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Sedona, Arizona, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Sedona?

You should plan to spend around $165 per day on your vacation in Sedona. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $48 on meals
  • $40 on local transportation
  • $185 on hotels

A one week trip to Sedona for two people costs, on average, $2,312. 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 Sedona cost?

A one week trip to Sedona usually costs around $1,156 for one person and $2,312 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Sedona on average costs around $2,312 for one person and $4,624 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 Sedona will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Sedona on average costs around $4,954 for one person and $9,909 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 Sedona 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 Sedona expensive to visit?

Prices in Sedona 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, Sedona is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Chapel Hill or Adirondack Mountains.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Sedona?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $185
Local Transportation 1 $40
Food 2 $48
Entertainment 1 $19
Alcohol 2 $6 - 19
Accommodation Budget in Sedona
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Sedona is $93. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Sedona is $185. 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 Sedona

Looking for a hotel in Sedona? 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 Sedona based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $231. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Sedona
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Sedona is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $40 per person, per day, on local transportation in Sedona.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Sedona
How much does it cost to go to Sedona? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Sedona
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Food Budget in Sedona
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Sedona can vary, the average cost of food in Sedona is $48 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Sedona should cost around $19 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Sedona is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Sedona
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Sedona typically cost an average of $19 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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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Sedona?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Sedona are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Sedona, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Red Rock Fantasy Light Show (for 2)

Alcohol Budget in Sedona
Average Daily Costs

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

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Sedona On a Budget
Sedona Sedona, Arizona
Sedona, Arizona is a desert town near Flagstaff. Sedona has many canyons and pine forests, but the most stunningly, beautiful landscape here is the many red rock limestone formations that can be found almost everywhere. The stone formations always have a deep red color, and this color only intensifies in the light of the sun. Sedona has been named one of the most beautiful places in America because of its mesmerizing scenery that changes hourly with the shifting of light. Native Americans have always regarded Sedona as a place of healing and renewal, and that continues to be true as they still value this land as sacred. Sedona is surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land, and no matter where you are in Sedona you are never far from breathtaking scenery.
In Sedona, the town itself is the top sight as there is natural beauty everywhere, but even a town labeled as America's most beautiful has some extraordinary options for sight seeing.

Red Rock State Park is definitely worth a visit. This state park works to preserve the habitat and ecosystem of the Red Rock area and it is a great place to get a close look at the stunning Red Rock formations that the area is famous for.

Oak Creek Canyon is another great destination in the Sedona area. The canyon is a river gorge just outside of the town limits, and its beauty causes it to be commonly known as a smaller cousin of the Grand Canyon. And while you're at Oak Creek Canyon, why not go over to another popular sight: Slide Rock. Slide Rock is a naturally formed water slide in the bed of Oak Creek and is a part of its own National Park.
The heart of Old Sedona lies in Uptown Sedona. This area hosts some of Sedona's oldest neighborhoods containing everything from Red Rock cabins to modern southwest architecture. You can find a lot of shops in the Uptown area as well as quality restaurants, art galleries, and museums.

West Sedona has a varied style from manufactured housing to gated communities. West Sedona is the biggest business area and is where most of the banks, grocery stores, and larger stores are located.

Red Rock Loop is where you'll find the Red Rock Park as well as many vacation homes and horse properties. It is a more laid back area and some say it feels like a whole different world.

The number of trails seems endless in Sedona. You can find trails to hike through canyons, through the Red Rocks, and through the forested and desert areas. There is one trail called the Devil's Bridge where a narrow strip of arched land connects to a high plateau overlooking Sedona's beautiful landscape of desert, forest, and cliffs stretching out beneath you. It is said to be one of the most beautiful sight in an area with plenty of beautiful scenery.

For those not up for the walk, there are several options for ATV and 4x4 adventures through some of Sedona's beautiful wilderness area. Because Sedona is also known for rest and relaxation, there are several spas and other well-being business in the area, if you want to experience a little of the healing and renewal that the Native American's believe the area to be good for.

There are also options for day trips to the Grand Canyon, including a century-old rail line, The Grand Canyon Railway, which features live music and western entertainment.
Food and Dining
There are an number of food and drink options in the Sedona area. One popular stop to eat in Arizona is at Creekside Sedona. It has a great view of Snoopy Rock (another top sight in the area) and has a very eclectic menu. Creekside Sedona is open all day, starting with breakfast and is a bustling environment.

Another great option is Elote Cafe. It is located inside a hotel and has some of the best Mexican cuisine in the area.

If you enjoy wine, Sedona has a lot to offer in that area as well. There are several wine tours available and many wineries offering a varied selection of fine wines, many of which are from the area. There are also many cactus-flavored drinks (margarita's, mojito's etc.) if you're up for trying something a little different.

Getting to and around Sedona is much easier by driving. Many of the major sights and National Parks are located some distance from the hotel areas, so getting to these places can be difficult without your own transportation.

There is a shuttle you can take from Phoenix to Arizona if you decide not to rent a car or drive there. There is some public transportation, specifically in the Uptown area such as the free Roadrunner Circulatory Route, and a few options outside of Uptown, but nothing as extensive as other major cities. There is a local trolley, which many recommend for first time visitors as it gives you an idea of the area.


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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.