This Is the Cheapest Weekend to Travel All Summer, According to Travel Experts

Updated 06/21/18

When it comes to planning a summer vacation, timing is everything, especially when keeping your budget in mind. In order to secure the best deal when booking flights for your next adventure, you'll want to pay attention to what times of the year cause travel prices to spike and which allow prices to drop. According to data from travel site Kayak, the cheapest weekend to travel, whether you're flying domestic or international, is August 25.


Kayak's 2018 Travel Hacker Guide indicates that the median airfare for domestic travel on August 25 is $305, while international travel is $607. Its data team calculates national averages by pulling all flight information from the site's databases in order to provide general trends in travel costs. Despite soaring travel prices during the summer, August and September seem to be the most affordable months to plan a trip during peak travel season, according to Kayak's data. Find out the rest of the top three cheapest weekends for traveling both domestic and international below and plan one last end of summer trip.

Domestic Travel

August 25: Median airfare of $305

September 8: Median airfare of $311

September 1: Median airfare of #312

International Travel

August 25: Median airfare of $607

September 8: Median airfare of $609

August 18: Median airfare of $613

If you still haven't finalized your summer vacation plans, think about saving your vacation days until the end of the season and booking a trip for late August or early September when airfare is lower than average. Before you jet off, shop everything you need for a carefree summer trip below.

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