10 Best Places to Travel in June
With so many destinations at hand to spend the June vacations, planning a trip can be tricky. The month is a bit too warm with the dry seasons on a roll and the surroundings look a little bit fresher as the skies have opened up, trees look bright green, and with the singing birds. Whilst some relax with friends and spend time with their near and dear ones, others around the world try out new and exciting things by exploring new places. Whether one wants to laze around on a beach somewhere or wander colorful streets, there are alternatives to suit every taste. Either way, no matter the travel preferences here are some of the best places to travel in June around the world.
Chile is South America’s longest country, and perhaps one of its most underrated. While many flocks south for a quintessential Patagonia adventure, the rest of the country is deserving of some of the spotlight – Valparaíso (The Valley of Paradise) in particular. This colorful coastal city is known for its thriving art scene, bohemian culture and vibrant nightlife is perfect to spend the June vacations. Just to give some context, it’s where the famous poet, Pablo Neruda, drew much of his inspiration. The place is gritty and authentic, with a history shared between the docks and the dreamers, such as Pablo Neruda. Its architecture is colorful, sprawling and cluttering up the side of hills, which makes little sense but captivates even the non-photographer’s eye, pulling one in and captivating for days. There are cafés and artists, street art and hilltop vistas, corner shops manned by little old ladies on the same street as boutique stores. Poetry and art decorate the walls, whilst ships and colorful containers form a barrier between the land and sea. It is a place full of surprises from wandering the city’s winding boulevards, watching sailors arrive at their boats at Muelle Prat (Prat Dock) and maybe even trying out the country’s best and delicious empanada at Le Pato. This holiday destination makes up as one of the perfect and best places to travel in June.
Home to legendary reggae superstar, Bob Marley, this Caribbean island is an intriguing concoction of unspoiled coastline, deliciously spiced jerk cuisine, a laid-back lifestyle, and fascinating Rastafarian religion. Hurricane season is over by the time the month of June comes around, temperatures are idyllic and breezy. Plus, one will have successfully missed the droves of partying spring breakers. Jamaica is packed with natural wonders, artistic culture and good food, making this destination perfect to spend the June vacations. It is a country full of surprises from relaxing in the refreshing turquoise pools that surround Mayfield Falls, uncovering the myth of the White Witch of Rose Hall, watching brave divers plummet from the cliffs at Negril, trying one’s hand at the Jamaicans’ native tongue (Patois), discovering the secret recipe to local dishes, and sipping a rum cocktail or two at sunset in one of the many beachside bars.
Hong Kong is yet another one of those places, considered a stopover and not a destination in its own right. But, this bustling city gives a fascinating window into what the future of modern China will look like, making it ideal for spending the June vacations. With its impressive skyline, its varied foodie offerings, its many museums and concert halls – the place has a lot to offer. This vibrant urban center is split into a mass of different neighborhoods, each with its own specialty and personality, thus making itself up as one of the best places to travel in June. It is a country full of activities from shopping in Causeway Bay, digging into sophisticated dishes in SoHo, embracing the inner hipster in Sheung Wan, sampling a craft beer or two in Kennedy Town and so much more. Aside from all this excitement, Hong Kong also has over 260 outlying islands – boasting abandoned villages, challenging rock climbing opportunities, and other-worldly scenery. It makes for one of the best places to travel in June.
It’s no surprise that Morocco is one of the most popular destinations. Sprawling Saharan sands, bustling souks, pastel-hued cities – it is definitely a charmer. Taghazout, located in the southwest region of Morocco, Taghazout is a fishing village that is also considered as the country’s premier surfing destination, thus making itself as one of the best places to travel in June, as the temperatures remain warm and sunny during this time of the year. The place not just boasts its beachy appearance and blissed-out vibe but also, the Berber culture, camels, and Argan oil products prove it is still distinctly Moroccan.
If one is obsessed with orangutans then Borneo, and particularly Sabah, should be the next destination to tick off the bucket list. June kickstarts Sabah’s dry season, meaning fewer visitors, lower levels of rainfall and increased chances of finding these gentle giants in their natural habitat. It’s an ideal time of year for running on the beaches of Gaya Island, Kota Kinabalu and Sipadan too. The month of June also brings whale season with it. Offering keen snorkelers, the chance to go swimming in search of the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. Lankayan Island is a hotspot for tracking down these graceful beasts and is amazing for diving amongst its rainbow-colored reefs and sunken shipwrecks from times gone by. Head into Borneo’s lush jungles, down scenic rivers and through the vibrant villages of beautiful Borneo. On the way, soak up stunning mountain vistas, meet local indigenous people, relax in hot springs and have an encounter with some pretty special orangutans. There is no doubt that this adventure in Borneo will find its way into one’s heart and leave with unforgettable memories. This holiday destination makes up as one of the perfect and best places to travel in June.
