Summer Destinations that Won’t Break the Bank

Holidays on a student budget? Yes, you heard right. 

Although us students may not be able to afford a luxury week in Bora Bora or safari in South Africa, there are plenty of destinations that are well within reach and budget.

Naples, Italy

Italy can either cost an arm and a leg or be well within budget, depending on your itinerary. The south of Italy tends to be much cheaper, so why not check out Naples for the best pizza in the world? Flights from London can be snapped up for as little as £32 in June (one-way) and local trains are super cheap too. Take a day trip by train to Pompeii for just three euros. And best of all, an authentic Neapolitan pizza will only set you back as little as €3. Hard to say no, right?

Zadar, Croatia

Lonely Planet has listed Zadar as one of the best destinations in travel for 2019 and has even boasted it as Croatia’s coolest city. It is quirky and unique with a historic old town as well as plenty of trendy cafes and a gorgeous seaside. Flights can be bought for as little as £23 from London in June. Better yet, there are plenty of airbnb’s for as little as £40 a night. Don’t miss this up and coming ‘Capital of Cool.’


In terms of value, Central and Eastern Europe have so much to offer. Besides the well-Instagrammed Lake Bled, there are plenty of other picturesque spots and natural treasures to enjoy such as Mount Triglav, Ljubljana and Piran. Flights are super affordable and cheap accommodation is a-plenty. This country is perfect if you like being outdoors and active. Get yourself to this underrated country now before the rest of the world does.

Lisbon, Portugal

With flights from the UK for as little as £33, it’s safe to say that Lisbon is well within budget. The city receives less attention than nearby Madrid or Barcelona, but it has so much to give. World class restaurants, a gorgeous waterfront, rooftop bars and an abundance of culture. Stay in the trendy Barrio Alto which is best known for its bars and nightlife in a historic uphill town.

Meknes, Morocco

As gorgeous as Marrakech and Fez are, it’s time to explore more of Morocco. Meknes is smaller and more underrated than the former two cities, but still hosts the gorgeous Moroccan narrow Medina streets and grand buildings that the other two boast. Fly into Fez or Rabat for as little as £45 (from London in June) and make sure to stay in an authentic riad, many of which can be snapped up for cheap on Airbnb. Alternatively, Marrakech is still amazing and cheap too. Make sure to avoid the months of July and August because of the sweltering heat; June and September provide ideal conditions.

Jasmine Davis