The average price of a 7-day trip to Clear Lake is $1,816 for a solo traveler, $3,262 for a couple, and $6,114 for a family of 4. Clear Lake hotels range from $71 to $322 per night with an average of $125, while most vacation rentals will cost $260 to $480 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Sacramento International Airport (SMF) are between $617 and $985 per person for economy flights and $1,936 to $3,091 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $53 to $100 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 Clear Lake, CA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SMF and stay in a Clear Lake hotel:

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 13th to November 18th

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

 

Average Clear Lake Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Clear Lake for a week is $1,279-$2,691($183-$384 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $53 to $100 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $374 to $827 for economy

Lodging: $89 to $125 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $159 to $194 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Clear Lake for a week is $2,510-$4,534($359-$648 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $106 to $200 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $748 to $1,654 for economy

Lodging: $89 to $125 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $159 to $194 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Clear Lake for a week is $4,048-$7,740($578-$1,106 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $212 to $400 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,496 to $3,308 for economy

Lodging: $178 to $250 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $223 to $272 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Clear Lake

How cheap can you make a vacation to Clear Lake? The cheapest trip to Clear Lake is about $134 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 $112 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 $63.

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 Clear Lake for a week is $941-$2,117($134-$302 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $27 to $54 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $374 to $827 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $71 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $112 to $152 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Clear Lake for a week is $1,504-$3,322($215-$475 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $54 to $108 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $748 to $1,654 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $71 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $112 to $152 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Clear Lake for a week is $3,008-$6,278($430-$897 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $216 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,496 to $3,308 for economy

Lodging: $126 to $142 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $179 to $243 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Clear Lake cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Clear Lake Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Clear Lake for a week is $2,793-$8,724($399-$1,246 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $117 to $220 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,014 to $1,712 for first class

Lodging: $160 to $322 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $480 to $912 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Clear Lake for a week is $4,626-$11,976($661-$1,711 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $234 to $440 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,028 to $3,424 for first class

Lodging: $160 to $322 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $480 to $912 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Clear Lake for a week is $9,252-$21,762($1,322-$3,109 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $468 to $880 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,056 to $6,848 for first class

Lodging: $320 to $644 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $672 to $1,459 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Clear Lake Hotel Prices

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

Clear Lake 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 Clear Lake 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 Clear Lake.

 

Flight Costs to Clear Lake

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $985 average in late July to a low of $617 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $624. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Clear Lake our data includes 700 originating airports, and 128 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Clear Lake from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $7,026 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like San Diego International (SAN) in San Diego, CA (the United States) at an average of just $130.

 

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 Clear Lake, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $368, so you can easily save about 60% 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 Clear Lake can easily cost $400 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $27 per person. Private tours can cost $803 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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