Cheap Autumn City Breaks 2023 (On A Student Budget)

Looking for the best cheap autumn city breaks for 2023? Here are our top picks on a student budget...

Written byHolly Barrow
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Pumpkin spiced lattes are here, the leaves are changing and spooky season is well underway… 

If you’re looking for new cities to experience this magical season in, we have plenty of last minute, cheap autumn city breaks to shout about!

Whether you're a culture vulture, a massive foodie or an adventurer, there's an affordable autumn break just waiting for you…


As a TOTUM member, you’ll get access to incredible travel discounts and deals from leading airlines and travel agents such as Jet2, TUI, Travel Republic, Expedia and more. 

Here are just some of the best places to visit for a cheap autumn city break in 2023, plus some of our top offers that will help you to make mega savings! 

Prague, Czech Republic


Prague is a dreamy place to visit during the autumn months, with its medieval architecture and winding streets looking more magical than ever in the crisp autumn sun. 

Food and accommodation are very budget-friendly in Prague, as are return flights from the UK! You can expect to spend around €65-€80 per night to stay in standard hotels in Old Town Prague, and eating out can cost as little as €8-€16. 

Check out Jet2’s limited-time deal which helps you to save up to £50 per person off all holidays until the end of October

Krakow, Poland


Krakow is renowned for being the ultimate cheap and cheerful autumn city break, so there’s no way we could leave it out! 

Offering a rich tapestry of history and culture, you can stroll through the picturesque Old Town, visit the Wawel Castle, and explore the sombre yet important Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial. 

You’ll also find that the city’s dining and nightlife scene is incredibly affordable, with meals at an inexpensive restaurant costing around €7 per person and a three course meal at a mid-range restaurant costing between €14-€18. 

Flights are also super reasonable - you can easily find flights for under £70 return in November! 

To save even more when you book your autumn city break, why not take advantage of Travel Republic’s current offer which helps TOTUM members to get £35 off holidays?

Budapest, Hungary 


If you love the idea of a European city break which allows you to immerse yourself in culture whilst also getting some much-needed R&R, Budapest could be the ideal destination for you. 

Budapest is known for its thermal baths (which are even more inviting when the temperatures begin to drop!), and we can’t think of anything better than soaking in the Széchenyi Thermal Bath or Gellért Baths while surrounded by beautiful, autumnal scenery. 

You don’t have to break the bank either - you can spend between £35-£60 (13,620 Ft-27,293 Ft) per day if you’re travelling on a budget and can get flights from London for as little as £33 return! 

And if you’d like to book flights, accommodation and more all in one place, check out’s current deal which can help you to save £30 off holidays with a minimum spend of £150. 

Zadar, Croatia


Perfect for the beach lover who still wants to have the option to roam through a stunning city, Zadar is one of Croatia’s most inexpensive cities to visit and is a great choice if you’re looking for some autumn sun. 

Even better, if you're planning your cheap autumn city break for the October half-term, TUI has got you covered. Save up to £300 off a half-term holiday this autumn with TUI and TOTUM!

Naples, Italy


Italy may not be the first place that springs to mind when you're considering a cheap autumn city break, but you can pretty easily travel to this glorious country on a student budget.

Naples in particular is one of Italy's cheapest cities for tourists and is famous for its food, art, culture and ancient buildings. It's actually the original birthplace of pizza, which is as good a reason as any to visit if you ask us!

As you can imagine, Naples is the perfect city break destination for foodies, but it's also great for adventure lovers too. Whether you fancy a hike up Mount Vesuvius or a transparent kayaking tour along the Amalfi Coast, there's plenty to keep you busy...

To keep costs as low as possible, why not take a look at First Choice's deal on last-minute holidays to Italy from just £361 per person?!

Or if you're looking for other cheap holidays abroad this year, here are some other blog posts you might want to check out...

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