The cheapest weeks to travel to top locations this Autumn

Jack Mitchell

With purse strings being tightened more than ever right now, FairFX has revealed the cheapest time to travel1 to locations which have been highlighted as Brits top destinations2. And, if you're well overdue a break you needn't wait that long with 7-14th October being the cheapest time to fly.

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Find flight costs and money saving tips below – as well as top tips from Head of Travel Money at FairFX, Jack Mitchell, on how to keep your money safe whilst you’re out there:

Safari in Africa – Kenya

Return flights from London to Nairobi - £543pp

Top saving tip: If you’re feeling adventurous then you can drive yourself around these animal spotting sites. Rent a car for a week for as little as £53 per day1 and hire camping equipment for as little as £4.30pp/day.2

Statue of Liberty – New York

Return flights from London to New York - £372pp

Top saving tip: If you’re happy to see the Statue of Liberty in all her glory from the river, rather than going to the site, then a cheap way to do this is using the NYC Ferry. This connects five boroughs and has a route from Midtown West to Staten Island – where you can get stunning views of the Statue of Liberty from as little as $4.

Colosseum – Rome

Return flights from London to Rome - £55pp

Top saving tip: Purchase your tickets online through the official Colosseum website or a reputable ticketing platform. Online tickets are often cheaper than buying them on-site, and you can skip the long lines. If you plan to visit multiple attractions in Rome, the RomaPass can be a cost-effective option. It provides free or discounted entry to several sites, including the Colosseum.

Driving Route 66 – Chicago

Return flights from London to Chicago - £474pp

Top saving tip: Travelling in October means you will be avoiding the peak months and benefit from fair weather. If you’re more adventurous, one way to reduce your spending is to stay in camp sites along the route. Most offer good clean kitchen areas and shower rooms.

Keeping your money safe

Wherever you go, it’s also important to look after your money. Here's our top tips on how to do so when travelling abroad:

  • Use a virtual private network (VPN): When using public Wi-Fi, especially in cafes or hotels, use a VPN to encrypt your internet connection. This helps protect your personal information from potential hackers.


  • Beware of free Wi-Fi: Avoid connecting to open, unsecured Wi-Fi networks, especially for sensitive activities like online banking. Scammers can set up fake networks to steal your data.


  • Prepaid travel cards: Consider using prepaid travel cards rather than carrying large amounts of cash.These cards can be loaded with a specific amount of money, reducing the risk of financial loss if it's lost or stolen. FairFX currency card also gives you the ability to switch between currencies seamlessly and lock in great rates. What’s more some public transport can offer reduced rates for travelling when abroad if you pay via card as opposed to cash.


  • Local advice: Seek advice from locals or your hotel concierge about safe areas, transportation, and reputable businesses. They can often provide valuable insights and recommendations.

1 Costs obtained from SkyScanner on 14th Sept,based on average flight cost in October

2 Research commissioned by FairFX with 2,000 respondents - 2023

3 Data obtained through

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