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18 of the Best Holiday Destinations in June

Are you planning a holiday in June? We know just where to go.

June, the time of year when you’re in desperate need of a break, from work, from daily chores, from everything. So why not take this break you’ve been dreaming of? Put your ‘out of office’ reply on, find a pet sitter, water your plants and go on holiday! Not next June, this June!

The Best Holiday Destinations in June

What makes June so great? Well, June is the Northern Hemisphere summer and often falls outside the rainy season at many exotic holiday destinations. That means clear skies, pleasant weather and a fine time to be had by all, especially outdoors. June is also considered part of the shoulder season in many destinations, making it the perfect time for summer holidays as there are usually fewer crowds and accommodation and attractions tend to be a bit cheaper.

This all sounds fantastic, but where should you go? Well to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 18 of our favourite holiday destinations in June. You have no more excuses.

Croatia

Nestled in Southeast Europe along the Adriatic Sea, Croatia offers a balmy blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. June is a great time to explore this Mediterranean gem as the weather is warm, but not scorching, and the tourist crowds are thinner compared to peak summer months. What makes Croatia a bucket-list destination is its stunning coastline dotted with picturesque towns such as Dubrovnik and Split, each boasting its own unique charm and history.

You can pick and choose what you want to do, from immersing yourself in the rich heritage of cities like Zagreb or Trogir, strolling through ancient Roman ruins, to marvelling at the cascading waterfalls of nature reserves like Plitvice Lakes National Park. One of the best ways to explore Croatia is by sailing along the Dalmatian Coast is a popular activity, allowing you to discover hidden coves, secluded beaches, and charming islands in the bright blue waters of the Adriatic.

Tonga

In the South Pacific Ocean near Fiji and Samoa, lies Tonga, a paradise of pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and rich Polynesian culture. June marks the beginning of Tonga’s dry season, making it an excellent time to visit with its sunny days and clear blue skies. What sets Tonga apart from other tropical destinations is its untouched natural beauty and the warm hospitality of its people.

Explore ancient Polynesian archaeological sites, swim among colourful coral gardens teeming with marine life, and immerse yourself in local traditions by attending cultural festivals like Tonga National Day, featuring traditional music and dance. Sailing around the islands of Tonga offers a unique perspective, allowing visitors to discover hidden bays and remote atolls while enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the South Pacific.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Amalfi Coast is located along the Sorrentine Peninsula in southern Italy is renowned for its dramatic cliffside villages, turquoise waters, and Mediterranean charm and is often referred to as ‘The Divine Coast’ due to its beauty. In June the weather is warm, the days are long, and the summer crowds are still manageable. True to its nickname, the Amalfi Coast features heavenly coastal scenery and a rich history dating back to ancient times.

There’s no shortage of things to do, like exploring charming towns like Positano and Ravello, wandering through narrow cobblestone streets lined with pastel-coloured buildings, and marvelling at architectural gems such as the Cathedral of Amalfi. The Amalfi Coast is a popular destination for sailing as it gives you a unique view of the rugged coastline from the sea, allows you to discover and explore many coves and grottoes, and soak up the sun in style.

Corfu, Greece

Corfu, a Greek island in the Ionian Sea off the northwest coast of the mainland, is a haven of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. A holiday in June offers warm temperatures, clear skies, and fewer tourists, making it one of the best times to explore the island’s treasures. Corfu is one of the most famous of the Greek Islands due to its blend of Venetian, French, and British influences reflected in its architecture, cuisine, and cultural traditions. Wander through the charming streets of Corfu Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit ancient landmarks such as the Old Fortress, and relax on stunning beaches like Paleokastritsa.

Keen to explore more? How about hopping on sailing yachts and Corfu discovering the island’s pristine beaches and hidden gems tucked away along the island’s rugged coastline for a unique and memorable Greek island experience?

Fiji

Fiji, an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean northeast of New Zealand, is renowned for its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant coral reefs. June offers pleasant temperatures, minimal rainfall, and fewer tourists, making it an ideal time to visit this tropical paradise. There is a lot of fun to be had in Fiji. Relax on white sandy beaches fringed by swaying palm trees, snorkel or dive among colourful coral gardens teeming with marine life, and explore traditional Fijian villages to learn about local customs and traditions.

Sailing is ingrained in this South Pacific nation’s culture and is almost as popular as its rugby team. Discover remote islands, pristine lagoons, and untouched landscapes only accessible from the sea, then step off onto the white sandy beaches and bask in the warmth of the South Pacific sun.

Corsica

Nestled in the Mediterranean Sea southeast of the French mainland and west of Italy, the French island of Corsica calls travellers with its diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Want to beat the crowds? Head there in June when temperatures are warm, skies are clear, and the high-season crowds are only trickling in. Corsica’s rugged mountains, pristine beaches, and charming fishing villages are the main draw cards, but there is lots to do.

