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8 favorites from our travel experts for your June getaways

Do you want to go on a weekend in June to attack a new destination, without knowing which one to choose? Discover our 8 favourites!

As the sunny days return little by little, as the sun prolongs our evenings and as smiles reappear on their faces, the desire to take to the open sea is felt. After all, why not take advantage of a getaway in the sun with your loved ones, for a weekend in June or, for the lucky ones, a long week of vacation? You must then choose your destination, according to your budget, your desires for landscapes or even according to the travel time…

For this reason, Generation Voyage invites you to discover its 8 favorites across Europe to slip away from the daily hustle and bustle. Spain, Italy, Portugal or the French Atlantic coast are on the program for this selection. So do not hesitate any longer, and go to one of these favorite destinations with The Offline, a high-end travel agency specializing in tailor-made travel. As a bonus, get a -5% discount on your booking with the code GENERATIONVOYAGEXTO!

1. Mallorca, Spain

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Probably the most famous island of the Balearic Islands, Majorca is a perfect mix of southern villages with colorful alleys, seaside hikes and swimming in turquoise waters. If it turns out to be perfect for a week’s vacation, it will also be able to welcome you for a weekend in June. You can then visit the small villages of Deià and Valldemossa, and take the opportunity to have lunch with Spanish flavors.

Activities are also numerous on the island. Thanks to The Offline, you can start by renting a boat without a license to discover the coast out of sight, and come across small coves with immeasurable charm. Then, discover the caves of Drach or those of Hams, before going to Cap de Formentor to admire a beautiful sunset. Finally, in the evening, go for a walk and dine in Palma de Mallorca, to the rhythm of the music present everywhere throughout the city.

2. Puglia, Italy

The canyon of Puglia - June weekend

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By choosing the Puglia region for your next getaway for a weekend in June, you are treating yourself to a total change of scenery! Discover a wide range of towns and villages typical of Italy, each with its own specific strengths and particularities. The capital of the region, Bari, will offer you, for example, a charming historic center in which you can enjoy the local gastronomy, as well as a rich architecture, such as the Basilica of San Nicola.

If you want to make the most of natural spaces, the Gargano park will offer you a multitude of hikes. Otherwise, you can always set off to attack the Tremiti Islands, which reveal a majestic spectacle of the Italian mountains plunging directly into the Mediterranean Sea. Finally, you can visit the Caves of Castellana, the largest complex of caves in Europe, by offering you a long boat trip for a day.

3. Berlin, Germany

Panoramic view of Berliner U-Bahn with Oberbaum Bridge in background in golden evening light at sunset with retro Instagram style fishhook filter effect, Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

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Change of atmosphere and direction Berlin, capital of Germany, an ideal destination for holidays in June. The city will open its doors to you whatever your style of travel: cultural, festive or family! Indeed, the largest capital in Europe, with its 891km² (8 times the area of ​​Paris) is a city with many facets.

Thanks to the stays offered by The Offline, enjoy a very special architecture by visiting Alexanderplatz, the famous central square of Berlin, and observe the vestiges of a bygone era by taking a detour on the side of the Reichstag. On the cultural side, you can opt for a getaway on the island of museums, bringing together 5 world-class museums. Finally, the Prenzlauer Berg district will welcome you after dark, for a tour of the city’s emblematic bars.

4. Rome, Italy

Rome's Coliseum

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To satisfy your desires for a weekend in June, we are now taking you to another capital: Rome. According to legend, the Italian capital was founded by the brothers Remus and Romulus in the 8th century BC. The one that runs along the Tiber River will offer you a stay on the theme of discovery and historical contemplation, thanks to an architecture made of remains from the great Roman era.

Thus, you can admire the famous Colosseum of Rome and give you an idea of ​​the shows given by the gladiators a few centuries earlier. Then take a detour to the ruins of the Roman Forum, before visiting the Pantheon, now transformed into a church. You can also take advantage of your stay in Rome to discover the paintings of Michelangelo by getting lost in the Vatican City.

5. Porto, Portugal

Porto from above - June weekend

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Long overshadowed by Lisbon, Porto has been considered for several years as one of the most pleasant cities in Europe. It must be said that there are many reasons to visit Porto, and it is for this reason that The Offline has made it one of its top destinations! The city exudes an absolute serenity in which one drags on with pleasure, getting lost in the old quarter, eyes wide open in the middle of all its small streets typical of southern Europe.

The Douro, which runs along the city, in no way spoils this constant feeling of calm. You can also choose to take a long boat trip, particularly romantic, and during which you will generally be offered the opportunity to taste the best wines of the region. Finally, continue your escapade for a weekend in June to visit the Douro Valley, which will offer you exotic hiking trails.

6. Ajaccio, France

Ajaccio - June weekend

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With its 300 days of annual sunshine, flamboyant sunsets, beaches and crystal clear waters, Ajaccio is one of the star destinations in our selection of the best getaways in Europe for a June weekend. The birthplace of Napoleon will offer you a multitude of visits to be sure to occupy your stay as it should be. So, start by visiting the Sanguinaires Islands by sea, and enjoy swimming in crystal clear water, ideal for an unforgettable snorkeling session. You can then admire the marine cemetery, also known as Canicciu, containing more than 45,000 graves, including that of Tino Rossi.

After a sunset at sea, come back to dry land and stroll through the heart of the old town. You will find local restaurants that will offer you to taste the local gastronomy, one of the best in France. The next day, you will have the choice between a day of idleness on the beaches bordering the city, or a more sporty program by taking advantage of the best hikes in the region, such as that of the Douaniers trail.

7. Ploumanac’h, France

Ploumanach' Pink granite coast - June weekend

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Choosing Ploumanc’h as a destination for a weekend in June means above all choosing the Côte de Granit Rose! The latter is without hesitation one of the most exotic destinations in France. Its coppery coast, its blocks of granite overlooking the sea, and its paths offering a feeling of freedom and calm will know how to disorient you the time of a short getaway. In addition, you can take advantage of a sea excursion to discover the 7 islands that line the coast of Brittany.

When you return from these excursions, you can revel in the charm of Ploumanac’h, recently voted France’s favorite village. Then take a bike ride through its narrow streets discovering typical Brittany houses, before stopping to taste the specialties of the region.

8. Hossegor, France

Visit the Landes

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It is with one of the most famous and renowned spots on the Landes coast that we end this selection of the best spots for your June getaways. Hossegor, located in New Aquitaine, is an ideal city to slip away for a weekend, and find yourself alone facing the sea on your surfboard. Although the hustle and bustle is palpable there in summer, the length of its beaches will always allow you to find an isolated corner where you can spend some quiet time with family or friends.

But the beaches are not the only activities to do in Hossegor, since the seaside resort will also allow you to access the large surrounding forests. That of the Landes, extending over several hectares, will be perfect for an after-lunch stroll, sheltered from the scorching sun of the hottest hours of the day.

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