Let’s say what everyone is already thinking… Traveling is expensive! However, over the years we have discovered that it really doesn’t have to be like that. Some countries, even in Europe, can be the cheapest places in the world to travel on vacation. It’s not only about the cost of these goals, but also how far you can take your money.
We’ve put together Top Ten Cheapest Places to Travel, and tips that will help you along the way. Ready for your dream vacation.
Autumn promises milder temperatures, cool breezes, and an exodus of tourists in the high season, as well as beautiful autumn scenes when the leaves begin to change. During this season, you can easily experience both outdoor monuments and indoor museums.
A visit to Washington, D.C. This September should make a big difference in the average price of $355 in 2020. Fortunately, September is one of the best months to visit.
This ancient British city is located in the northwest of England, about 200 miles from the capital, London, famous for its ancient monuments. offers a lot of historical attractions, it is also quite cheap.
Accommodation: Guests can stay in bed and breakfast at James College for only £30 per night.
Foods: Breakfast in York is £1.30 and steak and chips £4.95
Cambodia is one of my favorite countries in the region: it is affordable, beautiful, and the locals are incredibly hospitable. You can get a private air-conditioned room for 20 USD, street food for $2, and transfer across the country for 20 USD. If you spend almost $50 a day, you live big. It is much cheaper than all its neighbors, just as beautiful and full of some of the nicest people in the world. It is one of the cheapest backpacker destinations in the world.
Although it was always a cheap country, the Indian rupee was high with 39 rupees per US dollar. Now you get 73 rupees per dollar, that’s almost 50 percent more money to travel. If you don’t book five-star resorts and only eat Western meals, it will be hard to spend $50 a day here. You can do it with $30 by staying at cheap guesthouses, taking seconds trains, and avoiding Western food. India is a cheap destination for backpackers – damn it a cheap destination – with a rich cultural history, first-class food, helpful and curious people, incredible regional diversity, great tea, and many things to do. It is a gigantic place that is best explored either on a big trip or in some smaller pieces. Either way, don’t miss India.
Not all euro countries are equal, and Portugal is one of the negotiating countries in the region and one of my favorites. I fell in love on the first visit to the country – how could I not, with beautiful beaches, wine country, stunning cliffs, delicious food, cheerful locals and historic cities at affordable prices. Portugal has become much more popular and crowded in recent years. Lisbon has become particularly expensive when people move there and prices rise. After all, it’s a great place! However, once you’re out of Lisbon, prices are still relatively cheap in comparison, even though the crowds are a little larger today.
On any ever-reported list about budget travel, Thailand is the place where it all started, so it has a special place in my heart. This is where I decided to quit my job and travel the world. I lived there. I loved it there. Thailand is amazing. With a decades-long tourist route, Thailand is in the heart of the backpack in Southeast Asia, and affordable guesthouses, food, local buses, and attractions can help you get between $25 and $30 per day. If you spend all your time on the islands and expensive accommodation, you expect to pay closer to $50 per day. But even at this price, Thailand remains one of the cheapest destinations in the world and should not be omitted.
Far East Europe (Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova) is the cheapest part of the continent. It is a sin that most people no longer visit this region. I lived like a king for less than $40 a day and paid $8 per night for a room in Ukraine, $1.50 for a liter of beer in Bulgaria, and a few dollars for transportation. Eastern Europe has the charm and beauty of the West without the high prices or hordes of tourists you will find in Paris, Prague or Barcelona. It’s not the impoverished ex-communist countries that most people still think for them. If you’re looking for something else off the beaten roads, come to this area of the world.
While it is an unlikely candidate to be on a list of “cheap destinations” because it is known to be incredibly expensive, Australia can also be incredibly cheap — if you know some tricks! With many work-sharing options, a budget spent backpackers trail, many Couchsurfing hosts, and affordable food, you can visit Australia on a budget. In addition, Australia has become cheaper thanks to the fall of the Australian dollar by 20%, which has reduced this price increase and has made Australia the cheapest in years.
Despite what you may have heard, American travelers can still visit Cuba, but not as tourists. The procedure for obtaining a travel visa is somewhat harder than in 2018, but the US government recognizes 11 authorized travel categories, and dedicated adventurers can still find their way to Havana. Of course, this can change at any time. Therefore, if you are planning a vacation in Cuba, you should leave while it is still possible. All American flights must arrive in Havana, and the city is affordable and beautiful. Excellent day excursion options from the capital are also available.
Quite a few South American countries deserve a place on this list, but Argentina is our best choice. In cities like Mendoza, travelers can enjoy world-famous wines at restaurants like Azafran, which we’ve covered in another piece all over the city. Be sure to bring a large amount of paper money with you, as changing exchange rates regularly can cause problems with electronic payments.
Flight to Argentina can be expensive compared to airfares to other cities from this list (flights from Chicago have an average of around 1,000 USD). Therefore, if you are planning a visit, use the above-mentioned flight tracking tools to find deals. Once you arrive, you’ll find affordable accommodation for $20 per night and more, and you can eat like kings on a relatively low budget.