Aug 09, 2017  · National News. Presidential vacations: Which commander in chief took the most time off? Dec 30, 2016. McClatchy reports that President Obama has taken only 217 vacation days. By comparison, McClatchy says George W. Bush took 490 vacation days, while The Washington Post puts the former president's number at 879. However, Obama's trips reportedly cost American taxpayers a whole lot of money. Most if not all stayed at…