The average price of a 7-day trip to Modesto is $1,743 for a solo traveler, $3,130 for a couple, and $5,869 for a family of 4. Modesto hotels range from $61 to $255 per night with an average of $84, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $380 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) are between $773 and $1,417 per person for economy flights and $2,426 to $4,447 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $34 to $85 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 Modesto, CA, US

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

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • April 9th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 11th

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

 

Average Modesto Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Modesto for a week is $1,006-$2,570($144-$367 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $85 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $444 to $1,219 for economy

Lodging: $74 to $126 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $54 to $66 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Modesto for a week is $2,346-$4,780($335-$683 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $170 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $888 to $2,438 for economy

Lodging: $74 to $126 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $54 to $66 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Modesto for a week is $3,214-$8,768($459-$1,253 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $136 to $340 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,776 to $4,876 for economy

Lodging: $148 to $252 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $81 to $92 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Modesto

How cheap can you make a vacation to Modesto? The cheapest trip to Modesto is about $131 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 $60 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 $54.

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 Modesto for a week is $915-$2,113($131-$302 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $21 to $42 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $444 to $1,219 for economy

Lodging: $54 to $61 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $60 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Modesto for a week is $1,506-$3,626($215-$518 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $84 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $888 to $2,438 for economy

Lodging: $54 to $61 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $60 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Modesto for a week is $2,940-$6,952($420-$993 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $168 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,776 to $4,876 for economy

Lodging: $108 to $122 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $96 to $150 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Modesto cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Modesto Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Modesto for a week is $2,601-$8,595($372-$1,228 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $65 to $162 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,270 to $2,901 for first class

Lodging: $146 to $255 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $760 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Modesto for a week is $4,326-$12,630($618-$1,804 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $130 to $324 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,540 to $5,802 for first class

Lodging: $146 to $255 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $760 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Modesto for a week is $8,652-$23,436($1,236-$3,348 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $260 to $648 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,080 to $11,604 for first class

Lodging: $292 to $510 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $532 to $1,216 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Modesto Hotel Prices

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

Modesto 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 Modesto 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 Modesto.

 

Flight Costs to Modesto

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,417 average in early January to a low of $773 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $895. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Modesto our data includes 1,292 originating airports, and 159 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Modesto from an airport like Komodo (LBJ) in Labuhan Bajo (Indonesia) for an average $9,556 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Los Angeles International (LAX) in Los Angeles, 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 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 Modesto, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $645, so you can easily save about 83% 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 Modesto can easily cost $320 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $21 per person. Private tours can cost $634 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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