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Top Honeymoon Travel Choices of 2017

Your honeymoon in Europe is a once in a lifetime experience. Sifting through thousands of honeymoon travel options can be daunting. Especially when you’re busy trying to plan a wedding! The happy customers at RoutePerfect have created hundreds of trips this year for their honeymoon travel. From this data we’ve compiled a list of the 20 most popular destinations of 2017. Use this list to help you with your honeymoon travel. It’s one less thing to worry about in your wedding planning process! What are you waiting for? Start planning your honeymoon now!

20. Portugal: Lisbon 

Pack a comfortable pair of shoes for walking in this hilly city! Don’t worry, it’s completely worth it. Soak in Lisbon’s old-world charm, admire the French-style architecture, and make sure to spend some time on her romantic beaches.

Pena National Palace

Pena National Palace, Sao Pedro de Penaferrim.

19. Ireland: Dublin 

Plan your Ireland trip so you can take a walk along Love Lane in its romantic capital! Dublin is known for its great beer, awesome local culture, and proximity to the endless emerald nature of Ireland.

Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin

Ha Penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland. honeymoon travel

18. Austria: Salzburg 

Head to the Alps for the most romantic honeymoon imaginable! For a winter trip, spend your days on the slopes, followed by evenings cuddling by the fire sipping hot chocolate. During the warmer months, you can take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the valleys.

Lovers padlocks on a bridge handrail in Salzburg, Austria

Lovers padlocks on a bridge handrail in Salzburg

17. Hungary: Budapest

With tons of great museums, gorgeous architecture, and amazing castles, Budapest is overflowing with romance! Take a stroll along the river at sunset, and make sure to taste some delicious Hungarian pastries!

The Chain Bridge, Budapest

The Chain Bridge, Budapest

16. France: Nice

A trip to the French Riviera promises romance around every corner. By day you can enjoy the luxurious atmosphere by relaxing on Nice’s pristine beaches, and by night treat yourself to an evening of French-style wining and dining.

Villefranche-sur-Mer

Beautiful daylight view, Villefranche-sur-Mer

15. Belgium: Brussels

I don’t know about you, but the first things that come to mind when I hear “Brussels” are Belgian chocolate, waffles, and beer. A great destination for a foodie couple; eat and drink your way through this glorious city, making sure to check out its wealth of fantastic museums, especially the Magritte Museum!

Saint Mary's Royal Church in Brussels

Saint Mary’s Royal Church in Brussels

14. Switzerland: Zurich

Oozing with culture and charm in your Switzerland itinerary, Zurich promises a fun honeymoon for all types of couples! Go for a stroll along the shores of Zurich’s famous lake while enjoying the breathtaking views and snacking on some Swiss chocolate.

On the top of the tower in Zurich city

On the top of the tower in Zurich city

13. Spain: Madrid

Spain makes its way back onto our list! Take a flamenco dance lesson, sample some spicy tapas, and explore this gorgeous city that is brimming with romance.

Plaza Mayor, statue of King Philip III, Madrid

Plaza Mayor, statue of King Philip III, Madrid

12. Germany: Berlin 

This historical city is making a comeback as one of the trendiest destinations in the world! Visit museums, dine in hipster cafes, and spend your nights enjoying some of Europe’s coolest bars and pubs.

Berlin with the Television Tower

Berlin with the Television Tower

11. Austria: Vienna

The home of Classical Music! This romantic city served as the setting for Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunrise.” Wander the streets of this historic city, admiring the gorgeous architecture, sampling delicious Viennese pastries, and make sure to catch a concert in the evening.

Cityscape with Rathaus - City Hall and Minoritenkirche church, Vienna

Cityscape with Rathaus – City Hall and Minoritenkirche church, Vienna

10. Italy: Cinque Terre

One of the most picturesque places in the world. Hike the trail that winds along five fishing villages, and absorb the beauty of the stacks of pastel coloured houses. Don’t miss out on an authentic Italian experience by exploring its small towns

Manarola village in Cinque terre

Manarola village in Cinque terre

9. Czech Republic: Prague

Head to the top of the hill to admire breathtaking views of the city, visit the castle, explore the Old Town, and finish your day with a romantic sunset stroll across the Charles Bridge: a recipe for the perfect honeymoon!

