8) Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul is a city with a rich history and culture, and you can stay there without overspending. You can book a room at a nice hotel such as the White House Hotel Istanbul or Hotel Amira Istanbul for a little over $70 per night. Or if you don’t mind down-sizing luxury, you can stay at the Yeni Hostel for about $16 per night. You can walk around the historic parts of the city with or without a tour guide, depending on your schedule and budget. You can also tour the Hagia Sofia, one of Istanbul’s most famous attractions, for less than $50. Additionally, there are other museums and churches to explore around the city. There is easily accessible and cheap public transportation available as well. You can even save money on souvenirs by bartering prices at the Grand Bazaar.