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27 Best Places To Visit In Asia In June (2024)

Last Updated on March 14, 2024 by Nicole

June is one of the best times to visit Asia, if you know where to go. You want excellent weather without life threatening heat or torrential downpours, explore interesting and beautiful places without being overwhelmed by tourists, and opportunities to lounge on stunning beaches or discover nature without blowing your budget. So where should you go for a June holiday in Asia? Here are 27 fantastic places to visit in June that include beautiful beaches, exciting big and small cities, breathtaking mountains, nature escapes for outdoor enthusiasts, and charming small towns.

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Other Destinations In June

If you are keen to travel in June, but are curious about other destinations, please see below some recommendations.

Best June Vacations In Asia

Here are some of the best Asian destinations for a June getaway. I include cities, towns, mountain ranges, and beaches all over Asia.

In the following article, I supply the best things to do in each destination, as well as how best to get there. In addition, I set out the expected weather so you can arrive prepared.

If there is a fantastic hotel or other accommodation available for this June trip, it will be included, as well as any remarkable special annual events or festivals.

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Komodo National Park, Indonesia (Photo courtesy of Nicole from Go Far Grow Close)

Komodo National Park, Indonesia

One of the best places to visit in June in Asia is the Komodo National Park in Indonesia. Made up of 3 big islands (Komodo, Rinca and Padar islands) and 26 smaller ones, this National Park is a perfect June getaway if you love natural wonders, discovering wildlife, beach time or snorkeling and diving.

Chances are you’ve heard of it, since it is home to arguably the most famous lizard alive: the Komodo dragon! You can find Komodo dragons by hiking in Komodo and Rinca islands. This must be done with experienced guides that know where to find them and how to protect you from them.

The marine life of this region is one of the most diverse and awe-inspiring in the world. The coral reefs in Komodo National Park are very healthy and offer shelter to many species of sea animals, including turtles, giant mantas, reef sharks, thousands of species of colorful fish and even dolphins. You can snorkel or dive at many amazing locations in Komodo National Park.

The landscapes on the islands in Komodo National Park are equally mesmerizing. Don’t miss out on watching the most amazing sunrise from the summit at Padar Island, then sunbathing at one of its pink, white or black sand beaches.

June is the best time to visit Komodo National Park because the weather is great. Also, the Komodo dragons are much more active before their mating season in July and August, so you’ll have better chances to spot them!

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Komodo dragons in Komodo National Park (Photo courtesy of Guillem from Feast of Travel)


Expect tropical weather with average lows and highs from 72°F to 90ºF in June. There is very little rainfall but there will be humidity almost everyday.

Best Way To Reach Destination

It is relatively easy to get to Komodo National Park. You fly from Bali to Labuan Bajo on Flores Island which serves as the gateway to the Park.

Best Place To Stay

Guillem from Feast of Travel says, “There’s no shortage of hotels and hostels in Labuan Bajo for any budget. However, the best way to immerse yourself in the beauty of Komodo National Park is to join a multi-day boat expedition to explore the more remote areas of the park! I had a great time with Wanua Adventure and can really recommend their Flores to Lombok expedition”

When I went, we stayed at the gorgeous Komodo Resort on the deserted island of Sebayur. It is located just outside of Komodo National Park and offers a tropical island escape with easy access to all the islands in Komodo National Park. For more information about our stay there, please see The Unbelievable Wonders of Komodo National Park.”

I also have wrote about our time in Komodo National Park. From discovering hidden pink beaches, swimming with giant manta rays, hiking with Komodo dragons, watching flying foxes while the sunsets, and other adventures, we loved every moment of our time there. If interested, please see Padar Island, Pink Beaches, and Komodo Dragons: An Epic Experience.

We spent a total of 17 days exploring Indonesia. In addition to Komodo National Park, we also hiked to watch the sunset on top of Kelimutu Volcano on Flores Island, trekked to find organutans in the wild in Borneo, and explored Borobudur (the biggest Buddhist Temple in the world) on Java. For more information about our itinerary, please see A Mind Blowing 17 Day Indonesian Adventure Itinerary.

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Sapporo, Japan (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo, the capital of the northernmost island of Japan, Hokkaido, offers an amazing June vacation in Asia. With pleasant weather, stunning natural landscapes, and exciting cultural events, this city has something for everyone. 

When in Sapporo, make sure to visit Odori Park. Stretching 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) through downtown Sapporo, the Park hosts various events throughout the year, with the Sapporo Lilac Festival happening in June. Visitors can admire the over 400 blooming lilac trees while also enjoying concerts, tea ceremonies, art exhibitions, and food stalls. This makes for the perfect setting for a picturesque stroll or a leisurely picnic. 

Another must-see is the Hokkaido Shrine. This quintessential Japanese experience is located in Maruyama Park. In June, locals celebrate the arrival of summer by enjoying the lush greenery surrounding the shrine.

The Sapporo TV Tower, also found in Odori Park, is another attraction that offers visitors breathtaking panoramic views of the city. The observation deck takes visitors up 300 feet (90 meters) for views of Odori Park, Mount Ōkura, and Maruyama. 

In addition to the Lilac Festival, many events are held in Sapporo during June.

The Hokkaido Shrine Festival celebrates the foundation of Hokkaido’s indigenous culture. This event features traditional performances, parades with portable shrines (mikoshi), and exciting rituals at the historic Hokkaido Shrine.

Known as one of Japan’s largest dance festivals, the Yosakoi Soran Festival takes place in late June. Teams from all over Japan gather to perform dances combining traditional Japanese movements with modern music.

And finally, in mid-June, Sapporo hosts an International Fireworks Competition that attracts pyrotechnic enthusiasts from around the world. Spectators can witness breathtaking firework displays synchronized to music at venues like Moerenuma Park or along Toyohira River. 


In June, Sapporo experiences pleasant weather that is a great escape from the heat and humidity of other destinations in Japan. The average low and high temperature range from 53°F to 69°F with a warm sun and occasional cool breezes.

Travelers can expect occasional drizzles or short-lived showers (2.2 inches over 7 days). There is no humidity.

Best Way To Reach Destination

The most convenient way to reach Sapporo is by flying into New Chitose Airport (CTS), which serves both domestic and some international flights. For those flying from North America, Europe, or Oceania, most visitors will connect via Tokyo’s airports (Haneda and Narita). The flight from Tokyo takes less than 2 hours.

From the airport, you can reach the city center by train, bus, or car. The Rapid train is the fastest mode at 35 minutes. The bus service will take over an hour.

It’s also possible to take the train to Sapporo from other major cities in Japan using the extensive railway network. The journey offers scenic views, but will take much longer than air travel (about 8 hours travel time, not including train transfers, from Tokyo) and will usually be more expensive. 

Best Place To Stay

Mckenzie from A Wandering Scribbler says, “Consider staying in Susukino or Odori Park areas as they offer easy access to various tourist spots. Hotels like the Keio Plaza Hotel or Sapporo Grand Hotel are both great options.

For a more authentic and unique experience, try staying in a traditional Japanese Ryokan like the Onsen Ryokan Yuen Sapporo.”

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Cappadocia, Turkey (Photo courtesy of Nicole from Go Far Grow Close)

Cappadocia, Turkey

Turkey’s Cappadocia region is one of the best June holiday destinations in Asia. This beautiful area is an outdoor playground, and June is the perfect month to hike and explore the famous fairy chimneys.

One of the best things to do in Cappadocia is take a hot air balloon ride. In June, hot air balloons take off at sunrise and sunset, giving visitors the most splendid views of the valley.

