Traveling cheap is not as hard as one would imagine, you just have to be patient. Travel blog Magical Europe has collected the best destinations from Budapest that would cost only a couple of thousands of forints. The following are the cheapest weekends both from the point of view of flight tickets and lodgings in the next six months.


nuremberg nürnberg

Nuremberg is for the lovers of traditions – you can take long walks here among the timber-framed houses, try the local cuisine and get to know traditional German living. If you wish to see something unconventional for Nuremberg, check out the Business Tower, a modern, yet spectacular building.

Ticket prices at Ryanair:

25 euros

Cheapest hotels:
Ibis Nuernberg City Am Plaerrer***
Leonardo Hotel Nurnberg***


Tirana’s city centre takes you back in time, especially the frescos inside the beautiful Islam mosque, depicting a serene scene featuring trees, bridges, and waterfalls.

If you are looking for some fun, head to the Blloku quarter.

Ticket prices at Wizzair:

Cheapest hotels:
Areela Boutique Hotel***
Hotel London Tirana**


marseille france

The number one reason why Marseille is worth a trip is the view from the Notre Dame de la Garde. Number two? The lively markets with fresh and enchanting scents. Number three are the fish ports, where you can take memorable travel photos and also have some pastis liqueur.

Bring some culture-colour into your days there and visit the museums, not forgetting about the If Castle.

Ticket prices at Ryanair:

39 euros

Cheapest hotels:
Ibis Marseille Centre Gare Saint Charles***
Ibis Budget Marseille Vieux Port**



Thanks to the Flibco bus lines, you can get to Lille from the Brussels Charleroi airport. Lille is a great destination for those who are fascinated by history, since the city takes great pride in its historical sites, such as the Old Town, the Rihour Palace, and Comtesse Island.

If you are interested in oddities, specialities, visit the Sunday market at the Main Square.

Ticket prices at Ryanair:

18 euros

Cheapest hotels:
Hotel Balladins Lille***
Ibis Budget Lille Centre**


Milan is mostly visited because of the enormous Milan Cathedral that amazes and humbles you at the same time, but the shopping square in its vicinity under a glass dome. Make sure you get a taste of the Italian essentials like the local pizza and famous paintings.

Ticket prices at Ryanair:

22 euros

Cheapest hotels:
B&B Hotel Milano Sant’Ambrogio***
Lloyd Hotel Milan****


Flibco buses come in handy again; they will take you from the Brussels Charleroi Airport to Ghent.

A walk on the banks of the river Scheldt (if you can, try it after sundown, as the whole bank is lit up, just like in a fairy tale), the cosy cafés and restaurants will surely swoon you, but the cherry on the cake are the towers and old houses in Ghent.

Ticket prices at Ryanair:

18 euros

Cheapest hotels:
Flandria Hotel*
Parkhotel Ghent***


Bibliothek der Universität

If you wish to explore the Balkan region, start with Kosovo, more precisely, with Pristina. Pristina will provide an extraordinary experience, considering that the city still bears some signs of the recent wars.

An extra tip for coffee lovers: word says that the best macchiato is brewed in Pristina, so make sure that you try one of the cafés along the main streets.

Ticket prices at Wizz Air:

Cheapest hotels:
Cozy Apartment in the City Center Pristina
Hotel Town***


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