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Easter Vacation: Best Time to Book & Flight Deals

Easter Vacation is the perfect time to take a spring trip. Here are the top domestic and international destinations, the best time to book your flights for Easter vacation, and how to find the best Easter flight deals.
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Easter Vacation Fast Facts for 2019

  • Easter is on Sunday, April 21, 2019
  • March is the cheapest month to book Easter Vacation flights
  • Top Easter travel destinations include New York, Miami, Mexico City, and London
  • Flight prices drop the most to San Diego over Easter Vacation

When is Easter 2019?

Easter Vacation is a popular time to travel as the Northern Hemisphere warms up in the springtime.

Easter 2019 is on Sunday, April 21st. Many of the top Easter vacation flight deals will fall between April 18th and April 23rd.

Easter Vacation Flight Deals

Departure CityDestination
Round-Trip Fare
ChicagoAustin$114
ChicagoDenver$127
Los AngelesHonolulu$356
Los AngelesHouston$163
Los AngelesNew York City$305
Los AngelesOsaka$651
New York CityAthens$705
New York CityNashville$266
San FranciscoNew York City$292
San FranciscoSeattle$137

These prices were valid as of March 31, 2019, and may not always be available. Bookmark this page – we’ll be updating it daily!

When is the cheapest month to book Easter flights?

February is the cheapest month to book your flights for Easter vacation. Flights booked in February see an average of 7% savings over the rest of the year. Roundtrip tickets purchased in February cost $367 on average.

But, you can also book flights earlier! On average, flight prices from October-January are only $25 more per month (or less) than they are in February. As long as you book before prices increase significantly in March and April, you should be able to find great flight deals for Easter Vacation.

There’s always hope for finding an egg-cellent deal. Last minute planners can check out our tips on finding extremely cheap last-minute flights.

How many weeks in advance should I book Easter flights?

Seven weeks prior to Easter is the cheapest time to book flights based on Skyscanner’s data from Easter flight searches.

February 11th-February 18th is the cheapest week to book Easter flights.

Top Destinations for Easter Travel

Easter Vacation: Popular Domestic Destinations

New York

New York City wakes up from its winter hibernation with a buzz in the springtime. Restaurants put out sidewalk tables, blankets get spread in Central Park, and the weather warms up enough for long city-strolls in the West Village or Williamsburg. 

Las Vegas

Las Vegas may not be your first thought for Easter celebrations, but sinfully cheap flight deals will keep your pockets padded for gambling, eating, and drinking in the world-class hotels on the Strip. With milder weather than during summer months in the desert, you’ll still find the Vegas pools full of life for a springtime Easter vacation. 

Miami

Miami is already in full swing by April, with temperatures typically in the 70s, both day and night. This means beach-goers, night-clubbers, restaurant-hopping foodies, and outdoor adventurers are all able to enjoy Miami to the fullest over Easter Vacation.


Easter Vacation: Popular International Destinations

Cancun

Spring Break has come and gone, so if you’re looking to experience Cancun with a slightly less crazy atmosphere, consider the Yucatan for your Easter vacation. Historical ruins (on land and at sea) are a popular attraction for tourists. Everyone can find their place here; the entirety of the Carribean coast is dotted with islands and beach towns of all shapes and sizes.

London

Europe may seem ambitious for a short trip, but London is a quick flight from many US cities (6 hours from Boston, 8 hours from Chicago). Don’t pass over England’s capital as an Easter getaway before you check out the flight deals that can be found.

Mexico City

City-lovers looking to get out of the US for a quick trip over Easter will find everything they cherish in Mexico City. World class restaurants, sunny cafes in prime people-watching locations, outdoor markets, funky bars, and green parks perfect for highs in the 80s during April.

Which destinations have the biggest price drop over Easter vacation?

San Diego is the destination with the biggest decrease in flight prices over Easter (compared to the previous week). Flights to San Diego for Easter vacation are an average of 12.79% cheaper.

San Diego is a perfect getaway in April, especially for families looking to enjoy the wide beaches, SeaWorld, The San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND, The New Children’s Museum, and so much more.

Easter vacation flight prices also drop to New Orleans (10.48% decrease) and Miami (5.63% decrease).  

How far in advance do people book Easter travel?

People book their Easter flights an average of 41 days in advance. The vast majority of travelers book their flight in the 0-20 day range prior to Easter vacation.

If you procrastinated your trip planning, Check out our tips on how to book last minute flights to help you find Easter vacation deals.

What is the average price for Easter flights?

The average Price for Easter flights is $435 round trip.

If you know where you want to go, try setting a Price Alert on Skyscanner to get notified when flight prices drop to your preferred Easter vacation destination.