The average price of a 7-day trip to Waikiki is $2,172 for a solo traveler, $3,901 for a couple, and $7,313 for a family of 4. Waikiki hotels range from $91 to $425 per night with an average of $184, 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 $79 to $116 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 Waikiki, HI, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to HNL and stay in a Waikiki 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 Waikiki is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Waikiki Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Waikiki for a week is $1,770-$3,403($253-$486 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $79 to $116 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $575 to $1,499 for economy

Lodging: $107 to $148 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $149 to $182 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Waikiki for a week is $3,818-$6,162($545-$880 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $158 to $232 per day for two people’s daily expenses

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

Lodging: $107 to $148 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $149 to $182 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Waikiki for a week is $5,796-$11,020($828-$1,574 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $316 to $464 per day for four people’s daily expenses

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

Lodging: $214 to $296 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $224 to $255 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Waikiki

How cheap can you make a vacation to Waikiki? The cheapest trip to Waikiki is about $134 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 $74.

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 Waikiki for a week is $940-$2,528($134-$361 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $35 to $69 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $575 to $1,499 for economy

Lodging: $74 to $91 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 Waikiki for a week is $1,760-$4,510($251-$644 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $70 to $138 per day for two people’s daily expenses

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

Lodging: $74 to $91 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 Waikiki for a week is $3,448-$9,020($493-$1,289 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $140 to $276 per day for four people’s daily expenses

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

Lodging: $148 to $182 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $28 to $80 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Waikiki cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Waikiki Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Waikiki for a week is $3,734-$17,481($533-$2,497 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $150 to $209 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,196 to $3,418 for first class

Lodging: $248 to $425 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,100 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Waikiki for a week is $5,980-$22,362($854-$3,195 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $300 to $418 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,392 to $6,836 for first class

Lodging: $248 to $425 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,100 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Waikiki for a week is $11,960-$39,684($1,709-$5,669 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $600 to $836 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,784 to $13,672 for first class

Lodging: $496 to $850 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,400 to $3,360 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Waikiki Hotel Prices

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

Waikiki 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 Waikiki 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 Waikiki.

 

Flight Costs to Waikiki

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 Waikiki our data includes 777 originating airports, and 171 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Waikiki 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

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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 Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Waikiki, 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 Waikiki can easily cost $520 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $35 per person. Private tours can cost $1038 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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