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20 Best Cheap Summer Vacations That You Have to Visit in 2018

The 20 best summer vacations that you have to try as soon as possible in 2018

So you want to travel the world to enjoy the summer time but you don’t want to spend too much money or you don’t have a lot of money. You are wondering where should you travel which is not too expensive. So this is the list of the coolest and cheapest 20 best summer vacations that you should visit in 2018 from around the planet. Keep reading and find the tips and inspiration all in a single place!

1. Bali, Indonesia

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First stop, Bali Indonesia. The most popular island in Indonesia is no secret! Go to the North for the cheapest parts. But, what is there to do there? You can rent inexpensive villa with pool or an automatic motorbike, sign up for some Yoga classes or just spend your time relaxing on the beach!

Most people stick to Ubud but if you are surfer you can head down to the south side like Uluwatu, it has some of the best in the world. And if you get bored of Bali, don’t worry, because there are other thousand paradise islands in Indonesia and all of them are cheaper than Bali.

2. Hanoi, Vietnam

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50 years ago Vietnam was torn apart by war, but today it is one of the 20 best cheap summer vacations on the planet. There are many beautiful temples in the Old Quarter, Hanoi, and there are over 1900 rocks and islands around Ha Long Bay.

Lose yourself in the little street of Hanoi. Travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City which has tons of beautiful French colonial architecture or travel from North to South. Vietnam costs you around $20 for daily spending and the whole length of the country is really affordable. You can even get fresh beer in Hanoi that costs only 25 cents!

A final piece of advice, a  motor cycle adventure which cost 300 bucks from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is totally worth the try!

3. New Orleans, USA

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This is likely to be your favorite city in the United States! It blends French incredibly culture with a great music and the food alone is worth the trip. The music genres of Jazz and Blue famously come from here. You can take a night walk around the quite French Quarter in Louisiana or find a little gems in Nola like the botanical garden.

4. Thailand

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The next step is Thailand! Thailand is the go to destination for most backpackers and with good reason – where else can you get a private cabana on the beach for 10 bucks, a inexpensive hour long massage and some amazing street food for $1? Thailand has been attracting visitors from all over the world with its lush jungles, famed beaches, world class diving, tasty dishes and crazy parties!

The island and beaches are starting to get more expensive but Chiang Mai in the north Thailand, the 2nd largest city, is still a great deal. Especially if you want to do some backpacking or volunteering at elephant’s sanctuary. If you want to head up the island, Phi Phi is a great deal and Kerabi has some incredible rock climbing over the ocean.

5. Ecuador

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Ecuador, named after the equator, is quite an incredible country. It is home to the end of the amazing volcano mountain Pinchincha. Along with the grow up island, the amazon rain forest, some beautiful waterfalls and plenty of good surf points. So if you going to go anywhere in Latin America, you should go to Ecuador.

6. Montreal, Canada

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Next stop is Montreal. Montreal combines a French Canadian culture with great food, a killer music scene and some of the best prices you will find in a North American city.

There is a road that used to be an old mail service for the U.S. post office. You can imagine how it would feel to drive down these narrow forest roads with a car or cart maxed out with packages. That would be quite an experience!

7. The Himalayan Region, India

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Hands down one of the most classic cheap summer destinations has to go The Himalayan Region in India. It is the cheapest of cheap and has it all. Ladies and gentlemen, that Himalayas are incredible! You can pose for Yoga shots and get find some of the most instagram worthy food around! 

In addition you’ve got Mumbai which is home to the famous Bollywood genre. No matter where you go, you can travel around the Himalayas for a whole month for the price of one week in Europe.

8. Mexico City

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Forget spring breaks and go to Mexico City. The vibrate capital of Mexico is full of the amazing street art, architecture and some of the best food on the planet. For those of you in the United States, especially people in California, Mexico is extremely accessible and one of the cheapest locations in the world. Head down to Bahooka California where you can surf, drink beer, eat lobster tacos and drink amazing wines for cheap.

9. Budapest

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Budapest is one of my favorite cities in Europe. A stunning capital full of art from the golden days of the Hungarian Empire. Even better, Budapest is on top of 120 natural hot springs that will provide you with some of the best open bath houses. All these can be done for as little as 35 euros per day.

