The average price of a 7-day trip to Lake Geneva is $2,244 for a solo traveler, $4,030 for a couple, and $7,556 for a family of 4. Lake Geneva hotels range from $80 to $367 per night with an average of $125, while most vacation rentals will cost $260 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) are between $616 and $936 per person for economy flights and $1,933 to $2,937 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $52 to $150 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 Lake Geneva, WI, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to MKE and stay in a Lake Geneva hotel:

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 13th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Lake Geneva is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Lake Geneva Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Lake Geneva for a week is $1,266-$3,502($181-$500 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $150 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $392 to $796 for economy

Lodging: $85 to $160 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $226 to $276 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Lake Geneva for a week is $2,470-$5,628($353-$804 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $300 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $784 to $1,592 for economy

Lodging: $85 to $160 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $226 to $276 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Lake Geneva for a week is $4,044-$9,700($578-$1,386 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $208 to $600 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,568 to $3,184 for economy

Lodging: $170 to $320 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $339 to $386 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Lake Geneva

How cheap can you make a vacation to Lake Geneva? The cheapest trip to Lake Geneva is about $141 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 $200 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 $64.

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 Lake Geneva for a week is $986-$2,603($141-$372 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $30 to $61 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $392 to $796 for economy

Lodging: $64 to $80 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $230 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Lake Geneva for a week is $1,588-$3,826($227-$547 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $122 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $784 to $1,592 for economy

Lodging: $64 to $80 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $200 to $230 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Lake Geneva for a week is $3,176-$6,962($454-$995 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $120 to $244 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,568 to $3,184 for economy

Lodging: $128 to $160 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $280 to $345 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Lake Geneva cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Lake Geneva Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Lake Geneva for a week is $2,737-$16,770($391-$2,396 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $270 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $917 to $1,680 for first class

Lodging: $182 to $367 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,200 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Lake Geneva for a week is $4,382-$20,340($626-$2,906 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $208 to $540 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,834 to $3,360 for first class

Lodging: $182 to $367 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,200 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Lake Geneva for a week is $8,764-$34,080($1,252-$4,869 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $416 to $1,080 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,668 to $6,720 for first class

Lodging: $364 to $734 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,400 to $3,300 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Lake Geneva Hotel Prices

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

Lake Geneva 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 Lake Geneva 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 a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Lake Geneva.

 

Flight Costs to Lake Geneva

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $936 average in early to mid July to a low of $616 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $574. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Lake Geneva our data includes 594 originating airports, and 120 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Lake Geneva from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $5,974 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Orlando Sanford International (SFB) in Sanford, FL (the United States) at an average of just $167.

 

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 Lake Geneva, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $320, so you can easily save about 52% 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 Lake Geneva can easily cost $460 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $30 per person. Private tours can cost $915 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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