The average price of a 7-day trip to Altoona is $1,456 for a solo traveler, $2,615 for a couple, and $4,902 for a family of 4. Altoona hotels range from $59 to $269 per night with an average of $99, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Des Moines International Airport (DSM) are between $588 and $892 per person for economy flights and $1,845 to $2,799 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $38 to $81 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Altoona, IA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to DSM and stay in a Altoona hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Altoona is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Altoona Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Altoona for a week is $1,084-$2,090($155-$299 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $81 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $386 to $749 for economy

Lodging: $89 to $129 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $72 to $88 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Altoona for a week is $2,140-$3,692($306-$527 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $162 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $772 to $1,498 for economy

Lodging: $89 to $129 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $72 to $88 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Altoona for a week is $3,256-$6,812($465-$973 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $152 to $324 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,544 to $2,996 for economy

Lodging: $178 to $258 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $108 to $123 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Altoona

How cheap can you make a vacation to Altoona? The cheapest trip to Altoona is about $117 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $120 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $47.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Altoona for a week is $822-$1,964($117-$281 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $22 to $45 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $386 to $749 for economy

Lodging: $47 to $59 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $120 to $150 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Altoona for a week is $1,362-$3,028($195-$433 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $44 to $90 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $772 to $1,498 for economy

Lodging: $47 to $59 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $120 to $150 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Altoona for a week is $2,724-$5,516($389-$788 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $88 to $180 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,544 to $2,996 for economy

Lodging: $94 to $118 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $192 to $210 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Altoona cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Altoona Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Altoona.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Altoona for a week is $2,479-$7,837($354-$1,120 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $154 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,143 to $2,007 for first class

Lodging: $134 to $269 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $792 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Altoona for a week is $4,154-$10,922($593-$1,560 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $152 to $308 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,286 to $4,014 for first class

Lodging: $134 to $269 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $792 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Altoona for a week is $8,308-$19,468($1,187-$2,781 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $304 to $616 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,572 to $8,028 for first class

Lodging: $268 to $538 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $660 to $1,188 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Altoona Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Altoona is higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Altoona due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Altoona Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Altoona hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Altoona.

 

Flight Costs to Altoona

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $892 average in late July to a low of $588 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $554. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Altoona our data includes 473 originating airports, and 106 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Altoona from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,341 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Minneapolis-St Paul International (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN (the United States) at an average of just $184.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Altoona, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $303, so you can easily save about 52% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Altoona can easily cost $340 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $22 per person. Private tours can cost $672 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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