Now that spring has official sprung, it’s only common sense that our thoughts will begin to turn toward summer. And with summer comes the possibility of taking an amazing vacation to some far-flung destination. However, if you’re like many travelers, there’s one thing that always seems to put a damper on plans for summer vacation fun… It can get really expensive really quickly!
That’s why it’s always good to know where the best destinations are for budget-conscious travelers. Now, these destinations aren’t just towns in the middle of nowhere that no one has ever heard of. In fact, some of the destinations, which we’re going to share with you below, are some of the most famous places on the planet. It just so happens that you don’t have to take out a second mortgage on your house in order to visit them!
So, what are the best 20 summer destinations for the budget-conscious traveler? That’s exactly what we’re going to explore below. So, check these places out, and maybe save a little bit on your summer vacation in the process.
The German city has a tendency to fly under the radar of most world travelers, something you can take advantage of!
Here’s a place where you can sample the local culture, flavors and smells, all without having to bust open the piggybank.
A beautiful tropical paradise that one can reach in a fraction of the travel time and a fraction of the price.
For an experience that’s going to change your life and that won’t set you back, try backpacking through India.
5. Cusco, Peru
Peru is an amazing place to visit, and the city of Cusco is a cheap and central place from which you can explore much of it!
With the volume of resorts and hotels here, there’s always a good deal to be found no matter where in Mexico you’d like to go.
This Romanian city has many nooks and crannies to check out, and it won’t set you back too much while you’re exploring.
You can think of this is the more affordable alternative to Costa Rica that still offers everything you’d want from Costa Rica.
Forget the Great Barrier Reef and check out the one off the coast of Belize, which is the second largest in the world.
A beautiful old Spanish city, there’s plenty to see and do here that’s not going to break your bank account.
A beautiful Greek Isle, there are plenty of things one can do here that won’t break your budget!
Alternatively, if you’re looking to scratch your Greek Isles itch, then the island of Corfu could also be a great budget-conscious destination.
The capital of Portugal, this old port city has many sights, sounds and flavors that will delight the budget-conscious traveler.
If you want a unique experience, try taking a vacation in Chile’s capital Santiago, where things are inexpensive and the food is delicious.
15. Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
A place that’s fun and perfect for the backpacking traveler, you’ve got to check out the natural splendor of Ko Phi Phi!
16. South Africa
Wine enthusiasts will find plenty to love about a trip to South Africa, where a glass of locally made wine is always inexpensive.
Tourists are increasingly discovering the natural beauty of Albania, which means it won’t be a cheap destination for much longer!
Those who aren’t afraid of backpacking and hostels will find its incredibly easy and cheap to get around Vietnam and explore.
19. Buenos Aires
Prices here have come down here in recent years, making now the perfect time to check out this beautiful city.
20. Budapest, Hungary
One of the cheapest places you can go in Europe, there is much to see, do, eat and drink here. You won’t be bored in the least!