Are you searching for the best places to visit while spending very less? Has an adventurous spirit gotten a hold of you but your wallet is holding you back? We all know that 50 dollars can get you a long way in some countries but will not let you spend even a night in others. The following list highlights some of the destinations on the map where you can head to while getting the most bang for your buck.
- Barga, Italy
This scenic mountainous village located in central Italy makes it on our list due to its budget accommodation and activities. With 112 euros per night to stay at resorts during the off-season, this quiet medieval town is your best bet for a relaxing holiday that will not break the bank.
Visit the Collegiate Church of San Cristoforo to observe ancient art and sculpture. Explore the countryside on the back of a bike to make the most out of your trip. Keep an eye out for scenic sunsets and wild berries while you are exploring!
Turkey is home to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Istanbul. With friendly locals, a scenic coastline against the Mediterranean sea, beautiful culture, and affordable lodging, this country have a lot to offer its guests. Outside Istanbul, the two other must-visit cities of Turkey are Ephesus and Cappadocia.
You can take a pottery class or go on a spice tasting tour or simply walk around and absorb the mesmerizing culture of this country. You can find lodging at 20 dollars per night and meals at an average of 5 dollars here. Further, the currency of Turkey is at its lowest, making 2019 the perfect time to visit the country on a budget.
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai is one of the best places to visit while spending very less. According to the backpacker index, Chiang Mai places fifth in the world’s cheapest cities to visit. With just 20 dollars per day, you can easily spend time in this city without burning a hole in your pocket. High-class lodging is available at 15 dollars per day and scrumptious Thai dishes at just 2 dollars.
You can find more humble accommodation at even lower prices. This city is home to multiple Buddhist temples, elephant sanctuaries, and national parks. The city’s sacred mountain, Doi Suthep offers breathtaking views and the royal family’s summer palace atop this mountain is a must-visit. Use the list curated by Goats On The Road to plan your trip and activity schedule at Chiang Mai.
- Lisbon, Portugal
If you are dreaming of the perfect European vacation but are afraid of the costs entailed, Lisbon is the place to visit. Much like Paris and London, rich history, architectural marvels, and must-try local cuisine make up most of this city. However, it comes at a much lower price tag. Indulge in delicacies at the famous Pasteis de Belém café where the menu starts at 1 Euro.
To tour the city on a budget, get a Lisbon City Pass at 19 Euros that gives you entry into museums, monasteries and public transportation. Do not miss the opportunity to ride on Lisbon’s tram car and elevators for uphill travel. You can avail these facilities using the city pass. You should not pass up the opportunity to experience these technological marvels that come with a great view. There is simply no end to the things you can do in Lisbon. An aquarium, a science museum, a real-life castle are but some of the spots you can visit.
With rented rooms called “casa particulares” and a 100$ budget per day for all things necessary and more. Cuba is an incredible yet affordable tourist destination. ‘Casa particulares’ are available at a rate of 20 to 40 dollars per night whereas hotels have steep rates for up to 200 dollars. Staying in these rented rooms offers you a sense of the local culture. This will give you insight into a whole new world. After all, that is what travel is all about.
Expect to spend at most 10 dollars for a full-fledged meal in Cuba. Tours and planned guided activities can cost up to 30 dollars per activity while exploring the beaches and city streets come up at no charge at all.
Even if you are on a budget, take some time off to go on a vacation. Giving in to your wanderlust does not have to be pricey. You need to choose the right time and the right place. Explore all your options beforehand. Do not keep your bookings pending till the last minute. Shortlist the places you would like to visit and you are good to go.
Hope your thirst for finding the best places to visit while spending very less has been fulfilled. Happy traveling!
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