Two factors that burdens travelers are plane tickets and lodging. Here is a rundown of the top places for affordable travel this 2017 based on those two factors.
Cartagena is a harbor city on Colombia's Caribbean shore. The place is founded in the 16th century with squares, cobblestone streets, and colorful colonial buildings. The city has a tropical climate and a popular beach destination. Flights vary from $397 in January to $748 in December. The best time for affordable travel in this place is in May with flights at $399 and hotels at $125. The Isla de Barú laced with white-sand beaches and palm trees, and the Islas del Rosario, known for their coral reefs are among the two famous beach destinations of the city.
Quito is Ecuador's capital, which stands tall in the Andean foothills at an altitude of 2,850m. Quito is recognized for its well-preserved colonial center, flourishing with 16th and 17th-century churches. Other edifices blend European, Moorish and native styles, says Lonely Planet. Flights to Quito are as low as $466 in October and rises to $636 in the month of December. Hotels are approximately at $100 throughout the year. The best time for affordable travel in this place is in April where average flight costs $475 and hotels are only $98. Quito prides its cathedral in the Plaza Grande square, and Compañia de Jesús Jesuit church.
Reykjavik is Iceland's capital and biggest city. It is filled with National and Saga museums, sketching Iceland's Viking history. Among the many places to visit is the Hallgrimskirkja church. The striking concrete church and revolving Perlan glass roof offer sweeping views of the sea and adjacent hills. The place is also sprawling with geothermal Blue Lagoon spa, near the village of Grindavik. The best time for affordable travel to Reykjavik is toward the end of the year, with flight prices at $479 and hotels at $165 in October. In July, the average price for flights is $704 and $215 for hotels.
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