(Closed) Paris and Italy Honeymoon– where to first??

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We went to Paris, Florence, Venice and Siena– but I’ve been to Rome on a previous trip. We started in France both times we went to those cities, but I’d say either would be great! Honestly– I don’t think you can go wrong with either route– so go with the one that saves you money, then you can spend it on your HM!

Post # 4
2867 posts
Sugar bee

Italy is a bigger deal to me, so I’d much rather stay there longer and spend a short time period in Paris.  I’m not experienced in this but my Fiance has been to Europe twice and said that he could have spent more time in Italy and less time in London and Paris.

Post # 5
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - University of Toronto Faculty Club

Go with what’s cheaper.  It won’t make any difference.

Post # 7
2681 posts
Sugar bee

I would say to go to the place you want to go most last.  When I went to Australia we went to Cairns, Sydney and Melbourne.  I was most looking forward to Sydney and Melbourne ended up being not as great as we though it was going to be.  We all wished we wouldve ended with Sydney.  If you dont have a preference, go with what is cheapest 🙂

Post # 8
746 posts
Busy bee

If there is a HUGE price difference, then I’d recommend going with the least expensive route.  If not, then naangel55 has great advice to end with the place you want most to see.  Also, don’t forget to purchase your train tickets for the longer haul route like Paris-Venice (usually available about 60 or 90 days in advance).  You don’t want to just “wing it” with an overnight train in case they’re sold out.  It could cause a domino effect of other travel delays (missed check-in dates at hotels, tours, etc.).  Buon viaggio/Bon voyage!

Post # 9
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think Paris is so romantic.  Ending your honeymoon there would be so nice.  Just be sure to do like the other posters suggest and make sure the train schedule is good for you.

Post # 10
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think it makes a difference – your honeymoon sounds wonderful!  We’re driving through Switzerland, the South of France and Northern Italy.  Enjoy!

Post # 11
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have heard that the airport in Rome is the worst ever–horrible organization; hard to figure out/find your gate; delayed/missed flights, etc. (This from my SIL and brother who did their honeymoon in Europe recently.) Sounds like a perfectly fine airport to fly into, but not out of. So it sounds like it would be both cheaper and easier to fly into Rome and out of Paris.

Post # 12
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ Catstax: I agree with what you’ve heard.  The airport in Rome can get CRAZY as opposed to Paris’ (CDG) which is huge, yet organized and pretttyy lol

Post # 13
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I think you’ll be fine starting in Rome, beginning your marriage in the Eternal city must be good juju. Keep in mind the weather should be slightly warmer in Rome than Paris in October which may be a nice start. From my experience, I would plan to spend the most days in Rome. I did a Rome-Florence-Venice-Milan trip (don’t worry you are not missing much  by skipping Milan). Along the way, we heard that Venice did not need the 3 days we had planned so we spent an extra day in Florence and took the train to Pisa. If you have an extra day, it’s a really easy train ride to Pisa and, IMO, so worth it. Sounds like you will have a great trip!

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