If you’re looking to travel across June, July and August, there are some fantastic destinations just lying in wait ready for you to explore. 

Whether you want to voyage into the ice in search of polar bears, immerse yourself in a sense of history and culture, or embark on a wildlife experience of a lifetime, our guide of where to travel has exactly what you need to discover something extraordinary.


Painemo Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Painemo Island, Indonesia

Indonesia is a long and complex archipelago of over 17,000 islands, of which 6,000 are inhabited by several hundred different ethnic groups, a wealth of wildlife and picture-postcard beaches. Diverse islands hide stunning beaches, dragons, orangutans and excellent diving. April to October is the dry season for most of the country. Perfect for cultural exploration and long, sunny days make for the perfect beach weather. 

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We are thrilled to be chartering Polar Pioneer for a photographic voyage into the ice in search of polar bears, led by guide, award-winning photographer and polar veteran, Paul Goldstein. Ship, guide, crew and time of year are the key factors for any successful polar expedition cruise and so we have gone to great lengths to bring the best of these ingredients together, for what promises to be a memorable photographic adventure.


Church, Georgia

Journey across diverse landscapes, from majestic mountains to golden vineyards. The high passes remain a vivid green, offering some excellent trekking into remote valleys, where an almost medieval atmosphere prevails. Further down, there are huge vineyards and isolated rural communities, yet everywhere there is a sense of history and culture. June is a fantastic time to visit Georgia, especially in the lowlands around Tbilisi, as you’ll avoid the summer heat and humidity.

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South Africa

Black rhino mother and young baby black rhino Kenya, Lewa conservancy

Few places offer as much diversity as South Africa. Vibrant Cape Town and the magnificent Kruger attract the most attention, but South Africa is dotted with private reserves, boutique properties and activities for all ages. History and culture sit side-by-side with dramatic landscapes and prolific wildlife, making for a destination that requires more than one visit for many. Clear skies and crisp sunshine dominate in the north, as it is the driest month. It is low season in July, so parks are generally quiet and it is easier to spot wildlife around the sparse waterholes. Get involved in Rhino Conservation Week at Marataba Safari Lodge where you can take part in monitoring, darting, notching and DNA collection.

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Elephants walking through Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

A land of grassy plains, rift-formed lakes and pinnacle-like volcanoes, Tanzania’s exciting landscape is carpeted with wildlife to match. Journey across Tanzania’s safari landscape, staying at a succession of beautifully tented camps. June is the start of the dry season, where clear skies dominate and is a fantastic time to see thousands of wildebeest migrate in the Serengeti. In July, head to the south and west of the country to see all the wildlife of the northern parks, but also chimpanzees.

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Beach backed by rainforest with turquoise ocean and sun glare on camera.
Perhentian Islands beach

Dense rainforest trails and bustling city streets – Malaysia offers something for wherever your feet want to take you. Malaysia encapsulated South-East Asia in its entirety; with endless beaches, colonial hill stations, dense primary rainforest, tea plantations, UNESCO cities and incredibly diverse wildlife. Snorkelling and diving become more popular in June, with many areas on the east coast enjoying hot, dry weather. The rainy season begins on the west coast, but generally showers are short and won’t impact your holiday too much.

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Author: Anna Souroullas