The average price of a 7-day trip to Santee is $1,730 for a solo traveler, $3,107 for a couple, and $5,825 for a family of 4. Santee hotels range from $59 to $270 per night with an average of $76, while most vacation rentals will cost $280 to $640 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Charleston AFB/International Airport (CHS) are between $512 and $861 per person for economy flights and $1,607 to $2,702 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $41 to $109 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 Santee, SC, US

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

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)

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

 

Average Santee Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Santee for a week is $1,046-$2,666($149-$381 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $41 to $109 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $339 to $715 for economy

Lodging: $70 to $134 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $162 to $198 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Santee for a week is $2,018-$4,436($288-$634 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $82 to $218 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $678 to $1,430 for economy

Lodging: $70 to $134 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $162 to $198 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Santee for a week is $3,344-$7,814($478-$1,116 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $164 to $436 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,356 to $2,860 for economy

Lodging: $140 to $268 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $259 to $317 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Santee

How cheap can you make a vacation to Santee? The cheapest trip to Santee is about $113 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 $280 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 $50.

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 Santee for a week is $793-$2,950($113-$421 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $22 to $45 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $339 to $715 for economy

Lodging: $50 to $59 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $280 to $320 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Santee for a week is $1,286-$3,980($184-$569 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $44 to $90 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $678 to $1,430 for economy

Lodging: $50 to $59 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $280 to $320 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Santee for a week is $2,572-$7,192($367-$1,027 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $88 to $180 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,356 to $2,860 for economy

Lodging: $100 to $118 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $420 to $512 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Santee cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Santee Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Santee for a week is $2,352-$10,594($336-$1,513 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $90 to $240 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $888 to $2,002 for first class

Lodging: $139 to $270 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $640 to $1,152 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Santee for a week is $3,870-$14,276($553-$2,039 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $180 to $480 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,776 to $4,004 for first class

Lodging: $139 to $270 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $640 to $1,152 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Santee for a week is $7,740-$24,406($1,106-$3,487 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $360 to $960 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,552 to $8,008 for first class

Lodging: $278 to $540 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $960 to $1,613 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Santee Hotel Prices

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

Santee 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 Santee 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 Santee.

 

Flight Costs to Santee

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $861 average in mid December to a low of $512 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $529. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Santee our data includes 534 originating airports, and 110 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Santee from an airport like Schoenefeld (SXF) in Berlin (Germany) for an average $7,143 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Rickenbacker International (LCK) in Columbus, OH (the United States) at an average of just $166.

 

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 Santee, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $349, so you can easily save about 68% 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 Santee can easily cost $340 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $22 per person. Private tours can cost $673 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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