The average price of a 7-day trip to Tampa Bay is $1,605 for a solo traveler, $2,883 for a couple, and $5,404 for a family of 4. Tampa Bay hotels range from $71 to $325 per night with an average of $142, while most vacation rentals will cost $160 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Tampa International Airport (TPA) are between $629 and $1,015 per person for economy flights and $1,974 to $3,185 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $49 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 Tampa Bay, FL, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to TPA and stay in a Tampa Bay hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 18th

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

 

Average Tampa Bay Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Tampa Bay for a week is $1,221-$2,503($174-$358 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $49 to $102 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $398 to $883 for economy

Lodging: $80 to $151 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $88 to $108 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Tampa Bay for a week is $2,424-$4,364($346-$623 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $98 to $204 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $796 to $1,766 for economy

Lodging: $80 to $151 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $88 to $108 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Tampa Bay for a week is $3,756-$8,200($537-$1,171 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $196 to $408 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,592 to $3,532 for economy

Lodging: $160 to $302 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $132 to $173 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Tampa Bay

How cheap can you make a vacation to Tampa Bay? The cheapest trip to Tampa Bay is about $101 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 $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 $63.

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 Tampa Bay for a week is $707-$1,687($101-$241 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $27 to $54 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $398 to $883 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $71 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Tampa Bay for a week is $1,294-$2,948($185-$421 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $54 to $108 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $796 to $1,766 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $71 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Tampa Bay for a week is $2,528-$5,896($361-$842 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $216 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,592 to $3,532 for economy

Lodging: $126 to $142 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $30 to $75 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Tampa Bay cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Tampa Bay Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Tampa Bay for a week is $2,768-$9,551($395-$1,364 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $98 to $184 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $876 to $2,455 for first class

Lodging: $201 to $325 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 Tampa Bay for a week is $4,330-$13,294($619-$1,899 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $196 to $368 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,752 to $4,910 for first class

Lodging: $201 to $325 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 Tampa Bay for a week is $8,660-$23,102($1,237-$3,300 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $392 to $736 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,504 to $9,820 for first class

Lodging: $402 to $650 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

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

 

Tampa Bay Hotel Prices

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

Tampa Bay 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 Tampa Bay 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 Tampa Bay.

 

Flight Costs to Tampa Bay

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,015 average in late December to a low of $629 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $630. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Tampa Bay our data includes 850 originating airports, and 139 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Tampa Bay from an airport like Saarbruecken (SCN) in Saarbrucken (Germany) for an average $5,533 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) in Fort Lauderdale, FL (the United States) at an average of just $167.

 

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 Tampa Bay, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $386, so you can easily save about 61% 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 Tampa Bay can easily cost $400 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $27 per person. Private tours can cost $809 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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