June is arguably the best time of year to go on holiday. Why? For so many reasons, and not just because of the world-wide beautiful weather. Ok, the Middle East might too hot and South America too cold, but everywhere else enjoys pleasant and sunny climes.
Europe is at its best, with festivals and celebrations taking place across the continent. Whether you want a peaceful retreat in Devon or a villa on the French Rivera, HomeAway can find you the best accommodation on the market.
Ideal destinations for cheap June 2014 Holidays
June Holidays to Devon
The best thing about holidays in June is that they can be taken here at home. The UK is beautiful during the summer, and nowhere blossoms quite like the landscapes of Devon. Whether you're looking to relax or get active and explore, Devon promises a wonderful holiday.
Stroll around traditional villages and enjoy a glass of wine in a local pub, or try your hand at a new water sport along the sun-drenched coast. As England
's third largest county, there's no shortage of entertainment on offer.
June Holidays in Costa Blanca
Few holidays in June can match those taken in Costa Blanca. The White Coast is simply beautiful at this time of year, with the sea warming up and the sunshine pouring down.
There are a range of festivals that take place in June too, so you can truly immerse yourself in traditional Spanish culture. The Moros y Cristianos - or the Moors and Christians Festival - takes place in the San Blas District of Alicante
, and the Hogueras de San Juan
- or the Bonfires of St. John
, also take place in the capital. From Benidorm
to Moorish villages, Costa Blanca boasts fantastic resorts.
Costa Blanca Villas
June Holidays in Lanzarote
What could be more blissful than 11 hours of sunshine a day? When you book Lanzarote holidays in June, that's exactly what you'll get.
Of course, as the fourth largest of the Canary Islands, there's a lot more to Lanzarote than its climate. With fascinating marine life, beautiful beaches and an abundance of forests and mountains, it's a paradisiacal destination.
Discover volcanic rocks at the Timanfaya National Park, a stunning nature reserve awash with spewing geysers, or enjoy the plentiful restaurants and bars in the island's resorts.
Holidays in Lanzarote
June Holidays in the French Riviera
The most idyllic month for visiting France is June, when the sun is shining and the coastal waters have warmed up. The south is particularly beautiful, as the French Riviera is not yet overrun by crowds. Flowers and herbs bloom throughout the countryside, and the sun continues to shine late into the night.
You can enjoy the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco or Cannes, or tour major wine areas east of St. Raphael. What better way to spend holidays in June than by sampling a local tipple or two? Enjoy traditional Bouillabaisse, croissants and cheese, and revel in the delights of traditional French life.
French Riviera Holidays
June Holidays in Dordogne
Dordogne is arguably one of the most beautiful destinations in France, and yet it's often overlooked in favour of more famous cities. Strewn with medieval towns and villages, its unspoiled countryside is just begging to be explored.
Visitors can discover the area's prehistoric caves, or take a tour of its ancient castles and fortresses. If booking holidays in June, make sure to spend an evening in the blissful Marqueyssac gardens. This is one of Dordogne's most stunning attractions - lit by twinkling candlelight in the evenings, local musicians serenade you as you stroll past.
Holidays in Dordogne
More great June holiday ideas
Holidays in Venice
Venice holidays in June offer excitement around every corner. This is when La Biennale, the city's month-long contemporary arts fair, begins - including dance, music, and theatrical performances, entertainment certainly isn't lacking. Catholics also celebrate Corpus Domini in June, which honours the Holy Eucharist. A long procession takes place in and around Saint Mark's Square, and has done since 1317. With festivals and feasts alongside the city's gondolas and waterways, Venice is the perfect destination for a romantic June break.
Holidays in Florence
Florence is a wonderful destination, and booking holidays in June will allow you to enjoy the city at its best. Tourists can enjoy warm, but not uncomfortable weather, and the entertainment on offer at any one of the Florentine festivals. Film and theatre events, classical music performances and art exhibitions can be found throughout the city, bringing the streets alive with a feast for the senses. Of course, there are also the grand Medici gardens and palaces to explore, as well as many churches, piazzas and trattorias.
June is a great time of year to go on holiday, but packages can be expensive and destinations overcrowded. The best way to beat the bustle is by booking private accommodation, as you'll have control over where you stay. Whether you want to get away from the action or become part of it, we'll find the apartment, cottage or villa to suit.
HomeAway can also find you accommodation at reasonable prices, so you can save money to spend when you get there. Enjoy learning a new sport or taking a tour of a capital city - you can afford to when you book with HomeAway.
How better to spend the summer than in private and spacious accommodations, located in some of the world's most beautiful destinations? Make this summer sizzle - start planning June holidays with the help of HomeAway.