The average price of a 7-day trip to Hawaii Island is $3,302 for a solo traveler, $5,930 for a couple, and $11,118 for a family of 4. Hawaii Island hotels range from $44 to $199 per night with an average of $77, while most vacation rentals will cost $700 to $1040 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport (KOA) are between $909 and $1,537 per person for economy flights and $2,852 to $4,823 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $26 to $78 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 Hawaii Island, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to KOA and stay in a Hawaii Island hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Hawaii Island is usually early September.

 

Average Hawaii Island Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Hawaii Island for a week is $1,029-$5,745($147-$821 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $78 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $517 to $1,353 for economy

Lodging: $55 to $73 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $525 to $641 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Hawaii Island for a week is $2,512-$8,012($359-$1,145 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $156 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,034 to $2,706 for economy

Lodging: $55 to $73 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $525 to $641 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Hawaii Island for a week is $3,456-$13,368($494-$1,910 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $312 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,068 to $5,412 for economy

Lodging: $110 to $146 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $788 to $962 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Hawaii Island

How cheap can you make a vacation to Hawaii Island? The cheapest trip to Hawaii Island is about $123 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $700 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 $37.

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 Hawaii Island for a week is $858-$5,904($123-$843 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $17 to $33 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $517 to $1,353 for economy

Lodging: $37 to $44 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $700 to $720 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Hawaii Island for a week is $1,494-$7,488($213-$1,070 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $66 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,034 to $2,706 for economy

Lodging: $37 to $44 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $700 to $720 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Hawaii Island for a week is $2,988-$12,816($427-$1,831 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $132 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,068 to $5,412 for economy

Lodging: $74 to $88 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $1,050 to $1,080 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Hawaii Island cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Hawaii Island Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Hawaii Island for a week is $2,348-$16,957($335-$2,422 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $57 to $172 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,355 to $3,897 for first class

Lodging: $99 to $199 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,040 to $1,976 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Hawaii Island for a week is $4,102-$22,058($586-$3,151 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $114 to $344 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,710 to $7,794 for first class

Lodging: $99 to $199 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,040 to $1,976 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Hawaii Island for a week is $8,204-$39,376($1,172-$5,625 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $228 to $688 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,420 to $15,588 for first class

Lodging: $198 to $398 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,560 to $3,162 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Hawaii Island Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Hawaii Island is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Hawaii Island 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.

Hawaii Island 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.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Hawaii Island 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.

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Percent of rentals

There are many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Hawaii Island.

 

Flight Costs to Hawaii Island

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,537 average in late December to a low of $909 in early September. Median flight price is $942. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Hawaii Island our data includes 404 originating airports, and 112 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Hawaii Island from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $8,173 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Daniel K Inouye International (HNL) in Honolulu, HI (the United States) at an average of just $125.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Hawaii Island, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $629, so you can easily save about 69% 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 Hawaii Island can easily cost $250 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $17 per person. Private tours can cost $495 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.

 

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