27 Cheap destinations for 2023 with great weather in June

June is traditionally the first big vacation month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, but there are still loads of excellent places to go with good weather and affordable prices. Actually, June can be an ideal choice for those with time off because so many Europeans spread all over the world during their more popular holiday months of July and August. While the beach areas in Europe and North America tend to be crowded and expensive in June, there are many great options not too far away that are still cheap and have great weather.

You’ll find great choices in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia as well, all in affordable price categories. If you are more sure of where in the world you’d like to go you might instead consult our list of the best European destinations to visit in June or the best Asian destinations to visit in June.

Important June 2023 Holidays

  • June 1 – Pancasila Day (public holiday in Bali and throughout Indonesia)
  • June 2 – Republic Day in Italy (public holiday)
  • June 3 – Queen Suthida’s Birthday in Thailand (public holiday, observed June 5 in 2023)
  • June 5 – Agong’s Birthday in Malaysia (public holiday)
  • June 8 – Feast of Corpus Christi: A major celebration in most Catholic countries (Italy, Spain etc)
  • June 22 to 23 – Dragon Boat Festival (China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan)

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.

Since June is an extremely popular wedding months, here are the best Caribbean islands and resorts for honeymoons.

Cancun, Mexico

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

Cancun highlights

  • Excellent beaches with turquoise water in many Cancun areas
  • The Caribbean’s best nightlife (if you want it), but also easy to avoid
  • A great range of all-inclusive resorts in every price range
  • Every imaginable activity, water sport, and golf, plus famous ruins
  • Cenotes, which are semi-enclosed sea caves that are unique to this area

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. In fact, there are 9 distinct areas in and near Cancun where you can stay and we have created a quick guide for choosing where to stay in Cancun based on your preferences.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$63 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$128 per night for two people

>>Cancun travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Cancun resort and package deals

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

Punta Cana highlights

  • Fantastic all-inclusive beach resorts with the best value in the Caribbean
  • A large and modern airport and highways to get you in safely
  • White, sandy beaches at most every resort, and ALL of the better ones
  • Fishing, sailing, water sports, golf, and other adventure excursions available
  • Family-friendly resorts are available for families with kids

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. Punta Cana also tops our list of the best Caribbean destinations for families with children because there are so many excellent and affordable resorts that have water parks and kids clubs.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$57 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$128 per night for two people

>>Check current Punta Cana resort and package deals

Montego Bay, Jamaica

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

Montego Bay highlights

  • Jamaica has a famous cuisine, excellent fruits, and great frozen drinks
  • Sandy beaches at most resorts, although it’s important to check at cheaper places
  • Excellent sunsets in Negril and other west-facing beaches
  • Music and nightlife for those brave enough to leave the resorts, and great parties inside the resorts
  • The only large Caribbean island where all the locals speak English

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. In fact, Jamaica is home to two of our 11 best luxury all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, and one of those is in Montego Bay itself, and both of them have overwater bungalows.

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$88 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$208 per night for two people

>>Check current Montego Bay resort and package deals

Los Cabos, Mexico

  • June avg high: 89°F/32°C
  • June avg low: 66°F/19°C
  • June avg precip: 0.0″/0.0cm

Los Cabos highlights

  • Fast and easy to reach for many Americans and Canadians
  • Amazing marina area with outstanding shopping, restaurants, and shops
  • A great mix of traditional and all-inclusive resorts
  • Mild evenings in winter so you aren’t sweating day AND night
  • Excellent beaches at most hotels and resorts

If you are looking for a beach holiday and you are starting in the western half of the US or Canada, then Los Cabos is your best choice in June. While other Pacific resort areas like Puerto Vallarta start their rainy season in June, Cabo doesn’t really have a rainy season and the June temperatures are still quite nice, especially with mild evenings for sitting outside for dinner and drinks.

It’s worth noting that the Los Cabos area is made up of two cities and a stretch of beach between them. Cabo san Lucas is the western town built around the large and gorgeous marina, and San Jose del Cabo is the eastern town closer to the airport where things are more spread out. There are loads of great beach resorts in the area, including many luxurious ones in between the towns. If you prefer nightlife and shopping you’ll want to stay in the Cabo san Lucas area, and families are probably better off almost anywhere else.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$68 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$173 per night for two people

>>>Check current Cabo resort and package deals

Mexico City, Mexico

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

Mexico City highlights

  • World-class historic colonial city center
  • Modern culture and shopping districts that are surprisingly posh
  • Excellent food (not just Tex-Mex) at appealing prices
  • Pyramids and other nearby Aztec ruins that are easy to reach
  • Great value hotels and hostels for a big, modern city

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$52 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$82 per night for two people

