The average price of a 7-day trip to Los Angeles is $1,984 for a solo traveler, $3,563 for a couple, and $6,680 for a family of 4. Los Angeles hotels range from $73 to $288 per night with an average of $135, while most vacation rentals will cost $250 to $1060 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are between $666 and $1,156 per person for economy flights and $2,090 to $3,628 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $62 to $112 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 Los Angeles, CA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to LAX and stay in a Los Angeles hotel:

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Los Angeles is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Los Angeles Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Los Angeles for a week is $1,413-$2,988($202-$427 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $62 to $112 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $391 to $1,040 for economy

Lodging: $98 to $174 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $159 to $194 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Los Angeles for a week is $2,788-$5,044($398-$721 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $124 to $224 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $782 to $2,080 for economy

Lodging: $98 to $174 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $159 to $194 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Los Angeles for a week is $4,476-$9,384($639-$1,341 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $248 to $448 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,564 to $4,160 for economy

Lodging: $196 to $348 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $239 to $310 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Los Angeles

How cheap can you make a vacation to Los Angeles? The cheapest trip to Los Angeles is about $140 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 $106 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 $63.

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 Los Angeles for a week is $979-$2,276($140-$325 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $30 to $60 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $391 to $1,040 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $73 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $106 to $136 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Los Angeles for a week is $1,580-$3,736($226-$534 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $120 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $782 to $2,080 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $73 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $106 to $136 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Los Angeles for a week is $3,160-$7,148($451-$1,021 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $120 to $240 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,564 to $4,160 for economy

Lodging: $126 to $146 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $170 to $218 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Los Angeles cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Los Angeles Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Los Angeles for a week is $2,974-$18,495($425-$2,642 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $112 to $202 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,044 to $3,089 for first class

Lodging: $191 to $288 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,060 to $2,332 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Los Angeles for a week is $4,802-$22,998($686-$3,285 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $224 to $404 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,088 to $6,178 for first class

Lodging: $191 to $288 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,060 to $2,332 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Los Angeles for a week is $9,604-$37,602($1,372-$5,372 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $448 to $808 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,176 to $12,356 for first class

Lodging: $382 to $576 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,484 to $3,265 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Los Angeles Hotel Prices

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

Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles.

 

Flight Costs to Los Angeles

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,156 average in late July to a low of $666 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $704. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Los Angeles our data includes 1,415 originating airports, and 237 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Los Angeles from an airport like Frankfurt Hahn (HHN) in Hahn (Germany) for an average $8,149 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International (SJC) in San Jose, CA (the United States) at an average of just $115.

 

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 Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Los Angeles, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $490, so you can easily save about 74% 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 Los Angeles can easily cost $450 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $30 per person. Private tours can cost $894 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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