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1. Posted by tehsi (Budding Member 47 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi! I will be getting married sometime end of December and would like to plan my honeymoon trip sometime mid or end of January to Europe.

Any suggestions as to places that is really nice and relaxing? And of course, economical as well. I am flying all the way from Malaysia and probably can only spare a week or 10 days for this trip. Thought of just covering a few countries (as I really want to enjoy myself rather than rushing through cities). I have been to Switzerland, Austria (vienna) and Czeh Rep (Prague) but my fiance hasn't been to Europe at all.

I'm currently considering Budapest, Prague (again) :) and probably another neighbouring country. Should I spend more time exploring eastern europe, i.e. spending more time in each cities? than take 3 countries in the span of 8-10 days? I would really like to visit western europe too but I can't do both east and west together. So I got to choose only one side!

Appreciate if anyone can help me figure out what best options I can choose from, be it western or eastern europe.


2. Posted by Ursus (Budding Member 48 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey Tehsi! Although I'm not married yet and have no honeymoon experience I'll try to help you. :) According to the time of your trip most parts of Europe (excluding south parts) could still be snowy with low temperatures. I hope you consider weather conditions by travelling around because it can takes you far more time than in summer. If I were you I rather decide for one country where could you relax and enjoy 100%. There is so many things couples can do in winter as well i.e. iceskating, sledding, go to the spa,... It depends also on location... Would you rather be in cities or country? I think the widest range of winter activities afford Switzerland, Austria and France but they are also the most expensive countries. Maybe Slovenia can be good option for you... ;) A lots of luck, U.

3. Posted by tehsi (Budding Member 47 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Dear Ursus,

Thank you for your feedback.

We actually quite welcome the cold, coming from a hot and humid country. Afterall, it's for a couple of days so, the coldness would be a good short-term change from our routine.

earlier in my plans, I was really 'dying' to visit Italy. Then again, after I find out the cost of living in Italy is relatively high, I changed my mind to Eastern Europe, i.e. Budapest.

Spending the whole 8 - 10 days in Budapest would be a tate too long in my opinion. Probably a few days in Budapest (say 3 or 4 days) then somewhere else for another 2 or 3 days.

Realistically, we can't see all in the span of 8 days but to have a taste of the culture, walk the cobbled stones and feel the cold can also be a very memorable experience (in my opinions).

If you have any more ideas on the places surrounding Budapest where you think I "must see", please let me know.

Appreciate that.


4. Posted by bazsi (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I suggest to go to Szentendre for a daytrip, which is a small, pretty town of a Mediterranean atmosphere and baroque style, full of nice little streets and houses, cafes, art galleries, a marzipan museum and the promenade of the Danube. You could go there by boat or suburban train (Szentendre HÉV).
You should go for another daytrip to Gödöllő. There is the Royal Mansion ( and a market.
It has also suburban train connection from Budapest (Gödöllő HÉV).

For another programmes check this site:

This is very good site about Hungary for tourists.

5. Posted by lugosi (Budding Member 28 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting tehsi

earlier in my plans, I was really 'dying' to visit Italy. Then again, after I find out the cost of living in Italy is relatively high, I changed my mind to Eastern Europe, i.e. Budapest.

Northern and Central Italy can be quite expensive, but Southern Italy is not. So how about a honeymoon in Sicily? :) Excellent food, the temperatures are not too low, beautiful views...

Anyway, Budapest is a beautiful city, so if you decide to go there, I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

6. Posted by tehsi (Budding Member 47 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the insights lugosi, I am sure Sicily is very beautiful. In fact, I think Italy is trully an amazing place. Every cities has a character of its own.

I'd leave Italy to my next visit (one visit dedicated entirely to Italy alone) in order to fully appreciate all its cities and rich cultures.

Due to our pocket-sized bank accounts back home, we intend to visit the following places for our honeymoon: (please feel free to comment on the itinerary where you see fit okie??)

Budapest - 3 days (is that enuf?)
Bratislava - 2 days

Prague - 2 or 3 days (i've been to Prague & Vienna, this is purely for my fiance who hasn't been there).

then end our trip in either Vienna or Munich - 2 days

I don't have the luxury of time as we'll be needed back for work and all (sucks!) but while we're at it, I want to experience as many eastern european cultures as possible. It's too expensive for us to fly all the way to Europe, hence the 'see all we can see' kind of itinerary when we got the chance.

If you have an idea what we must not miss in the respective cities, please do let me know. I'm as blur as can be since this will only be my second trip to europe and my fiance, first. Just like the blind leading the blind! :)


7. Posted by matthew26 (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

maybe i will get married in a year or two, where should i take my wife to be?any suggestions please...