Summertime is finally here. If you're looking to make plans for a summer vacation, but want to save some money, check out these helpful tips!

Planning a summer vacation can be fun, but it can also come with a pretty hefty price tag. That's why the website, Refinery29 has put together a few tips to help you get the most out of a summer vacation, while trying to save some money in the process.

1.  Get your plane tickets now. 

Last-minute sales used to be common, but nowadays, airlines jack up the price in the final days before departure in order to get as much revenue as possible from business travelers who tend to wait until late to book their flights. Plus, for summer travel, most leisure travelers will have booked up seats months ago.

 

2.  Be flexible on dates and travel destinations.  

If you're flexible on specific dates and locations, you're much more likely to get a decent fare than if you lock in a certain week or destination,

 

3.  Try to take your trip in early June or late August.  

Early June or late August are quite a bit more likely to have cheap fares than July.

 

4.  Travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.  

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday are generally the cheapest travel days, while Friday and Sunday are usually the most expensive.

 

5.  Try taking a vacation during the Southern Hemisphere's summer.  

If you're just looking to travel in the best weather, consider booking Southern Hemisphere summer flights (January through March). It's one of the cheapest times of year to fly internationally, and weather is great in places like Argentina, Australia, and South Africa.

 

Refinery29 has some pretty helpful ideas for those who are on a tight budget when it comes to a vacation. These are just a few of their suggestions. If you want to find out more about how to save money on your summer vacation, check out their tips by clicking the button below.