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Four-week winter honeymoon in Europe

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Hi, my fiancé and I will be getting married in November next year and we've decided to go on a four-week long honeymoon right after our wedding. I know it's a tad early for planning but it will make me feel a lot better if we at least have an idea of where we'll be heading (will be busy with work, the wedding and our new place next year).

I've always wanted to go to the Greek islands (Santorini and Crete) for my honeymoon but it seems I'll have to leave the trip to summer in 2015 given that it's off-season in December. I've been doing some research myself and have come up with a list of cities I would like to visit on my honeymoon. Since we'll be on our honeymoon, the criteria for choosing the cities have to do with romance and of course, the time of the year we'll be visiting i.e. winter. They are:

1. Lapland, Finland (thinking of spending 5-6 days here)
2. Prague
3. Budapest
4. Vienna
5. Salzburg
6. Amsterdam
7. Bruges
8. Paris (second visit here so I'm looking at 3 days)

My question: is it do-able? How many days should I spend in each city? I get how some people tend to squeeze many, many cities into their itinerary.. I for one, enjoy being on the move but always make it a point to ensure that the destinations on my itinerary are within proximity when planning for a trip like this (this will be my second trip to Europe - I hope this answers why I didn't include the other romantic cities like Venice, Florence and Rome). Also, if you're wondering why Lapland.. I like the idea of a cosy log cabin with a fireplace and a hot tub, husky dog sledding, reindeer sleigh, ice fishing, snowmobiling etc. I'm certain the fiancé will enjoy these. :)

Activities that I'm thinking of doing in the other cities include sightseeing (not everything, just whatever we would like to see - this usually includes the must-sees), visiting the Christmas markets, café-hopping (nothing like a hot cuppa away from the cold) and well, going for good food and walking along the streets.

With regards to budget, I haven't really given it a thought but we're fine with the list of cities. We don't usually splurge on flights and accommodation and prefer to spend the bulk of our money on anything else. We'll be flying from Singapore and intend to return from Paris (I think it would be nice for Paris to be our last destination and I'm planning to do some shopping there so yeah.)

I would also appreciate it if you could share affordable and not-so-unreasonably-time-consuming means of getting from city to city. We are fine with flying or taking a train (in fact, the fiancé loves taking trains and I would love for him to experience travelling inter-cities via train - this will be his first trip to Europe).

Sorry for the long post and I look forward to hearing from anyone!

P.S. Would it be too much if I add Copenhagen to the list? I just would like to visit the Christmas markets there.. :D

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