Where to Go in Europe in June

The peak month of summers can be a brilliant time to explore the beauty of Europe. A favorable climate with just the right temperature to bring out the best of panoramas and myriad things to do, Europe in June can be spell, hard to come off. There are several tour operators across the globe that have packages and tours encompassing the best places to visit in Europe in June. Paris, Santorini, Amsterdam, Rome among others, are the hotspots for tourists seeking a European summer. But check out this list of lesser known places, that will leave you with a mesmeric rendezvous!
If you are wondering, "where to go in Europe in June", take a cue from these destinations promising a more fulfilling experience than the done-and-dusted cities of Europe.

1. Moscow, Russia

Moscow - Where to Go in Europe in June

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The Russian federal city of Moscow, might often be a topic of debate, given its location. But the fact is, Moscow lies in Eastern Europe and hence, is got to be on this list. One of the largest cities in the world, Moscow is a city of interesting topics such as arts, politics, culture, as well as economics. Its world-renowned architecture, owing to iconic buildings of onion-shaped tombs. Accommodating as many as 18 gardens and 96 parks, Moscow is refreshingly green. In June, there is a surfeit of "summer cafes", throughout the city that open in the months of summer, when locals get out to enjoy the warmth and light.

What to see: Moscow Kremlin, Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, and Bolshoi Theatre
Travel tip: You cannot miss reveling in the 360-degree views of this city from The City Space Bar

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2. St Moritz, Switzerland

St Moritz - best places to visit in Europe in June

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Sure, Switzerland is a got-to destination for the best of winter activities and the coziest of luxury ski resorts, but Switzerland in summer is no less of a story untold! When the snow has melted, and the crowds have dispersed, quaint villages like this of the Alpine nation brighten up like the gem in a crown. The many lakes in the region are full to the brim, given the melting of snow. Postcard perfect vistas of glittering lakes, clear skies and green mountains are sure to sweep you off your feet. This is a fabulous time to enjoy strolls around, get to know about the village culture and indulge in some authentic Swizz food.

What to see: Lake St. Moritz, Olympia Bobrun St. Moritz Celerina, Corviglia and Lake Silvaplana
Travel tip: Hiking is a good activity to get an adrenaline rush

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3. Blagaj, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Blagaj - top summer destinations

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Drawing visitors with its too good to be true vistas, Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Mostar has garnered a lot of limelight in the recent times. But if you want something more untouched, then its neighboring town of Blagaj will spellbind you as one of the best places to visit in Europe in June. If history interests you then Bosnia & Herzegovina can be a delightful mélange of culture, arts, religion and of course the pleasantly overwhelming beauty beckoning from every sight. And given the fact that tourism is still catching up here, this is an ideal time to explore this city. Undoubtedly one of the best bets on "where to go in Europe in June”?!

What to see: Vrelo Bune, Blagaj Tekke, Blagaj, historijsko gradsko područje
Travel tip: Don’t miss indulging in the delicious Bosnian food, made from everything absolutely organic!


4. Munich, Germany

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The land of Oktoberfest, Munich needs no introduction owing to it’s a popularity of beer den! This is where you will get some of the tastiest beers in the world. Indeed, Oktoberfest is when you will see visitors flocking to the city to raise their spirits and have a merry time. But Munich’s beauty is best enjoyed just before this festival, when the temperature is just right and the crowd, not so whelming. This is a city where you can experience an exemplary standard of living. An idealistic location on the banks of the river Isar, incredible architecture, and a beautiful culture makes Munich a must on this list. Full of royal avenues, squares, palaces, castles, churches, museums and galleries, you can never run out of things to do in Munich.

What to see: Englischer Garten, Nymphenburg Palace, Marienplatz, Munich Residenz and Hofbräuhaus am Platzl
Travel tip: There are several, very interesting walking tours that you must take

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5. Beaune, France

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Perched at a 3-hour drive from Paris, Beaune is your chance to indulge in an unparalleled French escapade. Engulfed within vineyards, expect a lot of good cheese and wine here. Iconic attractions like the medieval charity hospital of Htel-Dieu among others are another reason why you could consider this a prospective place to visit, as you contemplate where to go in Europe in June. Its proximity to Geneva is another reason how this place can perfectly fit into an itinerary of Paris and Geneva. A laid-back vibe and activities revolving around wine, the sleepy town of Beaune is an ideal fit on this list.