Panoramic view of Charles Bridge, Prague

Panoramic view of Charles Bridge, Prague

8. Italy: Florence

Another for Italy! But who can blame us? It’s the home of the original love story, Romeo and Juliet! Italy is simply the world’s most romantic country… A honeymoon in Florence promises beautiful art, rich culture, delicious Italian cuisine, and endless romance.

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

7. Germany: Munich

Munich doesn’t necessarily scream romance… but hear us out! Munich is home to magnificent historic architecture, a charming Old Town, and don’t forget the famous beer culture.

Siegestor - the Triumphal Arch, Munich

Siegestor – the Triumphal Arch, Munich

6. Italy: Venice

Italy makes its way back onto the list with Venice! Undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities in the world: bring along a bottle of vino Italiano and enjoy a gondola ride along Venice’s famous canals.

Rialto Bridge in Venice

Rialto Bridge in Venice

5. UK: London

The perfect city for a couple looking for a busy, culture-packed honeymoon! Explore a street market, visit a museum, and top the evening off with a visit to the theater. You can even rent a private pod on the London Eye and cozy up with your loved one, enjoying the views of the UK’s gorgeous capital.

Tower Bridge in London at night

Tower Bridge in London at night

4. Spain: Barcelona

Does your partner want a lazy beach honeymoon, but you want to explore a new city? Look no further – Barcelona has it all! You can split your time between idyllic Spanish beaches and Gaudi’s breathtaking art and architecture of Barcelona.

Park Guell in Barcelona

Park Guell in Barcelona

3. The Netherlands: Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the perfect place for a springtime honeymoon. The city is covered in tulips, and even the locals spend their days outdoors enjoying the perfect weather. Rent bikes and go for a romantic cycle for two along the canals.

Bikes on the bridge in Amsterdam

Bikes on the bridge in Amsterdam

2. France: Paris

There is no city in the world that says “romance” quite like Paris. Stroll along the Seine, sip champagne in the Jardin du Luxembourg, visit the Sacre Coeur (Sacred Heart) Cathedral, and take a romantic photo in front of the Eiffel Tower. You will fall in love all over again on this perfect honeymoon.

Wedding ceremony in Paris

Wedding ceremony in Paris

1. Italy: Rome

Rome, the Eternal City! What better way to celebrate your eternal love than by walking through ancient neighborhoods, marveling at architecture that has stood the test of time – just like your relationship will. Make sure to toss a coin together into the Trevi Fountain to ensure that you will return together to this magical city.

Beautiful Piazza di Spagna in Rome

Beautiful Piazza di Spagna in Rome

Where will your trip be? Let us know where your honeymoon travels take you and we’d love to see pics too! 🙂

 

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    Muna

    September 20, 2017

    Where is nice places in Europe to travel by our car from Switzerland Geneva , Thanks

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      Anna Kingsley

      October 9, 2017

      Hi Muna! There are countless amazing places to visit by car from Geneva, Switzerland. Try checking out our free trip planning tool https://www.routeperfect.com/trip-planner/ where you can indicate what you like to do on your trips, and how many days you plan to travel for. It will make you a personal trip based on your preferences!

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    Adrian Mare

    September 22, 2017

    Good day
    I read this blog, as a matured traveller I love them in detail to the European continent. You have not future South Africa as a honeymoon destination though. Take Kosi Bay, Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger National park. The big 5 and sun and good ingredients superb hospitality and friendly people. There is so many to future in your blog, one country with so many to do!.

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      Anna Kingsley

      October 9, 2017

      Hi Adrian! Thank you for your thoughtful comments. You are correct, South Africa is absolutely amazing! At this time, we do not feature it on our trip planning tool, but we hope to soon!

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    Valarie

    October 9, 2017

    Very nice post. I certainly appreciate this website.

    Keep it up!

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    Queens Town

    October 13, 2017

    Budapest is definitely on my bucket list. Thanks for this list.

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