The best places to go on holiday in June
With its delightfully long, bright days, holiday spirits are fit to burst in June. There are so many options for beach holidays - both in Europe and further afield - ensuring a promising start to your summer glow. With travel companies offering all their summer routes, but school holidays still yet to arrive, you should be able to score some excellently priced flights. A perfect time for a romantic, child-free getaway, perhaps?
Reliable for its almost guaranteed sunshine, Spain is simply glorious in June. It’s a brilliant time to explore attractive cities such as Barcelona and Seville, where the weather can become unbearably hot in the height of summer. Beach hop along the two gorgeous coastlines in Andalucia, rejuvenating at one of the many plush resorts, or kick back with a cocktail in Ibiza, home to some incredible scenery and delectable beaches once you step away from the party strip.
Croatia has become a firm favourite among jet setters in recent years, and it’s not difficult to see why. The glistening Dalmatian coastline is the real jewel of the country, with a string of charming islands that are packed with secluded coves and shimmering turquoise seas. Try starting in Split and taking an island hopping sailing cruise to see its hidden treasures. Don’t miss Dubrovnik either, with its charming, cobbled-street old town and iconic red-roofed cottages spilling down the hillside.
It’s dry season in Peru’s Eastern Rainforest and Andean Highlands, making it an excellent time for trekking the great Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Use beautiful Cusco as your base, which also offers direct access to the ancient Sacred Valley, peppered with old Inca Towns and offering a wealth of adventure activities, such as trekking, mountain biking or rafting down the dramatic Urubamba River. You’ll also arrive in perfect time for the spectacular Inti Raymi, the annual Incan Festival of the Sun that takes place in Cusco and is an impressive celebration of the winter solstice.
Meanwhile, over here in the northern hemisphere, we’re celebrating the summer solstice. Sweden hosts Midsommar, a quaint family-fun celebration of the longest day of the year that takes place in the sunny countryside - if you’re up in northern Sweden, you’ll be experiencing 24 hours of sunlight, so prepare for a long old party! Elsewhere, popular hotspots such as Stockholm are brimming with a delightful summer buzz, and the spectacular scenery of the UNESCO listed Höga Kusten, ‘high coast’, is experiencing perfect hiking conditions.
There’s no better month for a California road-trip down Highway 101. Drive in style along breathtaking stretch of coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles, taking in quirky Venice Beach, the incredible Big Sur, stylish Santa Monica, and glitzy Hollywood. There’s so much scenery to see in California; step inland from the dazzling coastline and you’ll find the sun-drenched wine regions of Napa and Sonoma, along with the magnificent landscapes of Yosemite National Park.
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