Which is the cheapest family vacation destination

Cheap vacation countries - 14 countries for your cheap vacation 2021

Beach holiday, City trip or vacation with the family - who doesn't like to spend a few days with their loved ones in a beautiful vacation spot?

The good news:

Even if you are a little tight on cash, there are many holiday destinations in Europe that you can travel to cheaply.

We have put together particularly cheap holiday countries for your vacation in 2020 for you.

You can save a lot of money if you are away from the well-known vacation countries Spain, Greece or Italy moves, although you can also get a lot of bargains there and spend a cheap holiday.

Bulgaria and Hungary, for example, have become more and more popular in recent years, but still cheap.

Insider tips Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina or Slovenia are ideal for a cheap short vacation.

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1. Bulgaria

In the past few years, Bulgaria has become an absolute again Top destination among the cheap holiday destinations developed.

Especially the sunny beach on the Black Sea is a popular travel destination for many when it comes to cheap beach holidays.

The fine sandy beach is around eight kilometers long and up to 100 meters wide.

Here you can spend a nice beach vacation with the family or a party vacation with friends.

Because the Sunny Beach is the most important travel destination in all of Bulgaria and has a distinctive nightlife with many clubs and bars.

Limiting Bulgaria to Sunny Beach and party tourists would be more than unfair.

If you are looking for untouched nature for hiking and unique places, then you've come to the right place.

The Rila Mountains near the Bulgarian capital Sofia are perfect for hiking.

You should definitely visit the Rila Monastery.

It is still inhabited by monks today, but it is also a popular destination for tourists.

This has belonged since 1976 Rila Monastery a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the Bulgarian Capital Sofia you can spend an unforgettable city trip.

The city is characterized by wide avenues and stately buildings.

Here you can feel the spirit of the past and the change from principality to tsarism and the People's Republic after the Second World War.

You have the choice between museums, large parks, such as the Borisowa Gradina or the zoological garden, which was founded in 1888.

Experience the pulsating nightlife of the capital in the numerous restaurants and bars in downtown Sofia.

Our tip:

Visit the Rakia Raketa Bar at Park Zaimov in downtown Sofia.

There you can get delicious and modern Bulgarian cuisine in a hip and trendy restaurant and all at unbeatable prices.

  • The cheapest travel time for Bulgaria: from April to September

>> Cheap hotels in Bulgaria <<

2. Croatia

The next cheap holiday destination for 2020 that we would like to show you is Croatia.

The land on the Adriatic is natural No longer an insider tip, but it is still a vacation destination where you can spend a nice vacation relatively cheaply.

The country is particularly popular because you can get to it quickly by car and of course by plane from Germany.

Of course, the Croatian islands that frolic off the coast of the country in the Adriatic are particularly popular.

The islands of Krk, Rab and Pag are particularly popular with German holidaymakers.

They will all enchant you with long sandy beaches and their beautiful nature.

If you are more like a city trip or you are between Beach and culture don't want to decide, then you should spend your vacation in Dubrovnik, Zadar or Split.

The three coastal cities are known for their beautiful old towns and their long history. Dubrovnik is also one of the cheapest travel destinations for 2020.

The Croatian capital Zagreb in the interior is just as beautiful and not so much visited by tourists.

If you are a nature lover, you should definitely take a look at the Plitvice Lakes.

This picturesque lake landscape with its green and blue shimmering lakes is one of the most important tourist destinations and is definitely one of the Croatian sights that you should see.

  • The cheapest travel time for Croatia: from May to September

More to see: The most beautiful Croatian islands for 2020

>> Cheap Hotels in Croatia <<

3. Hungary

When it comes to city trips, the Hungarian capital Budapest has long since established itself among the most popular travel destinations and is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Here you experience History you can touch. Visit the St. Stephen's Basilica, the Castle District or the Castle Palace.

It is not only the many impressive sights that make Budapest so popular, also because it can be reached inexpensively by plane or train from Germany.

And you don't have to fear any major expenses on site either.

Budapest is one of the cheapest holiday destinations in Europe.

Aside from the Hungarian capital, it is above all that Balatonwhich is particularly popular with German and local tourists.

From May to September you have great chances of lots of sunshine and low holiday costs here.

Around Lake Balaton you will find a large number of cheap hotels, holiday apartments and guest houses.

Popular places right on the water are Keszthely on the north bank, Siófok on the south bank or Balatonfüred on the north-east bank.

The Balaton is particularly suitable for Vacation with young children.

In most places you will not find a beach, but paid bathing areas that consist of a green lawn and permanent access to the water.

Even people who are no longer so sure-footed are guaranteed to be in good hands and can get into the water comfortably.

This is then mostly so flat that you have to walk out a few meters before you can start swimming.

