3) Budapest, Hungary
If a city vacation is more your style than a nature-based one, you should consider Budapest as a budget-friendly option. You can visit many of the sights of the city and then stay at hotels rated over 4 out of 5 stars for around $100-150 per night. Some of the best sites to visit include the Parliament Building, the Fisherman’s Bastion, and St. Peter’s Basilica. These locations can each be toured for under $30 per person. If you want some time on the water, you can also take a cruise down the Danube River. Other popular places include displays at the music fountain, the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden, and several castles and palaces. Another aspect of vacationing in Budapest that will make your wallet happy is that public transportation is readily available and is cheaper than in Western countries, including metro tickets which start at around $1.