Is 2020 going to be your year for travel? Backpacking across the globe, city breaks or even studying or working abroad? That all costs money though, right? So to give you a helping hand we’ve found some of our top flights to the best budget destinations of 2020. Get some big plans for 2020 now.


Budapest is a great city for food, culture and a night out. The city comprises of three main regions, Pest, Buda and Óbuda, and you’ll find beautiful river views, parks and stunning architecture.

Things to do: 

  • Visit the Széchnyi Thermal Bath
  • Take a ride on the Budapest Castle Hill Funicular
  • Walk along Széchnyi Chain Bridge
  • Explore Buda Castle


Athens is a destination full of history, ancient sites and great food. And if you fancy spending the day swimming or surfing at the beach, Platanias is in close proximity too.

Things to do: 

  • Head to the Acropolis of Athens
  • Take a walk in the National Gardens
  • Catch a glimpse at the Temple of Poseidon
  • Get cultural at the Museum of Cycladic Art


Thailand is THE budget backpacking destination and you’re more than likely to start your trip in Bangkok. Accommodation is cheap, there’s lots to do and there is an abundance of street food markets and stalls selling cheap dishes.

Things to do: 

  • Visit Bangkok’s floating market
  • Have a ride in a tuktuk
  • Take a day trip to Ayutthaya 
  • Discover a temple or two. These could include The Grand Palace, Temple of Emerald Buddha or Wat Arun Rathchavararam


Whether you’re just spending time in the bustling city of Delhi. Or using the city as a starting point to a bigger trip around the country, you’ll find India an incredibly immersive experience.

Things to do: 

  • Visit the Red Fort
  • Give the street food in Delhi a try
  • Wonder at the architectural delight of the Lotus Temple
  • Get lost in Old Delhi’s bazaars 


Bali should be on everyone’s bucket list and FYI spring is the perfect time to visit – just before the high season kicks up the prices! Explore Ubud’s Monkey Forest, or grab your board and catch some waves at Seminyak Beach. Bali is full of incredible travel experiences, budget-friendly hostels and heaps of cheap healthy food. 

Things to do: 

  • Take a wander through Ubud’s Monkey Forest
  • Grab a delicious buddha bowl for breakfast
  • Go surfing in Kuta
  • Spot a rice terrace or two!

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