The month of July is synonymous with travelling. People, especially those with family and kids, embark on destinations after well-thought out plans and preparation. This also means that travelling in July becomes a pricier affair. From flight tickets to hotel booking, you need to pay above the average rates. If you are among those travelling impromptu, not everything is lost as there are places where you can spend some quality time with your friends and family, without burning a hole in the pocket. Take a dive right in with these 25 best places to visit in July without spending a fortune!
India remains an enigma – the more you try to understand it, the more you are lost in a maze. A country of over a million, where the fusion of modernity and culture is apparent in almost every walk of life, the country boasts of a number of affordable tourist destinations. Tourist destinations that witness the highest footfalls in July include Goa, Dalhousie, Ladakh, Mount Abu, Ooty, and Coorg. Travel and food is affordable and you can book a stay in a four-star hotel in little over 500 AED.
Mexico offers the perfect blend of good weather, amazing cuisine, beach time, and an appealing ambiance. Temperatures are in lower 30 degrees in July, which may be a bit on the higher side for European travelers. The best places to visit in Mexico are Oaxaca, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, and Mazaltan.
3- South Africa
South Africa may not be as affordable as India and Mexico, but it sure does offer attractive sights, great food, and a vibrant night life at reasonable prices. The temperature is cool and if you are coming from a cold place to have some sun, you may be better off looking elsewhere. However, in terms of spending quality time, you will be spoilt for choice with Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, and the world-famous Kruger National Park vying for your attention!
Caribbean remains a preferred tourist destination for European and North American travelers, owing to its weather and beautiful beaches. The best island beaches to visit in the Caribbean include Cayman Brac, St Barth, Aruba, and Martinique.
Chile epitomizes the perfect South American vibe of vibrant food and wine. From the well-known city of Santiago to less frequented Puerto Varas, Chile offers a range of affordable leisure services to tourists. In addition to Santiago and Puerto Varas, other major tourist attractions in Chile include El Norte Chico, Northern Patagonia, The Lake District, and The Central Valley.
This Eastern European country can pack a punch when it comes to offering affordable travel during the summers. While Western Europe is known for its exorbitantly priced hotels, Eastern Europe is relatively affordable. Key places to visit in Croatia during July include Pula, Rovinj, Hvar, and Dubrovnik.
Equador is known all over for its rich architectural heritage and Galapagos Islands! The best places to visit in Equador during July are Quito, Cuenca, and Guayaquil.
Vietnam is a budget-friendly destination, attracting tourists from all around the world throughout the year. Its affordable accommodation facilities, combined with beautiful sights make it an appealing destination for travelers on budget. If you are travelling to Vietnam this July, the attraction worth your time are Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Sapa, Hanoi, and Ben Tre.
9- Costa Rica
For affordable travel, Costa Rica remains the crowd favorite. The place has something to offer to the discerning traveler. From lush green wildlife to sunny beaches, you sure will find something that matches your taste and preference. Combine this with the affordable lodging and eating, and you have a great travel experience without really spending too much. Best places to visit in Costa Rica include Nicoya Peninsula, Arenal Volcano, Corcovado National Park, and Manuel Antonio National Park.
10- Dominican Republic
While we have already mentioned Caribbean in the list, Dominican Republic deserves special mention simply due to the high quality of affordable tourist attractions in the country. An eclectic blend of natural beauty and modernity, Dominican Republic can be your best affordable tourist destination in July. Key tourist attractions in Dominican Republic include Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, La Romana, Jarabacoa, and Basilica of Our Lady.
Greece used to be a really expensive place to visit during summers, but the economic crisis in the country has brought down the prices. If you are visiting Greece in July 2017, you will be pleasantly surprised to know how affordable it has become to travel to the country. Key tourist attractions in the country are Athens, Pelopennesian Peninsula, Delphi, and Meteora.
Another Southeast Asian country on the list, Cambodia is super cheap to travel, especially during the summers. High temperatures mean fewer tourists, which translates to low charges on accommodation, food, and drinks. Best places to visit in Cambodia include Angkor, Koh Ker, Kratie, Battambang, and Kep.
Colombia offers visitors a chance to get first-hand account of its culture and rich legacy. The place has been less frequented than other South American nations owing to travel advisories. However, of late, the country has become much safer to travel, thanks to government initiatives. It remains an affordable place to travel during summers, with Cartagena, Bogota, San Gil, and San Agustin among key tourist attractions.
