26 Cheap destinations for 2022 with great weather in June

If you have your summer vacation in June then you are in pretty good shape. Since most of Europe’s wealthier office workers have their holidays confined to July and August, those who are able to travel in June will find smaller crowds and better deals in most places. The best places to visit in June are spread all over the northern hemisphere, and many of them are cheap.

Planning in advance is still key, as demand from Americans and Canadians will book the best hotels at the best rates, but you do have more flexibility in June. We have listed 26 places around the world that all have fantastic June weather as well as reasonably priced accommodations once you arrive.

COVID-19 situation in 2022

As of late March, 2022, many popular countries are reopening their borders to vaccinated visitors without quarantines or further tests. The situation continues to evolve, but it’s looking like the coming summer may be much closer to normal for travelers than either of the previous two.

It’s important to check each country that you might want to visit, and then keep on top of the news after that. That said, it looks like vaccinated travelers may have many excellent choices for the first time in years.

May 2022 update: There are now many great countries with no COVID restrictions or vaccine requirements

Important June 2022 Holidays

  • June 1 – Pancasila Day (public holiday in Bali and throughout Indonesia)
  • June 2 – Spring Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)
  • June 2 – Republic Day in Italy (public holiday)
  • June 3 – Queen Suthida’s Birthday in Thailand (public holiday)
  • June 3 to 5 – Dragon Boat Festival (China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan)
  • June 6 – Agong’s Birthday in Malaysia (public holiday)
  • June 6 – Whit Monday (public holiday in France, Germany, and many other European countries)
  • June 16 – Feast of Corpus Christi: A major celebration in most Catholic countries (Italy, Spain etc)

The Americas

In North America June is obviously the start of summer, but most of the north isn’t really cheap enough to make this list. In South America it’s winter in most places, so only the Tropical cities are worth a look for a good-weather bargain at this time of year. The hot countries in June are mostly in the north at this time of year.

The Caribbean

If you are looking mainly to relax in the sun rather than explore a city then the Caribbean is ideal in the month of June. The weather is pretty much perfect even as hotels drop rates to low season prices. Mexico around Cancun is particularly cheap but Jamaica and the Dominican Republic also offer amazing prices. For those who want maximum value and especially people who like to drink by the pool or on the beach, the all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean have astonishingly low prices in June.

Cancun, Mexico

  • June avg high: 91°F/33°C
  • June avg low: 77°F/25°C
  • June avg precip: 5.4″/13.5cm

While June is one of the wetter months in the Cancun area, the rain almost never comes down for more than an hour or so at a time, and it tends to be refreshing when it does fall. Better still, the hotel prices are very low in June so you’ll be able to get amazing deals at even the nicest hotels in the area, with inexpensive flights as well.

If you are looking for a high-rise resort on a beach then you’ll definitely want to look along the main Hotel Zone in Cancun itself. But if you would prefer to stay in an actual town with dozens of nearby choices of local restaurants and bars, then you should head to Playa del Carmen or even the island of Cozumel just across the water. They will all be bargains in June, and the sea breezes will keep you cool during the times you aren’t in your air-conditioned hotel room. Tulum, which is just south of Playa del Carmen, is a trendy new destination for creative types.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$58 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$126 per night for two people

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

  • June avg high: 89°F/32°C
  • June avg low: 77°F/25°C
  • June avg precip: 1.7″/4.0cm

June is a warm month in Punta Cana, but it still gets almost no rain so you’ll be able to spend all day on those lovely white sandy beaches if you like. This is where you want to go if you are looking for an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean with great service at shockingly reasonable prices. In June you should find room rates that are so low they will look like mistakes, yet they are real, and the resorts here are all professionally run.

This area gets crowded with European visitors during July and August, and most of the resorts here are owned by Spanish (or at least European) hotel companies. So June is the perfect month for great weather and modest prices for an all-inclusive resort. The flights to the new and efficient airport here should be well priced this month as well. In case you heard that Punta Cana was a dangerous place to visit in 2019, it turned out not to be the case after extensive investigations by the FBI and others.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$52 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$121 per night for two people

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Montego Bay, Jamaica

  • June avg high: 90°F/32°C
  • June avg low: 76°F/24°C
  • June avg precip: 1.5″/3.8cm

If you don’t like the sound of Punta Cana then you might prefer to find a resort in Montego Bay, where pretty much everyone speaks English as a first language. The town itself is kind of a dud, so you are best off booking at one of the large self-contained resorts along the coast near town. The all-inclusives here are good deals, but there are other good options as well.

