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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Europe

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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Africa

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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Asia

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. Sonia says:

    Hello,

    I am planning a trip for two weeks in the beginning of June, and was wondering about places to travel. We were initially planning on Thailand, but have heard that is not an ideal travel time due to monsoons. Please advise. We are travelling out of Canada, and looking for destinations that are immersed with culture, views, good food, and currency is cheap, with hot weather.

    Thank you,
    Sonia

    1. Roger Wade says:

      Sonia,

      June is a tricky month in most of Asia. It’s very hot in almost every city, and there will be rainstorms in pretty much all of the tropical cities as well. I’ve actually spent two Junes in Bangkok and I was happy there. The rain in June tends to be storms that last around 15 minutes and sometimes they are extremely intense. But it’s rare to get ongoing storms that create flooding issues so it’s usually just a matter of taking shelter. In a city like Bangkok that is usually very easy, and the same is true of nearly all of the better destinations in Thailand.

      June starts the low season for hotels, so you’ll get a really nice place for a good price. The culture there can’t be beat either. I’ve lived in Bangkok for 3 months and have visited many other times and I still really love the place.

      The best option if you don’t want to deal with even short rain storms is Bali, which is barely in the Southern Hemisphere so June is the driest month (although it can still rain there). Bali could be a great place to spend two weeks, perhaps also visiting nearby Lombok or other islands, but June is also the busiest month because of the nice weather and the fact that it’s cold in southern Australia so many people fly to Bali for a holiday. In other words, Bali will be even more crowded than it usually is in June, and I’d probably deal with a few downpours a week in Thailand. I’m happy to help more if you have other questions. I’ve spent a lot of time in both of those places and nearly every other major destination in the region. -Roger

  2. Asif says:

    I am planning to visit somewhere from 6th June 2020. For celebrating my daughter 1st birthday. Please suggest some good option according to that time and weather. My starting point India (Chennai) and
    Budget will be around max 1250 usd

    1. Roger Wade says:

      Asif,

      My top recommendation in that region is Bali, which has its driest and coolest (relatively speaking) month of the year in June. As you know, nearly everything in that part of the world is scorching and also rainy in June, and Bali is a nice exception. It’s quite crowded that month for that reason, but you should still be able to get very good value at hotels and a reasonable flight. I hope that helps. -Roger

  3. Manish says:

    I am planning to visit somewhere from 31st may 2020 to june 7th 2020. For celebrating my wedding anniversary. Please suggest some good option according to that time and weather. I dont want hotter place from weather point of view. Budget will be around max 3000 usd

    1. Roger Wade says:

      Manish,

      It would help to know your starting point. My best recommendations are all in the list in the article and the weather averages are there for each one. I’m happy to give custom recommendations if you let me know where you’ll be coming from and a bit more about what you are looking for. -Roger

  4. lisa says:

    Hi Roger,
    What would be your suggestion for first time trip and possibly last trip to Europe from San Francisco? Myself, husband, and kids (13, 15, and 19). We can only speak english, and would like to travel for 2 weeks. I have a budget of $15000. I may be able to stretch budget, but I want to know, if you were taking your family to Europe and you only had 2 weeks, what would be your priorities?
    Thank You

    1. Roger Wade says:

      Lisa,

      Except for a little high-school German, I only speak English and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to get along with just English in all of the popular countries. With two weeks and a first visit I’d do London, Paris, and the fly to Venice for about 24 hours before taking a train to Florence for 3 days and then Rome for 3 days. Those are all the most iconic and memorable cities and they are loaded with thrills for first-time visitors. You can get more specific recommendations and information on my article about best first-time Europe itineraries. I’m happy to help more if you have additional questions. -Roger

  5. Nidhi says:

    Hi Roger,

    We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) travelling from Delhi. Planning to go for a 4-5 day trip in May end- June beginning and the budget is approx 1500 USD overall (including airfare). Could you suggest some places that we could go to… looked up Boarcay Island but that seems to be closed for now. We have done Bali last year in December already.
    Thanks for your help.

    1. Roger Wade says:

      Nidhi,

      Actually, Boracay Island reopened in October, 2018 after being closed for six months while they upgraded the infrastructure. They did close some hotels and limit the number of guests that can come each day, but it’s open again.

