The summer travel season is here, and if you haven’t already booked your vacation, then you may be wondering if you’ve left it too late.
Due to increased demand, flight prices are high this year. Some would-be travelers may feel put off by the high cost of flying in 2023.
But the key is to keep looking and be persistent.
While your first-choice travel destination may be out of reach, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still plenty of destinations that are affordable to visit right now.
Here are 5 destinations that still have cheap flights available this summer:
Las Vegas, Nevada
If you want to vacation for a good time, not a long time, then why not fly to Las Vegas for a long weekend?
Vegas has long been a popular choice for travelers looking for fun, relaxation, and a late-night party atmosphere. While it is famed for gambling, it is also a great location to catch a show and soak up some sunshine.
According to both Skyscanner and Kayak, Las Vegas is one of the cheapest destinations to choose from this summer. Unusual for a destination that is so consistently popular.
The average cost of a round-trip flight to Las Vegas is $315 according to Kayak, but flights from some airports are considerably cheaper. Round-trip flights from Chicago O’Hare can be found for $166 and from Phoenix for just $80.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Want to escape the U.S. for your vacation this summer? San Juan is one of the cheapest destinations to fly to outside of the continental United States, based on data from Skyscanner.
Non-stop flights are available in mid-July from just $133 per person, depending on your departure city.
San Juan is a beautiful city ideal for those travelers looking for close proximity to beaches and relaxation. It is also home to beautiful historical sites and attractions, such as the Castillo San Cristobal and the Cathedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista.
The temperatures can rise to 88°F (31°C) in San Juan during summer, making it the ideal vacation destination for sun-seekers.
If you want to see Europe this summer and have the budget available to book long-haul flights, then Madeira in Portugal may be your cheapest option.
As well as being affordable, Madeira is popular: flight demand for the city has increased by 123% year on year. Despite this, it is still possible to find round-trip flights for $588, depending on your departure airport.
Madeira is a small island that is just 35 miles long, but it packs in a huge number of beautiful natural and historical attractions into such a small place.
From verdant forests to tumbling waterfalls, quaint villages to domineering castles, there’s always something to see and do.
Add miles of beautiful coastline, and you’ll always find something to see and do in Madeira.
If you’re hoping to leave the country without traveling too far, why not head north?
According to Skyscanner, direct return flights to Toronto in July start from $161, depending on your departure airport.
The cheapest city to choose to fly from is Orlando, with flights from $161, followed by New York, with flights from $184.
You may think of Canada as a winter travel destination, but summer is actually the peak time to visit Toronto, thanks to the pleasant weather and abundance of outdoor activities.
Stroll through the Botanical gardens, climb the CN Tower, or take a boat ride to see the city from a completely different angle.
Niagara Falls is also just a short trip from Toronto: you can access it by car in just 90 minutes. Summer is the perfect time to tick this iconic attraction off your budget list.
You may not consider traveling to Florida if you’re not traveling with children who want to enter the Disney bubble, but it is a wonderful destination with so much to offer.
It’s also affordable, with Kayak naming Orlando the cheapest summer destination for domestic travel.
As well as big-ticket theme parks such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, you can also explore the natural wonder of the Florida Everglades, visit a water park, or relax as you take in a dinner show.
Adventurous travelers can also hand glide, zip line, or go on a hot air balloon ride in the region. There really is something for everyone!
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