Early summer is a great time to enjoy some wonderful seasonal trips just before the crowds descend.
With superb opportunities to spot wildlife and stunning sea life in unusual locations, here's our guide on where to travel in June.
Sunshine and Sealife in Australia
June is the dry season in Western Australia and the Northern Territories, and a great time to visit Kakadu National Park and Kimberley. Expect long, sunny days – perfect for exploring this amazingly beautiful region. June is also when you can go diving with whale sharks off Ningaloo Reef. Follow these majestic creatures as they calmly glide through the long stretches of coral reefs.
Watersports in Mozambique
This is the start of the dry season in Mozambique and the ocean is nice and calm, which is great for scuba diving and snorkelling. It is also a good time to see migrating whales, including the southern right and humpback that travel from the South African coast all the way up to Oman.
Safari in Botswana
It might be Botswana’s dry season, but in June the Okavango Delta starts to flood. This is not due to rainfall, but from waters that make their way down from Angola. This is a great time for a Delta safari where you can combine land and water activities, and there are generally fewer visitors as well. Some camps may still offer shoulder season rates.
Culture and Countryside in Croatia
Croatia is one of our favourite destinations for summer sun. A country full of stunning landscapes and idyllic islands alike, you can spend your days touring the Istrian countryside or soaking up the sun on the Adriatic coast. Our ideal holiday there encompasses both – you’ll get culture, history, great food and plenty of well-deserved relaxation time. In June you have warm temperatures without searing heat, and slightly fewer crowds than in the peak months of July and August.
City Life and Skandi Cool in Oslo
The fresh summer days in Oslo are the perfect time to enjoy its vibrant city life, world-class museums and plethora of outdoor activities. Don’t miss a stroll through the lovely Vigeland Sculpture Park and the magnificent harbours harking back to the city’s Viking heritage.
Summer Spirit in Seville
Spain’s Andalusia comes into its own in the sizzling summer months, and June is the ideal time to go to avoid both the intense heat and the crowds of peak season. See the majestic Alcazar palace, lose yourself in the graceful majesty of Seville‘s old town and enjoy the deliriously good tapas and rioja wine.
Wildlife and Festivals in Bolivia
The atmosphere is fresher now in the typically humid Bolivian Amazon. What’s more, the Fiesta del Gran Poder falls every year in May or June, seeing thousands of dancers take to the streets of La Paz, whilst the Aymara New Year takes place on the 21st in celebration of the indigenous Aymara people of West Bolivia.
Wine and Sunshine in Bordeaux
Take advantage of the glorious sunshine in June to head to Bordeaux for some immersion in the wonderful world of wine making. At this time of year almost all of the vineyard chateaux will be open for tours and tastings, and the atmosphere will be as heady as the wine.