If Montego Bay itself doesn’t sound ideal then you might instead consider Negril or Ocho Rios, both of which are about 90 minutes away from Montego Bay Airport. Ocho Rios has a similar strip of large resorts along its coast, with some interesting nearby sights and attractions. Negril, on the other hand, is best for smaller beach hotels along 7-Mile Beach, where there are many small restaurants and bars to choose from nearby each property. This is where you go to find the old-school super chilled out Jamaica.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$83 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$212 per night for two people

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Mexico City, Mexico

  • June avg high: 76°F/24°C
  • June avg low: 54°F/12°C
  • June avg precip: 5.3″/13.3cm

Here’s another one that does get a bit of rain during June, but its altitude keeps temperatures in Mexico City much lower than most people would guess for this time of year. People who might not be able to afford a trip to Europe should consider this as an interesting alternative. Flights from the US and Canada tend to be cheap, the city center area is very nice in many places, and prices are very low compared to almost anywhere else. This is a very underrated destination that is far safer than many cities in the US, and the mild June weather is a perfect reason to visit. In other words, Mexico City is not one of the hottest places in June, but it’s pleasantly mild and much nicer than you might expect.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$48 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$79 per night for two people

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Cartagena, Colombia

  • June avg high: 87°F/31°C
  • June avg low: 79°F/26°C
  • June avg precip: 4.2″/10.5cm

It’s true that it can be a bit rainy in Cartagena in June, but it’s the tropical type of rain that comes and goes quickly, so it’s unlikely to become a problem for most people. Hotels in this beach town are still in their off-season prices as well, as the summer demand doesn’t really pick up until July. The winter is probably the best time to visit, but it’s really quite nice all year round, and still very cheap as well. If you like culture, history, and gorgeous Colonial architecture you’ll want to stay in the walled city area. But if you mainly want to relax on the beach you’ll want to stay in the Bocagrande area just to the west of the walled city.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$96 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$112 per night for two people

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • June avg high: 81°F/27°C
  • June avg low: 64°F/18°C
  • June avg precip: 2.0″/5.0cm

Rio de Janeiro is just barely inside the Tropics, so it’s pretty much the South American equivalent of Miami. This means that its summer (December through February) can be steamy and a bit wet, but it’s nearly perfect during the rest of the year. The Brazilian currency has been low in recent years so it’s a true bargain now, and it’s a stunningly beautiful setting as well. The low prices here won’t last forever and the setting is among the most beautiful in the world.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$77 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$101 per night for two people

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When June rolls in it’s still quite cold in the north of Europe, and incredibly expensive as well. The best vacations in June are therefore toward the south in Europe. June is actually a perfect month to get some sun because peak season doesn’t start until July and yet the weather is perfect already. Check our list of Europe’s least expensive beach destinations for some options.

>>>Best Europe destinations in June

Krakow, Poland

  • June avg high: 72°F/22°C
  • June avg low: 57°F/14°C
  • June avg precip: 3.3″/8.3cm

It’s hard to emphasize enough what a bargain Krakow is compared to most of the rest of Europe. June has very nice weather, though you’ll still need a jacket for the evenings. The draw here is the lovely town center with its historic cathedrals and castles, plus a huge array of hostels and budget hotels that make shopping around very easy. This is the new hot destination for British stag and hen parties, and one look at the beer prices makes it easy to see why.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$63 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$118 per night for two people

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Budapest, Hungary

  • June avg high: 76°F/24°C
  • June avg low: 57°F/14°C
  • June avg precip: 2.7″/6.8cm

Many parts of Europe become stifling in July and August, and some of them have little air conditioning to help deal with it. This makes a place like Budapest ideal during June, when daytime temperatures are still warm but not steamy. Prices here are easing up in recent years, but still this is a classic and beautiful European city that remains a fantastic bargain for most people.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$65 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$79 per night for two people

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Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

  • June avg high: 78°F/26°C
  • June avg low: 66°F/19°C
  • June avg precip: 0.0″/0.5cm

Officialy part of Spain, Tenerife is one of the Canary Islands and located just off the northern coast of Africa. It has a stable climate that has pleasant temperatures pretty much all year long, and June is the first month that you should be able to get as much beach time as you like in.

