(Closed) Hawaii or Rome/Paris?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Europe will always be my first choice over any other option, especially in the spring. But 1 week does not seem like enough time to go to 2 of what are arguably the most historic and culturally interesting cities in Europe, especially if you wanted to go to the museums (The Louve alone can take you up to a week!)

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve been to neither, but while I’m normally all about drink-eat-sleep vacations…. I would choose Rome/Paris. Especially since there’s been a break since the wedding (as in, hopefully you’ve had time to de-stress). 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

One week is NOT enough time for Rome or Paris, let alone both. Go to Hawaii.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That’s a really tough decision!!  I’ve been to Hawaii 3x and Europe 2x so far they’re so different yet are all great memories.  I think since you got married on an island though, I’d go with something different and do Europe.   I’d go and experience and different culture and see all that history rather than more beach.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

This is a similar dilemma we had.  i wanted to go to spain/greece and Mr. Meowerson wanted Hawaii.  We decided upon Hawaii because we don’t want to feel guilty if we just sit and do nothing all day- and I feel like in Europe, you have to check out all the cultural goodness and sight-seeing.  I am going to have LOTS of umbrella drinks and do nothing!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve been to both and I would have to say Europe for sure! But I would spend more than one week if you can get away with it! Maybe spend sometime in Paris and then travel to the coast of France to Marseille, Nice, or Cannes for some beach time. As for Italy I would go to Venice over Rome. I felt like Venice was more romantic riding around in a gondola while being sang to by your gondolier. But Rome is also beautiful with all of it’s history. Stay more than one week!!!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Rome and Paris are do-able if you stick to the top tourist attractions. I actually started doing a sample itineray for you…but then figured you are smart and could plan out your days according to what you and your Fiance want to do.

But my one piece of advice (if you are leaving from North America or anywhere else from that Eastern hemisphere) –  Leave on a Friday afternoon or night. The flight to Paris is 7 hours, so you’ll get to Europe bright and early Saturday morning and have a full day at your leisure. And if you have a national holiday in May (Memorial Day?) then plan your trip so that you come back on that Monday. This gives you 2 extra days!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We decided to do Hawaii for our honeymoon and then do a big Euro trip (like 4 months of backpacking) in the next couple of years before we have children. Travelling is super important to us and we are making it a point to see the entire world.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs. Meowerson:  Agree 10000%. I need to be somewhere where I can feel okay sitting on my butt all day…if there is something that I feel I should see, I would have a really hard time not seeing it.

Also, we were told by, like, everyone, that after the wedding we would just want to sit down and relax and I think that’s true for us.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I say go to Europe for the honeymoon and then to Hawaii for your 1st Anniversary – that’s what we did/are doing! πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Miss Orchard:  haha i’m glad we are doing the same thing!  i want to sleep in and not feel guilty.  and then lounge by the beach and not feel guilty.  and then eat for 2 hours and not feel guilty lol.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is a difficult choice, but I think it all comes down to this:  Do you want to relax?  or Do you want to see a lot of sights?

Personally, I’d pick Europe.  But I majored in French/studied abroad in France and love sight seeing and any chance I can get to go back.  The decision comes back to what the two of you want.  You can’t really go wrong with either πŸ˜‰

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