Budget Travelers, You’ll Want To Hit These Spots In 2018 For Cheap Trips


For a vacation that won’t break the bank, check out these off-the-beaten-path locations. According to Lonely Planet’s Best In Travel 2018 awards, Eastern Europe takes the cake for budget travelers. These ten destinations will tempt anyone to pack a bag and head straight for the nearest airport.

Tallinn, Estonia

Everyone’s going to Estonia, a country previously only referred to vaguely on the European tourist circuit. Tallinn, the capital city, has a charming Old Town and funky new neighborhoods such as Kalamaja. It’s a food truck and art spot called Telliskivi Creative City where you’ll probably find the perfect street art angle to show off the creative snacks you’re sampling. The best part? All the eats are super cheap.

Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

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Let the luxury-seekers head to Ibiza while you take the Canary Islands. Lanzarote offers deserted beaches, serene wineries and a national park. The Spanish island has hiking, swimming and the chance to sip local wines along the island’s unique cliffs and valleys.

Arizona, U.S.

Home to the Grand Canyon, Saguaro, Organ Pipe Cactus and Petrified Forest national parks (among others), the entire state of Arizona is a great destination for hiking or desert exploring. You’ll face soaring temps in the summer, but that’s what pools are for, right?

La Paz, Bolivia

The colorful and eclectic city of La Paz is filled with affordable boutique hotels and unique coffee spots set against the beautiful backdrop of the Andean mountains. Lonely Planet says frugal travelers can get by on under $30 a day. 


Whether you prefer a bustling cityscape or the quiet countryside, Poland offers a variety of vacation spots that are budget-friendly. In Krakow and Gdansk you can grab a cheap beer after touring a historical center. Natural spaces like Biolowieza National Park are an ideal location for a serene hike or camping excursion.

The rest of the top 10 include:

  • Essaouira, Morocco
  • United Kingdom
  • Baja California, Mexico
  • Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
  • Hunan, China