Where to travel in June
In Australia, it's a great time to visit Queensland (Great Barrier Reef), as well as the northern half of Western Australia, the Red Centre (Uluru) and the Northern Territory. Travel to Sydney to catch the excellent Vivid Sydney light and music festival.
The USA, meanwhile, is popular with music playing a big part in people's trips, especially to Nashville and Memphis. Look to the start of the month to avoid the summer heat. Boston and Cape Cod benefit from fewer crowds and a favourable temperature, whilst southern Canada is warm and inviting – head to Montreal in June for the annual Jazz Festival.
Closer to home, Scandinavia celebrates the arrival of the Midnight Sun, with long days and virtually no nights. The ICEHOTEL 365 comes into its own, with a range of summer excursions and a unique summer ice hotel stay possible. Self-drives across Norway, Iceland and Denmark are all good options, with the long days complementing the lower crowds.
Spend two nights in the majestic Pestana Palacio Do Freixo – an 18th century palace on the Douro River, just upstream from the historical old town of Porto and two nights in your choice of luxurious Douro valley hotel.
From castles, palaces, fortresses and monasteries, Portugal's Pousadas are spread throughout the country. The Explorer Passport provides five nights accommodation and breakfast using 17 of the most famous Pousadas throughout the country.
From mountain towns down to idyllic seasides and rural villages, this is your chance to head off the beaten track among Catalonia’s endless charm. You'll knit together hiking trails, beaches and rustic villages with scenic drives and stays in historic accommodation, from castles to farmhouses.
Sicily's rich past has given rise to a uniquely contrasting history and it's a similar story when it comes to its food and wine. You’ll take it all in with stays in boutique properties and pretty country drives, with the island’s famous gastronomy showcased in wine tastings and open-kitchen dining.
Let stays in world-class hotels and the services of private drivers showcase the best of Capri’s island paradise, the Amalfi Coast’s dramatic beauty and Sorrento’s clifftop views. In between, there's plenty of time for some beach-side relaxation and independent exploration.