Oooooh I could talk for ages about this! KatNyc2011 just went to Paris – maybe she has some tips. I’ll try to remember to PM her and tell her to come talk to you.
As for me and my advice…..
Venice – just don’t make plans. It is beautiful and you WILL get lost. Just walka round, soak it up. It is m favourite city in the world. Now, this might sound really stupid but I NEVER realised Venice was an island until I went there. A lot of tourists don’t sleep in Venice, they sleep in Mestre, which is on the mainland not the island of Venice. It is super easy to get from mestre to Venice – you just catch a bus that goes across a long bridge over the sea. You can also get the train, in which case it only takes a few minutes but it is more expensive. Mestre is much cheaper to stay in than Venice, so it has that going for it. I actually stayed at a campsite in Fusina (which is a bus ride away from Mestre) and it honestly did not feel like a chore AT ALL to travel to Venice each day to explore. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the campsite for your honeymoon as it can be full of young people drinking and dancing at the campsite club – or maybe that’s your scene but it doesn’t sound honeymoonish to me. But I’d definitely say look at accommodation in Mestre, anyway, rather than Venice.
Rome, hmmm, I stayed at a campsite there as well but it was a mission to get to. So much of a mission, in fact, that on our first night it was too late for us to be able to get there so we had to stay in a hotel at the last-minute. Some guy on the street wanted to recommend hotels to us – I tried ignoring him, I didn’t trust him one little bit, but actually he took us to a fancypants hotel, we got a really cheap deal because HE, the stranger, negotiated the price for us, we didn’t pay him a single penny for his service (I guess maybe all the hotels he supports give him commission? Because this was not the only place in his info book) and we got free buffet breakfast in the morning. Serious win. The only problem is I have no idea what the place was called but it was a couple of streets away from the main train station in Rome. Must-dos in Rome: The Colosseum, of course, but it is actually very gory, the things you read about what used to happen there. I was pretty shocked, haha. I mean, it is just a landmark, and your photos will look like everyone else’s photos, but I guess that’s that. Fontana dei Trevi is amazing at sunset. Go there. I never went to the Vatican because it closes around half 3. Definitely go EARLY if you go there. And St. Peter’s Square is really just a landmark, too, but obvs cool if you’re Catholic. I liked the statues there a lot. I’d say wonder a bit in Rome too – there were some cool street-performers and such. (But not as cool as in Sorrento at night-time – I REALLY recommend that you, and indeed everyone in the world, goes to Sorrento… but I guess you already picked your 3 honeymoon places.)
Must-dos in Paris: I guess the Eiffel tower, but I also guess you thought of that. Disneyland?! Haha. There are loads, I will let someone who knows Paris better than I do fill you in, as I haven’t been since me and SO went for Valentine’s Day waaaaay back when I was 14. (I wish I still had romantic Valentine’s Days like that!!) 🙂 Accommodation-wise, I stayed at an Irish hostel called The Three Ducks (I think). Don’t go there! It is bunk beds and strangers and people getting drunk (Irish should have given us a clue) and loudness into the early hours. Not very honeymoonish.
I’m sure I’ll think of more stuff and if you have any questions just ask! 🙂