Trip costs depend on a variety of factors, including number of travelers, dates, trip length, originating airport, and hotel preferences. Because of this, it’s difficult to predict a precise amount for every possible scenario. However, here are some examples of what some typical budgets have purchased in the past:
$1,500 (basic domestic weekend trip for 2 people or long weekend for 1)
Previous examples: a September weekend in Savannah for a couple from Connecticut; an October weekend in New Orleans for a couple from Dallas; and a September long weekend in Toronto for a solo traveler from Washington, D.C.
$2,000-$2,500 (long weekend or 5-day trip for 1-2 people)
Previous examples: a June long weekend trip to Chicago for a couple from Seattle; a 5-day December trip to Sedona for a couple from Los Angeles; a January long weekend trip to Puerto Rico for a solo traveler from Texas; and a 5-day July trip to San Diego for a couple from New Jersey.
$3,000-$3,500 (budget all-inclusive trip for 2, longer domestic trip for 2, short group trip, or week-plus solo international trip)
Previous examples: 7-day spring all-inclusive trips to Riviera Maya and the Dominican Republic for two couples from New Hampshire; an 8-day Oregon honeymoon in May for a couple from Ohio; July 4 long weekend trips to Austin and Miami for a group of three from Madison and a group of four friends from Illinois, respectively; a June long weekend trip to New Mexico for a family of 6 from Atlanta; a 7-day December trip to Copenhagen for a solo traveler from Memphis; and a 7-day spring trip to Amsterdam for a solo traveler from California.
$4,000-$5,000 (more luxurious and/or longer trips for 2, longer/multi-stop international solo trips)
Previous examples: 7-day December trip to Jamaica for a couple from Connecticut; a 7-day October trip to St. Lucia for a couple from New Jersey; a 10-day summer California road trip for a couple from Virginia; a 5-day trip to Bermuda for two sisters from the D.C. area; an 8-day multi-stop trip to Scotland in April for a couple from Minnesota; a 10-day, multi-stop August Portugal trip for a solo traveler from NYC; and a 13-day multi-stop July trip to Eastern Europe for a solo traveler from Maryland.
$6,000-$8,000 (more options for luxury, trip length, destination choice, and # of people)
Previous examples: a 5-day October bachelor party in Mexico for a 6-person group from Texas; 10-to-12-day, multi-stop summer and fall honeymoons in Spain, Italy, and France for couples from Ohio, New Hampshire, and Canada; a 10-day December trip to Belize for a couple from Nevada; and a 9-day early summer trip to Costa Rica for a family of 3 from Ohio.
$10,000+ (more travelers, business or first class airfare, longer trips, big international rush trips, and still more options for destination choice, luxury, and trip length)
Previous examples: a 6-day spring break trip to the Canadian Rockies for a group of 8 from D.C. and Atlanta; a two-week trip to London and Paris for a couple from California; and a last-minute trip to Europe for a couple from Florida.