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14 Best Cheap Places to Travel in June

Written by Anietra Hamper and Shandley McMurray
Updated Jan 3, 2022

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June is a spectacular month to travel, especially if you're looking to score a good deal on your vacation. From well-priced resorts in the Caribbean to cheap flights to European destinations, there are a bevy of ways to protect your pocketbook during this pre-summer gem.

Yes, you might run into some rain and a few uber hot and humid days in more tropical destinations, but if you're willing to sweat it out (literally) you're in for a super affordable trip.

June in other regions, like Canada and Australia, presents travelers with comfortable temperatures and beautiful scenery. Beating the summertime rush to hot spots in the Northern Hemisphere helps keep tourist levels almost as low as the prices you'll find on off-season transportation and accommodations.

To help plan your thrifty travels, use our list of the best places to travel in June.

1. Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas at night
Las Vegas at night

Yes, it is quite hot in Las Vegas in June, but since it is the off-season, you will be able to cool off in the swanky hotel room you were able to nab for a great price. During June, you'll save on flights, too. With fewer tourists heading here, and plenty of flight options available, you should be able to find rates for less than $200 round-trip.

While you should expect ridiculous temperatures (we're talking triple digits), June visitors can take advantage of the many indoor activities offered for a reasonable price at this time of year. During the day, take advantage of the dry heat and fewer crowds to hike the Red Rock Canyon or get on the water with a boat tour of Hoover Dam.

Stroll The Forum shops along the Strip and get the best vantage point of the Las Vegas lights from on top of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Las Vegas or take a gondola ride at The Venetian Resort. Early morning is the best time to be active if you're hoping to stave off the afternoon scorchers.

To save even more money on your vacation, you can just relax by the hotel pool and enjoy the discounted buffets.

Accommodation: Where to Stay in Las Vegas: Best Areas & Hotels

2. Cancun, Mexico

Aerial view of Cancun
Aerial view of Cancun

Summer is the off-peak season in Cancun, which makes it one of the cheapest places to go in June. Airfares can be almost 50 percent less than during the peak-travel season in the winter months. Resorts and hotels also slash rates significantly to fill rooms. Many resorts will throw in credits to use for spa services, on-site restaurants, and free nights to entice summer travelers.

What's the catch? It's hot in Mexico in June, but since you are by the ocean, it's easy to cool off if that means saving hundreds of dollars for an affordable vacation. June is also on the front-end of the hurricane season, which lasts through November, but most storms hit on the tail-end of the season.

You can use your Cancun vacation to hit the pristine beaches with fewer people and take advantage of the many water sports available. Maybe this is the year you learn how to parasail. If you feel like getting out of the beach chair, you can always visit the Chichén Itzá Mayan archaeological site or Tulum.

Accommodation: Where to Stay in Cancun: Best Areas & Hotels

3. Costa Rica

Keel-billed toucan in Costa Rica
Keel-billed toucan in Costa Rica

Prices in Costa Rica are at their lowest this time of year, and since the conversion rate is favorable, especially to the US dollar, it makes even more sense to travel here in June. Hotels and resorts discount their rates to lure in summer travelers outside of the peak tourist season. The rain forests, which the region is known for, benefit from the high humidity and rainfall in June, so you will not miss any of the adventure by coming in the off-season.

Besides the breathtaking rain forests and an abundance of wildlife, like wild monkeys and birds, Costa Rica has stunning beaches to enjoy. There are many types of outdoor adventures to experience to take full advantage of your visit, from ziplining through the forest canopy to trekking the volcanoes in the region. Since there are fewer tourists in June, check with your hotel or resort to see where you can get additional discounts on tours.

Accommodation: Top Rated Beach Resorts in Costa Rica

4. Krakow, Poland

Wawel Castle, Krakow
Wawel Castle, Krakow

Most businesses in Europe take a holiday in July and August, so June is an ideal month to hit a less traveled place like Krakow, Poland for great rates, nice weather, and less crowded attractions before the major tourist rush. Since Krakow has many hostels and cheap hotels in the city, you can save even more by going that route.

