This is Alex and today I have prepared for you a list of amazing travel deals from the USA and UK to Mexico, Chile, Spain, Norway and Malta. I can imagine how we all miss travels and as soon as the restrictions will be lifted, we will observe the skyrocketed demand for travels.
The flights with a good discounts to Chile, Spain, Norway and Malta are offered in May, and by that time the restrictions should have already been lifted. Now these countries still have the restrictions for travels until the end of March. Trips from the USA to Mexico are already possible and you don’t have to undergo quarantine.
In any case, you will need to provide a negative Coronavirus RT -PCR or antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before the arrival. Let’s see what I have found on Skyscanner🙂
Chicago – Cozumel, Mexico from $183
On March 20 -27 you can book a trip from Chicago to the island of Cozumel for just $183 for the round-trip. This is an island of stunning beauty, which is located 19km from the coast of Mexico, namely the Yucatan peninsula. You can easily take a ferry to Playa del Carmen, they run every 30 minutes.
There is everything here, that any tourist might enjoy – from diving and snorkeling, all-inclusive resorts to ancient Mayan ruins and National parks. Cozumel also has numerous amazing beaches, both free and paid – so called beach clubs, where you can find everything you might need -shower cabins, sun loungers, massage, bar, and equipment for snorkeling.
One of the most popular beaches is the Paradise beach, and also Punta Sur Eco beach, Playa Chen Rio, Playa Corona and others. But most of the tourists come here to practice diving, because there so many diving schools here for any levels. And another reason is the longest coral reef in the world is located nearby the Cozumel.
You can go on a hiking trip through the Punta Sur Ecological Park, explore the Mayan ruins at the San Gervasio, which is located in the middle part of the island, or enjoy the calm atmosphere of San Miguel de Cozumel. The city has Museum of the island, the Tequila museum, a vibrant town square and market.
New-York – Santiago from $258
I have found a super cheap round – trip from New -York to Santiago Chili, if you book it on the following dates: May 5-12, and it will cost you just $258. Santiago is an incredible South – American city to visit!
The town was established in 1541, but it was destroyed several times by earthquakes, since it is located in a seismically active zone. Santiago is very eclectic city – the modern glittering skyscrapers, buildings from the colonial era, and the Andes towering on the east side are breathtaking!
All the main sights are located in the downtown very compactly, so you don’t need to use public transport. For the architecture lovers it is worth to visit the Sacramentinos church, which is iconic in Santiago, La Moneda Palace, where the president’s residence is located, and the heart of the city – Plaza de Armas.
In the downtown there is a beautiful Santa Lucia park – very cozy, located on the hills. For fans of breathtaking views there are two amazing options – take the funicular ride at Metropolitan park or go to the Sky viewpoint at the Sky Costanera skyscraper.
If you love snowboarding and skiing, there is the Valle Nevado ski resort for you, located 90 minutes ride from Santiago. For fans of extreme excursion – you can book a 2-hour night tour to one of the largest cemeteries in South America – the Cemeterio General in Santiago, although it sounds macabre.
New-York -Barcelona from $282
You can book a trip to fascinating Barcelona by this amazing price on May 2 -10. It is a rare opportunity to fly over the ocean so cheap.
Barcelona is a city where different styles are harmoniously intertwined – Gothic, Baroque and Modernism. The city attracts thousands of tourists with its unique atmosphere, famous Gaudi architecture, and a huge number of cultural and historical monuments.
The first thing, that comes to mind when mentioning Barcelona is, of course, the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Construction of this church began 135 years ago and continues to present days. In addition to the Cathedral, there are 10 architectural masterpieces of the genius Gaudi in the town. Normally they are the first on the bucket list to visit.
Among them are the houses of Mila, Vicens, Balio, the Palace and Park Guell and the College of St. Teresa. All of them are included in the UNESCO list. Barcelona has a very picturesque Gothic quarter with churches from the 13 century, the Montjuic mountain, where you will find the national Palace.
For museum lovers it is worth to visit the Picasso Museum, and also Museum of Chocolate and Bullfighting. If you hunt for the stunning views, take a cable car and admire the fantastic views from the Tibidabo mountain. The main street in Barcelona is the Ramblas boulevard, where numerous restaurants, souvenirs, musicians and artists are waiting for you.
Here you can find the famous Bokeria market also, which is a must – see.
London – Oslo from $33
This super cheap trip to Norwegian capital Oslo you can book on May 6-11. Oslo is probably the quietest and most comfortable of the Scandinavian capitals. The city is similar to many Scandinavian towns, but several attractions give it its identity and uniqueness.
Oslo is a very compact and easy to navigate. The oldest historical buildings is Akershus fortress, built back in the 13th century. Not it houses the Ministry of Defense, several museums and tombs of the Norwegian kings. Another important sight is the royal palace and the nearby picturesque Slottsparken.
Guided tours to the palace are available in the summer. Right opposite the palace you can see the Norwegian Parliament. For those, who love sailing and everything connected to it, you can visit the Bygdoi peninsula with several museum dedicated to the marine themes, for example the Viking ship museum.
By the way, if you are going to visit a few museums, it is better to buy the Oslo pass for 24 hours, which costs 270 kron and covers museums and public transport. You also can visit the park Ekerbergparken located on a hill offering fantastic views on the Oslo Fjord.
There is an interesting place to visit – the Grunerlokka district, the area with vintage boutiques, where you can buy hand -made souvenirs and jewelry, creative cafes, as well as the Matthalen market.
London – Malta from $61
The dates for this amazing price are going to be on May 21-26. This time is awesome to visit Malta, because the temperature is more pleasant during spring and fall here. Malta is located on three island, but in fact the archipelago consists of five island, two of them are uninhabited.
The island is a wild mix of different cultures and languages: the main language is Maltese, which sounds like a mixture of Italian and Arabic, Italian and in addition English is spoken on the island and people come here to learn it at a language camps.
Malta is also known as a piece of Atlantida, since there are the megalithic temples here, which are more than 6500 years old, and the oldest survived monuments on the planet. Where to start your acquaintance with this country? Of course, you need to explore the capital Valletta.
This town looks as an open -air museum, and this is not surprising, since the city has not changed much since the 16th century. Wander through its narrow streets and feel this unique atmosphere of the past – old balconies of different shapes, amazing molding of the facades, beautiful statues and fountains.
Visit the palace of the grand master with its luxurious interiors, which is the residency of the president of Malta now and open to the tourists, walk to the Barrakka gardens and enjoy fantastic views on the harbor. In addition to Valletta, Malta has several smaller towns.
For example, St. Julians – the most party place in Malta, the city -museum of Mdina, fishing village Marsaxlokk, where you can try the amazing sea food, Rabat and others. Despite Malta is the rocky island, there are many excellent beaches here, the most famous is the Blue Lagoon with a white sand and amazing turquoise water.
Have you been in one of those places before? Or in case you would like to share your experience traveling in the pandemic time, I would be more than happy to discuss it in the comment section below!
Written by Alex