25 Cheapest Places to Travel to in 2020

25 Cheapest Places to Travel to in 2020

Looking to plan a vacation in 2020? Well, you’re in luck. According to a report conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), travel prices will level off in 2020, making it easier to plan budget friendly getaways. Take advantage of stabilizing travel costs by checking out the 25 cheapest places to travel to in 2020.

1. UYUNI, BOLIVIA 

Ever considered checking out South America? Well, besides some of the other popular destinations such as Argentina, Chile, and Peru, if you’re on a budget, Bolivia is a great choice. With an average tourist spend of about $30 a day, Uyuni, Bolivia is an excellent spot to take in the South American culture on a budget, but you have to be down for an adventure, and you must be willing to chop it up with the locals.

Other budget friendly cities: La Paz, Potosi, Sucre
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $30 (cut costs even more by walking)
Recommended sites: Salt Flats, Laguna Colorada, Train Graveyard
Comparable U.S. city: Albuquerque, New Mexico

2. DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 

If you enjoy beach parties while surrounded by beautiful turquoise water, then Croatia is a cheap place to travel when you’re on a budget. With an array of things, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities for those of you who enjoy immersing yourself in your surroundings.

Other budget friendly cities: Mostar, Hvar Island, Tirana
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $40
Recommended sites: Museum of Broken Relationships,
Comparable U.S. city: Ventura, California

3. SAURAHA, NEPAL

If you enjoy colder climates and like to trek, then Nepal is one of the cheapest places to visit in the world. To make your trip affordable, skip the upscale hotels, and spend your time with the locals in cities like Sauraha where a private room can run you as little as $2 a night. However, be conscious of where you get food. While Nepalese street food is inexpensive, it may not be the best option for health reasons. Many travelers recommend snagging a home cooked meal in a local cafe instead.

Other budget friendly cities: Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $28
Recommended sites: Annapurna Mountain Range, Chitwan National Park, Tharu Village
Comparable U.S. city: Salt Lake City, Utah

4. DON DET, LAOS

Laos is another place to travel for cheap. Known for beautiful mountains, lush jungles, and friendly locals, and its laid-back atmosphere, Laos has an array of budget friendly activities to partake in for those seeking a little outdoor adventure.

Other budget friendly cities: Don Det, Pakse, Wat Phu, Vientiane, Vang Vieng
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $30
Recommended sites: Kuang Si Waterfalls, Mekong river, Khmer Temple
Comparable U.S. city: Oahu, Hawaii

5. TBILISI, GEORGIA

Georgia is one of those underrated, mostly forgotten about European countries that is easily one of the cheapest travel destinations in the world. Staying in a hostel in Tbilisi is very cost efficient, and couch surfing is gaining in popularity (Georgians are very hospitable). Additionally, eating in local restaurants can cost as little as $3.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Batumi, Kutaisi
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $30
Recommended sites: Vardzia, Old Town in Tbilisi, the Kura River, Ivari Monastery
Comparable U.S. city: Idaho Falls, Idaho

6. MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

If you’re seeking year-round sunshine, great food and a place to travel for cheap, then you definitely should check out what Morocco has to offer.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Rabat, Volubilis
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $40
Recommended sites: Majorelle Garden, The Saadian Tombs, The Hammams
Comparable U.S. city: Oro Valley, Arizona

7. NEGRIL, JAMAICA

From Seven Mile Beach to deep sea fishing in the Caribbean Sea, there’s an endless amount of activities to partake in when traveling on a budget in Negril. With delicious food and great hospitality, Negril is easily a favorite spot for travelers to the Caribbean.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Kingston, Montego Bay, Mandeville
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $75
Recommended sites: YS Falls, Dunns River Falls, Seven Mile Beach
Comparable U.S. city: Honolulu

8. VANCOUVER, CANADA

Located on the Canadian west coast, Vancouver is one of those popular tourist attractions that happens to be a cheap place to travel. Whether visiting Granville Island or mountain biking on the north shore, you can have fun on a budget In Vancouver. While Vancouver is on the higher end of our travel while on a budget list, it’s still a cost-efficient destination for North America.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Burnaby, Surrey, Victoria
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $150
Recommended sites: Christ Church Cathedral, Stanley Park, GMS Observatory
Comparable U.S. city: Seattle, Washington

