Are you torn between wanting to save money and traveling the world? The good news is that you don’t need to break the bank to travel. If you get creative with your travel style and locations, then it is possible to travel for around $10 a day. You don’t need to spend a fortune to travel, choose your destination wisely and you’ll be on your travels before you know it.
Some of the places listed you might automatically think of when you think of cheap or budget travel, but some locations might not come to mind. If you’re looking for inspiration on fun but cheap places to travel in 2019 then read the top ten cheap destinations below.
Croatia is becoming more and more associated with cheap travel destinations because it is more affordable than the surrounding countries. Traveling around the country you’ll come across charming little coastal towns surrounded by Roman ruins like the Coliseum in Pula and Vast national parks. One of the most famous national parks is Plitvice, but if your looking for a wilder adventure check out some of the less visited parks.
You can travel around the cities in Croatia for around $40 per day including accommodation. Some of the cites will cost more and so will some of the more popular islands. Croatia is surrounded by over 1,200 islands, some are very popular with tourists but if you look in the right places, you’ll come across a few hidden gems. Try visiting during winter or spring for cheaper prices on accommodation and food as summer time will be more expensive.
If you are looking to take a trip to South America, then why not visit Argentina. Argentina is vibrant and energetic with many different cities and towns to explore. A diverse and stunning natural landscape to see and fine wine to drink. The airfare is most likely to be the most expensive part of your trip but once you are in Argentina you can travel around for very cheap.
Depending on how you like to travel you could spend anywhere from $30 a day to $50 a day covering accommodation and food. There is so much to do for Argentina, you won’t have time to rest! Visit some of the wine vineyards and try some homemade wine, Argentina is the sixth largest wine producing country, so wine is a specialty. One spectacular to behold is Iguazu Falls, a huge waterfall in Nahuel Huapi natural park. Here you can hike along the falls or take part in water sports. If water sports aren’t really your thing, why not visit Ushuaia and take part in some exciting winter sports on the Glacier or try your luck at seeing some seals or orcas in the ocean.
Due to economic issues recently, Turkey is the perfect cheap destination to visit in 2019. With such a rich culture and history, you can spend your days discovering Roman ruins, bazaars and caves cities. Turkey is home to one of the oldest civilizations, with so much culture, art and history to take in you won’t know where to start. You can also take part in classic cooking classes, visiting the local markets, pottery making classes, horseback riding, and even hot-air balloon riding.
You can sleep soundly in a cozy accommodation from prices that start at $5 per night to $100 per night, the price you pay depends on the type of accommodation you prefer and which city you decide to stay in. Some popular cities to visit would be Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Ephesus. One of the most popular tourist actives is the hot-air balloon ride over UNESCO World Heritage site. This can be quite expensive but look for different deals online and with tour companies to catch a good deal but it is definitely a spectacle you shouldn’t miss!
A popular choice for cheap travel is Cambodia in South East Asia. For many backpackers, this is a must-visit destination for its beauty but also, it’s the cheap cost of living. Here you can eat a nice meal for around a dollar, a cold beer for 20 cents and stay in a dorm room for a couple of dollars. If you are looking for a bit of luxury, then you could stay in a 5-star hotel for less then $50 per night.
Beaches to relax on, humid jungles to explore and temples to discover, Cambodia is a great choice for a cheap and enjoyable destination. One of the main tourists’ attractions being Angor Wat in Siem Reap, a huge, impressive temple that was once the heart of an ancient empire. If you’re looking for a temple with fewer tourists and costs less money, then check out Banteay Chhmar located by the Thai border.
Georgia is a versatile county covered in snowy mountains and vineyards. If you have a passion for hiking, cycling, skiing, rafting or wine you will fall in love with Georgia. As well as the jaw-dropping natural scenery, Georgia also has incredible food. The cuisine is diverse and delicious. One way to feel a part of the Georgia culture is to try the local food, foods such as Khinkali (dumplings) which are very popular and shouldn’t be missed.
If you’re looking to travel but don’t want to spend too much money, then Georgia is the place for you. An average meal in Georgia can cost around 10 GEL which comes to about $3.70! You can stay in very nice guesthouses around Georgia for $10 a night. The people of Georgia are very hospitable and friendly and will try to make your stay a memorable experience. At the moment Georgia is very untouched by tourists so you will experience a very authentic feel while you visit and will be helping to grow their economy.
