Hot days minus the crowds of July and August: what's not to love about these Spanish gems during the month of June?
June is a wonderful time to visit the Balearic Islands. Average daytime temperatures are high, rainfall is extremely low, and the sun-seeking throngs associated with July and August are nowhere to be seen.
What you get instead is a chance to explore these sun-kissed Spanish islands in the Mediterranean at a relaxed pace. Long stretches of beach offer a special spot, just for you, and the islands' attractions open their doors as the summer sun rains down on tourist hotspots.
Average June temperature (Majorca): 21C
Average June rainfall (Majorca): 15mm
Average June sunshine (Majorca): 12hrs
Choose a holiday in Majorca, which boasts cosmopolitan style, mountain views and party towns such as Magaluf. Families flock to resorts such as Alcudia, while couples love the lazy days associated with places like Soller and Deia.
Ibiza rightly deserves its party capital title, though quiet resorts, such as Santa Eulalia, draw families and couples too.
Menorca runs at a slower pace altogether and offers destinations such as family-favourite Cala'n Bo.
Warm even in winter, Portugal's Algarve never falls out of fashion with holidaymakers. Find out why it's a top destination in June.
Long sunny days and daytime temperatures in the mid- to high-twenties make the Algarve an ideal destination for holidays in June. This stretch of southern Portugal features an enticing cocktail of holiday ingredients: tremendous beaches, tasty food, excellent hotels... they're all shaken up with a little Portuguese zest and served alongside a great big platter of sunshine and blue skies.
Flights arrive into the Algarve on a regular basis from UK airports and great-value holidays can be booked at any time, especially in June before the busy summer season really gets into full swing.
Average June temperature: 21C
Average June rainfall: 10mm
Average June sunshine: 12hrs
From spa hotels and golf resorts to family hotels and sprawling self-catering villas, there's a wide range of accommodation types in the Algarve and a holiday to suit every kind of traveller.
Albufeira is one of the most popular destinations, with resorts such as Alvor, Praia da Luz and Portimao also welcoming many sun seekers.