The average price of a 7-day trip to Dana Point is $2,563 for a solo traveler, $4,603 for a couple, and $8,630 for a family of 4. Dana Point hotels range from $99 to $539 per night with an average of $176, while most vacation rentals will cost $300 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) are between $738 and $1,159 per person for economy flights and $2,316 to $3,637 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $71 to $136 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 Dana Point, CA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SNA and stay in a Dana Point hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 13th to November 18th

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

 

Average Dana Point Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Dana Point for a week is $1,638-$3,887($234-$555 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $71 to $136 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $445 to $997 for economy

Lodging: $116 to $153 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $265 to $323 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Dana Point for a week is $3,166-$6,160($452-$880 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $142 to $272 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $890 to $1,994 for economy

Lodging: $116 to $153 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $265 to $323 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Dana Point for a week is $5,160-$10,898($737-$1,557 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $284 to $544 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,780 to $3,988 for economy

Lodging: $232 to $306 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $424 to $517 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Dana Point

How cheap can you make a vacation to Dana Point? The cheapest trip to Dana Point is about $177 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 $200 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 $88.

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 Dana Point for a week is $1,239-$2,902($177-$415 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $75 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $445 to $997 for economy

Lodging: $88 to $99 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $230 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Dana Point for a week is $1,950-$4,424($279-$632 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $150 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $890 to $1,994 for economy

Lodging: $88 to $99 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $230 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Dana Point for a week is $3,900-$8,158($557-$1,165 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $152 to $300 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,780 to $3,988 for economy

Lodging: $176 to $198 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $280 to $345 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Dana Point cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Dana Point Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Dana Point for a week is $3,401-$16,388($486-$2,341 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $156 to $258 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $935 to $2,582 for first class

Lodging: $229 to $539 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Dana Point for a week is $5,428-$20,776($775-$2,968 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $312 to $516 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,870 to $5,164 for first class

Lodging: $229 to $539 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Dana Point for a week is $10,856-$35,552($1,551-$5,079 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $624 to $1,032 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,740 to $10,328 for first class

Lodging: $458 to $1,078 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,400 to $3,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Dana Point Hotel Prices

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

Dana Point 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 Dana Point 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 Dana Point.

 

Flight Costs to Dana Point

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,159 average in late July to a low of $738 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $716. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Dana Point our data includes 869 originating airports, and 129 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Dana Point from an airport like Asmara International (ASM) in Asmara (Eritrea) for an average $6,848 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International (SJC) in San Jose, CA (the United States) at an average of just $152.

 

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 Dana Point, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $421, so you can easily save about 57% 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 Dana Point can easily cost $560 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $38 per person. Private tours can cost $1127 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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