The Best Places to Travel in June

Streets near La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
Streets near La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain | Photo by Yu on Unsplash

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June is the perfect time to plan a trip if you want to have a mid-year reset, catch some sunny weather and potentially miss the summer crowds. From artistic European hotspots to lush rail trips across Asia, we’ve picked out a wide variety of options to suit every type of traveller.

Surrealist Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Immerse yourself in the architectural history of the Catalonian capital city where cutting-edge art is part of a rich local culture. Join a guided tour, with our expert Local Insider, of the most famous works by architect and designer Antoni Gaudí, including La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. You’ll also get the chance to soak up the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city by strolling through the Gothic Quarter and sampling pintxos (local tapas) in a traditional bar, all while staying in a characterful boutique hotel. June is a great time to visit as many of the locals are still in town as the summer months see intense temperatures and tourists arrive.

Head to Surrealist Spain over a long weekend this June with Culture Trip.

International Istanbul

Büyük Mecidiye Mosque (Ortaköy Mosque) Istanbul

Soak up more than two millennia of history and tradition on this city break to Istanbul. You’ll visit world-famous sights with our Local Insider, including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, before boarding a ferry across the Bosporus to explore the Asian side of the city. Fuelling the adventure are plenty of foodie-friendly activities: enjoy delicious borek in artsy Kuzguncuk, explore the fragrant Spice Market, and visit a traditional baklava shop for sweet treats and Turkish coffee. A stay in a contemporary five-star hotel caps a thrilling getaway.

Visit International Istanbul with Culture Trip this June

Laid-back Baja California Sur

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Jutting into the Pacific, the Baja California peninsula is a place of contrasts. Down the middle are the granite peaks of the Peninsula Ranges, cactus-spiked desert makes up much of the inland area, while beautiful golden beaches fringe the coastline. You’ll be heading to its greener southern half, Baja California Sur, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet rare and majestic marine life, explore bohemian beach towns, and hike to a desert oasis.

Make the most of the favourable weather in June and join our relaxing 5-day trip to Baja California Sur

Myriad Morocco

Dine on local food and explore the deserts around Marrakech

Moroccan culture is as intoxicatingly diverse as the Moroccan landscape. From the colourful explosion of bustling bazaars to the welcoming serenity of old Berber communities, exploring the snowy peaks of Africa’s longest mountain range and the rocky expanses of the desert, this Mini Trip gives you the whole Moroccan experience in just five days. You’ll start with a lively introduction to Marrakech, as our Local Insider helps you discover the narrow streets of old town, before moving to a Berber village high in the Atlas Mountains, where you’ll hike across epic valleys and tuck into local cuisine. Finally, your road leads to the Agafay Desert, where you’ll spend a night under the stars in a luxury campsite.

Head from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains with Culture Trip

Incredible Thailand and Laos by Train

Bangkok’s beautiful old train station is the first and last stop on our Thailand to Laos trip

Our exciting two-week rail adventure begins in the bustling metropolis of Bangkok and then takes you on a scenic train ride to Phitsanulok, the country’s oldest city. From there, you’ll be able to explore the nearby ruins of Sukhothai, a fascinating Khmer-era city. Next stop is Chiang Mai, where you can indulge in the best of local street food and even learn to cook Thai cuisine yourself. We’ll also visit an elephant sanctuary in Lampang, and cross the border into Laos to experience traditional rural life, see waterfalls, and kayak in the unspoiled beauty of the Namsong River. To cap off the trip, you’ll enjoy a sleeper train back to Bangkok and a walking tour with our Local Insider. Don’t miss this unforgettable journey through some of the most beautiful scenery and magnificent historical sites that Thailand has to offer.

Join us from 10 Jun – 23 Jun for an unforgettable rail trip

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