Where to go in June? So many great choices, so little time. It’s the start of summer, school’s out, the days are longer and the weather is fine in lots of stunning locales. The summer music, dance, jazz, and classical seasons are in full swing, and they’re some of the best places to go in June. Here are 10 of the best luxury destinations in the month of June 2019.
Where to go in June
What’s your travel itinerary for June? Where should the month take you? Much of the world features a temperate climate in June, making it the perfect time to explore and follow your wanderlust.
Culture mavens will find lots to do in Europe, including the D-Day commemorations early in the month. Beach lovers can head to the Amalfi Coast, or the Greek Islands, or Hawaii. Foodies might want to hit San Sebastian. Adventurers and hikers can set a course for Wyoming or Machu Picchu. Want to get totally off the grid? Mongolia awaits.
Here are 10 of the best luxury travel destinations in June.
Best Luxury Travel Destinations in the Month of June
1. Normandy, France
One of the best luxury travel destinations in June is a historical battle site. In Normandy this month, the 75th annual D-Day Festival will be held to commemorate the June 6th anniversary of the Allied beach landings. Make a pilgrimage to explore the landing sites, monuments and museums that mark the beginning of the end of World War II.
2. Stockholm, Sweden
See the midnight sun in Stockholm, especially around the summer solstice when it’s visible for 24 hours. Midsummer Eve in late June is a bigger celebration for Swedes than Christmas: all-day, outdoor parties include pickled herring, schnapps and May Pole dancing. You can go on a shopping spree in Biblioteksgatan or in the trendy Södermalm neighborhood, and stop at an outdoor cafe to fuel up on kötbullar (meatballs) and sip aquavit.
3. The Amalfi Coast, Italy
It’s a perfect time for a trip to the Amalfi Coast – June is busy, but much less hectic than July and August. Houses and ornate domes and spires share space on cliffs overlooking the azure Mediterranean sea, the aroma of orange blossoms and jasmine perfume the air, and the Tyrrhenian Sea is warm enough for a swim. Stay at the minimalist Casa Angelina, perched on the cliff face of Praiano, and take in the sea views from your room, or lounge poolside and people watch while sipping limoncello and enjoying wonderful food. Positano and Amalfi are the most famous villages, and Ravello, on top of the cliffs, has staggeringly beautiful views.
4. San Sebastian, Spain
San Sebastian is a wonderful spot in June. Foodies love it for the txakoli (the local sparkling wine) and the world-renowned pintxos. Pintxo-bar-hopping is a Thing, so you can do it without guilt until the wee hours of the night. June has the lowest average rainfall of any month other than July, and the crowds will be substantially smaller if you go at the beginning of the summer season.
5. Mykonos, Greece
Head to Mykonos and enjoy unbeatable views of the Aegean Sea from the luxurious Mykonos Grand, which is set over a private beach; it’s only a 5-minute drive to town for shopping, dining and cutting edge night life. Take the ferry to Delos, one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.
6. Kaua’i, Hawaii
Another island option? Kaua’i. You can never go wrong traveling to The Garden Isle in the summer (or ever) – with cascading waterfalls, lush rain forests and some of the best beaches and sunsets in the world, you can take a helicopter ride or catamaran to the west side for isolated beaches and the famous Napali Coast. Stay at the St. Regis in Princeville. Some travelers cancelled their plans after mid-April flooding damaged parts of the Hawaiian island. The local news reports indicate that although landslides blocked roads and floods uprooted trees, most of the island is unscathed.
7. Machu Picchu, Peru
As Peru enters winter, take advantage of the dry season this month and avoid the heavy crowds that arrive in the next couple of months. Hike and camp on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with an experienced guide at hand that can take you to the very top. Set among the clouds, high in the Peruvian mountains, the old Inca city is awe-inspiring. In midsummer, the weather is dry and the light is perfect – experience it in splendid solitude by getting up at the crack of dawn for the sunrise. Afterward, relax at the luxurious Inkaterra Hotel. The rest of Peru is just as beautiful; the Amazon’s dry season starts in June, making this the best time for exploring the rain forest. The capital city, Lima, is a mix of European and South American culture, with old colonial buildings, towering skyscrapers and a vibrant food scene.
8. Sri Lanka
The southern coast of Sri Lanka is popular for snorkeling and scuba diving, as well as for its rich history. Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was built in 1588 by the Portuguese and fortified by the Dutch in the 17th century. Explore the Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum and visit a tea plantation. Stay at Amangalla, set in a meticulously restored historic building on the grounds of the Galle Fort.
9. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
This is a wonderful time to visit the majestic Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in Wyoming. Stay in ultra-luxury style at the Four Seasons or the Aman in Jackson Hole, and hike, bike, take a ride on a river raft, tour the parks, take to the sky in a hot air balloon, see a rodeo, go horseback riding, and while away a few minutes in a bison traffic jam. End the day with fantastic barbecue and craft beer or cocktails under the stars.
10. The Gobi Desert, Mongolia
If you want to get much further off the grid and have a spectacular adventure, consider this as one of the best luxury travel destinations in June. Experts suggest that this is the perfect month for a trip to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. Luxury travel companies can arrange for a visit with a nomadic family to learn about their daily lives.
Those are our top 10 picks for where to go in the month of June. The best luxury travel destinations in June are waiting for you. Have a great trip.
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