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Last-Minute Travel Tips That You Need

Read on for cheap last-minute travel tips 

Plans changed last minute? Do you have a free weekend all of a sudden? Why not head off for a last-minute adventure with fun travel buddies in tow? This idea would cause stress for some, but it doesn’t have to. We believe it could do the opposite. Last-minute travel can be one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself. Don’t miss these last-minute travel tips below, for a safer and cheaper trip!

7. Download the right apps

someone downloading an app on their iPhone a last minute travel tip
Download the right apps

Last-minute travel goes hand in hand with last-minute flights. Download the right apps to track your cheapest options. Apps like “Hopper” and “Get The Flight Out” to allow you to track flights by the hour and check for the best route and cheapest deals. If you are fast, it is possible to get a super cheap deal from Germany to China for only 400 Euros!! 

6. Fly mid-week to save money

last minute travel tips is to book flights on certain days

Fly mid-week to save money

Note this one essential tip among all last-minute travel tips! Booking flights on a Tuesday or Wednesday will help you save a few bucks as most people tend to start their trips on the weekend. Rates tend to be significantly cheaper midweek so make sure to take advantage of this! 

5. Go with the flow

a man standing in front of the notice board in a train station a last minute travel tip

Go with the flow

You’re probably already a laid-back person if you’re considering a last-minute journey, however, let this tip be a friendly reminder to go with the flow and take things as they come or go. Last-minute travel has its perks, but it also requires patience when things don’t go as easily as you imagined it. But hey, that’s all part of the adventure! 

If you’re looking for exciting travel buddies to join you, then look no further! On JoinMyTrip you will be sure to find like-minded travelers that can’t wait to travel with you. 

4. Don’t have high expectations

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Don’t have high expectations

Keep your expectations lucid and not too high. Having a (last minute) detailed plan will only cloud your days which should be spontaneous and free of stress. Be open to new adventures, and say yes to plans changing rather than sticking to your original thoughts. These can be some of the best adventures: the ones you didn’t sign up for. 

3. Keep in mind the 14-day rule 

a plane flying in the pink sky perfect last minute travel tip

Keep in mind the 14-day rule

Ahhh, now, the magical travel window! A 14-day window before your desired departure date should be the best time to book hotels, flights, or cruises. If they are not fully booked out, it’s likely you can score some serious deals 14 days before you leave for your trip. 

2. Avoid peak season

A huge crowd of people standing close by in London

Avoid peak season

If you can, avoid booking your last-minute trips in peak seasons. This will only cause you more stress as hotels and Airbnb’s will be booked, or the only remaining rooms will cost you a pretty penny. Stick to the off-season and save big on flights and hotel rooms. 

Next time, when you’re planning a trip with a little more time in advance, be sure to publish it on JoinMyTrip. Here we have a huge community of keen travelers who cannot wait to join you on your cool trip. 

1. Score cheap hotels

last minute travel tips for hotel bookings

Score cheap hotels

Another last-minute travel tip is about accommodation. There are a lot of hotel platforms for scoring last-minute sleeping spots, but to score even cheaper deals, travelers can use Apps like Priceline. Like Hotwire or, you choose your desired budget and location, and after you book, you find out the hotel has even bigger savings than its competitors. A lot of times though, hotels will offer their rooms for a lot cheaper the more last-minute it is. This is because they would rather fill their rooms than leave them empty and not get any money. So be clever, take a risk and it will pay off! 

If you need more tips on how to save some money when traveling, check out our blog for tips on how to travel on a budget

Do you want to discover more essential hacks for last-minute travel or even choose to make your travel plan in advance? Do you want to be stress-free and sit down as you know your trip and itineraries are in the right hand? Then, book trips with JoinMyTrip! Hosted by passionate travelers like you, there are a wide variety of trips that is well-organized, unique, and of course – super fun! Moreover, you can share everything with your TripMates, as they love traveling as much as you do. From somewhere near your home country to a faraway island, we have everything to make your journey awesome! 

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