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Best weekend breaks in June 2019

Skyscanner's list of the best weekend breaks in June 2019 cover everything from beach breaks to city escapes and are full of festival fun too.

There’s no better time to take a weekend break than June. This is when the weather warms up, the summer crowds haven’t fully arrived yet and the festival calendar begins to fill up. If you are looking for some travel inspiration for one of the best weekend breaks in June, then read on.

Here are our suggestions for the best weekend breaks in June 2019.

Bournemouth, England

Long sandy beaches and an average temperature of 20°C, make Bournemouth one of the best weekend breaks in June on British shores.

With a flight time of just over one-hour and a quick 15-minute transport into the city centre, you’ll be feeling the sun on your face and sand on your feet in no time.

For some good old fashioned seaside fun rent a colourful beach hut and try out the amusements along the seafront. Then, hop onboard Bournemouth’s famous cliff lifts. These offer easy access from the beach to the cliff tops as well as stunning views of the coast. Away from the beach, a stroll around Bournemouth’s historic Grade-II listed Lower Gardens is lovely way to spend a few hours.

Bordeaux, France

Beautiful Bordeaux has a picturesque setting on the River Garonne. It’s like a more laid back version of Paris with equally handsome buildings, fantastic food and, of course, wonderful wine. 

Bordeaux is the very essence of elegance, and it is also a World Heritage Site. The city is filled with lovely limestone buildings, and when the sunlight hits, they emanate a gorgeous golden glow that seems to bathe the whole city in a fantastic warmth.

One of the must-do activities when in Bordeaux is to visit the brilliantCité-du-Vin. This is a museum and exhibition centre, as well as a learning centre on all things wine. It is fun and interactive and makes wine accessible to all.

Bordeaux makes for one of the best weekend breaks in June as this is when the magnificent Bordeaux Wine Festival takes place.

Naples, Italy

Nowhere does pizza like Naples, and if you love pizza, then Naples makes for one of the best weekend breaks in June as this is when the Pizza Festival takes place. Of course, there is more to Naples than just pizza, but it is a good place to start.

Burn off some of those carbs walking around the historic centre of Naples. Take in the ancient Greek-Roman polis, among art shops, pizzerias and street art pieces.

When you need a rest, chill out at the seaside. The gulf of Naples with Mount Vesuvius is the postcard picture of the city. Whilst here you could visit the Castel Dell’Ovo, one of the world’s oldest fortifications.

For more travel inspiration have a read of our top 10 things to do in Naples.

Porto, Portugal

Porto’s centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site through which the river Douro winds its way through. The centre is home to beautiful buildings such as the Church of San Francisco, Palacio da Bolsa and Casa da Música.

If you are looking for something a bit more modern, take a stroll down Rua Miguel Bombarda. This street is known as the Art District due to the sheer amount of art galleries, design and clothes shops, independent brand pop-ups and workshops per square metre.

Porto is renowned all over the world for its delicious fortified wine, and no trip to the city would be complete without taking part in a Port wine cellars tour. However, the Douro region is also known for its excellent red wines too. So, make sure you take a tipple or two to get to know the region by mouth. 

Porto also makes for one of the best weekend breaks in June thanks to the celebrations that take place for the Festa de São João. Expect lots of food, wine, dancing, singing and fireworks across the city.

Looking for even more travel inspiration? Here’s are our  top 10 things to do in Porto.

Vienna, Austria

One of the reasons that Vienna makes for one of the best weekend breaks in June is that it plays host to the Danube Island Festival. This is the Europe’s biggest free open-air festival and musicians of all genres play over 600 hours of concerts on Vienna’s Danube Island.

Apart from that, Vienna is a city with a wonderful mix of classic and contemporary withmajestic palaces and parks, magnificent buildings and brilliant museums. There’s also some terrific shopping opportunities and a world-renowned café scene. 

But the charms of Vienna aren’t limited to just daytime activities. When the sunsets, Vienna’s diverse nightlife scene comes to live. Whether you are looking to sip wine whilst listening to classical music or dance the night away in a dive bar, there is plenty of choice to make the night last into the early hours.

Whatever you want from your city break you’ll be sure to find it in Vienna.

Get planning your weekend break to Vienna with out guide to the top 10 things to do in Vienna.

Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw is a city full of historical influences. It has a burgeoning arts scene, not to mention a varied dining and nightlife scene too. 

The best place to serrated your weekend break in Wroclaw is in the colourful main square. Here pretty merchants’ houses surrounds the town hall with its pointed turrets and pinnacles. 

The square is lined with shops, cafés and restaurants and it is a real social hub for locals and the few tourists that have already discovered Wroclaw’s charms. 

Wroclaw is one of the best weekend breaks in June because for nearly half of the month the city is in celebration mode. The Wroclaw Festival takes place in the second half of June and there are events, concerts, free activities and lots more planned across the city for the whole month. It really is one of the best times to visit this thriving city.

Looking for more colourful cities to visit? Here’s our list of the 8 most colourful cities in the world.