Guide to June Travel in Eastern Europe

Mild weather is a big draw for visitors

View of Krakow from St.Mary's church
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June in Eastern Europe sees relatively warm, sunny weather and lots of visitors. Eastern Europe is also Northern Europe, so "warm" means not cold. It's similar to spring weather in much of the United States and cooler than June typically is across most of the country. Afternoon highs generally range in the 70s F. This means great weather for sightseeing, eating alfresco, and any other outdoor activities you might choose to do. But you should pack lightweight jackets or sweaters to layer on if needed—and you will definitely need a wrap at night. Plan your trip early if you want to travel during this popular month. June travel offers the opportunity to meet other travelers, explore cities on foot, and enjoy a variety of festivals and events.  

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    Prague Castle and City in Summer
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    Museum Night and a contemporary dance festival take place in June in Prague. But Prague is so lively during June, you won't have any trouble finding fun things to do from sun-up till sundown. The weather in Prague in June is mild and sunny, with an average high of 71 F, dipping to 51 F at night. That's perfect weather for sightseeing in this stunning city.

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    Budapest at night
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    Budapest takes advantage of summertime weather to host a variety of outdoor festivals that celebrate music and the performing arts. Stroll along the Danube River to relax after a day of sightseeing in summer weather that is as close to ideal as you can get: June temperatures average 77 F during the day and 57 F at night.

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    Castle Square and Royal Castle at sunset, Warsaw
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    Open-air music festivals and concerts fill Warsaw's June calendar. Visit Lazienki Park on Sunday to take in some Chopin or seek out the Mozart and jazz festivals if they're more your style. Its average daily highs of 70 F and nightly lows of 52 F make outdoor activities a pleasure.

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    Bratislava Castle with New Houses
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    Cultural Summer kicks off in June in Bratislava, where the temperatures range from lows of 55 F to pleasant highs of 75 F. The events incorporated into this months-long festival span music concerts and theater performances.

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    Men and woman in traditional dress playing instruments at the Midsummer's Day Celebration
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    Check out the Vilnius Festival for summertime entertainment. Vilnius' solstice, or St. John's Night, activities mirror those of Poland's and serve as reminders of pre-Christian rituals. You might need a sweater or wrap all the time in Vilnius; the June highs average 68 F, with lows of 52 F.

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    Pedestrian street on the Red Square listed as World Heritage by UNESCO
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    Russia Day and the Moscow International Film Festival are on for Moscow in June. Enjoy warm-weather days and pleasant nights during June in Moscow, with daily highs averaging 72 F and lows around 54 F.

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    View of Krakow from St.Mary's church
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    June is the first month of reliably warm weather in Krakow, and it attracts tourists to this Polish city in droves. You can expect afternoon highs of 77 F and lows at night of 59 F. ​Plenty of events are planned for this month, too; one of the biggest is the Krakow City Festival.