Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Portugal Honeymoon 2013

Jump to last reply

Hello everyone!!
I am getting married this coming January, however we wont be taking our honeymoon until later in the year. I have so much to ask!! I have been doing as-thorough-as-possible research about where to go, when to go etc.

About the when: We must go after July 1st, so I was considering going during the begining of July or the end of August/begining of September. We dont want it to be excruicatingly hot, but not cool or rainy either. I would also like the country to be more or less colourful and in bloom. When is the better time to go?

About the where: We will be going for a 10 days, we may be able to extend it to 14 days but we wont know until much later in the year, so I want to just plan for 10 days for now.

This is what I have come up with so far, anything from opinions to hotel recommendation are welcome!! We are extremely excited and would love to hear from experienced travellers and folks that have already visited.

-Fly in to Lisbon
-Stay in Lisbon, take day trips to Sintra, Cascais, and Evora
-Take an early train from Lisbon to Coimbra, stay for the day and leave to Porto at night
-Stay in Porto, take a two day river cruise on the River Douro
-Visit Braga
-Leave from Porto back to NY

I am torn between stay longer in Porto or Lisbon, to give a better idea of our tastes we visited Spain two summers ago, specifically Barcelona, Madrid, Granada and Malaga and we enjoyed Barcelona and Granada much more than Madrid and Malaga - that may be telling, if not I can elaborate more later.

Lastly, I was strongly considering visiting Madeira (Funchal) for a few nights, of course I realize that if we only get the 10 days to travel then there is no way to fit it into the itinerary. But if we do go for 14 days, is Madeira really worth the trip?

Does my overall itinerary seem too overwhelming for a 10 day honeymoon?

Thanks a ton to everyone who helps!!!

12 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Japan
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Mar 26, 15 at 02:38 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Inexperienced traveler trying to plan for 2 weeks in Europe!
  2. 2 Iceland lodging costs July
  3. 3 Running of the Bulls and Tour de France
  4. 4 Trans-Siberian Railway
  5. 5 Paris Museum Pass length of life
  6. 6 A taste of Scotland and Ireland
  7. 7 Restaurants near Pantheon in Rome
  8. 8 Hoping to stay cool this summer - any comments on my northern itinerary?
  9. 9 Hotels in old Rome
  10. 10 ABOUT SPAIN
  11. 11 Which area to stay in Madrid?
  12. 12 Great Britain Car Tour Help!
  13. 13 Mont St. Michele?
  14. 14 Best Luggage for Cobblestone/Stairs
  15. 15 Montpellier - To do? To eat? To Shop?
  16. 16 Train from Paris to Avignon
  17. 17 EuroRail- Italy vs. Tickets
  18. 18 Where salsa dancing in barcelona?
  19. 19 Reestaurant Suggestions in Naples
  20. 20 Bologna: Aperitivo Time
  21. 21 Umbria, Marche - where to add extra days
  22. 22 Where to travel during the first week of April in Europe?
  23. 23 St Gervais les-Bains to Colmar: Where to Stop for the Night?
  24. 24 Any trouble using credit card on Bono Turistico Granada website?
  25. 25 Albi/Carcassone
View next 25 » Back to the top