June Travel Guide for Southeast Asia

Here are our recommendations for where to go and what to do during June in Southeast Asia.

Thailand

In the north rainy season is in full effect but will mostly consist of rain each day during mid to late afternoon downpours than often last only an hour or so before it starts to dry out again. Night-time storms also happen and can provide incredible light shows. Temperatures are in the low 30’s/86-91°F and pleasant at night.

Hot season in Bangkok with average temperatures hitting 31°C/88°F which can result in high humidity. Rainfall increases with June having rain on around 18 days and averaging 180mm through the month. Rain can be heavy at times.

On Koh Samui the temperatures increase a little but so does rainfall and the frequency and duration of rainfall will increase throughout the month.

On the Andaman Sea coast the south west monsoon hits the area from June to October when rainfall can hit highs of 350mm in a month. It’s not all bad though as the rain tends to fall in the late afternoon or early evening and the rest of the day could be bathed in hot sunshine as temperatures remain in the 30’s most of the day.

The birthday of the Queen of Thailand is a public holiday. Queen Suthida’s birthday is on 3rd June. The holiday is on the following Monday if the birthday falls on a weekend.

Visakha Bucha Day commemorates the three major events in the life of Buddha: his birth, his enlightenment, and his death. 15th May 2022 (holiday on the 16th), 5th May 2023 (holiday 5th June 2023), 22nd May 2024.

Picture Chiang Mai, Thailand. Credit Flyingdog Travel

Malaysia

An excellent time to visit the east coast with dry, sunny weather the norm and excellent snorkelling and scuba diving conditions.

The west coast islands can see heavy downpours but also outside of those there will be hot, humid, sunny weather.

Agong’s Birthday celebrates the Malaysian King’s Birthday. 6th June 2022, 5th June 2023, 3rd June 2024.

Hari Raya Haji is the Malaysian name for the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha. 9th July 2022, 28th June 2023, 17th June 2024.

There are a number of regional holidays in Malaysia during June.

Picture Sabah, Malaysia. Credit Hugo D on Unsplash

Cambodia

Rainy season throughout Cambodia but are often in short, heavy showers with pleasant weather at other times if you can cope with the high temperatures. A good time to visit Angkor Wat as the crowds will be significantly lower.

The King’s Mother Birthday on 18th June celebrates the birth of Norodom Monineath Sihanouk. The holiday is on the following Monday if the birthday falls on a weekend.

Picture Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Credit Flyingdog Travel

Vietnam

In the north rainy season is in full flow and the risk of typhoons increases. Temperatures can be unbearably hot at times.

Dry season is in full effect in central areas but temperatures start to creep higher and can reach average highs of 35°C/95°F.

In the south of Vietnam rainfall increases throughout June and temperatures are consistently hot.

Picture Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Credit Taylor Simpson on Unsplash

Singapore

There is not really a bad time to visit Singapore, June is within the Southwest Monsoon but any rainfall tends to be in short, sharp showers.

Hari Raya Haji is celebrated by Muslims around the world to remember Ibrahim’s willingness to be obedient to Allah to sacrifice his own son Ishmael. 9th July 2022, 28th June 2023, 17th June 2024.

Picture Super Tree Grove, Singapore. Credit Coleen Rivas on Unsplash

Indonesia

An excellent time to visit Indonesia with temperatures a little higher and still sunny and dry. Peak time for snorkelling, scuba diving and mountain trekking.

Pancasila Day is an official public holiday in Indonesia, 1st June.

Picture Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia. Credit Ella Hanson on Unsplash

Philippines

Rainfall and frequency increases from a north to south direction. Heavy rains can cause flooding and landslides. Humidity is still high and it is the start of the typhoon season.

12th June is Independence Day in the Philippines and commemorates the Philippines’ declaration of independence from Spanish colonial rule.

Eidul Adha is a Muslim celebration that commemorates the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca). 9th July 2022, 28th June 2023, 16th June 2024.

Picture Small Lagoon, Philippines. Credit Jules Bss on Unsplash

Laos

Rain increases further especially in the south but still short, sharp showers in the most part surrounded by sunny, blue skies. Average temperatures are still relatively high.

1st June is Children’s Day in Laos. 

Picture Thakhek, Laos


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