This historic town is one of the oldest cities in Poland and it has an elegant central city with stunning architecture. You will have no problem filling your agenda with sites that you can walk to in June's comfortable weather, like the Main Market Square and St. Mary's Basilica. Compared to other destinations in Europe your money will go further in Krakow, especially with discounts that you can find throughout the month of June.

5. San Juan, Puerto Rico

Castillo San Felipe del Morro in Old San Juan
Castillo San Felipe del Morro in Old San Juan

You will always get the best rates when destinations are in the shoulder or off-peak season. That's why you need to visit San Juan, Puerto Rico in June. The beginning of the off-season, June is the month you'll begin to see hotel rates decline, and they will continue to fall throughout the month. With multiple flights to and from San Juan, it's easy to keep an eye out for bargains or last-minute deals from major airlines.

Tourists also begin to decline in June, which means the beaches and attractions will have plenty of room to allow you to stretch out.

All-inclusive resorts are popular in San Juan, and this makes it even easier to save cash on your holiday. Package deals can be found aplenty in June and some hotels offer additional incentives like discounted tours and spa credits if you book part of your trip through the resort.

Explore Old San Juan and the cobblestone streets and colonial architecture that give the city so much of its charm. Then make your way to the modern side of the city in New San Juan, with top-rated dining and beachfront hotels.

6. Canada

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

Almost anywhere in Canada is going to be popular for summer vacations, but if that is your window to travel and you want to include locations like Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Vancouver, or Niagara Falls to your Canada itinerary, June is the month to do it. In Canada, children are generally in school until the last week in June and prices tend to remain low until school holidays begin.

Rates for things like airfare and hotels won't be uber cheap, but they will be less expensive in June since it is technically the shoulder season. You'll notice a large hike in fees as soon as July hits.

The price factor for Canada also has to include your ability to see attractions, which include the country's best national parks. Winter months might be a cheaper time to travel, but if you cannot visit the sites then it defeats the purpose of saving money. June in Canada offers the best option for discounted rates and decent weather.

7. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale

June is the off-season in Fort Lauderdale. It's also the start of the hurricane season, but if you pack accordingly, you can score big on airline and hotel discounts for summer travel to the city. Since Fort Lauderdale is a popular cruise port in Florida there are plenty of flights available, with schedules and rates that can fit your budget.

Fort Lauderdale is a fun waterside community that suits both beachgoers and those looking for some time to explore a new destination. While Fort Lauderdale Beach will take center stage during your vacation, you can also book some time to take in the wildlife and scenery at the Sawgrass Recreation Park and plan an airboat ride. To cool off from the sizzling June temperatures, you can hop on board a sightseeing boat tour of the city.

Accommodation: Top-Rated Resorts in Fort Lauderdale

8. Beijing, China

The Forbidden City in Beijing
The Forbidden City in Beijing

If you have been wanting to go to China but are deterred by the sticker price to do so, a June trip to Beijing might be of interest. This month is in the shoulder season, so hotel rates are excellent, and flight deals can be found. It is possible to stay in a four-star hotel in Beijing in June for less than 80 USD a night.

Another detail to consider for June travel to Beijing is that there are no domestic holidays, which means tourists coming into the city from other parts of China will be fewer. With lower costs in June, you might consider booking a few extra days in Beijing to spend more time at The Great Wall of China and other tourist attractions like the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and strolling through the narrow streets of Nanluoguxiang.

Accommodation: Best Hotels in Beijing

9. Buenos Aires, Argentina

National Congress building in Buenos Aires, Argentina
National Congress building in Buenos Aires, Argentina

June is the driest month in Buenos Aires, which is reason enough to visit at this time. During the early winter in this South American beauty, travelers will enjoy mild temperatures when traipsing thorough town, taking in the most popular tourist sites like Casa Rosada in Plaza de Mayo and the Recoleta Cemetery.

In addition to a break from the heat (highs hover around the low 60s), visitors in June will garner fab savings on everything from airfare to hotels. You'll be looking at around 25 percent off the highest rates on hotel rooms as compared to the high season.

The second largest city in South America, this Argentinian hub is packed with fun things to do at all times of year, but enjoying them in June allows guests to do so without elbowing their way through crowds or dropping wads of cash.

