The average price of a 7-day trip to Sun Valley is $2,210 for a solo traveler, $3,969 for a couple, and $7,441 for a family of 4. Sun Valley hotels range from $85 to $388 per night with an average of $141, while most vacation rentals will cost $260 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) are between $598 and $1,000 per person for economy flights and $1,877 to $3,138 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $74 to $128 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 Sun Valley, ID, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SUN and stay in a Sun Valley hotel:

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 9th to May 13th
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 27th and October 8th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Sun Valley is usually late October to early November.

 

Average Sun Valley Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Sun Valley for a week is $1,550-$3,332($221-$476 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $74 to $128 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $420 to $810 for economy

Lodging: $102 to $136 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $221 to $271 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Sun Valley for a week is $2,844-$5,418($406-$774 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $148 to $256 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $840 to $1,620 for economy

Lodging: $102 to $136 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $221 to $271 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Sun Valley for a week is $4,976-$9,428($711-$1,347 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $296 to $512 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,680 to $3,240 for economy

Lodging: $204 to $272 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $332 to $434 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Sun Valley

How cheap can you make a vacation to Sun Valley? The cheapest trip to Sun Valley is about $155 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 $140 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 $74.

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 Sun Valley for a week is $1,088-$2,278($155-$325 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $64 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $420 to $810 for economy

Lodging: $74 to $85 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $170 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Sun Valley for a week is $1,732-$3,536($247-$505 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $128 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $840 to $1,620 for economy

Lodging: $74 to $85 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $170 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Sun Valley for a week is $3,464-$6,664($495-$952 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $128 to $256 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,680 to $3,240 for economy

Lodging: $148 to $170 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $196 to $272 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Sun Valley cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Sun Valley Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Sun Valley for a week is $3,175-$14,940($454-$2,134 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $155 to $243 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $848 to $1,839 for first class

Lodging: $207 to $388 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $1,900 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Sun Valley for a week is $5,108-$18,480($730-$2,640 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $310 to $486 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,696 to $3,678 for first class

Lodging: $207 to $388 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $1,900 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Sun Valley for a week is $10,216-$32,400($1,459-$4,629 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $620 to $972 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,392 to $7,356 for first class

Lodging: $414 to $776 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,600 to $3,040 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Sun Valley Hotel Prices

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

Sun Valley 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 Sun Valley 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 Sun Valley.

 

Flight Costs to Sun Valley

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,000 average in late December to a low of $598 in late October to early November. Median flight price is $578. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Sun Valley our data includes 138 originating airports, and 68 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Sun Valley from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $5,329 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Salt Lake City International (SLC) in Salt Lake City, UT (the United States) at an average of just $242.

 

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 Sun Valley, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $402, so you can easily save about 67% 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 Sun Valley can easily cost $480 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $32 per person. Private tours can cost $966 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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