>>Mexico City travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Mexico City hotel deals

Cartagena, Colombia

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

Cartagena highlights

  • Gorgeous and historic colonial wall town center
  • Good beaches and other nearby sights
  • Great food and drinks that are surprisingly cheap
  • A unique atmosphere that is very different from the large Caribbean islands
  • Nearby islands, water sports, and other activities

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$91 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$116 per night for two people

>>Cartagena travel guide and prices
>>>Check hotel deals for Cartagena

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 highlights

  • Copacabana and Ipanema beach areas are world-class beaches and very entertaining
  • Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf cable car are amazing in person, if a bit expensive
  • Famous beach scene where locals far outnumber tourists all year round
  • Great food and drink culture at reasonable prices
  • Excellent-value smaller hotels in the nicer beach areas

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.

Rio and the rest of Brazil had becomes somewhat expensive a few years back, but the currency here has come back down and now it’s definitely a bargain again. The chain hotels on Copacabana and Ipanema beaches are still pretty expensive although for security reasons they might be worth the splurge. Still, if you look for smaller family-run hotels and restaurants, Rio can be as affordable as it is beautiful, and it’s really beautiful.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$72 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$108 per night for two people

>>Rio de Janeiro travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Rio de Janeiro hotel and resort deals


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

Lisbon, Portugal

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

Lisbon highlights

  • Historic castles, towers, and cathedrals, all in the compact town center
  • Tram 28, which connects many of Lisbon’s tourist sights for €3 or less
  • Elevador de Santa Justa – the famous outdoor elevator
  • Great food that is surprisingly cheap for a large European capital
  • Fado (local folk music) shows to go along with great meals

A gorgeous city that is underappreciated by most visitors until they actually visit, Lisbon is also one of Europe’s best-value destinations.

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$85 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$108 per night for two people

>>Lisbon travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Lisbon hotel deals

Madrid, Spain

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

Madrid highlights

  • Best place to experience the wide range of Spanish cultural highlights in one place
  • Royal Palace complex
  • Prado Museum, which is one of the world’s best art museums and a gorgeous building
  • Tapas bars, where you get free snacks with each drink ordered
  • Excellent nightlife that draws people from all over the world

Especially as the Euro is so low compared to the US dollar, Madrid is an excellent bargain as well as being an amazing city. Spain’s capital is a grand and gorgeous place with palaces, museums, and large public squares. The food here is a highlight, especially if you are a tapas fan because you can often eat for next to nothing as part of a pub crawl while paying for beer or wine.

The nightlife in Madrid is also famous, and in June things are really going strong. You’ve probably heard that people eat dinner late here and then young people head to the clubs after midnight. Even if you aren’t one to stay up that late, you’ll find plenty to see and do here well into the evening. The siesta thing is still observed in Madrid, so be prepared to relax indoors or find other things to do while most businesses are closed from 2 PM until 4 PM or so.

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

>>Madrid travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Madrid hotel deals

Barcelona, Spain

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

Barcelona highlights

  • Sagrada Familia cathedral and other Gaudi architectural highlights
  • La Rambla pedestrian zone
  • Sandy beaches located within the city
  • Marina complex with great food, shopping, and activities
  • Nightlife that rivals Madrid and is world-class

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$88 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$132 per night for two people

>>Barcelona travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Barcelona hotel deals

Prague, Czechia

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

Prague highlights

  • Prague Castle complex, which is one of Europe’s easiest to tour
  • Charles Bridge and Old Town Square
  • Eastern Europe’s most interesting architecture that survived WWII
  • Hearty food at great prices (if you avoid tourist zones)
  • Arguably the world’s best beer that is also very cheap (if you avoid the tourist zones)

Arguably the most beautiful city in central Europe, Prague has been extremely popular among those touring Europe for decades, and with good reason. One of the historic cities that was mostly spared from being flattened in WWII, Prague is a showcase for interesting and historic architecture.

Hotels here can be expensive, especially if you stay in or near the historic center, but the public transportation here is cheap and efficient so saving money by staying a little away from the river is often the best choice. Beer here is famously good and cheap, although it’s only cheap at places where locals outnumber the tourists, and those can be hard to find in the Old City, which is another good reason to stay a bit on the outskirts.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$83 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$98 per night for two people

>>Prague travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Prague hotel deals

Krakow, Poland

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

Krakow highlights

  • Gorgeous old town zone surrounded by a lovely park
  • Wawel Castle complex
  • Great food and hotels that can be shockingly cheap for Europe
  • Lively nightlife and culture
  • An easy day trip to Auschwitz is unforgettable

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 or sweater 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. In fact, Krakow is so pleasant and affordable that it can be a good place for a longer stay if you are touring Europe. You can see the main sights in 3 days or so, and that allows you to slow down and relax if you want to catch your breath before exploring more expensive cities like Paris or London.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$61 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$107 per night for two people

>>Krakow travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Krakow hotel deals

Budapest, Hungary

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

Budapest highlights

  • Parliament building overlooking the Danube
  • Some of Europe’s best architecture fitting of a capital
  • Very cheap food and drinks (outside of the main tourist zone)
  • Natural hot spring complexes right in the city that are easy and cheap to visit
  • “Ruin pubs” set in courtyards of old apartment buildings (a surprising treat)

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.

