15 Best Countries to Visit in June and Things to Try

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June, the month of the year’s longest day, is a magnificent blast of summer and sunshine for most of the world. With the Summer Solstice falling at the end of June each year, it’s no surprise that this is when the days are the longest and warmest. June is a summer month, making it a great time to travel, see the world, and learn about other cultures. To enjoy some adventures in a safari, some of the best countries to visit in June include Malaysian Borneo, South Africa, and Namibia.

Spring brings with it a wonderful heat, making most of Europe, African countries, the Indian Ocean islands, and even the North American continent ideal vacation destinations. Here are the best countries to visit in June with your family and friends to make the most of your summer vacation.


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Finland is a Nordic country with a population of about 5 million people. It is located in Northern Europe. It is one of the best countries to visit in June. Thousands of lakes and islands dot the landscape, which is generally flat. The effects of the Ice Age can still be observed. It has a huge green cover and is home to Europe’s fourth-largest lake, Saimaa. June is a fantastic month to visit Finland. The country’s winters are bitterly cold, with the country blanketed in a thick blanket of snow and temperatures as low as -30 degrees Celsius. The weather is good in June, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius.

Finland has a lot of reasons to make you fall in love with it. Although the Northern Lights can be seen all year, June is the best month to watch them. A tour of Finland’s cities, particularly Turku and Helsinki, is the finest method to learn about its history. Turku was the capital city of Finland from the Middle Ages till 1809 when the Swedish ruled it. The Suomenlinna Fortress, the National Museum, and the Helsinki Cathedral, on the other hand, are all historical sites in Helsinki.


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Japan is the world’s tenth most populous country, with a distinct culture. It has a tumultuous history and has since prohibited war, relying solely on its military for self-defense and peacekeeping. Japan is a country with a distinct culture that will captivate you. Japan is a famous tourist destination as well. People worldwide come to this country to sample its cuisine, advanced technology, and world-renowned film. Japan has 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as recognizable sights such as Mount Fuji.

Japan is among the best countries to visit in June. The stunning cherry blossoms are in full bloom around Japan’s architecturally unique monuments during the month of June. Temperatures hover around 30 degrees Celsius, and rains fall across much of Japan, giving it ideal weather for visiting hot spring resorts like Hakone. You can also go hiking, cycling, or walking around the island of Hokkaido to discover its pristine natural beauty.

It also holds the Yosakoi Soran Festival, which features traditional dance and music. The Otaue Rice Planting Festival takes place in Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine in Osaka throughout the month of June. Another popular celebration that takes place in central Tokyo is the Sanno Festival.


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Peru is a Spanish-speaking country with a diverse range of flora and fauna. It is located in South America. Every section of Peru has a unique terrain, with beaches, Andes mountain ranges, the Amazon River, and jungles around it. It was the Inca Empire’s homeland and a Spanish colony in the 16th century. It now has a rich culture reflected in its inhabitants of diverse races. In the Chan Chan, Puno, and Nazca Lines, you’ll find ancient temples, civilizations, museums, towns, and villages.

While in Peru, you may learn about the country’s unique culture. The colonial structures in Lima, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu, and the city of Cusco can all be seen. If you prefer being outside, don’t miss the breathtakingly gorgeous Sacred Valley and the fascinating Peruvian Amazon. From June to September, winter is the greatest time to visit Peru because the temperature stays between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. June also marks the start of the Inca Empire’s Inti Raymi festival in Cusco, which honors the god Inti. In addition, in honor of Saint John the Baptist, the San Juan festival takes place in Amazon.

New Zealand

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New Zealand is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with diverse biodiversity. It is a former British colony that is now a developed country with a high standard of living, education, and health care. Hundreds of islands make up New Zealand, many of which are deserted. It features a diverse terrain that includes the famous Southern Alps, lakes, volcanoes, and a long coastline. Hawkes Bay and Marlborough are the top places to visit in New Zealand in June 2021. They are the most important wine regions in the world. It is common knowledge that New Zealand wine is renowned for its sumptuous quality throughout the world.

Due to the fact that it is winter in New Zealand, the month of June is the peak season for travelers. It’s the period of the year when temperatures range from 1 to 15 degrees Celsius, and it usually snows. During the day, it is ideal for taking long hikes, cycling, and skiing. Don’t forget to try some local cuisine matched with a glass of wine at one of Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch’s premier restaurants. Take a dip in the naturally heated hot springs and eat some citrus fruits plentiful in Hawke’s Bay. The Matariki Festival in New Zealand takes place in the months of June and July. It is a culturally significant event commemorating the advent of Maori New Year. It is observed in various ways around New Zealand.