What to see: Hospices of Beaune, Cte de Beaune, La Moutarderie Fallot, Musée des Beaux Arts and Musée du Vin de Bourgogne
Travel tip: This place is one of the best wine making regions in France, so do not miss some brilliant wine tasting

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6. Skye, Scotland

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Offbeat, unusual and highly distinct is what you find yourself incessantly searching for? Then the Isle of Skye will not disappoint you. A surfeit of tranquility, this place is flocked to be those seeking to pursue linguistic and cultural renaissance of Gaelic, as well as creative arts. Drawing inspiration from it beautiful locales, this is one of the most flourishing institutions of Scotland. Its folk music is something that you cannot miss either. You can be a part of several events and activities that have folk music as their main draw. Cute villages, sprawling throughout are perfect to make pit stops for a breather!  

What to see: Old Man of Storr, The Quirang, Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Clan Donald Centre and Dunscaith Castle
Travel tip: This place offers some incredible coastal treks

7. Catalonia, Spain

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There is no better way to soak up some Mediterranean weather than heading to Spain in the month of June! One of the best places to travel in June, Catalonia’s gorgeous fishing villages will make you not want to leave. A plethora of private villas make for fabulous accommodations to stay adjoining its serene coves. Living the good life at these villa, heading out to see its attractions of churches, castles and parks can be a cherishing experience. Given its diverse terrains, you will else get to see a lot of interesting flora and fauna here, that render to some good hikes.

What to see: Sagrada Família, Park Güell, Casa Mil, La Rambla and Gothic Quarter
Travel tip: Walking tours of its gothic architecture, is the best way to explore this place

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8. Paxos, Greece

Paxos - best european cities in June

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Talking of Greece, all that comes to your mind is Santorini or Athens, but there is so much more to this fabulous country than these tourist-laden cities. One of the best untouched islands of Greece, Paxos is sublime! The relaxing vibe of this place is perfect to get around its docks, cute cafes, and alleys full of quaint houses. And the best part, you will not find many clubs and bars here; so, you can enjoy some unadulterated leisure here, with all your conscience. This is a great place that you could go to, with your family.

What to see: Kastanida Balcony, Blue Grotes, and Saint Isaurian Church
Travel tip: Don’t miss out on having some delicious grilled sardines at the many tavernas here.

9. Le Marche, Italy

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The Italian countryside is a beautiful place to be at, if you wish to skip the crowds and indulge in some authentic, lip-smacking food! Le Marche bestows you with the opportunity to do all this and more. As if straight out of a postcard, this small town in Italy with its inclining slopes, verdant surroundings and a background of shimmering bays, will not cease to enchant you. And if you somehow manage to resist the charm of being in this town and head out, then the neighboring attractions of Conero Riviera, Monti Sibillini National Park and the Fiastra Abbey, Tolentino are good places to visit.

What to see: Palazzo Ducale, Sanctuary of the Holy House of Loreto, Piazza del Popolo and Castello di Gradara
Travel tip: Don’t miss out on visiting the gorgeous medieval town of Sarnano, lying at a close distance.

10. Majorca, Spain

Majorca - for the summer holiday in June

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We clearly can’t get enough of Spain! Majorca or Mallorca, call it as you please, is a place full of gleaming, crystal clear waters, and indeed a lot of water activities to do. This a place that you can get the best of the Mediterranean region like no other. Being the largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago, you have a plethora of activities to do here, along with experiencing novelty like nowhere else. This a subsequent spot for tourists visiting the United Kingdom and Germany. It also boasts of the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which also happens to be one of the tourist attractions in Europe.