The island fills up more in July and August when more Europeans have their month-long holidays, so if you can come in June you’ll be dodging some of the crowds and you should also be able to get a better rate on a hotel and a flight. There aren’t many cultural sights here, but it’s a great place to relax without breaking the bank. If you don’t speak much Spanish, then you’ll want to head to the southern towns of Los Cristianos and Playa de la Americas, which are always packed with Brits and Swedes.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$46 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$68 per night for two people

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Istanbul, Turkey

  • June avg high: 79°F/26°C
  • June avg low: 61°F/16°C
  • June avg precip: 1.0″/2.5cm

June would normally be extremely crowded in Istanbul, but tourism to Turkey is way off in recent years due to some political turmoil that doesn’t generally affect tourists. The weakness of the Turkish currency in the last few years has put Istanbul firmly into the bargain category, although that’s also partly because many visitors are choosing not to come under the current circumstances. Still, this is a fascinating and photogenic city with plenty to offer the budget traveler, so it might be wise to schedule a trip soon, before prices rise much more. The rest of Turkey is generally quite a bit cheaper.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$37 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$44 per night for two people

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Prague, Czech Republic

  • June avg high: 72°F/22°C
  • June avg low: 54°F/12°C
  • June avg precip: 2.9″/7.3cm

Speaking of prices going up, Prague has been raising things and having its currency head north at the same time, so this is nowhere near the bargain that it famously was a decade or so ago. June is an ideal time to come, weather-wise, since many cheaper places have no air-con. Crowds seem to be perpetually crazy here so the key is to try to take side streets and minimize your time in the main squares. It does get worse in July and August, so June is a good compromise with nice weather.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$82 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$98 per night for two people

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Antalya, Turkey

  • June avg high: 89°F/32°C
  • June avg low: 66°F/19°C
  • June avg precip: 0.4″/1.0cm

Due to a limited number of actual hostels in Antalya, it’s not a classic backpacker destination. In reality, you can get a private room at a nice 2-star hotel in the historic center for sometimes less than a dorm bed. This city is a fantastic bargain, and the weather in June is wonderful, at least until the end when the July heat starts kicking in a bit early. The entire Mediterranean coast of Turkey is the place to be this time of year, just before it fills up during its two hottest months. It’s not technically in Europe, but it very much feels like it is.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$36 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$46 per night for two people

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Lisbon, Portugal

  • June avg high: 77°F/25°C
  • June avg low: 61°F/16°C
  • June avg precip: 0.7″/1.8cm

The temperatures in Lisbon during June are pretty much perfect for climbing up and down its seven hills without making a mess of yourself. It’s hard to make a case for flying a long way to visit Portugal alone, although there’s actually plenty to see and do, plus the wonderful Algarve region in the south, so this is usually an add-on to some trips of Spain. If you are on the fence, definitely take the leap and you won’t regret it.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$91 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$119 per night for two people

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Athens, Greece

  • June avg high: 88°F/31°C
  • June avg low: 65°F/18°C
  • June avg precip: 0.4″/1cm

The end of June can begin to get sweltering, and you probably don’t even want to think about coming during July or August, so this would be a good one about now, especially as a 3-day stop on the way to a Greek Island for the balance of a trip. This isn’t exactly a cheap city, but it’s very much worth seeing at least once in your life, with some of the world’s finest sights. It’s also much less untidy than it was before the Olympics, so its former reputation no longer really fits.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$84 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$142 per night for two people

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Split, Croatia

  • June avg high: 80°F/26°C
  • June avg low: 66°F/21°C
  • June avg precip: 2.0″/5.2cm

While Dubrovnik is the more famous destination on Croatia’s coast, it’s also too expensive to make this list now. Split, on the other hand, is still quite a bargain and it’s actually more interesting, and a nicer place to visit. Dubrovnik is completely packed with tourists and cruise passengers, especially in summer, but Split is a similar-looking real city filled mostly with locals. It’s also easier to reach, as well as the transit hub to the nearby islands off Croatia. The area does get crowded in summer, but not quite so bad until July and August when all the Germans and northern Europeans move in for a month at a time.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$57 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$141 per night for two people

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Madrid, Spain

  • June avg high: 80°F/27°C
  • June avg low: 59°F/15°C
  • June avg precip: 1.0″/2.5cm

