Colombia is super hot right now, and we're not talking about the temperature, but… yeah, also that. Flights to both Cartagena (down 30%) and Cali (26%) are cheaper than usual in August, and if you go early in the month, you can hop an hour-long flight to Medellín for the annual Feria de las Flores, the city's massive flower festival (it's cooler than it sounds) that is basically their equivalent to Carnival in Brazil. Speaking of Brazil, August is a good time to hit São Paulo (down 27%), where it is currently winter, with much milder temperatures and drier weather -- think upper 70s and mostly sunny. Peep some cool art and architecture, eat street food, etc.
And finally, there is the City of Lights. Much like Hawaii, there is never a bad time to visit… just, slightly less optimal times. Flights to Paris are expected to dip 36% for August as the city empties out for les vacances, the annual month-long vacation that has locals fleeing the city for other popular tourist destinations (this is NOT the time to hit the Cote d'Azur). This means there will be fewer Parisians to mingle with, but let's be real, they don't want to mingle with you anyway. Here's the full lineup of discounted destinations around the world this August:
1. Paris, France -- $476 (36% savings)
2. San Jose del Cabo, Mexico -- $374 (34%)
3. Sydney, Australia -- $973 (34%)
4. Amsterdam, Netherlands -- $603 (33%)
5. Cartagena, Colombia -- $424 (30%)
6. Managua, Nicaragua -- $349 (28%)
7. Dublin, Ireland -- $594 (28%)
8. São Paulo, Brazil -- $835 (27%)
9. Auckland, New Zealand -- $1,127 (27%)
10. Cali, Colombia -- $501 (26%)
To get in on the dollar-saving action, download the Hopper app (and some of these other essential travel apps while you’re at it) and plug in the dates and destinations you’re looking for. Hopper will send you a notification when flight prices drop as low as they’re going to go -- that’s your cue to book. Stay cool out there, friends.