Best holiday destinations in June

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The best thing about deciding where to go in June is that you have so many options close to home to choose from.

There's also a number of benefits to going on holiday in June: you beat the school holiday crowds and, in some places, even the scorching heat of later summer months.

Top five destinations to visit in June

Technically speaking, June marks the height of summer in the northern hemisphere. This means that days are at their longest and likely to be full of bright sunshine too.

As you can see from our pick of five fabulous destinations below, they're all Med-based, which is simply because you're almost certainly guaranteed great weather thanks to the region's dry season at this time of year.

Where to go on holiday in June 2022 © vastateparksstaff - Flickr Creative Commons
Where to go on holiday in June 2022 © vastateparksstaff - Flickr Creative Commons

1. Cyprus

  • Flight time from London: 5 hours
  • Daily high: 31°C
  • Daily hours of sunshine: 12
  • Sea temperature: 24°C

The eastern Mediterranean is normally the warmest and sunniest region of Europe in June. Although Cyprus a little further away than ever-popular Spain or Portugal, the heat and cloudless sky more than make up for the slightly extended journey.

As do the generously warm sea temperatures around the likes of Paphos and Larnaca, which are the warmest in the Med at this time of year.

Ayia Napa Beach, Cyprus - photo courtesy of Cyprus Tourism Organisation
Ayia Napa Beach, Cyprus - photo courtesy of Cyprus Tourism Organisation

The following months see temperatures continue to rise across the island, which some people may find too hot, especially for very young children.

June, therefore, is a great month to go to Cyprus, making it a serious contender when deciding where to go for the best weather.

Recommended for Cyprus

Read more: Which resort in Cyprus is right for you?, 7 off the beaten track beaches in Cyprus & How to spend 48 hours in Paphos

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2. Marmaris, Turkey

  • Flight time from London: 4 hours
  • Daily high: 30°C
  • Daily hours of sunshine: 13
  • Sea temperature: 23°C

Much like Cyprus, Marmaris in June that's easy to get to not to mention lovely and hot. Daily highs in the thirties and moderate heat and humidity combine with lengthy spells of sunshine to offer truly perfect beach holiday conditions.

Don't forget the SPF, though, as the very high UV is dangerous if you don't protect yourself.

Marmaris harbour, Turkish Riviera © Mstyslav Chernov - Wikimedia Commons
Marmaris harbour, Turkish Riviera © Mstyslav Chernov - Wikimedia Commons

Marmaris and the resorts along its surrounding coastline have attracted holidaymakers for decades thanks to not only its wonderful summer weather but also its beautiful stretches of turquoise sea and array of things to do.

From water sports and beach clubs to historic ruins and museums for culture vultures, the region is well positioned to serve the needs of everyone, from families to groups and couples.

Recommended for the Dalaman & Marmaris Coast

Read more: Day trips from Marmaris & Things to do in Marmaris away from the beach

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3. Crete, Greece

  • Flight time from London: 4.5 hours
  • Daily high: 28°C
  • Daily hours of sunshine: 12
  • Sea temperature: 22°C

Sticking with the eastern Med, Crete, by far the largest of the Greek islands, is another of our June favourites. Iraklion is just as sunny as Cyprus, although perhaps a degree or two cooler.

The seafront at Chania, Crete © Anilah - Fotolia.com
The seafront at Chania, Crete © Anilah - Fotolia.com

There's no chance of rain, but with up to moderate heat and humidity in June, you might find it a touch sticky.

A great way to cool off is with a dip in the sea, and temperatures, while refreshing, are warm enough to enjoy for a break from the baking sun.

The added bonus of choosing Crete in June is that it's ever-so-slightly closer to the UK.

Recommended for Crete

Read more: 11 things to see & do in Crete & Best beaches & bays in Crete

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4. Costa del Sol, Spain

  • Flight time from London: 3 hours
  • Daily high: 26°C
  • Daily hours of sunshine: 11
  • Sea temperature: 20°C

Sitting closer to home than the Greek islands and likes of Cyprus and Turkey, is the coast of Spain, which is also glorious, if a bit cooler in June. You'll certainly find warm conditions, they just won't be quite as hot as further east.