      That said, I’d probably recommend going to Thailand instead anyway, as it’s much closer and cheaper to reach. In Boracay and most of Thailand the month of June marks the first wet month of the year, but the June storms in both places are almost always 20 minutes or less and sometimes they are overnight. In other words, you’ll get some rain at least a few times per week, but it’s easy to avoid it. In October and November it can rain for many hours at a time, but in June the storms are fast.

      For families I think Phuket Island is a good choice because it has its own large airport and there are many family-oriented hotels and beach areas. As long as you avoid Patong Beach, which is where most of the nightclubs and such are, Phuket is a nice family destination and the value is good. My favorite beach areas for families are Kata Beach and Karon Beach, which are both close enough to Patong Beach that you can visit and shop a little without being surrounded by loud nightclubs at night. Let me know if you have any other questions. -Roger

  6. Rekha says:

    Hi Roger,
    I need help in choosing a destination to celebrate my babies first birthday n June. I am from India and our budget is $3000. The trip is for 2 adults and 2 kids (a 10 year old and One year old). Please advise.

    1. Roger Wade says:

      Rekha,

      As you might have seen in comments above, June is a tricky time in Asia and in the Tropics around the world. My top suggestion for most people looking for a sunny destination is to consider Bali or one of the nearby islands such as Lombok. Since Bali is just south of the equator, June is actually the driest month and it’s also a bit cooler and less humid than any other month. With your budget you should be able to afford something very nice in the Nusa Dua area, which is a purpose-built resort district in the south of the island. Most of the rest of southern Bali has become so popular that it’s overcrowded and traffic problems are common, but in Nusa Dua the hotels are all spread apart and there is a lot of green space, so it’s much nicer.

      If that doesn’t sound good then let me know and I might be able to come up with some other ideas. Bali is really amazing and it’s great value once you get there, but it’s important to do your research because the most popular areas are now too popular for many people. -Roger

  7. Bhavita says:

    Thanks Roger. We already covered Lisbon last year so might not go back for some time. So we were thinking of adding Paris to our list ( splurge shopping and sun) We went there 6 years ago for our honeymoon but the weather was terrible in November and it was just bitter cold and pouring. I did see the city but just felt like i needed to come back someday when the weather was better.
    Thinking Paris, Berlin, Munich, Budapest, Split and Dubrovnik ( maybe Montenegro). This way we cover some big city feel, history/architecture , coast/scenic terrain. What are your thoughts?

  8. Bhavita says:

    Hi Roger,
    I always refer to this website for assistance with places to visit and i cant thank you enough for all this content. My husband and i just came back in january from our trip to South Africa. It was surely one of the best recommendations ever.
    We were planning to visit europe again from New Jersey USA june 28 – july 12 timeframe this year. We have already covered london,paris, Amsterdam, belgium/brugge, prague, venice, rome, florence, pisa, lisbon, barcelona, madrid, ibiza. Are there any other good cities you would recommend we visit now. We like city life, architecture but dont mind a bit of island/mountains /beaches. Our budget is flexible. Thank you Bhavita

    1. Roger Wade says:

      Bhavita,

      It’s great to hear that you have had success with my recommendations before. It looks like you’ve covered most of Europe’s top destinations, although fortunately there are many more great ones still to consider.

      If your budget can handle it you should think about Scandinavia, especially that time of year when the sun barely sets at all. Copenhagen and Stockholm are both beautiful cities with plenty to see and do, and they are quite different from each other. You could also combine those with a visit to Norway. Oslo is interesting, but really it’s Bergen along the west coast that is the best destination for visitors. It’s the gateway to the stunning fjord district along Norway’s western coast, and you can take short boat trips or even a multi-day cruise up the coast to see more of Europe’s most dramatic coastal scenery.

      Portugal is another one to consider, and it’s even a bit cheaper than Spain (and a lot cheaper than Scandinavia). Lisbon is a wonderful big city and Porto is less crowded and also loaded with history and sights. The southern coast known as the Algarve is one of Europe’s best beach resort areas so in two weeks you could combine all three. Portugal feels very different to Spain, by the way, so it will feel new to you.

