The average price of a 7-day trip to Dover is $1,775 for a solo traveler, $3,188 for a couple, and $5,976 for a family of 4. Dover hotels range from $63 to $287 per night with an average of $93, while most vacation rentals will cost $180 to $880 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) are between $708 and $1,136 per person for economy flights and $2,222 to $3,565 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $43 to $89 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 Dover, DE, US

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

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • August 6th to November 18th

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

 

Average Dover Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Dover for a week is $1,224-$2,638($175-$377 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $43 to $89 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $425 to $977 for economy

Lodging: $83 to $112 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $141 to $173 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Dover for a week is $2,516-$4,556($359-$651 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $86 to $178 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $850 to $1,954 for economy

Lodging: $83 to $112 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $141 to $173 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Dover for a week is $3,900-$7,852($557-$1,122 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $172 to $356 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,700 to $3,908 for economy

Lodging: $166 to $224 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $197 to $242 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Dover

How cheap can you make a vacation to Dover? The cheapest trip to Dover is about $130 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 $180 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 $53.

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 Dover for a week is $911-$2,633($130-$376 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $24 to $48 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $425 to $977 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $63 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $180 to $220 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Dover for a week is $1,504-$3,946($215-$564 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $48 to $96 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $850 to $1,954 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $63 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $180 to $220 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Dover for a week is $3,008-$7,232($430-$1,033 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $96 to $192 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,700 to $3,908 for economy

Lodging: $106 to $126 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $270 to $330 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Dover cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Dover Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Dover for a week is $2,489-$14,073($356-$2,010 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $90 to $178 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $905 to $2,267 for first class

Lodging: $159 to $287 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $880 to $1,760 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Dover for a week is $4,024-$17,586($575-$2,512 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $180 to $356 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,810 to $4,534 for first class

Lodging: $159 to $287 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $880 to $1,760 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Dover for a week is $8,048-$29,892($1,150-$4,270 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $360 to $712 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,620 to $9,068 for first class

Lodging: $318 to $574 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,232 to $2,640 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Dover Hotel Prices

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

Dover 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 Dover 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 Dover.

 

Flight Costs to Dover

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,136 average in late July to a low of $708 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $680. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Dover our data includes 949 originating airports, and 145 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Dover from an airport like Savannakhet (ZYL) in Sylhet (Bangladesh) for an average $10,537 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Logan International (BOS) in Boston, MA (the United States) at an average of just $142.

 

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 Dover, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $427, 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 Dover can easily cost $360 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $24 per person. Private tours can cost $715 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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