The average price of a 7-day trip to Vatican is $1,001 for a solo traveler, $1,798 for a couple, and $3,370 for a family of 4. Vatican hotels range from $85 to $423 per night with an average of $95, while most vacation rentals will cost $210 to $490 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Ciampino Airport (CIA) are between $104 and $291 per person for economy flights and $326 to $913 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $44 to $83 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 Vatican, IT

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

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • May 7th to June 10th (except the week of May 21st)
  • September 17th to October 7th
  • October 29th to December 16th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Vatican is usually mid January.

 

Average Vatican Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Vatican for a week is $997-$1,593($142-$228 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $44 to $83 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $107 to $262 for economy

Lodging: $97 to $107 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $103 to $125 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Vatican for a week is $1,406-$2,494($201-$356 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $88 to $166 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $214 to $524 for economy

Lodging: $97 to $107 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $103 to $125 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Vatican for a week is $2,590-$4,656($370-$665 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $176 to $332 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $428 to $1,048 for economy

Lodging: $194 to $214 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $155 to $200 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Vatican

How cheap can you make a vacation to Vatican? The cheapest trip to Vatican is about $58 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 $21 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 $76.

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 Vatican for a week is $408-$1,129($58-$161 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $25 to $51 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $107 to $262 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $85 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Vatican for a week is $690-$1,748($99-$250 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $102 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $214 to $524 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $85 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Vatican for a week is $1,332-$3,496($190-$499 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $204 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $428 to $1,048 for economy

Lodging: $152 to $170 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $34 to $98 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Vatican cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Vatican Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Vatican for a week is $1,702-$7,394($243-$1,056 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $158 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $316 to $702 for first class

Lodging: $133 to $423 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $490 to $931 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Vatican for a week is $2,606-$9,202($372-$1,315 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $168 to $316 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $632 to $1,404 for first class

Lodging: $133 to $423 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $490 to $931 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Vatican for a week is $5,212-$15,050($745-$2,150 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $336 to $632 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,264 to $2,808 for first class

Lodging: $266 to $846 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $686 to $1,303 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Vatican Hotel Prices

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

Vatican 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 Vatican 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 Vatican.

 

Flight Costs to Vatican

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $291 average in early August to a low of $104 in mid January. Median flight price is $131. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Vatican our data includes 110 originating airports, and 5 airlines. The area has much more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Vatican from an airport like Austin – Bergstrom International (AUS) in Austin, TX (the United States) for an average $5,757 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Budapest Liszt Ferenc International (BUD) in Budapest (Hungary) at an average of just $109.

 

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 Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Vatican, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $187, so you can easily save about 181% 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 Vatican can easily cost $380 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $25 per person. Private tours can cost $761 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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