A new study covering different city break destinations around the globe shows that the month in which you travel can greatly affect the price that you pay. For example, you’ll spend more travelling to Paris in March, while April is a more expensive month to visit Berlin.
The Travel Saver Calendar, which is a study of flight and hotel costs by momondo, shows that the best month overall in which to travel is January, with April and July being the most expensive. The survey shows that it really can pay to do your research and choose the month you’re going to travel wisely.
When to travel and where
January is generally the best month to book one of the holiday apartments in Barcelona, but November, February, and March are also good choices. Paris is dearer from February to June, but the prices drop from October to December.
For travelers who are looking for a summer break, July and August are always going to be expensive months. However, some of the best choices in terms of price at that time of year are Barcelona, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Rome, and Paris. If you want to go on a winter break, New York is one of the few cities studied where prices didn’t jump again in December.
By shopping around and checking prices throughout the year, you really can grab a great bargain. Travelling out of the general season, whether you go when it’s hotter or colder than usual, could save you enough money to spend on yourself while you’re on vacation.