Cappadocia is also home to some of the most famous landmarks in Turkey, such as the Byzantine rock churches of the Goreme Open Air Museum. These churches, carved into the soft limestone fairy chimneys, are adorned with colorful frescoes that have been preserved for centuries.

Of course, hiking is also a must while visiting Cappadocia. Love Valley is a popular hiking area and famous for its phallic-shaped rock formations.

In June, the region hosts the annual Cappadocia festival, a celebration of culture, music, food, and art. This outdoor festival started in 2015 and has been delighting visitors from near and far ever since.


June is a pleasant month in Cappadocia, with average highs of 78 F. Nights cool down significantly with lows of 50 F. This desert environment is dry, with big temperature shifts from day to night. Be sure to pack layers, even in June.

There will be very little rain and no humidity.

Best Way To Reach Destination

Cappadocia is serviced by two airports, Nevsehir and Kayseri Airports. While Nevsehir Airport is closer to the main tourist hub of the region, it is also more expensive to fly into. Kayseri Airport is serviced by more flights and easier to get to.

From both airports, you will need to book a transfer to your hotel or rent a car. Driving in this part of Turkey is safe and easy.

Best Place To Stay

Tamar from World From Weekend says, “Goreme is the main tourist center in Cappadocia and a great place to base yourself during your travels. For a unique experience, stay in a cave hotel. I recommend Aydinli Cave Hotel, a wonderful family-run establishment that has comfortable rooms and a phenomenal breakfast buffet with views over the valley.”

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Manali, India (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Manali, India

Manali is a hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. During British rule in India, the British developed these “hill stations”, which were picturesque cities in the hills, in order to escape the scorching heat in the rest of the country. It is one of the best June getaways in Asia.

Not only does Manali have many things to offer to visitors, it also has a fun vibe. If possible, try and spend at least 3 days in Manali.

On the first day, you can cover the Manu temple in Old Manali, Hadimba Devi temple, Vashisht village which is famous for its hot springs, and Jog falls – a majestic tall waterfall which can be reached via a hike.

The next day, take a cab to the Rohtang pass. At 13058 feet, this mountain pass connects Manali to the rest of the Spiti valley. On the way to Rohtang lies the Solang valley, a popular place for activities like paragliding, zorbing and snowboarding (during winter).

Use the third day to take a day trip to Naggar, a mountain village with a waterfall, a traditional wooden castle and old-world vibes.

Alternatively, for those who enjoy a hippie vibe, you can head to Kasol which is a place along the Parvati river popular for Israeli cafés, hippie culture and products, and backpacker hostels.  


The average lows and high temperatures are between 82F and 96 F. There is very little rain (2 inches over 6 days) but lots of humidity.

Best Way To Reach Destination

The best way to get into Manali would be to take a comfortable overnight air-conditioned semi-sleeper bus from Delhi.

Alternatively, one can fly into the Dharamsala airport, visit that city for a while and then drive to Manali, which would take around 8 hours. 

Best Place To Stay

Soujanya from The Spicy Journey says, “Base yourself in Old Manali which is where all young people and travellers prefer to stay due to the incredible cafes with live music, lots of stores, tattoo studios, and an overall great vibe.

Zostel in Old Manali is a friendly high-rated hostel with a garden and hammocks, a courtyard with benches, hang-out spots and dorm as well as private rooms.”

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Ninh Binh, Vietnam (Photo courtesy of Karla from Colorful Journeys)

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Ninh Binh is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the northern region of Vietnam and one of the best places to visit in Asia in June. It offers plenty of things to do for those looking for some outdoor activities. In addition, if offers beautiful nature, which ranges from endless rice fields to towering karst mountains.

While Ninh Binh can be visited year-round, June stands out as an ideal time to explore its breathtaking scenery. The weather is fantastic and at the beginning of June, the yellow-golden rice fields of Ninh Binh are at their most beautiful in contrast to the karst mountains.

The best way to see this magnificent view is to take the Tam Coc boat tour, which allows you to row between the rice fields. There are also a few viewpoints from where you can view the fields from above. 

Another must-try experience in Ninh Binh is taking a sampan boat ride in the Trang An Scenic Complex. These boats will row you through a maze of limestone caves and peaceful waterways, allowing you to see the stunning landscapes up close.

Aside from the boat rides and viewpoints, you can also visit a few temples and pagodas in Ninh Binh, including the impressive Bai Dinh Pagoda. This pagoda is the largest complex of Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia, and it can take a whole day to discover them. 


The weather in June is tropical with mostly sunny and clear skies. You can expect an average temperature of 87 °F during this month, with the highest temperature at 95°F and the lowest at 81°F.

In addition, there will be around 5 inches of rain over 12 days and lots of humidity.

Best Way To Reach Destination

If you’re arriving from an international destination, Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi is the nearest airport.

The most convenient way to reach Ninh Binh from Hanoi is by van transfer, which takes about 2 hours. There are daily vans departing from the airport and the old quarter of Hanoi for an affordable price. 

Best Place To Stay

Karla from Colorful Journeys says, “When it comes to accommodation, Ninh Binh offers two main areas to choose from: Tam Coc and Trang An.

Staying in Tam Coc places you within walking distance of numerous restaurants and bars, while opting for Trang An offers quieter accommodations in the middle of the rice fields and karst mountains.

For a highly recommended stay, book Muong Village, located in the Trang An area. This hotel offers comfortable cabins and friendly staff who can provide recommendations for local attractions and activities. To top it off, the location cannot be beaten, with a pool to cool off after a day of discovering Ninh Binh.”

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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has no shortage of charming seaside towns. One of them is Trincomalee, a lovely beach town on Sri Lanka’s Eastern Coast. A lot quieter than the country’s Southern resorts but equally relaxing and picturesque, Trincomalee has a lot to keep you busy and happy on a June beach vacation in Asia.

One of the highlights of Trincomalee is Fort Fredrick. Built at the tip of a narrow peninsula, the fort offers some of the best views in Trincomalee and it’s the ideal place for a stroll and a snack. While there, don’t miss the chance to step inside an impressive Hindu temple, the colourful Koneswaram Temple.

Another essential stop in Trincomalee is the gorgeous Nilaveli Beach. While this beach feels like a piece of heaven on earth any time of the day, true magic happens at sunrise when the warm colours of the sun perfectly frame the unforgettable image of the local fishermen dragging their fishing nets out of the ocean.

Last but not least, no trip to Trincomalee is complete without a short trip to the nearby Kanniya Hot Springs, a cultural landmark that takes mingling with locals to a whole new level.


June is one of the best months to plan a trip to Trincomalee. This is because the Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka – where Trincomalee is located – is safe from monsoons from April to September.

Typical temperatures range between 76°F to 94°F. June is also one of the driest months with practically no rain. You can expect tropical weather with humidity every day.

Best Way To Reach Destination

To get to Trincomalee, you have to fly to Colombo International Airport. From there, you have several options to reach Trincomalee, depending on your budget and preferred travel style.

The cheapest way is the overnight train and the public buses. The journey on either lasts about eight hours.

However, the best way to travel to Trincomalee is to rent a car or hire a car with a professional driver in case you’d rather not drive yourself. The drive to Trincomalee takes about six hours, past spectacular natural landscapes and countless villages.

Best Place To Stay

Maria & Katerina from It’s All Trip To Me say, “One of the best areas to stay in Trincomalee is the stunning Nilaveli Beach. Nothing beats waking up to the sound of the waves and dipping your toes in the thick white sand before anyone else does. One of the best hotels “to live the island life” in Trincomalee is Moon Isle Beach Bungalow.