A good choice is the well-equipped Costa del Sol, aptly named for its lashings of sunshine and comfortable temperatures, plus it's only a short flight away.

Puerto Banus, Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain © Tomas Fano - Flickr Creative Commons
Puerto Banus, Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain © Tomas Fano - Flickr Creative Commons

From Manilva and Marbella to Malaga and Nerja, there's a great selection of resorts to choose from. Temperatures in June are very pleasant, but the sea is still a little chilly for water sports and swimming.

If you don't fancy the beach, June is an excellent month to explore the history of southern Spain and soak up grand Moorish architecture found in the likes of Seville, Cordoba, and Granada.

Head inland to these historic centres, and you'll find it's roughly five degrees warmer than the coast and just as sunny during the day.

Recommended for the Costa del Sol

Read more: Your guide to the Costa del Sol & Which Spanish costa is right for you?

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5. Menorca, Spain

  • Flight time from London: 2.5 hours
  • Daily high: 25°C
  • Daily hours of sunshine: 10
  • Sea temperature: 21°C

The Balearic Islands are fabulous all year round, and by June things are warming up nicely for the summer season in Menorca.

Days are filled with loads of sunshine and only low heat and humidity. Meanwhile, evenings can be cool so pack an extra layer for after dusk.

Cala Macarelleta, Menorca © Morfheos - Flickr Creative Commons
Cala Macarelleta, Menorca © Morfheos - Flickr Creative Commons

Menorca, the second largest island after Majorca, has countless pretty old towns and harbours as well as beautiful beaches with plenty of activities in, on, and away from the water.

On top of things such as boat trips, windsurfing, and kayaking, you can also head inland to go hiking, cycling, or horse riding.

As a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the entire island is both beautiful and protected, teeming with natural wonders.

Recommended for Menorca

Read more: Menorca's hidden coast: best beaches & Top five walking trails in Menorca

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Alternative destinations to visit in June 2022

Not found your dream destination? We have a few more options, which sparkle in June to give you a little more inspiration.

Sticking with Europe, the weather in Capri, Italy merely completes the already pretty perfect picture. The characteristically colourful coastline comes alive during the summer months when, in June, temperatures hit 25°C, there's no less than nine hours of sunshine and only low heat and humidity.

There's a slim possibility of seeing a passing shower but that's very unlikely and certainly won't interfere with your plans. Book a lush suite at one of the swanky clifftop resorts and soak in the sun while gazing over the Neapolitan Riviera. Bliss.

Summer in Rocky Mountain National Park © sschremp - Fotolia.com
Summer in Rocky Mountain National Park © sschremp - Fotolia.com

For a holiday with a difference, consider the US state of Colorado. June is a wonderful time to go as temperatures are reliably high at around 27°C in Denver, up to 10°C cooler in the mountains.

There's also ample sunshine with 10 to 11 hours across the state, yet only low heat and humidity, and thanks in part to areas of high elevation, Colorado never feels too hot or sticky. It's a refreshing change with dramatic landscape and scenery on offer.

While towns such as Aspen and Vail are well known winter favourites for skiers, there's so much to do and see throughout the year. Denver and Colorado Springs offer big city vibes, yet with four national parks, including the Rocky Mountains and Mesa Verde, there's no excuse not to get your walking boots on and hit the trails for some hiking.

If a more exotic beach break is your idea of the perfect holiday in June, the African island of Zanzibar is hard to beat. Days are hot at 29°C with eight hours of sunshine and moderate heat and humidity, which can make it feel even hotter.

The incredibly clear sea is spot on at 27°C, making it a real treat for swimming or other water sports. Evenings also remain warm, rarely falling much below 21°C. Find a glamorous resort with beachside waiter service, and you'll rarely leave your lounger.

