The average price of a 7-day trip to Ankeny is $1,382 for a solo traveler, $2,482 for a couple, and $4,653 for a family of 4. Ankeny hotels range from $53 to $242 per night with an average of $60, 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 $40 to $72 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 Ankeny, IA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to DSM and stay in a Ankeny 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 Ankeny is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Ankeny Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Ankeny for a week is $1,080-$1,973($154-$282 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $72 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $386 to $785 for economy

Lodging: $77 to $114 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $69 to $85 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Ankeny for a week is $2,150-$3,476($307-$497 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $144 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $772 to $1,570 for economy

Lodging: $77 to $114 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $69 to $85 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Ankeny for a week is $3,288-$6,524($470-$932 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $160 to $288 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,544 to $3,140 for economy

Lodging: $154 to $228 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $104 to $136 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Ankeny

How cheap can you make a vacation to Ankeny? The cheapest trip to Ankeny is about $113 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 $140 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 $44.

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 Ankeny for a week is $790-$2,145($113-$306 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $20 to $40 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $386 to $785 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $53 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Ankeny for a week is $1,316-$3,210($188-$459 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $80 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $772 to $1,570 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $53 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Ankeny for a week is $2,632-$5,880($376-$840 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $160 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,544 to $3,140 for economy

Lodging: $88 to $106 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $210 to $270 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Ankeny cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Ankeny Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Ankeny for a week is $2,192-$8,767($313-$1,252 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $130 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $884 to $2,049 for first class

Lodging: $120 to $242 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $968 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Ankeny for a week is $3,664-$11,726($523-$1,675 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $168 to $260 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,768 to $4,098 for first class

Lodging: $120 to $242 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $968 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Ankeny for a week is $7,328-$21,130($1,047-$3,019 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $336 to $520 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,536 to $8,196 for first class

Lodging: $240 to $484 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $660 to $1,549 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Ankeny Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Ankeny is about average than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Ankeny 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.

Ankeny 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 Ankeny 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 many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Ankeny.

 

Flight Costs to Ankeny

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 Ankeny our data includes 473 originating airports, and 106 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Ankeny 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 Ankeny, 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 Ankeny can easily cost $300 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $20 per person. Private tours can cost $603 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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