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Cancun is teeming with a lot more people this year.
Cancun is teeming with a lot more people this year.

For U.S. travelers going on vacation this summer, two spots in the Top 10 are on the Yucatán Peninsula.

A TripAdvisor survey also found that 88 percent of U.S. citizens plan to take a vacation this summer, up 6 percent over 2015.

TripAdvisor found that late August is the most budget-friendly time to visit the destinations these year, with six of the 10 least expensive summer weeks starting Aug. 22.

Looking at search and booking data, TripAdvisor came up with a list of these 10 places — split between domestic and overseas destinations. They also calculated the cost of a week’s vacation, using average costs for round-trip airfare, hotel, meals and tours.

1. Las Vegas ($2,224)

2. Cancun, Mexico ($2,480 — slightly less on its cheapest week, Aug. 22-28)

3. Orlando, Fla. ($1,932)

4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic ($3,098)

5. Myrtle Beach, S.C. ($2,304)

6. New York City ($3,341; cheapest time to go is June 27 to July 3, TripAdvisor says)

7. London ($4,056)

8. Destin, Fla. ($2,807)

9. Paris ($3,579)

10. Playa del Carmen, Mexico ($2,374 – a little less on its cheapest week, Aug. 22 – 28) 

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