10 Cheap Places to Travel That You Will Love

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If you can't currently think you can't afford to travel, let me just tell you that there are plenty of cheap places to travel!

There are vacation destinations for almost any budget!

These 10 travel destinations are budget-friendly, meaning they tend to be more affordable than your typical European or US city.

They are listed in no particular order. If you are looking for the cheapest destinations, make sure you read #1 and #9!

Cheap Places to Travel:

1. Prague, Czechia

10 Cheap Places to Travel

Prague is a beautiful and historic city with an exciting nightlife.

Like many European cities, Prague has many stunning churches, which are listed here.

One of the particularly impressive churches, is the Cathedral of St Vitus, St Wenceslas, and St Adalbert.

This cathedral is absolutely massive, and like most Gothic cathedrals, it drop-dead gorgeous!

Prague also has castles to tour and gardens to see.

And since the US dollar is stronger than the Czech Koruna, you can get great deals on hostels, hotels, food, and everything else!

Just remember, Prague is a city that attracts a good number of tourists, so many places will give you the option to pay in Czech Koruna, Euros, or US dollars. Always do the math to determine which currency is a better deal. Never just pay with US dollars to save your Czech Koruna for later because it might cost you more (like, a lot more)!

2. Tallinn, Estonia

10 Cheap Places to Travel

Tallinn is the capital of beautiful Estonia.

It has a sandy beaches, rich history, stunning gardens, and so much more.

Tallinn, like many European cities, has a long history that you can experience just by walking down the street.

However, while they embrace and celebrate their history, they continue build modern centers designed to impress.

While there, make sure you visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

This cathedral's architecture is a bit surprising the outside. In fact, you'd likely notice it, but you probably wouldn't identify it as a cathedral right away!

3. Montreal, Canada

10 Cheap Places to Travel

If you live in the US, you likely dream of going abroad to Europe (if you haven't already been). But, technically Montreal is abroad, and flights are shorter and cheaper to Canada than to Europe.

So what are you waiting for? Renew that passport!

Montreal is a unique city.

It is a melting pot of many cultures, and of course, has a lot of French influence, giving it a European feel.

While there, you must stop by the Biosphere, Environment Museum to see the huge futuristic sphere! I mean, it could be the perfect background for a great Instagram photo.

Unlike Prague, the Canadian dollar is stronger than the US dollar, which might make things feel more expensive.

You can still get some great deals on hotels and Airbnbs! And, just think about all of the money you'll save on airfare (compared to flying to Europe).

Here is a complete travel guide to Montreal created by the city itself!

4. La Paz, Bolivia

10 Cheap Places to Travel

Since La Paz is located in South America, the city is quite different from the previous three on this list.

La Paz was founded by the Spanish in 1548, which, for context, was around the the same time that St. Augustine, Florida was established by the Spanish in the US. (Here's a budget guide to St. Augustine!)

La Paz is a bustling city with a a huge outdoor market, which sells just about everything. Plus, there are plenty of historical building and churches to explore.

While the city is wonderful, you absolutely can't miss the country-side. The views are breathtaking.

Not sure what to see and do and La Paz? Check out this guide by The Guardian.

Currently, the US dollar is stronger than Bolivia's bolivianos, making this destination affordable!

5. Tasmania, Australia

10 Cheap Places to Travel

Even though the price of the plane ticket to Tasmania might be enough to make you pass out, you'd be surprised at how affordable this destination is once you arrive!

With tons of national parks to explore, you'll never have a boring day in Tasmania!

Park passes that are good for all of the national parks in Tasmania are only $60 per car, which covers up to 8 people! If you're only interested in visiting one park, they have a cost-effective ticket for that too!

One of the best ways to see Tasmania is to drive. Does the thought of planning a road trip itinerary make you cringe? Don't worry!

Tasmania's tourist board already did the hard work for you! Check out some of their suggested driving routes.

6. Cusco, Peru

10 Cheap Places to Travel

Cusco is a city that with plenty of ancient Inca ruins to explore.

In fact, you can visit Machu Picchu while you're there, which is definitely something that you can't miss!

There are other, less mainstream sites to see as well! You can explore the Sacsayhuamán and Qorikancha, which are Incan ruins, just like Machu Picchu! And even though they aren't as famous, they're still beautiful reminders of the Inca's history.