      You seem to have encircled Germany without crossing in, so that’s another one to consider. Some people worry that it’s not as fun as, say, France or Italy, but it really is an amazing country with loads of castles and other great sights. Berlin is one of my favorite European cities and definitely one to visit. Munich is the capital of Bavaria and it feels very different, especially as it’s a rather rich city with a great summer climate. Have a look at my recommendations for where to go in Germany for more ideas.

      Lastly, Croatia is really wonderful, especially in summer, and it’s one of the more affordable beach destinations in Europe. Split is my favorite city and it’s a lot like Dubrovnik except it doesn’t get nearly as many tourists or cruise passengers. The capital city of Zagreb is pretty nice, although only for a couple days. They have a national park called Plitvice Falls National Park and it’s one of Europe’s best nature areas. Speaking of nature, you should also consider Switzerland, although it’s even a bit more expensive than Scandinavia.

      I hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions. -Roger

  9. Tania Thomas says:

    Hi Roger,

    I’m so impressed with your travel experience and your insightful advice here. I have a tricky question for you.

    My friend and I (both female, 30s) would like to get away together for some bonding, relaxation, and adventure time for 10-14 days in early June. I am flying from Vancouver and she from LA. Conservatively my budget is about $1000 CAD for myself, unless this sounds completely unreasonable to you for a trip of that length.

    We don’t mind heat, and we love nature, culture, FOOD, and exploring. My friend gets “island fever” and would prefer a destination where we can see different cities or have a variety of activities. I do slightly prefer somewhere where there is swimming (but am Canadian and can swim in water of any temperature.)

    Did I mention we like to eat? Here is the problem. I am deathly allergic to peanuts and fenugreek (a main spice in Indian cuisine) and moderately allergic to soy and beans. Essentially, the continent of Asia is completely out. Beans are relatively easy to avoid, so Latin America is a possibility. I’ve seen recommendations on this site for Mexico, Belize, Colombia, and Brazil. The East Coast (States, Maritimes, or combination) was something else we were considering.

    Just a note- some places we have been and don’t wish to repeat so soon: Vancouver Island, Calgary, California/Oregon Coast, Vegas, and Puerto Vallarta.

    1. Roger Wade says:

      Tania,

      That is a tricky question and I’ll be happy to try to help if I can. First off, your budget is quite low even if you aren’t including airfare, and it’s almost impossible if you need to buy your plane ticket with that CA$1,000. It might be helpful to start with the Global Backpacker Index, which is my list of 137 destinations ranked from cheapest to most expensive based on a typical daily backpacker budget. Those daily totals are realistic in those places for traveling like a backpacker where you are staying in hostel dorm beds and trying to keep costs low, although it does allow for a “budget” sit-down dinner and a few drinks or general entertainment fund. It doesn’t include the costs of getting there or getting between destinations, and those extra expenses can add up pretty quickly unless you choose a cheap place and don’t move around too much once you get there.

      Most of the better places in Latin America range from US$30 to US$50 per day, even including Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. The potential problem is that a flight from Vancouver to one of those cities might be more than your whole budget. If you can swing that with airfare I’d say Brazil is a place to consider, or even Argentina if you don’t NEED hot weather in June.

      Otherwise I’d probably recommend Costa Rica, where at least a flight in should be reasonable and there are plenty of things to do from beaches to rain forest tours to the Arenal volcano and quite a bit more. Costa Rica is more expensive than the rest of Central America, but it’s also got the best tourist infrastructure and it’s considered the safest country for travelers. As you might have noticed, June is the beginning of the rainy season, however in Central America those storms in summer tend to be over in 20 minutes in most cases. In autumn it can rain for days at a time, but in June the storms tend to appear in the late afternoon and after a hard rain of 10 to 30 minutes, it clears up and everyone carries on with what they were doing. Because of the rain, places will be less crowded and a bit cheaper in June, so it could work out well as long as you are prepared for it.

      I hope this helps at least a bit and I’m happy to offer more advice if you have more questions or are looking for something different. -Roger

  10. Anoop Kumar says:

    Thanks a lot for the advice Roger. Grateful for it.