For families with pre-school children, June is the perfect time to escape to the Mediterranean. For romance, Italy is beautiful at this time of year, and Croatia is sublime without being too hot. Lisbon is well known for its parties, but in June they celebrate Santo Antonio, starting with a costumed parade up to the city castle as a prequel to the most extravagant parties you’ll have ever experienced.
There’s all kinds of wonderful wildlife to experience in June; especially in Tanzania where the Great Wildebeest Migration is on the move. Then there’s the sublime beaches of Mexico or the adventure of Peru. Below you can browse all the destinations we offer that are best seen around this time of year.
Alaska's days are at their warmest & longest
June is the perfect time to submerge yourself in the real beauty that Alaska has to offer. A destination for adventure lovers to explore this pristine wilderness, from snow-capped mountains, sparkling glaciers, dense forest and rich natural parks with their abundance of wildlife to spot. Whether it be a cruise or self-drive adventure the longer days allow you to see this magical country at its best.
The great Wildebeest Migration is in the west
This is truly the best time to experience the great migration in action, from June to September the annual migration of over a million wildebeest and zebra will see the ‘endless plain’ come to life. A once in a lifetime spectacle to be admired. This unique conservation area offers some of East Africa’s very best game viewing opportunities. Whilst there take time out to admire the beauty that Lake Manyara has to offer.
Travel now to avoid the very busy peak season
Famous for the incredible Maya ruins, white sand beaches and an abundance of colonial history, making it a fun and vibrant area of Mexico to visit. Outside of the busy high season, June sees less rain and comfortable temperatures to allow you to enjoy this vibrant culture to its best. The stunning clear water offers fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving, not forgetting the lush dense jungles for a guided hike, all with the hospitality and food you would expect whilst in Mexico.
Beat the crowds but still enjoy great weather
What’s not to love? Tuscany is said to be the most beautiful region in Italy, with its fine wines and cuisine all to be enjoyed in the stunning surroundings of vast olive groves, vineyards and picturesque hilltop villages. This is an art lovers haven; follow in the footsteps of the many greats that have produced masterpieces inspired by the stunning scenery that surrounds. By going in June you’ll beat the crowds and enjoy all that Tuscany has to offer.
Beaches are at their most lovely
With so many islands and coastline, there is plenty to see and do in Croatia and with the gentle warm temperature of June, it is an ideal time to go. You can hop between the many beautiful islands, enjoy the abundance of seafood in waterfront restaurants, soak up the architecture in Dubrovnik and the explore the stunning inland scenery with forests, mountains and waterfalls. Whether you are after an outdoor adventure, art galleries, sublime food, sun-drenched beaches or historical architecture, Croatia has it all.
This is the best time to enjoy the Andes
A must for those seeking adventure, culture and dramatic landscapes, all in abundance. Off the beaten track, you can spend your days on horseback or exploring on foot, speed down the slopes of Cotopaxi on a mountain bike, stock up on traditional souvenirs at the famous Otavalo Market or simply enjoy spectacular scenery as you peer into the endless azure waters of the Quilotoa crater lake.
Enjoy an early summer holiday without the long flight
Whether you choose to explore the winding streets of Lisbon or relax by the beach with a glass of local wine - Portugal has something for everyone. With many regions to explore, the Algarve is perfect for families with a range of five-star resorts and top restaurants. For wine lovers enjoy a scenic drive along the Douro valley. Blessed with over 3000 hours of sunshine a year you’ll be spoilt for choice when picking a spot to soak up the sun.
Experience the religious festival of winter solstice
There are so many rich cultural experiences to incorporate whilst you are in Peru, but in June you can witness one of the most vibrant, the winter solstice festival. Redeemed as one of the most important events in the year, where the ancient Inca capital Cusco comes alive to celebrate the Sun God. The modern-day re-enactment sees hundreds descend the hillsides to watch the procession of ancient mummies through the town, colourful traditional costumes and a finale of horns, panpipes and beating drums. A must-see, majestic spectacle.
Long summer days in 'The Land of the Midnight Sun'
June is one of the best months to visit Norway, the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’. With the sun hardly setting, long sunlit hours stretch out before you to experience what this magnificent country has to offer. The once frozen snowy roads and mountains are open for you to travel as far and wide as you please, climb vast mountains, try your hand at mountain biking, hiking or even white-water rafting. Not forgetting a boat trip through the fjords to take in the most amazing views and pure fresh air.
Hot weather & a festive atmosphere
Not just the home of sangria, Flamenco, paella and siestas, although all spectacular, Spain has a lot more to offer. Whether it's a visit to the buzzing cities of beautiful Madrid or vibrant Barcelona; a week soaking up the culture of Andalucia, or just soaking up the sun in Mallorca, the variety of landscapes and culture in Spain is truly breathtaking. June brings lovely warm temperatures to enjoy this country at its best.