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Singapore (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Singapore, Singapore

Located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore is a sunny city-state home to stunning architectural marvels, beautiful scenery, rich heritage, and scrumptious local cuisines. Despite its small total area of 729 km², Singapore has lots to offer to international visitors and one of the best Asian cities to visit in June.  

Among the top attractions that you must visit on this tropical island is Gardens by The Bay. This award-winning attraction features Supertree Grove, a whopping 165 feet (50-meter) giant man-made tree structure that will definitely leave you in awe. It is a top place to visit in Singapore at night, thanks to the twice-daily dazzling light and sound shows. 

While you are at Gardens by The Bay, you can also explore the Flower Dome, the largest glass greenhouse in the world, and the Cloud Forest, a misty mountain filled with exotic plants and waterfalls.

Of course, you cannot miss out on trying a variety of affordable mouth-watering food at the various hawker centers while you are in Singapore! Thanks to the diverse culture, you can sample foods from around the world at the same time, such as Hainanese chicken rice, Satays (skewered and grilled meat), Briyani, and Thosai.

If you are a shopaholic looking to score big discounts for a shopping haul, then June is the best month to visit Singapore. That’s because Great Singapore Sale commences! This huge annual event attracts visitors from around the world, offering discounts of up to 70% on major brands.


June is a great time to visit Singapore due to the sunny weather. The average temperature can go as high as 88°F during the day whereas the average low temperature wavers around 78°F. You can also expect occasional rain showers in June (4.7 inches over 11 days) and lots of humidity.

Best Way To Reach Destination

To get to Singapore, you will need to fly into the world-class Changi Airport. Depending on your budget and preference, you can take a taxi, a bus, or the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) to reach your hotel.

The MRT is a cheap and efficient way to get to the city. It takes 1 hour to 1.5 hours to reach the city center.

Best Place To Stay

Sam from Sam Lee Travels says, “Being one of the popular tourist destinations in Asia, Singapore offers a wide range of accommodation options. If you are looking for a luxurious stay, consider staying at Marina Bay Sands Hotel. This iconic ship-shaped hotel features a magnificent rooftop infinity pool and gorgeous views of the city skyline.”

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Photo courtesy of Nicole from Go Far Grow Close)

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Situated in the heart of Java island in Indonesia, Yogyakarta has gained its status as a special region for a few particular reasons and a spectacular choice for a June trip in Asia. 

Yogyakarta is the only province in Indonesia that is still ruled by a monarchy. The Sultan of Yogyakarta currently serves as both the ceremonial head of the region and the governor.

The people in Yogyakarta are known for their warm and welcoming hospitality, but it’s not the only reason why the city is worth visiting. On top of being rich in history, the city is also a hub for arts and crafts, and you can explore local art galleries or join various arts and handicrafts workshops, like batik at the Batik village in Imogiri or silversmith course in Kotagede. 

Yogyakarta is also home to various ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples. Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world and can be reached with just an hour’s drive from Yogyakarta. Built in the 8th and 9th centures, it features hundreds of Buddha statues, decorative relief sculptures, and stories from the life and teachings of Buddha.

But it’s not the only UNESCO World Heritage Site near the city, as two of Indonesia’s largest Hindu temple compounds are also located in the region: the Prambanan and Ratu Boko temples.

Prambanan also hosts the annual jazz festival, which is regularly held in either June or July. Depending on the time of the year, you may be lucky enough to attend the Prambanan Jazz Festival and also join the country’s Buddhist population in the Lantern Festival during Vesak Day in Borobudur. 


In June, Yogyakarta experiences warm and mostly sunny weather with occasional rainfall. Expect an average high temperature of 86°F and average low of 74°F, so make sure to pack light with comfortable clothing.

There are around 3.4 inches of rain over 7 days during the month. These showers are typically short-lived which will allow you to make the most of your visit to Yogyakarta.

In addition, the weather is tropical with humidity every day.

Best Way To Reach Destination

Traveling to Yogyakarta is pretty easy, since you can fly to Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) in Kulon Progo from various cities in Indonesia. The airport also caters to international flights from countries like Singapore and Malaysia. 

From Yogyakarta International Airport, you can take the train to Tugu train station in Yogyakarta. The train station is located in the city center near the central street of Malioboro.

Best Place To Stay

Marya from The Beau Traveler says, “Grand Zuri Malioboro is a perfect choice for accommodation in Yogyakarta, as it’s well-located in the heart of Malioboro where you can easily walk around the area and visit the night bazaar nearby. It is budget-friendly with adequate facilities to ensure a convenient stay in Yogyakarta.”

When we went to Yogyakarta, we stayed at Phoenix Hotel, a stunning luxury hotel. It was set in a 1918 Colonial building with style and furnishings consistent with that timeframe, blending Asian and European decor effortlessly. The public areas also combined indoor and outdoor living with gorgeous fountains, plants and decor. It offered excellent food and you are a mere 10 minute walk to Malioboro Street.”

We spent a few days exploring Yogyakarta and the surrounding areas. We did an amazing food tour, and ate at some remarkable restaurants. For more information about our time in Yogyakarta, please see Yogyakarta: An Insider’s Guide to Food, Dress, And Where To Stay.

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Photo courtesy of Simon from Backpack Moments)

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Far away from the spotlight, one of only two double-landlocked countries in the world – Uzbekistan – hides an impressive capital city. Tashkent, literally meaning Stone Town, is one of the most fascinating blends of old and new in Central Asia. It is also one of the best places to visit in June in Asia.

Unfortunately, Tashkent suffered a devastating 5.2 earthquake in 1966 which destroyed almost everything. Afterwards, the Soviet occupiers saw Tashkent as an opportunity to build a model socialist city.

In Tashkent today, you can see one of the tallest towers in the world, a reliable and gorgeously decorated metro system (Soviet cities are known for impressive subways), and grand brutalist-style performance halls next to medieval Madrasahs (Islamic schools), authentic bazaars and old mosques.

In the religious heart of Tashkent, you shouldn’t miss the Kukeldash Madrasah, dated from 1570, which miraculously survived the 1966 earthquake.

About a 20-minute walk from it is The Khast Imam Complex of impressive Madrasahs and mosques. It suffered greatly in the earthquake but was recently renovated completely bringing back its old charm in a shiny new way. It claims to hold the world’s oldest Quran – the Uthman Quran.

Make a short lunch stop at the Plov Center (Besh Qozon) to see how cooks make Uzbekistan’s national dish – plov – in massive cauldrons called qazans. Plov is traditionally made up of long grain rice, chunks of lamb, onions, and carrots. Make sure you eat some too!

Speaking of food, an awesome reason to visit Tashkent in June is the Tashkent Food Fest which takes place near the National Library. Vendors really up their game by offering over 10 different variations of plov!

From the contemporary Soviet period, consider visiting Sailgokh Street (called Broadway by the locals) where you can buy street food snacks and meet friends. Independence Square and Amir Temur Square also provide a good overview of what Tashkent is all about – grandeur in a humble Uzbek style.

There are many other things to do in Tashkent including impressive museums, well-kept parks, and even a circus.


June is the beginning of summer in Tashkent and the weather is perfect. Temperatures range between 65 and 93 Fahrenheit. On average, there’s just one rainy day for the whole month and no humidity.

Best Way To Reach Destination

Tashkent has a relatively big international airport with regular daily flights from Istanbul, Dubai, and Seoul to name a few.

From the airport, you can reach the center of Tashkent by cheap public bus or take a taxi for a few dollars. Tashkent is one of the cheapest destinations in the world!

