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Top budget friendly places to visit in 2024

Imagine yourself exploring secret European treasures, relaxing on sunny beaches, and strolling through vibrant Asian markets—all while staying within your budget. Join us as we reveal our carefully chosen list of cheap vacation destinations, taking you from peaceful temples to energetic city streets. Let’s go on our journey!

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Located in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is a city filled with unforgettable experiences. Take a history lesson at the famous Wat Phra Singh temple in the city, or participate in a local culinary class to discover the secrets of Thai cuisine. The highest point in Thailand, Doi Inthanon National Park, attracts visitors with its breathtaking views and rushing waterfalls.

Take an evening tour on the Chiang Mai Night Safari. Join ‘Monk Chat’ seminars at Wat Chedi Luang to learn insightful things. With a rich history and breathtaking scenery, Chiang Mai offers days filled with useful, affordable adventures.

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, in the center of Morocco, surprises with its deep traditions. Experience the history of fashion at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent, take in the beautiful Bahia Palace, and relax in the Menara Gardens.

Savor couscous and tagine in traditional riads. The smells of street cuisine fill Jemaa el-Fnaa, a UNESCO landmark, as sunset approaches, providing a colorful view of Moroccan nightlife. Marrakech is an incredible sensory adventure rather than just a place to visit.

Hanoi, Vietnam

Discover the heart of Vietnam by taking a relaxing walk around Hoan Kiem Lake and paying a visit to the Temple of Literature, which is dedicated to Confucius.

Explore the busy Dong Xuan Market to find local goods and street cuisine. End the evening with a performance at the historic Hanoi Opera House.

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Explore Ubud, an oasis for natural and spiritual growth in Bali. Walk around the Monkey Forest Sanctuary and the peaceful Tegalalang Rice Terraces. Enjoy the many galleries and workshops that Bali has to offer and engage yourself in its art culture. Go to Ubud Palace to see traditional Balinese dancing.

Enjoy yoga and meditation in lush environments to embrace wellness. The local cuisine scene, which includes organic and vegan options, suits everyone’s taste buds, and Ubud Market provides unique handicrafts.

Sofia, Bulgaria

Visit Sofia, a combination of modern energy and historical richness. Visit the incredible medieval frescoes at the UNESCO-listed Boyana Church, while learning about Bulgaria’s fascinating past at the National Historical Museum.

Relax in the hot springs at Central Mineral Baths. Enjoy the rich culinary options and exciting nightlife of Sofia, which includes dance and jazz clubs. Sofia is a true cultural gem in the Balkans, offering visitors unique experiences each step of the way.

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Visit Memphis, Tennessee, the blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll capital of America. Discover the history of music at the Sun Studio and Stax Museum, take in live music in the Beale Street Historic District, and taste some of the city’s best barbecue.

Music and culture lovers should visit Memphis because it combines a dynamic modern lifestyle with rich cultural traditions.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Besides the famous Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor. Take in the carvings at Bayon Temple, explore the jungle-covered ruins at Ta Prohm, and take in Pub Street’s exciting nightlife.

For traditional items, don’t miss Artisans Angkor and the Angkor Night Market. Combining vibrant culture with historical wonders makes Siem Reap an unforgettable destination.

Quebec City, Canada

Visit Quebec City, Canada’s European slice, with its charming historic district and streets made of stones. Explore the famed Château Frontenac and Old Quebec, both UNESCO sites.

Taste the delicious French-Canadian cuisine and take in the majestic Montmorency Falls. The Winter Carnival transforms the city into a snowy paradise, allowing you to experience the magic of winter.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Visit Zanzibar, a place where beauty and culture coexist, and go on an adventure. Explore the UNESCO-designated Stone Town, with beautifully carved doorways and alleyways smelling of spices.

Relax on the beaches of Jambiani and Paje and see the rare Red Colobus monkeys in Jozani. Savor the unique tastes of Indian, Arab, and Swahili food while taking a sunset boat sail.

Porto, Portugal

Discover how the lively lifestyle of Porto combines with its historical charm. Take in the azulejos at Porto Cathedral and São Bento Railway Station, stroll the cobblestone paths of the Ribeira District, and climb Clérigos Tower for a panoramic view of the city.

Visit the Serralves Museum to view modern art while eating seafood and sandwiches made with francesinha. The cultural scene in Porto is vibrant and reasonably priced.


To sum up, traveling the world doesn’t have to be expensive. All of these locations—from the charming island of Zanzibar to the historic districts of Porto—offer a wide range of experiences that show that rich and meaningful travel can be enjoyed at a price.

2024 has affordable travel options for all types of travelers, from the energetic rhythms of Memphis to the peaceful beauty of Ubud. Watch the entire video below for a deeper look at these attractive destinations, and begin organizing your next affordable trip right now!

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