Are you still trying to plan your summer vacation? Before you book your hotel and flight, make sure the destination you pick fits your budget.
To help you find the most affordable places to visit, GOBankingRates looked at summer hotel rates and airfare for U.S. and international hot spots.
Click through to see the best and worst summer destinations for your wallet, starting with the worst.
Most Expensive Summer Destinations in the World
There are more than a few reasons why these summer vacation spots are expensive. But maybe the cost is worth it to you. Click through to see the worst trips to take this summer.
20. Nashville, Tenn.
Believe it or not, Nashville is one of the most expensive U.S. tourist destinations. The Music City has been welcoming musicians and those with a passion for live music since the late 1700s. However, with average hotel prices hitting $218 a night, it’s certainly not a cheap place to travel in the summer.
19. New Orleans
You can indulge in a wide array of tastes and experiences in the vibrant neighborhoods of this eclectic city. Make sure you take a ride on a streetcar, but be prepared this will be a pricey vacation: Hotels charge an average of $237 per night. To save money, visit New Orleans during its cheapest month.
France’s capital city is one of the most romantic cities in the world. But to taste the finest foods in the city of romance, you’ll need to spend quite a few euros. Airfare averages $1,097 from Los Angeles.
Boston ties with Washington, D.C., for having the most commuters walk to work, and visitors also can get around the city by foot, on bicycle or by using the excellent public transit system. There’s plenty to see there, including the Freedom Trail, quirky Newbury Street, Harvard and Quincy Market.
While cheap flight deals to Boston can be found, hotels are pricey, averaging $249 per night. To save money, learn how to visit Boston on a budget.
16. Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, on the west coast of Canada, is a stunning metropolis with a backdrop of the beautiful wilderness of British Columbia. It has a reputation for being incredibly costly, however. In fact, Money magazine rated it the most expensive North American city to live in. Hotel rooms are on the pricey side, too, at a nightly average of $226.
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15. Barcelona, Spain
Admire the Gothic architecture of the city’s beautiful cathedrals, visit beautiful beaches and sample some of the finest Catalan food and wine available in this cosmopolitan Spanish city.
Unfortunately, though, you might not have too much spending money to take with you. Flights alone will set you back an average of $1,073 from Los Angeles and nearly $1,300 from Atlanta.
Travel to Europe can be costly, and those wishing to travel to Italy’s famous capital will find flights that cost an average of $1,254.
However, if you can afford a trip to Rome you’ll find ancient monuments, including the Colosseum and some of the best pizza in the world.
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13. Athens, Greece
As the historic capital of Europe, Athens has more sights than you could hope to see in the average vacation. Enjoy panoramic views of this beautiful city, including Filopappou Hill that highlights the Acropolis.
Staying here is fairly inexpensive, with average hotel prices at just $71 a night. However, average flights cost more than $1,281.
12. San Francisco
From the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz to the iconic cable cars, San Francisco welcomes visitors from around the world with its fine dining, historic sites and a full calendar of arts and cultural attractions. However, the city’s hotels cost an average of $267 per night — unless you visit during the cheapest times of the year.
11. Los Angeles
Los Angeles doesn’t have to try too hard to attract visitors. With the allure of celebrity sightings all around the city, miles and miles of beautiful beaches, world-class restaurants or hip hotels aplenty, LA is a popular vacation spot. Although flights can be reasonably priced, hotels can be very expensive, with an average night costing more than $260.
10. Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark is considered one of the happiest places in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. In Copenhagen, take a trip to Tivoli Gardens, one of the world’s oldest amusement parks, where you’ll find a wooden roller coaster and spectacular firework show. However, keep in mind flights are on the higher side and cost an average of $961 from Los Angeles.
Dublin boasts a huge selection of independent stores and handicrafts, making it one of the best destinations for shopaholics and those wishing to wander down the streets of the Creative Quarter. But flights to Ireland’s capital city average $1,027 from Atlanta, making it an expensive choice.
8. Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh — one of the most stunning destinations in the world — is particularly popular among American travelers. Unfortunately, this Scottish capital is not a cheap vacation spot. Flights cost an average of more than $1,152 per person from Los Angeles.
7. Hamburg, Germany
On the Elbe River, this port city is often referred to as “The Gateway to the World” and is one of Germany’s prettiest cities. Flights to Hamburg cost an average of more than $1,329 per person from Los Angeles so it isn’t a cheap summer getaway, but you might find it is well worth the money.
The historic city of Amsterdam wows visitors with scenic canals, historic sites and the Van Gogh Museum. Average flights to the Netherlands city cost $1,252 per person from Los Angeles.
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5. Porto, Portugal
Once in fascinating and beautiful Porto, most visitors will find accommodations and dining to be fairly affordable. However, getting there is expensive — flights cost an average of $1,511 from Atlanta.
4. Buenos Aires
Visitors to Buenos Aires shouldn’t leave the city before dancing the country’s famous tango, and there are more than enough nightclubs, lounges and dance halls to practice your moves. Flights average $1,583 from Los Angeles. Meanwhile, hotels are a more reasonable average of $63 per night.
There’s so much to see in Seattle, from downtown to the waterfront to the unmatched beauty of Mount Rainier in the distance. Named the Emerald City for its natural beauty, Seattle is worth a visit for those who love the great outdoors, vibrant cityscapes and fine dining.
However, visitors should learn how to explore Seattle on a budget. Hotels here can be very expensive, hitting an average of $316 per night.