Best Place To Stay

Simon from Backpack Moments says, “If you want to stay somewhere nice in Tashkent, consider the Soviet beauty, Hotel Uzbekistan. It has managed to transition into the market economy surprisingly well, becoming the top hotel in Uzbekistan. It is known for its luxury and impeccable service. Book early as it gets filled quickly despite the 254 rooms!”

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Xingping, China (Photo courtesy of Lexi from Stylish Packing Lists)

Xingping, China

Xingping (also called Xingping Ancient Town) is a small village near Guilin that boasts stunning karst and river scenery. It’s less popular than nearby Guilin, and you’ll be able to experience more of a small village vibe in Xingping Ancient Town. Unless visiting on a day tour from Guilin, I’d recommend staying here for at least 3 days for one of the best Asian vacations in June.

One of the best things to do in Xingping is to hop on a bamboo raft and ride down the river so you can get a closer look at the karsts. Another thing you can do is take a day to walk to nearby villages and lookouts. Take plenty of water and try to get a map from your hotel. Google maps is not that great in China, so either a physical map or the app will keep you on track.

If you’re a photographer, you may also wish to do an evening photography tour where you can get those iconic pictures with fishermen throwing nets from their boats. It can feel a bit touristy, but the photos look great.

Tip: Be aware that there is another town named Xingping in central China, so double check that you have the right one when you’re booking hotels, tours and transport.


In June, Xingping is warm and you can expect temperatures around 26 C / 78 F, cooling down in the evenings to 53 F.

Early to mid June is the best time to visit. Near the end of June, the chance of rain is higher although still minimal overall (2 inches over 7 days in June) and the weather starts to get hotter. There is no humidity.

As it is summer, make sure your packing list for China includes sunscreen, breathable fabrics such as linen, and a hat. 

Best Way To Reach Destination

To get to Xingping, it’s best to fly into Guilin, then catch a bus from the Guilin train station to Xingping (2 hours).

Alternatively, if you want to stop in Yangshuo first for a night, you can also catch a bullet train or bus from Guilin to Yangshuo which takes 25 minutes (train) or 2 hours (bus).

Once in Yangshuo, it’s a 45 minute bus ride to the Xingping scenic area. There’s multiple buses to Xingping from Yangshuo each hour.

Another popular way to get there is to hop on a tour or river cruise from Guilin. This can be a better option if you don’t want to figure out the local buses on your own.

Best Place To Stay

Lexi from Stylish Packing Lists says, “Yangshuo Xingping This Old Place Li-River Inn in Xingping is a great place to stay. It is technically a hostel but there are a number of private rooms, and it’s really close to where the river is.”

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Kathmandu, Nepal (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu is the kind of city that will leave you awe-struck due to the vibrant colors, loud honking, and bustling crowds. It is an amazing Asian city to visit in June.

Check out the Monkey Temple, where hundreds of monkeys roam the grounds. The ancient temple is said to be one of the holiest Hindu temples in Nepal, and it provides a great opportunity for visitors to observe the locals in worship (and the monkeys) up close.

The busy streets of Thamel are known for vibrant marketplaces and eateries. From traditional Nepalese food to inexpensive clothing shops, there’s a lot to see. On weekends, Thamel becomes a popular place for hanging out at outdoor bars or indoor clubs.

While planning your trip, plan for a minimum of three days in the city to ensure that you have enough time to explore.

June sits right before monsoon season in Nepal. So while the weather is usually great, you’ll want to carefully plan what to wear in Nepal. Pack both warm summer clothes as well as a nice rain jacket just in case! Note that more rainfall occurs in the later days of the month.

Nepal also offers tourists value for money, and it is considered a budget-friendly destination, with accommodations and food costs being easy on the wallet.


June is an ideal time to visit. The weather is warm and sunny, with temperatures ranging between 71.6-86°F that provide the perfect temperatures for exploring the city’s many temples and monuments.

You can expect 4.3 inches of rain over 13 days and around 18 days of humidity.

Best Way To Reach Destination

Visitors will fly into Kathmandu’s international airport and will need to take a taxi or bus to the city center.

Best Place To Stay

Monica from This Rare Earth says, “Many tourists choose to stay in Thamel for easy access to restaurants and temples. Check out the Kathmandu Eco Hotel for a great stay.”

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Kyoto, Japan (Photo courtesy of Pamela from The Directionally Challenged Traveler)

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan is a magical Asian holiday destination in June that every traveler should consider. The ancient city of Kyoto, with its rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty, becomes an enchanting destination during this time of year.

The lush greenery of Kyoto’s gardens and parks is in full bloom, creating a vibrant and refreshing atmosphere. The iconic cherry blossoms may have faded by June, but they are replaced by colorful hydrangea blooms, transforming the city into a sea of blue and purple hues.

These beautiful hydrangea displays can be found in various temples and gardens, including the renowned Mimuroto-ji Temple and the Hase-dera Temple, providing excellent opportunities for photography and peaceful strolls.

You’ll also find the iconic Fushimi Inari temple surrounded by lush green forests during June.

Popular sites like Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion), Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, and Arashiyama Bamboo Grove have fewer visitors in June when compared to the spring season, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in their historical and spiritual significance. You’ll have a chance to savor the tranquility and charm of these places without the hustle and bustle of large tourist crowds.

The city hosts various traditional festivals and events throughout June. One notable festival is the To-ji Temple Flea Market, where you can shop for antiques, local crafts, and delicious street food.

Another highlight is the Gion Matsuri, one of Japan’s most famous festivals, featuring colorful parades, traditional performances, and a lively atmosphere.


June marks the beginning of the summer season in Kyoto. The weather is warm and pleasant, making it an ideal time to explore the city’s outdoor attractions. Average high is about 79 degrees with a low of 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

Expect 7 inches of rain over 12 days and 11 days of humidity.

Best Way To Reach Destination

Located southeast of Tokyo, Kyoto is a historical center of Japan. Most people visit Kyoto by flying into either Osaka or Tokyo airports and taking the shinkansen (bullet train). The train from Osaka is only 50 minutes while the train from Tokyo is 2 hours 15 minutes.

Best Place To Stay

Pamela from The Directionally Challenged Traveler says, “The Hotel Resol Kyoto Kawaramachi Sanjo is located in the heart of Kyoto and is great for exploring this wonderful city.”

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Sanur, Indonesia (Photo courtesy of Nicole from Go Far Grow Close)

Sanur, Indonesia (Bali)

Sanur is a quiet coastal town located on the southeastern coast of Bali, Indonesia. It offers a more laid-back and tranquil atmosphere compared to the bustling tourist hubs like Kuta and Seminyak. Sanur is known for its beautiful beaches, and a relaxed lifestyle that makes it the perfect Asian beach destination in June for those seeking a quieter side of Bali.

Sanur is all about the beach and the promenade along Sanur Beach. There is a nearly 3.7 miles (6 kilometres) long trail. The main section for tourists is between the Mercure Hotel in the South to near Sanur Harbour in the north.

First, take a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the Sanur Beach Promenade. This scenic path offers stunning views of the ocean, local fishing boats, and the distant silhouette of Mount Agung. It’s a peaceful way to start or end your day, and the sunrise here is particularly unforgettable .

Along the beach path you will find many of the 5* hotels, restaurants bars and local Warungs. Many people enjoy walking, stopping, grabbing a drink or food and moving along again to another place to eat and drink. It’s like an all day pub crawl on the beach with an older crowd. 

Another remarkable experience is visiting the Le Mayeur Museum, dedicated to the works of Belgian artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur. Set in the artist’s former home, this museum showcases his impressionist paintings inspired by Bali’s landscapes and people.

