The best times to travel revealed

The best times to travel revealed

Dreaming of travelling to the perfect destination in 2016 but the budget just isn’t cutting it? Thanks to TripAdvisor, the best times to travel have been named – crossing off your bucket list while leaving your bank account happy.

The differences between peak seasons and most affordable times are, in some cases, astounding. On the beautiful, unique island of St Maarten, Caribbean, a two-bedroom home in peak season could cost you nearly $8000. But if you book to escape the Australian winter chills in August you will pay an average of roughly $3,150 – less than half the cost of peak season, where the temperature still hits an amicable 28 degrees!

On the other end of the spectrum, in early May travellers can book a two-bedroom holiday home in Aspen Colorado at an average cost of $1,620. Highly recognised for its phenomenal ski fields and winter activities, peak season travel to Aspen can set you back an average of $6,260. Off-season Aspen offers breathtaking outdoor adventure activities and tours such as biking, hiking and horse riding which cannot be experienced during the pricey ski-season.


Most affordable time to travel

Average rate in most affordable time

Average rate in peak time

Nice, France

Late January



Reykjavik, Iceland

Early – Mid December



Sydney, Australia          




Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Mid June



Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Early November – Early December



Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Week of 30th March



Honolulu, Hawaii

Mid to late May



London, UK

Week of July 6



Aspen, Colorado, USA

Late April – Early May



St Maarteen, St Martin, Carribean

Week of August 3



Honolulu 1 France 1

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