Gone are the days where an affordable trip is one that is close to home. These days, you can find incredible destinations that are not only realistic, but are surprisingly affordable. As the world continues to become more connected, these trips are becoming more and more manageable. The trick is to know when to look. Here are some of the most incredible destinations and when the best time is to book them.
There’s a great reason why even locals love traveling to Alsace, it is absolutely stunning. The nearby village of Kaysersberg was voted the French’s favorite local village. Here you’ll find 13th century architecture, delicious Alsatian cuisine, and incredible wine caves.
The best time to book a trip is in March, where you’ll find flights to Strasbourg for about $700 round trip. Hotels are also the least expensive in this month, with a three might stay costing about $94.
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and is located on the east coast. It’s known as the country’s capital of design and you can witness that yourself at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, as well as the Institute of Modern Art. Of course Brisbane is a fantastic destination to take in local wildlife. You can visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you’ll be able to see over 130 types of animals.
Visiting Bsibane is cheapest in May, where you can find round trip flights from Los Angeles for about $700. Hotel prices in May come out to about $82 per night.
Portugal is known for its natural beauty that will take your breath away. Maderia is an ancient archipelago that features miles of rugged coastlines all along the Atlantic. Visiting Madeira is most affordable in February, where they’re typically $100 cheaper than usual and hotels cost about $101 a night.
Budapest gets all of the attention when people come to visit Hungary. While it is a fantastic city, there are also some wonderful other places to visit in Hungary, and Etyek is one of them. About 18 miles away from the city, this region produces grapes and of course wine. Several films were filmed here like The Martian, Blade Runner 2049, and The Borgias. The best time to visit is in October, where a round trip flight will cost about $790. Hotels average at about $69 a night.
Hoi An, Vietnam
The charming town of Hoi An, Vietnam has plenty to offer. It’ll take you back to the 15th century as it is filled with shrines, pagodas, and tea houses. The locals are so friendly, you can ask for genuine recommendations for the best silk items and banh mi in town. In November, you can find flights direct to Da Nang Airport, which is about a 45 minutes drive to Hoi An. Three star hotels here cost about $72 per night.