...
...

Photo credit Jannes Jacobs and Greta Caird

Cheapest places to holiday in June

It’s time to celebrate when it’s June! Summer is here and a ‘staycation’, a trip to the Mediterranean or a city break means great weather, without the rush of August crowds. Best of all, you’ll miss the scorching heat of July, while being able to take advantage of fantastic deals across the globe. Pack your sunscreen, flip flops and favourite summer read – ready to hit the beach!

Beach Holidays

June brings some of the best weather conditions to Europe, however many popular resorts are only just gearing up for summer crowds. What does this mean for you? A spot on the sand to yourself and bargain package deals.

South of France

Take a break on the French Riviera, before the masses arrive. Old-world opulence and year-round sunshine awaits in Nice, with its stunning coastline, magnificent architecture and world-renowned restaurants and shops. Head to Cannes for true glamour in a seaside setting, with celebrity spotting, super-sized yachts in port and couture shops. If you’d rather see charming villages, vineyards and markets, try the sandy shores of Languedoc.

Search for France holidays.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Italy’s Amalfi Coast offers some of the most dramatic and seductive scenery in the world. Picturesque towns sit above the sparkling sea, atop craggy mountains with lush forests. This makes it hard to choose a base, with pretty Positano, the sweeping views of Sorrento and Amalfi’s maritime history vying for top spot. Don’t forget your walking shoes, as the region is one of Italy’s top spots for hiking.

Search for Amalfi Coast holidays.

Mykonos, Greece

One of the country’s most famous islands, Mykonos, has long been known as a party destination, on a backdrop of gorgeous landscapes. Mythology has it that it was formed from the petrified bodies of giants, killed by legendary Hercules. Whitewashed villas, narrow streets and bougainvillea trees compete with the atmospheric waterfront. Try water sports, visit museums and shop till you drop in the capital, Hóra.

Search for Mykonos holidays.

Menorca, Spain

When all you want to do is relax and make the most of the ocean, Menorca is the place for you in June. The Balearic Island is much more laid back than its sisters, Ibiza and Mallorca. Here, it’s all about strolling coastal paths, discovering secluded bays, exploring mysterious Bronze Age sites and getting back to nature within rolling landscapes. The capital, Mahon, is a top spot for foodies, fantastic leather shoe shopping and historic architecture.

Search for Menorca holidays.

City Breaks

Not too hot, not too cold, June offers comfortable temps to explore some of the world’s top cities.

Copenhagen, Denmark

June sees the city of Copenhagen come alive, with swimming and soaking up the sun back on everyone’s agenda. Often ranked one of the happiest cities in the world, Copenhagen’s pristine streets, ease of living and fascinating attractions make it a holiday mecca. See the famous Little Mermaid Statue, follow in the footsteps of Hans Cristian Andersen, jump on a thrill ride at Tivoli Gardens and admire modern, innovative architecture contrasting with magnificent, historic buildings.

Search for Copenhagen breaks.

St Petersburg, Russia

Visit St Petersburg in June, to coincide with the commencement of White Nights. During this time, the sun never dips below the horizon and locals take full advantage, with festivals, parties, theatre and art taking centre stage across the city. Don’t miss a trip to the famous Hermitage Museum, the Church of the Savior on Blood, the Winter Palace and Peterhof Palace.

Search for St Petersburg breaks.

Long-Haul Holidays

Beat the tourist rush, on a long-haul holiday in June. This is when the weather is warm enough for swimming and outdoor adventures, but the prices for travel are much cheaper than the rest of summer.

Anguilla, Caribbean

Temps are heating up in the Caribbean in June and, though it marks the start of hurricane season, it’s unlikely to see bad weather conditions commence so early on. What it does mean, is that you’re likely to have one of Anguilla’s pristine beaches nearly all to yourself, after getting a great travel deal to get there. This is a place to adopt a slow pace, though adventure awaits with water sports, diving on coral reefs, fishing and horseback riding.

Search for Anguilla holidays.

Canadian Rockies

June in the Canadian Rockies means the weather’s warming up, but the tourists are yet to arrive. The region offers natural wonders that surpass belief, including thundering waterfalls, soaring mountain peaks, alpine meadows, lakes and an abundance of wildlife. Visit Banff National Park, take a scenic train ride, hike, golf, raft, fish and feed your inner adrenalin-junkie, before relaxing at a spa hotel in the mountains.

Search for Canada holidays.