Step out of the everyday and into the captivating Land of the Pharaohs this March. Egyptian springtime is getting underway, and dry days and daily temperatures of around 25°C can be expected. What better climate to set out and explore this country’s marvelous monuments, or set sail down the Nile in? Thus making itself as one of the best and perfect places to travel in June. Get to grips with the mythology and mystery that Ancient Egypt is shrouded in, as one visits the Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza, and the tombs of iconic rulers in the Valley of the Kings. Make way through the maze-like marketplace of Cairo’s Khan al-Khalili Bazaar; shopping for glass lanterns, jewelry, and other traditional trinkets. The feeling of being dwarfed by the two enormous rock temples of Abu Simbel is just beyond words.
A city like no other, Dubai is the story of the little fishing village that could, and of a city that has made it big – at least as far as opulence and grandeur is concerned. Spending the June vacations is a great idea to visit Dubai, as temperatures have not reached their peak yet and rain showers are few and far between. The city is surprising and opulent from taking trips to man-made islands carved like tropical palm trees, soaking up awe-inspiring vistas from the great heights of the Burj Khalifa, losing oneself in one of the world’s most enormous shopping malls and also taking a trip back in time to the historic area of Bastakiya, exploring its spice and gold souqs, thus making itself as one of the best and perfect places to travel in June.
More than cigars and vintage cars, this Caribbean giant is a vibrant mixture of history, culture, and cuisine. From Cuba’s historical streets of Havana to the pristine shores of the Caribbean, stroll through World Heritage cities, relive a fascinating colonial history and experience the rich heritage of music and dance that Cuba is renowned for. Dive into the incredible marine world and history of the Bay of Pigs, prepare to be wowed as you discover Baracoa’s mountainous surrounds, visit the birthplace of salsa and admire Trinidad’s unrivaled ambiance on this two-week adventure. From historic cars to fragrant cigars, and with plenty of rum and rumba in between, this adventure will take you into the heart of all things Cuban, making itself up as one of the best places to travel in June. Learn all about the pivotal role Che Guevara played in the revolution, salsa dance the night away at Trinidad’s famous Casa de la Musica, bask in the quiet beauty of Soroa, and enjoy strolling through the pastel-hued streets of Havana. Remember to sample a few of Cuba’s other specialties, including rum, coffee, and honey too. Longer, sunnier days, more manageable temperatures and slimmer chances of rain, all play their part in attracting travelers to Cuba’s Caribbean shores this time of year. This holiday destination makes up as one of the perfect and best places to travel in June.
Tucked in the middle of the former Soviet Bloc, Belarus is the shy neighbor of Russia, Ukraine, Poland and the Baltics – where Soviet, Polish, Orthodox and Jewish influences meet. Though it experienced a turbulent past, including bombings in World War II and Cold War-era Soviet control, it’s a modern country that offers unspoiled national parks, architectural treasures, and a delicious European-fusion cuisine, making itself up as one of the best places to travel in June. Still shrouded in mystery, Belarus needs to be visited to be understood. One will get acquainted with the country’s unique cities, such as Minsk and Brest, and enjoy the country’s scenic nature at Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park and Berezina Biosphere Reserve. This holiday destination makes up as one of the perfect and best places to travel in June.
Considered as one of the Mediterranean’s last frontiers for holiday destinations, Cyprus is a small island nation with a lot of tricks up its sleeve from Girne’s lively nightlife enjoyed nearby a Venetian castle, wild donkeys frolic near Karpacz’s pristine stretches of beach, have memorable local interactions, such as spending the evening in a log cabin near a traditional Cypriot Village and learning to make bread and cheese and opulent mosques juxtapose modern skyscrapers in Lefkosa (‘Nicosia’ to the Greeks). It is a sunny place with 320 sunny days per years to be exact and a culturally-rich country that is also a historic treasure trove, making itself up as one of the best places to travel in June. And that is exactly Cyprus is added to the ever-growing portfolio of destinations of one of the best places to travel in June.