The average price of a 7-day trip to Highlands is $1,833 for a solo traveler, $3,292 for a couple, and $6,172 for a family of 4. Highlands hotels range from $72 to $330 per night with an average of $131, while most vacation rentals will cost $240 to $640 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) are between $577 and $908 per person for economy flights and $1,811 to $2,849 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $59 to $114 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 Highlands, NC, US

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

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of March 12th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 15th and October 22nd)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Highlands is usually early September.

 

Average Highlands Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Highlands for a week is $1,218-$2,767($174-$395 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $59 to $114 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $361 to $745 for economy

Lodging: $74 to $142 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $167 to $204 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Highlands for a week is $2,424-$4,636($346-$662 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $118 to $228 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $722 to $1,490 for economy

Lodging: $74 to $142 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $167 to $204 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Highlands for a week is $3,984-$7,888($569-$1,127 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $236 to $456 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,444 to $2,980 for economy

Lodging: $148 to $284 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $234 to $286 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Highlands

How cheap can you make a vacation to Highlands? The cheapest trip to Highlands is about $128 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 $160 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 $58.

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 Highlands for a week is $898-$2,210($128-$316 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $27 to $55 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $361 to $745 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $72 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Highlands for a week is $1,448-$3,340($207-$477 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $54 to $110 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $722 to $1,490 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $72 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Highlands for a week is $2,896-$6,032($414-$862 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $220 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,444 to $2,980 for economy

Lodging: $116 to $144 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $240 to $252 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Highlands cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Highlands Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Highlands for a week is $2,621-$10,437($374-$1,491 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $124 to $205 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $769 to $1,706 for first class

Lodging: $164 to $330 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $640 to $1,216 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Highlands for a week is $4,258-$13,578($608-$1,940 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $248 to $410 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,538 to $3,412 for first class

Lodging: $164 to $330 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $640 to $1,216 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Highlands for a week is $8,516-$23,508($1,217-$3,358 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $496 to $820 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,076 to $6,824 for first class

Lodging: $328 to $660 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $896 to $1,824 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Highlands Hotel Prices

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

Highlands 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 Highlands 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 Highlands.

 

Flight Costs to Highlands

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $908 average in late July to a low of $577 in early September. Median flight price is $589. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Highlands our data includes 436 originating airports, and 101 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Highlands from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $5,697 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Orlando Sanford International (SFB) in Sanford, FL (the United States) at an average of just $144.

 

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 Highlands, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $331, so you can easily save about 57% 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 Highlands can easily cost $410 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $27 per person. Private tours can cost $822 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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