(ABC News) - Hotel prices are up. Airfare is up. But if you regard staycation as a dirty word, how can you beat higher prices and still travel this summer?
It's easy – if you know when, and, when not, to go.
Online travel agency Travelocity analyzed two years of booking data for ABC News to find out which weekends were the cheapest – and most expensive – to fly.
Bad news for those with plans this upcoming weekend: The most expensive weekend of the summer to travel is coming up on June 1-3, likely due to Memorial Day weekend travelers who turned the extra day off into a longer vacation, said Courtney Scott, senior editor for Travelocity.
"Many travelers take advantage of their three-day Memorial Day weekend and turn it into an extended vacation, making this week into next weekend popular travel periods, which could account for a rise in fares," she said.
The average round-trip airfare for both domestic and international flights is $661 for the upcoming weekend, $63 higher than the cheapest weekend of the summer to fly: August 24-26.