View from beach bungalow, Zanzibar © Revaz Ardesher - Flickr Creative Commons
View from beach bungalow, Zanzibar © Revaz Ardesher - Flickr Creative Commons

Finally, Bali is entering a period when it sees some of the finest weather of the year. Conditions are actually very similar to Zanzibar with temperatures reaching 30°C and nine hours of sunshine, however, the high heat and humidity does make it feel that bit hotter.

The sea is equally as inviting at 28°C and night times remain warm at 23°C - idyllic if you're after somewhere in June that's got a real taste of the tropics.

In summary, June is a fantastic month to go on holiday. Many destinations are relatively quiet and there are some great deals to be had.

So whether you fancy lounging by the pool in Turkey, strolling through the dense forest of the Rocky Mountain National Park or delving into the culture and history of southern Spain, we hope you're now armed with all the information to help you confidently decide where to in June for the best weather.

Don't forget to check out our latest collection of travel deals and discounts from big-name providers, while you can read more about where to go on holiday in June 2022 on our weather in June page.

Destination ideas for June 2022

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Rank Rating Score Destination
1 Weather Score for Antalya Coast in June is 100% 100% Antalya Coast, Turkey
  Weather Score for Guadeloupe in June is 100% 100% Guadeloupe
  Weather Score for Hawaii in June is 100% 100% Hawaii, United States
  Weather Score for Indonesia in June is 100% 100% Indonesia
  Weather Score for Israel in June is 100% 100% Israel
  Weather Score for Kenya in June is 100% 100% Kenya
  Weather Score for Madagascar in June is 100% 100% Madagascar
  Weather Score for Mozambique in June is 100% 100% Mozambique
  Weather Score for Queensland in June is 100% 100% Queensland, Australia
  Weather Score for Seychelles in June is 100% 100% Seychelles
  Weather Score for Western Australia in June is 100% 100% Western Australia, Australia
12 Weather Score for French Polynesia in June is 97% 97% French Polynesia
  Weather Score for Mauritius in June is 97% 97% Mauritius
14 Weather Score for Bermuda in June is 96% 96% Bermuda
  Weather Score for Cyprus in June is 96% 96% Cyprus
  Weather Score for Tunisia in June is 96% 96% Tunisia
17 Weather Score for Bali in June is 94% 94% Bali, Indonesia
  Weather Score for Puerto Rico in June is 94% 94% Puerto Rico
  Weather Score for Samoa in June is 94% 94% Samoa
  Weather Score for St Vincent & the Grenadines in June is 94% 94% St Vincent and the Grenadines
  Weather Score for Tanzania in June is 94% 94% Tanzania
22 Weather Score for Brazil in June is 92% 92% Brazil
  Weather Score for Fiji in June is 92% 92% Fiji
  Weather Score for Jamaica in June is 92% 92% Jamaica
  Weather Score for Martinique in June is 92% 92% Martinique
  Weather Score for Panama in June is 92% 92% Panama
  Weather Score for Papua New Guinea in June is 92% 92% Papua New Guinea
28 Weather Score for Egypt in June is 90% 90% Egypt
29 Weather Score for Antigua in June is 89% 89% Antigua
  Weather Score for Bahamas in June is 89% 89% Bahamas
  Weather Score for Barbados in June is 89% 89% Barbados
  Weather Score for British Virgin Islands in June is 89% 89% British Virgin Islands
  Weather Score for Florida in June is 89% 89% Florida, United States
  Weather Score for Georgia (USA) in June is 89% 89% Georgia, United States
  Weather Score for Lombok in June is 89% 89% Lombok, Indonesia
  Weather Score for South Carolina in June is 89% 89% South Carolina, United States
  Weather Score for St Lucia in June is 89% 89% St Lucia
  Weather Score for Texas in June is 89% 89% Texas, United States
  Weather Score for Virgin Islands in June is 89% 89% Virgin Islands
40 Weather Score for Dalaman & Marmaris Coast in June is 88% 88% Dalaman and Marmaris Coast, Turkey
