The average price of a 7-day trip to Downtown Knoxville is $1,432 for a solo traveler, $2,572 for a couple, and $4,822 for a family of 4. Downtown Knoxville hotels range from $64 to $292 per night with an average of $100, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) are between $548 and $870 per person for economy flights and $1,720 to $2,730 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $51 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 Downtown Knoxville, TN, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to TYS and stay in a Downtown Knoxville hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Downtown Knoxville is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Downtown Knoxville Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Downtown Knoxville for a week is $1,172-$2,210($167-$316 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $51 to $100 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $365 to $766 for economy

Lodging: $75 to $124 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $81 to $99 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Downtown Knoxville for a week is $2,260-$3,884($323-$555 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $102 to $200 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $730 to $1,532 for economy

Lodging: $75 to $124 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $81 to $99 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Downtown Knoxville for a week is $3,668-$7,352($524-$1,050 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $204 to $400 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,460 to $3,064 for economy

Lodging: $150 to $248 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $130 to $158 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Downtown Knoxville

How cheap can you make a vacation to Downtown Knoxville? The cheapest trip to Downtown Knoxville is about $93 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 $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 Downtown Knoxville for a week is $653-$1,493($93-$213 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $24 to $49 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $365 to $766 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $64 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Downtown Knoxville for a week is $1,186-$2,602($169-$372 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $48 to $98 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $730 to $1,532 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $64 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Downtown Knoxville for a week is $2,312-$5,204($330-$743 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $96 to $196 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,460 to $3,064 for economy

Lodging: $106 to $128 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $30 to $56 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Downtown Knoxville cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Downtown Knoxville Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Downtown Knoxville for a week is $2,760-$9,075($394-$1,296 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $102 to $180 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $810 to $2,007 for first class

Lodging: $206 to $292 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $968 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Downtown Knoxville for a week is $4,284-$12,342($612-$1,763 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $204 to $360 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,620 to $4,014 for first class

Lodging: $206 to $292 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $968 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Downtown Knoxville for a week is $8,568-$21,780($1,224-$3,111 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $408 to $720 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,240 to $8,028 for first class

Lodging: $412 to $584 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $616 to $1,452 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Downtown Knoxville Hotel Prices

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

Downtown Knoxville 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 Downtown Knoxville 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 Downtown Knoxville.

 

Flight Costs to Downtown Knoxville

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $870 average in late July to a low of $548 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $558. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Downtown Knoxville our data includes 464 originating airports, and 106 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Downtown Knoxville from an airport like Wattay International (VTE) in Vientiane (Laos) for an average $6,434 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like St Pete Clearwater International (PIE) in St. Petersburg, FL (the United States) at an average of just $181.

 

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 Downtown Knoxville, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $322, so you can easily save about 59% 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 Downtown Knoxville can easily cost $360 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $24 per person. Private tours can cost $729 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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