Budget travel destinations are scattered all across the world and honestly, it doesn’t require much effort to find them. Whether you’re in Europe, Asia or North America, there are always budget travel destinations you can visit when you’re hunting for affordable places.
One of the common questions we get is where in the world can I travel on a tight budget?
While it’s common to convert your currency in exchange to other currencies, you’d be surprised to know that even countries we think of as expensive are quite budget-friendly, only if you’re smart enough to know certain tips and tricks. Trust me, no destination is really ever “too expensive, unless and until you spend extravagantly on hotels, food, trips, flights, etc.
Been traveling countless countries around the globe over the past decade to make the fair decision regarding cheap travel destinations and here are my top picks for getting the most value for your money, meeting friendly locals and travelers, eating well, and having fun while enjoying your holiday destinations.
Vietnam has long been regarded as the best budget travel destination for having the most sensational scenery and diversified culture. The country boasts rich history and heritage that is often overlooked by travelers. When visiting, you will experience rice terraces, high mountains, pivoted roads, and locals who uphold rich cultural festivities.
All in all, you can easily find accommodation costing you somewhere between $10-$15 per night and dorms can even be rented between $5-$10 per night. Moreover, commuting is also reasonable, making it the cheapest place to travel.
Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal and offers a great blend of historic monuments, museums, ecstatic nightlife and musical orchestra. The city is filled with cafes around each square building, giving you a different experience at each corner. Lisbon possesses an old true to life feeling that has tourists in complete awe.
What’s interesting is that Lisbon is an ideal vacation spot for those individuals who want to unravel the European countries. And more, it is cheaper than many other European destinations making it perfect for those who seek a budget trip.
Bucharest, in southern Romania, is the country’s capital and its commercial hub. Its famous monument is the gigantic, communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building, which hosts 1,100 rooms.
Additionally, the city embraces a great deal of galleries, memorial parks, ancient sites to discover, along with ludicrous nightlife, cheap and taste-rich food making it one of the best budget travel destination. The city is a must visit vacation spot for wanderers who like exploring and unraveling what the destination has to offer.
Cape Point, South Africa
Cape Point is a rugged and attractive sight that is home to African penguins at Boulder Beach and Cape Point National Park.
Cape Point is the most southwestern point of Africa. One can take an affordable day trip there from Cape Town with a hop on, hop off tour-bus. For 500 Rand or $35 for a full day, this tour is a must do in 2017.
Crete is the largest island in Greece which is ideal for a budget travel destination. It offers an array of clubs and restaurants along with other affordable places to visit around. With wonderful beaches, you’ll come across numerous vacation spots at low cost.
Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia
Australia, the kangaroo state, now attracts even more people from around the world as flight prices have plunged and the Aussie currency is depreciated against many other currencies. This gives a good budget to many travelers as they get good value for their money. Moreover, increased competition has led to reduced prices of accommodation, exploring destinations and trying out new eateries.
Moab is a city in eastern Utah. Moab has long been a gateway to gigantic red rock formations in Arches National Park which is breathtaking to experience. What’s interesting is that dinosaur tracks are scattered all across the sites like Bull Canyon Overlook and Copper Ridge. The city is filled with numerous collections dinosaur bones and archaeological artifacts in museums.
The best thing about Moab is that it is sited at the very heart of beautiful wilderness which you spend a few days exploring. The only thing you must have is a true sense of adventure and an energetic soul to make the most of it. You can rent an RV and fulfill your passion while on the road. Furthermore, an RV will prove to be cost effective as compared to hotels.
Every country has its own traits and secrets. While Honduras has a reputation of being a dangerous country, people still enjoy traveling there as it’s got a beautiful nature, history and rich culture. While crime can be found in various parts of the world, Copan is no different but it doesn’t really affect the vacation spots as much as the media would portray it.
Copan resides on high altitude which provides fresh, cool air and mountainous landscapes which are home to the best Mayan ruin sites outside of Mexico. The place has a natural and wild feel which stands it out when compared with other countries.
Ecuador, South America
Ecuador, named after equator is quiet an incredible country. It has the Andes Mountains, islands and the Amazon rainforest. Not to mention, beautiful colonial towns and a great place to surf. What’s best is they readily accept dollars.
Poland, Eastern Europe
Love nightlife? Poland it is then! Poland is an eastern European country situated on the Baltic Sea famous for its old-fashioned buildings and infrastructure. The old town is surrounded by fabulous restaurants, shopping areas, hostels at affordable prices, offering a great history of the country and an amazing weather.