10. Dominican Republic

Beautiful beach in Punta Cana
Beautiful beach in Punta Cana

Summer (including June) offers the best deals to the popular vacation destination of the Dominican Republic. This is when the Caribbean island resorts slash their multi-day all-inclusive rates. Punta Cana and Puerto Plata are full of all-inclusive resorts that will often help you package your flights, too, which can save you even more money. These resorts are designed to draw tourists all year, and they go the extra mile in June to fill their rooms. Since dozens of airlines service the island, you can also find cheap flights.

Since the resorts offer plenty to do, from water sports and private beaches to spa services, you never have to leave the property. If you do want to plan more in your itinerary than just the beaches, you can book a boat tour or snorkeling trip. There are also a variety of golf courses, animal parks, and swimming-with-dolphin excursions available on the island.

Accommodation: Top-Rated Family Resorts in the Dominican Republic

11. Australia

Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour

Travel to Australia can be hot and expensive, but if you book a vacation in June, you will catch a break on both fronts because it is wintertime in the country. You can catch about a 30 percent drop in rates on hotels and flights to Australia in June, and experience the country with more comfortable temperatures than you would if visiting during the high-season months.

Once you narrow down whether to visit Sydney, Darwin, Melbourne, or a combination of several cities and destinations further afield, you can fill in the itinerary with some of the festivals and attractions in those regions. There are many annual music festivals and winter festivals happening, so Australia is as thriving with things to do in the winter as it is in the summer; it's just a tad cooler.

No matter where you plan to travel in Australia, you will likely go through Sydney and should spend a few days there to see the stunning Sydney Harbour Bridge and the iconic Sydney Opera House.

12. Grenada

St. George's, Grenada
St. George's, Grenada

The lush Caribbean island of Grenada is a stunning paradise getaway, but June makes it an affordable one, too, compared to other times of the year. A Grenada vacation in June will cost you about 50 percent less, so you can use that money to spend while visiting the island's famous spice plantations.

You can easily find three- and four-star hotels and resorts for less than 100 USD a night, and many direct flights discounted also. During the tourist dip in June in Grenada, you will also find offers like hotel room upgrades, discounts for families, spa services, and discounted excursions like snorkeling that will add to the savings.

Grenada is an underrated vacation spot that is often overshadowed by its more popular competitors like Barbados. It has incredible dive sites and 45 beaches to soak up the summer sun. Grand Anse Beach is the most popular, but you can try a different one every day if you like.

While the water and natural environment are the top attractions in Grenada there are other tourist adventures on the island, like Market Square for shopping, tasty samples at the Grenada Chocolate Company, and the charming downtown of St. George's neighborhood.

13. Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Tenerife is the sunny destination of choice for Europeans looking for an affordable beach vacation. That said, the cost of getting to this Canary Island locale and the price to stay in its hotels can be high during the popular summer and winter seasons. That's why traveling here during June is your best bet for a cheap beach holiday.

In June, you can expect warm temperatures, with highs in the mid- to upper-80s and very little rain. With European schools still in session, the beaches will be free from most travelers, especially if you visit in the first week or two of the month, and you won't have to fight for space on a whale-watching cruise.

Spend the money you save on some tasty tapas at a local restaurant.

Read More: Best Places & Things to Do in the Canary Islands

14. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai at dusk
Dubai at dusk

Let's face it, Dubai is never going to be "cheap." A glitzy Middle Eastern destination peppered with ornate skyscrapers, massive shopping malls, and jewelry stores aplenty, this unique international locale is a must-see, and June proffers the cheapest opportunity to visit.

A June vacation can net you up to 70 percent off hotel rates. And, as a major international business hub, flights are easy to book, and airfare deals are not hard to find.

The Dubai city skyline is as spectacular as its turquoise waters. With the cash you save on lodging and airfare, you can splurge in one (or many, many more) of the 1,300 stores in the Dubai Mall. Be sure to book some time in your Dubai itinerary to visit the spectacular Burj Al Arab building and relax on the public Jumeirah Beach. At nearly 830 meters tall, the Burj Kalifa is unmissable.

Accommodation: Where to Stay in Dubai: Best Areas & Hotels

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