The average price of a 7-day trip to Wausau is $1,538 for a solo traveler, $2,762 for a couple, and $5,178 for a family of 4. Wausau hotels range from $63 to $287 per night with an average of $93, while most vacation rentals will cost $120 to $680 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) are between $530 and $762 per person for economy flights and $1,663 to $2,391 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $43 to $107 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 Wausau, WI, US

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

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • August 13th to October 14th
  • October 29th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Wausau is usually late January.

 

Average Wausau Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Wausau for a week is $1,074-$2,224($153-$318 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $43 to $107 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $371 to $671 for economy

Lodging: $67 to $134 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $94 to $114 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Wausau for a week is $2,064-$3,826($295-$547 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $86 to $214 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $742 to $1,342 for economy

Lodging: $67 to $134 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $94 to $114 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Wausau for a week is $3,480-$7,288($497-$1,041 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $172 to $428 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,484 to $2,684 for economy

Lodging: $134 to $268 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $132 to $171 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Wausau

How cheap can you make a vacation to Wausau? The cheapest trip to Wausau is about $122 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 $120 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 $52.

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 Wausau for a week is $851-$1,907($122-$272 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $24 to $48 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $371 to $671 for economy

Lodging: $52 to $63 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $120 to $150 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Wausau for a week is $1,390-$2,914($199-$416 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $48 to $96 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $742 to $1,342 for economy

Lodging: $52 to $63 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $120 to $150 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Wausau for a week is $2,780-$5,288($397-$755 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $96 to $192 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,484 to $2,684 for economy

Lodging: $104 to $126 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $180 to $210 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Wausau cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Wausau Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Wausau for a week is $2,300-$10,887($329-$1,555 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $95 to $235 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $783 to $1,490 for first class

Lodging: $142 to $287 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $680 to $1,292 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Wausau for a week is $3,748-$14,022($535-$2,003 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $190 to $470 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,566 to $2,980 for first class

Lodging: $142 to $287 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $680 to $1,292 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Wausau for a week is $7,496-$24,168($1,071-$3,453 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $380 to $940 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,132 to $5,960 for first class

Lodging: $284 to $574 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $952 to $1,938 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Wausau Hotel Prices

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

Wausau 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 Wausau 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 Wausau.

 

Flight Costs to Wausau

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $762 average in mid December to a low of $530 in late January. Median flight price is $442. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Wausau our data includes 240 originating airports, and 79 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Wausau from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $5,748 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Minneapolis-St Paul International (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN (the United States) at an average of just $212.

 

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 Wausau, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $232, so you can easily save about 44% 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 Wausau can easily cost $360 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $24 per person. Private tours can cost $714 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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