Best Cities in the World for Cheap Holidays in August

By Alice Ross | BUDGETING

Jun 06
cheap holidays in august

There is no denying that late summer is one of the best times to travel. Twilight phase might be approaching during this season, but the temperature stays warm and mild, the leaves are green and opulent, and the thought of the incoming school year is still not coming into play.


For a lot of people, August gives the last chance to put in one last vacation before the colder weather takes place. Traveling in August is the best way to enjoy summer before it turns cold. Take advantage of the remaining time by enjoying the heat.

From beautiful islands and beach towns to sparkling summer-centric cities all over the world, we know where to go in August. For a trendy late-summer getaway, you will definitely not run out of place to go. An unforgettable summer escapade awaits you.

In this article, we give you some of the best cities in the world for cheap holidays in August.

1. New York City, New York

new york

We know that New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but of course, who doesn't want to go there? So, make sure to take advantage of the cheaper times of the year to go there!

New York can be stifling during summer. But this season would be a great excuse to hang out at juice bars and join several summer events, like concerts and plays in the park, which are usually free. If you are choosing to stay by the end of the month, you can also take advantage of hotels' exclusive discounts.

2. Boston, Massachusetts


Overflowing with Yankee pride, the city of Boston draws visitors for its rich history and pulsating vibe. This beautiful city isn't only cheaper in August; it is also very rich in history.

You can take a walk to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall, then check out one of a lot of outstanding museums, appreciate delightful architecture and revel in the great nightlife scene. Of course, do not forget to try delicious seafood.

3. Denver, Colorado


Denver made to our list not only because it is one of the cheap holidays in August, but also because it has a lot to offer, especially for those who love the nature. Here you can enjoy watching Rockies play, art museum, and hip shops.

This city is a famous travel destination due to its extraordinary scenery, exciting social scene, and entertainment facilities certain to satisfy those who are love theaters and food. If you want to spend time in The Mile High City but worried about your budget, August would do you a great favor.

4. Cancun, Mexico


Traveling to Cancun in August is perfect for those who like warm temperature. In the month of August, you will be seeing a massive flow of European tourists who are aware that Cancun is commonly more affordable during this time of year.

August is one of the best times to take advantage of lower prices and less people. If you find that tempting, get a last-minute trip and enjoy the sun before school starts!

5. Ocho Rios, Jamaica


Ocho Rios is another destination with summer weather in August, so it is one of the best destinations to go with you are looking for a perfect beach destination. And of course, the accommodations in most resorts in this Caribbean island are pretty cheap in August. Even those all-inclusive resorts offer deals that would make you think that they are misprints because rates are very low.

6. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Another city blessed with perfect August weather is Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Being hardly in the tropical area but in the Southern Hemisphere, Rio de Janeiro is hot during this month but never boiling.

This month is also the driest season of the year, so humidity is down a little, and you wouldn't need to worry about afternoon showers.

7. Madrid, Spain


Traveling to Madrid in the month of August is a delightful experience, but don't forget to double check what establishments will be open, and do not be afraid to slow down when necessary – it can be seriously hot! First and foremost, make sure to check for the cheapest hotels there as you can always find less expensive than the other.

August is also Madrid's most traditional festival. This is a big street party in the neighborhood of La Latina with many bars setting up booth on the street with booming music; locals surely know how to party. There are also food stalls through the street of Carrera de San Francisco. The area around Calle Calatrava is mostly for gay.

8. Berlin, Germany

oberbaum bridge

No one seems to know why Berlin in Germany is one of the cheap holidays in August; different from other capitals that don't operate for the month; Berlin is most active during the month of August. Many events and festivals are free for all!

August is also one of the best times to visit if you want to experience some of their best festivals like Project Space Festival Berlin.

9. Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

The month of August is Edinburgh's Festival month, and this is when the city's calendar of events is as full as its hotel rooms. After checking out the main attractions in the city, go to the picture-perfect Victoria Street, an arched, cobbled street right off the George IV Bridge, where you will find Cuttea Sark, the best place in the city to have tea.

10. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

By the month of August, rainfall is nearly at its peak. All over the country, the wildlife is in full bloom, and the atmosphere at the Angkor Wat Temples are filled with life. When it starts raining, it generally lasts only for a few hours and all-day downpours are rare. Because it is rainy, you can expect for the Angkor Temples to be less crowded and of course, cheaper!

11. Sandakan, Malaysian Borneo

Sandakan, Malaysian Borneo

Another city in Asia you may want to go to if you are looking for one of the cheap holidays in August is Sandakan in Malaysian Borneo.

August offers a combination of excellent climate and rainy days throughout Sabah which includes the city of Kota Kinabalu. The east and south of the state might be remarkably dry, offering a great chance to explore jungle walking and trekking in Kinabatangan River and see the wildlife you would not be able to see anywhere else in the world.

12. Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Most places in Southeast Asia are experiencing monsoon season during the month of August. With Nha Trang being on the southern coast, its situation differs.

In this location, the rainy season is during autumn, so expect to bask in the sunshine on the large beaches here all months of August. The nighttime temperatures can still be hot, so make sure you are booking accommodation with AC.

Fortunately, hotels here are not very high during that time either. Nha Trang as well as other Vietnamese cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh is extremely popular among Australians and other travelers from Asia, as it offers a rare sun during this month. It is very cheap and very tourist-friendly.


These are only 12 of many cheap holidays in August; now it is up to you which part of the globe you want to explore during this month. Are you looking for some city experience, nature trip, or beach getaway? It all depends on you! Traveling in August is one of the best times to visit not only because it is easier to find cheap flights during this month before school starts again, but also because there are many things to do during this time due to the great weather.

So, which city would you rather go? Do you know other cities we forgot to include in this list? Share your thoughts in the comment below!

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About the Author

Hi, I’m Alice Ross, a long-term traveler who left the corporate world to travel the world. I chose to live life on my own phase and live day by day while immersing myself in new experiences, new knowledge, and new people in a different walk of life I met along the way.

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