Slash as much as £800 off the cost of your long-haul holiday
To help save you some cash, Which? Travel has identified the ‘sweet spot’ to visit many popular long-haul destinations when you can save money, beat the crowds and still get good weather.
Which? looked at flight and hotel costs of dozens of popular destinations around the world – including Miami, Auckland, Tokyo, Galapagos and Buenos Aires – to find the best savings and decent weather.
Top picks include Miami in October when you could save £804 on average against peak summer season. Temperatures are around 29˚C and it’s a great time to save money when Miami’s attractions offer ‘buy one, get one free’ tickets.
Visiting Buenos Aires in April, when the city is quieter and there are fewer tourists around, makes it easier to see the biggest sights. You can also save £333 on average against the peak season price.
Rory Boland, Which? Travel Editor, said: “Holiday destinations are often too hot, too crowded and too expensive at peak times, and wet and deserted in low season. But for most places, there is a sweet spot, when the weather is fine, crowds are thin and prices are low.”
|Location||Peak (£)||Which? pick (£ +˚C)||Savings (£)|
|Miami||£2,094 (July)||£1,290 (October 29˚C)||£804|
|Galapagos||£2,050 (July)||£1,343 (May 28˚C)||£707|
|Auckland||£1,899 (July)||£1,372 (April 20˚C)||£527|
|Tokyo||£1,669 (August)||£1,213 (May 23˚C)||£456|
|Toronto||£1,461 (December)||£1,041 (May 18˚C)||£420|
|Mahe (Seychelles)||£2,043 (December)||£1.634 (October 29˚C)||£409|
|Kerala (India)||£1,080 (July)||£677 (February 32˚C)||£403|
|Bali||£1,177 (December)||£839 (May 30˚C)||£338|
|Buenos Aires||£1,436 (July)||£1,103 (April 22˚C)||£333|