A Travel Price Comparison for United States of America Breckenridge vs. Honolulu for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Breckenridge or Honolulu?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Breckenridge or Honolulu? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Breckenridge or Honolulu?


Breckenridge is a charming ski town that is notable for its quaint downtown area and impressive ski slopes. Most visitors head to Breckenridge to enjoy the winter ski season, so you can expect prices to jump during these times, but Breckenridge also has a lot to offer visitors during the warmer seasons as well. Hiking, mountain biking, and fly fishing are all popular activities during these times, and the prices are usually a bit more moderate.


Hawaii's capital city of Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, is the state's center for government, finance, and transportation. It's also the home of Waikiki Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the state of Hawaii. Nearly one million people live in this Honolulu metropolitan area. This is almost 80% of the state's population. The city is not the relaxed Hawaiian destination that you might be searching for, but is instead a fast paced, cosmopolitan city. In addition to attracting many tourists every year, you'll also find international businesses, military defense and a diverse culture and population.

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Which place is cheaper, Honolulu or Breckenridge?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Breckenridge is $200, while the average daily cost in Honolulu is $284. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Breckenridge and Honolulu in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Breckenridge $106
    Honolulu $183
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Breckenridge $212
    Honolulu $366
Compare Hotels in Breckenridge and Honolulu

Looking for a hotel in Breckenridge or Honolulu? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Breckenridge

Hotels in Honolulu

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Breckenridge Hotel Prices and Honolulu Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Breckenridge $19
    Honolulu $26

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Breckenridge

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Breckenridge:

  • Breckenridge Ski Resort to Denver Airport APA Departure Transfer: $199
  • Denver Airport APA to Breckenridge Ski Resort-Arrival Transfer: $199
  • Breckenridge/Keystone/Copper to Denver Airport-Departure Transfer: $197
  • Breckenridge to Denver Airport (DEN) - Departure Private Transfer: $195
  • Eagle County Airport to Breckenridge/Keystone-Round-Trip Transfer: $186

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Honolulu

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Honolulu are as follows:

  • Rental Car for One Day
  • Airport Shuttle for Two
  • Hilton Parking

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Honolulu

Also for Honolulu, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Arrival Transfer: Airport Shuttle Honolulu and Waikiki or Cruise Terminal: $18
  • Departure Transfer: Airport Shuttle Honolulu and Waikiki or Cruise Terminal: $18
  • Shared Arrival Transfer from Honolulu Airport to Waikiki Hotels: $18
  • Shared Departure Transfer from Waikiki Hotels to Honolulu Airport: $18
  • Shared Arrival Transfer: Honolulu Airport to Hotel or Cruise Terminal: $20
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Oahu Hotels or Cruise Terminal to Honolulu Airport: $20
  • Private One-way Airport Transfer (Honolulu Airport To/From Honolulu): $21
  • Private One way Airport Transfer Honolulu To Honolulu Airport: $31
  • Honolulu Airport Private Transfer to or from Waikiki: $32
  • Honolulu Airport -Waikiki Arrival Private Transfer W/Lei Greeting: $35
  • Airport Private Transfer with Arrival Lei Greeting: $35
  • Oahu: Honolulu Shuttle Bus Transfer to Pearl Harbor: $37

Is it cheaper to fly into Breckenridge or Honolulu?

Prices for flights to both Honolulu and Breckenridge change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Breckenridge $61
    Honolulu $53

Typical Food Prices in Honolulu

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Honolulu:

  • Dinner for Two
  • Lapperts Hawaii Ice Cream
  • Chai's Island Bistro (for 2)
  • Cheeseburger Waikiki (for 2)
  • Matsumoto Shave Ice (for 2)
  • Hot Dog with the Fixins'
  • Sushi Dinner for Two

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Honolulu

For Honolulu, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Hawaii Food Tour - Off The Beaten Path : $150
  • Oahu Da Local's Food Tour: $150
  • Lanai Tabura curated Aloha Plate Hawaii Food Tour from Honolulu: $208
  • Lanai Tabura curated Private Aloha Plate Food Tour from Honolulu: $239

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Breckenridge $94
    Honolulu $40

Tours and Activities in Breckenridge

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Breckenridge are as follows:

  • 3 Hours 30 Minutes Colorado Astrophotography Experience: $260
  • Breckenridge Puzzling Adventure: $35
  • Breckenridge Scavenger Hunt: Breckenridge Adventure: $12
  • Breckenridge Tours - Ghostly Tales : $33
  • Breckenridge Tours - Strange but True: $32
  • Continental Divide Tour: $145
  • Half-Day Upper Colorado River Float Tour from Kremmling: $94
  • Island Kayak Tour Experience in Frisco: $67
  • Real Gold Mine Tour with, gold panning and more: $47
  • Smartphone Driving Tour b/w Breckenridge & Denver: $7.99

Typical Entertainment Prices in Honolulu

For Honolulu, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:

  • Parking for Hike
  • Pearl Harbor Audio Tour for Two
  • 2 hr Dinner Cruise
  • 1 Day Kayak Rental

Tours and Activities in Honolulu

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Honolulu.

  • Waikīkī's Beaches and Royalty: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $7.99
  • Hawaii‘s Historic Kingdom: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $7.99
  • Military and Entertainment in Waikiki: A Self-Guided Tour: $7.99
  • Oahu: USS Arizona Memorial Chief's Narrated Multimedia Tour: $7.99
  • Honolulu In-App Audio Tour: Historical & Cultural Treasures: $9.00
  • Downtown Honolulu Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour: $9.99
  • Waikiki Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour: $9.99
  • USS Arizona Commander's Narrated Multimedia Tour - 23 Stops: $11
  • Oahu: Honolulu 3-Hour Self-Guided Audio Tour: $14
  • Honolulu, HI: Murder Mystery Detective Experience: $15
  • Historic A Self-Guided Driving Tour: $15
  • O'ahu's South Shore: A Self-Guided Driving Tour: $15

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Breckenridge $7.79
    Honolulu $6.47

Sample the Local Flavors in Breckenridge

Also in Breckenridge, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Ridden Fat Bike Beer & Distillery Tour: $85

Sample the Local Flavors in Honolulu

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Honolulu:

  • Shaxi Dive Bar Tour: $37

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Breckenridge and Honolulu, we can see that Honolulu is more expensive. And not only is Breckenridge much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Breckenridge would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Breckenridge and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Honolulu would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Honolulu than you might in Breckenridge.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Breckenridge Expensive? and Is Honolulu Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Breckenridge or Honolulu?

Honolulu has a larger population, and is about 130 times larger than the population of Breckenridge. When comparing the sizes of Breckenridge and Honolulu, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.