10. Nepal

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Feel like you want a change in scenery? How about in Nepal? Nepal is the access point for the Himalayas and even if you don’t feel like want to climb Mount Everest, there are still tons of stuff to do. You can go wild water rafting, paragliding, explore the Buddhist monastery and even go on the wildlife safari in the jungles and see rhinos. Yes, Nepal has rhinos! The country is still recovering from the past earthquake so your tourist’s dollars will go a long way in rebuilding Nepal.

11. Sri Lanka

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If you want something like India, but still want to stay in Asia, Sri Lanka might be for you. This island nation was once raft with civil war but is now in peace. Travel as you discover all the beautiful beaches, colourful culture and over 5000 elephants! Sri Lanka, because it is not really developed for tourism, there are a tons of options for you to look around for adventure. Like a real adventure. Find those new hidden gems!

12. Nicaragua

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Nicaragua is a Central American country that is a great way to get cross over to Costa Rica! Costa Rica is an incredible country but because it becomes so popular, it is got so much more expensive. That’s not the case with Nicaragua. It’s got under-developed beaches, great surf spots, cheap beer and tons of adventure opportunities. So go get down to Nicaragua before tourism takes over!

13. Greece

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Back to Europe, let’s take a look at Greece. Although Greece uses the Euro, it was one of the countries that was the hardest hit by the 2007 financial crisis. Although this is bad for locals, it is brilliant for you as a traveler because the prices here are very low. The real gems in Greece are the islands such as the Instagram friendly island of Santorini, which also doubles up as the backpacker’s party spot.

14. Guatemala

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Guatemala is an incredible country. It is full of living Mayan culture, surrounded by active volcanoes and little towns like Antigua are incredible places to visit. In addition to all this, you can have the opportunity to practice your Spanish. You can explore the most perfect colourful little towns which are framed by volcanoes, see the beautiful rivers  in Semuc Champey or San Marcos La Laguna.

15. Ajanta, India

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Have you ever dreamed about exploring the caves of Ajanta or losing yourself in the forest of Himachal but worried that it will rob your bank? But actually, with the right way of planning, India is a place you can visit on a shoestring budget during the summer.

Get into Kasol for the quickest and cheapest food and sights. Find Pondicherry where you can stay and get vegetarian food for free. Yes, for free! If you are not vegetarian, then move to Kodaikanal for cheap chicken and nice view. And for sure, explore Jaipur for a day getaway!

16. Croatia

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Croatia is a favourite spot of many travelers. But unfortunately its popularity means that the prices have increased dramatically. So, save money by spending time in lesser known places like Blitz beach national Park or its capital, Zagreb. Check out the bay of Kotor and Montenegro and the beaches.

You should also visit Hum which is apparently, according to Guinness World Records, is the smallest town in the world and there are boards proclaiming it everywhere.

17. Bolivia

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Back to South America! Bolivia is one of the 2018’s 20 best cheap summer vacations for South America. It has almost everything. From the world’s highest lake, the death road where you can do a mountain bike and the world’s famous Uyuni. This is definitely a great place to visit and Bolivia has one of the most incredible mountain’s landscapes.

18. Bulgaria

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Heading back to the Eastern Europe, lets move to Bulgaria. Bulgaria happens to be the home country of the cheapest capital in Europe, Sofia. You can eat, drink, party and sleep here for well under $40 a day, a reason why you should put it on your best cheap summer vacations list. But don’t forget that Bulgaria has the black seed, beaches, mountain, not to mention a UNESCO world heritage site with great architecture.

19. Portugal

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Portugal, the capital of Lisbon, is one of the most enchanting cities in Europe. Amazing hills, views and there is garden with beautiful villas as well as the iconic trolley – and on top of all this it has a great value! You can have a good cup of coffee for $1, the accommodation in particular is cheap because it’s still undiscovered by most tourist.

Go to Benagil Caves if you are a caver who loves beach at the same time. 

20. Morocco

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Last but not least, Morocco. Another inexpensive place to go to in my 20 best cheap summer vacations 2018 list. This North Africa is a paradise getaway. It is the safest country in the North Africa and it’s got tons of style. It’s got popularized by expats like the rolling stones and completed with a Portuguese castles. You can go sandboarding in Sahara Desert, explore the Blue city of Morocco in Chafchaouan and shop at the pretty shops in Marrakech.

So, that’s my list of the 20 best cheap summer vacations to go in 2018.  Do not delay and go pack your backpacks and book the flights to bring you closer to these amazing places. Stay connected with the nature and have an unforgettable summer!

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