  Weather Score for Halkidiki in June is 88% 88% Halkidiki, Greece
  Weather Score for Peloponnese in June is 88% 88% Peloponnese, Greece
  Weather Score for Sicily in June is 88% 88% Sicily, Italy
  Weather Score for South Africa in June is 88% 88% South Africa
45 Weather Score for China in June is 86% 86% China
  Weather Score for Costa Rica in June is 86% 86% Costa Rica
  Weather Score for Grenada in June is 86% 86% Grenada
  Weather Score for Japan in June is 86% 86% Japan
  Weather Score for Malaysia in June is 86% 86% Malaysia
  Weather Score for Maldives in June is 86% 86% Maldives
  Weather Score for Philippines in June is 86% 86% Philippines
  Weather Score for Sri Lanka in June is 86% 86% Sri Lanka
  Weather Score for Trinidad & Tobago in June is 86% 86% Trinidad and Tobago
54 Weather Score for Cape Verde in June is 85% 85% Cape Verde
55 Weather Score for Anguilla in June is 83% 83% Anguilla
  Weather Score for Cuba in June is 83% 83% Cuba
  Weather Score for Curacao in June is 83% 83% Curacao
  Weather Score for Dominica in June is 83% 83% Dominica
  Weather Score for Dominican Republic in June is 83% 83% Dominican Republic
  Weather Score for Mexico in June is 83% 83% Mexico
  Weather Score for St Barthelemy in June is 83% 83% St Barthelemy
  Weather Score for St Kitts & Nevis in June is 83% 83% St Kitts and Nevis
63 Weather Score for Greece in June is 82% 82% Greece
64 Weather Score for Hong Kong in June is 81% 81% Hong Kong
  Weather Score for Kerala in June is 81% 81% Kerala, India
  Weather Score for Turks & Caicos in June is 81% 81% Turks and Caicos
67 Weather Score for Albania in June is 80% 80% Albania
  Weather Score for Bodrum & Izmir Coast in June is 80% 80% Bodrum and Izmir Coast, Turkey
  Weather Score for Calabria in June is 80% 80% Calabria, Italy
  Weather Score for Campania in June is 80% 80% Campania, Italy
  Weather Score for Corfu in June is 80% 80% Corfu, Greece
  Weather Score for Costa Blanca in June is 80% 80% Costa Blanca, Spain
  Weather Score for Crete in June is 80% 80% Crete, Greece
  Weather Score for Croatia in June is 80% 80% Croatia
  Weather Score for Formentera in June is 80% 80% Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain
  Weather Score for Ibiza in June is 80% 80% Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
  Weather Score for Italy in June is 80% 80% Italy
  Weather Score for Kefalonia in June is 80% 80% Kefalonia, Greece
  Weather Score for Lefkas in June is 80% 80% Lefkas, Greece
  Weather Score for Lesbos in June is 80% 80% Lesbos, Greece
  Weather Score for Majorca in June is 80% 80% Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  Weather Score for Malta in June is 80% 80% Malta
  Weather Score for Montenegro in June is 80% 80% Montenegro
  Weather Score for Paros in June is 80% 80% Paros, Greece
  Weather Score for Paxos in June is 80% 80% Paxos, Greece
  Weather Score for Rhodes in June is 80% 80% Rhodes, Greece
  Weather Score for Santorini in June is 80% 80% Santorini, Greece
  Weather Score for Skiathos in June is 80% 80% Skiathos, Greece
  Weather Score for Skopelos in June is 80% 80% Skopelos, Greece
  Weather Score for Skyros in June is 80% 80% Skyros, Greece
  Weather Score for Slovenia in June is 80% 80% Slovenia
  Weather Score for Spain in June is 80% 80% Spain
  Weather Score for Syros in June is 80% 80% Syros, Greece
  Weather Score for Thassos in June is 80% 80% Thassos, Greece
  Weather Score for Turkey in June is 80% 80% Turkey
  Weather Score for Venetian Riviera in June is 80% 80% Venetian Riviera, Italy
  Weather Score for Zante in June is 80% 80% Zante, Greece
98 Weather Score for Ecuador in June is 79% 79% Ecuador
99 Weather Score for Cayman Islands in June is 78% 78% Cayman Islands
  Weather Score for Red Sea in June is 78% 78% Red Sea, Egypt
101 Weather Score for Cambodia in June is 75% 75% Cambodia
  Weather Score for El Salvador in June is 75% 75% El Salvador
