Your honeymoon is the first trip you and your spouse will take together as a married couple. Many wonderful memories will be made and amazing photos will be taken from your breathtaking vacation together. There are thousands of beautiful destinations around the world where you can celebrate your marriage, but you’ll want to make sure your destination has enjoyable weather during the season that you plan on traveling. Unfortunately, not every city has beautiful weather year-round.
Here is your guide to the best honeymoon destinations for every season.
You don’t have to visit a tropical destination to have a romantic honeymoon! Paris is considered the most romantic city in the world, making it the perfect place for newlyweds. There’s lots to do in Paris, so there will never be a dull moment – it’s loaded with amazing restaurants, landmarks, and museums. You and your new spouse can get a romantic view of the city at the top of the Eiffel Tower, or go to the famous Pont des Arts and attach a love lock to the bridge.
In the fall there are fewer tourists in the city, so if you hate crowds, this is the perfect time to go. It’s also an optimal time to visit because prices on hotel rooms are generally lower. The weather in the fall is beautiful with an average high of 70 degrees in September.
Napa Valley makes for another incredible honeymoon destination. If you’re a wine-loving couple, this is the place for you. The fall is the best time of year to visit Napa Valley because it’s the time of year when grapes are harvested – you and your spouse can watch the wine creation process together! Why not pick up a nice bottle of wine that you can open for your 10 year anniversary? It’ll be even more special to open someday because you got it on your honeymoon together. There are fewer tourists at this time of year (peak season is during the summer) so you can enjoy more alone time with your spouse.
In the fall, the temperature is in the high 70s, and it rarely rains – making it the perfect weather for an enjoyable honeymoon.
The thought of a tropical honeymoon in the fall may be concerning since it’s peak hurricane season. Luckily, Aruba is generally safe from hurricane season because it’s located in the Southern Caribbean, outside of the hurricane belt. The large crowd of tourists is mostly gone, but the weather will still be fantastic. The temperature in the fall is in the high 80s, so it’s perfect for relaxing and unwinding at the beach.
Southern Thailand is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. Phuket, Krabi, and the Phi Phi Islands are great destinations for your honeymoon because they feature breathtaking scenery as well as unique experiences. You can take a water safari trip, meet elephants, and explore the cities. The weather in the winter is beautiful – there’s less than one inch of rain in the wintertime, so you can enjoy the sunshine with your new spouse.
Thailand is an inexpensive country to travel in, making it ideal for couples trying to save money but still have an amazing experience.
The seasons are reversed in New Zealand – so when it’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s summer down there. New Zealand offers long, sunny days and gorgeous landscapes. New Zealand is perfect for a couple looking for an adventure on their honeymoon since there are so many different things to do. Hike in the mountains, visit a scenic beach, go skydiving, or taste amazing wine.
For couples that love winter sports, why not have an adventure in Switzerland? Even if you don’t take part in skiing or snowboarding, Switzerland has so much more to offer like world-renowned thermal spas, dog sled rides, and paragliding. The breathtaking country is also known for its chocolate – why not give in to your sweet tooth cravings with a chocolate making class or a chocolate factory tour?
Soak up the sun with your sweetheart in the Maldives. The islands are famous for their stunning sunsets. The Maldives is also known for having some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world since there is an abundance of underwater life and coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. Besides snorkeling and diving, you and your spouse can enjoy exploring hundreds of islands, dolphin watching, paddle boarding, and more.
The spring is one of the best times of the year to visit Osaka, Japan because of the cherry blossoms. They usually bloom in the last week of March or the first week of April, but the blossoms can be unpredictable. Unfortunately, it’s a small window to catch the blossoms. Osaka will be heavy with tourists in the first week of April, but after that, it won’t be as crowded.
There’s much more to do in Osaka than just see the cherry blossoms. Explore the Osaka Castle, check out the Shitennoji Temple, or visit vibrant Dotonbori neighborhood.
Japan is a country rich in history. You can easily take the bullet train to other popular destinations like Tokyo and Kyoto.
The cobblestone streets and beautiful architecture of Florence, Italy are sure to create a romantic setting for your honeymoon. Florence is a wonderful place for anybody to visit, but it’ll be especially exciting for foodies, wine lovers, and art fanatics. After all, one of the most famous museums in the world is here! Florence is located in Tuscany, which is one of the best wine growing regions in Italy. There are dozens of amazing vineyards and wine tastings to attend in this region.
There’s generally great weather in Florence during the spring, but there can be a lot of tourists. If you like people watching, this is a plus! Even if it were to rain during your visit, there’s still plenty to do, like visit the Duomo or the Uffizi Gallery.
There’s a reason why Santorini, Greece is a tourist favorite. Its beautiful sunsets and iconic whitewashed villas will take your breath away. There’s plenty to do, from relaxing on the beach to visiting the ancient ruins.
The summer is Santorini’s peak tourist season, so make sure you book at least eight months before all of the rooms on the island are booked. You’ll also get a better deal the earlier you book your room.
Dubrovnik, Croatia has become an increasingly popular honeymoon destination, and not just because Game of Thrones was filmed here. It’s facing the Adriatic Sea, so there’s beautiful scenery everywhere. You can also get a hotel room along the coast with a beautiful view.
Croatia is the perfect honeymoon destination for its stunning beaches, warm, dry weather, amazing nightlife, historical sites, and delicious food.
Hawaii has it all, from black sand beaches to rainforests, volcanoes, and prairies. It’s the perfect honeymoon destination for couples that love the outdoors. You can surf, snorkel, hike, or just relax on the beach.
Hawaii receives the least amount of rain in the summer, with June being its least rainy month. The best island to avoid rain is Maui. South Maui gets even less rainfall than West Maui. The Big Island is the second least rainy island. The Kohala Coast experiences the least rainfall on this island.