Save hundreds of dollars on your dream vacation by following these travel tips.
Why not spend an extended stay in the Aloha State and visit the Land Down Under?
While the combination itself may sound appealing (for those who don’t want to soak up the sun in Hawaii or Australia), the price tag may make this combination appealing to travelers.
Adding a stopover makes some itineraries more expensive, while others include it for free. However, booking a flight from Vancouver to Hawaii and then his second flight to Australia could result in a significant change from the price tag. You could potentially save hundreds of dollars off the total cost of your round-trip ticket.
According to Google Flights, flights from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Sydney International Airport (SYD) typically cost between $2,250 and $3,900. However, with some planning and using the software’s price calendar to find lower-cost options, it’s possible to find tickets much cheaper than this.
For example, on Air New Zealand, a flight departing from Vancouver on Monday, April 15th and returning from Sydney on Tuesday, April 30th costs $1,385. This price is about $1,335 less than normal.
Include a stopover to Hawaii to keep costs down on your Australia trip
Flights under $1,500 may be a bargain for travelers heading to the other side of the world, but you can save even more by buying two tickets, one to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) can.
A flight from Vancouver departing on Friday, April 5th and returning to Honolulu on Wednesday, April 24th costs $410. His second ticket, a flight departing Honolulu on Saturday April 6th and returning from Sydney on Saturday April 20th, costs $482.
A trip that includes both tickets will cost $892 ($410 + $482). This itinerary includes one night in Honolulu before heading to Sydney, then four nights in Honolulu on the way back before heading back to Vancouver. This includes a few weeks of enjoying Australia.
Find out everything you need to know to plan your vacation from Vancouver to Hawaii in our comprehensive guide.