The average price of a 7-day trip to Salem is $1,446 for a solo traveler, $2,597 for a couple, and $4,869 for a family of 4. Salem hotels range from $54 to $247 per night with an average of $86, while most vacation rentals will cost $180 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Woodrum Field Airport (ROA) are between $574 and $884 per person for economy flights and $1,801 to $2,774 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $41 to $99 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 Salem, VA, US

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

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th

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

 

Average Salem Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Salem for a week is $1,182-$2,078($169-$297 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $41 to $99 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $379 to $725 for economy

Lodging: $86 to $91 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $90 to $110 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Salem for a week is $2,238-$3,814($320-$545 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $82 to $198 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $758 to $1,450 for economy

Lodging: $86 to $91 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $90 to $110 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Salem for a week is $3,528-$6,764($504-$966 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $164 to $396 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,516 to $2,900 for economy

Lodging: $172 to $182 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $144 to $176 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Salem

How cheap can you make a vacation to Salem? The cheapest trip to Salem is about $116 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 $120 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 $48.

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 Salem for a week is $814-$1,912($116-$273 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $21 to $41 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $379 to $725 for economy

Lodging: $48 to $54 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $120 to $150 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Salem for a week is $1,340-$2,924($191-$418 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $82 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $758 to $1,450 for economy

Lodging: $48 to $54 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $120 to $150 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Salem for a week is $2,680-$5,488($383-$784 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $164 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,516 to $2,900 for economy

Lodging: $96 to $108 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $168 to $240 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Salem cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Salem Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Salem for a week is $2,153-$8,297($308-$1,185 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $82 to $188 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $841 to $1,965 for first class

Lodging: $123 to $247 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $836 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Salem for a week is $3,568-$11,578($510-$1,654 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $164 to $376 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,682 to $3,930 for first class

Lodging: $123 to $247 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $836 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Salem for a week is $7,136-$20,648($1,019-$2,950 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $328 to $752 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,364 to $7,860 for first class

Lodging: $246 to $494 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $704 to $1,254 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Salem Hotel Prices

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

Salem 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 Salem 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 Salem.

 

Flight Costs to Salem

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $884 average in late July to a low of $574 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $556. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Salem our data includes 330 originating airports, and 89 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Salem from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $5,926 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like St Pete Clearwater International (PIE) in St. Petersburg, FL (the United States) at an average of just $184.

 

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 Salem, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $309, so you can easily save about 54% 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 Salem can easily cost $310 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $21 per person. Private tours can cost $617 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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