Wondering where to go in June 2018? Check out the best places to travel for sun in June, beautiful beaches, city breaks and long haul destinations.
For good weather guaranteed look no further than Spain’s Costa Blanca which sees daily highs of up to 32°C during the month of June. An ever-popular holiday destination among British holidaymakers, thanks to its long stretches of white beaches and family-oriented resort towns, you won’t go wrong here if you’re looking for some fun, sun and sand. Whether you prefer lively Benidorm, cultural Alicante or laid-back Santa Eulalia, there’s something here for everyone.
Croatia’s tourism industry has boomed in recent years, with holidaymakers discovering the delights of the country’s turquoise coast and stunning scenery. Avoid the crush of crowds in July and visit in June instead, when the days are already warm and long. A cheaper alternative to Italy, Croatia offers island-hopping adventures, out-of-this-world national parks and long expanses of golden sandy beaches. Take a cruise along the Dalmation Coast or pay a visit to the capital of Zagreb or the city of Dubrovnik, best known for its starring role in Game of Thrones.
Barbados is the perfect paradise if you’re looking for somewhere hot in June, with daily temperatures around 30°C. You’ll be arriving during the hurricane season but don’t worry, Barbados’ location places it out of the hurricane belt – in fact it hasn’t been affected by one since 1955. The weather tends to be a little humid, but what better excuse to cool off with a dip in the stunning azure waters. Spend your days snorkelling around the coral reefs or relaxing on the pinky-white sand. You can also discover the Crop Over Festival, which celebrates the end of the sugar cane season with food and craft fairs through June and July.
Bordeaux is a glorious city to discover during the month of June when the weather is hot and sunny without the heat being overbearing. You can stroll along the beautiful Garonne river, cool off at the Miroir d’Eau fountain at Place de la Bourse or enjoy the shade of a terrace with a chilled glass of Sauternes. This year, the city is hosting its bi-annual Wine Festival on the quays (14th-18th June) where you can sample some of the best wine in France at a great price. If a summer city break isn’t entirely your thing then don’t worry, Bordeaux is surrounded by lush vineyards that will be open to tours, as well as mountains to the south and the beautiful beaches at Lacanau and Arcachon to the west.
The chilled-out island of Menorca is a far cry from its more party-loving neighbours Ibiza and Majorca, so where better to spend a blissful week in the sun this June? With highs of 26°C, 11 hours of sunshine a day and temperatures rarely dipping as low as 18°C, this Balearic island guarantees good weather at this time of the year. In fact, Menorca is the epitome of a relaxing holiday, with its white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and beautiful landscapes. Simply sit back on a shady terrace with a gin cocktail – locally produced – and sample some of the island’s tapas. If you fancy a little more excitement, why not explore the rugged coastlines by kayak, boat or stand up paddle board, or take a bike ride around the island’s coastal paths.
A single visit to Genoa on Italy’s northern coast and you’ll wonder why you’ve never considered it before. The ancient city, the country’s largest sea port, was once an influential trade centre, long before the rise of the Roman Empire. Now, somewhat forgotten, it is often citied as one of the most underrated destinations on the Mediterranean Sea. Famous former residents include Christopher Columbus and Marco Polo and there is a wealth of beautiful sights to see, such as the Piazza De Ferrari square and the UNESCO protected Palazzi dei Rolli. Visit now before the temperatures become uncomfortable – Genoa in June promises warm daily temperatures of 21°C, with highs of 25°C.