  Weather Score for Goa in June is 75% 75% Goa, India
  Weather Score for India in June is 75% 75% India
  Weather Score for Mexico's Caribbean Coast in June is 75% 75% Caribbean Coast, Mexico
  Weather Score for Palau in June is 75% 75% Palau
  Weather Score for Singapore in June is 75% 75% Singapore
  Weather Score for Thailand in June is 75% 75% Thailand
  Weather Score for Venezuela in June is 75% 75% Venezuela
  Weather Score for Vietnam in June is 75% 75% Vietnam
111 Weather Score for El Hierro in June is 74% 74% Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain
  Weather Score for Kos in June is 74% 74% Kos, Greece
  Weather Score for La Palma in June is 74% 74% La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
  Weather Score for Samos in June is 74% 74% Samos, Greece
  Weather Score for Virginia in June is 74% 74% Virginia, United States
116 Weather Score for Aruba in June is 72% 72% Aruba
  Weather Score for Bulgaria in June is 72% 72% Bulgaria
  Weather Score for Corsica in June is 72% 72% Corsica, France
  Weather Score for Costa Almeria in June is 72% 72% Costa Almeria, Spain
  Weather Score for Costa Dorada in June is 72% 72% Costa Dorada, Spain
  Weather Score for Fuerteventura in June is 72% 72% Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
  Weather Score for Gambia in June is 72% 72% Gambia
  Weather Score for Gran Canaria in June is 72% 72% Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
  Weather Score for Italian Riviera in June is 72% 72% Italian Riviera, Italy
  Weather Score for La Gomera in June is 72% 72% La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain
  Weather Score for Menorca in June is 72% 72% Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  Weather Score for Morocco in June is 72% 72% Morocco
  Weather Score for Mykonos in June is 72% 72% Mykonos, Greece
  Weather Score for Naxos in June is 72% 72% Naxos, Greece
  Weather Score for Sardinia in June is 72% 72% Sardinia, Italy
  Weather Score for Tenerife in June is 72% 72% Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
  Weather Score for Tuscany in June is 72% 72% Tuscany, Italy
133 Weather Score for Oman in June is 70% 70% Oman
134 Weather Score for Algarve in June is 67% 67% Algarve, Portugal
  Weather Score for California in June is 67% 67% California, United States
  Weather Score for Cook Islands in June is 67% 67% Cook Islands
  Weather Score for Costa Brava in June is 67% 67% Costa Brava, Spain
  Weather Score for Costa de la Luz in June is 67% 67% Costa de la Luz, Spain
  Weather Score for Costa del Sol in June is 67% 67% Costa del Sol, Spain
  Weather Score for France in June is 67% 67% France
  Weather Score for Gibraltar in June is 67% 67% Gibraltar
  Weather Score for Jordan in June is 67% 67% Jordan
  Weather Score for Lanzarote in June is 67% 67% Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
  Weather Score for Massachusetts in June is 67% 67% Massachusetts, United States
  Weather Score for New Jersey in June is 67% 67% New Jersey, United States
  Weather Score for New York in June is 67% 67% New York, United States
  Weather Score for Ontario in June is 67% 67% Ontario, Canada
  Weather Score for Pakistan in June is 67% 67% Pakistan
  Weather Score for Pennsylvania in June is 67% 67% Pennsylvania, United States
  Weather Score for Portugal in June is 67% 67% Portugal
  Weather Score for Romania in June is 67% 67% Romania
  Weather Score for Tonga in June is 67% 67% Tonga
  Weather Score for UAE in June is 67% 67% UAE
154 Weather Score for New South Wales in June is 66% 66% New South Wales, Australia
155 Weather Score for South Korea in June is 64% 64% South Korea
156 Weather Score for Peru in June is 63% 63% Peru
157 Weather Score for Monaco in June is 61% 61% Monaco
  Weather Score for Namibia in June is 61% 61% Namibia

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