Jalan Danu Tamblingan is the main street of Sanur and it’s here where you will find shopping in Sanur with a wide variety of local stores selling Balinese wares. Look out for leather goods and local art.

June is an excellent time to visit Sanur because it coincides with the annual Sanur Village Festival. This vibrant event celebrates the local culture and traditions of Bali through art, music, dance performances, and culinary delights. 


Sanur, Bali, experiences a tropical climate with a dry season from May to September. Expect average highs and lows from 75°F to 88°F with only 4 days of rain. It will be tropical and humid most days.

Best Way To Reach Destination

To reach Sanur, you’ll need to fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpasar, Bali’s capital city. Sanur is located 20-minutes from the airport. You can choose to take a taxi, arrange a private transfer, or use ride-sharing services to reach your destination. 

Best Place To Stay

Mark from Things To Do In Sanur says, “When it comes to accommodation and staying in Sanur, there’s a wide range of options to suit every budget and preference. You will find big names like Intercontinental, Hyatt and Andaz on the beach. You can stay in small hotels and homestays just back from the beach from around $30 USD a night, or stay beachside in a 5* resort for hundreds of dollars a night.

For budget stays, we recommend Hotel Jati Sanur, mid price look at Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar and luxury we recommend the Maya Resort and Spa.

Sanur offers numerous vacation rentals and villas for those seeking a more private and spacious stay. No matter your choice, you’ll have easy access to the beach, restaurants, and shops, ensuring a memorable visit to this tranquil Balinese gem.”

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Palawan, Philippines (Photo courtesy of Gladis from Happiness On The Way)

Palwan, Philippines

Palawan, often voted as one of the world’s most beautiful islands, is a true gem in Asia. This slice of paradise in the Philippines boasts stunning landscapes, pristine waters, and a vibrant marine ecosystem. While Palawan is a year-round attraction, June holds a special allure and is one of the best beach getaways in Asia in June.

June brings something unique to Palawan—it marks the beginning of the typhoon season in the Philippines. Surprisingly, Palawan remains typhoon-free, making June an ideal time to visit without the usual crowds.

Most Palawan itineraries revolve around two must-visit spots: Coron and El Nido.

Coron is famous for its serene lakes surrounded by stunning rock formations and a breathtaking underwater world with vibrant coral reefs and sunken Japanese warships from World War II.

El Nido offers a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement. Known for its lively nightlife and pristine beaches, you can explore hidden lagoons, and towering limestone cliffs, and enjoy beachfront bars that come alive after sunset.

For those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure, Busuanga is a hidden gem. With its secluded beaches, lush forests, and beautiful safari park, it’s the place to unwind, connect with nature, and discover the wild side of Palawan.

Palawan hosts the Baragatan Festival in June, celebrating the province’s founding anniversary. This event commemorates the establishment of Palawan’s first civil government after the Philippine-American War. Expect fairs, garden shows, parades, and captivating cultural performances.


June in Palawan marks the onset of the rainy season, bringing an average of 6 inches of rain over 17 days. However, the days remain mostly sunny, with tropical weather and average lows and highs ranging from 77°F to 88°F. It is humid most of the time.

Plan at least 4 days and check for the weather forecast before booking. If done right, you’ll experience this famous island with great weather and without the crowds.

Best Way To Reach Destination

To reach Palawan, fly into one of the Philippines’ international airports – Manila, Clark, or Cebu. Then,  book a flight to the main entry point, Puerto Princesa International Airport in Palawan.

If you’re headed to El Nido, take a six-hour bus ride or go for a convenient private car transfer. For Coron, you need to take a 17-hour ferry from Puerto Princesa.

Alternatively, you can book direct flights from Manila to El Nido or Coron for a faster journey.

Best Place To Stay

Gladis from Happiness On The Way says, “If you’re opting for Busuanga and crave a tranquil escape with breathtaking ocean views, check out OcamOcam Azur Inn. This hilltop sanctuary offers serenity and seclusion, far from the hustle and bustle. However, its remote location can affect Wi-Fi connectivity, making it the best of places or worst of places, depending on your needs.”

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Photo courtesy of Cee from It Za Family Thing)

Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

Do you want fun, amazing food, and beautiful views, then look no further than Kuala Lumpur. This capital city has everything you need to enjoy exploring Asia and is one of the best places to visit in Asia in June.

June is a special month in Malayasia with the Floria (Night Flower Parade). It is held in Putrajaya, 15 minutes south of Kuala Lampur, and one of the most popular festivals in the country. This event attracts more than half a million people to see the best of native Malaysian horticulture.

While in Kuala Lumpur, you must visit Saloma Link Bridge (at night) to see the Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers, light up behind the bridge. It’s an amazing sight and represents the connection between the bustling downtown area and the people.

Another can’t miss place is the Kuala Lampur Tower. From this tower you get an amazing view of the city, and even have the chance to take pictures in a glass Sky Box over the ledge of the building. At over 300 meters (980 ft), it’s a phenomenal view of the entire area.

The final place you must visit before leaving Kuala Lumpur are the Batu Caves. Although it’s a hike to the top, it’s certainly worth it to experience the peace and tranquility inside the caves. For those of you who are spiritual, learning more about the background (Hindu) will give this experience more meaning.

Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant city full of nice people, amazing food, and just the right amount of modernization. They are trying to balance the new world, while not forgetting their history and their people.


Kuala Lumpur is hot and humid all year around. In June, you can expect temperatures between 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. The evenings are cooler with temperatures falling between 72- and 75-degrees Fahrenheit.

June also has the lowest rainy days of the year (4.6 inches over 10 days), so you can get out and enjoy the city.

Best Way To Reach Destination

Kuala Lumpur is a major hub with hundreds of flights per day leaving its’ two international airports. The airports are almost an hour from the city, but there are plenty of taxis and a high-speed train that will get you to the city in less than 45 minutes.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia (Photo courtesy of Jessica from The Uprooted Traveler)

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia is a colorful city, renowned for its beautiful temples, lively nightlife, and affordable prices.

It’s best known for Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious structure, sprawling some 400 acres across the surrounding jungles. The vast complex was originally built in the 12th century, as a Hindu temple, with incredible bas-relief sculptures of deities carved into its walls. Shortly thereafter, though, the temples were dedicated to Buddhism, which is still observed there today.

You could spend weeks exploring the complex’s many intricate temples, but if you have just one day in Angkor Wat, be sure to budget time to see the sun rise over the main temple, as well as explore some of its best gems, like Ta Prohm, which was featured in the movie Tomb Raider. 

After a contemplative day exploring the temples, switch gears and check out Pub Street, a raucous, backpacker-friendly section of the city that’s a hodgepodge of restaurants, cheap bars, and massage parlors.

Consider getting a unique foot massage from one of the many parlors by submerging your feet into a tank of water with dozens of Garra rufa, a tiny fish that feasts on dead skin cells (don’t worry—it just tickles a little!).

If that’s a bit too adventurous for your taste, try local dishes, like amok or Khmer curry instead, at one of the many Cambodian cafes, like the aptly-named Khmer Family Restaurant.  


The city is typically quite hot and humid in June, with temperatures ranging from 26-33℃ (79-91℉). While the weather is also rainy (6.6 inches of rain over about 19 days), downpours typically last for just a few hours at a time, keeping the air feeling cool and the surrounding jungle impossibly lush.

Given the unpredictable weather, you may get to enjoy Siem Reap’s attractions mostly to yourself—and snag good deals on Cambodia’s already incredibly affordable accommodations and tours!

Best Way To Reach Destination

Siem Reap has its own international airport where it’s a breeze to grab a tuk tuk or taxi into town.

