The average price of a 7-day trip to Downtown Honolulu is $2,230 for a solo traveler, $4,005 for a couple, and $7,508 for a family of 4. Downtown Honolulu hotels range from $98 to $459 per night with an average of $206, while most vacation rentals will cost $220 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Daniel K Inouye International Airport (HNL) are between $1,035 and $1,723 per person for economy flights and $3,248 to $5,407 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $59 to $129 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 Downtown Honolulu, HI, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to HNL and stay in a Downtown Honolulu hotel:

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Downtown Honolulu is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Downtown Honolulu Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Downtown Honolulu for a week is $1,708-$3,506($244-$501 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $59 to $129 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $575 to $1,499 for economy

Lodging: $120 to $156 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $150 to $184 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Downtown Honolulu for a week is $3,616-$6,356($517-$908 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $118 to $258 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,150 to $2,998 for economy

Lodging: $120 to $156 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $150 to $184 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Downtown Honolulu for a week is $5,392-$11,480($770-$1,640 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $236 to $516 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,300 to $5,996 for economy

Lodging: $240 to $312 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $240 to $276 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Downtown Honolulu

How cheap can you make a vacation to Downtown Honolulu? The cheapest trip to Downtown Honolulu is about $136 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 $20 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 $83.

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 Downtown Honolulu for a week is $954-$2,605($136-$372 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $37 to $74 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $575 to $1,499 for economy

Lodging: $83 to $98 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Downtown Honolulu for a week is $1,788-$4,622($255-$660 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $74 to $148 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,150 to $2,998 for economy

Lodging: $83 to $98 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Downtown Honolulu for a week is $3,528-$9,244($504-$1,321 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $148 to $296 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,300 to $5,996 for economy

Lodging: $166 to $196 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $70 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Downtown Honolulu cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Downtown Honolulu Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Downtown Honolulu for a week is $4,028-$18,304($575-$2,615 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $124 to $271 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,564 to $4,407 for first class

Lodging: $266 to $459 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Downtown Honolulu for a week is $6,460-$24,608($923-$3,515 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $248 to $542 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,128 to $8,814 for first class

Lodging: $266 to $459 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Downtown Honolulu for a week is $12,920-$43,216($1,846-$6,174 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $496 to $1,084 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $6,256 to $17,628 for first class

Lodging: $532 to $918 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,500 to $3,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Downtown Honolulu Hotel Prices

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

Downtown Honolulu 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.

Key
Hotel Price

Prices are based on Downtown Honolulu 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.

Key
Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Downtown Honolulu.

 

Flight Costs to Downtown Honolulu

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,723 average in late December to a low of $1,035 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $988. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Downtown Honolulu our data includes 777 originating airports, and 171 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Downtown Honolulu from an airport like Eindhoven (EIN) in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) for an average $12,085 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Molokai (MKK) in Hoolehua, HI (the United States) at an average of just $114.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

Key
Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

Key
Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Downtown Honolulu, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $688, so you can easily save about 66% 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 Downtown Honolulu can easily cost $560 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $37 per person. Private tours can cost $1112 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.

 

Other Downtown Honolulu Guides

The Cost of a Trip Anywherethe United States › Downtown Honolulu, HI, US