Where to Travel in June

School’s out and it’s officially summer! Whether you’d like to take Dad on an unforgettable trip or the kids on a great American road trip, check out our June travel picks. Plus, stay cool on the longest day of the year at an extreme water park.

Looking for more travel ideas? Take a look at our Things to Do in June slideshow.

Fly-Fishing in Idaho

Fly-Fishing, Idaho
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Skip the tie and treat dad to a rustic vacation along Snake River at Idaho’s Natural Retreats South Fork Lodge or a rock climbing adventure in Moab, UT. Or if he spends every Saturday hitting golf balls, treat him to a round at one of our Father’s Day-approved golf courses.

Verrückt at Schlitterbahn

Schlitterbahn, Kansas City
Schlitterbahn Kansas City
Don't miss riding the tallest water slide in the world, the Verruckt, at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, MO. Strap yourself into a 4-person raft that slides down a jaw dropping 168-foot structure with a gut wrenching 50 foot drop. Check out Travel's Best Amusement & Water Parks for more amazing thrills this summer.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Huayna Picchu
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Often called the “Lost City of the Incas,” marvel at the remarkable ruins such as the Temple of the Condor and Sun Gate, the endpoint of the Inca Trail. Visiting Machu Picchu in June takes advantage of the dry season and avoids the heaviest crowds that arrive in July and August.

Gloucestershire, England

Cheese Rolling at Cooper's Hill
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How much do you love cheese? This 200-year-old tradition has attracted people from all over the world who chase a round of Double Gloucester cheese down Cooper’s Hill. The first person to reach the finish line at the bottom of the hill wins the cheese.

The Great Smoky Mountains

Nine million annual visitors road trip through Tennessee or North Carolina to see the swirly blue morning haze which gives the mountains their name. If possible, explore the park in the beginning of the month and start your days early (before 10am) to miss the hordes of summer tourists.

Stockholm, Sweden

Weather-wise, June is the ideal time to visit Stockholm to take advantage of most of its cafes, attractions and open-air museums. Thousands of tourists also flock to northern Sweden to see the midnight sun, a natural phenomenon where the sun is visible until midnight -- and for a full 24 hours around the solstice (June 21).

Cruise the Mediterranean

Regent, Seven Seas Explorer, cruise ship
Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Before the summer’s scorching heat arrives in July, enjoy the Mediterranean’s long sunny days, warm waters and gentle breezes. Aboard a cruise ship you can stop in Italian, Turkish and Greece ports while enjoying the exceptional food and service a luxury cruise line, like the Regent of the Seas, provides.

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