These are the cheapest and most expensive cities to visit in Europe this year

It may sound counterintuitive, but a trip to Europe could be a way to save money on travel this year.

in the midst of a global scuffle Find ways to save money while travelingHotel rates have dropped in many European cities. According to travel experts, the average airfares coming from the United States have also come down.

Another boon for Americans? this month, Equating US Dollar with Euro For the first time in 20 years.

To put this into perspective, a three-night stay at a Paris hotel that charges €250 a night would cost around $767 today, compared to $841 in July 2019.

cheap flights

Average minimum airfare for Europe dropped 15.1% from last year, according to a year-to-year study Online travel booking site by

Based on a review of more than 24 million airfares this spring, flights to Europe from cities across the United States averaged $908 this year, which is down from the $1,070 average in 2021, according to the study.

According to the study, travelers looking for the cheapest flights to Italy can fly into Milan, where airfares have dropped by more than 20%. It said flights to Venice (-17%) and Rome (-14%) also declined.

According to, flights to Europe’s most visited cities, such as London (-10%) and Paris (-9%), also fell somewhat, while airfare to Dublin (-0.02%) remained largely unchanged. ,

According to the analysis, flights to and from almost every major US city also saw a drop in prices. One exception was Boston, where airfare rose 1.8% to $685 per ticket. Still, this makes Boston the second cheapest US city to fly to Europe. Only New York is less expensive, with the average airfare to Europe costing $636 per ticket this year.

The drop in airfares to Europe caught the people behind the study. They said they were “pleasantly surprised” by the results, which showed flights to Europe cheaper than they expected.

Travelers looking for low airfares to Europe visit »2022 Summer Europe Flights CalendarWhich is anticipated that the huge discounts will start again on 4th September.

cheap hotels

Many hotels are now more expensive than before the pandemic, especially in places like the Hamptons in New York; Maui, Hawaii; and Telluride, Colorado, according to the booking website

But this is not the case in parts of Western Europe, the company said.

“Hotels usually increase their rates when demand is high during the busy summer season,” said Melissa Dohmann, a spokeswoman for “But this year … it’s increasing the competition for rooms and rates in top destinations.”

In April, the company highlighted Madrid ($135 per night) and Copenhagen ($210 per night) as places with attractive hotel rates for August holidays.

Travel company Expedia said hotel rates in many European cities will be cheaper this August than before the pandemic.

Cities in Italy and France are absent from this list, except for Nice. Rates increased by 25% in both countries this summer, according to, which chose Saint-Tropez along the French Riviera as one of the most expensive getaway destinations of the season in Europe.

cheap destination

Conventional wisdom holds that domestic travel is more economical than international travel. But that hasn’t been the case for two years in a row, according to travel insurance comparison engine Squaremouth.

As of mid-July, the average cost of domestic travel is about $500 more than international travel, according to company data.

But this is not true for all locations. Among the most popular travel destinations this year, travelers are spending the most to visit Greece, followed by Italy and France, according to the company.

According to Squaremouth’s review of thousands of travel insurance policies purchased from January to mid-June, the average cost of visiting Greece this year is about $7,600.

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Average night hotel rates in Greece are $610 in Mykonos and $434 in Santorini, but are as low According to the travel booking website Holidu, $204 in the Ionian Islands and $162 in Crete.

Athens is possibly even cheaper. In April, the capital of Greece was named one of The World’s Most Valuable City Breaks for Families Based on hotel fees, meals, and trips to the Acropolis, by travel website The Family Vacation Guide.

According to the website’s analysis, the average daily cost for a family to travel to Amsterdam ($244) is twice that of Istanbul ($122), while Stockholm was found to average less than $150 per day.

In contrast, Las Vegas was ranked the most expensive city in the world for family vacations, mainly due to hotel room rates, which averaged $399 per night, according to the website.