Low cost vacation places in 2018
Currently the cheapest long-haul tourist destinations worldwide, based on typical holiday spending are:
1: Tokyo, Japan
2: Cape Town, South Africa
3: Mombasa, Kenya
4: Colombo, Sri Lanka
5: Hoi An, Vietnam
6: Bali, Indonesia
7: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
8: Orlando, Florida, USA
9: Penang, Malaysia
10: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
September – October are superb holiday months in the Northern Hemisphere as the tourist hordes take their kids back to school but the sun still shines brightly in and seas are warmer than ever. However, by the end of September some summer-oriented tourist facilities start to shut down so public transport can become a problem – such as open-top buses and tourist ferries – while hotels, restaurants and bars start to close their doors for the winter season.
US Vacation Places September – October 2018
So this is how they get high in New Mexico. The International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, USA, October 6 – 14. Photo by a4gpa
Beach vacations will be attractive in California and Texas at this time of year but the weather in Florida is likely to be hot, sticky and stormy.
The hurricane season in the Caribbean runs from August thru October but the rainy period lasts May to December. Exceptions are the Dutch ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao) which are below the hurricane belt and consequently have better summertime/autumn weather conditions and practically 12 months availability (though November-January can be a little cloudy and damp).
Hawaii is out of season during these months and the big surf has disappeared, so prices are lower and bargain holidays on offer for careful researchers.
September is a terrific time to take a road trip around southwest America’s awesome canyons and national parks or take a trip around Canada before the chills set in.
Canada September – October 2018
Hiking around Owen Point on Vancouver Island in western Canada. Photo by Paxson Woelber..
Canada’s currency is not too high and they have few problems with terrorism so this could be another good year for Canadian tourism.
Summer is almost over but this could be the best time to take a trip there to:
Canada’s main vacation places:
Canada tourism begins properly in May and runs thru September.
Best wildlife: Churchill (Manitoba), British Columbia, Alberta.
Best winter festival: Ottawa Winterlude, Ontario.
Best summer festival: Calgary Stampede, Alberta.
Best beaches: New Brunswick (Atlantic Provinces) and Vancouver (British Columbia).
Best cuisine: Quebec province.
Latin America Vacation Places, September – October 2018
Peru’s Inca Trail. The top of the first, highest and hardest pass, Dead Woman’s Pass at 4,200m. This is the killer. Get past it and you’re coasting. Photo by Jim
Some of Latin America’s most colourful countries are perfect September – October, such as Peru, Brazil, Chile and Argentina, but Central America is generally overheated, oppressively humid and liable to rainstorms.