Summer flight prices are high this season. Hopper data shows airfare to Europe averages $1,100, and a round-trip ticket to Asia averages around $1,800.

Ticket prices for both destinations have increased by more than $300 compared to last year. Don’t let this keep you from taking a well-deserved break. After all, summer shouldn’t be all work with no play. There’s still a way to grab a flight deal for less than $450 round-trip, even at the peak of summer. 

Here are five destinations to travel this July for less than $450 round trip.

Guatemala City, Guatemala, For As Low As $169 Round Trip

Guatemala City is for you if you don’t mind a little heat and humidity this summer. It’s a great city for travelers looking for variety. While the city’s Mayan history attracts visitors worldwide, there are also excellent selections of hotels, restaurants, museums, hotels, and nightlife venues.

If you have some time in Guatemala, take the time to visit Lake Atitlán. About 77 miles west of Guatemala City, the lake was nominated as one of the world’s seven wonders. It’s considered the most beautiful lake in the world and one of the most unique places.

Flights from Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Orlando, Chicago, Tampa, Denver, and Philadelphia can be purchased for less than $250 round trip this July.

The cheapest option leaves from Miami on July 17 and returns on July 24 for $169. Don’t hesitate on this deal. Expedia only has a few more left. If you miss it, play with the dates in Expedia.

Los Cabos, Mexico, For As Low As $194 Round Trip

The resort city of Los Cabos offers visitors the best of both worlds: a chance to relax and embark on an adventure. Located on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, Los Cabos is known for its beaches and nightlife.

More than 40 percent of the beaches here have free access and are swimmable, so you don’t have to worry about booking an expensive resort for a good beach experience.

9 Palmas, Acapulquito, Buena Vista, and Cabo Pulmo are all beaches you can access for free on the island. Playa El Médano is Cabo’s main beach, with outdoor restaurants and numerous bars.

Flights to Los Cabos can be purchased from U.S. departure Houston, Denver, Las Vegas, Oakland, and San Diego for less than $300 round-trip.

The cheapest option leaves Los Angeles on July 14 and returns on July 21 for $194 round-trip on Expedia.

Guayaquil, Ecuador, For As Low As $331 Round Trip

Guayaquil, Ecuador For $331 Round Trip
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Guayaquil, Ecuador For $331 Round Trip

Guayaquil is a port city in Ecuador known as the gateway to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and the Galapagos Islands.

Prepare yourself to fall in love as you walk through the cobbled streets of Las Peñas. It’s known as the city’s first neighborhood with more than 400 years of history. The wooded-painted houses with bright colors will stand out.

For a beautiful view of the city, climb the 444 steps of Santa Ana Hill. The trek up can be challenging, but the pictures make it worth it.

Known as the “Pearl of the Pacific,” you will find some of the best food in the world right here in Guayaquil. Very few places can rival the fresh seafood dishes restaurants obtain from the ocean. Before your adventure to The Galapagos, don’t forget to visit Plaza del Centenario and the Guayaquil Municipal Museum.

Grab your loved ones: this flight deal to Guayaquil can be purchased from multiple cities for less than $400, including Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Durham, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, New York City, and Cleveland, Ohio.

Traveling from Fort Lauderdale is the cheapest option. Use July 14 through July 25 as your travel dates in Expedia.

Lima, Peru, For As Low As $346 Round Trip

Lima, Peru For $346 Round Trip
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Lima, Peru For $346 Round Trip

Lima is often the entry point for many travelers before heading on their respective adventures to Machu Picchu, Cusco and Rainbow Mountain. Still, you don’t want to leave out exploring Lima.

Located on Peru’s coast, explore the beaches, good food, and Afro-Peruvian culture.

If you’re unsure where to start, check out our ultimate guide and itinerary for spending a week in Lima, Peru.

Flights from Miami, Orlando, Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, Tampa, Atlanta, Nashville, and Houston can be purchased for less than $450 this July.

The cheapest option leaves Fort Lauderdale, according to Expedia. Use July 20 through July 28 as your travel dates for a round-trip ticket priced at $346 round trip.  

Miami To Asuncion, Paraguay, ForAs Low As $400 Round Trip

Consider Asuncion, Paraguay, this July for those looking to explore uncharted territory. Asunción is one of the oldest cities in South America, known as the “Mother of Cities.” If you’ve taken Travel Noire’s vacation persona quiz, this is a destination for those with the “city connector” persona, as it’s filled with museums, arts, and good eats.

The Museo del Barro is a beautiful museum showcasing Paraguay’s diverse art and textiles. It’s a great introduction to the South American country.

Head to the MUSA Museum of Chairs for something quirky. It’s an unusual museum that showcases chairs from all over the world. Explore three floors of exciting chair history. For nightlife, go to Morgan Warehouse to enjoy live Latin music in an intimate setting. Velvet Asuncion is another popular nightclub venue where you can go out for a night of dancing.

There’s only one deal to Paraguay for less than $450 round-trip, and it’s for people who can leave from Miami. Use July 7 through July 27 as your travel dates for a round-trip ticket for $400.