The average price of a 7-day trip to Charlotte is $1,527 for a solo traveler, $2,742 for a couple, and $5,141 for a family of 4. Charlotte hotels range from $70 to $419 per night with an average of $125, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) are between $701 and $1,114 per person for economy flights and $2,200 to $3,496 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $60 to $101 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 Charlotte, NC, US

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

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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

 

Average Charlotte Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Charlotte for a week is $1,308-$2,348($187-$335 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $101 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $396 to $891 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $125 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $99 to $121 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Charlotte for a week is $2,734-$4,392($391-$627 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $120 to $202 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $792 to $1,782 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $125 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $99 to $121 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Charlotte for a week is $4,098-$7,892($585-$1,127 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $240 to $404 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,584 to $3,564 for economy

Lodging: $164 to $250 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $139 to $182 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Charlotte

How cheap can you make a vacation to Charlotte? The cheapest trip to Charlotte is about $101 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 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 $62.

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 Charlotte for a week is $705-$1,682($101-$240 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $27 to $53 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $396 to $891 for economy

Lodging: $62 to $70 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Charlotte for a week is $1,290-$2,944($184-$421 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $54 to $106 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $792 to $1,782 for economy

Lodging: $62 to $70 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Charlotte for a week is $2,532-$5,888($362-$841 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $212 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,584 to $3,564 for economy

Lodging: $124 to $140 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $96 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Charlotte cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Charlotte Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Charlotte for a week is $2,634-$9,273($376-$1,325 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $120 to $212 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $816 to $2,245 for first class

Lodging: $163 to $419 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 Charlotte for a week is $4,290-$13,002($613-$1,857 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $240 to $424 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,632 to $4,490 for first class

Lodging: $163 to $419 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 Charlotte for a week is $8,580-$23,784($1,226-$3,398 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $480 to $848 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,264 to $8,980 for first class

Lodging: $326 to $838 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

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

 

Charlotte Hotel Prices

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

Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte.

 

Flight Costs to Charlotte

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,114 average in late July to a low of $701 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $722. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Charlotte our data includes 852 originating airports, and 147 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Charlotte from an airport like Husein Sastranegara (BDO) in Bandung (Indonesia) for an average $10,688 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Raleigh County Memorial (BKW) in Beckley, WV (the United States) at an average of just $91.

 

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 Charlotte, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $414, so you can easily save about 59% 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 Charlotte can easily cost $400 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $27 per person. Private tours can cost $797 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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