The average price of a 7-day trip to Detroit Lakes is $1,953 for a solo traveler, $3,508 for a couple, and $6,576 for a family of 4. Detroit Lakes hotels range from $66 to $301 per night with an average of $84, while most vacation rentals will cost $200 to $880 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Hector International Airport (FAR) are between $563 and $825 per person for economy flights and $1,767 to $2,589 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $58 to $97 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 Detroit Lakes, MN, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to FAR and stay in a Detroit Lakes hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Detroit Lakes is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Detroit Lakes Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Detroit Lakes for a week is $1,293-$3,018($185-$431 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $58 to $97 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $371 to $701 for economy

Lodging: $86 to $91 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $223 to $273 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Detroit Lakes for a week is $2,454-$4,646($351-$664 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $116 to $194 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $742 to $1,402 for economy

Lodging: $86 to $91 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $223 to $273 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Detroit Lakes for a week is $4,140-$7,980($591-$1,140 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $232 to $388 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,484 to $2,804 for economy

Lodging: $172 to $182 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $312 to $410 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Detroit Lakes

How cheap can you make a vacation to Detroit Lakes? The cheapest trip to Detroit Lakes is about $127 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 $57.

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 Detroit Lakes for a week is $888-$2,491($127-$356 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $25 to $50 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $371 to $701 for economy

Lodging: $57 to $66 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $240 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Detroit Lakes for a week is $1,434-$3,542($205-$506 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $100 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $742 to $1,402 for economy

Lodging: $57 to $66 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $240 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Detroit Lakes for a week is $2,868-$6,220($410-$889 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $200 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,484 to $2,804 for economy

Lodging: $114 to $132 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $300 to $336 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Detroit Lakes cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Detroit Lakes Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Detroit Lakes for a week is $2,820-$14,628($403-$2,090 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $122 to $194 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,072 to $1,654 for first class

Lodging: $149 to $301 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $880 to $1,936 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Detroit Lakes for a week is $4,746-$17,640($678-$2,520 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $244 to $388 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,144 to $3,308 for first class

Lodging: $149 to $301 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $880 to $1,936 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Detroit Lakes for a week is $9,492-$28,308($1,356-$4,044 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $488 to $776 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,288 to $6,616 for first class

Lodging: $298 to $602 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,232 to $2,710 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Detroit Lakes Hotel Prices

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

Detroit Lakes 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 Detroit Lakes 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 Detroit Lakes.

 

Flight Costs to Detroit Lakes

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $825 average in late July to a low of $563 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $497. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Detroit Lakes our data includes 336 originating airports, and 99 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Detroit Lakes from an airport like Ulanhot (HLH) in Ulanhot (China) for an average $7,743 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Minneapolis-St Paul International (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN (the United States) at an average of just $179.

 

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 Detroit Lakes, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $261, so you can easily save about 46% 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 Detroit Lakes can easily cost $370 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $25 per person. Private tours can cost $750 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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