April 7, 2022

3 Tips for Beating the Crowd and Less-Travelled Destinations to Consider

In recent years, there have been serious efforts to combat over-tourism in popular destinations like Venice, Italy and Hawaii and it’s easy to understand why. Often, locals in these areas are frustrated with the crowds, queues, and traffic associated with touristy spots.

As a traveller to these places, you may have the same concerns. Luckily, there are a few ways to try and beat the crowds at popular tourist destinations. In this article, you’ll find our top tips for avoiding the masses, as well as alternative countries to consider if you’d prefer to avoid the crowds entirely.

Visit during the offseason or shoulder season

Many destinations have a peak season, during which time they attract the biggest crowds. One easy way to avoid this is by travelling in the offseason (the opposite of peak season) or the shoulder season (the two seasons before and after peak season).

In addition to beating the crowds, you’ll usually pay less to travel during non-peak seasons. On the downside, however, you may not experience the best weather or get your travel dates to line up perfectly with the holidays. But if you’re willing to sacrifice, you could end up sightseeing with far smaller crowds.

Don’t visit during major or local holidays

It doesn’t matter where you’re going: Christmas, New Year’s, Easter, and other big holidays are some of the busiest and priciest times to travel since many people are off school and work. If your schedule allows, don’t plan your trip during these periods. 

Similarly, you may be able to avoid hordes of domestic travellers by doing a little bit of research about your destination. Before you book, look up local public holidays and school breaks that could overlap with your travel dates. If possible, you should avoid visiting around these dates – especially if you’re bringing your kids or going to a family-friendly destination (such as a theme park).

Take your time

If you’re rushing to see multiple landmarks and destinations on a short itinerary, then crowds may be unavoidable. Instead, take a more relaxed approach by embarking on a round-the-world (RTW) trip.

By booking round-the-world flights, you’re in control of where you go, what you do, and how long you stay. It’s one of the best ways to see the world – on your own terms and at your own pace.

Consider these less-travelled countries for fewer crowds

There are still plenty of underrated travel destinations that aren’t teeming with tourists. For example, lesser-explored destinations in Northern Europe are filled with stunning scenery and culture – minus the crowds that you’ll often find in other parts of the continent. Countries like Finland, Norway and the Channel Islands are standouts in this region.

Closer to home, there are also countless places in Asia that aren’t always packed with visitors, including Laos and Nepal. While you may not be able to find a direct flight to these areas, you can easily organise transportation from a larger hub.

Ready for the trip of a lifetime? Get in touch with the experts at Airfare Geeks today. We can organise your entire journey, including RTW airfares, accommodation, and activities, so you’re free to enjoy every moment of your holiday.

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