The Best Places
A honeymoon is a holiday that gives you the chance to celebrate and recuperate after a wedding with your new spouse. Whilst some couples simply choose a weekend away in a nice hotel, others plan month-long extravaganzas touring a range of countries or opt for a totally unforgettable experience to commemorate the occasion.
Planning a honeymoon can be a complicated process. This page has everything you need to get started on choosing the best place for you and your partner to travel.
The choice of amazing honeymoon destinations across Europe is vast. You’ve got everything from coastal Mediterranean countries to the dramatic landscapes of Scandinavia and unique places like Slovenia and Austria, with the option of visiting multiple locations in one trip if you have the time.
Plenty of European countries are great year-round destinations, making it a brilliant part of the world to visit on a honeymoon no matter when you’ve planned your wedding. As well as landlocked locations like Switzerland, Austria and Hungary that have plenty of brilliant cities and holiday resorts to choose from, you can also enjoy places like the Croatian islands, the southern coast of Italy and the Norwegian fjords.
Europe is one of the best places for a honeymoon because of the diversity in destinations on offer, with plenty of options for budget travellers as well as those looking for luxury.
If you’ve looking for a country that has diversity in the honeymoon destinations it has on offer, the Americas certainly deliver. In the north you have places like snowy Alaska and Quebec, on the coast there’s Hawaii, Florida and Los Angeles, and in the south you’ve got countries like Peru and Argentina.
Locations in the United States offer everything from city breaks to ultimate beach getaways, whilst honeymoons in Canada are more suited to couples who enjoy outdoor pursuits when they’re away. In South America, you can enjoy learning about new cultures and experience warm climates and colourful atmospheres, whilst island destinations in Central America offer a great alternative to traditional Mediternane beach vacations.
If a safari in the desert is at the top of your list of honeymoon destination ideas then Africa is a wonderful place to visit. Romance and adventure are both high on the agenda, as you can spot animals and explore the landscape during the day and then camp out under incredible night skies with your new spouse in the evenings.
Africa is also home to destinations like South Africa, Morocco, Egypt and Madagascar that offer totally unique honeymoon experiences and are a great option for those looking for something a little bit different. Africa is a great part of the world to visit if you’re getting married in the winter and want a holiday that is full of sunshine, as plenty of countries see hot weather almost all year round.
If you and your other half are particularly keen on getting out and about when you spend time together, an adventurous honeymoon might be right up your street. Classic examples of this kind of trip include sailing expeditions in places like Greece or Croatia, or a road trip around Australia or even New Zealand.
Safari holidays in Africa are very popular with those seeking an adventurous honeymoon, or you can opt for a more exotic adventure and visit somewhere like India, Turkey or Egypt. If historical and cultural sightseeing is more up your street, spending your honeymoon somewhere like Vietnam, China or even Bali will offer a range of different opportunities to visit significant sites and learn more about new parts of the world.
Of course, some couples just want to use their honeymoon as an opportunity to enjoy a holiday that they’ve never been on before, or wish to reject traditional ideas in favour of something quirky and unique. There are plenty of different options out there if this sounds like your cup of tea, from spending your time volunteering in animal shelters to taking road trips between foreign cities and chartering a yacht to explore an undiscovered coastline.
Some of the best honeymoon locations for those looking for an experience out of the ordinary include places like Egypt, Morocco, Oman, Japan or Vietnam that all offer a very different look into a country’s culture. Or you can enjoy trips to off-the-beaten-path locations like Roatán, Slovenia, Malaysia and Georgia for a honeymoon that all your friends will be asking you about for hours when you return.
There’s no better way to start a new year than the adventure that is a honeymoon with your new spouse. January is a great time to plan a honeymoon to a country in the southern hemisphere if you’re looking for warm weather, with holiday resorts in the Caribbean being particularly popular choices for trips at this time of the year.
However, if you’re looking for a very snowy experience then January is also a good time to visit honeymoon destinations such as Norway, Iceland and Canada. Be wary of uncomfortably chilly temperatures and limited hours of daylight if you are travelling to this part of the world, but get ready for beautifully chilled landscapes and romantic walks in the snow.
For more honeymoon inspiration, check out our post on The Best Honeymoon Destinations in January.
February is often thought of as the most romantic month of the year, making it an ideal time for a honeymoon. Despite the cold weather across a lot of classic honeymoon destinations in places like Europe or North America, many couples still go away at this time of the year.
The weather in February is ideal for places in Asia for a warm honeymoon outside of the rainy season, and it’s a good time to visit the Dominican Republic if you fancy a trip to the Caribbean but don’t want to get caught in a hurricane. Australia and New Zealand are both still enjoying their summer season if a tropical climate is not to your liking, with ideal weather for active holidays exploring the country.
For more honeymoon inspiration, check out our post on The Best Honeymoon Destinations in February.
April is an incredibly popular month for weddings, which also means that it’s one of the most popular times of the year for a honeymoon. With warm and dry weather across many popular destinations, the world is your oyster when you’re choosing a honeymoon destination in April.