As the prices rise the further down this list we go in Europe, Madrid is another that’s not terribly cheap by most standards, but compared to most of the rest of Europe it’s very good value, and June is pretty much the perfect time to visit. Days get warm this month, but still rarely that insane type of oppressive heat that can feel even worse in this mostly-concrete city. With no sea breeze to help out you may feel a bit uncomfortable during the middle of the day, but since everything is closed it’s a good time to take a nap back in your room anyway.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$94 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$117 per night for two people

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Barcelona, Spain

  • June avg high: 76°F/24°C
  • June avg low: 60°F/16°C
  • June avg precip: 1.7″/4.3cm

The daytime temperatures in June for Barcelona are still very reasonable, and the ocean breezes can actually make it feel cool in the mornings and evenings. As a beach city this place does stay very busy all summer long, so June is a nice compromise before things get too crazy. It’s another that may not be super cheap, but it’s very reasonable compared to the rest of Western Europe, and definitely worth a visit at least once in your life for the unusual architecture alone. It’s worth noting that Barcelona has become so crowded in peak months in recent years that the city government is trying to curtail some tourism. June is a busy month, so be prepared for crowds.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$94 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$151 per night for two people

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June is obviously winter in South Africa, and it’s blazing hot in most of the middle of the continent and over in Egypt, so you don’t have many great choices this month here.

Fez, Morocco

  • June avg high: 82°F/28°C
  • June avg low: 59°F/15°C
  • June avg precip: 1.0″/2.5cm

Much like nearby Marrakech, Fez sounds to many people like a place that would be in the heart of a forbidding desert, but Morocco is just south of Spain, and the Atlas Mountains keep most of the heat on the other side, so this country is fairly pleasant even in June. Most visits tend to come as part of a trip to Spain, and those who make it past the hard-to-recommend border city of Tangier will find a fascinating culture and very appealing prices.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$34 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$44 per night for two people

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The cheap destinations in Southeast Asia will be celebrating the start of the drenching rainy season in June, so it’s not really an ideal time to visit if you have a choice. Still, there are some good options to consider.

>>>12 Best Asia destinations in June

Nha Trang, Vietnam

  • June avg high: 89°F/32°C
  • June avg low: 80°F/27°C
  • June avg precip: 1.7″/4.3cm

The exception to the Southeast Asia rainy season pattern, this beach town on Vietnam’s southern coast avoids nearly all the wet during summer, so it’s especially appealing for Australians and such who are escaping their own winter down under. Nha Trang is not Vietnam’s best cultural experience, but the beaches are very nice, the nightlife is surprisingly good, and it’s extremely cheap once you get there.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$31 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$47 per night for two people

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Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

  • June avg high: 85°F/29°C
  • June avg low: 77°F/25°C
  • June avg precip: 2.8″/7.0cm

Bali is near the equator so temperatures are similar all year long, but fortunately June is not part of the rainy season so this is one of the best times of the year to go. Rain never seems to be too far away, but of course the island is well adapted to the quick downfalls, so things get right back to normal again. Those who only research on big travel sites might think Bali is very expensive for hotels, but there are still many cheap & cheerful guesthouses in all the main tourist areas, so just showing up might save you quite a bit compared to reserving online in advance. Those looking for the best beaches in June will find many good candidates here in Bali as well.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$35 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$47 per night for two people

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Beijing, China

  • June avg high: 86°F/30°C
  • June avg low: 66°F/19°C
  • June avg precip: 3.0″/7.5cm

Beijing can get really sweltering, steamy, and smoggy during summer, but June is a decent compromise before things start getting too bad. Of course this is one of the world’s most important cities, past and present, and it’s loaded with interesting things to see and do. Hotels and food are very good bargains here, and things are even cheaper in pretty much all of China, so this is a good time for a tour of multiple cities if you can pull it off. Here is why booking a tour to China is probably better than going independently. Most tours also include Shanghai, and Xi’an, but Guilin is an even better stop for most people.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$53 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$82 per night for two people

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • June avg high: 91°F/33°C
  • June avg low: 75°F/24°C
  • June avg precip: 4.9″/12.3cm

Another city very close to the equator, Kuala Lumpur is hot every day of the year. And while there will be some noticeable rain during June, this is actually the driest month on average. An impressive and modern city, KL is built to drain off the wet stuff very fast, so it rarely impacts a visit. It’s not as cheap as the rest of Southeast Asia, but when you get to Kuala Lumpur you realize why, as things are much nicer than they are in most of the region, and more cosmopolitan as well.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$33 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$47 per night for two people

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Middle East

A bit surprisingly, much of the Middle East still has very reasonable temperatures in June.

