Travel on the Cheap: 11 Incredibly Affordable Places to Visit (in terms of USD currency)

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Traveling far and wide is a dream come true for many people. If it comes wrapped up in a cheap budget, then it is heaven on a platter. Even though it is never easy to travel on almost no money, there are several accessible and affordable places that can be explored on a slim budget.

Below are some incredibly affordable travel destinations that you can go to without putting much pressure on your pocket.


Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for travelers and backpackers. It has a 30-day free visa policy, making travel easier. The weather is excellent year-round. Not to mention all the idyllic islands, exquisite temples, tantalizing street foods, and the most beautiful beaches. All of these factors combine to make Thailand one of the most popular destinations for Americans, and the fact that it is extremely affordable only adds to the appeal.


Traveling in India is an extremely intoxicating experience. It is the perfect spiritual and food destination for Americans. It is also the ultimate destination for budget travelers. You can travel extensively and eat a lot of delicious food for very little money. It is also a dream destination for yoga enthusiasts.


Cambodia is an extremely affordable, safe, and incredibly welcoming place. It is easily one of the best travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Even though the prices have increased a little bit over the last few years, Cambodia is still cheap and affordable. One of the major advantages of Cambodia is that the USD can be used in a lot of places, and it is available even in ATMs. This makes money matters pretty easy.


Indonesia is an incredible tropical island with a lot to offer. Even though Bali is the most famous destination, there are a lot of lesser-known places like the Lombok Islands and Sumatra that are much more budget-friendly than Bali. There will be no shortage of fun activities with its incredible beaches, temples, hikes, and indulgent food.


Romania is one of the most underrated places in Europe. It is not only adventurous and breathtaking but also extremely budget-friendly. It is an ideal location for backpacking as well as a summer vacation.


China is a huge country with a rich culture, offering a number of affordable travel opportunities. Cities like Beijing and Shanghai are affordable in comparison to their size. Outside big cities, there are several places offering picturesque landscapes, delicious and cheap food, and a good adventure in the countryside.

South Africa

South Africa, with its wineries, safaris, mountains, and endless, breathtaking coastline, is an excellent destination for travelers on a budget. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking, rafting, game drives, and other adventurous activities. Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon are two world-famous destinations that can be explored in South Africa.


One of the main advantages of Mexico is its close proximity to the USA. The beautiful turquoise waters and incredibly delicious tacos and tequila available on an affordable budget make Mexico one of the most favored destinations. Places like the Bahía Concepción, Isla Mujeres, and Las Pozas de Edward James make you want to visit again and again.


Greece has been struggling economically in recent years. This has made travel and tourism even more affordable than they already are and has become a bargain destination for travelers. In mainland Greece, scenery worthy of the Gods, like the Parthenon, Delphi, and Meteora, are the greatest attractions. Similarly, the Ionian islands in the west, which include Kefalonia and Corfu, and the Aegean Sea, which boasts Mykonos, Santorini, Kos, and Rhodes, are incredibly beautiful and breathtaking. Choosing one of these glamorous destinations will surely not disappoint you. Mykonos to be specific has a lot of amazing sights and beautiful landmarks to visit such as the Paraportiani Church and Little Venice just to name a few.


Vietnam is an extremely affordable country in an already budget-friendly region. It has cheap guest houses, easy transportation, and affordable local food. The major attraction of Vietnam is its majestic countryside, with waterways, paddy fields, and limestone karsts, with dreamy beaches in between them. Cities like Ho Chi Minh City offer a rich history of the Vietnam War. Similarly, places like Dalat offer cliff jumping and canyoning.


Turkey is a country with one foot in Asia and the other in Europe, and its capital, Istanbul, is incredibly alluring. The Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) Mosque, one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, the Topkapi Palace of the Ottoman Sultans, and the Blue Mosque are a few of the spellbinding attractions in Istanbul. Incredible natural landscapes like Pamukkale and Patara also add to the charm of Turkey. Foods like freshly cooked kebabs are available at affordable prices.

All these countries offer affordable travel opportunities for wanderlust people, and you can always save money while traveling by being a little more creative.

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