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Spain, Europe’s fourth-largest country, is a football-obsessed nation. It was formerly one of the world’s most powerful empires. However, it is now a highly developed and economically progressive nation. Steep mountains and rivers border Spain, and its wildlife is diverse and rich. The climate in Spain varies depending on where you go. Spain is in the midst of its summer season in June, with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees Celsius. In June, travelers from all over the world flock to Spain’s sandy Atlantic beaches. They’re peppered with shacks serving delectable Spanish fares like croquettes and tortilla Espanola.

It is one of the best countries to visit in June. This is the perfect time to visit Spain’s world-famous beach towns, the coastal European city of the Costa del Sol, and the exciting nightlife of Madrid. You must sample Spanish food and partake in wine tourism, visiting vineyards and centuries-old wine cellars throughout the country. Casa Botin, the world’s oldest continuously operating restaurant, is located there. Beautiful beaches, churches, water parks, and mosques may be found throughout the area. The lively, fun-filled, and unique Battle of Wine takes place in Haro, northern Spain, in June, where wine is spilled from buckets on one another.


Turkey is a country in Eurasia that is surrounded on three sides by water and is famous for the Ottoman Empire. It is a secular country with Muslims making up the majority of the population, followed by non-religious individuals, and finally Christians. Turkey has seen a surge in tourism in recent years, bringing visitors from all over the world. Turkey is one of the best countries to visit in June because it has a beautiful dry season (summer). The Black Sea’s coastline areas, on the other hand, are noticeably cooler. Cappadocia, Oludeniz, and Adana are among the greatest destinations to visit in June around the world.

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Mardin, Alahan Monastery, Ani, and the ghost town of Kayakoy are among the 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many cities that are in ruins but are centuries old. Because it was ruled by Alexander the Great, the country has a strong Greek influence. You should also pay a visit to picturesque Lake Van, the country’s largest lake, and take a hot air balloon ride above Cappadocia to experience the famed Turkish coffee. The maximum temperature in June is normally around 30 degrees Celsius, but it can drop to 9 degrees Celsius in some locations.


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The Royal Kingdom, the English Premier League, the Beatles, and Shakespeare are all associated with England. It has a long and illustrious history, producing great works of literature, art, and genius writers such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and William Shakespeare. Today, England is the most populated and sought-after country in the United Kingdom due to its educational institutions. Everyone’s bucket list includes a visit to England’s breathtaking countryside and beautiful beach. The English Riviera, Southport, Pembrokeshire, and Llandudno are some of the cheapest destinations to visit in June in England. The English Riviera is famous for its sandy beaches and opulent resorts.

The Canterbury Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey are among the most famous structures in England. This region is not particularly hot, especially in June when the temperature does not surpass 20 degrees Celsius. With its glorious sunny days, the month of June is the ideal time to visit Yorkshire, the picturesque countryside of the Cotswolds, or the cosmopolitan city of London to learn more about English food. June is the month of music festivals, including the Wild Life Festival in Brighton, which features well-known artists, the Isle of Wight’s fun-filled Festival of the Sea, and the Hertford Castle Carnival in Herefordshire.


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Malaysia, a Southeast Asian country, is a well-known tourism destination. Kuala Lumpur, the country’s capital, is a popular destination for honeymooners and tourists from all over the world, thanks to its iconic twin towers. Malaysia is a former British colony that is now a federal republic with a constitutional monarchy. Malaysia has a lot to offer in terms of attractions and places to visit. It features diverse flora and fauna, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers. Malaysia is among the best countries to visit in June in Asia. Perlis has some of the best Thai and Malay food in the world.

It is home to the oriental pied hornbills, Malayan tiger, proboscis monkey, and hawksbill sea turtle, all of which are only found in Malaysia and massive forests dating back 130 million years. When visiting Malaysia, you must sample teh tarik (hot milk-based tea) and Nasi lemak, the country’s national food (a rice dish cooked by immersing in coconut milk).

June is a rainy month with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees Celsius. The rainy season brings a swarm of box jellyfish; therefore, most visitors will come while the weather is dry and nice. During this time, you can go snorkeling or explore the islands of Pulau Perhentian Kecil and Pulau Perhentian Besar, as well as the beautiful green Cameron Highlands.


