16 Affordable Places To Travel If You Are Broke

1. Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand has some of the cheapest food and accommodations in the world. If you are going to take a trip there, the most expensive part of the trip would be the flight. This is especially true if you are flying from the United States. If you are going to travel and you need to spend most of your budget on travel, you won’t need much money once you arrive in Auckland.

2. Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

If you are planning to take a trip between October and May, you should consider visiting Marrakech, Morocco. In 2015, Tripadvisor named it the number one travel destination. The reason that you need to go between October and May is that this is the time of year where hotels drop their rates drastically as well as the food. If you are traveling on a budget, this would be the perfect place.

3. Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru is an incredibly beautiful place. If you love to hike, there are plenty of things for you to do and many of them are free. You can visit the Incan ruins of Machu Pichu, which is absolutely breathtaking. If you are a hardcore hiker, you can hike the Inca trail. If you want to spend the day relaxing by the water, you can enjoy the Peruvian coast. There are so many free activities to keep you busy that you would be able to spend more on your flight, your food, and your lodging.

4. Varna, Bulgaria

Varna, Bulgaria

For some reason, Varna is often underrated. It is one of the most affordable Eastern European cities to visit and the views are absolutely breathtaking. It is a resort town and it is right on the coast of the Black Sea. A trip to Varna won’t break the bank and this town can give you an experience of a lifetime.

5. Medellin, Colombia

Medellin, Colombia

Thanks to crime, cocaine, drug trafficking, and Pablo Escobar, tourists have been avoiding Colombia for years. Over the last few years, cities such as Medellin, Cali, and Bogota have been improving Colombia’s reputation. These places have become very popular with tourists and they are much safer than they used to be. Of all the cities that are best for tourists, Medellin has the most reasonably priced food and lodging. You might even be able to find some free things to do to fill up your days.

6. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Cambodia is an inexpensive place to stay, however, you might need to have a big budget when it comes to traveling there. The airfare is pretty expensive. If you have always wanted to see the Buddhist temple Angor Wat, you should consider spending the extra money that it will take to get there. At least the stay will be cheap.

7. Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

When people are planning a trip, they often count Europe out because it is known to be so expensive. While many parts of Europe are, Spain is cheaper than you might think. There is plenty to do and see in Spain. If you are going to travel to Spain, you should visit in September, October, April, or May. The prices of food and lodging go down during these months. You also won’t need to worry about Spain being overloaded with tourists during these months.

8. Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Forty years ago, taking a Vietnam would have been a ridiculous idea. Today, it has become quite the tourist attraction. One of the reasons that people visit Vietnam is the cost. It is a very budget friendly place. If you want to visit at the optimal time, you should visit in late December. This will allow you to avoid the torrential rains that plague the country for much of the year.

9. Cuba


For over half a century, you couldn’t get a flight from the Untied States to Cuba. Finally, flights are available. Since then, it has become a very popular tourist destination. Part of the reason is that Cuba is very affordable. You can plan a package trip, which is extremely economical. Even if you decide to take a last minute trip, it won’t cost too much. If you are going to visit Cuba, the best months to go are from September through November and between January and March.

10. Arizona, United States

Arizona, United States

If you want to travel within the United States, you should seriously consider Arizona. There is something for everyone. Arizona is famous for its forests and its deserts. While there, you can camp, stay at a hotel, or at a timeshare. Over the last few years, the accommodations have gone greatly in this state. If you are going to visit Arizona, you should avoid going between June and August. These months are incredibly hot.

11. Crete, Greece

Crete, Greece

Greece is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. If you want to visit Greece, you should avoid staying in places like Santorini because it is so expensive. You are better off staying in places like Crete. The city is beautiful and if you want to visit Santorini, it is just a 7-hour ferry ride. This may sound like a long trip, but the ferry ride can be the best part of the trip.

12. Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

One of the cheapest places in the world to travel is Bangkok. You can find a room there for as little as $20 per night. The flights there, the food, and the lodging are cheap also. You should be careful, however. The drug scene and the crime are very high in Bangkok. As far as tourist attractions go, you should do your research first. You don’t want to visit high-crime areas late at night.

13. Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a very popular tourist destination due to the fact that the food and the lodging are inexpensive. This is a popular place for the younger crowd. If you love coffee, you will love Bali. On the nearby island of Java, you can try many types of coffee. If you are going to visit Bali, you should visit in April, May, September, and October. If you are going to visit Bali, you should bring your camera. The scenery is absolutely amazing.

14. Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

If you are traveling on a budget and you are worrying about wiping out your whole vacation budget on the airfare, you should consider visiting Lisbon, Portugal. When it comes to finding cheap flights to a European destination, Lisbon has the cheapest. If you want to travel during the best time of the year when the lodging and food are the cheapest, mid-spring and early fall are the best choices.

15. Palawan, Philippines

Palawan, Philippines

The Philippines is the best place to visit if you are traveling from the West Coast of the United States. The airfare is dirt cheap, which would allow you to spend the rest of your vacation budget on other things. You won’t really need to spend it on lodging, however, because a hotel will cost you only about $10 a night. You certainly can’t beat that.

16. South Korea

South Korea

Of the 16 affordable places to go if you’re broke and want to travel, this is one of the best. You don’t want to confuse North Korea with South Korea. Nobody in their right mind would want to vacation in North Korea, however, South Korea is a different story. The beaches along the nation’s coast are gorgeous. Daechon Beach, which is located southwest of the Seoul is very popular for locals and tourists. If you are a foodie, you can enjoy fine dining at 4-star restaurants at a very low cost.