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

  • June average high: 99°F/37°C
  • June average low: 80°F/27°C
  • June avg precip: 0.0″/0.0cm

This Red Sea resort in Egypt has been one of the most affordable sunshine destinations in the world in recent years, and an incident a few years ago will probably keep it on the very-cheap list for some time to come. Needless to say, this area has been safe for years and it will be considered safe again, so anyone who doesn’t get intimidated easily should consider a visit. The resort prices here are amazing, even more so lately, and the June weather is pretty much perfect for those who like it warm and dry.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$16 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$27 per night for two people

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Amman, Jordan

  • June avg high: 87°F/31°C
  • June avg low: 64°F/18°C
  • June avg precip: 0.0″/0.0cm

Quite cheap by international standards, Amman is usually used mostly as a launching point for trips to Wadi Rum and Petra nearby, but the city itself does impress many visitors. The weather in June is still quite nice, at least in the first half of the month, and the threat of rain is literally zero. It might not be worth flying a long distance just to visit Jordan, but this region is quite worth a visit so connecting a few nearby countries is worth a look.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$62 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$70 per night for two people

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Beirut, Lebanon

  • June avg high: 80°F/27°C
  • June avg low: 69°F/21°C
  • June avg precip: 0.1″/0.3cm

Similar to Amman, Beirut is actually quite pleasant during June with no rainfall at all. Prices here aren’t as low as they are in Jordan, but this city has plenty to see that might make it worthwhile on a visit to the region. There has been a long history of turmoil here and that has certainly hampered tourism. Nearly everyone who actually makes the trip seems to find it fulfilling, so it’s a good choice for the bold among us.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$49 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$62 per night for two people

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Tel Aviv, Israel

  • June avg high: 82°F/28°C
  • June avg low: 69°F/21°C
  • June avg precip: 0.0″/0.0cm

Carrying on with the theme of places that aren’t as hot in June as you might expect them to be, Tel Aviv has its nice beaches to keep things even nicer than the inland cities as well. This is not a particularly cheap city compared to most on this list, but June is one of the best weather months here, again with no rain at all, so if you are thinking about an Israel trip you might as well do it this time of year.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$145 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$166 per night for two people

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  1. DPipkins says:

    Hello Roger. I am planning a family vacation for June 2020. We would love to go to either Europe, Asia, or Middle East, but there are a couple of things that we desire in a trip: great warm weather(limited rain), beaches, shopping, historical sites, activities for kids (12 &13). I would like to stay around 5000 for the trip and plan to go for 2 weeks. We want to be able to travel to different areas throughout the primary destination. Any suggestions?

    1. Roger Wade says:


      In order to find a place that meets your budget requirements I’d need to know your departure point. But until then I’ll mention that the best place in Asia that fits your list is Bali. The island is loaded with “historical” temples and things like that, even though it doesn’t have history in the way that, say, Rome or Beijing does.

      The Middle East will all be extremely hot in June, so I’d probably save that for another time of year.

      As for Europe, if you want beaches and history and nice weather at a reasonable price I’d look at Barcelona or the Malaga area in Spain, or Lisbon and southern Portugal. I’m happy to help if you give me a bit more information. -Roger

  2. Grace says:

    Hello Roger, I am planning a milestone June birthday trip for myself, im turning 35, and im planning to go alone. As a single female, where would be a good place to go where i will be safe alone? Thanks in advanced for the help.

    1. Roger Wade says:


      My first thought on this might be a bit cliche, but I think it would be great and that is Bali. Bali has its nicest weather month in June (although it’s also pretty crowded) and it’s considered very safe for solo female travelers. In fact, it’s the “Love” part of ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ in case you’ve read that book or seen the movie. The author stayed in Ubud, which is a place to spend at least part of your time as it’s the arts center of the island and also home to many yoga spas and that sort of thing. And you’d also want to stay by the beach for part of your time, although I wouldn’t recommend spending too much time in the crowded Kuta/Legian/Seminyak beach area. I’ve spent a lot of time in Bali and I notice quite a few single and solo female travelers. If this idea sounds good I can give you more info if you like.

