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The 10 Cheapest International Destinations For Round-Trip Flights This Winter

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According to recent data from Priceline, international flights are up 44% this holiday season. And while rising prices aren’t too surprising given the easing of restrictions worldwide, travelers are still wondering where they can fly affordably. Luckily, Priceline has done the hard work for us and found the top 10 cheapest international destinations for round-trip flights departing from the U.S. this winter.

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The well-known travel deals site looked at data for travel from November 15th, 2022 — January 2nd, 2023, to determine the most affordable international destinations to fly to.

10) Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland during Fall, international destinations

Average Airfare: $656.87

Dublin is a popular destination for Europe-bound Americans and also one of the cheapest to get to. Coincidentally, Aer Lingus recently announced that they will be reintroducing routes between the Irish capital and major cities in the U.S., such as Los Angeles and Seattle.

9) Mexico City, Mexico

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Mexico City, Palacio de Bellas Artes or Palace of Fine Arts, international destinations

Average Airfare: $654.53

Mexico City’s digital nomad community has certainly been growing intensely throughout the past year. So, nomads looking to get away, take note! Indeed, Airfare to Mexico City will be cheap throughout the holiday season. The warm climate, lower cost of living, and easy visa process certainly make this an ideal choice for digital nomads wishing to escape over the holidays.

8) Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal Christmas Tree with water in the background, international destinations

Average Airfare: $621.21

Portugal has become one of the most popular destinations this year, and the holiday season will likely see the trend continue. Compared to many other European destinations, Portugal is a much cheaper destination. And while Lisbon isn’t the most affordable city in Portugal, it still offers many free activities such as museums, events, and long walks spent admiring its Neoclassical architecture.

7) Montego Bay, Jamaica

People enjoy Doctor's Cave Beach in Montego Bay Jamaica on a sunny day.

Average Airfare: $616.95

Montego Bay is undoubtedly one of the trendiest destinations of 2022, and it’s no surprise it’s on the list of cheap international destinations to fly to, as its airport is exceptionally well-connected. As one of the most sought-after destinations in the world, Montego Bay attracts millions every year with its enticing white-sand beaches, luxury all-inclusives, and vibrant culture.

6) Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Average Airfare: $609.42
Punta Cana was one of the top destinations for American travelers over the summer, but it looks like this winter may be a great time to jet off to this Caribbean gem. Travel Off Path recently rounded up all U.S. cities with direct flights to Punta Cana this winter, and we can confirm the deals are there for the taking!

5) Cancun, Mexico

Aerial panoramic view of Cancun beach and city hotel zone in Mexico. Caribbean coast landscape of Mexican resort with beach Playa Caracol and Kukulcan road. Riviera Maya in Quintana roo region on Yucatan Peninsula

Average Airfare: $597.75

Cancun has steadily broken records throughout the course of 2022. As we head into the winter, Cancun arrivals show no signs of slowing down. In fact, Cancun is likely to sell out this winter. For travelers on the fence, now is the time to make a final decision for holiday travels to this long-time favorite for American travelers.

4) Kingston, Jamaica

Panoramic View Of Kingston, Jamaica

Average Airfare: $569.26

For those looking to get a real taste of Jamaican culture and thriving nightlife, Kingston is the place to go. While it may not be as popular as Montego Bay, it is an excellent destination for those looking for a more authentic experience of Jamaica.

3) Los Cabos, Mexico

Swiming Pool Area Of Riu Palace Hotel And Resort In Los Cabos, BAja

Average Airfare: $561.36

Los Cabos has been grabbing headlines lately. Specifically, the area is becoming an intensely popular destination among celebrities and travelers looking to stay in luxury all-inclusives. Adding to its appeal, Los Cabos was voted as having the best beaches in North America, making it an ideal location for a luxurious beach vacation.

2) Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

View Of Old Colonnial Style Street In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Average Airfare: $528.46

Colonial architecture, incredible nightlife, and perfect weather make this city a must-see destination in the Dominican Republic. While not as popular as nearby Punta Cana, this city offers an authentic cultural experience every traveler would enjoy.

1) Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Coastal view of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Average Airfare: $514.76

Puerto Vallarta recently set a new tourism arrival record and has gotten a lot of attention from Americans this year. Gorgeous beaches, perfect weather, and incredibly rich culture pull travelers to Puerto Vallarta’s beautiful shores year after year. The destination will continue growing, and this winter is the perfect time to visit!


Where Will You Go?

The above destinations are visited by millions every year, and the holidays are an excellent time for a vacation. Airfares and hotel rates continue to rise, making it challenging to decide where best to enjoy some quality time vacationing. However, the destinations above offer a chance to secure fair airfare prices this holiday season. So, where will you be going?

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