Top 20 places to visit in June

Top 20 places to visit in June

June welcomes the summer in Europe and the rain in many parts of the world. It is a good time to travel, especially for good value of money. These 20 destinations are just some of the most striking places you should see in June. They either offer something unique or something extraordinary. 
machu picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru

The dry season in Peru falls in June. This is the main reason why many visitors plan their trip to the world famous Machupichu archaeological site. For certain, it rewards one of the most mesmerizing landscapes in the world where nature meets ancient civilization. 

 
mu cang chai

Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam

When the rain starts in northern Vietnam, the rice terraces turn green and photogenic. It is time to take your luggage and depart for Mu Cang Chai, a less-visited destinations in northern Vietnam but full of charm. 
You`ll be tempted by the charming Thai villages, friendly Hmong people and their quaint traditions. But above that, the rice terraces and rugged mountains will attract your camera like no other places. There is no better place to add extra value for your Vietnam Tour than Mu Cang Chai in June. 
 
yosemite national park

Yosemite National Park, USA

Situated about 260 km east of San Francisco, Yosemite National Park is the jewel of California. It charms trippers with 3000 square kilometers of gushing waterfalls, remarkable granite peaks, deep valleys and towering giant sequoias. Its slopes of Half Dome and El Capitan (the largest single granite rock on Earth) lure thousands of rock climbers. If you prefer nature to rock climbing, see your way to the majestic Yosemite Falls or wander through Mariposa grove with its tall sequoia trees.
 

great barrier reef

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Stretching for about 2300km from the tip of Cape York, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest and longest coral reef system in the World. When you ask the intentions for an Australian trip, this natural wonder is one of the answers. Its 900 continental islands, coral cays and 3000 separate reefs are habitats to over 200 types of birds and 1500 fish species. With this, it is hard to pose a question why thousands of birders and marine life addicts call it their meeting point in June.
 

Tubbataha

Tubbataha Reef, Philippines

Listed in our top 30 Asia Natural Wonders, Tubbataha Reef offers amazing diving experiences. The sea is calm and the water is clean in June. It is hard to resist exploring the marine life of this paradise like spot, especially when everything costs much less than other time of the year. 
 

borneo
Photo:  Terje Grimsgaard

​Borneo

Whether you choose to soak yourself into the rich indigenous culture, incredible landscapes or the wildlife-packed equatorial rainforests, Borneo stands to meet your interest. The Island’s northern region features a tropical jungle (teeming with Wildlife), mesmerizing marine life and the highest peak in South East Asia. For Wildlife fanatics, snorkeling over Sabah’s coral reefs reveals some of the aquatic species or embark on a jungle trek for sights of ginger-haired orangutans, tailed macaques and long-nosed proboscis monkeys. Beyond that, check out Sarawak’s tribal heritage and Kota Kinabalu with its vibrant local markets and museums.


south luangwa
Photo: Roger Wasley

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

July is a month when travelers start to fill up Zambia’s Luangwa National Park for remarkable Wildlife experiences. Therefore crowdedness is not a doubt. If you are after a crowd-free encounter, then consider packing for this park in June. You will have a chance to spot some species like elephants, giraffes, leopards and more.
 

masai mara

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

For anyone with love for African big fives, big cats and other wild animals, Masai Mara is a must-see. There are plenty of dazzling pursuits to make your days however travelers consider the reserve for a glimpse of the World’s Great Wildebeest migration. To avoid the July – October crowd, check-in earlier in June.
 

mountain gorilla

Mountain Gorilla Trekking, East Africa

Gorillas are rare and only found in Africa (Uganda and Rwanda). Meeting with these apes face to face is a lifetime experience. You will see them feeding, playing, strolling and laughing. Don’t miss to take plenty of photos and videos for these great creatures. The excuses for arrangement of this adventure in June are; viewing conditions are spectacular, temperatures are palatable for a hike, and the areas are free of congestion.
 

jaguars

Jaguars in the Pantanal, Brazil

Jaguars breathe life in many places around the globe, but finding them is a hard task. There is no better locality where these animals are easily spotted than Pantanal in Brazil. Northern and Southern part of the region awards the best opportunities to behold the Wild jaguars. If you have yearned for this year after year, don’t hesitate to visit Pantanal in June, an ideal month for incredible sights.