      Aside from that, June is a rainy month in most other tropical destinations, although it’s usually quick showers in Thailand and Vietnam and Cambodia, and those are other places to consider. If you were thinking about something in another part of the world just let me know and I’ll try again. -Roger

  3. Anoop Kumar says:

    Thanks a lot Roger. We were also thinking of Vietnam & Cambodia. What do you think about these two?


    1. Roger Wade says:


      I’m especially fond of Vietnam and I think Siem Reap is a place everyone should go to visit the amazing Angkor Wat temple complex. June is part of the rainy season in most of Vietnam and Cambodia, so as long as you are okay with that it will be great. I’ve been in these countries in June and the rain tends to come hard in the afternoons and be over in 20 minutes or so. It’s pretty easy to tell when it’s about to rain so it’s usually easy to find shelter for the 10 to 15 minutes of most storms. Then it’s a bit cooler after the storms so it can be nice, as long as you can get shelter. In September and October it can rain most of a day in these places, but in June the storms tend to be short. -Roger

  4. Anoop Kumar says:

    Hi Roger,
    we are planning a 10-12 days family(Me, wife & two kids aged 3 years & 1 year) trip from India from 18 to 30 June 2019. The Start Point will be New Delhi. We have been to Thailand & Europe in the last one year, so these two places are not an option! We would like avoid too “hot &/or humid weather” as well as crowded places. The budget is approximately Rs 100,000 or $ 1500/ head, although we can extend it to $ 2000/ head. Could you suggest a suitable location for us.


    1. Roger Wade says:


      As you may have seen before, my favorite Asian destination in June is Bali. It’s the coolest and driest month there, and that means that it’s warm but not too hot and not too humid. As you obviously know, nearly all of southern Asia is scorching in June, and most beach areas are also quite rainy. Needless to say, Bali is very popular in June for this reason, but it’s still quite affordable and you should be able to get cheap flights from New Delhi and reasonable accommodation.

      Bali is really a gorgeous and amazing place, but I feel I should mention that the popular beach areas of Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak are now so crowded and overdeveloped that I really wouldn’t recommend them for a family. Nusa Dua, on the other hand, is a purpose-built resort area and it’s been very well maintained. There are other nice options including Lovina on the northern coast, which is much less developed and quite inexpensive. It’s critical to do research and choose an area and hotel wisely, and if you do you’ll really love it there. The nearby island of Lombok is another option to consider to avoid the crowds. -Roger

  5. Ami says:

    Hi Roger,
    I’m hoping you can help me select a destination for my family vacation next year. It will be two adults and a 10 year old. We are constrained by my daughter’s school schedule. So, we would either travel in March (Spring break – 7 days) or during the summer 14-16 days or Christmas break 12-14 days. For a longer vacation, the budget would be $8-10K for the three of us. For a vacation during spring break, I would like to keep in no more than $5K for the 3 of us. We would be traveling from Dallas.

    For a longer trip, I would prefer to visit Asia or Australia. However, I’m not interested in going anywhere where I feel I may burst into flames when I step outside or where there’s a lot of rain. We are usually pretty active when we travel…like to immerse ourselves in the culture, experience good food, nice scenery. I would like kid friendly options as well. I usually try to find things that will engage my daughter.

    1. Roger Wade says:


      This is like a three-dimensional challenge. I agree that for a 7-day trip that you wouldn’t want to go to Australia or Asia, and if you are interested in Spring Break ideas I’ve got a separate list of those.

      Personally, I think an Asia trip would be FAR more interesting than an Australia trip, especially for your daughter. Australia is nice, but it’s also pretty expensive and a great deal of the housing and culture there will remind you of the Dallas suburbs. As for Asia, there are obviously many options and some are very different from the others. Have a scan of my other article on best June destinations in Asia for some ideas of places with good weather that time of year.

      The main Asia options are really China or Japan and South Korea, or Southeast Asia. For China I’d really recommend doing a package tour to get the best experience and the best value, and I don’t think a 10-year-old would enjoy that too much.

      Japan and South Korea are both really interesting, and also fairly expensive (especially Japan), at least compared to Southeast Asia. Also, not much English is spoken or understood in those countries, so it can be a bit frustrating for some people.

