Travelling in this period can put a bit of a stretch on your wallet but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible or can’t be done. Travelling is an adventure and adventures do not need to depend on your spending power, you can travel on a budget.
We have compiled the top 10 destinations you can visit and have lots of fun without spending so much, that’s the dream right.
- Lisbon, PortugalLisbon offers a good mix of museums, historic buildings, eclectic music and nightlife, and squares and cafés to watch the world go by. It had this old, gritty feeling that gave it tons of character. Plus, it is much less than many other European destinations, with budget accommodation clocking in around $30.
- Bucharest, Romania
With several centuries of architecture in Bucharest, there is an interesting display of old and new here. There are plenty of museums, cemeteries, historical sites to explore, plus wild nightlife and cheap, hearty food to be found! A go-to spot for digital nomads, it’s a city on the rise. For lovers of TBoss in #BBNaija, this should be on your list.
- Crete, Greece
The largest island in Greece, Crete is great for those looking to party on a budget, as it offers an array of clubs and restaurants with affordable prices. With idyllic beaches, there are lots of low cost lodging options, making it a steal when compared to the more well-known areas of Athens and Santorini.
- Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia
Australia has never looked better for travel from a budget perspective. Flight prices have plummeted and the Aussie dollar is much weaker, meaning travelers can get way more bang for their buck. Competition is also helping to lower the prices of accommodation, tours and eating out.
Burleigh has the best of Australia wrapped up in one small bohemian beachside town. The natural beauty of the beaches, national parks and nearby hinterland provides plenty to do without spending a lot of money. It has a flourishing coffee, food and craft beer culture, making it a hip place for both young and old travelers.
- Cairo, Egypt
Thanks to political unrest and fluctuating currencies, the cradle of civilization is as cheap as it will ever be. You can get tremendous value especially on top end hotels and tours.
- Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Bolivia is one of the most beautiful and underrated destinations in the world is cheap, fun, easy and well worth acclimating to the altitude for the views and amazing photos. Do it for the gram!
- Antigua, Guatemala
There are lots of reasons to love amazing Antigua. But if you’re looking for a budget vacation in Central America with a generous dose of culture, this is it.
You can find relatively low cost accommodation, transport and food is cheap, and there’s no shortage of amazing cultural events like Semana Santa – the world’s largest Easter celebration.
- Tbilisi, Georgia
Poland and Czech Republic are better known as budget travel destinations in Europe, but Georgia has lots to offer in terms of architecture and history. Photo credit: Two Monkeys Travel.
A country usually overlooked as a budget travel destination in favor of more famous names like Czech Republic or Poland, we found Georgia to be one of the most interesting places we’ve ever visited.
In Tbilisi, beautifully preserved orthodox churches and medieval style architecture are punctuated by recent modern architectural landmarks. The Georgian food is truly amazing and the most surprising element of our stay, with far more fresh vegetables and unique flavors than we ever expected.
- Trencin, Slovakia
A beautiful small town under the shadow of a medieval, castle. A lovely place to visit for less in Europe.
- Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
This small island is not very touristy and cheap in comparison to many other places in the Caribbean. From beaches to restaurants to diving, it is an adventure-lovers dream.