Hawaii represents for many tourists the ultimate in a paradise getaway — but it doesn’t come cheap.
Flights to this beautiful island cost an average of $795 from Los Angeles and $942 from Atlanta. From arts and culture to outdoor adventures, Hawaii is a trip to remember, however.
1. The Bahamas
More than 700 islands make up the beautiful Bahamas, nestled in over 100,000 square miles of pristine ocean. But traveling to this fantasy destination will cost you quite a bit. Average hotel prices cost $299 a night, while flights are on the high end, reaching an average price of more than $820 from Los Angeles.
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20. San Diego
California can be an expensive destination. But if you decide to take the family on a budget-friendly road trip, consider San Diego.
The ocean-side city is less expensive than cities to the north, and average hotel prices are just over $220 per night. If you fly there, the average flight from Atlanta is $453. Seventy miles of sunny coastline await you.
19. Rio de Janeiro
The affordable hotel rates in Brazil’s capital city average $57 per night, making Rio within reach for many. And there are plenty of free things to do. Relax on the famed Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, or see the iconic symbol of the city, the Christ the Redeemer statue.
18. Savannah, Ga.
Hotels in Savannah cost an average of $200 per night, and flights from Los Angeles cost just over $515. Visit the city’s historic sites, the City Market and the vibrant River Street. It’s one of the best family vacation spots in the U.S.
Many people think a visit to Singapore exceeds their travel budget. While flights from Los Angeles cost about $847, lodging is an average of $99 per night. Singapore is known for its varied and delicious food offerings, culminating in a glorious food festival for two weeks in July.
16. Virginia Beach, Va.
The best summer holidays are about spending time with loved ones, playing by the sea and making memories. Virginia Beach is more than a beach — this area has many family-friendly attractions and activities, including boat rides, historic military sites, an aquarium and swimming with the dolphins. Flights from Atlanta average $315.
15. Portland, Ore.
At an average cost of about $220 from Los Angeles, flights to Portland cost less than the average nightly cost of a hotel in the city. There are plenty of free things to do in the city. Check out the waterfalls, the Paul Bunyan statues and the outdoor markets.
It isn’t the cheapest place to fly in the summer, but hotel rooms that cost an average of $87 per night can make an English vacation within reach. To get even more bang for your buck ― or pound ― check out a number of free parks or museums, take a walking tour of London or watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.
13. Key West, Fla.
You can fly to Key West for an average cost of under $500. This sunny beach spot is the southernmost point in the United States and just 90 miles from Cuba. Famed authors Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams found Key West to be a special place, so write your own story there.
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12. Bali, Indonesia
It might be surprising to find a long-haul destination such as Bali on a low-cost list. But with hotels costing an average of just $22 a night, this is one slice of paradise that’s worth the cost.
11. Cancun, Mexico
Mexico is another destination that offers travelers plenty of value for their money. Flights cost start at an average of $389 and once in Cancun, you don’t have to spend much to relax on the beaches near the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea or take an adventure to explore the area’s Mayan history.
10. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas is where the rich and famous meet spring breakers. As a summer vacation spot, Cabo San Lucas represents an upscale resort at an attractive price point. For an average airfare of just $315 from Los Angeles, beach lovers can get away from it all.
9. Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is still recovering post-Hurricane Maria. However, according to New York Magazine, tourism dollars can help Puerto Rico maintain its jobs and businesses.
Whether you want to go on a vacation or volunteer, a trip to Puerto Rico shouldn’t drain your wallet. For example, the average airfares from Atlanta cost $428, making it an option for cheap summer vacations.
Montreal has all the flair of a French vacation but at a much lower price. In fact, hotels cost an average of $132 per night. Try some poutine, the city’s unique take on fries that are traditionally served with cheese curds and gravy.
7. Austin, Texas
Billed as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin is the perfect place to catch some great bands. It’s one of the cheap summer flight destinations with airfare costing an average of less than $250, so you can spring for some Texas-sized entertainment while there.
6. New York
The Big Apple is not known as a cheap destination but with average flights at $211 from Atlanta, it is possible to see all the sights ― the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Central Park ― without blowing your budget.
Bangkok is like no other city, with its unique hotels, stunning temples and floating markets. Hotels in the Thailand capital cost an average of $26 per night. What are you waiting for?
4. Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach makes the list of cheap places to travel in the summer because of its reasonable hotel prices ― a $127 average per night ― and fair flight prices from an average of $428. Once there you’ll enjoy the seeing the art-deco stylings, Ocean Drive and South Beach.
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3. Orlando, Fla.
From theme parks to golf courses, fine dining and shopping, Orlando has it all. Average hotel costs hit just $112 per night, making it a great family summer vacation spot.
2. Washington, D.C.
Visit our nation’s capital city, and see where all the big decisions are made. At just an average cost of $368, Washington is one of the cheapest places to fly to in the summer.
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1. Las Vegas
Use the money you save on travel to Vegas on some last-minute shows and a little casino fun. Average flights cost just over $100 from Los Angeles and hotel prices average $71 a night, making Sin City a cheap summer getaway.
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Methodology: GOBankingRates analyzed the following factors to identify the cheapest and most expensive summer destinations: 1) average hotel rates based on the average three 4-star minimum hotels for stays during July 7, 2018, to July 14, 2018, and 2) average airfare based on the average cost of the three lowest round-trip flights leaving ATL and LAX from July 7, 2018, to July 14, 2018. Sources used: Hotels.com and Google Flights.