August is the last hurrah before school and work gets back in full swing this fall. The downside of this is tickets and accommodations can be expensive, as the demand remains high for people looking to have their last bit of summer fun. A good August flight deal allows you to travel for less than the average summer flight cost of $1,200.

Here are four destinations to travel to for less than $450 round-trip.

Toronto, Canada

August is a great time to visit Toronto because the warm weather allows you to see Toronto at its best. The streets come alive during the summer. There’s much to do, including rooftops, pedestrian marketplaces, festivals, and more.

One event that’s growing in popularity in Toronto is Smorgasburg. It’s America’s largest open-air food marker, attracting thousands of people yearly during the summer. You can find street vendors from all over the world at this free event. 

This August, some flights from New York City, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Tampa, Boston, Chicago, and Miami are less than $300 round-trip.

The cheapest August flight deal option leaves from Nashville, according to Expedia. Use August 24 through August 29 as your travel dates for a round-trip flight for $152.

Guatemala City, Guatemala

The summer season means some of your favorite destinations are overcrowded with tourists. However, for Guatemala, this is a great time to visit because most visitors try to avoid the rainy season from May to October.

If you pack right and prepare for rain, visiting in August will allow you to explore the country without the influx of crowds.

Some of the top experiences in Guatemala City include visiting the Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología to explore the history and culture of Guatemala, a trip to the Museo Popol Vuh to learn more about the rich culture and traditions of the Mayan civilization and attending The Festival de la Asunción. This colorful celebration honors the Virgin Mary. It’s a fantastic event that features parades, music, dancing and fireworks. It’s an excellent opportunity to experience local culture and traditions.

Round-trip flights from Houston, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., are less than $300 round-trip.

The cheapest August flight deal options departs Los Angeles on August 19 and returns on August 24 on Volaris Airlines. This ticket can be purchased for $278 round-trip.  

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil is a cheap August flight deal for people who live along the East Coast. Flights from Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale and Miami cost less than $450 round-trip this August.

August is one of the best times to visit Brazil because there’s hardly any rain, and the temperatures resemble a warm and comfortable spring before the humidity returns in September.

Spend your time outdoors this August in Rio by visiting Sugar Loaf Mountain, The World Wander, Christ the Redeemer, Ipanema Beach and Copacabana Beach.

Panama City, Panama

Miami, Florida To Panama City, Panama
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Miami, Florida To Panama City, Panama

No destination is safe during hurricane season because flight cancellations brought on by weather can have a domino effect. There are some ways to limit your risks by traveling to destinations that are less impacted by hurricanes, such as Panama.

Your first stop on your itinerary should be the vibrant neighborhood of Casco Viejo, also called Casco Antiguo. It’s a beautiful and trendy neighborhood filled with trendy bars, restaurants, and beautiful architecture.

While August is the rainy season in Panama, there will be hot days when the rain isn’t as frequent. Plan to spend a day on one of the islands off the coast, such as the Pearl Islands. A day trip here only requires a ferry.

This August, flights from Austin, Denver, Philadelphia, and Boston. Charlotte, Nashville, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Tampa, and Atlanta can be purchased for less than $450 round-trip. Miami is the cheapest option, according to Expedia. Use August 25 through August 30 as your travel dates for a round-trip ticket for $327.