      Given those choices (and I think they are good choices) I’d recommend Southeast Asia over Christmas break. June and July are not actually too bad in Southeast Asia (April is the hottest month), but you do get the fairly regular afternoon downpour, and the December weather is pretty much perfect and dry.

      The cornerstone of pretty much any first trip to Southeast Asia is Bangkok, so I’d plan on landing there. After 3 or so days in Bangkok you could go to Siem Reap to see the amazing Angkor Wat temples or to Chiang Mai in the north and perhaps over to Luang Prabang. Or another very popular options (especially that time of year) would be to go to one of Thailand’s many islands. Phuket is the largest and it’s very family-friendly for the most part, but I wouldn’t recommend it for a first trip because it’s also a bit generic. You could go to Ko Samui or Ko Phan gan or Ko Phi Phi, which are all more interesting and still family friendly. Your budget should be more than enough for a really great stay in those areas. Thailand, in particular, is a great place to start because it’s very exotic yet it had great tourist infrastructure including such things as a 7-Eleven on almost every corner (not kidding). I hope this helps and as always, let me know if you have any other questions. -Roger

  6. Raman says:

    Hi Roger,

    We are interested in visiting to a couples location ( 2 adults) flying from Delhi-India in Mid June’19. Budget would be 60 K per person. Shopping is not of our interest. Outdoor activity can be an option is its not too hot. Was having Russia in mind, can you suggest some other please. Thanks Raman

    1. Roger Wade says:


      To be honest, I’ve yet to make it to Russia myself. Many of my friends have been there and most people agree that St. Petersburg is really the only worthwhile place unless you have a specialized interest in something else or in Moscow in particular. On the other hand, they probably do have some appealing package destinations from Delhi so it might be okay.

      My top recommendation in June for your area is Bali because it’s one of the few places where the weather is reasonably dry and not too hot. Bali is really amazing as long as you find the right place for your interests, and things are quite cheap once you get there.

      Another affordable option in June is Thailand, where flights should be even a bit cheaper. It’s quite hot in Bangkok and the islands in June, but it’s the beginning of the rainy season and that actually brings in clouds and the occasional sudden downpour. That might not sound great, yet it’s a pretty good time to be there and the rain storms are almost always over within 15 minutes. Also, if you go straight to Phuket or Ko Samui or one of the other islands you’ll have some nice sea breezes that keep it fairly comfortable. The rain in Thailand can go on for hours at a time in September and October, but in June that is very rare. It’s a tricky time to find a good and affordable place close to India that isn’t insanely hot, and those are my two best suggestions. -Roger

  7. Sheri says:

    Greetings Roger! Wow, your travel experience and suggestions are assisting so many people! My husband, myself, our 21 year-old daughter and our 18 year-old son plan to take a trip beginning after Memorial Day or the beginning of June for 8-10 days. We love hiking, culture, history, local food, wine & beer, snorkeling, SCUBA, kayaking, etc. Considering Croatia, Portugal & Spain, Poland, and maybe even Canada. Budget is $10K. Travel out of Phoenix, AZ. Grateful for your time & suggestions.

    1. Roger Wade says:


      Based on your fondness for water sports and wine, I’d probably eliminate Poland from the list. Poland is a really cool place and it’s wonderfully cheap, but it’s for a different type of trip than it sounds like you want for this one. As for Canada, you could always go to Vancouver and Victoria and Whistler, though things there will obviously remind you quite a bit of Phoenix so it’s the opposite of exotic, although still extremely nice and faster to reach.

      Late May or early June would be a great time to visit Croatia, Spain, or Portugal because it will be warm enough for water sports and a bit of sunbathing, but still about a month before the crush of Europeans descend on all of those places on July 1 every year.

      I think Croatia is the most interesting of the three, partly because summer tourism has become so industrialized in Spain and Portugal over the years. I’m a big fan of Spain and Portugal actually, it’s just that they are so popular with Brits and northern Europeans that beach hotels and resorts in those places are big business.

