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Ok I have a few questions because I don’t think anyone will look at my trip. but I was wondering what a married couple can do in Europe for a honeymoon? Can somebody give me tips and or advice and anything what to do what not to do. What to look for and where to go. if i need to know locations just look at my Eurotrip plan but any help would be greatly appreciated=) Thank you so much and have a great day.

I am leaving from Iowa to New Mexico to Europe with $15000 for 92 days
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You can do anything you want to do on your honeymoon. You name it. You can tour Italy, or take an Alaskan cruise, or chill out in Bora Bora. You can go to Thailand, or Ireland, or Trinidad…you name it. You can have a “romantic” getaway, or an adventure one. No one here can tell you where to go and what to do. My advice, however, would be this:

A lot of people plan to spend their honeymoons in big cities, particularly cities like Paris or Rome. While I love these cities dearly, they’re still big cities (especially Paris), so I’m not sure spending a honeymoon there is a great idea. As a former resident of Paris, I adore the city, but I don’t consider it “romantic”. So what I’m saying is: don’t go by what tv pop culture tells you that you should do. An excellent alternative to Paris or Rome would be: Maybe spending part of your time in Rome or Paris, and then going to the countryside, maybe in Tuscany and Umbria, or in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Languedoc-Roussillon, or Corsica, maybe rent a car, drive around, explore the villages and the coast. Wouldn’t this be a lot nicer than a frantic big city?

Additionally, a lot of the “quintessential honeymoon” destinations are in South Europe (the part of Europe I know best and love most), so let me know if you have any questions on this part of the world, but by no means is this the only worthwhile part of the world for honeymoons. There’s a whole world there for you, from Chile to China. Go somewhere that captures your itnerests, and where you’d be able to do the activities you’ve always wanted to do with your new spouse.

Let us know if you have any additional questions.

P.S. I noticed in your itinerary you’re headed to Tuscany (Florence) and Corfu. Both of these are perfect for a honeymoon, IMO.


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How do you rent cars? Is there certain requirement? and I’m looking for a little bit of everything adventure, scenery, architectural history, romance, tours, and just plain old fun. so where would the best suggested places where I’m going would be good to go or things to do. I want to make it fun but romantic at the same time.

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And thank you for all your advise=) you replied so quick lol. I literally posted it last this morning around 3 am or so

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Well, it does look like you’ve put a lot of thought into your itinerary (although it still needs to be worked on, because you’re hopping all over the place, unless you’re planning on flying a lot)…but you already picked some great places for architecture, culture, and history. As for “romance”, I’ve never been the “romantic” type, but there are neat things that a couple can do [whether you’re just dating, or been married 10 years] like renting a car, and exploring a compact area on your own. If we look at your itinerary, two places: Tuscany and Corfu, are ideal for this. (You would only need to rent a car for a day or two, here or there. For most places, a car is unecessary [even a hassle if you’re in a big city] and renting one for too long gets expensive])

To rent a car, there may be an age requirement, although I have rented in Europe before I turned 25, so it depends on the vendor. Since you’re a US national (I’m assuming), you need your valid US driver’s license; that’s good enough for most countries, but some countries also require an International Driver’s Permit (even though the vendor may not require this, you may be required to have one should you be asked for it from a police officer.) So make sure you get one, you can get it from AAA, it’s super fast and easy. Go online, find an AAA office near you, one that issues Int’l Permits, bring with you a passport-size photo of yourself, you pay a small fee, and they give you the permit. It’s that easy. When in Europe, walk into a car-rental agency (they’re not hard to come by), and ask for a car. They provide liability insurance, and all that stuff. Only thing is: if you cannot drive manual transmission (as are most cars in Europe), you may want to reserve an automatic transmission car in advance (you can find car rental agencies online or in guidebooks, for the areas you intend to visit). I’ve had luck with finding an automatic transmission car on demand, but there were other times when I haven’t been able to.

On where to go: well, this partly depends on what countries interest you most, and how much total time you have in Europe. If your time is limited, I would say to prioritize which countries you are most interested in visiting on this trip.


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Bus Tours and Dinners in the sidewalk would be romantic and they’re cheapWink

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ok estimating and on average how much does a international permit cost; how long does it last and renting a car how much on average would it cost and is it by day; hour or how does that work

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that is a good point though it is pretty well spread out i should probably sort through it a little

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My wife and I had our honeymoon in Europe….daily travel can be a grind and is not conducive to romace. I would suggest interspersing travel with some extended stays (i.e. maybe rent an apartment in a country home or rent your own villa for a week or so. I like Italy’s Umbria region since it is less expensive than tuscany, but still has the same outsanding scenery.

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ok estimating and on average how much does a international permit cost; how long does it last and renting a car how much on average would it cost and is it by day; hour or how does that work
I think an International Driving Permit costs around $20 US and you need 2 passport type photos. You get them at AAA offices (you don’t need to be a member). Depending on the country, it may not be required, but it’s handy to have if you’re ever stopped or have an accident. What you absolutely, positively have to have with you is your valid driver’s license from your home country.

I would check some rental prices and fine print at Orbitz, Expedia and Travelocity. It can be difficult/expensive to rent a car if you’re under 25, so check very carefully if that’s the case. Renting in one location and dropping off in another adds expense and can nearly double the fee if two different countries are involved. You may not be able to take a car rented in Denmark into Slovakia (or similar restrictions) so read carefully. After you understand a little more and have a basic idea of prices then post specific questions on “transport.”

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Okay that seems pretty cheap=) so how long does a international Driving Permit last usually? And pretty much the renting a car thing is practically like in the US then?

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Copenhagen, Berlin, Amsterdam, Grafenwöhr, Munich, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Sighişoara, Minsk, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Athens, Corfu, Bologna, Florence, Capri, Rome, Paris, London, Manchester, Dublin
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Greggory Michael Gilles-Van Patten Sr.