Narrowed down honeymoon locations…which one is best?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 33
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Sugar bee

We use Costcotravel.com all the time, never had a bad experience. We always book online.

Post # 37
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Buzzing Beekeeper

andersonmn :  Honestly with so little time (6 days) I personally would skip Europe just for the fact that once you take out travel time for me it wouldn’t be worth the money, time and expense for so little in-country days.

I would choose St Lucia for the fact that it is closer and you would have more time to relax. What about somewhere else? Cuba for example is gorgeous.

Also just because you have kids does not mean you can’t take “once in a life time” trips anymore. 

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - The Olmsted

Venice to Florence is a 2 hour train ride.

With only 6 nights it would really be best to just stay in one location. Travel time will cut into your stay. All of the flights I’ve been on to Italy and Spain have been overnight from the East Coast of the US. 

 

Example if 3/6 to 3/12, two locations

3/6: flight to Venice

3/7: arrive AM

Half day: being jet lagged you will most likely not be able to do much sightseeing.

3/8: full day

3/9: full day

3/10: train to next location

Half day 

3/11:  full day

3/12: flight home

This will only give you a glimpse of two locations,  that’s 2.5 days of travel and only 3 Full days to really get out and explore. With spending so much money on flights, I would really recommend going to Italy when you have more time. For this reason I recommend going to St. Lucia. I have heard amazing things but have never been. Many people I know who have been, have said it’s one of their favorite islands in the Caribbean. 

If you are set on Italy, I would stay in one city, maybe go on a day trip to see another area that’s close by. 

 

 

Post # 39
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Helper bee

I was just searching AirBnB for me and my fiance and if you are still thinking Florence as PP have suggested, this looks AMAZING. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2662643 Just a random suggestion since I still had the tab open.

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

andersonmn :  Iceland would be amazing, for the time of year and the amount of days you’re going..I vote Iceland. If you don’t feel comfortable booking your own flights and accommodation I guess just go visit a travel specialist and book through them? Otherwise “going about” booking a trip to Iceland is much the same as anywhere else. 🙂 

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

andersonmn :  Acu Weather will give you a good forcast based on previous averages for a location and date range. http://www.accuweather.com/en/it/rome/213490/march-weather/213490

Note these are averages. After a couple of trips I have leaned that the highs are highs and the temperature will probably be a bit cooler. Freezing is not fun (i have not dressed warm enough in numerous countries) LOL. You will spend a great deal of time sightseeing and will want to be outside regardless of the weather.  After several trips, my advice is to take layers and take a few layering pieces warmer than you think you may need. You will need a rainjacket, very comfortable shoes (something water resistant) and an umbrella. I took fancy clothes and never wore them. 

Hotels there are a little different than the US. Rooms are smaller, buildings are generally older (lots of history). You can get something fancy if that is what you are looking for but the price goes up. 

I think Florence is a great location! Look up the Firenze Pass, it will get you into a million different museums and allows you to climb to the top of the duomo. Florence is full of the works of Michalangelo, standing at the foot of David is pretty awe inspiring. Florence also has great shopping and lots of handmade goods. Tuscany if very close with lots of great wine….. You could easily spend 6 days in Florence/tuscany. 

It takes 2 hours to travel by train from Florence to Venice and there are a bunch of trains daily. You could almost do a (very long) day trip there. Venice is great but you can do it in a day. If you did a day trip you wouldnt have to schlep your luggage either. Something you could do if you are interested.

It is an hour and a half to take the train to Rome. There is lots to do in Rome and you can also go to Capri, Sorrento, the Amfali coast, etc…

My best travel resource is tripadvisor.com. You can find top rated things to do, resteraunts, hotels and there are many traveler blogs. We travel frequently and that is the first place I look. Rick Steeves Europe is also very helpful.

 

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