26 Steps to Plan an Unforgettable Honeymoon
14. Build plenty of time into your itinerary to relax.
“Plan on downtime. Your honeymoon probably isn’t the time for you to plan to go on that walking tour of Europe, where you see all the sights at once. We honeymooned in a gorgeous oceanfront cabin on Vancouver Island, but after we finally arrived from the east coast, I passed out and slept for 15 hours straight. We were both so wiped out by the emotional heft of the wedding that all we wanted to do was go on short hikes in the area and relax in the hot tub or by the fireplace with a good book. That said, after six days in our cabin, we were ready to go have a great time in Victoria and Seattle before coming home!”
“Don’t over plan! On past trips, I have accidentally packed too many activities into each day and it ends up being more of a rat race than relaxing. We honeymooned in Breckenridge, Colorado, and one ‘touristy’ activity per day (dog sledding, massages, etc.) was perfect and gave us plenty of time to hang out just the two of us in the hot tub or at a fun restaurant. Honeymoons should be relaxing, not stressful!”