Aerial view to Caribbean town. Puerto Plata, Dominican Rep.
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If you haven’t started booking your 2018 vacations, it’s time to set your sights on a warm-weather destination.

Right now, there are cheap flights to Mexico and the Dominican Republic from cities all across the United States. And it’s possible to score a round-trip fare for $188.

According to recent alerts from Thrifty Traveler, flights to both destinations are available as early as January of next year.

The most inexpensive ticket is $188 round-trip from Orlando to Mexico City, followed by a $200 flight from Houston and $206 seats from Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, and Seattle.

Flights to Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, start at $243 round-trip for a nonstop ticket from Fort Lauderdale. Travelers based in Florida can also book $303 flights from Miami and $314 flights from Tampa.

To find the best deal from your departure city, use Google Flights to locate the most affordable dates to travel. And if you’d rather wait for a better deal, be sure to set fare alerts now for the trips you want to take.