How Much Time did President Obama Spend on Vacations While in Office? Mike Vance December 8, 2016 News President Obama can assure himself he has spent plenty of time vacationing. How much time did President Obama spend on vacations while in office? On Wednesday, Judicial Watch announced that the Obamas spent an incredible $85,029,819 on not-strictly-business travel since Obama went into office. What's worse is the spending spree is not finished. Obama has one last taxpayer-funded Christmas vacation to blow through. It's Finally Over... At least it is finally over. Like and share on Facebook if you are completely disgusted by the vacationing of the Obamas.