Peru's currency, Sol is not currently as strong as the US dollar, which will help make your trip more affordable!

7. Portsmouth, New Hampshire

10 Cheap Places to Travel

This is the first (and only) US destination included in the list.

It was difficult choosing only one US destination since there are so many wonderful ones that could have made this list.

But, there's just something about Portsmouth, New Hampshire that stood out to me.

I think it was the city's quiet, serene look, which is so different from every other destination on this list.

Just like any destination, you should take a moment to get to know it's history!

Then, with beaches, garden, lighthouses, bays, and more, you'll have a terrible time deciding what to do!

8. Crete, Greece

10 Cheap Places to Travel

Crete is Greece's largest island. (You didn't know you could travel to an island on a budget, did you?! 😉)

In Crete, you have access to some remarkable beaches that are nothing like what you can find in the US. Sorry, Florida.

Like all of the destinations on this list, Crete boasts a rich and long history. With many historical buildings and archaeological sites, there is so much to see! Plus, Crete has many beautiful castles to tour!

Crete has a lot of outdoor activities for you to enjoy, which is one reason this destination is so budget-friendly!

9. Luang Prabang, Laos

10 Cheap Places to Travel

This might just be the most budget-friendly destination on the list.

(Tip: Just make sure you check the how safe it is for you to visit before booking a trip!)

You can book a 3-star hotel room for at little at $10 per night. Rather stay in a 5-star hotel? No problem! You can stay in a 5-star hotel for at little at $74 per night. Yeah.

Not only is it inexpensive but it's a beautiful destination with plenty of fun things to do!

You can visit an elephant sanctuary, see Kuang Si Waterfall, climb Mount Phousi (which is supposedly not too difficult of a climb), visit the Tad Sae Waterfall, explore the Pak Ou Caves, and so much more! Read more about fun activities here.

Laos uses the Lao kip, which is much weaker than the US dollar, which is why you see the incredibly low hotel prices above.

10. St. Petersburg, Russia

10 Cheap Places to Travel

St. Petersburg is a massive city. It is actually the largest city (measured by landmass) in the world, which is pretty impressive.

It has many beautiful buildings with a unique and ornate architecture.

Many of the historical buildings display a look of grandeur, which makes for exciting site-seeing opportunities!

The city, as you might expect, doesn't seem to do anything small. Some of the most popular attractions in the city are quite large, which will definitely will make for an awe-inspiring vacation.

Recap

  • 1. Prague, Czechia

    Prague is a great city with a lot of history. It has the European feel (I mean, it’s in Europe after all) without the high price!

  • 2. Tallinn, Estonia

    You may not think of Estonia when you think of Europe, but you definitely should! This beautiful city has tons of history, culture, and art to offer any traveler.

  • 3. Montreal, Canada

    The flights to Montreal can be much cheaper than flights to Europe or South America if you’re flying out of the US! And, Montreal still has that European city vibe, so you’ll definitely feel like you’re in a far off place.

  • 4. La Paz, Bolivia

    La Paz is located in South America. It has a long history and a beautiful country-side that you must see!

  • 5. Tasmania, Australia

    If you can afford the plane ticket, you’ll find that the activities and accommodations in Tasmania are reasonably priced.

  • 6. Cusco, Peru

    You can visit an incredibly famous Inca ruin while staying in Cusco: Machu Picchu! Yeah, you can actually see Machu Picchu and other amazing Inca ruins on a budget!

  • 7. Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    Portsmouth has many reasonably priced Airbnbs and hotels. You can play at the beach or explore the coastline. There are plenty of relaxing things to do in this quaint city!

  • 8. Crete, Greece

    There are plenty of inexpensive and nice hotels in Crete. All you have to do is pick one, which might be difficult! There are many remarkable beaches and other outdoor activities for you to experience in Crete.

  • 9. Luang Prabang, Loas

    Luang Prabang is likely the least expensive city on this list, and it is perfect for those who love being outdoors!

  • 10. St. Petersburg, Russia

    St. Petersburg isn’t as inexpensive as it has been in previous years, but it’s still pretty easy to do on a budget! While hotels can be a little pricey, Airbnbs are much more affordable!

There you have it!

Those are 10 cheap places to travel that you're sure to love!

Looking for some vacation ideas in the US? Read about these 5 Florida vacation destination!

Where are you planning on traveling next?

Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,

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