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10 Insanely Affordable Summer Destinations for 2017

It’s that time of year again—school is out and you’re headed on your ultimate summer vacation. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, a partner, or solo, these 10 affordable summer destinations won’t disappoint. They may even leave you some extra money to save—or spend while you’re exploring the world.

Some general tips for affordable summer destinations: Travel on Tuesday or Wednesday for the cheapest fares; July 9 is considered the most expensive day to fly of the summer; airfare to Europe is cheaper than ever this summer.

The Top Affordable Summer Destinations for 2017

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Editor’s Note: Special thanks to CheapAir, Kayak, Hilton, Cheapflights, Wander, Liligo, Airfarewatchdog, and CheapOair for contributing data and commentary for affordable summer destinations 2017.

Airfarewatchdog and Flipkey are also members of the TripAdvisor Media Group, which is SmarterTravel’s parent company.

Ashley Rossi loves bringing you news about affordable summer destinations. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off-the-beaten path spots year-round. Send her an email if you have an off-season or secretly inexpensive destination you love visiting in the fall for next season’s round-up of affordable destinations.

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