The average price of a 7-day trip to Eastern Tennessee is $1,347 for a solo traveler, $2,419 for a couple, and $4,535 for a family of 4. Eastern Tennessee hotels range from $52 to $239 per night with an average of $51, while most vacation rentals will cost $210 to $450 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 $37 to $83 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.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Eastern Tennessee, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to TYS and stay in a Eastern Tennessee 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 Eastern Tennessee is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Eastern Tennessee Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Eastern Tennessee for a week is $1,032-$2,063($147-$295 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $37 to $83 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $365 to $774 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $118 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $89 to $108 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Eastern Tennessee for a week is $2,022-$3,610($289-$516 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $74 to $166 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $730 to $1,548 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $118 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $89 to $108 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Eastern Tennessee for a week is $3,300-$6,836($471-$977 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $148 to $332 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,460 to $3,096 for economy

Lodging: $136 to $236 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $134 to $173 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Eastern Tennessee

How cheap can you make a vacation to Eastern Tennessee? The cheapest trip to Eastern Tennessee is about $90 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 $21 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 $44.

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 Eastern Tennessee for a week is $631-$1,366($90-$195 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $20 to $40 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $365 to $774 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $52 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Eastern Tennessee for a week is $1,136-$2,420($162-$346 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $80 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $730 to $1,548 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $52 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Eastern Tennessee for a week is $2,212-$4,840($316-$691 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $160 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,460 to $3,096 for economy

Lodging: $88 to $104 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $71 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Eastern Tennessee cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Eastern Tennessee Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Eastern Tennessee for a week is $2,496-$8,853($357-$1,265 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $78 to $174 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,080 to $1,695 for first class

Lodging: $145 to $239 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $450 to $990 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Eastern Tennessee for a week is $4,122-$11,766($589-$1,681 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $156 to $348 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,160 to $3,390 for first class

Lodging: $145 to $239 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $450 to $990 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Eastern Tennessee for a week is $8,244-$19,968($1,178-$2,853 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $312 to $696 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,320 to $6,780 for first class

Lodging: $290 to $478 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $720 to $1,386 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Eastern Tennessee Hotel Prices

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

Eastern Tennessee 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 Eastern Tennessee 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 Eastern Tennessee.

 

Flight Costs to Eastern Tennessee

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 Eastern Tennessee our data includes 464 originating airports, and 106 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Eastern Tennessee 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 Eastern Tennessee, 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 Eastern Tennessee can easily cost $300 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $20 per person. Private tours can cost $595 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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