Explore the island’s national parks, hike along scenic trails, relax on sandy beaches like Palombaggia, and immerse yourself in the local culture in towns such as the stunning Bonifacio, known for its majestic cliffside location or sail along the island’s breathtaking coastline with ample opportunities to swim, snorkel and savour meals on board on its calm turquoise water.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, a small island in French Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean, is what you see in your mind’s eye when you think of a tropical paradise. White sandy beaches, palm trees swaying in the breeze, crystal-clear turquoise water and iconic overwater thatch bungalows with stunning views of forested Mount Otemanu. If you’d like to experience this slice of paradise without crowded beaches and restaurants, then June is the perfect time to go. The weather in June is dry and warm, making it a great summer holiday destination. While June marks the start of Bora Bora’s peak tourist season, it’s considered a ‘shoulder’ season with fewer-than-peak-season-normal visitors.

This gives you some space to indulge in water activities such as snorkelling or diving among vibrant coral reefs, relaxing on pristine beaches, and savouring Polynesian cuisine at waterfront restaurants (without waiting hours in queues). Tropical islands and sailing are inseparable and Bora Bora is no different. Sailing is one of the best ways to explore the region, from visiting neighbouring islands, experiencing the tranquillity of the famous coral-lined Bora Bora Lagoon, and witnessing breathtaking sunsets over the Pacific.

Maldives

The Maldives is a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean, southwest of India. This archipelago is known for its overwater bungalows, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and vibrant coral reefs. June is a great time to visit the Maldives as it is characterised by warm weather, with an average daytime temperature of around 27 to 31 degrees Celsius, cooled down by occasional showers. Besides its weather and pristine beaches, what makes The Maldives so popular is its unique geography of coral atolls that offer unparalleled snorkelling, diving and swimming opportunities.

Snorkel or dive among colourful coral gardens, then step ashore for some relaxing, world-class spa experiences. There is nothing like a leisurely cruise on a sailing yacht, especially in a place as beautiful as the Maldives.

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, a large island in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of Thailand, is known for its vibrant culture, stunning white sand beaches, and crystal-clear waters. The high season in Phuket is from November to February, making June ideal if you’re looking for a more tranquil escape. In June the weather is warm and while there may be some rain showers, sunny days far outnumber rainy ones.

Phuket’s blend of traditional Thai culture, modern amenities, and a variety of landscapes, from bustling markets to tranquil temples makes it a bucket-list destination for many travellers. Relax on world-class beaches like Patong and Kata, explore Buddhist temples such as Wat Chalong, and indulge in the flavours of Thai street food, not to mention sailing, snorkelling and diving in the crystal-clear blue waters that Phuket is famous for.

The Seychelles

An archipelago in the Indian Ocean northeast of Madagascar, Seychelles has everything a tropical island dream is made of – pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and unique biodiversity. Beyond its next-level beaches, Seychelles is famous for its granite outcrops, including the iconic granite boulders of Anse Source d’Argent. Remember, Instagram or it didn’t happen!

There is a ton to do in the Seychelles, with relaxing on secluded beaches and snorkelling or diving among vibrant coral reefs at the top of the list. Feel like a hike? Grab your pack and trek through Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve to witness rare Coco de Mer palms.

Komodo, Indonesia

Arguably one of the most well-known islands in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia, is Komodo and its famous Komodo Dragons, the world’s largest living lizard. Thinking of visiting during the warm month of June? It just so happens that June is the best time to witness these giant reptiles in their natural habitat.

But Komodo isn’t just about dragons, its diverse marine life, coral reefs, and the Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will make it worth the trip on their own. Get on a sailing yacht and cruise around the waters of Komodo, diving, snorkelling and swimming among the marine life and corals and exploring the unique Pink Beach, one of the many highlights of the picturesque islands of the Komodo.

Sardinia

Sardinia, an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea west of the Italian mainland, invites travellers with its rugged coastlines, pristine beaches, and unique cultural blend. June, featuring warm temperatures and fewer tourists, allows visitors to explore Sardinia’s beauty at a leisurely pace. Sardinia’s ancient archaeological sites, such as the Nuraghe, and the island’s distinct blend of Italian and Sardinian traditions make it one of our must-visit June destinations.

If relaxing on gorgeous beaches and savouring gorgeous food sounds like a dream holiday, Sardinia is the place for you. Relax on beautiful beaches like Costa Smeralda, savour local Sardinian cuisine, or go on a leisurely cruise along the Sardinian coast. However, if a more action-packed holiday is more your pace, the famous Rally Sardinia WRC event is traditionally held in June, where you can witness drivers hurtle at 100km/h down Sardinia’s picturesque coastal roads, then join a relaxing cruise to unwind.