Malaysia is a very interesting country, with spectacular landscapes, delicious food, and exciting cities. Malaysia is relatively cheap to travel to due to fewer tourists and backpackers compared to surrounding countries such as Thailand. If you stay in guest houses or hostels and eat the street food, you could easily get by spending less than $30 per day. If your looking to treat yourself to a nice hotel, 4 and 5-star hotels are available for half the price they would cost in the Western world. You can even take a 5-hour bus journey for less than $10!
There are lots of cheap activates to do in Malaysia such as scuba diving. This doesn’t have to be expensive, do your research and you could be diving for the cost of $20 which is amazing value. You can even get your PADI diver certificate from between $50-$100, which is a great price, If you don’t want to stay on the beach then Malaysia has plenty of cities on offer such as Kuala Lumpur.
If you love the vibe of big cities then you’ll adore Kuala Lumper, so many activate and sights to see such as the Petronas Twin Towers, the rainbow steps at Batu caves, Sunway Lagoon, and China town. Kuala Lumpur can be slightly more expensive then the surrounding cities due to its popularity, but you will still be able to find some lovely hotels or guest houses to sleep in and you can’t not try the street and market food! You won’t know what you’ve been missing until you try Malaysian street food.
The Philippines are one of the most popular destinations in South East Asia, known around the world for its idyllic beaches, friendly locals, crazy parties and cheap prices. The Philippines has one of the largest groupings of islands with over seven thousand islands. This gives you many opportunities to explore and find hidden gems and quiet beaches. There are many amazing cities and towns to explore, one popular city is Manila. If your looking to travel cheaply then don’t stay in Manila for too long as it is more expensive due to its popularity with tourists.
If you are wanting to spend some time shopping then check out SM City North EDSA in Quexon City, this is the biggest mall in South East Asia! If you prefer to be at one with nature then your in the right place, Philippines is home to nearly 200 different mammal species, hundreds of birds and even whale sharks can be found here. Go for a hike over one of the many volcanoes in the Philippines or explore the caves and giant waterfalls.
The Philippines is cheap if you like rum as one whole bottle will only cost you $1. If you’re looking for a cute little bungalow on the beach, you can expect to pay around $30 per night, you can find accommodation for less or more it just depends on the level of comfort you are wanting and how much you are willing to pay! Public transport and flights around the country and islands are also very cheap so you’ll be able to explore even more on your trip. If you’re looking for a stunning and cheap destination to travel to then The Philippines is definitely worth considering.
A lot of people might not have heard of The Gambia, it’s the smallest country in Africa. The Gambia is home to stunning beaches and untouched jungles. If you love wildlife, then why not visit the Chimp Rehabilitation Centre in the River Gambia National Park. Here you will be able to watch primates in their natural habitat and help towards the conservation causes. The Gambia is relatively cheaper compared to the more popular African countries such as South Africa or Kenya. The Gambia is still relatively untouched by tourists, this means you’ll be able to have more of traditional and cultural experience and accommodation and food are much cheaper.
The Gambia has accommodation suited to everyone, whether you are looking for 5-star luxury or something a bit more unique like a floating lodge on the River Gambia or an Eco-retreat. You will find the perfect accommodation for you at a good price, look around in some of the different cites to find even better deals. The Gambia has something enjoyable for everyone be it relaxing on the isolated beaches, exploring the local markets or hiking through the giant national parks, the Gambia should be on your bucket list.
Greece is a very popular holiday destination, this is because of its warm weather, breath-taking landscapes, world-famous archaeological sites, and its rich culture. Greece might not be the first place that pops into mind when thinking about cheap travel destinations, but it can be, it all depends on your travel style. If you don’t mind staying in dorm rooms and eating the yummy street food, then you can easily survive on less than $30 a day.
If you prefer a more luxurious type of travel and don’t mind spending money on activities and miscellaneous then you can travel around Greece from $70 up to $200. It depends completely on you, choosing a guest house over a hotel will be cheaper and avoiding the main tourist cites will also save you money. If you are looking to do a few activities in one day like museums and archaeological sites then book them as a tour, most of the time you can find cheap tour deals for popular attractions.
Although the destinations mentioned above are relatively cheap to travel to, the price really depended on you. Flights are normally the most expensive part of a trip, so book your tickets in advance and check out comparative sights such as Skyscanner to catch some good deals.
The main way people are able to travel cheaply is by backpacking. This refers to sleeping in hostels, eating the local food, using local transport and avoiding expensive tours and activates. If you are wanting to travel cheaply but include a bit of luxury into your stay, then check out B&B’s and budget hotels to save money.
Before you travel, make a list of the cites and activates you really want to include in your trip, then do your research. Find good deals and make a budget for yourself that way you won’t cut yourself short on funds but most importantly enjoy yourself.