Book Your Next Trip At One Of These 10 Shockingly Affordable International Destinations
By Kelsey Marie
Choosing a travel destination while on a budget takes a lot of research and often results in us sticking to travel destinations in the United States. However, it is still very possible to travel internationally at the same cost as it is domestically.
The best international destinations to travel to are the ones that are least-visited, making them cheaper, yet great if you don’t want to be amongst a copious amount of tourists.
Traveling to these destinations is also best during the off-season, allowing you to get the most authentic experience.
The following international destinations are shockingly affordable.
Travel to Tunisia to get Meditteranean beach access and vibes for a low price. Since the terrorist attacks in 2015 happened, Tunisia has been working on becoming a tourist-friendly country.
According to Kayak, the cheapest month to travel to this destination is in February. You can snag a roundtrip flight for less than $600 and a hotel room for less than $200 per night.
Panama City, Panama
The capital city of Panama is a great place to get a true taste of Panamanian culture. Visit the old colonial quarter and stroll its cobblestone streets. Have an amazing dinner at one of the many restaurants offering Panamanian cuisine and end the night with a cocktail.
If you’re looking for a getaway in nature, visit the rainforest which is easy to get to from Panama City.
To get the best deal, travel in October when a roundtrip flight is less than $600, and a hotel stay is around $111 per night.
The Grenadines isn’t a popular Caribbean destination, but it is definitely a hidden gem.
Travel in January to The Grenadines and you’ll be greeted by empty beaches and beautiful scenery. New hotels are constantly opening and it’s only a matter of time before tourists start flocking to this Caribbean destination.
Roundtrip flights cost around $700, and a hotel stay averages at $240 per night.
Toronto is a bustling city filled with an array of cultures, cuisines, and places to explore. Depending on where you reside in the U.S., Canada is only a short trip away.
If you visit in November, you can find roundtrip flights for less than $220. A hotel room will run you about $200 per night.
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guatemala is rebuilding its tourism industry after enduring the deadliest volcano explosion of the century which resulted in 25 people being killed and 300 injured.
Head to this beautiful country to explore Mayan ruins, mountains, and jungles.
Travel in September to Guatemala City and snag a roundtrip ticket for $413. A hotel room comes in as a steal at $99 per night.
Hoi An, Vietnam
This city was recently named the best city in the world by Travel + Leisure. With buildings dating back to the 15th century, this city has an ancient charm unline anyone else in the world.
Travel in November for roundtrip flights under $900, and hotels stays under $115 per night.
Etyek may not be as popular as Budapest but it certainly has a lot to offer. It is often referred to as the “vineyards of Budapest” because the area has been producing grapes for champagne, chardonnay, and sauvignon blanc since the 18th century.
A round trip flight in January will cost around $632 and a hotel room comes in for less than $100 per night.
This island is famous for its 18th-century wine also named Madeira. Sip on this exquisite wine while taking in the surrounding beauty of its coast.
Travel in February when you can get a flight for around $640 and a hotel room for $100 per night.
Paris is obviously the most popular city for tourists in France but Alsace is where the French locals go for a getaway. There is architecture dating back to the 13th century, world-renowned wine caves and amazing French food.
Head to Alsace in January for roundtrip flights under $700 and hotel rooms under $200 per night.
Travel to the capital city of Erevan where the city is inviting and there a luxury hotel scene. Head to the countryside and experience Khor Virap, a monastery dating back over 2,500 years.
Roundtrip flights to Armenia in March cost around $860 with hotel costs coming in at only $95 per night.
Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie