Parts of Southeast Asia experience hot, dry conditions, while over in North America, it’s the best time for getting out into the wilderness before the summer crowds hit. Much of Europe is soaked in sunshine, making it a good month for exploring several countries in one trip. Meanwhile, North Africa and the Middle East are guaranteed sunshine and scorching temperatures.
One of Southeast Asia’s few summer destinations, Borneo is generally hot and dry in June. This is when trees bear their fruit, giving you a better chance of encountering orangutans as they venture closer to paths to forage. It’s also the beginning of the turtle nesting season off Lankayan Island.
Type of heat in Borneo in June: Hot and dry with maximum temperatures of 32°C (90°F), but with occasional rain showers along the northern coastline.
Average temperature in Borneo in June: 30°C (86°F) depending on region
Average daily hours of sunshine in Borneo in June: 10 hours
Average flight time to Borneo: 15 hours (London to Kuching, via Singapore)
While a year-round destination, Hawaii is in its prime during June, when the sun is overhead and rainfall is at its lowest. It’s also a quieter month than later in the summer, so you’ll find plenty of space to stretch out on the beach, whichever island you head to.
Type of heat in Hawaii in June: A pleasant, dry heat with plenty of sunshine and little rain. Maximum temperatures of 29°C (84°F).
Average temperature in Hawaii in June: 27°C (80°F) depending on region
Average daily hours of sunshine in Hawaii in June: 9 hours
Average flight time to Hawaii: 17 hours upwards dependent on airline (London to Honolulu)
As spring turns to summer and the last of the ice melts away, Canada becomes a world-class destination for outdoor adventure. In the Rockies you can hike among dense firs and jagged peaks, see waterfalls in full flow, or kayak on spearmint-blue lakes. Or, in British Columbia, search for bears fresh from hibernation.
Type of heat in Canada in June: Pleasantly warm temperatures mean it’s comfortable for outdoor activities without being stifling, and while rain is possible, it’s less frequent than most other months. Temperatures reach a maximum of 24°C (75°F).
Average temperature in Canada in June: 19°C (66°F) depending on region
Average daily hours of sunshine in Canada in June: 8 hours
Average flight time to Canada: 7 hours 45 (London to Toronto)
Unless you’re in the scorching Erg Chebbi desert, June is hot but still comfortable enough for exploring Morocco’s rich culture. You might tour Marrakesh’s souqs to see skilled craftspeople at work, join a cooking class at a family home in Fez, or hike to tiny Berber villages in the High Atlas mountains.
Type of heat in Morocco in June: High temperatures and humidity during the day reaching a maximum temperature of 38°C (100°F), cooling at night, with little chance of rain. You’ll find cooler conditions in the mountains and coastal areas like Essaouira.
Average temperature in Morocco in June: 29°C (84°F) depending on region
Average daily hours of sunshine in Morocco in June: 11 hours
Average flight time to Morocco: 3½ hours to (London to Marrakesh)
Orient Express, Venice
Enjoy a luxurious overnight journey aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. In June, the countries you pass through are likely to be bathed in sunshine, giving you wonderful vistas over crisp mountains and green countryside.
Type of heat in Europe in June: Warm, if not hot, temperatures and mostly sunny skies are likely in Venice. Maximum temperatures are likely to reach 27°C (81°F).
Average temperature in Europe in June: 23°C (73°F) depending on region
Average daily hours of sunshine in Europe in June: 7 to 8 hours
Average flight time to Europe: 2 hours (London to Venice)
Thanks to its desert location, Dubai experiences intensely hot summers. It’s a good time to browse the city’s vast, air-conditioned shopping malls, or to cool off in the sea or your resort’s pool. There’s also plenty to do in the evenings, from a dhow cruise with dinner to a walking tour of Old Dubai.
Type of heat in Dubai in June: Scorching, dry heat and almost guaranteed sunshine, with little-to-no chance of rain, maximum temperatures can reach 41°C (106°F). Night-time temperatures drop but are still hot, though hotels are air conditioned.
Average temperature in Dubai in June: 38°C (100°F) depending on region
Average daily hours of sunshine in Dubai in June: 11 hours
Average flight time to Dubai: 7 hours (London to Dubai)