Budapest is always near the top of our list of cheapest cities in Europe, which is somewhat surprising when you visit and see how nice the place is. Hotels near and overlooking the Danube can be pricey, and yet if you go a few blocks inland you can get a really nice place for a fraction of the cost.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$61 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$72 per night for two people

>>Budapest travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Budapest hotel deals

Athens, Greece

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

Athens highlights

  • The Acropolis hill topped by the Parthenon ruins
  • Acropolis Museum (new and world-class)
  • Great food and drinks at reasonable prices, largely outdoor and fun
  • Syntagma Square and its quirky ceremonies
  • Easy access to the port where you can take ferries to countless Greek islands

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.

Athens continues to be a bargain by most European standards, and it’s especially cheap when the Euro is as low as it is. The main sights here are also reasonably priced, especially considering how amazing they are. You can’t really say the same thing about London or Paris, where the attractions can really take a toll on the budget.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$79 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$129 per night for two people

>>Athens travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Athens hotel deals

Split, Croatia

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

Split highlights

  • Stunning white-marble historic center dating back over 1,000 years
  • Gorgeous port area with ferries going to nearby islands
  • Diocletian’s Palace and other easily accessible sights
  • Pleasant seaside summer weather with sea breezes
  • Much cheaper than nearby Italy or even Dubrovnik

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$61 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$133 per night for two people

>>Split travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Split hotel deals

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

Tenerife highlights

  • Sandy beaches and lovely hotel pools at almost every larger place
  • A laid-back vibe with surprisingly affordable food and drinks
  • Interesting and mellow nightlife with no mega clubs
  • Teide volcano and national park
  • Easy yet exotic place for English speakers with little stress

Officially 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. It’s also worth noting that Tenerife is only one of the Canary Islands and you can often find even better deals and sometimes smaller crowds on some of the others including Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and La Palma.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$47 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$65 per night for two people

>>Tenerife travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Tenerife hotel deals

Istanbul, Turkey

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

Istanbul highlights

  • Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque are both stunning and worthwhile
  • Grand Bazaar is huge and great shopping all over
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Great food at very reasonable prices, especially filling breakfasts
  • Shockingly cheap hotels even with great locations

Tourism to Turkey has been off in recent years, but June of 2023 could be a great time to go unless something dramatic happens. This is a huge and fascinating city that is normally very easy to visit and filled with outstanding sights. But the country has been dealing with inflation and a plummeting currency, which has actually made things more expensive for residents and much cheaper for visitors.

Istanbul is the best place to visit on a trip to Turkey, but especially while it’s so cheap you might also want to visit the breathtaking region of Cappadocia with its fairy chimneys (google them) as well as the Mediterranean city of Antalya (see below), which is also historic and noticeably cheaper than Istanbul.

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

>>Istanbul travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Istanbul hotel deals

Antalya, Turkey

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

Antalya highlights

  • Fascinating historic town center overlooked the Mediterranean
  • Even cheaper than Istanbul
  • Great beaches east and west of the city center
  • All-inclusive hotels ranging from shockingly cheap to affordable
  • Easy place to experience Turkish culture without Istanbul crowds

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$34 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$45 per night for two people

>>Antalya travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Antalya hotel deals


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

Fez highlights

  • The Medina (Old City)
  • Visit a tannery (unforgettable)
  • Ancient buildings and mosques, some are partly open to the public
  • Spice and food markets (amazing photos)
  • Very affordable hotels and food

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$39 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$47 per night for two people

>>Fez travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Fez hotel deals

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.

Prices here had become insanely cheap while Egypt was struggling with some issues a few years ago, but Sharm is the host of the COP 27 climate summit in late 2022 and it’s back on the map as a popular beach resort area, and it’s still quite cheap by international standards.

