Things to do in London 2017: Best tours, attractions, museums, free things

As an American who lived in London for six months after visiting it dozens of times prior, I feel like I can give a combination of a local’s perspective and that outsider view from the eyes of a tourist. London is an amazing city so filled with top attractions that no one ever sees them all, so it’s just a matter of choosing the ones that appeal to you most and then budgeting your time.

If you’ve got 4 days or less in London it’s highly recommended you do at least one tour on either the hop-on, hop-off bus or the cruise along the Thames, or preferably both. Do it early in your trip and you’ll know where almost everything is so you can go back to the things that interest you the most. Click to read more

25 Cheap destinations in 2017 with great weather in September

Having wrapped up the articles for cheap cities with great July weather and cheap cities with great August weather, it’s nice to arrive in a month where better bargains are available in places with manageable crowds. The savvy budget traveler skips the summer months to take advantage of better weather and lower prices at the best holiday destinations in September.

Europe in particular really opens up with some great deals in cities that actually have their best weather of the year at the end of summer. Airfares get lower and hotels and hostels get cheaper and easier to find, so this is really perfect if you’ve got the time off. Click to read more

The 15 Most expensive museums in the world

Rijksmuseum AmsterdamUnlike most other travel costs, museum prices are particularly hard to predict until you’ve actually done the research. Many governments and private foundations continue to subsidize museums as a way to make them accessible to all, but that doesn’t happen everywhere, of course.

So here at Price of Travel we’re all about trying to help people calculate their budgets in all the major destinations around the world, and in some cases this can be a tool to actually pick your next holiday. We’ve compared taxi prices around the world, and public transportation prices around the world, with mostly predictable results. This one is a bit different. Click to read more

21 Cheap destinations in 2017 with great weather in August

We continue with this year-long series of articles highlighting cheap cities that have great weather during a particular month, this time for August. If you are a global weather-watcher you might already know that August weather tends to be nearly identical from the previous month, so you’ll also notice quite a few similarities with our list of cheap cities with great July weather.

So not only is the weather in these two months similar, but it’s a similar predicament for budget travelers in that Europeans (even more so than Americans) tend to cram a huge amount of vacation time into the height of summer. This means that any city with a beach that is in or near Europe will have its highest prices of the year during August. There are a few cities on the list below that aren’t nearly as crowded in summer, so let’s have a look, shall we? Click to read more

22 Best Europe destinations in August for 2017

You might expect that every city in Europe is overrun by tourists in August, but that’s not actually true. Many of Europe’s cities are very crowded in August, but some others, including Paris, are actually somewhat empty because so many locals and businesses are out of town and closed.

Below is our list of the 22 best places to consider for a Europe trip in the month of August. You can expect pleasant weather in almost all of them, as well as sizable crowds in most. If this is your first trip to Europe then it would be a shame to skip a city like London or Paris just because of other tourists. You’ll also find some lesser known cities on the list, and hopefully you can put together a great Europe itinerary of your own. Click to read more

Cheapest flights to Caribbean islands from Europe

St Maartin Beach AirportAs winter is approaching and the Western World dreams of flying on down to the Caribbean for a week or two, we are sorting out which are the best-value islands and which are better for those with bankrolls that allow them to avoid the riff-raff.

Recently we broke down the airfare market for Americans by listing the cheapest flights to the Caribbean by island and destination. For that one we used New York City as the starting point for all of them since it’s by far the largest market for winter Caribbean flights and it’s also the cheapest starting point for many islands. Those starting elsewhere will still find that list to be helpful because the order will stay more or less the same, with flights costing a bit more for most, depending on starting city. Click to read more

23 Cheapest European cities and airports to fly into in 2017

Budapest RiverviewSo many of us starting in the US or Canada will be visiting multiple cities when we tour Europe that we have the luxury of flying into several different destinations. But with the airline business changing so rapidly, how do we know which are the cheapest cities to fly into?

Not too many years ago the cheapest flights into Europe were almost always into the largest and busiest airports, which are in London, Frankfurt, Paris, and Amsterdam, but times have changed. Now those are sometimes the most expensive airports to fly into within Europe, so savvy travelers on multi-stop trips are better off starting elsewhere. The cheapest international flight destinations from the USA are largely in Latin America, but many of them are also the top cities in Europe. Click to read more

22 Best Europe destinations in July for 2017

July is the single most crowded month in many of Europe’s cities, but still the top places such as London, Paris, and Rome are still worth a visit if you are planning a trip this time of year. The long days and warm weather make up for some of the hassles you might face, and with a bit of research you can often find less crowded areas that are not far from the center.

The July days in some of the southern countries such as Spain and Greece can feel overwhelming, so it’s really better to save those places for earlier or later in the year. And some cities can actually be less crowded than in other months because so many office workers take the whole month off. Here are our 22 picks for places to go in Europe in July. Click to read more

22 Cheap destinations for 2017 with great weather in July

July can be a tricky month to find cheap vacation destinations since nearly all of the obvious ones are packed with families on summer holidays. The good news is that there still plenty of good options out there, including the Caribbean and some other places in the Tropics.

American families who can get away in June or late August can find lower prices and smaller crowds. It can be tricky for Europeans who typically get the whole month of July (or August) off, as those flights around the first of the month can be pricey. Still, there are some places to consider, including a few surprises, so below are 22 (relatively) cheap destinations that have nice weather during July. Click to read more

9 Best first-time Europe itineraries for 1, 2, or 3 weeks

Nearly everyone who wants to visit Europe for the first time is determined to see at least a few different places on that trip. Many people make the mistake of thinking they can maximize what they see by going from one city to the next every day or two, but that is actually a better way of getting to know Europe’s trains and train stations than it is of enjoying Europe.

Hopefully you have more than a week for your first visit, as even 10 days is far better than just the 7 since you are likely coming from a long way in the first place. The longer you have the better your trip and the more you’ll get to see, but racing from place to place isn’t as fun as you might assume. Below are 9 starter itineraries of about a week each. Choose the one that sounds most interesting to you, and build from there with your remaining time. Click to read more