The average price of a 7-day trip to Palu is $2,888 for a solo traveler, $5,187 for a couple, and $9,724 for a family of 4. Palu hotels range from $15 to $165 per night with an average of $15, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $480 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Palu Celebes-Mutiara Indon. Airport (PLW) are between $2,655 and $3,906 per person for economy flights and $8,331 to $12,257 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $27 to $62 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 Palu, ID

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

  • January 22nd to April 15th (except the weeks of January 29th, February 12th, March 19th and April 2nd)
  • May 7th to July 8th
  • October 15th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Palu is usually late May.

 

Average Palu Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Palu for a week is $1,713-$4,225($245-$604 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $27 to $62 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,374 to $3,515 for economy

Lodging: $36 to $46 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $25 to $31 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Palu for a week is $5,838-$8,956($834-$1,279 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $54 to $124 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,748 to $7,030 for economy

Lodging: $36 to $46 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $25 to $31 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Palu for a week is $6,462-$16,348($923-$2,335 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $248 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,496 to $14,060 for economy

Lodging: $72 to $92 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $35 to $47 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Palu

How cheap can you make a vacation to Palu? The cheapest trip to Palu is about $221 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 22% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 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 $13.

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 Palu for a week is $1,550-$3,944($221-$563 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $14 to $27 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,374 to $3,515 for economy

Lodging: $13 to $15 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Palu for a week is $3,022-$7,648($432-$1,093 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $54 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,748 to $7,030 for economy

Lodging: $13 to $15 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Palu for a week is $6,044-$15,200($863-$2,171 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $108 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,496 to $14,060 for economy

Lodging: $26 to $30 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $28 to $64 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Palu cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Palu Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Palu for a week is $4,394-$16,006($628-$2,287 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $51 to $130 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,545 to $9,912 for first class

Lodging: $82 to $165 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $480 to $864 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Palu for a week is $8,296-$26,828($1,185-$3,833 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $102 to $260 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $7,090 to $19,824 for first class

Lodging: $82 to $165 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $480 to $864 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Palu for a week is $16,592-$51,580($2,370-$7,369 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $204 to $520 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $14,180 to $39,648 for first class

Lodging: $164 to $330 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $672 to $1,382 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Palu Hotel Prices

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

Palu 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 Palu 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 Palu.

 

Flight Costs to Palu

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $3,906 average in early to mid August to a low of $2,655 in late May. Median flight price is $3,159. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Palu our data includes 29 originating airports, and 40 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Palu from an airport like Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) in Christiansted, VI (the United States) for an average $11,074 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Dibrugarh (MOH) in Assam (India) at an average of just $93.

 

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 Monday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Thursday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Palu, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,251, so you can easily save about 47% 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 Palu can easily cost $210 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $14 per person. Private tours can cost $411 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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