Best Place To Stay

Jessica from The Uprooted Traveler says, “As your home base during your travels, consider the Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, an upscale resort with old world charm, a magnificent pool to cool down in, and affordable rates for its caliber of accommodations.”

One of my most favorite hotels ever was the Angkor Rural Boutique Resort. It was located about a 15 minute drive from the tourist center of Siem Reap, nestled amongst farm land and rice paddy fields. We had our own large luxurious bungalow. The food was unbelievable and we got the use of a tuk-tuk and driver every night so we could go into town, eat dinner, and explore at our leisure. We loved it!

For more information about the Angkor Rural Boutique Resort and the amazing activities that we did while in Siem Reap, please see Uncovering Siem Reap’s Secrets: A Cambodian Adventure.

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Koh Phangan, Thailand (Photo courtesy of Nicole from Go Far Grow Close)

Koh Phangan, Thailand

The Thai paradise of Koh Phangan is one of those postcard worthy island destinations. This island deserves a spot right at the top of your bucket list, especially when considering an Asian holiday in June.

Nestled in the Gulf of Thailand and equipped with white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, Koh Phangan offers something for everyone. 

June is the perfect time to visit Koh Phangan being in the shoulder season. You can expect smaller crowds while still having a buzzing social scene. You can also enjoy cheaper prices for accommodations and activities.

Koh Phangan offers a vibrant party scene with its world famous Full Moon Parties. This beach party happens monthly and is the perfect mix of fire shows, glow sticks, and electronic music.

If your party days are behind you, this island paradise also has a contrasting zen vibe with wellness and yoga retreats that rival Bali. 

There are so many great things to do in Koh Phangan, probably the most noteworthy of which is the pristine beaches. For those looking for more of a happening scene, check out Haad Rin.

On the contrary, if you want more of a serene experience with some epic scuba diving and snorkeling, then head to Salad Beach. 

The island is also covered in some lush jungle which is great for those who enjoy hiking or hunting for some amazing waterfalls to jump into. If you’re looking for the best spot check out Nam Tok Phaeng. You’ll have tons of great hiking trails to choose from and can take a nice refreshing dip in the waterfall to cool off when you’re done! 


The weather sits comfortably between 82-89℉ and is mostly sunny. You can expect around 6 inches of rain over 18 days with lots of humidity.

Best Way To Reach Destination

You have a couple of different ways to get to Koh Phangan. The closest international airport is on the nearby island of Koh Samui (Koh Samui International Airport). From here you can take a quick 30 minute ferry ride to Koh Phangan. 

If you are coming from Bangkok, you can either take a train or bus to Surat Thani. You will then pick up a ferry to Koh Phangan. This trip will take between 10-12 hours. 

Best Place To Stay

Samara from FC World Travel says, “If you’re looking for a great place to stay in Koh Phangan, you will be spoiled for choice. Whether you’re looking for cheap hostels, charming beachfront bungalows, or modern hotels, you’ll find it here.

One of the best places to stay on the island is Bluerama, an adult’s only resort. The rooms are comfortable, the food is delicious and the views from their infinity pool are worth every single penny.”

As mentioned above, Koh Pha-Ngan is a quick 30 minute ferry ride from Koh Samui. Many people often wonder whether they should take their vacation in Koh Samui or Koh Phangan. Luckily, I have been to both and wrote an article setting out their differences and who might be better suited for each island. If interested, please see Koh Phangan vs. Koh Samui: Which Island Is Better?

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Tel Aviv, Israel (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv is the cosmopolitan cultural capital of Israel, a Middle Eastern country bordering the Mediterranean. Visiting Tel Aviv in June is the perfect time to experience the city before the harsh summer heat sets in.

One of the best things to do in Tel Aviv is explore Old Jaffa, the ancient heart of the city. Today this neighborhood is filled with artist galleries and collectives, giving it a bohemian feel. 

Shuk Carmel, aka Carmel Market, is also a must. Enjoy walking past the various stalls selling fruit, nuts, and vegetables. Grab a plate of hummus and some limonana (lemonade with mint) to refresh yourself before returning to the hot sun.

Of course, no trip to Tel Aviv is complete without heading to the beach, and June is a great time to lay out on the sand and swim in the blue waters of the Mediterranean.

June hosts the annual Gay Pride Week in Tel Aviv. As the most progressive and secular city in the country, it’s also the de facto gay capital of Israel. If visiting during pride week, expect lots of crowds, high hotel prices, and rainbows.


Tel Aviv weather in June is hot and humid, with average high temperatures of 83 F, rarely dropping below 64 F. There is around 16 days of humidity, but no rainfall in June.

Best Way To Reach Destination

To get to Tel Aviv, fly into Ben Gurion airport, then take a train or taxi into the city. The train takes approximately twenty minutes, depositing you at the Tel Aviv Savidor Center. Taxis take longer, around thirty minutes, but will deliver you directly to your hotel.

Best Place To Stay

Tamar from World By Weekend says, “When visiting Tel Aviv, I recommend staying near the beach but also central to Carmel Market. The luxurious Royal Beach Hotel has plenty of amenities, including hotel rooms with balconies overlooking the sea and the city. It’s also within walking distance of many restaurants, coffee shops, and the trendy Neve Tzedek neighborhood.”

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Munnar, India (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Munnar, India

Munnar is a former British hill station located in the South Indian state of Kerala. The town is known for its rolling green hills and seemingly endless tea plantations. These are also called the southern tea gardens of India, and the tea grown here is of the same quality as the one grown and picked in the more famous Darjeeling and Assam districts in the North-east of the country. 

At the center of the area is Munnar, situated at an elevation of 5000 feet altitude. It is a fantastic spot for an Asian getaway in June. As a visitor, you should make a stop at the tea museum in Munnar, where you will learn about the different types of tea and the Indian tea culture.

Make sure that you take a drive to appreciate the beauty of the green hills from above as well as below in the valleys. The roads are in great shape and you will see plenty of waterfalls on the way. The daily fog adds a mystic feel to the area.

Stop at small tea places on the way and enjoy the purest tea experience with stunning views of the surrounding tea plantations. 

Nature lovers should head to the Eravikulam National Park. The Park is home to endangered animals of the Western Ghats (tiger, leopard, lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri tahr, Asian elephant, Nilgiri langur and gaur). Arrive early because it can get busy in June.

Kerala is known for its martial arts, Kalaripayattu, and for its classical Indian dance drama, Kathakali. Special evening shows are organized in Munnar in June and should part of your itinerary.

Munnar will help you reconnect with nature and enjoy the simpler things in life. Don’t forget to buy some tea as a souvenir. A favorite is the Kundaly Orthodox Organic Kanan Devan Hills tea.


June is one of the hottest months in India, and the best way to enjoy this colorful country in June is to go to places in the mountains, such as Munnar.

Most days you will see fog, especially in the evening hours. The fog moves from the lower valleys upwards to Munnar and with that come cooler temperatures.

Expect average lows and highs between 59°F to 71°F with lots of rain (10 inches over 17 days). It will also be humid around 21 days of the month. 

Best Way To Reach Destination

To reach Munnar, you have to fly into Kochi and arrange for a private transfer or take a local regional bus. By car or rickshaw, it’s a 3 1/2 to 4-hour ride from Kochi and by bus, it can take up to 6 hours to get to Munnar. 

Best Place To Stay

Paul from Paulmarina says, “One of the most prestigious places to stay is the Blanket hotel & Spa, as it is known for its peaceful location and stunning views.”

