From sunset markets in Darwin to free concerts in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Ultra Music Festival in Singapore, if you’re thinking of jetting off in June there are a lots of activities across the world that make certain cities worth a visit.
Take a look at our top picks for the best holiday destinations in June…
Paris in June
The world’s most romantic city is alive with a series of cultural events in June. The weather is dry, warm and sunny with the average temperature of 16°C. It’s the best time to enjoy the wonderful parks and gardens in Paris, with most of the events taking place outdoors. There’s the Naturally Fair and We Love Green Festival that take place at the start of the month to celebrate a green lifestyle and ethically sourced products; the mid-month Champs-Élysées Film Festival; Paris Jazz Festival at the end of the month. There are countless activities and events to get involved in.
If tickets are booked in advance, sports fans can watch the French Open and cheer on their favourite tennis player from the stalls at Roland Garros Stadium. And those who prefer shopping can do so for a fraction of the regular retail price towards the end of the month when Paris’s annual summer sale, Les Soldes, begins. Parisians celebrate Music Day on 21st June with Fête de la Musique which sees professional and amateur musicians taking to the streets across Paris to perform for free. And if you’re in the area, a stage is usually built in front of the Eiffel Tower for a line-up of famous French artists.
For the Film Festival and Les Soldes:
Red Route, Stop: Champs-Élysées
For with Fête de la Musique:
Red Route, Stop: Tour Eiffel
Darwin in June
If you’re thinking of visiting Australia’s Top End, the best time to travel to Darwin is in June when the weather stays dry and cool. Tourists usually spend 3-4 days here learning about the Northern Territory’s history at the various WW2 landmarks and museums. The Darwin Military Museum is a must-visit for history buffs eager to take a look at the artefacts and photographs. And the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre showcases the Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, also known as Darwin’s Pride.
One of the top attractions is Crocosauras Cove, an exhibit showcasing saltwater crocodiles, turtles and other reptiles that make up the best of Darwin’s wildlife. When the sun goes down, Mindil Beach Sunset Markets are full of hidden gems, live entertainment and some of the most delicious cheap eats. And George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens houses a plethora of tropical flora that bloom in June and make for a fantastic backdrop for a picture.
Blue Route, Stop: Military Museum - Defence of Darwin Experience
Red & Blue Route, Stop: Crocosauras Cove
Red & Blue Route, Stop: Casino, Mindil Markets, Botanical Gardens
Singapore in June
Singapore is one of the best places to visit in June because the weather is dry and warm with the temperature averaging 30°C throughout the day. Fans of electronic dance music will love Ultra Music Festival, a 2-day event that sees world-famous DJs like David Guetta and Tiesto take centre stage. While those who want to give their body a different sort of workout can do so at the annual DBS Marina Regatta, a series of events and obstacle courses in Singapore designed to test your endurance skills.
Raya Bazaar and Artbox Singapore transforms the city into two different street markets, complete with food stalls, pretty trinkets and lots of hidden gems. It’s also a great time to take advantage of The Great Singapore Sale where savvy shoppers can find bargains on everything from meals out to jewellery and even their hotel stay. When you want to relax head to Cloud Forest, a tropical oasis located in Gardens by the Bay, you’ll be surrounded by astonishing feats of forestation and a beautiful greenhouse complete with a cascading waterfall. And don’t forget Negroni Week where fans of the beverage can enjoy a range of activities in 70 locations around Singapore for the 7-days the event lasts for.
For DBS Marina Regatta:
Red Route, Stop: Old Custom House
For Cloud Forest:
Green Route, Stop: Gardens by the Bay
In addition to the local events that take place in these holiday destinations in June, those visiting can also benefit from seeing all the iconic landmarks and attractions aboard a Big Bus tour. With panoramic views of the best sights and the option to hop off and explore at any of our stops, you can see an entire city at your own pace.