9. OAXACA CITY, MEXICO

Whether exploring the Zocalo or visiting the Templo de Santo Domingo, Oaxaca City is a favorite destination for tourists on a budget. For about $40 a day per person, you can get a good meal, do some sightseeing, and have a decent night’s rest after the adventure.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Capulálpam de Méndez, Mazunte, San Pablo Villa de Mitla
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $40
Recommended sites: Botanical Gardens, Museum of Cultures, Monte Alban
Comparable U.S. city: Pueblo, New Mexico

10. ACCRA, GHANA

As the capital city of Ghana, many would think Accra would be an expensive tourist destination. Surprisingly, Accra makes our list of cheap places to fly to thanks to a cost per day of about $25. With tourists’ favorite sites such as the W.E.B. Dubois Center, shopping at the Makola Market, and a busy nightlight, you’ll definitely get more bang for your buck in Accra.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Kumasi, Cape Coast, Sunyani
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $25
Recommended sites: Labadi Pleasure Beach, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Aburi Botanical Gardens, National Museum of Ghana
Comparable U.S. city: Philadelphia, PA

11. KIRUNA, SWEDEN

If you like the cold and you want to see the northern lights, then the best place to visit to see them up close is in Kiruna at the Abisko National Parkway. You can also take part in fun activities like mountain climbing and boating.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Jukkasjärvi, Torne Valley, parts of Stockholm
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $45
Recommended sites: Mt. Kebnekaise, Stockholm’s Archipelago, Uppsala Castle
Comparable U.S. city: Anchorage, Alaska

12. BOLOGNA, ITALY

Bologna is another city that is not the cheapest on our list but still serves as an affordable travel destination for tourists on a budget in comparison to many other European cities. Known for its beauty and delicious cuisine, Bologna is a great budget friendly city to visit any time of the year.

Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $135
Recommended sites: Piazza Maggiore, Certosa Cemetery, Villa Ghigi
Comparable U.S. city: New York, New York

13. GRANADA, NICARAGUA

As the sixth most populated city in Nicaragua, Granada is known for its rich colonial heritage and its Moorish and Andalusian influence--reflected in its culture and architecture. Located in Central America, Granada is a definite must for budget conscious travelers.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Boaca, Managua, Masaya
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $33
Recommended sites: San Francisco Church and Museum, Central Park, Guadalupe Park
Comparable U.S. city: Pocono Mountains, United States

14. BRASOV, ROMANIA

Forget what you heard about Romania (think Dracula), it’s nowhere near as scary as the stories make it seem. With its beautiful medieval towns, ancient churches, and breathtaking mountain range, you don’t have to spend much for a good time. Hang out with the locals, grab a delicious bite to eat, and take advantage of a good night’s rest in an inexpensive B&B to see why Brasov makes it as one of our cheapest places to visit.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Cluj Napoca, Sibiu
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $40
Recommended sites: Transylvania region, Piața Sfatului, Tampa Mountain, Black Church
Comparable U.S. city: Newport, Rhode Island

15. YEREVAN, ARMENIA

If you enjoy small city life filled with history and culture, then Yerevan is a great place to visit for cheap. For about $20 a day, tourists have an array of activities to choose from including art galleries, museums, and very affordable flea markets filled with local vendors.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Gyumri, Vanadzor, Ararat
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $20
Recommended sites: Republic Square, The Armenian Genocide Museum, Ararat Brandy Factory
Comparable U.S. city: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

16. PALAWAN, PHILIPPINES

A tourist favorite in the Philippines, the island of Palawan is rich in a unique blend of Asian and Spanish culture. From scuba diving to spelunking, there’s no shortage of budget friendly things to do in Palawan.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Coron Island, Busuanga Island, Cavayan Island
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $35
Recommended sites: Honda Bay. El Nido, Port Barton, Tabon Caves:
Comparable U.S. city: Honolulu, Hawaii

17. CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY

Due to economic problems, Turkey is a cheap place to visit right now. With its historical Roman ruins, cave cities, and popular bazaars, Cappadocia is an excellent spot to soak in some culture and dope attractions, without going over your budget.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Goreme, Ortahisar, Urgub
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $30
Recommended sites: Zelve Open Air Museum, Uchisar Castle, Devrent Valley
Comparable U.S. city: Boston, Massachusetts

18. CORDOBA, ARGENTINA

Cordoba is another city experiencing economic hardships, but that results in lower prices for tourists. From cathedral tours to a visit to the historic Jesuit block, there’s no shortage of affordable things to partake in, while in Cordoba.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Buenos Aires, Rosario, Mendoza
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $30
Recommended sites: Feria Artesanal, Teatro del Libertador General San Martín, Tsunami Tango
Comparable U.S. city: Miami, Florida

19. NORTHERN BALI, INDONESIA

From sandy beaches (a lot cleaner in northern Bali) to jungles, savannahs, and even rain forests, northern Bali boasts a lot of bang for the buck. Charming and filled with a lively culture, northern Bali is a great place to visit on a budget.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Perth, Jakarta, Java
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $25
Recommended sites: Mount Batur, Munduk & Mayong, Air Panas Banjar Hot Springs
Comparable U.S. city: Santa Catalina Island, California

20. ODESSA, UKRAINE

A tourist fave, the Black Sea city of Odessa is one of those coastal cities you won’t want to miss out on if you’re traveling on a budget. With a blend of Russian, Yiddish, and Ukrainian culture, the city itself has influenced much of Russian folklore.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Mariupol, Luhansk, Sevastopol
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $25
Recommended sites: Odessa Opera House, Odessa Catacombs, Lanzheron Beach
Comparable U.S. city: Portland, Oregon

21. TIKAL, GUATEMALA

Tucked away in the jungles of Guatemala are the Mayan temples, breathtaking volcanoes, and scenic villages that any traveler on a budget can enjoy themselves in. Tourist favorite activities include exploring the river caves and swimming in the cascading pools. With its lush beauty and many opportunities for outdoor adventure, Tikal is one of the cheapest places to travel on this list when you’re seeking history and adventure all in one.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Uaxactun, Yaxha, Guatemala City
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $25
Recommended sites: Tikal National Park, Lost Word, Temple IV 
Comparable U.S. city: Mountainair, New Mexico

22. HANOI, VIETNAM

As one of the cheapest countries to travel to in Asia, Hanoi stands out on our list as a great city to soak in culture and mingle with the locals without spending a lot of money. With a budget of $25 a day for food, transportation, and accommodations, you can easily ball out at the lake or visit the Lotte Tower Observation Deck.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Mai Chau, Ninh Binh, Ho Chi Minh City
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $25
Recommended sites: Hoan Kiem Lake, Museum of Ethnology, Bach Ma Temple
Comparable U.S. city: New Orleans, Louisiana

23. CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

Chiang Mai is another one of our cheapest cities to visit when traveling on a budget. Located in the mountains, the city is known for its beautiful Buddhist temples as well as breathtaking nature and wildlife tours.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Cha Am, Krabi Town, Bangkok
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $42
Recommended sites: The Sunday Walking Street Markets, Elephant Nature Park, Buddhist Temples, Mae Sa Waterfalls
Comparable U.S. city: Pittsburgh, PA

24. ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA

Known for its sprawling temple complex of the ancient Khmer empire, the temples are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the wonders of Cambodia. Perfect for history buffs, Cambodia boasts an array of sites to visit if you’re interested in Cambodia’s past and culture.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville Beaches, Ratanakiri
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $25
Recommended sites: Ta Prohm, Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom
Comparable U.S. city: Taos, New Mexico

25. WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO

Known for its sandy beaches and dutch colonial culture, Willemstad is a great place to soak up some sun on the beach or hit the caves for some adventure. Additionally, sea life is abundant, and you can get an up close look at the family-friendly local aquarium.

Other budget friendly cities to check out: Labadera, Sint Michil, Grote Berg
Daily food, transportation, and accommodations: $50
Recommended sites: Shete Boka National Park, Kenepa Beach, Hato Caves
Comparable U.S. territory: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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References:

https://www.mycwt.com/insights/forecast/
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