Want to take a cheap vacation in 2020? Help is here. Although travel costs are on the rise this year—with experts predicting that airfares will increase by 1.5% and hotels rates will go up by 2 to 4%—it’s still possible to take an affordable trip in 2020, if you know where to go. Every year, I tap into top travel experts and influencers to get their picks for the cheapest places to go in the year ahead.
These women are savvy travelers who know how to see the world in an affordable way, whether that means vacationing in an up-and-coming budget destination, finding ways to save by sleuthing out cheap hotels, heading to bargain restaurants with amazing eats or snagging the lowest prices by visiting during the off-season.
Here’s the best part: These travel pros have circled the globe and done all the work for you, so that you can save the most money on the best travel in 2020. From an exotic archipelago in the Indian Ocean to a cheap European capital to a U.S. wine country getaway where you can afford an extra tasting or two, these are all places you’ll want to put on your bucket list.
Read on for the full list of the cheapest places to travel in 2020, and compare these picks to the most affordable destinations for 2019, 2018 and 2017. And when you get there, send us a postcard from paradise.