Travelers love to save money in any way they can. What better way to do just that than to take advantage of a big dip in airfare to some awesome places?
Hopper released their Fall Shoulder Season Report recently with some golden nuggets inside. There was a lot of juicy insight into some of the best destinations to save some big bucks, including the U.S.
Europe may be most appealing, however. With trending hotspots all over the continent, fall is one of the best times to visit this side of the globe.
Travel costs have soared this year with the resurgence of travelers, but let’s take a look at where to go in Europe where you may get your best value.
These 5 European destinations have the biggest drop in airfare this fall:
Gran Canaria, Spain
Those seeking pure bliss on a gorgeous island should look no further than this Spanish treasure. Situated closer to Morocco and Western Sahara than mainland Spain, this island gives visitors a truly exotic experience.
And now that airfare has dropped big time, penny-pinchers can take full advantage on a trip they will never forget.
Summer fares to Europe averaged over $1,000 round-trip, some averaging as high as $1,400. Prices were high for Gran Canaria, even with its close proximity to the U.S.
Now that fall has arrived, Hopper is reporting a 37% drop in airfare. That’s a $635 decrease on average.
Italy has been one of the top destinations for Americans this year. Rightfully so, with so many wondrous places to explore.
Even once lesser-visited cities are becoming more popular, such as the stunning city of Florence. The average Joe may think of Rome, Venice, or the Amalfi Coast when considering a trip here, but the country has so much more to offer than the big names we all know.
Verona is a smaller city located between Milan and Venice with timeless cobbled streets and vibrant architecture.
Reaching this gem just got a whole lot cheaper. Hoppers is seeing a 36% drop in flight prices, totaling a $644 decrease on average.
Germany has become more accessible to American travelers with recently added direct flights. However, there are no direct flights to this overlooked German city.
Stuttgart lies away from the more commonly known cities, such as Berlin and Frankfurt. But it is worth the journey to southwest Germany.
It is known as the Autohauptstadt, which translates to “car capital city”, for its history in engineering some of the most well-known vehicle brands, such as Porsche and Mercedes Benz.
Car buffs will enjoy the multiple museums dedicated to this topic, while others will fall in love with the charming streets and stunning castles.
The average round-trip airfare is now under $1000 with the airfare dropping 43% since summer.
This magical region of Norway offers some of the best autumn views with the stunning fjords away from the city life.
People come to Norway this time of year to see the stunning nature full of fall colors and even the famous Northern Lights.
The storybook town of Bergen is worth a visit as well, but the gorgeous fjords overpower this small city.
Coming here is cheaper than usual, with a massive drop of almost half it’s normal price. Airfare has dropped as much as 48% to Bergen, with an average round-trip price of $728 – the lowest of any European destination on this report.
Horta (The Azores), Portugal
Is any place trending in Europe more than Portugal? Doubtful. This country has been on fire this year with tourists flocking here in record numbers.
Travelers love visiting Porto, Lisbon, and the gorgeous islands set off the country’s stunning coastlines.
The wondrous islands of The Azores are a once-in-a-lifetime destination and maybe now more than ever.
Flights have dropped as much as $709 from the height of summer. The flights are still a pretty penny, averaging $1,205, but is pure bliss in paradise worth it?
From the looks of it, that’s a resounding “yes!”.
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