2 The Americas 3 Europe 3.1 Kraków, Poland 3.2 Budapest, Hungary 3.4 Istanbul, Turkey 3.5 Prague, Czech Republic 3.6 Italy, Turkey 3.7 Lisbon, Portugal 3.8 Athens, Greece 3.9 Split, Croatia 3.10 Madrid, Spain 3.11 Barcelona, Spain In South America it's winter in most places, so only the Tropical cities are worth a look for a good- weather bargain at this time of year.
The weather is pretty much perfect even as hotels drop rates to low season prices. For those who want maximum value and especially people who like to drink by the pool or on the beach, the all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean have astonishingly low prices in June.
While June is one of the wetter months in the Cancun area, the rain almost never comes down for more than an hour or so at a time, and it tends to be refreshing when it does fall. But if you would prefer to stay in an actual town with dozens of nearby choices of local restaurants and bars, then you should head to Playa del Carmen or even the island of Cozumel just across the water.
June is a warm month in Junta Can, but it still gets almost no rain so you'll be able to spend all day on those lovely white sandy beaches if you like. In June, you should find room rates that are so low they will look like mistakes, yet they are real, and the resorts here are all professionally run.
If you don't like the sound of Junta Can then you might prefer to find a resort in Mont ego Bay, where pretty much everyone speaks English as a first language. Echo Rios has a similar strip of large resorts along its coast, with some interesting nearby sights and attractions.
Here's another one that does get a bit of rain during June, but its altitude keeps temperatures in Mexico City much lower than most people would guess for this time of year. Flights from the US and Canada tend to be cheap, the city center area is very nice in many places, and prices are very low compared to almost anywhere else.
This is a very underrated destination that is far safer than many cities in the US, and the mild June weather is a perfect reason to visit. In other words, Mexico City is not one of the hottest places in June, but it's pleasantly mild and much nicer than you might expect.
It's true that it can be a bit rainy in Cartagena in June, but it's the tropical type of rain that comes and goes quickly, so it's unlikely to become a problem for most people. But if you mainly want to relax on the beach you'll want to stay in the Bocagrande area just to the west of the walled city.
Rio de Janeiro is just barely inside the Tropics, so it's pretty much the South American equivalent of Miami. This means that its summer (December through February) can be steamy and a bit wet, but it's nearly perfect during the rest of the year.
The Brazilian currency has been low in recent years so it's a true bargain now, and it's a stunningly beautiful setting as well. The draw here is the lovely town center with its historic cathedrals and castles, plus a huge array of hostels and budget hotels that make shopping around very easy.
This is the new hot destination for British stag and hen parties, and one look at the beer prices makes it easy to see why. Prices here are easing up in recent years, but still this is a classic and beautiful European city that remains a fantastic bargain for most people.
Official part of Spain, Tenerife is one of the Canary Islands and located just off the northern coast of Africa. It has a stable climate that has pleasant temperatures pretty much all year long, and June is the first month that you should be able to get as much beach time as you like in.
The island fills up more in July and August when more Europeans have their month-long holidays, so if you can come in June you'll be dodging some crowds and you should also be able to get a better rate on a hotel and a flight. If you don't speak much Spanish, then you'll want to head to the southern towns of Los Cristiano and Playa de la Americas, which are always packed with Brits and Swedes.
June would normally be packed in Istanbul, but tourism to Turkey is way off in recent years due to some political turmoil that doesn't generally affect tourists. The weakness of the Turkish currency in the last few years has put Istanbul firmly into the bargain category, although that's also partly because many visitors are choosing not to come under the current circumstances.
Still, this is a fascinating and photogenic city with plenty to offer the budget traveler, so it might be wise to schedule a trip soon, before prices rise much more. Speaking of prices going up, Prague has been raising things and having its currency head north at the same time, so this is nowhere near the bargain that it famously was a decade or so ago.
Crowds seem to be perpetually crazy here so the key is to try to take side streets and minimize your time in the main squares. In reality, you can get a private room at a nice 2-star hotel in the historic center for sometimes less than a dorm bed.
This city is a fantastic bargain, and the weather in June is wonderful, at least until the end when the July heat starts kicking in a bit early. The entire Mediterranean coast of Turkey is the place to be this time of year, just before it fills up during its two hottest months.
It's hard to make a case for flying a long way to visit Portugal alone, although there's actually plenty to see and do, plus the wonderful Algarve region in the south, so this is usually an add-on to some trips of Spain. The end of June can begin to get sweltering, and you probably don't even want to think about coming during July or August, so this would be a good one about now, especially as a 3-day stop on the way to a Greek Island for the balance of a trip.
Dubrovnik is completely packed with tourists and cruise passengers, especially in summer, but Split is a similar-looking real city filled mostly with locals. The area does get crowded in summer, but not quite so bad until July and August when all the Germans and northern Europeans move in for a month at a time.
Days get warm this month, but still rarely that insane type of oppressive heat that can feel even worse in this mostly-concrete city. With no sea breeze to help out you may feel a bit uncomfortable during the middle of the day, but since everything is closed it's a good time to take a nap back in your room anyway.
The daytime temperatures in June for Barcelona are still very reasonable, and the ocean breezes can actually make it feel cool in the mornings and evenings. As a beach city this place does stay very busy all summer long, so June is a nice compromise before things get too crazy.
It's another that may not be super cheap, but it's very reasonable compared to the rest of Western Europe, and definitely worth a visit at least once in your life for the unusual architecture alone. It's worth noting that Barcelona has become so crowded in peak months in recent years that the city government is trying to curtail some tourism.
June is obviously winter in South Africa, and it's blazing hot in most of the middle of the continent and over in Egypt, so you don't have many great choices this month here. Much like nearby Marrakech, Fez sounds to many people like a place that would be in the heart of a forbidding desert, but Morocco is just south of Spain, and the Atlas Mountains keep most of the heat on the other side, so this country is fairly pleasant even in June.
Most visits tend to come as part of a trip to Spain, and those who make it past the hard-to-recommend border city of Tangier will find a fascinating culture and very appealing prices. The cheap destinations in Southeast Asia will be celebrating the start of the drenching rainy season in June, so it's not really an ideal time to visit if you have a choice.
The exception to the Southeast Asia rainy season pattern, this beach town on Vietnam's southern coast avoids nearly all the wet during summer, so it's especially appealing for Australians and such who are escaping their own winter down under. NHA Trans is not Vietnam's best cultural experience, but the beaches are very nice, the nightlife is surprisingly good, and it's extremely cheap once you get there.
Those who only research on big travel sites might think Bali is very expensive for hotels, but there are still many cheap & cheerful guesthouses in all the main tourist areas, so just showing up might save you quite a bit compared to reserving online in advance. Beijing can get really sweltering, steamy, and smoggy during summer, but June is a decent compromise before things start getting too bad.
An impressive and modern city, KL is built to drain off the wet stuff very fast, so it rarely impacts a visit. It's not as cheap as the rest of Southeast Asia, but when you get to Kuala Lumpur you realize why, as things are much nicer than they are in most of the region, and more cosmopolitan as well.
The resort prices here are amazing, even more so lately, and the June weather is pretty much perfect for those who like it warm and dry. Quite cheap by international standards, Amman is usually used mostly as a launching point for trips to Wadi Rum and Petra nearby, but the city itself does impress many visitors.
Prices here aren't as low as they are in Jordan, but this city has plenty to see that might make it worthwhile on a visit to the region. Carrying on with the theme of places that aren't as hot in June as you might expect them to be, Tel Aviv has its nice beaches to keep things even nicer than the inland cities as well.