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Lombok, Indonesia (Photo courtesy of Catherine from Nomadicated)

Lombok, Indonesia

Next door neighbors to the famous Bali, Lombok is another stunning Indonesian island paradise that caters more to the adventurous. With volcanic landscapes, pristine beaches, and strong Balinese culture, Lombok is a perfect Asian escape in June for those searching for something off the beaten path. 

In addition, June is the ideal time to visit Lombok, as it marks the start of the dry season. Enjoy wonderful weather while exploring the beaches of Kuta Lombok, hiking through jungle trails, and discovering waterfalls, all without worrying about rain, like in many other Southeast Asian destinations.

Gili Trawangan is perhaps the most famous destination on a Lombok itinerary, celebrated for its festival-like vibe with raging parties every day and incredible snorkeling opportunities with sea turtles just off the coast. 

Be amazed by the breathtaking Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfall, an impressive pair of cascades in the foothills of Mount Rinjani. For the daring, there’s the option to summit the arduous volcano on a challenging 2-day, 1-night hike.


Lombok experiences warm and tropical weather all year round, but in June, the expected highs are at 88°F (31°C) while the nights are generally cooler, with lows at 72°F (21°C).

While June is considered part of the dry season, there may be a few scattered showers over 3 days during the month.

Best Way To Reach Destination

To get to Lombok, you can either fly into Lombok International Airport, take a speedboat, or use the public ferry from Bali.

The airport is situated around 30 kilometers south of Mataram, the capital city of Lombok. Once you reach Lombok International Airport, it usually takes about 1-2 hours to travel to popular tourist destinations like Senggigi or Kuta Beach. 

If you prefer traveling by boat, most speedboats operate from the northern harbor near Senggigi and the Gili Islands.

Best Place To Stay

Catherine from Nomadicated says, “Lombok has everything from luxurious beachfront resorts to cozy boutique hotels and budget-friendly guesthouses. For a beachfront experience near one of the best beaches on the island, stay at Dome Lombok in Kuta.”

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Tokyo, Japan (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Tokyo, Japan

There are so many beautiful places to visit in Japan, but if you’re able to visit Tokyo in June you’re sure to skip the huge crowds of spring and autumn. While Japan’s capital is obviously one of the most popular cities to visit, tourists tend to avoid June as this heralds in a micro-season of rainy summer weather… But don’t let that put you off!

With futuristic bullet trains and robots contrasting against traditional architecture, Tokyo blends the old and new seamlessly while celebrating each season.

In June, hydrangeas burst into pastel hues throughout the city, alongside their rich purple iris counterparts.

Even-numbered years see the Sanno Matsuri Festival of Hie Shine held in the streets, which is one of Tokyo’s top 3 festivals.

June is also your chance to enjoy the city’s most beloved temple with fewer crowds. Attracting almost 30 million visitors annually, Senso-ji Temple can be enjoyed in a more relaxed way while other tourists avoid it.

Indoor activities such as teamLab Planets, countless museums, themed cafes and underground shopping malls will keep you dry and busy. 


Expect highs of 26C/78F during the day and 19C/66F at night, with an average of 6 inches of rain over 11 days. There is 10 days of humidity.

Best Way To Reach Destination

Tokyo has two main airports with access to its city centre, Haneda (20mins) and Narita (1 hour). You can take the local trains, monorail or high-speed Narita Express.

Best Place To Stay

Alyse from The Invisible Tourist says, “The Shinjuku area is a favoured location for tourists to stay, with the Keio Plaza Hotel a popular choice. Teeming with restaurants, activities and nightlife within walking distance, it’s easy to see why!”

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Da Nang, Vietnam (Photo courtesy of Shweta from Zest In A Tote)

Danang, Vietnam

June is not the best month to visit all parts of Vietnam. But the weather in Central Vietnam is perfect. If you are thinking of a beach vacation in Asia in June with cultural immersion, think no further than Da Nang in Vietnam.

There are multiple things to do in Danang. Apart from spending time on the beach, you can take a day trip to the imperial city of Hue. Hue was the former capital of Nguyen emperors from 1802 to 1945. Most tourists visit Hue to see the Citadel, this is a vast complex of palaces, temples and other structures. 

The charming town of Hoi An is not far off from Danang and makes for a pleasing day trip. This is a car-free town and it is pleasant to stroll around in the evenings. You see many Chinese temples and Japanese merchant houses here. It has a fantastic culinary scene, and there are several boutiques, restaurants and cafes to be enjoyed.

The Dragon Bridge, the longest in Vietnam, is one of the top attractions in Danang. A recent attraction, made hugely popular on Instagram, is the Ba Na Hills. It is a long bridge with huge concrete hands seemingly holding it up.

There are activities for the fit as well. You can take a cycling tour to view some rural vistas from Danang.

In addition, you can visit the Marble Mountains for epic views and hikes all over the area. These mountains are full of Buddhist shrines, caves and tunnels.

For marine life lovers, there is Cham Island with great snorkelling.


You can expect a high of 93 degree Fahrenheit (35 degree Celsius) and a low of 79 degree Fahrenheit (26 degree Celsius). There is very little rain (2.5 inches over 7 days) which makes it a great time for sightseeing and time on the beach.

Best Way To Reach Destination

Danang has its own international airport. There are domestic flight options from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Plus, a network of buses and trains connect Danang to other cities in Vietnam.

Best Place To Stay

Shweta from Zest In A Tote says, “Danang has multiple beach resorts scattered along the oceanfront with private white sandy beaches. There are budget hotel options as well.

We stayed at the beautiful Nam Hai in Danang, now taken over by the Four Season chain. The private sandy beach, the villa with its own deck and back garden, the pool area, the multiple restaurants and the kids’ club all make it a top luxury choice for families.”

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Ubud, Indonesia (Photo courtesy of Robin from Where To Stay Bali)

Ubud, Indonesia (Bali)

Situated in the heart of the island, Ubud is one of the best places to stay in Bali to experience the island’s authentic culture, and one of the best places to visit in Asia in June.

While there are many things to do in Ubud, there are 3 that you shouldn’t miss.

Visit the Ubud Monkey Forest, where cheeky macaques roam freely within the park boundaries. If you’re brave enough, it’s a unique chance to observe monkeys in their natural habitat.

From there, head to the Pura Tirta Empul water temple to immerse yourself in Balinese culture. Participate in a purification ceremony by submerging your head under a series of water faucets.

Finally, rise and shine early for a trek through the picturesque and UNESCO-acclaimed Tegalalang Rice Fields. If walking isn’t your thing, head over to Alas Harum, a day club where you can admire the paddies floating in an infinity pool. 

While June doesn’t boast any specific, grand-scale festivals, you’re likely to stumble upon local ceremonies or temple festivals, also known as “Odalan,” no matter when you visit. While these aren’t publicised events, visitors are often welcomed as long as they respect the customs and wear appropriate attire (usually a sarong).


June falls within Bali’s dry season, making it a fantastic time to explore Ubud. Expect around 1.5 inches (50 mm) of rainfall spread over four days. Practically, this means the chances of encountering a rainy day in June are minimal.

Average temperatures range from a daytime high of 88°F to a comfortable 72°F at night with lots of humidity.

Best Way To Reach Destination

Flying into Bali is easy since the island has its own international airport located in Denpasar in the south of the island.

The drive from the airport to Ubud takes just over an hour, and you can either book a private or shared transfer or simply grab a taxi. There are also ride sharing options offering a more affordable alternative to taxis. 

Best Place To Stay

Robin from Where To Stay Bali says, “Stay at Ayuterra Resort, which boasts luxurious private pool suites overlooking a river valley. And for more affordable accommodation, stay at the Anumana Ubud Hotel.”

