Here are the best value months to visit 10 of the world's most popular travel destinations

If you've been daydreaming about roaming cobblestone streets in Italy and indulging in a decadent plate of pasta, but can't afford the ticket, fear not. There's now a guide to help you find out exactly when to book your trip to get the best deal on hotel rates.

TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, released its 2017 hotel pricing report, which details the best time for Americans to go to popular destinations worldwide.

The website looked at hotel browsing data to pinpoint the hotspots users searched for most frequently in order to determine the 10 most popular places for travelers. This year, the top 10 most shopped destinations included the United Kingdom, Japan, Italy and Thailand, to name a few.

While it is significantly cheaper to book a hotel in Italy during January, you might find it hard to enjoy that scoop gelato on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence when average temperatures hover around 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

By comparing weather and hotel prices sourced from over 200 sites, TripAdvisor found the months that offer the best combination of temperate climates and low rates.

Click below to see the best time of the year to travel at the lowest rates, that leaves you enough money for that extra glass of vino at dinner:

Best month to travel to the world's top 10 most popular destinations
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Best month to travel to the world's top 10 most popular destinations

U.S.: While the most affordable month to stay in a hotel in the U.S. was in January ($186), May ($200), June ($210), and September ($204) are the best months to visit, boasting an optimal combination of price and temperature.

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 Spain: The least expensive hotel rates in Spain were in January ($124), however, travelers are able enjoy low prices and better weather in March ($154), April ($161) and November ($150).

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Caribbean: Travelers can find the best prices on hotels in the Caribbean from August through October, with nightly rates averaging as low as $301. Since it is hurricane season, travelers need to watch the weather and consider purchasing travel insurance.

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Brazil: While the weather there is always warm, hotel rates in Brazil are coolest during the months of March ($137), April ($135) and May ($133).

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Mexico: With warm temperatures year-round, travelers can seek out the lowest hotel prices in Mexico between September and November, at an average of $318 per night or less.

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U.K.: Though the least expensive hotels in the U.K. were in January ($170) and February ($181), U.S. travelers can also enjoy affordable rates and mild temperatures in May ($222), August ($228) and October ($226).

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Japan: January ($163) was the least expensive month to book a hotel in Japan, however, travelers will find April ($221), May ($205), and June ($199) offer the best combination of warm temperatures and low rates. Travelers vacationing in June should pack an umbrella, which is in the midst of Japan’s rainy season.

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Italy: Travelers can enjoy the largest hotel savings in Italy during the winter months, but will want to travel during April ($230), October ($258), or November ($185) for the best mix of price and weather.

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Thailand: Boasting consistently high temperatures, travelers can go low on hotel prices during Thailand’s shoulder season in April ($144), May ($135), and June ($145).

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India: Featuring hot temperatures all year, travelers willing to brave the heat can find the least expensive hotels in India April through June, with nightly rates below $110.

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