European Vacations in June

Hotel de Ville strange ball, Paris, France

Hotel de Ville (City Hall) eye-boggler, Paris, France

European weather in June

This is probably the best month for European holidays. It’s warm, good weather is quite likely, lots of cultural activities take place and the teeming hordes are still occupied at their places of work.

Italy: Regatta of the Four Ancient Maritime Republics (varies : Pisa/Venice/Amalfi/Genoa). Florence, Festival of Saint John – parades, dances and Calcio Storico, wild and violent 15thC costumed football matches, June 24th.

England: Trooping the Colour, London (Queen’s birthday parade) June 17.
Wimbledon Tennis Tournament – the most prestigious tennis event in the world.
Isle of Man TT (motorcycle) Races, May/June.
Glyndbourne Festival Opera (in a Stately Home outside London), late May-early July. Stonehenge summer equinox festivites, June 20st-21st. A free all nighter with a zillion wackos.

France: Fete de la Musique, in Paris. Free! A monster musical celebration all over this lovely city. Professionals mix with amateurs playing different sounds in different locations, June 21st.
Chaumont Garden Festival – thirty wonderful and sometimes wacky show gardens around a perfect chateau (castle), every year May- October.

Netherlands: The Holland Festival (varied arts), Amsterdam and The Hague, all June.

Hungary: Sopron festival Weeks, ancient music and dance, June & July, Sopron.

Austria: Vienna International Festival from mid-May to mid-June (wide range of arts).

Greece: Athens Festival, drama and music in ancient theatres. June-Sept.

Denmark: Roskilde Festival, north Europe’s largest rock music festival, late June-early July.

Germany, Christopher Street Day in Berlin – a monster Gay Pride parade and street party.

Turkey: International Istanbul Festival of Arts, most of June.

Russia,  Stars of the White Nights Festival. Primarily opera and ballet.

Belgium, Hainaut, The Golden Chariot and Battle of Lumecon – Saint George fights the dragon and everybody pushes a vast and holy chariot around town, June 6th.

Ireland, Dublin ++, Great Irish Houses Festival – music in great Irish houses, mostly Dublin, plus counties Wicklow and Kildare.

Also see European Festivals or Arts Festivals for suggestions, information and dates.

Sightseeing/culture in reasonably comfortable weather conditions

Austria

Vienna

Land Salzburg

St Wolfgang

Mutters

Portschach

Bad Aussee

Belgium

Brussels

Ghent

Antwerp

Bruges

The Ardennes

Croatia

Beaches

Dubrovnik

Hvar

Zagreb

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Trogir

Czech Rep.

Prague

Bohemia province

Karlovy Vary

Karlstejn castle

Copenhagen

Ribe

Arhus

Mons Klint

Egeskov Castle

Germany

Berlin

Potsdam

Munich

Berchtesgaden

Bamberg

Heidelberg

Lubeck

Hungary

Budapest

Szentendre

Lake Balaton

Eger

Ireland

Dublin

Kilkenny

Wexford

Italy

Florence

Rome

Genoa

Pompeii

Amalfi

Sicily

Sweden

Stockholm

Visby

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