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Italy is most generally linked with Italian cuisine and its many architectural styles. Italy is a sovereign nation that provided the world with significant figures such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Petrarch, Dante, Galileo Galilei, and Machiavelli. It is also the cradle of the Renaissance. Even today, landmarks such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Colosseum in Rome, Milan Cathedral, and the fascinating islands of Venice include relics of several eras.

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The summer season in Italy begins in June, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 24 degrees Celsius. The days are beautiful and ideal for exploring things like Naples’ cuisine, Sicily’s island, the Cinque Terre and Amalfi Coast’s stunning scenery, and Tuscany’s rich green countryside. The Festival of San Giovanni, Italy’s largest and oldest celebration, takes place on Lake Como at the end of June.

Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka, rumored to be the home of the mighty demon king Ravan, is an island kingdom in the wide Indian Ocean located south of the Indian town of Kanya Kumari. Sri Lanka has become a prominent tourist destination in the South Asian circuit, with its mild and mountainous climbs, mountains and tea fields, Buddhist monasteries, and forests. June is a perfect month to visit Sri Lanka’s eastern coast, as it is mostly dry and has pleasant temperatures in the 20s. Other than that, June sees a lot of rain; nevertheless, places like Trincomalee, Batticaloa, and Uppuveli are drier. In June, Nuwara Eliya is also fantastic.

Trincomalee, a virgin paradise of beaches, white sand pathways, and the historic Fort Frederick, is located on Sri Lanka’s east coast, where the season is reasonably dry. Nilaveli and Uppuveli are two lovely beaches perfect for sunbathing, resting, and relaxing. You must visit Batticaloa’s lighthouse before continuing on to Arugam Bay. Only an hour’s drive from Arugam Bay is the Kumana National Park, which is home to elephants, buffaloes, unique birds, and safaris.

Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is one of the best countries to visit in June, because during this period it has a lot to offer visitors. So why not add some excitement to your family vacation by participating in a dragon boat race? The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Tueng Ng Festival, takes place in Victoria Harbour. It is one of the most popular of the many Chinese festivals held in the territory. This event dates back to the third century and is known for its exciting and colorful dragon boat races, in which teams of paddlers race the long, narrow boats down to the finish line to the beat of a drum.


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According to almost everyone, there’s no better time to explore Yosemite National Park’s high waters in U.S.A, harsh landscapes, and spectacular colors. The spring weather in early June allows for a dry, mild visit, and the hectic people don’t arrive until later in the month and into the summer.

Yosemite Falls, an amazing double waterfall with three cascades of differing heights, draws its water from melting snow in the winter and reaches peak outflow in June before drying up in the summer. By June, Sentinel, Bridalveil, and Ribbon Falls – three more Yosemite waterfalls – are also in full flow.

Dominican Republic

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Travel packages and all-inclusive vacations are sometimes cheaper than budgeting on your own in the Caribbean, and the Dominican Republic is no exception.

If you’re visiting Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, or other popular beach spots, restaurants and lodging will be your biggest expenses, as prices skyrocket during peak season. Playa Blanca (White Beach) in Punta Cana is an excellent snorkeling spot; just carry your own mask to keep it free.


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Cambodia is most recognized for housing Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument. Even this world-famous destination is incredibly inexpensive to visit: simply take a tuk-tuk (open motorcycle taxi) to your destination, purchase a temple ticket at the first temple’s entrance, and explore to your heart’s content for pennies. When you’re ready to move on, your tuk-tuk driver will take you to the next temple and wait for you.

Cambodia, however, has much more to offer than beautiful historic temples. Phnom Penh, the capital, is full of gorgeous French Colonial architecture, inexpensive French bakeries (ideal for picking up breakfast or snacks on the go), and numerous free-to-visit temples.


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Dubrovnik, Croatia, is so popular as a filming location for the television series Game of Thrones that it can be busy if you visit during the summer. Restaurants, stores, and excursions abound in the Old Town, which is encircled by an amazing stone wall with many residences cut into the side.

When you’ve had your fill of sightseeing (and pretending to be Jon Snow or Daenerys), take a plunge in the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea or ride the cable car for 360-degree views of the city and the water.

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Written by Jane Miller

I'm Nomadic Jane, a digital nomad and travel blogger. Since 2009, I've been traveling the world and exploring cultures through my travel blog.