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Where to visit while the dollar is stronger

Stretching your dollar on international trips has gotten easier.

The U.S. dollar has gained against other currencies over the past year, most recently amid investor worries over the Greek debt crisis and a market plunge in China. At the same time, international airfares have softened from cheaper oil and increased competition, said Dara Continenza, editor for flight sale-tracker Hopper.com. "It's one of those rare events where both flight prices are cheaper and on-the-ground prices are great," she said. "This is a great time to travel."

Travelers haven't been deterred from heading to Greece, either—although deals on future travel have slowed, said Gabe Saglie, senior editor for deal site Travelzoo, as travelers and travel providers are likely waiting to see whether the country will remain in the euro zone.

Still, the 19-country euro zone, which includes France and Germany, and these seven other destinations offer travelers better bargains compared with last year thanks to a stronger dollar and other promotions.

(The flight prices listed below will vary, depending on origin and destination.)

By CNBC.com's Kelli B. Grant
Posted 10 July 2015

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