Now that the cold is beginning to pierce through our skin, it seems as though every Montrealer has the same thing on their mind: vacation. And as the cold weather begins to bite, so too does the travel bug. Soon, we will all be in search of cheap flights from Montreal to literally anywhere else.

Our planet is filled with inexpensive destinations that are perfect for a winter escape, but the cost of flights always tends to be a little aggressive. That's where we come in. In the midst of you picking your next destination to fly to, you'll have this MTL Blog list to refer to when you need direction on where you should be heading.

We all look for something different when it comes to a vacation, some of us crave hot temperatures while others require wild adventure. Regardless of what you're seeking, this list has got options that are bound to both surprise and excite you. 

When it comes to travelling, don’t overthink it, find a destination that speaks to you and book a flight - it's one of the greatest gifts that you can give yourself!

Nicaragua

Round-Trip Flight from Montreal: ~ 672 CAD
Cost of 3-star hotel: ~ 68 CAD per night

Nicaragua is all around an affordable country that embraces tourism and has a lot to offer. From the scenic volcanic landscapes and colonial architecture to pristine forests and remote islands, Nicaragua is one of the most underrated countries in the world.

The charismatic and colourful zest of this country is what I personally love most about it. Not to mention that the food is yummy.

Colombia

Round-Trip Flight from Montreal: ~ 890 CAD
Cost of 3-star hotel: ~ 60 CAD per night

 


Colombia is known for being a very friendly country. Every year, Colombia welcomes tourists from around the globe to allow travellers to get a taste of the South American lifestyle.

Colombia has the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, the Amazon rainforest, and the start of the Andes - all of which are easy to get to.

Medellin and Bogotá are two of the most captivating cities I have ever been to, just to give you ideas of what cities you could go to. If you're looking to go somewhere unique this winter, Colombia is the perfect place for you.

Bolivia

Round-Trip Flight from Montreal: ~ 1,000 CAD
Cost of 3-star hotel: ~ 90 CAD per night


South America is known to be an affordable travel destination, and Bolivia holds up to this truth.

For those of you who have never travelled to Bolivia, you are in for a real treat as it surrounded by a natural beauty that is so different from what we Montrealers are used to.

Bolivia is home to some of the most beautiful sights including Lake Titicaca, the world's highest lake, and Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat.

 

Romania

Round-Trip Flight from Montreal: ~ 979 CAD
Cost of 3-star hotel: ~ 72 CAD per night


When travelling to Romania, The Transylvania region is a must. This particular area will defy any expectations you may have previously had. The fascinating medieval towns, fortified churches, and spectacular mountain ranges are bound to blow your mind.

Not only is this a gorgeous country, but the food is delicious and the locals are friendly. To top it all off, Romania is very affordable, from meals to hotels, so you'll be able to have a blast on a budget!

Cuba

Round-Trip Flight from Montreal: ~ 550 CAD
Cost of 3-star hotel: ~ 57 CAD per night


For many years now, Cuba has been a go-to vacation spot for Montrealers. The reason for that is because it is both breath-taking and affordable, two of the most important qualifications for an epic vacation.

From all-inclusive hotels on the beach to charming guesthouses in Havana, Cuba is a must for any traveller who loves to see the world but has a strict budget.

Those who visit Cuba should know that you will save a lot of money if you pay with the local currency instead of the CUC tourist currency. However, if you are unable to do so, you will still manage to have a kick-ass time without breaking the bank. Did someone say mojitos and cigars?

Guatemala

Round-Trip Flight from Montreal: ~ 890 CAD
Cost of 3-star hotel: ~ 100 CAD per night


Most rookie travellers have been making their way to Costa Rica, without considering that the cost is much higher than it is in Guatemala.

Tucked away in the northern jungles are the inspiring Mayan temples of Tikal, which are most beautiful at sunrise. The country is also home to the highland lake of Atitlan in the south, and Semuc Champey, where you can explore caves by candlelight and swim through cascading pools.

