10 Amazing Vacations Under $1,000 10. Paris, France Explore the city’s timeless free attractions including the Jardin des Tuileres and the Musee d’Art Moderne 9. Japan Cheap flights from the west coast can run as little as $500 round-trip Stay in a capsule hotel for $50/night or, if you’re willing to work, completely free 8. Finland Finland’s beautiful campgrounds offer accommodations for less than $30/night Buy a Helsinki Card for less than $80/day to cover all public transportation and entrance fees to popular attractions 7. Portugal Reduce your expenses in this already affordable destination by staying in hostels or family-run inns called pensões 6. Puerto Morelos, Mexico This Cancun-adjacent destination offers reasonably priced accommodations and affordable local food 5. Los Angeles, California Drive down the west coast or fly in from NYC to explore the city’s official list of “100 Free Things to Do in Los Angeles” 4. West Virginia This is the perfect trip for travelers who want outdoor adventure on a budget 3. Hawaii If you book at the right time, a Hawaiian vacation may be more cost effective than you might think Make sure to scope out Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on hotels and activities 2. A Cruise These ocean journeys offer fabulous vacations at a fraction of the cost – and the stress! 1. A Volunteer Vacation Spend your week working as a volunteer and your weekends exploring all your host country has to offer Subscribe to SmarterTravel on YouTube!