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Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Cape Canaveral?

You should plan to spend around $220 per day on your vacation in Cape Canaveral. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $43 on meals
  • $35 on local transportation
  • $311 on hotels

A one week trip to Cape Canaveral for two people costs, on average, $3,078. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Cape Canaveral cost?

A one week trip to Cape Canaveral usually costs around $1,539 for one person and $3,078 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Cape Canaveral on average costs around $3,078 for one person and $6,155 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Cape Canaveral will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Cape Canaveral on average costs around $6,595 for one person and $13,190 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Cape Canaveral has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Cape Canaveral expensive to visit?

Prices in Cape Canaveral are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Cape Canaveral is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Ketchikan or Kennebunkport.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Cape Canaveral Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Cape Canaveral?

The average Cape Canaveral trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Cape Canaveral travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $311
Local Transportation 1 $35
Food 2 $43
Entertainment 1 $17
Alcohol 2 $6 - 19
Accommodation Budget in Cape Canaveral
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Cape Canaveral is $155. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Cape Canaveral is $311. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Cape Canaveral

Looking for a hotel in Cape Canaveral? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Cape Canaveral based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $181. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Cape Canaveral
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cape Canaveral is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $35 per person, per day, on local transportation in Cape Canaveral.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Cape Canaveral
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Cape Canaveral can vary, the average cost of food in Cape Canaveral is $43 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cape Canaveral should cost around $17 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cape Canaveral is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Cape Canaveral
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  • Entertainment and activities in Cape Canaveral typically cost an average of $17 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Cape Canaveral
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  • The average person spends about $13 on alcoholic beverages in Cape Canaveral per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Last Updated: Jan 5, 2024
Cape Canaveral on a Budget
Cape Canaveral Cape Canaveral, Florida
As a part of the region known as the "Space Coast," Cape Canaveral is best known as the home of America's launch pad, the Kennedy Space Center. The Space Center is located just to the west of the city on Merritt Island. Other features of the cape include the Cape Canaveral lighthouse and Port Canaveral, one of the busiest cruise ports in the world.
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the busiest attraction of the area. Passes to the center will include access to museums, IMAX movies, a rocket garden, and bus tours of former shuttle preparation and launch facilities. The Air Force Space and Missile Museum, located on two historic Launch Complexes, introduces visitors to the history of rocketry and space flight, while the Air Force Space and Missile History Center is an extension to the museum. The center features historic information and displays for each Launch Complex at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, plus a gift shop and picnic area. The Exploration Tower is another unique attraction of the cape - an architectural landmark with 7 floors of interactive exhibits and observation decks, plus a cafe and gift shop.

Other nearby sights include the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory which hosts an exhibit Hall, planetarium, IWERKS movies, laser light shows, and observatory, as well as the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science which traces the area's history from the days of woolly mammoths and sabretooth cats to rockets and space shuttles. The Brevard Zoo is also popular, featuring activities like a treetop trek, guided kayak tours, and opportunities to feed animals.

Beyond the "Space Coast" attractions, there are also a few parks and beaches frequented by visitors, some of which include Jetty Park and Cherie Down Park. There is also the Manatee Sanctuary Park which features over 10 acres of waterside beauty with exercise stations, a boardwalk, picnic facilities, and horseshoe pits. While in any of the parks you may catch sight of local wildlife like sea turtles, manatee, and dolphin.
The city of Cape Canaveral is a beachside community located on Florida's mid-Atlantic coast. In addition to its prime location on the "Space Coast" it is also a short drive from the area's three major universities as well as the Orlando area attractions. The city is bounded by the Banana River to the West, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Port Canaveral to the north, and Cocoa Beach to the south. It is a midpoint between Miami and Jacksonville and is located just over 50 miles east of Orlando. Most people stay in the city as a home base for the "Space Coast" attractions.

In addition to visiting the attractions mentioned above, there are a number of things to do at the cape from relaxing on the beach or hopping on a cruise to deep sea fishing and zero gravity flight experiences. Beachside activities beyond sun bathing and swimming include things like kayak fishing, kayak manatee and wildlife viewing, surfing lessons, stand-up paddle boarding lessons, cruise shore excursions, and all kinds of fishing. Rentals for surfboards, paddleboards, kayaks, bikes, and beach gear are also available.

Evening and extended cruises are offered from Port Canaveral, while deep sea fishing charters can also be arranged from Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach.

For those seeking a closer to space experience, Zero Gravity Corporation allows individuals to experience true "weightlessness" without going to space. Packages range from a learning workshop and merchandise at $120 to a full weightless experience plus professional photos, video footage, merchandise, and catering for around $5000.

Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures also offers a unique opportunity to navigate through a series of challenges set in a canopy of beautiful live oak trees, 45 feet in the air. There are three different trails and levels of difficulty that allow participants the choice to challenge only the obstacles they feel comfortable with.
Food and Dining
Like any city, Cape Canaveral has a wide variety of dining options to satisfy all tastes and budgets. With its location surrounded by water, the cape will have plenty of great fresh fish and seafood to indulge in. Some of the top rated restaurants on TripAdvisor include Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar, Kelsey's Pizzeria and Restaurant, Papa Vito's Italian Restaurant, Preacher Bar, Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill, Rusty's Seafood and Oyster Bar, and Seafood Atlantic, amongst many more.

By plane, the nearest airport is Melbourne International Airport, just 27 miles south of Cape Canaveral. It is served by Delta Airlines and US Airways. Orlando International Airport is the largest airport serving the area, located a little less than an hour from Cape Canaveral along Florida State Route 528. Daytona Beach International Airport is another option, about an hour and 15 minutes north by way of Interstate 95.

By train, the nearest Amtrak station is in Orlando, 50 miles west.

By car, Cape Canaveral is at the eastern end of Florida State Route 528 from Orlando. Interstate 95, a primary north-south route on the Atlantic Coast, intersects FL-528 near Cape Canaveral.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.