  • Go on vacation in neighboring Austria
  • The cheapest travel time for Hungary: from May to September

You can find the most beautiful sights of Budapest here >>

>> Cheap hotels in Hungary <<

4. Poland

Who in our beautiful neighboring country Poland travels, you probably still have to hear a few sayings about the danger of coming back without his car, but that shouldn't stop you from venturing there.

Because Poland is of course much more than what the prejudices claim.

Here you can not only take a particularly cheap holiday, but also have the choice between city trips or beach holidays.

Cheap vacation spots in Poland are the two major cities of Warsaw and Krakow.

Picturesque old towns and small prices await you there.

So if you want to have a particularly cheap city break, then you should put Warsaw and Krakow at the top of your list.

But there is also a lot to discover in Poland outside of these two metropolises.

Even if not quite as cheap, but still cheaper than in Germany, you can, for example, at the Polish Baltic Sea spend a wonderful wellness vacation.

In summer, the Polish Baltic Sea is also worthwhile for a beach holiday with the kids.

In contrast to the German North or Baltic Sea, you can still spend a real bargain holiday here.

  • Favorable travel time for Poland: from May to September

Do you want to travel to the German Baltic Sea? We'll show you which Baltic Sea island suits you best >>

>> Cheap Hotels in Poland <<

5. Turkey

In the past two years, the prices for a vacation in Turkey have plummeted.

This is not particularly nice for the hoteliers and restaurateurs in the country, but reason enough for you to get one Time out in the cheap holiday destination to secure.

The two top travel regions for a beach holiday on true picture-perfect beaches are the Turkish Riviera and the Turkish Aegean.

In addition to the fine sandy beaches, the crystal clear water is of particularly good quality and invites you to take a refreshing swim.

You are guaranteed not to get bored on your cheap holiday in Turkey.

In addition to the beautiful beaches, a large number of historical sights and excursion destinations await you.

The most popular tourist destinations include the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Pergamon ruins, the old town of Antalya, the Göreme National Park and Cape Anamur.

Turkey is particularly popular with All inclusive tourists.

Many of the hotels are set up for this type of vacation and are particularly cheap for an all-inclusive vacation.

  • Favorable travel time for Turkey: from April to October

Here you will find the 11 most beautiful sights of Istanbul >>

>> Cheap Hotels in Turkey <<

6. Portugal

One might not necessarily assume Portugal to be one of the cheap holiday destinations.

But even here you will find some cheap vacation spots and you can get one for little money Spend a bargain vacation on the Atlantic.

The country is particularly popular with Suf vacationers.

Anyone who thinks they have to travel to Australia or the USA for the perfect wave is wrong.

The Algarve in the south-west of the country is especially popular for its many Surfing beaches famous.

Here you are guaranteed to find your perfect wave for little money.

Of course, as with any bargain vacation, it is important:

Be flexible in your travel time, avoid the big vacations and book in good time.

The Portuguese capital Lisbon is also a cheap destination for a city break.

Spend an unforgettable and, above all, inexpensive vacation right by the sea.

Stroll through the narrow streets of Alfama, visit the castle of Lisbon and enjoy a magnificent view of the city on the Tagus from many of the public and free-of-charge viewpoints.

An alternative to Lisbon is the port city of Porto.

The "little sister of Lisbon" is at least as beautiful and picturesque as the capital.

Advantage here:

If you don't want to travel that far, you can reach Porto a lot faster than Lisbon.

  • Favorable travel time for Portugal: from April to October

>> Cheap Hotels in Portugal <<

7. Spain

The neighboring country of Portugal Spain is probably the top travel destination for Germans and will probably remain so for the next few years.

Especially the Balearic and Canary Islands groaned under the burden of tourists in summer.

But even if Spain is one of the most popular travel destinations, you can always find one here cheap vacation spend.

Important to this:

Avoid the main holiday season and look for travel destinations away from the big tourist spots.

Pleasant side effect of this vacation planning:

If you are in Mallorca in spring, you have the island to yourself.

On the Canary Islands you will also find short-term offers for summer holidays that are reasonably priced and do not put too much strain on the holiday budget.

Aside from the Spanish islands, you can of course also find the Mainland many cheap vacation spots.

For a city trip, we recommend Barcelona or Madrid.

But it is at least as beautiful in the somewhat smaller cities of Málaga, Seville and Valencia.

  • Favorable travel time for Spain: from March to October

>> Cheap Hotels in Spain <<

8. Greece

You can find cheap holidays with absolute sun guarantee in Greece.

You are guaranteed to find your island among the numerous and varied islands of Greece.

You will have to do without a vacation on Santorini, but you will find it cheap holiday offers on Crete, Kos, Rhodes or Corfu.

