Traveling can be expensive if you think of all the costs you might have – flights, transport, accommodation, food, and the list goes on. Gladly, there are spots that you do not need too much money for and we are highlighting the ones that seem to be most promising for a good trip. If you are looking for new and interesting but affordable travel ideas, check out the best budget travel destinations!
1. Thailand – Lamai
When you do a trip to Thailand, the most expensive part of your journey will probably be the flight. Therefore you can make the most of your trip by staying for at least three to four weeks because this way you will be able to even up the flight cost with the very cheap food and accommodation. For example, in Lamai on Koh Samui you will find beach bungalows for about 500 baht per night, which corresponds to about 11 EUR depending on the exchange rate, with extremely low priced food and public transport.
2. Greece – Ios
Just a few kilometres from the crowded and touristy Santorini you will find one of the best budget travel destinations in Europe: the island of Ios. It is almost as beautiful as Santorini with white houses stretching along the mountainside – but it is much cheaper. The hotels here start at very low rates and provide you with the best of the Greek cuisine. If you look for a Mediterranean experience at low cost, Ios is definitely worth checking out!
3. Thailand – Bangkok
The capital of Thailand is a melting pot for people from all over the world and offers a unique city trip experience. At the same time, you will easily find cheap accommodation and even the four star hotels often have special deals for as little as 20 Euros per night in a double bedroom and a refreshing pool on the rooftop. For a short-term city trip, Bangkok is therefore an extremely good destination to visit.
Nepal – Nagarkot
A flight to Nepal might be quite costly but still it is on our list of the best budget travel destinations. Like the previous destinations you will find high-quality accommodation and food for a low price that makes up for the expensive flight. The village of Nagarkot is especially interesting for this and gives you a deep impression on the Nepalese village life including stunning views of the mountainside, not too far away from the capital Kathmandu.
Morocco – Marrakesh
Marrakesh is a royal city with lively squares and beautiful gardens. Behind the red city walls, the Atlas Mountains rise into the sky, making it one of the best places to visit in Morocco. Even though the city might seem to be very luxurious, you will be able to find good accommodation for less than 100 euros per night.
Spain – Costa Brava
The Costa Brava is an ideal destination for a cheap and enjoyable holiday, only 40 minutes away from the Catalan capital Barcelona. Over 220km of coastal area the rocky landscape is likely to leave you stunned and make you come back again in the future. Especially in summer, the Costa Brava is a suitable travel destination with not too hot temperatures and beautiful beaches.
Tunisia – Monastir
Monastir is located on the east coast of Tunisia and was one of the first Arab settlements to be founded in the historic are of Ifriqiya. The mild climate and long history of Tunisia promise a relaxing and culturally rich holiday at very low cost!
Kazakhstan – Almaty
If you think Kazakhstan has nothing to offer except for the Borat movie, then you are very wrong! Almaty is a wonderful city with a traditional coffee house culture, a wild nightlife and a great view of the Tian Shan Mountains. During the day you can even explore the mountains even with skis! If you go to Kazakhstan you will easily find affordable places to stay at and can immerse yourself in nature easily, making it one of the best budget travel destinations.