CHICAGO, Illinois (January 28, 2019) – 2019 just might be the year of micro-trips. There’s a lot of reasons to take them – they’re good for your productivity, mental health, and your Instagram feed – but the best reason just might be that with this handy calendar from Orbitz, you can travel more for less without cashing in all your PTO.

The travel site combed through two years of booking data to chart the cheapest weekend trips now through the end of 2019, looking specifically at 3-day weekends with a Saturday, Sunday and either a Monday or Friday stay. The guide below denotes the weekend, travel days, dates and least expensive destinations for both vacation packages (hotel + flight) and airfare:


Week in Year Days of Week Dates Destination
48 Fri – Sun Nov 29 – Dec 1 Baltimore
5 Sat- Mon Feb 2 – Feb 4 Dallas
43 Fri – Sun Oct 25 – Oct 27 North Myrtle Beach
49 Fri – Sun Dec 6 – Dec 8 Fort Myers
6 Sat- Mon Feb 9 – Feb 11 West Palm Beach
38 Fri – Sun Sept 20 – Sept 22 Cleveland
36 Fri – Sun Sept 6 – Sept 8 Raleigh
42 Sat- Mon Oct 19 – Oct 21 Charleston
44 Fri – Sun Nov 3 – Nov 5 Atlanta
37 Fri – Sun Sept 13 – Sept 15 Austin



Week in Year Days of Week Dates Destination
5 Fri- Sun Feb 1 – Feb 3 Denver
43 Fri- Sun Oct 25 – Oct 27 North Myrtle Beach
48 Fri- Sun Nov 29 – Dec 1 Oakland
6 Fri- Sun Feb 8 – Feb 10 Atlanta
8 Fri- Sun Feb 22 – Feb 24 Las Vegas
44 Fri- Sun Nov 1 – Nov 3 Providence
45 Fri- Sun Nov 8 – Nov 10 Minneapolis
42 Fri- Sun Oct 18 – Oct 20 Chicago
17 Fri- Sun Apr 26 – Apr 28 Fort Lauderdale
9 Fri- Sun Mar 1 – Mar 3 Baltimore


September is the best month for vacation packages with great deals to Raleigh, Austin and Cleveland. November tops the charts for jetsetters with low fares to Providence, Minneapolis and Oakland. Travelers everywhere should mark October 25-27 on their calendars: it’s the cheapest weekend to fly and book a vacation package. According to Orbitz, Myrtle Beach shows the best deals for that weekend with roundtrip tickets averaging $240 and vacation packages as low as $315.

“Micro-trips are on the rise as customers search for ways to travel more – no matter how much PTO they have,” says Carey Malloy, Orbitz brand director. “With just 10 days, travelers can explore so many great destinations on our list, including hot spots like Austin and Charleston and up-and coming cities such as Cleveland, Minneapolis and Providence.”

Orbitz is a leading travel provider where millions of customers are rewarded when they search for and book hotels, flights, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages and destination activities on and Orbitz mobile apps. Through the award-winning Orbitz Rewards loyalty program, travelers instantly earn Orbucks on bookings which can be immediately redeemed on 350,000+ hotels worldwide. Members also receive hotel perks and travel benefits the more they book, and earn up to 10 percent back with the Orbitz Reward Visa® Card.