Expensive flights and accommodations can make traveling seem impossible. But seeing the world doesn’t have to break the bank. These affordable spring travel destinations will provide you with once in a lifetime experiences without draining your savings.
Ecuador is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking sights while also being one of the cheapest countries to visit in South America. Highlights include the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon rainforest, the Cotopaxi Volcano, and the Andes highlands. Street food ranges from just $1-$3, and beer costs between $2-$3. Accommodations are also staggeringly cheap, as hostels range from $4-$8—basic hotels can cost as little as $10. As a bonus, the U.S. dollar is the national currency, so you won’t have to worry about costly exchange rates.
Vineyards, waterfalls, and green mountains populate this budget-friendly European country. To save money while exploring, take advantage of the many free walking tours. There are also some beautiful mosques and museums that have little to no entrance fees. Travelers can find accommodations for as low as $30 a room.
Hungary is one of the most underrated and cost-effective European destinations. You can stroll through Budapest, visit the awe-inspiring Basilica of St. Stephen, and explore an underground labyrinth without being trampled by crowds. Delicious Hungarian cuisine, like goulash and chimney cake, often cost between $5-$8. You can find hostels for as little as $12.
While the Peach state is surely a lovely destination, we’re talking about Georgia the country. You can easily travel this small country on $20-$40 a day—and that includes accommodations. You can expect to see diverse architecture, from Soviet-era structures to traditional Georgian houses. Noteworthy attractions include the Black Sea, hilltop monasteries, and the Caucasian Mountains.
If you consider yourself a foodie, Portugal is the destination for you. The Bairro Alto district is considered one of the biggest hot spot for nightlife in Lisbon, with more than 100 bars and restaurants. This budget-friendly country offers plentiful portions of inexpensive food big enough to share. In addition to the cuisine, beautiful architecture, such as Belém Tower and the Castelo de S. George, lines the country. You can find lodging for as little as $70 for a double room, and the budget-friendly train network is ideal for navigating short distances.
We hope these affordable spring travel destinations help solve your wanderlust woes. Happy travels!