      As for Croatia, I think it could be perfect and I’d probably focus mostly on the Split area because it’s the main coast transit hub and there are some cool islands just a short ferry ride away. Dubrovnik is worth a day trip or even a night, but the historic walled town area is usually packed with cruise passengers and other tourists to the point that it feels like a theme park. Split is also interesting and fascinating, but cheaper and less overrun. Apartments are more popular there than hotels so you should be able to find places for all four of you pretty easily. I’d also consider a 2-day trip to the amazing Plitvice Falls National Park. You can rent a car in Split for a reasonable price and the highways to the falls are mostly new and easy to navigate. Let me know if you have any other questions. -Roger

  8. Juliet says:

    Hi Roger,
    I’m trying to plan a 1 week June family vacation of 10pax incl of my 80yrs old mum. We are traveling out of Singapore with a budget of $000 per pax. We have previously done with China, Thailand and Taiwan. Please help to suggest.
    Thank you.

    1. Roger Wade says:


      I’d seriously look into going to Bali because June is its best weather month of the year (slightly lower temperatures and very little rainfall). June in Bali is crowded with Australians so it’s important to choose an area to stay in wisely. Especially for a family I wouldn’t recommend the Kuta Beach area, although Seminyak has some nice hotels and some affordable villa rentals. Bali is a wonderful place as long as you don’t need to drive/ride too much because the traffic can be challenging.

      For a family of 10 I’d look into either a resort (they are generally even cheaper than Thailand) or a villa rental, and probably NOT in one of the larger towns. I’m happy to help more if you need it. As you certainly know being based in Singapore, most of Asia is either rainy or extremely hot in June, or both. I hope this helps. -Roger

  9. Puneet says:

    Hi Rodger
    I really appreciate your helpful efforts in advising travelers for their destinations.
    i have a similar query. I am from New delhi, my family is looking to travel in june 2019 to any good international destination, but we are confused. Please suggest us. We are family of 4,my wife, 4year old daughter, my mother and me. WE have already done singapore and thailand this year.
    I am looking for a adventurous and fun filled destination for 5N/6D approx with per person budget of around $1000 or total trip budget of $4500.
    Please suggest us.

    1. Roger Wade says:


      I’m happy to try to help. One place to consider in June is Bali, which is their coolest and driest month (although it’s always warm there). Flights from New Delhi to Bali should be affordable enough, and it’s VERY different than Singapore and Thailand.

      You could also go to Dubai, although it’s very hot in June, of course, so most people stay indoors in the summer.

      I’m not sure if the flights are cheap enough, but Greece could be a good option because things are fairly cheap when you get there. You might be able to find an affordable flight into Santorini or Mykonos, which are two of the most popular and easy to reach islands. There is plenty to do in all of those places for a week or so for a family.

      Turkey is another option, but it’s out of fashion these days partly for political reasons, even though it’s cheap and still tourist friendly. Let me know if any of those sound interesting and I can probably help you more. -Roger

  10. Robert says:

    Hey Roger,

    Been using your website for some years now to travel to destinations I never would’ve considered before. Wife and I are planning to travel mid June out of San Francisco. We plan on traveling between 7-9 days. We are already headed to the Jamaica in January so not really on our radar for June.

    Would like to hear your recommendation.

    thanks again for everything you do.

    I’d like to hear

    1. Roger Wade says:


      It’s really nice to hear that at least some people are returning to this site to research future trips, and it helps make it worthwhile.

      In 9 days or fewer I don’t think I’d recommend going all the way to Asia since it takes a full day of travel in each direction. And June is obviously the winter in the southern hemisphere, so let’s cross that out. June can actually be a pretty good month in parts of the tropics, but that can be tricky because the rainy season typically starts in June in most places and it’s possible to get unlucky.

      I think with 7 to 9 days I’d head to Europe, or perhaps Canada. With 9 days you can have a trip of a lifetime in Iceland, spending a day in Reykjavik and then a week traveling around the Ring Road in a rented car. Some things there are expensive, including rental cars, accommodation can be quite reasonable and nearly all of the sights are free.

      Another great option in 7 to 9 days is Ireland. You could fly into Dublin and spend two days there and then rent a car or take trains to tour several other parts of the island. Ireland isn’t exactly cheap, but if you are staying in small B&Bs in small towns it can be quite reasonable.

      One more option if you have the budget for it is Copenhagen and Stockholm. Both of those are really beautiful cities and in June the sun doesn’t set until 11pm or so, which is a really interesting novelty. Both cities are lovely and both quite different from each other.

      Those are my top suggestions based on what you’ve mentioned and I’d be happy to provide more details if any of them sound interesting. -Roger