Traveling isn't cheap. 

According to travel search engine Kayak, the average trip in or from North America sets travelers back $981, which includes round-trip airfare and three nights at a hotel.

For its annual Travel Hacker's Guide, Kayak looked at millions of searches between November 1, 2018, and October 31, 2019, to determine median prices. It then compiled 10 trips for 2020 — including airfare and a three-night stay at a hotel — that cost significantly less than the $981 average.

Keep scrolling to see 10 trips for 2020 that will get you the most bang for your buck.



Three nights in Orlando, Florida, plus airfare, is said to cost 47% less than the average North American trip.



Median airfare is cheapest in January at $149, and September at $156, according to Kayak.

Kayak found that a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, is around 46% cheaper than average.



Median airfare to Guadalajara is lowest in September and October, according to Kayak, costing around $264 each of those months.

Trips to Las Vegas, Nevada, are generally around 44% cheaper than average.



Kayak found that flights to Sin City are cheapest in January, at a median price of $176, closely followed by September, at $186.

Raleigh, North Carolina, will set you back 43% less than the average North American trip, according to Kayak.



Kayak's findings suggest median airfare is lowest in September, at $177, and August, at $188.

Kayak found that three nights in Dallas, Texas, plus airfare, costs 37% less than the average North American trip.



Kayak's data shows median airfare is cheapest in January and February, at $200 and $206 respectively.

Tampa, Florida, welcomes visitors at around 37% per trip less than other destinations.



Median airfare is $148 in January, followed by $181 in September, and $193 in February, according to Kayak.

The travel-booking site found that Albuquerque, New Mexico, is around 36% cheaper than the average trip.



January and February see the lowest airfares to Albuquerque with median prices of $265 and $280, respectively.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is 36% cheaper than the average trip, according to Kayak.



Head to Puerto Vallarta in September, when the median airfare is around $346.

Visit Denver, Colorado, for 35% less than you'd spend flying elsewhere for three nights.



Median airfare is cheapest in January, at $156, closely followed by September, at $166, and April, at $173.

Trips to Salt Lake City, Utah, are generally around 34% cheaper than average.



Median airfare is cheapest in January and October, at $267 and $277 respectively.


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