And apart from these well-known Greek islands, it is worthwhile to take a look at the lesser-known islands when planning your vacation.

Here you can also get one or two holiday bargains at short notice.

The disadvantage of lesser known islands could be that they are less easy to reach and that you have to plan two days for the journey.

Also on the Greek mainland you can have a wonderful, varied and above all affordable vacation in the wonderful Greece cities spend.

In addition to the metropolis of Athens with its sights around the Acropolis, you will find beautiful mountains such as Olympus or the Rhodope Mountains, especially on the borders with Albania and Macedonia.

A particular draw for tourists is the Vikos gorge or the monasteries on the Meteora rocks.

  • Favorable travel time for Greece: from April to October

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Hotel recommendations:

>> Cheap Hotels in Greece <<

9. Bosnia-Herzegovina

The neighboring country of Croatia still has very few people on the vacation radar.

If you original vacation without mass tourism and are a little adventurous, then you should definitely spend your next vacation in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Beautiful mountain landscapes, picturesque towns and medieval castle ruins make the country a travel destination that is well worth seeing.

And the best:

It is one of the cheap vacation destinations. The are particularly popular with tourists Capital Sarajevo, Mostar near the Croatian border and Neum on the Adriatic coast.

The Neum Corridor is just 5 kilometers wide and divides the national territory of Croatia into two parts.

After Croatia joined the EU, the border on the Neum Corridor became the EU's external border.

In order to make road traffic easier for Croatia to handle, a bridge should be completed in 2022 that bypasses the Neum corridor.

You shouldn't miss the capital Sarajevo.

The city is shaped by the influences of the Ottomans and Austria-Hungary.

The Latin Bridge is an important sight.

This is where the assassination attempt on Franz Ferdinand of Austria took place, which led to the outbreak of the First World War.

Our tip:

In Bosnia-Herzegovina you should never leave the paved and signposted paths.

In many parts of the country there is still a risk of landmines from the Bosnian war between 1992 and 1995.

  • Favorable travel time for Bosnia-Herzegovina: from May to September

>> Cheap Hotels in Bosnia-Herzegovina <<

10. Malta

Malta is a cheap holiday destination in the Mediterranean.

It is particularly pleasant here in spring or autumn, The tempartures are not too hot yet and you have the opportunity to discover the beautiful island nation.

There are very few sandy beaches in Malta and they are often very well visited.

So if you want to go on a beach holiday, you are better off in Greece, Spain or Italy.

But if you are interested in culture and history and want to explore different sights, then you've come to the right place.

The capital Valletta may seem like an open-air museum to you.

In the city you can find vVarious influences from Romans, Greeks, Ottomans and British.

To this day, Malta is part of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Especially in the high season from April to October, many bathers come to Malta - which consists of two other islands in addition to the main island - in the rest of the year it is more the culture vacationers who travel to Malta.

Depending on which vacation you choose, you should make your travel time dependent on it.

In Valletta there are a total of 16 state museums that you can discover, the most important of which is the National Museum of Archeology.

Those who love churches should also take a vacation to Malat.

In this quite small country you will find all of them 365 churches.

Two of them have domes that are among the largest cantilever domes in Europe.

In 2018 Valletta is together with the Dutch city Leeuwarden European Capital of Culture.

  • Favorable travel time for Malta: from March to October

Also interesting: the most beautiful Malta beaches

Worth seeing: Top 20 Malta Attractions

>> Cheap Hotels in Malta <<

11. Romania

A country full of natural treasures and unique landscapes, that is Romania apart from Count Dracula and the vampire myth.

But not only nature has created real eye candy in the varied country, also the Romanian culture and their many different influences between Orient and Occident make the cities and sights particularly unique.

One of the main attractions in Romania is that Bran Castle in Transylvania.

This is one of the most beautiful castles and palaces in Europe and served Bram Stoker as a template for his famous novel about the vampire Count Dracula.

It is uncertain whether the Wallachian prince, who stroker served as a historical model for his bloodsucker, ever entered the castle.

You shouldn't miss the Romanian one on your cheap vacation Capital Bucharest.

It is also known as the "Paris of the East" because of its large squares and avenues.

In Bucharest there is also one of the largest buildings in the world:

the parliament palace was built under the rule of the communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu.

The Moldavian monasteries in Bukovina are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Typical of them are the colorful frescoes that decorate the buildings both inside and out.

Travel the country with a rental car and discover the unique landscape on the Transgarascher Hochstraße or the Panorama Road Transalpina.

The Iron Gate Nature Park on the Serbian border or the mud volcanoes near Berca are also worth seeing.

  • Favorable travel time for Romania: from May to September

>> Cheap hotels in Romania <<

12. Slovenia

We stay in Eastern Europe and present you the next cheap holiday destination for 2020.

