Planning a Trip on a Budget: 10 Budget Friendly Countries
Choosing where to go on vacation or what countries to visit while traveling can be a difficult decision to make, especially when costs come into the equation. So if you’re planning a trip and want to explore some of the world’s best sites without breaking the bank, here are ten great countries that will provide cheap holidays that you won’t want to miss.
For a long time, Thailand has been a favorite of backpackers from around the world because of how cheap it is. Travel between the country’s beautiful natural and cultural sites is very easy. Stay in Bangkok briefly. Then spend some time on the beach or in the mountains of the North. This makes a great trip for anyone.
Cambodia has a long and glorious history that is finally coming out of the devastating consequences of the Khmer Rouge. It is home to Siem Reap and the famous temples of Angkor. The country features gorgeous beaches in the South, and an interesting city and frenetic life in the capital of Phnom Penh.
Vietnam is an inspiring country that is home to dramatic scenery and an eclectic mix of traditional and colonial history. There are famous beaches such as those around Halong Bay, as well as some of the best and freshest seafood in Asia.
Rounding out the famous Southeast Asian holiday spots is Laos, the most off the beaten track option that is quickly making a name for itself among backpackers. With great food, great nightlife options, and stunning natural scenery, it will soon become a major destination for travelers.
Whether it’s the capital of Istanbul and its many historic sites such as the Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the unique landscape of Cappadocia, or the beaches that line the Mediterranean, a trip to Turkey is both affordable and something not to be forgotten.
Home to a great number of prime island vacation spots as well as Athens, a city known the world over for its rich history of archaeological sites that include the Parthenon, Greece is a country that has all the luxuries needed for a great vacation but is still one of the most affordable destinations in Europe.
Spain is a great place to head for anyone looking to enjoy the finer things in life. It’s known for its delicious food (fresh seafood, tapas, beef, and wine). It has an eclectic mix of vibrant city life (Madrid and Barcelona).
Filled with a mix of historical sites that include a number of UNESCO listed buildings, as well as some of Eastern Europe’s best beaches and skiing, Bulgaria is a destination that is for anyone looking to explore and travel through beautiful countryside.
Peru is filled with some of South America’s best sites. It’s home to one of the most famous sites in the world, Machu Picchu. It’s a little costly to get to, but once you arrive you’ll love all of the sites!
There are few places in South America that are more affordable to travel through than Bolivia. Bolivia has stunning sites such as Lake Titicaca, the open planes of the Salar de Uyuni, and the verdant Amazon basin. You are bound to be amazed by what you discover.
So next time you’re thinking of planning a trip be sure to keep in mind that it doesn’t take a massive bank account to travel to some of the best destinations on the planet.