UK Breaks

This month is perfect for a ‘staycation’, as June brings relief from the cold and, hopefully, a large dose of sunlight.

London, England

Make the most of London, with the festive feel of June. This is a time to enjoy longer days and mild evenings outside at a rooftop bar or pub terrace. Soak up the sun at a lush city park, dine alfresco at a street food market and join celebrations for the Queen’s birthday. You’ll find free, outdoor festivals across the city, plus plenty of horse racing action.

Search for London breaks.

Guernsey, Channel Islands

No, it’s not really part of the UK, but the vibe is resolutely British. Whether you visit by cruise ship or on your own, June is one of the driest months for a trip to the Channel Island of Guernsey. Popular St Peter Port offers pretty cobbled streets, Castle Cornet and Hauteville House. The coastline is speckled with hidden coves and long stretches of sand and your taste buds are in for a treat, with fresh, local seafood and succulent produce.

Search for Guernsey breaks.

For the most part, it’s hard to go wrong when picking a holiday destination for June. If great weather and outdoor activities are your main priority, you’ll find the sun in spades. Make sure you keep checking your inbox for incredible deals on flights, hotels and cruises, for June travel that’s friendly on the wallet

Similar blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

...

18th October 2021 by Emily Luxton

How to spend 4-5 days on holiday in St Agnes, Cornwall

Planning a holiday in St Agnes, Cornwall? Let me help! This lovely village on the north coast of Cornwall is the PERFECT place to explore the county. St Agnes is exactly what you want from a holiday in Cornwall. A beautiful beach, a wild and rugged coastline, and an unbearably cute village full of historic cottages, galleries, and independent shops. Then there’s the nearby St Agnes Heritage Coast, which is great for scenic cliff walks, surfing, exploring hidden coves, and wildlife spotting....

...

1st October 2021 by TravelDave

A trip around the coast of Cornwall

Went on a trip around Cornwall and made a little video to share. Went to Penzance on the sleeper train, then on to Land's End, St Ives, and Newquay. Was part of a trip around the UK and nice to explore Cornwall over a very few days.......

...

23rd September 2021 by While I'm Young

5 unique places to stay in Devon

Are you planning a romantic getaway in Devon and you’re looking for something a bit different to the usual hotels and B&Bs? There are a lot of one-of-a-kind accommodation options in the area! Unique hideaways, a holiday letting agency focusing on unique places to stay in hidden corners across the UK, has some excellent accommodations...

...

13th September 2021 by Emily Luxton

19 of the very best things to do in Oxford

Oxford feels like the quintessential British city. A beautiful, historic town known for its world-famous colleges, Oxford is full of amazing things to do. The stunning architecture and rich history are blended with a contemporary town centre and dozens of amazing bars and eateries. Making Oxford the perfect place for a day trip, city break, or a stopover on a road trip in England! This in-depth list of the very best things to do in Oxford was created with genuine recommendations from locals and...

...

8th September 2021 by The Wandering Quinn

How to do Thor’s Cave Walk. An easy walk in the Peak District

Thor’s Cave is a fantastic walk in the Peak District! Thor’s Cave walk is a fairly easy and short walk. It’s exciting, especially for children because of its mystical name and very cool location, because Thor’s Cave is not a normal cave on ground level or below ground. It is actually up high at the top of a hill! Thor’s Cave is a natural cavern set in Limestone Crag located in the South of the Peak District....

...

3rd September 2021 by The Wandering Quinn

8 unique places for glamping in Devon for couples that are romantic!

From Shepherd’s Huts to Yurts, glamping in Devon offers an experience to connect with nature and enjoy this wonderful county.. which let’s face it, can often be overlooked and passed through on the way to Cornwall! I loved my recent road trip in Devon and it truly showed me just how much Devon has to offer, especially with its North and South Coast which both offer a totally different vibe with many seaside towns and coastal walks. And the dramatic Dartmoor National Park filled with wild...

...

3rd September 2021 by While I'm Young

Best places to eat & drink in Sunderland

One of the things I love most about Sunderland is that it’s possible to dine out on the cheap. Some of the best restaurants in Sunderland aren’t at all expensive, but they don’t compromise on quality. In the past year or so, Mackems have seen huge investment in the city’s culinary scene with new foodie havens opening their doors at a pace even I, the hungriest girl in the world, am struggling to keep up with. I constantly have a list of new places to eat and drink in Sunderland that I...