Thinking of taking off, but can’t afford to travel through Europe or the USA? Luckily, there are some amazing places around the world you can travel through on a budget!
Most of these places you can visit for under $25 USD a day!
These figures measure everything from food, accommodation and transport to thefts, scams and illness prevention.
Whether you’re going for a few days or months on end, this list the best place to start when planning your next budget getaway.
$16-$20 a day.
This absolutely stunning country is made up of over 18,000 islands, only 1/3 of which are inhabited by people. Whether you’re going for the stunning white sandy beaches or the beautiful rain forests, Indonesia is a must see on this list.
Make sure you get to see the Buddhist temple of Borobudur If you’re not there for long, consider staying in Bali, one of the biggest islands in Indonesia.
The cheaper of the two countries in the South East Asia loop, Cambodia and Laos have a lot to offer backpackers on a budget.
Hopefully you get to see Angkor Wat and the view from Vang Vieng. If you want to chill out on the beach, then getting down to Koh Rong is a must.
$10-$15 a day
Nepal’s side of the Himalayan Mountains is world-renowned for it’s affordable hiking and adventure opportunities. Whether you want to visit Everest Base Camp or go paragliding through the mountains, Nepal is a must on a budget.
Plus, they’re some of the friendliest people in the world. Kathmandu, which is home to half of the country’s population is a culture centre like nothing else and showcases the best parts of Buddhist and Hindu culture. Nepal relies heavily on their tourism industry and visiting this country can help them recover economically from the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes.
Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria
$20-$26 a day.
Often looked past due to being surrounded by some amazing travel destinations, this collection of Balkan countries has a lot to offer anyone, especially those on a budget. Meals, booze, transport and accommodation are all very cheap and the people are so welcoming.
Make sure you go in summer and visit some of the lesser known villages and towns. Macedonia’s capital of Skopje has some of the best value hostels in the world and the lakeside city of Ohrid is break taking.
It might also be worth considering hitch-hiking as a mode of transport, it was one amazing adventure for me!
India is simply such a large country with so much to offer that you’ll need months to feel like you’ve seen your share. Whether you’re looking for yoga retreats in India’s spiritual center of Veranessi, or you’d rather swim in the blue waters off the beaches of Goa, India’s got something for everyone.
$10 – $15
Nicaragua has the feel of a country before it’s boom in the tourism industry. Not only does this make the experience even more amazing, but it helps keep the prices down.
With amazing culture and cities like Granada as well as a host of outdoor activities, Nicaragua is a must see.
Guatemala and Honduras
$13 – $17
Mayan ruins, Caribbean beaches, green and beautiful countryside. What more could you want?
North Western Europe has a lot to offer those who live in Europe and are looking for an accessible and cheap holiday destination. Notably, the fresh produce is great at the markets but you buy almost anything.
The trick in Morocco is stepping outside of the common tourist destinations, that’s where you’ll save the most amount of money.
$22 – $28
Whether you’re there to see the Maasai people or join in on an African Safari, Kenya is the best option when in comes to affordable and safe places to visit in Africa.
I relied heavily on www.budgetyourtrip.com for a general price guide for most of these countries. Make sure you check it out when planning your trip.
If you have any other suggestions, leave them in the comments!