For many, Slovenia is probably just the country they travel through when they go on vacation to Croatia.

But the state that is about is as big as Rhineland-Palatinate, truly has more to offer than a motorway that takes you south.

Although the country is quite small, it has a great variety of landscapes.

On the Adriatic coast you will find fine sandy beaches, further inland you will find hilly landscapes and the peaks of the Julian Alps.

Special highlights in Slovenia are the Postojna caves, the most visited show cave in Europe.

A cave train takes you into the interior of the grottoes, where a unique world of stalactites awaits you.

The highest stalactite is around 16 meters high, of course, is called "skyscraper".

Another highlight that Slovenia is world famous for is Lipica, home of the famous white horses.

The stud was founded in 1580, making it one of the oldest studs in the world.

It used to be used as a breeding ground for the Habsburg monarchy.

The horses that are born black and only turn white in the course of their first ten years of life are particularly famous through their use in the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.

The Slovenian one is of course also worth seeing Capital Ljubiljanawhich, thanks to its eventful history, knows how to impress with a varied architecture.

Slovenia is also particularly popular with bathers.

A variety of thermal springs supply Slovenia with healing water.

  • Favorable travel time for Slovenia: from April to September

>> Cheap Hotels in Slovenia <<

13. Italy

"Milan or Madrid, the main thing is Italy" - Following this notorious footballer quote, Italy should not be missing on the list of cheap holiday destinations.

Italy offers a wide range of tourist destinations and unique nature.

You can spend city trips in Italy particularly cheaply.

Especially off-season you will find suitable offers for Rome, Verona, Naples or Venice.

Use the months of February, March or the end of October, before the big run on the Italian metropolises begins, to get hold of a cheap holiday bargain.


Besides the many beautiful citiesthat you can tour in Italy, the country is perfect for you cheap beach vacation.

For example, spend your vacation in Sicily, Lake Garda or the Amalfi Coast.

Depending on the time and destination of your vacation, you can find real bargains there.


  • Favorable travel time for Italy: from March to October

Off to the sea: We show you the most beautiful beaches in Italy here >>

>> Cheap hotels in Italy <<

14. Czech Republic

The Czech capital, Prague, is particularly popular because it promises an unforgettable city break at affordable prices.

Prague Castle, Charles Bridge or St. Vitus Cathedral in the Castle District are just some of the few sights that Prague so worth seeing do.

Away from the big cities, you shouldn't miss the beautiful cities of Brno and Pilsen in the Czech Republic.

Both cities are popular destinations for city breaks and lovers of art and culture.

In the Czech Republic you can not only spend cheap city holidays.

Also as Land for hiking tours the Czech Republic is ideal.

Regardless of whether you are in Bohemian Switzerland or the Giant Mountains - in the Czech Republic you will find a large network of hiking trails and routes through the beautiful natural landscapes.


The Czech Republic is just as suitable for a cheap ski holiday.

If you don't always want to hunt down the German or Austrian slopes and are looking for a cheap alternative, we recommend the Giant Mountains near the highest Czech mountain, the Schneekoppe.


  • Favorable travel time for the Czech Republic: from April to September

>> Cheap hotels in the Czech Republic <<

Even more interesting facts about the cheapest holiday destinations


Which are the cheapest holiday destinations with children?

If you're planning a family vacation with the kids, it doesn't always have to be expensive.

Because some of the cheap holiday countries are also ideal with children.

This includes:

  • Croatia: Ideal for a beach holiday. However, it is important to choose a sandy beach without a lot of pebbles, especially with small children. With older children you can also go to the other beaches, but bathing shoes are advisable here.
  • Bulgaria: Ideal for a beach vacation. From June you can enjoy pleasant bathing temperatures here.
  • Austria: Ideal for a ski vacation. Here you will find numerous ski areas with slopes for children and beginners.
  • Hungary: Ideal for a beach holiday by the lake. Lake Balaton, also known as Lake Balaton, is particularly suitable for a summer holiday with children because of its flat entry.
  • Greece: Ideal for a beach vacation. No matter which Greek island, especially with small children, you can enjoy a relaxing beach holiday here. For teenagers it can be quite boring on the smaller islands, as there are only a few attractions.

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Which are the cheapest vacation destinations in the world?

Bulgaria is one of the cheapest holiday destinations.

Especially between April and September you can make really good snapper.

But Croatia, Hungary and Poland are also cheap travel destinations where the sights and nature are in the foreground and not money.

What are the cheapest beach destinations?

If you are explicitly looking for cheap travel destinations directly on the beach, Croatia, Turkey and the Greek islands are worthwhile.

However, it is advisable to book outside of the high season, because even then the temperatures and the water temperatures are still pleasant and you can save a lot of money.

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