June is one of the best months of the year to take a holiday abroad. Read our guide on the five bestÂ luxury holiday destinations
Â to travel to, with a range of incredible countries around the world.
Rich in history and bursting with culture, Bali is an Indonesian island famed for its iconic rice fields, beaches, and temples. With average highs of 29Â°C June is the perfect time to visit this beautiful island just before high season. Should you find yourself in Denpasar, you will be rewarded with a cultural treat as the 40th annual Bali Arts Festival kicks off on June 16th running until mid-July. It’s one of the main highlights in Baliâ€™s cultural calendar with traditional dances, music compositions and art showcases.
Indulge in a relaxing stay along one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines without the crowds of August, when the vibrant spring flowers are in bloom and the scent of lemon blossoms linger in the air. Suspended above the inviting cobalt blue sea, with average highs of 26Â°C, the Amalfi coast is a spectacular treat. And the string of towns and villages provide a truly immersive experience. Positano and Amalfi are, undoubtedly two of the most famous villages and with good reason too. But for a real taste ofÂ la dolce vita, the fishing villages of Cetera and Conca dei Marini are two options off the beaten track.
Bordeauxâ€™s charm and status as one of the worldâ€™s most famous wine-producing regions has cemented its reputation as one of Europeâ€™s most remarkable cities. Warm, gloriously sunny days with an average temperature of 19Â°C in June makes it perfect for a spot of al fresco dining in the evening with a refreshing glass of wine in hand. With most of the chÃ¢teau wineries open for tastings, explore the primary wine regions in Bordeaux dotted with wineries and vineyards. Thereâ€™s MÃ©doc located in the northwest, Graves-Sauternes towards the south and Saint-Ã‰milion in the east.
Â is undeniably the most exciting city in the world. Not only is New York the epicentre of the arts, a cultural treasure trove and a shopping mecca, but the city is also home to more restaurants, museums, and attractions than any other global capital. In addition to average highs of 26Â°C, June also sees the city host a plethora of events and festivals including Gay Pride and SummerStage which is New York’s biggest free summer music festival.
With sandy beaches fringing spectacular coral reefs, Zanzibar is a breathtakingly beautiful Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of East Africa. June marks the beginning of the dry season with average highs of 30Â°C in the daytime making it the perfect destination for a romantic beach break or relaxing getaway. Many travellers will combine time on Zanzibar’s beaches with a visit to northern Tanzania for the Serengeti wildebeest migration.