If you’re looking for some sunshine then the Greek islands, Turkey or anywhere in the Caribbean are all excellent choices for beach holidays. It’s also a great time to visit locations in Europe like Cornwall, Paris, Berlin and Rome to avoid the summer crowds and enjoy very pleasant weather that is great for long days of sightseeing.
For more honeymoon inspiration, check out our post on The Best Honeymoon Destinations in April.
One of the best times of the year to plan a honeymoon is May, where you can enjoy good weather almost anywhere you decide to visit. This month is also part of the ‘shoulder’ season for tourism in most countries, so you’ll be able to enjoy lower prices as well as far fewer crowds of other travellers in numerous popular destinations.
Few honeymoon destinations aren’t strongly recommended in May; it’s warm and sunny in Europe, it’s the dry season in South America, and most tropical holiday resorts aren’t yet heaving with tourists on their summer holidays. Countries in the south of Africa also have excellent weather this time of year, and although the Monsoon season is beginning in some Asian locations, if you travel at the start of the month you’re unlikely to get caught in any serious storms.
For more honeymoon inspiration, check out our post on The Best Honeymoon Destinations in May.
Not only is June one of the most popular times of the year to get married, it’s also one of the busiest months for travel. Many couples choose this time of year to go on their honeymoon so they can make the most of good weather, and although some destinations may start to get overcrowded in June, there are still plenty of exceptional places you can visit.
This is one of the best months of the year to enjoy a beach holiday, and there are plenty of amazing honeymoon destinations out there that perfectly cater to this kind of experience, such as Turkey, Mauritius, Seychelles and the Bahamas. European destinations are also a top choice at this time of year, from the glamorous Amalfi Coast to historic Croatia and wildly beautiful Scotland.
For more honeymoon inspiration, check out our post on The Best Honeymoon Destinations in June.
From the stunning landscapes of European countries to classic tropical archipelagos and unusual cultural cities, the range of different places to visit on your honeymoon in August is vast. It’s a busy time of the year for travel and weddings, but the upside is that you’ll find wonderfully warm weather across most of the northern hemisphere in some of the most popular honeymoon destinations.
Beach honeymoons in August are an excellent idea if you’re after scorching temperatures that never drop below 20°C, with destinations like Portugal, Mauritius and Corsica coming highly recommended. You’ve got the smallest chance of rain when visiting locations like Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District in the UK, whilst Asia is usually best avoided at this time of year because of the rain.
For more honeymoon inspiration, check out our post on The Best Honeymoon Destinations in August.
September is a great time of year to go on our honeymoon if you’re looking to make the most of off-season travel deals. Many popular destinations are still enjoying the good weather that makes them so crowded over the summer but will be much quieter, so it’s a brilliant time to visit cities like Rome, Dubrovnik, Venice, Paris, Barcelona and Athens.
If you’re after an active or adventure-packed honeymoon then September is a great time to travel, as the climate in most places is well-suited to spending full days outdoors without getting too hot. Game reserves in Africa are wonderfully lush with wildlife during the month, spring is beginning across Australia and New Zealand, and unusual locations like Slovakia or South Korea are at their best at this time of year.
For more honeymoon inspiration, check out our post on The Best Honeymoon Destinations in September.
November might not be the most popular time of the year for a honeymoon, but this is all the more reason to travel at the end of autumn if you’re a couple who prefer to visit new places outside of their tourist season. City breaks or hotel packages are a good idea at this time of year if you’re going to be staying somewhere where the weather is less than ideal and want to snap up a bargain, or you can travel further afield to somewhere that wintery weather doesn’t reach.
If sunshine is what you’re after, Florida, Egypt and Oman all come highly recommended on our list of the best honeymoon destinations in November. It’s also a great time to visit tropical islands to enjoy off-season prices in places like Costa Rica or Aruba; ideal if you’re seeking winter sunshine.
For more honeymoon inspiration, check out our post on The Best Honeymoon Destinations in November.
December is a very popular time of the year to go on holiday or a honeymoon, and many destinations tend to get quite busy in the run-up to Christmas. However, it’s a beautiful month to visit destinations that are known for their cold and snowy weather, and a lot of couples feel that there is nothing more romantic than a honeymoon somewhere surrounded by snow.
If you’re looking to escape to a winter wonderland, we recommend destinations like Iceland, Norway, the Alps and Austria where you can enjoy a skiing holiday or just cosy up in a private cabin. Alternately, you and your new spouse might be looking for the total opposite with a hot beach honeymoon, in which case places like Thailand, the Maldives and the Caribbean should be top of your list.
For more honeymoon inspiration, check out our post on The Best Honeymoon Destinations in December.
A honeymoon is one of the most important and memorable holidays of your life, and most people only do them once. You want to pick a destination that is going to match your and your partner’s interests and travel criteria perfectly, so doing your research beforehand and finding the best option is important.
There are so many different options out there for honeymooners, from luxurious relaxing breaks to unusual, exotic escapes and action-packed experiences. Wherever you decide to visit, getting to spend time with your new spouse is a wonderful opportunity, and any location you choose will be made all the better by visiting it with the one you love.