When it comes to planning your honeymoon, timing is everything.
Here's our honeymoon destination picks and the best time of year to visit.
Snow adds sparkle to far-north honeymoons – choose Lapland or Alaska for aurora and activities.
Around India and Southeast Asia is largely blissful – think Keralan backwaters, Sri Lanka, west coast Thailand.
Caribbean is hurricane-free, balmy and beautiful. For luxury, try St Lucia; for adventures, Costa Rica.
Cape Town is a hot city choice. Some parts of southern Africa are rainy; you’ll find cheaper, greener safaris in Botswana or Zambia – just pack an umbrella.
Europe awakes! Beautiful in Paris, Rome, Andalucia’s hills, Tuscany and Turkish coast.
India sweats (though good for tiger spotting); Indochina veers towards monsoons – pick Indonesia instead.
Autumn hits the south – good for exploring. Toast the grape harvest in Argentina’s Mendoza or Australia’s Hunter Valley.
Japan’s cherry trees bloom. China’s a delight: clear skies, pleasant climes.
European hotspots heave – sun seekers should try north Mallorca, Alpine lakes, off-beat Greek isles. Scandinavian days are long and lovely.
Peak months for Peru – it’s dry and warm, but also the chilliest (and busiest) time to do the Inca Trail; try Ecuador and Bolivia too.
Australia’s Top End is dry; Queensland’s ideal in so-called ‘winter’. New Zealand equals skiing!
North America? Time for a national parks road trip. Coast-lovers, consider Cape Cod, northern California or Nova Scotia.
African safari season – dry, good sightings; head to the Masai Mara/Serengeti to see the Great Migration.
Mellowing temperatures and kids back at school mean Europe is lovely – try Barcelona, Sicily, Umbria, the Croatian coast, Cornwall or Provence vineyards,
Fall colours inflame New England and Québec (Japan too); crowds thin at US sights after Labor Day.
South African spring – super along the Garden Route; Namibia’s wildlife is abundant.
Asian monsoons peter out in October – head to the Philippines, Vietnam or Laos.
Cooling days make Oman’s coast and Jordan’s deserts divine.