscape with the imposing promontory of Capo Caccia overlooking the sea.Pubo 2018 where to go with friendsPlaza Mayor, Madrid (Sebastian Dubiel, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikicommons) If you are planning to leave for Easter holidays with friends and you want to go to Spain, beyond the usual Barcelona, go to Madrid. The capital of Spain has a wide range of cultural attractions and entertainment, from the great museums, to the beautiful city parks, such as Parque del Retiro and the Botanical Garden to the panoramic terrace of the Círculo de Bellas Artes. In the city you will find many bars, typical restaurants, where fehave to eat, drink and have fun. The rites of the Setimana Santa, then, with the impressive processions along the streets, are very suggestive. If you have a week full of vacation do not miss a trip to the nearby beautiful city of Toledo.
A perfect destination for groups of friends is Berlin. The German capital is a lively, young city, crossed by many cultural ferments, it will be an opportunity to visit historical museums, the spectacular Alexander Platz, the areas where parts of the Berlin Wall have been kept and especially between nightclubs and discos will have a lot to have fun.Another destination for groups of friends, we recommend you the lively Copenhagen, which between culture, museums, events, festivals, restaurants, clubs, shopping, music has so much to offer.
Perfect for a holiday that satisfies all the tastes of your group. Do not miss, of course, the free city of Christiania.Pasqua 2018 where to go low costAthens, the acropolis with the Parthenon (iStock) Among the low cost destinations where to go to Easter 2018 definitely stands out Athens, the capital of Greece is in fact one of the cheaper destinations in Europe and the beginning of spring is the right time to visit it. Climb to the Acropolis to visit the Parthenon and the other masterpieces of ancient Greece will not make you fall to the ground like in summer with the heat and the crowd of tourists.
Athens is not only ancient Greece, but also a modern city to live by night going to locals and frequenting the plaza where young Athenians meet to be together and improvise concerts.
You can also take advantage of a visit to the coast and the islands of the Saronic Gulf, authentic wonders to visit with a day trip. The other low cost destinations for Easter in Europe are the capitals of the Baltics: Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn are beautiful cities , to be discovered, rich in monuments and picturesque historical centers recognized as Unesco Heritage. Cities also have numerous attractions for night-time entertainment, they are the new creative destinations from all over Europe, with cultural ferments, contemporary art and new exhibitions. In addition, they can be reached with numerous low-cost flights from all over Europe. Not to be missed.Finally, another cheap low-cost destination to visit, for its scenic and cultural-historical beauties, is Montenegro, an amazing country, to be discovered, from the coast to the hinterland.