Sharm el-Sheikh highlights

  • One of the world’s top scuba diving destinations
  • Great Red Sea beaches
  • Ras Mohammed National Park
  • Sharm Old Market
  • Amazing prices on beach hotels
  • 3-star hotels from: US$33 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$47 per night for two people

>>>Sharm el-Sheikh travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Sharm el-Sheikh hotel and package deals

Amman, Jordan

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

Amman highlights

  • Gateway to Petra, the Dead Sea and Wadi Rum
  • Roman Theatre
  • The Citadel
  • Cafes, bars, modern malls and art galleries
  • Great value hotels

Also 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$64 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$73 per night for two people

>>>Amman prices
>>>Check current Amman hotel deals

Beirut, Lebanon

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

Beirut highlights

  • National Museum of Beirut
  • Beirut Corniche (seaside pedestrian area)
  • Souks (market areas)
  • Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque
  • Lebanese food is famously excellent

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.

Beirut and all of Lebanon are going through some difficulties as 2023 approaches so it’s probably not a good time to visit. But this is a really interesting place to visit in the region so we are leaving it on the list with the hopes that things improve enough before 2024.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$41 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$57 per night for two people

>>>Beirut travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Beirut hotel deals

Tel Aviv, Israel

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

Tel Aviv highlights

  • Great beaches and modern city
  • Day trips to Jerusalem and Bethlehem
  • Old Port Tel Aviv area
  • Nachalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall and Bauhaus buildings
  • Great food and interesting nightlife

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$141 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$165 per night for two people

>>Tel Aviv travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Tel Aviv hotel deals


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

Nha Trang highlights

  • Great beaches for a city in Vietnam
  • Long Son Pagoda
  • Monkey Island (a bit controversial)
  • Amazingly cheap hotels and food
  • Great mix of traditional Vietnamese food and international favorites

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$36 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$48 per night for two people

>>>Nha Trang travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Nha Trang hotel deals

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 highlights

  • Great beaches and surfing in many areas all around the island
  • Stunning temples and monuments in many different areas
  • Amazingly cheap hotels, with fairly cheap food and drinks
  • Fascinating Hindu culture and gamelan music
  • Even cheap buildings and hotels have gorgeous wood and stone work

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. June is a booming month for tourism in Bali, with most of the visitors coming from Australia, but it’s still reasonably priced and hotels are everywhere.

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

>>>Kuta, Bali travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Bali hotel and resort deals

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

Kuala Lumpur highlights

  • Fascinating mix of Malay, Chinese, and Indian cultures
  • Modern business district but very lively and great shopping
  • Very cheap 4-star hotels for a large Asian city
  • Excellent food at surprisingly good prices
  • Nearby temples and important sights that are easy to reach

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$37 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$51 per night for two people

>>Kuala Lumpur prices
>>>Check current Kuala Lumpur hotel deals

Beijing, China

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

Beijing highlights

  • Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
  • Nearby sections of the Great Wall are easy to reach on bus tours
  • Palace Museum
  • Excellent and varied food and drinks
  • Hutongs (ancient alleyways)

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.

China famously dropped its Zero-COVID policy at the end of 2022 and seemingly the condition spread like wildfire all over the country in the following couple of months. Tourism in 2023 wasn’t looking good, but now China has opened back up again and it’s hard to say if it’s any more dangerous than anywhere else these days. It’s worth checking before you book.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$51 per night for two people
  • 4-star hotels from: US$84 per night for two people

>>>Beijing travel guide and prices
>>>Check current Beijing hotel deals

Are your dates flexible? If so you'll have some other great options

June is one of the best months to plan a trip because it’s before the big crowds in Europe and there are almost never big Caribbean storms to worry about either. But if you end up having to go later you’ll be interested in our list of cheap places to go with great July weather for some other interesting options.

On the other hand, if you can go a bit earlier you’ll have even more great options. Our list of cheap destinations with great May weather is filled with really nice places that are going to be cheaper and less crowded than June, and still with ideal weather.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

All Comments

  1. Peter says:


    I’m planning to travel in the first week of June, Starting will be from Chennai, India. Budget would be 60,ooo INR per person. We’re a group of 4 friends looking for some adventurous trip. Duration can be maximum of 5 -6 days.

    1. Roger Wade says:


      This question comes up a lot because almost every good place in Asia has rainy or super hot weather in June. The exception is Bali, so it’s the place I recommend most for June. It’s just south of the equator so June is the driest month of the year and it’s a bit cooler than normal as well. If you want to be a bit more adventurous you might go to Lombok instead, which is the island next to Bali and it’s less crowded and a bit cheaper.

      In fairness, Bali is very crowded in June because of the nice weather conditions (and that it’s hot and wet everywhere else), but there are areas in Bali that are much less crowded than others. I’ve just updated my list of the best Asia destinations in June, which can give you some other ideas. Let me know if you’ve got any other questions. -Roger