The average price of a 7-day trip to Sacramento is $1,682 for a solo traveler, $3,021 for a couple, and $5,663 for a family of 4. Sacramento hotels range from $64 to $313 per night with an average of $123, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Sacramento International Airport (SMF) are between $617 and $985 per person for economy flights and $1,936 to $3,091 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $59 to $102 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 Sacramento, CA, US

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

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 13th to November 18th

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

 

Average Sacramento Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Sacramento for a week is $1,213-$2,501($173-$357 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $59 to $102 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $374 to $857 for economy

Lodging: $87 to $155 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $71 to $87 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Sacramento for a week is $2,486-$4,328($355-$618 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $118 to $204 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $748 to $1,714 for economy

Lodging: $87 to $155 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $71 to $87 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Sacramento for a week is $3,790-$8,144($541-$1,163 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $236 to $408 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,496 to $3,428 for economy

Lodging: $174 to $310 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $107 to $131 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Sacramento

How cheap can you make a vacation to Sacramento? The cheapest trip to Sacramento is about $123 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 $80 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 $51.

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 Sacramento for a week is $862-$1,941($123-$277 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $52 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $374 to $857 for economy

Lodging: $51 to $64 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $120 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Sacramento for a week is $1,418-$3,162($203-$452 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $104 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $748 to $1,714 for economy

Lodging: $51 to $64 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $120 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Sacramento for a week is $2,836-$6,036($405-$862 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $208 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,496 to $3,428 for economy

Lodging: $102 to $128 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $112 to $192 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Sacramento cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Sacramento Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Sacramento for a week is $3,145-$9,654($449-$1,379 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $130 to $214 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,107 to $2,348 for first class

Lodging: $188 to $313 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $968 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Sacramento for a week is $5,162-$13,500($737-$1,929 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $260 to $428 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,214 to $4,696 for first class

Lodging: $188 to $313 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $968 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Sacramento for a week is $10,324-$23,514($1,475-$3,359 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $520 to $856 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,428 to $9,392 for first class

Lodging: $376 to $626 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $704 to $1,355 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Sacramento Hotel Prices

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

Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento.

 

Flight Costs to Sacramento

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $985 average in late July to a low of $617 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $624. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Sacramento our data includes 700 originating airports, and 128 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Sacramento from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $7,026 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like San Diego International (SAN) in San Diego, CA (the United States) at an average of just $130.

 

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 Sacramento, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $368, so you can easily save about 60% 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 Sacramento can easily cost $390 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $26 per person. Private tours can cost $780 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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