What to see: Palma de Mallorca, Serra de Tramuntana, Playa de Palma and Valldemossa
Travel tip: Evening strolls at its beaches of Cala Fonoll, En Repic and the Magaluf Beach can be very rejuvenating


11. Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany for the Italian summer

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Good food and sweeping panoramas, it will be absolutely okay to state that Tuscany is one Italy’s best destination to visit in summer. Endless stretches of verdant pasture in golden hues, and a space that runs into infinity, Tuscany manages to enchant one and all. An unmatchable place to indulge in delectable Italian fare, this city is a refreshing change from Rome and Milan, owing to its glorious countryside. This is where you will be amused by castles that are today converted into wineries and hotels, fringed by the characteristic cypress trees, against the backdrop of rugged mountains. Read how to eat like a local in Italy.

What to see: Leonardo Da Vinci Museum, Cathedrals, The National Park of the Tusco-Emilian Apennines and The Maremma Regional Park
Travel tip: You will get to see the best form of Renaissance art here

12. Stockholm, Sweden

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One of the most picturesque cities in Europe, Stockholm is the capital of the charming Sweden. Thus, it is also the national centre of politics, culture, media and economics. Not to mention, the number of educational institutions here, that also make this place the education capital of Sweden. All this seriousness is brilliantly juxtaposed by a relaxing harbor-side vibe of this place. An amalgamation of some of the top museums, cathedral and sites of Europe, Stockholm is a must! And being in the land of Swedish massage, do not forget to treat yourself to some of the most blissful spa treatments in the world!

What to see: Gamla stan, Vasa Museum, Skansen, Djurgrden, Stockholm Palace, and Drottningholm Palace
Travel tip: This place will surprise you with the number of shopping opportunities.

13. Positano, Italy

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If you heading to Europe in June with your lover, then you must consider visiting the gorgeous beach town of Positano in Italy. Full of splendid accommodations to suit every budget, this place is especially known for its luxurious resorts. Couples who are considering the Amalfi Coast for honeymoon, can definitely choose this quaint beach town. Drenched in medievalness and with a dash of the modernity, Positano gives you the best of both worlds. Beaches, cathedrals and a ton of movie destinations to venture, this place is an ideal choice in every way.

What to see: Grotta dello Smeraldo, Amalfi Cathedral, Monti Lattari, Monte Faito and the Fornillo Beach
Travel tip: While here, do visit the towns of Li Galli and Sorrentine Peninsula

14. Krakow, Poland

Krakow - less crowded European destination in June

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Unspoiled, unventured and quite remote Poland is often overlooked as a prospective European destination while planning a tour. It’s very interesting attractions, heartwarming food and even warmer people, with a dash of wit in them, Poland is unique experience. Along with its capital Warsaw, other cities like Gdańsk and the serene Krakw have now begun to garner attention. A one-of-its kind clubbing experience, a distinct café culture, and outskirts that boast of some adrenaline-rushing activities like mountain biking, incredible hikes, and skiing in the winters. Given Poland’s significance with respect to the World War II, Krakw is one of the happiest place, with a rather cheerful vibe.

What to see: Main Square, Wawel Royal Castle, St. Mary's Basilica, Wieliczka Salt Mine, and The Cloth Hall
Travel tip: If the attractions get tad overwhelming, head to Wisla Boulevards for a much-needed breather

15. Innsbruck, Austria

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The fifth largest city in Austria, a place that hosted the Winter Olympics and home to the "largest ski resort in the alps", Innsbruck is a popular winter destination. But it has its own summer charm too, that will mellow your heart with a stirring experience. Offering opportunities to tread its glorious mountains that make a picture-perfect backdrop of this charming Alpine city, are activities like hiking, camping, and even trying your hand at cycling in the mountains. Given its popularity as a sports-mad city, you will hardly have any scope to get bored!

What to see: Golden Roof, Ambras Castle, Alpenzoo Innsbruck, Hofkirche, Tyrolean Museum of Popular Art and Tyrolean State Museum
Travel tip: It’s a good idea to check into hotels that lie on the outskirts, as they are relatively cheaper and are perched on picturesque environs.

Where to go in Europe, is a no-brainer, but often in the pursuit of the conventional, some of the best destinations and experience is what we miss out on! A good trip must ideally incorporate the popular and not-so popular place like the above, for a cherishing vacation!

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