Summer travel has always seen rising prices, but it seems like flights aresoaring to new heights this year. The good news is the dollar has strengthened compared to the euro and other currencies, meaning your travel plans might be a little more affordable than you think. According to Hopper, a budget travel company, because the dollar is worth around 0.94 Euros, travelers to Europe can stretch their budget 15 percent further than last summer and 6 percent further than in 2019. To make finding the best destinations super easy, Hopper found the best international destinations for an affordable price.
Scandinavian countries are your best bet for affordable airfare. A trip to these countries can mean exploring Norway’s beaches, visiting Denmark’s architectural feats, and discovering amazing Swedish towns outside of Stockholm. The dollar has appreciated more than 15 percent in all three countries recently.
If you’re looking to travel in the Americas, the dollar has recently appreciated 20 percent or more in both Chile and Argentina. However, airfare prices for Chile have fallen about 14 percent. While in Chile, explore the parks in Patagonia and travel to Pucón for a volcano- and rapids-filled trip.
Most affordable international destinations for a vacation
- Chile: 14 percent decrease in airfare prices since 2019, 20 percent increase in the value of the dollar since 2021
- Sweden: 7 percent decrease in airfare prices since 2019, 19 percent increase in the value of the dollar since 2021
- Denmark: 4 percent decrease in airfare prices since 2019, 15 percent increase in the value of the dollar since 2021
- Norway: 3 percent decrease in airfare prices since 2019, 15 percent increase in the value of the dollar since 2021
To find these low prices, Hopper compared the historical exchange rates and then used its price tracking software to compare current flight prices to previous years.
Rest assured that even though the price of, well, everything seems to be going up, a fantastic vacation is still in arms reach.