Planning your post-wedding getaway? Find out the best time of year to travel to the most popular vacation spots for newlyweds.
You probably have a long list of must-haves for your first vacation as husband and wife, but when it comes to picking your honeymoon destination, you need to pick a locale based on more than whether or not it has a swim-up bar.
You may be dreaming of Jamaica, but if you're planning a summer wedding, the island destination just won't do since hurricane season spans from June to November. Instead, consider Provence, France, where lavender and sunflower fields are at their peak in July. Always saw yourself enjoying an adventurous safari honeymoon in Tanzania? Then plan to jet set to The Serengeti in October to see everything from lions and elephants to rhinos and leopards return to the area from their migration.
To save big with off-season discounts, consider Cancun in November or Aspen in June — both sites see fewer travelers during these months but have exceptional activities to enjoy, like the Mayan version of Day of the Dead in Mexico or incredible eats at the Food & Wine Classic in Colorado.
No matter what time of year you wed, there's an incredible honeymoon destination that is perfect for you and your new husband. From the classic getaway spots like Aruba, Hawaii, and Italy to more far-flung locales like Fiji, Iceland, and Morocco, we're breaking down the best times to travel to the hottest destinations around the world.
Click through to see a breakdown of the best honeymoon destinations, month by month, so you get the best possible experience on your first vacation as a married couple!Photo: Anse Chastanet; Illustration: Christina Park