Travelling is always good, but when you visit cheap destinations in Europe is even better.
It is clear that almost everyone would like to travel all around the world, visit all cities without exception. However, unless you have won the lottery, this dream will cost you a lot of money.
The cost of your vacation will largely depend on the destination you decide to go, considering all your expenses (Flight, food, hotel, etc). In the end, this will depend on the kind of tourism you like to do. (Don’t forget to check here the best beach destinations for this summer)
Some people prefer to enjoy longer one single city per holiday, even if they have to spend a little bit more money there. Others choose to spend less time and money in one city to be able to travel longer and more often.
In order to help you enjoy Europe paying less, Infinitrips magazine created a list of the cheapest cities to visit in Europe. It is also important to mention that many of them are not in the Euro-Zone, therefore, if you earn in another currency, you might have good advantages there.
1 – Budapest, Hungary
Are you looking for an economic city that you will fall in love at first sight?
Stop looking, you just found the perfect destination: Budapest.
In Budapest you get lost in the street markets, see the most beautiful Parliament in Europe, make new friends and celebrate all over the top in the rude pubs. Besides that, there are super curious and colorful places where you can drink cheap beer and enjoy the atmosphere of the city.
After all, if you need some relaxation, don’t worry, because Budapest is ready for it: in the city there are several thermal baths (less than € 20) that will make you feel younger as well as healthier!
2 – Krakow, Poland
Although not the capital of Poland, Krakow has a lot to offer. The city is full of life in its universities, streets and all the bars surrounding the old town.
Vodka shots costs only € 1, so don’t forget to right your hotel address on the top of your hand.
Its historic center was saved from the destruction of World War II and today the Old City concentrates the best of Krakow.
Besides, if you want to visit the most important concentration camp that ever existed, Auschwitz is only 70 km away from Krakow.
3 – Kiev, Ukraine
The capital of Ukraine shows what the country has the best. The cultural effervescence is everywhere and after all, we are talking about one of the largest and oldest cities on the European continent.
Relatively close to Chernobyl, the city survived the nuclear accident, the World War II, the Mongol Empire and even the Soviet Regime. With all this background you will be able to find many museums explaining every chapter of the city.
With only € 40/day you can guarantee a good stay there.
4 – Istanbul, Turkey
As the only city in the world located on two continents, Europe and Asia, Istanbul also deserves its place on the list of top cheap destinations to visit in Europe. It has thousands of years of history, and that can be seen in the streets, colorful markets and beautiful mosques.
The city has a lot to offer and the biggest expense you’ll probably have will be your hotel, which should not exceed the daily price of € 70.
5 – Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is not only one of the cheapest cities in Europe but also one of the most romantic.
The Charles Bridge connects the Old City with the incredible Castle of Prague. Some of the most visited places include: Wenceslas Square, the Old Town Hall with the Astronomical Clock, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Jewish Quarter.
A night in an airbnb in Prague can be around € 40/person depending on the season.
6 – Bucharest, Romania
It is the capital and largest city of the country. Although not well recognized by tourism, the city has much to offer. Known for many years as “The little Paris”, Bucharest preserves many of its historic buildings, while getting also more modern every day.
You will need a budget of € 35/person for the hotel rate.
7 – Sofia, Bulgaria
The capital of Bulgaria is one of the least famous destinations in Europe and we do not understand why: it is a vibrant city with lots of things to do and very cheap.
Sofia is competing in 2019 to get the title of Capital of Culture, so it’s a great destination to get to know before it becomes fashion.
The city center is always alive, full of bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs that attract young people from the region.
As a local culture, the most traditional restaurants have soup as the main dish, perfect for cold days.
The influence of Russia can be noticed in every corner, however there is specially one place that will make you feel like in Moscow: the Church of San Nicolás with 5 small golden domes and the green tiled roof.
As daily budget you can consider around € 40.
8 – Riga, Latvia
Riga is one of the cheap destinations least explored by tourism.
The largest city in the Baltic Sea seems isolated and not so attractive, but it enchants all tastes and pockets.
In addition to having one of the most affordable accommodation rates on the continent, the place has an exciting nightlife and an incredible rich culture.
The daily expenses are about € 30 per person.
9 – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Forget the scenario of war that comes to your mind when you think of Bosnia. The conflicts have definitely been in the past and the country now has the doors open for tourism.
Sarajevo is a beautiful and quiet city that is being discovered.
While the city is still not crowded by tourists, it is worth taking advantage of prices: at € 30 per day you can do a lot of things.
10 – Belgrade, Serbia
City of Celtic and Roman origins, Belgrade is a must for history-lovers.
The region survived the occupation of the Ottoman Empire and was already seized by the great plague that reached many countries across Europe.
Much of its culture is due to the craftsmen of different nationalities who came to the city in the seventeenth century. During this time Belgrade was the main point of connection on the trade routes between east and west.
To live a little bit more of what the history books tell us, you’ll need to invest around € 55 a day to visit Belgrade.
Have you visited any of these cheap destinations in Europe? Please share with us your thoughts. Which one is your favorite?