Are you planning an August wedding? Let us take you through all the extraordinary destinations for a magical August honeymoon! Whether you want a tropical beach honeymoon, a safari honeymoon, a road trip honeymoon, or a city honeymoon, we’ve got all the top destinations below, so you know where to honeymoon in August!
One word of warning: August coincides with school break/holidays in many regions, so we recommend booking early to get the best deals and availability for August honeymoon destinations.
For couples wondering where to honeymoon in August, the Oceania paradise islands Fiji or French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean should be on your list, as August is an ideal time to visit. It’s the dry season in the incredibly beautiful Bora Bora – find out more with our Ultimate French Polynesia Honeymoon Guide.
It is winter in Australia, so it can be cooler in the southern states of Victoria (around Melbourne) & South Australia (around Adelaide). It’s a great time for winter sports. However, for couples who are looking for warm weather and wondering where to honeymoon in August, Australia can stay on the list. It’s a really pleasant time to visit the vast Northern Territory for sacred Uluru, the Red Centre and Darwin. We love Queensland in winter and you will too, if you prefer to avoid the blistering temperatures of winter. In August you’ll find easy temperatures in the early 20s°C / 70s°F.
It’s the middle of winter in New Zealand, ideal for a winter sports honeymoon on South Island.
Africa & Indian Ocean
Africa is one of the best destinations to consider if you’re wondering where to honeymoon in August. Embark on a trip of a lifetime across the savannah on a safari in the Serengeti and Masai Mara in Tanzania and Kenya (find out more about the difference between them here). One of the earth’s most incredible wildlife spectacles, the great migration, passes through the northern Serengeti in August. There are so many ways to see these magnificent countries. Explore the Serengeti in landrover that turns into a hotel room or a luxury fly-in safari.
It’s an ideal time to visit Botswana. Water levels in the Okavango Delta are high, meaning you’ll find some of the best safari tours in Africa. The peak time for Victoria Falls is from March to May, but you can expect plenty of water falling over the precipice in August. Devil’s Pool usually opens in the second half of the month for brave souls who want to swim at the edge of the cliff. We love Namibia for a romantic honeymoon road trip with a difference. Etosha National Park and the Kalahari desert will be unforgettable.
South Africa is one of our all-time favourite honeymoon destinations. While it is cooler around Cape Town and the popular Garden Route road trip route, it is a great time to visit Kruger National Park.
There are also some more off-the-beaten track destinations worth considering, like Rwanda & Uganda for gorilla trekking and a safari honeymoon. It’s also a good time of year to visit Madagascar and Mozambique.
We’d recommend avoiding the north African countries like Morocco & Egypt at this time of year.
For couples wondering where to honeymoon in August. We’ve got good news! August is a perfect month to visit the paradise islands of the Seychelles – you can find our Ultimate Seychelles Honeymoon Guide here! Explore the best beaches in the world on an island-hop. Combine with a safari in Kenya or South Africa, Nairobi and Johannesburg have direct flights.
While it is a little cooler in Mauritius, it is the dry season and perfect if you prefer pleasant but not too hot temperatures. – you can learn more about this beautiful honeymoon destination with our Ultimate Mauritius Honeymoon Guide. The Maldives experiences wet season from May to October, although it experiences plenty of sunny days during time too – find out more with our Ultimate Maldives Honeymoon Guide. Wondering what the difference is between Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius? We’ve got the lowdown here.
Although it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s still a great time to visit many honeymoon destinations. So if you’re wondering where to honeymoon in August, add this magnificently diverse continent to your wishlist. Brazil may not be a busy as high summer but the weather is pleasant in Rio de Janeiro and the conditions are dry in the Amazon rainforest.
If you’ve had the iconic Inca Trail on your bucket list, August is one of the best times to do it (book early as there are limited permits issued for each month). In fact, it’s of the year to visit Peru. Explore Amazon Rainforest. From Lake Titicaca, tag head over the Andes into La Paz in Bolivia and down through the Uyuni Salt Flats to Salta in Argentina – a great route for honeymoon adventure seekers. In Argentina it is wintertime and bitterly cold in Patagonia, so not ideal unless you want to go skiing. However, you can still experience the highlights of Buenos Aires and the beautiful Iguazu Falls.
Ecuador is also a great destination for an adventure honeymoon. Hop over the Galapagos Islands, a year-round destination and August is one of the less humid months to visit. We love Colombia for a mix of adventure and beach. The climate conditions are diverse in the country.
North America, Central America & the Caribbean
You’ve many epic honeymoon road trip options in the USA too, from Route 66 to California’s Highway 1 are two of the most popular. Stopover in one of the east coast cities like New York, Washington or Boston. It’s also a wonderful time to visit heavenly Hawaii – check out our Ultimate Hawaii Honeymoon Guide.
It is hurricane season in the Caribbean and around the coastal southern US states like Florida. Adverse weather can happen at this time of year, although there are countries in the southern Caribbean like Aruba and Barbados that rarely experience hurricanes. It’s also the rainy season in Central American destinations like Costa Rica and Belize. Mexico doesn’t get too much adverse weather and there are some beautiful five-star all-inclusive places to stay, like Secrets Resorts. However, you might see some rain showers and thunderstorms, although it’s worth noting that many Caribbean islands and Mexico are still popular despite the unpredictability of the weather. You may go and barely see a cloud in the sky.
For couples wondering where to honeymoon in August, it’s peak time for Europe. August is one of the busiest months for travel across the continent, so expect crowds in the tourist hotspots. There are many wonderful honeymoon destinations and a vast array of exciting multi-centre combinations. Island-hop in Greece, Santorini is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Europe, but there are other off the beaten track islands to explore too.
Take a foodie tour of Spain, France or Italy. Take a road trip through Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales. We love Iceland in summer for a romantic road trip with a difference. Take Belmond’s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London to Venice. Explore Scandinavia or the Norwegian Fjords by cruise. If you’ve already explored the other Mediterranean coast destinations and you’re wondering where to honeymoon in August, Croatia or Turkey are superb choices. So much to do, so little time!
Middle East & Asia
For couples thinking about where to honeymoon in August, it’s important to note that the monsoon season has arrived in many parts of Asia, so if you’re not used to humid weather, it can be uncomfortable. Rain and humidity in will vary in strength in some of our favourite destinations and there are better times to visit many of our favourites like Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, India, Bhutan, Nepal, China, Japan, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
However, it is an excellent time to visit Indonesia – explore the beaches, nightlife, culture and history of one of our favorites, Bali. One of the most affordable destinations for a honeymoon in August. Add on Singapore for a multi-destination honeymoon.
It’s hot and dry in the Gulf states of Oman & United Arab Emirates and other Middle East countries like Jordan, so we would recommend choosing another time of year for these. However, Dubai is a big hub, so if you are travelling through to somewhere else and want to stopover for a few days, there are plenty of indoor pursuits like the Museum of the Future, Ski Dubai and afternoon tea at Burj Al Arab. Plus, you can pool off in one of the many luxury hotels with rooftop pools! Find out more with our Ultimate Dubai Honeymoon Guide.
In conclusion, the following is a list of where to honeymoon in August:
- French Polynesia
Thanks for reading our ‘where to honeymoon in August’ article. Are you planning a honeymoon in August? Let us know in the comments which August honeymoon destinations you’re considering!
We endeavour to provide accurate climate information. However, as the weather around the world becomes more erratic and unpredictable because of the climate catastrophe, The Honeymoon Guide is not responsible for disappointment regarding your trip because of adverse weather.