 
greenland

Greenland

Are you hungering for a destination that’s off most travelers’ radar? Greenland is simply the best option. It receives few travelers, this maintains its purity and makes it a perfect getaway for cravers of crowd-free vacations. Adding to the friendly locals, dramatic rocky fjords and colorfully painted villages, Greenland rewards world-class sailing expeditions among the hulking icebergs.
 

ladakh
Photo: flickr.com

Ladakh, India

Ladakh is a walker’s paradise in India. At 3000 feet above sea level, this mystical region ranks the highest point in the Kashmir Valley. The area’s surrounding views of Karakoram mountain range and the Himalayas are totally unopposed. The desert cities of Leh and Kargil wows with a range of ample trekking routes and exquisite Buddhist temples. Arrange your trip to this maze of wonders in June when snow is dissolving due to weather warm-ups and all area is open to visitors.
 

corsica
Photo: Kevin Et Laurianne Langlais

Corsica, France

Corsica’s gorges, towering pinnacles, cliffs and mountains may look impenetrable, but if you are brave to challenge the precarious mountain roads and rocky trails expect to lead yourself to unimaginable beautiful locations (glittering highland lakes, Calanques and tormented rocky curtains). If trekking isn’t on your to-do list, Corsica is famous for its impeccable beach holidays.

loire valley
Photo: Dorian Mongel

Loire Valley, France

June is the shoulder season for local tourism in France. When all the famous sites start welcoming the travelers, Loire Valley marks itself a noteable destination to travel back to the past in the northern part of the country. There are up to 300 castles scattering along the gorgeous Loire river. It houses many picturesque attractions including vineyards, Charles Cathedral
 

cornwall
Photo: Benjamin Elliott

Cornwall, UK

When it comes to beauty, Cornwall is ticked for UK holiday destinations. From its jaw-dropping scenery, seaside resorts, to long stretches of fine sands, this coastal town makes a tremendous retreat for anyone who is after to escape the chaotic city life. Swim in the turquoise waters or venture further to some picturesque harbor villages like Fowey and Falmouth for local encounters.
 

basel
Photo: Basil Samuel Lade

Basel, Switzerland

Few cities in Europe can match Basel’s prominent draws. Adding to the rich culture, this amazing city presents a great concentration of museums and the old town that captivates travelers with its modern architectural designs.

The Azores, Portugal

The Azores is an archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean. Located about 1500km from Lisbon, this wonder embraces with dramatic landscapes, green pastures and quaint fishing villages. It invites flower enthusiasts in the month of June with its big hydrangea blooms that include a mix of purples, blues and pinks. Take in more views with a hike to Mount Pico via trails that wind through bushes of hydrangea.
From the Island, Portugal’s mainland also has plenty in June including the colorful festivals in cities like Lisbon and Porto.

Guernsey, UK

Depending on your sense of adventure, Guernsey has something for everyone. Vivid flower displays, landscaped gardens, diverse wildlife and sun-drenched beaches make up the Island’s top allures. It has no shortage of qualified guides to lead you through all sorts of bewitching activities. You can explore by a bus tour, RIB ride or kayaking.
 

fiji landscape
Photo: Prem Kurumpanai

Fiji Island

Fiji, with its cluster of islands, makes for an unforgettable island escape. It consists of hundreds of untouched Islands, yet only a third of it is inhabited. That’s why it is easy to get away from the crowds. The country’s appeal dwells more on the Island’s enchantments, but its unique culture and cuisine is a secret to uncover.
 

budapest
Photo: Jason Blackeye

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest with its countless festival celebrations is full of fun. The city’s ruin bars, a cruise down the Danube, and the thermal Szechenyi Baths can’t leave you bored. Then with festivals, you have plenty; immerse yourself into the week-long Danube Folk Carnival, Budapest Beer Festival, folk dance performances and artworks exhibited at numerous craft markets. Don’t miss the Night of Museums Festival (in June its entry prices are half of the normal cost).
 

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