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Kanazawa, Japan (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Kanazawa, Japan

Located close to the Japanese Alps in the Hokuriku region of Japan, Kanazawa is an off-the-beaten-path city that can rival Kyoto in terms of traditional charm. This Ishikawa Prefecture capital boasts a rich heritage, cozy traditional onsen ryokans, tranquil natural scenery, and scrumptious local cuisine, for a fantastic Asian trip in June.

You can not miss out on exploring Kenrokuen Garden. Named as one of the three most beautiful landscape gardens in the country, Kenrokuen Garden is a great place to stroll around and soak in the zen vibes while admiring the beautiful scenery.

Since the massive garden is planted with a variety of flowering trees, Kenrokuen Garden offers different yet captivating views to the visitors as the season changes. In the summer months starting in June, you will get to see a variety of flowers, such as bright pink azaleas and purple irises, along with plenty of greenery.

If you are a history buff and looking for a free thing to do in Kanazawa, then head over to Kanazawa Castle. Kanazawa Castle belonged to the powerful Maeda Clan during Japan’s feudal period. Though the main castle was burnt in 1881 and has not been rebuilt, you can still stroll around its castle grounds and check out the reconstructed castle structures. 

The castle also comes with a small Japanese garden named Gyokusen Inmaru Garden, featuring a central pond, circular walking path, and a teahouse.

Kanazawa hosts its biggest festival in the first week of June, attracting participants locally and internationally. Held every year over three days, the vibrant Hyakumangoku Matsuri features warrior parades, lion dance, taiko drum performances, and other rituals that have been carried out since the Kaga domain era (1583 to 1869). 


Though it is summer in Japan in June, the weather in Kanazawa is still bearable and mild to explore the castle city. Its’ average high temperature is 77°F while the low is about 64°F. 

Rainy days are more prevalent at the end of June. Overall, there is an average of 5.7 inches over 11 days in June. There is only 10 days of humidity.

Best Way To Reach Destination

Depending on your preference and budget, you can get to Kanazawa in several ways. Of course, the most convenient way to get to Kanazawa is by train. 

If you are traveling from Tokyo, you can take the Kagayaki train on Hokuriku Shinkansen to Kanazawa and enjoy the magnificent lush greenery along the way. Since it is convenient, this 2.5-hour train ride can be very expensive.

Once in Kanazawa, you can buy the 1-day Kanazawa Loop Bus pass for unlimited rides for a reasonable amount to get to the main attractions in Kanazawa fuss-free.

Best Place To Stay

Sam from Sam Lee Travel says, “For those who prefer to stay in the city center, consider staying at Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel. Aside from having spacious air-conditioned rooms, this 5-stay hotel comes with a Japanese restaurant bar, spa facilities, and parking space.”

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Kanchanaburi, Thailand (Photo courtesy of Paula from Thailand Awaits)

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Kanchanaburi in Central Thailand is only 93 miles (150km) from the Thai capital of Bangkok. It is a fantastic contrast to the bustling pace of Bangkok with beautiful natural landscapes and plenty of riverside accommodation perfect for a relaxing short break in Asia in June. 

The biggest draw to Kanchanaburi is the Bridge over the River Kwai made famous by the movie of the same name. This railway was built under the rule of the Japanese army by Allied prisoners of war and Burmese locals who were forced labourers. They also worked on a railway to join Thailand to Burma, designed to give easier access to Japanese troops. This incredible feat cost many men their lives.

You can walk across the bridge or ride a train out to Nam Tok to the highly recommended Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre and Memorial Walking Trail. 

For a change of pace make sure you put aside half a day to visit the stunningly beautiful Erawan Falls. This seven level waterfall is a must see while you are in the area. You can hike all seven tiers with a reasonable level of fitness and can swim in most of them. Get there as early as you can and make your way straight to level 3 or 5 for the best chance of having a pool to yourself. 

Kanchanaburi also has some amazing temples. Be sure to add the Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple) to your list. Don’t worry! This is not actually a place to see captive tigers but rather a large temple featuring a 18 metre high Buddha and stunning views over the surrounding landscape.  

June is a fantastic time to explore Kanchanaburi as the weather is not too hot and there is usually plenty of water in the waterfalls for which the area is famous. There has been enough rain to make the waterfalls impressive without the rain getting in the way of your sightseeing. Temperatures are warm and perfect for swimming without the high humidity that hits between August and October. 


Over this month, there is about 4 inches of rain over 14 days but this usually means rain in the early morning or later in the afternoon rather than steady rain all day. The average daily temperature is 85.1°F with highs of 94.5°F and lows around 76°F. There is humidity every day.

Best Way To Reach Destination

There are a number of ways to get to Kanchanaburi. You fly into Bangkok and then take a train or mini bus, or book a private driver. The trip from town takes about 90 minutes.

Best Place To Stay

Paula from Thailand Awaits says, “When choosing your accommodation, many visitors choose to stay in one of the unique floating cabins that line the River Kwai. Many of these are located north west of town but we chose to stay in a quieter location about 12km south-east of the city centre at the Cross River Kwai Resort.

Cross River Kwai Resort has lux cabins, float cabins and the very deluxe Falling Waters villas with private pools. All look out over the River Kwai and this serene location makes a great place to come back to after a busy day of sightseeing. It also allows you to enjoy kayaking or floating on the river which is particularly beautiful at sunrise.”

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (Borneo)

Borneo is the third largest island in the world and divided into three different countries – Indonesia, Malaysia and The Kingdom of Brunei. It is a beautiful island and one of the offbeat spots that not everyone has on their radar.

Kota Kinabalu is one of the main cities on the Malaysian side of Borneo and it has access to some of the best parts of the coast line that the island has to offer.

One of the numerous things to do in Kota Kinabalu is to head to the famous Mount Kinabalu which the city is named after. It is the largest peak in the region and scaling it is an adrenaline junkies dream.

That’s not all that the city has to offer. It also provides an access point for the Tunku Abdul Rehman Park which houses some of the best islands for snorkeling, swimming and diving. June is the best time to visit these!

The city also has some of the best food that you can find all over the world. There are loads of places to eat in Kota Kinabalu and your pick can change depending on your price range. 

For great street food, head to the night market or to Gaya street. There is lots of grilled seafood caught fresh that day that is cheap and delicious.

For many the city is just a stop on their journey through Borneo. The lucky ones spend a few days here and indulge in the many things that Kota Kinabalu has to offer.


Expect average lows and average highs ranging from 76°F to 90°F. There is 8.5 inches of rain over 12 days and tropical humidity each day.

Best Way To Reach Destination

Generally speaking, getting to the city is super easy because it has an airport located in it. Many people also choose to cross over from Brunei which is right next door.

Ubers are typically the best way to get around because they are relatively cheap and easy to get.

Best Place To Stay

 Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu is a stunning luxurious 100 metres from the Kota Kinabalu Waterfront and Night Food Market. You can spend your days exploring the city, then retreat to the beautiful pool and poolside cabanas.

On the Indonesia side of Borneo, you can trek for Orangutans in the wild. We did this and had one of the most unbelievable wildlife experiences that we have ever had (and we have had A LOT!). For more information about this extraordinary experience, please see these three articles: Borneo Orangutans: A Day Of Thrilling Discoveries; Tanjung Punting National Park: A Superb Planning Guide; and Indonesia: The Magic of Lightning Bugs In the Rainforest

Last Word

There are many wonderful places to visit in Asia in June. From beach destinations, city escapes, mountain retreats, and cultural hot spots, you will have your choice of amazing June holiday getaways.

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