Hi everyone! This is Alex and today’s post is going to be about awesome ideas for your trip on December 2020! I made a research for the latest discounts on the air tickets and hotels and have found super cheap offers from the Unites States to the warm Caribbean, and from Europe to Canary island.
This time is not easy for many sectors of the economy and especially for the travel industry. Since many countries are experiencing the second lock down, there are many restrictions – some countries have major restrictions, and some low.
If you are going to make a trip to a certain county, make sure you are aware of the requirement they have for a traveler. Skyscanner is a good source for this because it has a map, marked with the colors, where the red is for the countries with the major restrictions, orange – moderate, green – low, and the gray, where restrictions are unknown.
Skyscanner also has information about the requirements for travelers for every country. Please check carefully what do you need to know to prepare your trip. Most countries require the COVID-19 test, made within 72 hours before arrival. Let’s see where can we make the cheapest travels.
New York – Puerto Rico from $51
There is an exciting deal from New York to San – Juan, Puerto Rico starting at $51 round – trip! This price is available for the dates on December: 07-24, 11 -31, 20-24 and 25-30. By the arrival to San -Juan you have to show the negative test for COVID taking not earlier, than 72 hours prior the arrival or to stay under the quarantine for 14 days, which is not a great idea, I guess:)
Puerto -Rico with its attractions, ranging from old colonial towns, street markets to caves and rain forests can satisfy every tourist’s taste. If you like culture and history, you favorite destinations will be the Old San -Juan with its charming colorful buildings from the 16-17th century.
If you are a nature lover, Puerto -Rico will offer you an infinite amount of things to do: you can explore one of the largest cave network in the world – The Rio Camuy Cave Park, which is only hour and 20 minutes drive from San-Juan, El Yunque rain forest, Playa Flamenco beach for a marvelous snorkeling, the Vieques island.
An interesting fact: Puerto – Rico has the Observatorio de Arecibo, which was the largest telescope for more than half of the century.
The cheapest place to stay I found on Booking.com is the Hostel Miramar, where you can book a double room for $38 for one night. It has the rating 7,6 on Booking. The hotels in Puerto – Rico are pretty expensive, but don’t forget to check the AirBnb as well. If you join Airbnb throught this link, you will have up to $54 discount for your first booking.
Miami – US Virgin Islands from $75
There are two options for this trip. You can fly from Miami to Saint Thomas in the following dates on December: 07-09, 23 -30, and January: 04-08, 07-11 for $75. The second option is to take a plane from New York to St. Croix Island. The good dates on December 13-21, 16-19 for $104, and 25-30 for $150.
Currently the US Virging Islands have moderate restrictions, and all passengers must upload and complete a health form from https://usvitravelportal.com. Upon arrival all passengers have to present a medical certification with a negative COVID test. If you overcome this nuisance, you can fully enjoy the paradise:)
The capital and the largest city of the United States Virgin Islands is Charlotte Amalie, and the largest islands are Saint Croix, Saint John and Saint Thomas. St. Thomas is the most touristy place. Virgin islands are perfect for snorkeling, beach lazing, scuba diving, hiking and so on.
If you are on St. John island, make sure to visit Virgin Islands National Park with the amazing Trunk Bay beach with a pearly sand and aquamarine water. Among the other interesting places to visit are the Annaberg Plantation with the Museum, Coral World Ocean Park, Fort Frederik, and the Blackbeard Castle:)
All hotels here are expensive and the most affordable option in Charlotte Amalie is the Galleon House Hotel, where a single room for one night will cost you about $77-90.
Chicago – Cancun from $129
You can make a flight from Chicago O’Hare to Cancun on December 23 -28 for just $129 round -trip! I’ve made a trip to Cancun in 2017 and this is a fabulous place! You can also choose another dates: December 19 -26 and 20-27 for $130.
Today Mexico has the moderate restrictions. Upon arrival, you also have to complete a health form from https://afac.hostingerapp.com and present a medical certification with a negative COVID test. No quarantine required.
Cancun is known as a gateway to Yucatan Peninsula, and in fact, most Americans have there their first travel experience in Mexico. The city itself is a modern one and the only attraction in my opinion, is the Hotel Zone – 15-mile strip of sand with a fancy Hotels, beaches, wild nightlife and catamarans.
Most people prefer to book all- inclusive resort in the Hotel Zone and stay there like for a week. I stayed 3 days in Cancun and the rest of my one -week trip I spent in Valladolid – old colonial town, Chichen Itza and Tulum. You can explore the Maya ruins in this area, swim in Cenotes and experience the unique atmosphere of Yucatan.
If you look at Booking.com, the prices for accommodations in Cancun are unbelievably cheap on December! You can book the MIO Cancun Hotel Boutique with the rating 8,4 for just $27 for a single room including breakfast! The Mayan Monkey Hotel &Hostel; Cancun you can book for just $16 including breakfast! Such a great discounts!
Germany – Tenerife from $68
If you live in Europe and would like to spent you Holiday in Canary Islands, this offer is definitely for you! On December 14 -20 or 14 -27 you can fly from Frankfurt am Main to Tenerife for $68 and $79 respectively.
Currently Spain and Canary Island have moderate restrictions. All passengers must complete the “FCS Health Control Form” at https://www.spth.gob.es, and upon arrival an QR code generated from the completed form must be shown. All passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID test, taking at most 72 hours before arrival.
Tenerife offers you a lot of things to see and do – you can take a Whale and Dolphin watching at Playa de Las Americas, visit the Pyramids of Güímar, The Museum of Nature and Man, Siam Waterpark, Teide National Park, and enjoy the year – round sunshine:)
I found a wonderful place to stay in Tenerife – the Estudio Casco Los Silos studio apartment for just €22 on Booking!!! For this price you will have the entire studio with the rating 8,8! Such a great deal!!!
London Luton – Milan from $16
You can book a flight from London Luton to Milan on December 28 -31 or January 4-11 for the insane cheap price of $25!!! Take a note that all prices at Skyscanner changes quickly and you have to monitor them often in order to find the best deals.
Today Italy has moderate restrictions, and upon arrival, you have to show a medical certification with a negative COVID test. The entry is not allowed for those, who have been or transited through Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Kosovo, Kuwait, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Oman, Panama or Peru for the past 14 days.
The first thing that comes into your mind, when you think about Milan is the capital of shopping and fashion. But it is a lot more than this: if you are in Milan, you must visit at least the main tourist attractions – the Milan Cathedral, La Scala Theater, the Sforza Castle, which hosts several museums like Museum of Decorative Arts, The Egyptian Museum, The Museum of musical instruments.
For just €32 you can book the nice City Center Best Hostel with the rating 8,9 on Booking.com. According the guests reviews, it has a great location in the city center, friendly and helpful staff! Make sure to prepare for your trip thoroughly and check the items you might need for your trip!
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Written by Alex.