The average price of a 7-day trip to Tampa is $1,634 for a solo traveler, $2,935 for a couple, and $5,502 for a family of 4. Tampa hotels range from $68 to $311 per night with an average of $121, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 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 $60 to $104 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, FL, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to TPA and stay in a Tampa 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 is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Tampa Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Tampa for a week is $1,280-$2,447($183-$350 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $104 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $398 to $903 for economy

Lodging: $77 to $136 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $79 to $97 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Tampa for a week is $2,560-$4,302($366-$615 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $120 to $208 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $796 to $1,806 for economy

Lodging: $77 to $136 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $79 to $97 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Tampa for a week is $4,028-$8,156($575-$1,165 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $240 to $416 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,592 to $3,612 for economy

Lodging: $154 to $272 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $126 to $155 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Tampa

How cheap can you make a vacation to Tampa? The cheapest trip to Tampa is about $117 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 $40 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 $59.

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 for a week is $820-$1,675($117-$239 per day)

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

Flights: $398 to $903 for economy

Lodging: $59 to $68 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $40 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Tampa for a week is $1,400-$2,942($200-$420 per day)

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

Flights: $796 to $1,806 for economy

Lodging: $59 to $68 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $40 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Tampa for a week is $2,704-$5,884($386-$841 per day)

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

Flights: $1,592 to $3,612 for economy

Lodging: $118 to $136 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $64 to $90 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Tampa cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Tampa 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.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Tampa for a week is $3,029-$9,289($433-$1,327 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $187 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,067 to $2,700 for first class

Lodging: $201 to $311 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $880 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Tampa for a week is $4,852-$13,298($693-$1,900 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $216 to $374 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,134 to $5,400 for first class

Lodging: $201 to $311 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $880 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Tampa for a week is $9,704-$23,956($1,386-$3,422 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $432 to $748 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,268 to $10,800 for first class

Lodging: $402 to $622 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $616 to $1,320 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Tampa Hotel Prices

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

 

Flight Costs to Tampa

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 our data includes 850 originating airports, and 139 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Tampa 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, 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 can easily cost $390 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $26 per person. Private tours can cost $774 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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