Thailand is not exactly as cheap as other tourist attractions on this list, but it remains an affordable travel destination for anyone looking to travel within Asia. Key tourist attractions in Thailand include Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi, Khao Sok National Park, and Phanom Rung. Travelling to Thailand is easy as one can easily get a Thailand visa in Dubai.
Travelling to Spain in July can be a mesmerizing experience! The advantage of picking Spain is you get an European summer experience, without really paying the exorbitant charges associated with Europe travel. The best places to visit in Spain include Barcelona, Granada, Madrid, and Valencia.
Other Best Affordable Tourist Attractions to Visit in July
Well, some may be surprised to see Brazil on the list; however, there are numerous places of interest that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. If you avoid major tourist destinations, and stick to the less frequented ones, you will be able to see sights and indulge in activities without spending too much on accommodation and food. Best places to visit in Brazil are Sao Paulo, Manaus, Salvador, and Rio de Janeiro. The key is to stay a little away from these centers where tourist crowd is lesser.
If you are looking for a beach holiday in Europe, Bulgaria is east affordable as it gets. The Sunny Beach has recently been featured in the most inexpensive places to travel in Europe by Post Office Travel Monday Holiday Costs Barometer. Accommodation in remains fairly affordable around Sunny Beach, and food prices are also on the lower side as compared to other European beach destinations. In addition to the Sunny Beach, other key tourist attractions in Bulgaria include Rila Monastery, Boyana Church, Kaliakra, Saint Sofia Church, Sofia, and Seven Rila Lakes.
Turkey remains a far inexpensive tourist destination as compared to other European destinations. The government of Turkey is promoting tourism in the country, ensuring that tourists get the maximum value for their money. Hotel prices in Turkey are affordable and eating out is reasonably priced. Some of the best tourist attractions in Turkey include Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Pamukkale, and Topkapi Palace.
Nepal has, for decades, remained an affordable tourist destination, owing to its relatively weak currency. American and European tourists have long flocked to the nation for enlightenment and Himalayas. While many old guest houses have given way to new swanky hotel chains, there are still many affordable options in China Town and Amrit Marg where you can get on with a shoestring budget. The major tourist attractions in Nepal are Kathmandu Valley, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, and Chitwan National Park.
Like Nepal, Myanmar is also a backpacker’s paradise and offers a host of tourist attractions at affordable prices. Some of the best places to visit in Myanmar include Shwedagon Pagoda, Ananda Temple, Inle Lake, Mount Popa, Mahamuni Buddha Temple, Mandalay Hill, and Sule Pagoda.
21- Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is regularly featured in most lists as one of the most affordable tourist destination. You will be able to find cheap accommodation in Sri Lanka and food and other prices are also on the lower side. The best places to visit in Sri Lanka include Sigiriya, Kandy, Colombo, Yala National Park, Adam’s Peak, and Galle.
Egypt has some really amazing monuments and architectural sites that will force you to think about the evolution of human life on this planet. Accommodation is on the lower side, with resorts including Dahab Paradise, Pyramids View Inn, and Jaz Dar El Madina offering real value deals to tourists. The places of interest in Egypt include Giza Pyramid Complex, Great Sphinx of Giza, Valley of the Kings, Egyptian Museum, Abu Simbel Temples, and Karnak.
Travelling in Bolivia can be fun, exciting, and above all – affordable. This South American country offers wonderful sights, with an eclectic mix of culture and modernity. Recommended places to visit include the world’s highest lake Titicaca and Salar de Uyuni.
Morocco offers travelers great accommodation at cheap prices. The availability of cheap travel ensures you can travel far and wide inside Morocco and still be able to spend less on accommodation and food. Morocco is in the vicinity of both Western Europe and Asia and gets a steady number of tourists every year from these two places. Some of the best places to visit in Morocco are Atlas Mountains, Toubkal, Ouzoud Falls, Hassan II Mosque, and Bahia Palace.
Uruguay remains cheaper than Brazil, and if you are thinking of a trip to South America, you will be really spoiled for choice between Uruguay and Brazil. The country offers some of the cheapest beach accommodation in South America. Food is awesome and you won’t be spending too much on it either as steak prices are on the lower side.
This was our list of the most affordable places to visit in July 2017. Let us know what you think of our list; if you know of any amazing travel experiences within a budget, do share it with our readers.