Faroe Islands

Nestled in the North Atlantic between Iceland and Norway, the Faroe Islands feature unique and unspoiled landscapes with dramatic cliffs, picturesque fjords, and traditional villages. June brings long daylight hours and milder temperatures to these rugged islands, making it an ideal time to explore the raw beauty of the archipelago.

Hike along scenic trails, explore charming villages like Tórshavn, spot puffins and seabirds on sea cliffs, and immerse yourself in the islands’ rich Viking heritage, you can even try to learn a few words of the Faroese language.

Lofoten Islands, Norway

With its towering mountains, fjords, and charming fishing villages Lofoten, the Lofoten archipelago in Northern Norway is a popular year-round holiday destination, especially in June. During June the weather is milder and has very long daylight hours, providing the unique opportunity to experience the lingering evening light of the midnight sun.

Lofoten is famous for its dramatic landscapes, tiny fishing villages like Reine and Henningsvær, friendly people and a myriad of outdoor activities like hiking, sailing among the breathtaking fjords, kayaking, and even surfing. If you’re looking for a summer holiday with a difference, head to Lofoten, we promise it will be a holiday you will never forget.

Bali

People from all around the world flock to Bali each year to see its lush landscapes, vibrant cultural traditions, and stunning temples. Located in Southern Indonesia, Bali is a great destination for a June summer holiday, offering dry, warm weather and the perfect time to explore Bali’s iconic ancient temples like Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot and Bali’s so-called Mother Temple, Besakih Temple (Pura Besakih). If you want to experience a bit of Balinese culture, the annual Bali Arts Festival (Pesta Kesenian Bali) runs from mid-June to mid-July.

However if adventure is more your cup of tea, Bali is a diver’s paradise, offering diverse diving opportunities, from the famous Liberty Wreck in Tulamben to the vibrant coral reefs around Menjangan Island. Divers can explore underwater temples, encounter unique marine species, and enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Bali is not just a famous diving destination, it’s also a surfer’s dream, especially in June when offshore winds, clear skies, and smaller, more consistent waves make popular surf spots like Uluwatu, Padang Padang, and Bingin popular with beginners and pros alike.

British Virgin Islands

If a tropical sailing holiday sounds like a dream holiday, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has your name on it. Located in the Caribbean off the east coast of Puerto Rico, the BVI is a sailing paradise with warm temperatures, steady trade winds, clear lines of sight and fewer tourists during the June off-season. The British Virgin Islands are renowned for their stunning beaches, clear blue waters, and a multitude of small islands to explore.

Charter a sailing yacht or join an existing trip and explore the island’s secluded bays and hidden coves, relax on beaches, such as The Baths on Virgin Gorda, and discover vibrant marine life as you snorkel or dive in the warm Caribbean waters. A holiday in the British Virgin Islands promises a perfect blend of tranquillity and adventure for those seeking an unforgettable Caribbean experience.

St Barths

If you’re looking for somewhere a bit more glitzy, head over to the famously fabulous St. Barths. This Caribbean island is known for its upscale resorts, designer boutiques, world-class gourmet restaurants, and chic atmosphere. Not keen on the crowds? Then June is the ideal time to visit this playground of the rich and famous. June is the off-season and while that means a chance of occasional rain, the weather is warm, the pristine beaches are uncrowded and accommodation is usually a little cheaper. If you really want to feel like a celeb, go sailing.

From the deck of a sailing yacht, you can dive into the crystal clear Caribbean water, explore nearby hidden coves, or just sit back and feel like a million bucks as you soak up the sun on deck. St. Barths provides a sophisticated Caribbean experience, combining natural beauty with high-end amenities for those seeking an indulgent retreat.

Svalbard, Norway

Svalbard, an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean situated between mainland Norway and the North Pole, offers a unique Arctic experience with 24-hour daylight in June. Despite the summer season, Svalbard’s northerly location means it has icy polar conditions year-round.

Sailing around Svalbard is a must as it gives you the opportunity to discover remote fjords, icy landscapes, and winter Arctic wildlife like polar bears, ringed seals and minke whales. In fact, June is the peak season for wildlife spotting and the perfect time to see these Arctic animals up close.

After an adventurous sailing expedition, step ashore and explore the town of Longyearbyen Svalbard, the largest of the 3 settlements on this icy archipelago. A visit to Svalbard promises an unparalleled adventure for those seeking a truly extraordinary journey.

June is the perfect month to get away from it all, whether you’re looking for a long relaxing beach break, an icy Arctic break or a quick city break, there’s a June destination perfect for any break.

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