Peru

Round-Trip Flight from Montreal: ~ 841 CAD
Cost of 3-star hotel: ~ 80 CAD per night


If you're looking for something adventurous and picturesque to do when escaping the winter, why not climb Macchu Pichu in Peru? Peru is an awesome country that also happens to be home to part of the Amazon Rainforest.

The beautiful scenery, amazing foods, and lively culture make this a go-to vacation spot for any Montreal local looking to vanish from the city this winter.

Panama

Round-Trip Flight from Montreal ~ 587 CAD
Cost of 3-star hotel ~ 60 CAD per night

Panama truly has something for everyone. If you love city living, you will adore Panama City, as it's filled with skyscrapers, night clubs, casinos, and restaurants, so it's impossible to get bored here.

However, if you are looking to escape the rush of a city, check out the islands of Bocas del Toro, which has rich biodiversity and is known to be a prime destination for ecotourism, not to mention that the surroundings of the islands are beyond striking. The Panama Canal connects through the center, allowing both the Atlantic and the Pacific ocean to link.

Guadeloupe

Round-Trip Flight from Montreal: ~ 968 CAD
Cost of 3-star hotel: ~ 115 CAD per night

 

Home to over a dozen islands, Guadeloupe is known for its deserted beaches, jungle-wreathed mountains, and mesmerizing views.

Stocked with waterfalls, mountains, and volcanoes, there is no way to ever get bored while exploring this part of the world.
Guadeloupe is one of the best places in the world to scuba-dive, so if that's something you're into, you're going to want to take the dive and book a flight.

South Africa

Round-Trip Flight from Montreal: ~ 927 CAD
Cost of 3-star hotel: ~ 100 CAD per night

 

South Africa is one of those places that you instantly fall in love with. South Africa is a huge country, but its most famous locations are Table Mountain, Kruger National Park, and of course, Cape Town.

If you want a combination of adventure and relaxation then this is the place for you. From safaris to hanging out on the sandy beaches, travellers who have visited the country all share the same opinion: it's incredible.

Austria

Round-Trip Flight from Montreal ~ 945 CAD
Cost of 3-star hotel ~ 90 CAD per night

 

You may not be escaping the cold by travelling to Austria during the months of winter, but you will definitely be entering a world that is totally different from Montreal.

Austria is a must for any fanatic of winter beauty since each and every corner you turn gives you the illusion of being inside of a painting.

From skiing and hot air balloon riding to outdoor spas and bohemian forests, Austria should be on your radar when it comes to must-see places, especially throughout wintertime.

Vietnam

Round-Trip Flight from Montreal: ~ 1,173 CAD
Cost of 3-star hotel: ~ 53 CAD per night


Vietnam is a country filled with contradictions. From the chaos of Hanoi’s Old Quarter to the complete serenity found at the Hoi An riverfront, Vietnam is a sensational place to visit.

The one downside of Vietnam is the abundance of tourists that flock through the streets, causing a ton of commotion. That is why winter is the best time to go. Although it's the rainy season during these months, it's the time of the year where tourism is the lowest, which is great.

Chile

Round-Trip Flight from Montreal: ~ 1,200 CAD
Cost of 3-star hotel: ~ 80 CAD per night


If you love gritty artistic charm, then you are going to absolutely love the vibe in Chile. Valparaiso has so much character that the surroundings have inspired many poets and artists who have visited. It is known to locals as "pais del poetas" or the "country of poets."

Chile is known around the world for its incredible red wines and diverse beer culture. But that’s not all, Chile is also home to the world biggest swimming pool and the driest place on earth, The Atacama Desert. Chile’s Andes Mountains house some of the world's largest active volcanoes. And, who can forget about Easter Island?

Grenada

Round-Trip Flight from Montreal ~ 723 CAD 
Cost of 3-star hotel ~ 116 CAD per night


Grenada is famous for being a source of spices, this Caribbean country is known around the globe as "spice isle" because of it.
However, Grenada has a lot more to offer than nutmeg and ginger. Grenada has some of the most astonishing beaches and astounding waterfalls that will impress even the most travelled person.

If you are looking for somewhere affordable to travel to this winter that will blow your mind, Grenada may just be the place for you.


Safe travels!

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