The average price of a 7-day trip to Cedar Falls is $1,424 for a solo traveler, $2,558 for a couple, and $4,795 for a family of 4. Cedar Falls hotels range from $52 to $237 per night with an average of $86, while most vacation rentals will cost $80 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO) are between $505 and $918 per person for economy flights and $1,585 to $2,881 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $34 to $86 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 Cedar Falls, IA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to ALO and stay in a Cedar Falls hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • May 28th to June 17th
  • August 6th to October 14th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Cedar Falls is usually early September.

 

Average Cedar Falls Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Cedar Falls for a week is $973-$2,033($139-$290 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $86 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $411 to $789 for economy

Lodging: $80 to $107 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $54 to $66 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Cedar Falls for a week is $1,810-$3,682($259-$526 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $172 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $822 to $1,578 for economy

Lodging: $80 to $107 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $54 to $66 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Cedar Falls for a week is $3,082-$6,848($440-$978 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $136 to $344 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,644 to $3,156 for economy

Lodging: $160 to $214 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $81 to $92 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Cedar Falls

How cheap can you make a vacation to Cedar Falls? The cheapest trip to Cedar Falls is about $116 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 7% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $80 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 Cedar Falls for a week is $815-$1,662($116-$237 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $20 to $39 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $411 to $789 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $52 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Cedar Falls for a week is $1,366-$2,724($195-$389 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $78 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $822 to $1,578 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $52 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Cedar Falls for a week is $2,732-$5,088($390-$727 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $156 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,644 to $3,156 for economy

Lodging: $88 to $104 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $120 to $140 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Cedar Falls cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Cedar Falls Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Cedar Falls for a week is $2,022-$9,028($289-$1,290 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $163 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $838 to $2,343 for first class

Lodging: $118 to $237 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $924 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Cedar Falls for a week is $3,336-$12,512($477-$1,787 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $136 to $326 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,676 to $4,686 for first class

Lodging: $118 to $237 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $924 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Cedar Falls for a week is $6,672-$22,804($953-$3,258 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $272 to $652 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,352 to $9,372 for first class

Lodging: $236 to $474 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $704 to $1,478 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Cedar Falls Hotel Prices

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

Cedar Falls 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 Cedar Falls 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 Cedar Falls.

 

Flight Costs to Cedar Falls

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $918 average in mid December to a low of $505 in early September. Median flight price is $446. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Cedar Falls our data includes 166 originating airports, and 81 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Cedar Falls from an airport like Waisha (SWA) in Shantou (China) for an average $5,979 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like James M Cox/Dayton International (DAY) in Dayton, OH (the United States) at an average of just $316.

 

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 Cedar Falls, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $412, so you can easily save about 82% 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 Cedar Falls can easily cost $300 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $20 per person. Private tours can cost $591 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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