The average price of a 7-day trip to Normal is $1,272 for a solo traveler, $2,285 for a couple, and $4,283 for a family of 4. Normal hotels range from $35 to $215 per night with an average of $69, while most vacation rentals will cost $200 to $680 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) are between $575 and $875 per person for economy flights and $1,804 to $2,746 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $39 to $64 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 Normal, IL, US

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

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • August 6th to November 11th

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

 

Average Normal Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Normal for a week is $1,066-$1,823($152-$260 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $39 to $64 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $403 to $709 for economy

Lodging: $65 to $88 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $91 to $111 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Normal for a week is $2,086-$3,312($298-$473 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $78 to $128 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $806 to $1,418 for economy

Lodging: $65 to $88 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $91 to $111 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Normal for a week is $3,484-$5,684($498-$812 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $156 to $256 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,612 to $2,836 for economy

Lodging: $130 to $176 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $137 to $155 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Normal

How cheap can you make a vacation to Normal? The cheapest trip to Normal is about $103 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 $200 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 $32.

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 Normal for a week is $721-$2,401($103-$343 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $18 to $36 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $403 to $709 for economy

Lodging: $32 to $35 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $240 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Normal for a week is $1,250-$3,362($179-$480 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $36 to $72 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $806 to $1,418 for economy

Lodging: $32 to $35 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $240 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Normal for a week is $2,500-$6,148($357-$878 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $72 to $144 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,612 to $2,836 for economy

Lodging: $64 to $70 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $300 to $384 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Normal cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Normal Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Normal for a week is $2,195-$11,095($314-$1,585 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $82 to $128 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $979 to $1,631 for first class

Lodging: $107 to $215 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $680 to $1,428 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Normal for a week is $3,748-$13,622($535-$1,946 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $164 to $256 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,958 to $3,262 for first class

Lodging: $107 to $215 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $680 to $1,428 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Normal for a week is $7,496-$23,818($1,071-$3,403 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $328 to $512 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,916 to $6,524 for first class

Lodging: $214 to $430 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,088 to $2,285 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Normal Hotel Prices

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

Normal 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 Normal 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 Normal.

 

Flight Costs to Normal

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $875 average in mid December to a low of $575 in early September. Median flight price is $484. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Normal our data includes 248 originating airports, and 86 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Normal from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $5,325 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) in Chicago, IL (the United States) at an average of just $230.

 

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 Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Normal, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $300, so you can easily save about 52% 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 Normal can easily cost $270 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $18 per person. Private tours can cost $536 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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