2018’s Hottest Travel Spots: How Much Money You Need to Visit Each

Learn how much cash you should bring on your next trip.

Discover unearthed treasure like Indiana Jones. Travel throughout the jungle as elephants tower next to you. Get a golden tan on a secluded beach as you drink from a coconut. 2018’s hottest travel destinations are in and they’re a lot more affordable than you might think.

The daily prices listed below include accommodation, food, ground transportation and occasional sightseeing per person.

Read: 25 Destinations You Should Travel to Before They Get Too Expensive

Valletta, Malta

Malta, known primarily for its isolation, tranquility and the filming of the 1980 “Popeye” movie starring Robin Williams, has started to get a lot of attention as of late. If you’re looking for some Mediterranean vibes with some incredible history and serene backdrops, Malta is your next travel destination — it’s great year-round.

You Should Bring: $100 per day

Pyeongchang, South Korea

Thanks to the Winter Olympics that took place earlier this year, the once sleepy town of Pyeongchang has started to modernize, and the traveling community is taking notice. Prior to the winter gaming events, the area debuted a new high-speed rail line, allowing travelers to visit more touristy destinations like the Taebaek Mountains.

You Should Bring: $130 per day

São Paulo

Travel trendsetters are heading just a bit further south of Rio de Janeiro for a little more Brazilian culture. What was once upon a time considered Brazil’s financial capital has transformed into a celebration of art, Brazilian cuisine and stunning architecture.

You Should Bring: $55 per day

Essaouira, Morocco

Cities like Chefchaouen, Fez and Marrakesh get most of the crowds and the attention. Ditch the frenzy and head west to the exotic and coastal city of Essaouira. It’s quite similar to the Côte d’Azur with a bit more of North African culture steeped in Middle Eastern tradition.

You Should Bring: $40 per day

Kapaa, Hawaii

Maui, Oahu and Hawaii have gotten a lot of attention over the years, but the natural wonder of Kauai has remained somewhat of a Hawaiian secret until now. Its reputation of stunning waterfalls, impressive rainbows and beautiful, green hiking trails has made this island a nature lover’s dream.

You Should Bring: $300 per day

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Indiana Jones fans and historical adventurers will love the unearthed ruins found throughout the beautiful country of Jordan. From the “lost” city of Petra to the vast desert of Wadi Rum, you’ll find treasures throughout this ancient land.

You Should Bring: $70 per day

New Orleans

New Orleans might not be new to most travelers, but this year is a special one for NOLA. The big city is turning 300 this year and naturally, they’re celebrating in the typical Southern Creole fashion: party.

You Should Bring: $175 per day

Mexico City

Young and enthusiastic Mexican artists, designers and business leaders have decided to make this city a cultural mecca in the last decade. Now that Mexico City was named 2018 World Design Capital (the first city awarded in the Americas), it seems like the rest of the world is finally seeing what this artistic hub has to offer.

You Should Bring: $40 per day

Southern Sri Lanka

Southeast Asian travel has been exceedingly popular over the last decade, but civil war throughout Sri Lanka has kept visitors off the map — until now. The beautiful south side and coastline are dotted with hotels and resorts, making this new spot very comfortable, and explaining why more than two million tourists visited in 2017.

You Should Bring: $55 per day

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