Posted on 23/02/2019 (Modified on 11/03/2019)

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Here are the 10 most budget-friendly destinations to visit this spring

Spring is coming closer, and so is the warmer weather we've all been longing for. Springtime is the perfect time of the year to travel if you seek smaller crowds and pleasant weather. Days get longer, everything around us starts to bloom and the sun shines brightly. Seems like a perfect vacation scenario, right? For those looking for an affordable spring break holiday, get inspired by our list.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

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One of the most charming European cities, Lisbon famous for its rich historical sites, incredible architecture and sandy beaches. Known as the cheapest city break destination in western Europe, Lisbon will amaze you with its beauty and won't blow your budget.

History-lovers should definitely visit the district of Alfama, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Narrow streets leading to the ancient castle will make you feel like you're in a medieval fairy tale. Don't forget to enjoy delicious local cuisine and quality wines, which are some of the best in Europe. The average price for one bottle of wine in a bar is around 11, and you can get a three-course meal for around 25.

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

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Spring is the best time to visit the Red City because temperatures aren't nearly as scorching as they are in the summer, and are perfectly pleasant. Fall in love with the city's old town, the Medina, where colorful riads and stunning palaces and mosques are located.

Also, make sure to leave time to visit some of the city's most famous markets. There you can enjoy a cup of famous mint tea, buy a handmade rug or an antique oil lamp. Book a flight from the UK starting at 30 and stay in a luxury hotel for under 60! The prices are ideal for the perfect bohemian-chic retreat!

Split, Croatia

Split, Croatia

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This charming small city located on the Adriatic Sea will win you over with its historical city center and pristine, clean beaches. It offers a perfect mix of tradition and modernity.

By day explore Diocletian's Palace, a former Roman palace, and lots of other historical buildings as well as the charming streets filled with small houses. By night, discover local cuisine at gorgeous restaurants by the sea, famous for their fresh seafood and local wines, which will cost you from 30. During the off-season, prices in town are much lower and the city center is not overcrowded with tourists as it is the summer.

Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

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This little-known country hides lots of beauty and is easy on the pocketbook. Baku, the cosmopolitan capital of Azerbaijan, is located on the Caspian Sea and has an ancient UNESCO-listed historical center. The city's architecture is unique, representing a harmonious blend of an unlikely pair: Paris and Dubai.

Until recently it was pretty hard to obtain a visa for the country and it was considered an expensive destination. But now it's surprisingly affordable for almost everyone's budget. You can stay at a hostel from 10 a night and eat a traditional meal in a restaurant for the same price.

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

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If you are looking for a cheap weekend getaway, Prague is the perfect place to visit! Explore historic landmarks, medieval streets, baroque-style churches, and soak in the Renaissance and Gothic architecture everywhere you turn. The most popular spot in the city is the Charles Bridge, dating back to the 15th century. Be sure to touch the sculptures on the bridge because they're considered to bring good luck.

The city is famous for insanely cheap beer that tastes expensive. The Czechs really know how to make beer, so there's truly something for every type of beer-lover. A half-liter of beer will cost you around 1.50 in a local bar.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

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Widely treated as a very popular summer destination, this island is really overcrowded with tourists during peak season between July and August. The best time for comfortable sightseeing, exploring the island's natural beauty and enjoying peace and quiet without the crowds is definitely in springtime. Also, hotels are much cheaper in low and shoulder seasons than in the summer.

Enjoy local cuisine in some of the amazing restaurants by the sea, experience the amazing sunsets, and go hiking or sunbathing during the day. The average temperatures during spring are between 22 and 25C. The seawater might be too cold for a swim, but you can surely catch a tan!

Golden Triangle, India

Golden Triangle, India

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This incredibly popular tourist route in India includes three most famous cities: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The route has been called 'golden' thanks to the rich cultural and historic heritage each city is known for. Experience busy streets of the capital, Delhi, see the impressive Taj Mahal in Agra, and ancient palaces and forts in Jaipur. All three destinations are very well-connected by train and very budget-friendly. Pamper yourself with luxurious accommodation at a budget-friendly price.

Temperatures are comfortable in spring, between 22 and 28C, but May sometimes brings very hot temperatures, rising up to 40C. The most famous and colorful festival in India, the Holi Festival, takes place in March. This annual festival celebrates the end of winter and welcomes spring. During the festival, everyone is covered in in colored powder and is throws colored water at each other. Anyone who's visited it says it's a one-of-a-kind experience!

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

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Resting on two continents between Europe and Asia, this ancient city is perfect for a memorable vacation at a low cost. Although its recent currency crisis is bad for the country as a whole, it's given the tourism industry a boost with cheaper prices. The cosmopolitan city of Istanbul has become even more affordable.

Spring in Turkey brings nice, pleasant weather and the crowds don't reach their peak until late May. Go on a Bosphorus Cruise, sop at the Grand Bazaar and visit the iconic landmarks like Hagia Sofia or the Blue Mosque. It is a great destination for foodies, offering some of the best Turkish meals. Start your day with a Turkish coffee called Trk kahvesi, eat the best kebab of your life for lunch and have a lokum for dessert.

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia

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You're sick of winter and snow? Longing for a tropical holiday? You'll want to add Colombia to your bucket list. Over the years, this country has transformed from a country plagued by instability to a safe and affordable holiday destination. Although its old reputation still lingers, the reality is completely different.

Cartagena is a historic city situated on the country's Caribbean coast. The historic center is enclosed by stone walls and a has it's own spot on the UNESCO Heritage World list. When you're done exploring the landmarks, head to some of the most beautiful beaches you have ever seen. Lay on white sand while sipping fresh coconut water and take a swim in the crystal-clear waters. And with cheap airfare, accommodation, transport and food, it's a dream come true!

Valencia, Spain

Valencia, Spain

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Considered one of the finest cities on the Mediterranean, Valencia offers a combination of a vibrant old center and sunny beaches. Tuck into some delicious paella or tacos and tasty, local red wine. The cheapest flights from the UK cost from 15, and you can find a hotel from 25 a night.

The good side of visiting this Spanish gem during springtime is the annual Las Fallas Festival. The festival celebrates the beginning of spring and lasts for four days. The city's streets are filled with crazy carnival parades and there are spectacular fireworks set off from every angle.

Another great event in spring is the Valencia Restaurant Week in March, when restaurants offer three-course lunches for 20 and Michelin-starred locales charge only 35 for dinner.