The Cheapest And Most Expensive Places To Travel To In 2022

Aug 10, 2022

5 min read

After a devastating 2 years of the Covid-19 pandemic, people feel the need to travel again. The World Tourism Organisation reported a devastating drop of 71% in international travelers in the past 2 years. We can assume that as the world slowly starts easing its travel restrictions and opening its borders, there will be an influx of people grabbing the opportunity to travel again. Now more than ever, countries that heavily rely on tourism for their economy will need people to travel to their country so that they can start rebuilding their economy ‘post-covid’. So let’s discover the cheapest and most expensive travel destinations people are flocking to in 2022.


Top 3 Cheapest Travel Destinations

After 2 dreadful years, you might not have the capital to spend on a luxurious holiday. Not all holidays have to break the bank, and some destinations actually can be wallet-friendly and still fulfill your heart's desires. Kayak is one of the worlds leading travel search engines; Kayak analyzed flight searches for 1 Jan 2022 - 30 June 2022 and then considered the 100 most clicked destinations with the lowest average flight price to comprise a list of wallet-friendly destinations.


Mexico has been widely known as an affordable holiday destination over the years. Nothing has changed in 2022. Mexico is known for its vibrant culture, magnificent coastal strips, impeccable ancient ruins, and delicious cuisine. Cancun, San José del Cabo, and Puerto Vallarta are the cheapest places to fly.

For even more savings, travel during January as this month is not considered peak time. January still offers comfortable hot weather as it is dry season, and there is almost no rain during this month.


Colombia is a fantastic travel destination bursting at the seams with vibrant cities, unspoiled Caribbean beaches, emerald green jungles, and rich culture. Colombia has always offered travelers loads of tourist attractions. These include the Amazon jungle, Tayrona National Natural Park, the vibrant Bogotá houses, and the famous Carnaval de Barranquilla festival.

The best month to visit is in February. You will surely get significant savings in February by flying to the capital, Begotá. The weather during this month is a little chilly but still great weather for a vacation.

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Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok is one of these fantastic blue water and white sandy beaches we see plastered on social media. It is a bucket list paradise vacation for most people. Lombok is an island in Indonesia that can be described as paradise, offering magnificent views of beaches, tropical jungles, and even an active volcano.

You can expect lower prices during the wet season from October – April. Although it is the rainy season, you will still have scorching weather.

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Top 3 Most Expensive Travel Destinations

So maybe you’re in the mood to splurge and treat yourself? These locations are many people’s bucket list items and it’s easy to see why. If you don’t mind these hefty price tags, feast your eyes on the most beautiful and expensive holiday destinations of 2022.

Bora Bora

Like many others, I dream of one day traveling to Bora Bora. But yikes, the price! Bora Bora’s unique location sets the tone for once in a lifetime adventure. Bora Bora is also described as a honeymooner’s paradise as this is the perfect romantic setting.

Famous with celebrities like Nicole Kidman and Vince Vaughn, the island isn't for thrifty travelers. You can expect to pay at least 1000$ per night for a hotel room, and keep in mind that these are lower in the rank of luxury. Yikes!

You will find the ‘cheapest’ prices during Bora Bora’s off-season in October - May.

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Fiji Islands

Another paradise dream, scattered white sand, glossed with turquoise water and dotted with beautiful green palm trees. Fiji is known as the ‘soft coral capital of the world’ and is any snorkeler or diver's dream.

But yes, it comes at a price. Even getting there can cost thousands of dollars. The cheapest time to fly to Fiji is during April, which is the wet season. Island hopping can also be very expensive. If you fancy staying on this island of Laucala, you are welcomed with the country’s traditional ‘Bula’ greeting and a landing fee of 11 500$.

February is the best time to fly to get cheaper flights.

Travel requirements : Travel to Fiji: COVID-19 Information, Requirements, and Visa Fees


New York, USA

The Big Apple has always been a very sought-after travel destination. People travel from all over the world to experience time square, Broadway, the Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty. Those are only a handful of popular tourist attractions.

You can start with a very luxurious breakfast at Norma’s that will cost you around 1 600$ for their ‘zillion-dollar frittata’. Then head over to Westin to eat their 1 000$ bagel covered in truffles and golden flakes.

During January's freezing, snowy months, you will find the best prices New York offers.

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Would You Prefer One Of The Cheaper Or More Expensive Options?

These options look so appealing right about now, don’t they? Remember, not all unique travel destinations need to break the bank. There are some valuable tools to help you book the best airfare that can help you save much money. These sites are Kiwi and Skyscanner. Websites like Skyscanner can show you the monthly trend of airline prices for your destination. Kiwi is relatively easy to use; when you enter your departure dates and destinations, you will receive an extensive list of options matching your search.  By default, you will find the cheapest flights combined with different airlines t the top of the list.  As a result, you might have to spend more hours traveling or waiting on layovers, but it might be worth it if you save a significant amount of money. Many more tips help you save money on your flight ticket.

Don’t forget that visas will also be an essential thing to consider when traveling to one of these places, Atlys is the only way to get one effortlessly!

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