Cheapest Destinations to Book in July 2019
July’s not a month people usually associate with booking flights - the school holidays have just passed us by, along with the typical mid-year work and college breaks. However, if you’re someone with the constant urge to travel, this is the perfect month for you to snap up cheap flight tickets, whether you’re already planning for your big year-end trip or wish to head out right this moment.
We here at CheapTickets.sg wish to help you save even more on flights so you can spend the cash on things that matter. Based on all your searches, we’ve put together a list of seven countries that go big on the memories, but easy on the wallet. It’s time for a holiday - load up on the self-love, and read on!
• New Delhi
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The dotted white line is the average rate for the route for the entire year. The blue bars represent the average ticket price in that month.
Watch Japan in its full splendour in Osaka, a city known for its laid-back vibes and warm locals. Despite its relative youth compared to neighbours like Kyoto, Osaka has no shortage of things to see and do, painted across with shades of unique Japanese flair.
Kick your trip off with a visit to Osaka Castle, one of many castles in Japan with history predating its current facade (built in 1931, and renovated several times since). The architecture on display in Osaka is impressive no matter its age - the Sumiyoshi Shrine and the Abeno Harukas hold records as the oldest Shinto shrine and the tallest building in Japan respectively. If buildings aren’t your thing, there’s more - try Osaka’s okonomiyaki, a pancake dish that is prepared in countless ways across the city, pop by the famed Dotonburi nightlife, and experience the magic at Universal Studios Japan. It’s a beautiful city that will be accentuated by the great July weather, so don’t miss out and grab your cheap flights while you can!
Phuket is geographically similar to Singapore, but the party atmosphere here is far more palpable - there’s a certain energy that pulses through this island that shines in the day and glows neon in the night. Phuket is also really close to Singapore, making it the perfect travel destination during a long weekend in July.
Dive right into the culture at Phuket’s Town Weekend Night Markets or at a Thai cooking class. No island getaway will be complete without a boat ride to nowhere, and Phuket offers plenty of these day trips to the nearby Phi Phi and Hong Islands - find your little spot of paradise and settle into the sand and sea. Finally, experience one of the liveliest nightlife scenes in Asia at Bangla Street, which closes its roads to traffic in the evening. Think massive open-air bars with various creative concoctions, roving touts with free invites to the resident clubs, and drag queens roaming the streets in their spectacular get-ups. Get ready to be wowed on a budget - your ticket is just one click away!
New Delhi (DEL)
The multifaceted history of India is matched only by its ever-changing diversity, and the best canvas to experience this melting pot of culture is in its capital, New Delhi. Even within the general umbrella of Indian culture, there exists hundreds of different religions, cultures, and traditions - more for us to learn, experience, and enjoy!
New Delhi is the only city in the world to house three UNESCO heritage sites - the Qutab Minar, Hamayun’s Tomb, and the Red Fort - and each has its unique story to tell. If you’re into performance, be enthralled by the Bollywood musicals held at the Kingdom of Dreams, Delhi’s premier live entertainment destination, or simply pop by one of Delhi’s street theatre acts, a proliferating art amongst the city’s younger crowds. If food is your drug, you’re in luck - try authentic parathas at Paranthe Wali Gali, Tibetan cuisine at Little Tibet, and immerse yourself in the gift of community at Bangla Sahib, a Sikh temple which offers free lunches to devotees and visitors.
It’s rare to see a winter destination at such a low price, which makes a trip to Adelaide in July something that you can’t skip on! Holding a comfortable temperature range between 9 to 16 degrees, the cold climate will be adaptable but not unbearable - perfect for travellers looking for a respite from the heat without too much climate shock.
Winter must-haves, like ice skating, can be found within the city’s prime real estate, as temporary rinks pop up in various city centres. Alternatively, you can choose to cosy up in Adelaide’s bustling bar scene, including household names like 2KW Bar and Restaurant and Bank Street Social. Those looking to experience Adelaide’s winters out in the wild can head to the Flinders Ranges in their car or caravan of choice, where mesmerizing night skies beckon to those who wait. If you’d prefer to get closer to the skies, the hot air balloons at the Barossa offer a tranquil way up to the clouds, along with great wine and hospitality once you land.
Central Europe is a gem hidden in plain sight, and Prague is one such diamond in the rough just waiting to be discovered. The capital of the Czech Republic is glazed with Gothic and Baroque grandeur, which offers a stunning vintage backdrop to the contemporary communities that thrive within the city walls. We’ve already unlocked the cheapest flights for you - the rest of Prague’s beauty is for you to discover!
The Vlatava River splits the capital into two, and reflects one of the city’s oldest connectors in its still waters - the Charles Bridge, commissioned in the 13th century and perfect for eye-opening views of the Prague skyline. Deeper into the city is Prague Castle, a residence that has served as the seat of Czech rulers till this day - the incumbent Czech President still declares the castle his official residence! Whether you’re into the ornate cathedrals, the peculiar back alleys, or the people’s interests (there’s a wall in Prague dedicated to the Beatles), Prague is a palette with far more colour than its past lets up.
The Nordic city of Reykjavik made the list last month, and its fellow city in Scandinavia takes one of seven spots for the month of July. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, has a beauty that reflects its unique history whether you choose to explore it outside or from within.
Starting with the oldest part of town, a thirsty traveller can sip a hot chocolate and mingle with the locals in the confines of Stortoget, Stockholm’s oldest city square. The people of Stockholm have an affinity with nature as well, and you can explore that with a stroll through Djurgården, home to five centuries’ worth of Swedish homesteads. Feeling peckish? The Swedes love their meatballs as much as we love the Ikea equivalents, so pop by Meatballs for the People for a quick fix of homemade goodness. If you’re looking to end your holiday nights on a high, Trädgården is an open-air club under a concrete bridge that doubles as a burger shack, bar haunt, and dance floor every night from May to September. Entry is often free before 8pm, so get ready to start the party early!
Rounding off July’s list in Wellington, another city in the southern hemisphere that’s blessed with winter during the middle months. New Zealand’s capital is small in size, but definitely packed with entertainment value - a great pit stop for anyone looking for a slice of Oceania, but with more forgiving weather.
Wellington stakes its claim as the “craft beer capital of the world”, and with a higher bar and restaurant count per capita than New York City, your next pint of curated tipple will never be far away. Hipsters will feel right at home in Cuba Street, where colorful bars, vintage apparel stores, and street performers rule the day. Tolkien book and movie buffs can look forward to a Lord of the Rings location tour, where one can experience the setting of your favorite iconic scenes in real life. End off by reconnecting with nature’s greatest (and cutest) at Wellington Zoo, known as the “best little zoo in the world”.
The graphs above are based on bookings made in 2018 departing from Singapore, and travel trends will fluctuate year on year. We’re inclined to trust our trends though - several million searches per year on our website have given us plenty of insights that we’d love to keep sharing with you. We’ll show you where to go, but the adventure is yours to chart - book your cheap tickets with us today!