The average price of a 7-day trip to Des Plaines is $1,438 for a solo traveler, $2,583 for a couple, and $4,842 for a family of 4. Des Plaines hotels range from $55 to $253 per night with an average of $93, while most vacation rentals will cost $160 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) are between $694 and $1,164 per person for economy flights and $2,178 to $3,653 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $34 to $84 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 Des Plaines, IL, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to ORD and stay in a Des Plaines hotel:

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 25th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Des Plaines is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Des Plaines Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Des Plaines for a week is $1,106-$2,203($158-$315 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $84 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $406 to $943 for economy

Lodging: $77 to $100 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $92 to $112 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Des Plaines for a week is $2,326-$4,176($332-$597 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $168 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $812 to $1,886 for economy

Lodging: $77 to $100 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $92 to $112 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Des Plaines for a week is $3,458-$7,324($494-$1,046 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $136 to $336 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,624 to $3,772 for economy

Lodging: $154 to $200 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $147 to $157 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Des Plaines

How cheap can you make a vacation to Des Plaines? The cheapest trip to Des Plaines is about $96 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 $48.

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 Des Plaines for a week is $673-$1,597($96-$228 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $21 to $42 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $406 to $943 for economy

Lodging: $48 to $55 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 Des Plaines for a week is $1,226-$2,834($175-$405 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $84 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $812 to $1,886 for economy

Lodging: $48 to $55 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 Des Plaines for a week is $2,392-$5,608($342-$801 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $168 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,624 to $3,772 for economy

Lodging: $96 to $110 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $30 to $90 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Des Plaines cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Des Plaines Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Des Plaines for a week is $1,953-$8,383($279-$1,198 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $61 to $151 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $824 to $2,310 for first class

Lodging: $117 to $253 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $836 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Des Plaines for a week is $3,204-$11,750($458-$1,679 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $122 to $302 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,648 to $4,620 for first class

Lodging: $117 to $253 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $836 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Des Plaines for a week is $6,408-$20,992($915-$2,999 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $244 to $604 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,296 to $9,240 for first class

Lodging: $234 to $506 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $616 to $1,254 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Des Plaines Hotel Prices

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

Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines.

 

Flight Costs to Des Plaines

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,164 average in early January to a low of $694 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $708. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Des Plaines our data includes 1,268 originating airports, and 210 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Des Plaines from an airport like Phubai International (HUI) in Hue (Vietnam) for an average $7,990 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Decatur (DEC) in Decatur, IL (the United States) at an average of just $118.

 

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 Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Des Plaines, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $470, so you can easily save about 68% 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 Des Plaines can easily cost $310 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $21 per person. Private tours can cost $630 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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