The average price of a 7-day trip to Waukegan is $1,536 for a solo traveler, $2,759 for a couple, and $5,172 for a family of 4. Waukegan hotels range from $56 to $235 per night with an average of $62, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $560 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) are between $694 and $1,164 per person for economy flights and $2,178 to $3,653 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $39 to $71 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 Waukegan, IL, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to ORD and stay in a Waukegan hotel:

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 25th

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

 

Average Waukegan Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Waukegan for a week is $1,015-$2,226($145-$318 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $39 to $71 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $406 to $943 for economy

Lodging: $56 to $117 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $107 to $131 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Waukegan for a week is $2,270-$4,108($324-$587 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $78 to $142 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $812 to $1,886 for economy

Lodging: $56 to $117 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $107 to $131 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Waukegan for a week is $3,388-$7,164($484-$1,023 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $156 to $284 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,624 to $3,772 for economy

Lodging: $112 to $234 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $161 to $210 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Waukegan

How cheap can you make a vacation to Waukegan? The cheapest trip to Waukegan is about $121 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 $140 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 $50.

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 Waukegan for a week is $846-$2,236($121-$319 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $20 to $39 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $406 to $943 for economy

Lodging: $50 to $56 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $170 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Waukegan for a week is $1,392-$3,452($199-$493 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $78 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $812 to $1,886 for economy

Lodging: $50 to $56 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $170 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Waukegan for a week is $2,784-$6,292($398-$899 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $156 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,624 to $3,772 for economy

Lodging: $100 to $112 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $196 to $238 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Waukegan cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Waukegan Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Waukegan for a week is $2,249-$9,723($321-$1,389 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $78 to $142 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $983 to $2,009 for first class

Lodging: $120 to $235 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $560 to $1,120 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Waukegan for a week is $3,778-$12,726($540-$1,818 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $156 to $284 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,966 to $4,018 for first class

Lodging: $120 to $235 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $560 to $1,120 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Waukegan for a week is $7,556-$22,092($1,079-$3,156 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $312 to $568 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,932 to $8,036 for first class

Lodging: $240 to $470 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $896 to $1,680 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Waukegan Hotel Prices

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

Waukegan 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 Waukegan 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 Waukegan.

 

Flight Costs to Waukegan

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,164 average in early January to a low of $694 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $708. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Waukegan our data includes 1,268 originating airports, and 210 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Waukegan from an airport like Phubai International (HUI) in Hue (Vietnam) for an average $7,990 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Decatur (DEC) in Decatur, IL (the United States) at an average of just $118.

 

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 Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Waukegan, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $470, so you can easily save about 68% 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 Waukegan can easily cost $290 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $20 per person. Private tours can cost $586 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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