- Where to go in June
Where to go in June
It’s the start of the summer season – but where’s best to holiday in June? Warmer weather in the northern hemisphere means it’s a great time to explore closer to home, whether you’re dreaming of Mediterranean isles or quintessential English villages. There are long-haul options, too – our team have recommended a couple of exciting far-flung destinations that are fantastic to travel to in June. Read on for their recommendations…
Our pick: the best places to visit in June
“The Festival of the Sun is the most important celebration in the Inca calendar – join us in Peru and we’ll mark the occasion with traditional song, dance and cuisine. The rest of your time here will be spent seeing the country’s highlights, from Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca.”
- Cassie Stickland, Product Manager
Visit Croatia in June and you’ll enjoy beautiful weather (think average highs of around 27°C), plus the benefit of beating the summer crowds that fill streets and squares in August. Make the most of the sunshine on a small-ship cruise, where your days can be spent discovering hidden coves and Italian-style towns, and your evenings enjoying al fresco meals and drinks up on deck.
The Greek Islands are basking in sunshine by June, but you’re still a few weeks away from the soaring temperatures of high summer. Make the most of the pleasantly warm weather and explore cobbled lanes, whitewashed villages and pebbled coves. And if it gets too hot? Retreat to a shady taverna for chilled local wine and a crisp Greek salad
The wild beauty of Alaska is at its best during the state’s short summer, when days are long (expect around 19 hours of daylight in Anchorage). June is also the start of peak whale-watching season in Alaska, which lasts until September – look out for majestic humpbacks and killer whales.
It’s the start of the great British summer, so why not take advantage of the (hopefully) warm weather and explore some of the beautiful sights on our own doorstep? Dorset is a great option, combining soft sandy beaches with rolling countryside and plenty of quaint tea rooms for scones with jam and cream.