Day trips are a great way to explore your local area or fully immerse yourself in the surroundings of the cities you’re visiting. They also happen to be one of the most affordable travel options, but there are a few things you should keep in mind to avoid going over budget.
Tour or No Tour?
Day-trip tours are pretty popular with tourists, but they usually cost much more than planning the same kind of trip on your own. If you’re extremely short on time, they can be a good investment, but you should probably skip them if you have enough time to plan your own day trip.
Transportation will be the biggest expense of your day trips, and you should try to keep it as cheap as possible. If you’re day-tripping in your home country, make plans with your friends or family to share the expenses. Things can get a little bit tricky in a foreign country, and you’ll have to choose between ride-sharing apps, cheap public transportation, and planning the trip with other travelers or locals you met along the way.
Planning your day trip ahead won’t only give you enough time to explore the new place to the fullest—it can also help you save some money. Check local museums, cafés, restaurants, and other attractions, and opt for the ones that fit your budget.