Where to Travel in the Summer on a Budget


Summer is approaching, the flowers have bloomed and the sun is shining brighter and warmer each day. You know what that means… summer vacation!

Although summer is often the busiest time to travel, it doesn’t have to be the most expensive. During summer, many countries in the opposite hemisphere are in their off-season, and traveling here can save you thousands of dollars.

Don’t want to sacrifice sun to save? Here’s where to travel in the summer.

The Caribbean is a great place to travel in the summer!

1. Caribbean

The low season runs March through July and the temperature stays around 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit. Pretty perfect, huh?! The Caribbean is a great destination for travel in the summer.

If you’re located on the east coast of the United States, then you’re even closer! Airlines like Jetblue frequently run flight deals from NYC to the Caribbean.

Travel in the summer to Australia to take advantage of off-season deals!

2. Australia

Australia is great place to travel in the summer! Though technically it’s wintertime in Australia during the North American summer, it’s far from frigid.

Most days have a high in the 60s, though it can get down to the 40s at night. There is still plenty of sunshine to be enjoyed during the day!

If you head to the Western coast of Australia, the temperatures are warm year-round.

3. Las Vegas, Nevada

You might not think of Las Vegas a place you’d want to travel in the summer. Las Vegas does get hot in the summer, but, the summer months come with awesome savings for trips to Las Vegas. Though the temperatures can get to over 100, if you’re in a casino, the AC will be blasting and you’ll hardly know the difference.

Thinking of traveling to Las Vegas? Check out Christina’s ‘Vegas on a shoestring’ post!

4. Colombia

North American summer is Colombia’s winter and off-season.

However, Colombia stays warm all year round, boasting an average temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit in July. Another perk of Columbia climate is there is no harsh rainy season like so many other off-season locations.

5. Kenya

Travel in the summer to a place totally unique, for less.

Kenya is often written off as a location that will simply be too hot for most tourists, but the coldest months (July and August) actually have a average temperature of 57-87 degrees Fahrenheit (depending on the region).

6. South America

If you are looking to escape the heat, there are plenty of places further south that can offer you that mid-summer cool down. Both Chile and Argentina offer cool temperatures and bountiful amounts of snow in certain areas.

What’s better than skiing in July? Oh that’s right, paying way less than you would during the peak season.

Off season travel is an excellent way to see places you are dying to see but never thought you could afford. Sure, you may miss some ideal weather and events, but the savings mean you’ll have extra cash to see and do more than you would get to otherwise.

What’s your most obscure summer travel destination? Do you prefer summer/spring/fall/winter travel?


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  1. I loved travelling to Europe during winter – have been there a couple of times in the off-season now and it’s so much quieter and relaxed. There are also no queues (well, except in Paris!) – at the galleries in Florence we just walked right on in. The days are shorter and obviously colder but that just gives you an excuse to sit in a fancy cafe and drink hot chocolate 🙂

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