Are you planning a September wedding? We’ve got all the magical destinations for a wonderful September honeymoon! Whether you want a safari honeymoon, a tropical beach honeymoon, a road trip honeymoon, or a city honeymoon, we’ve got all the top destinations below, so you know where to honeymoon in September!
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For couples thinking about where to honeymoon in September, think down under! It’s the start of spring in Australia which we think is the best season to travel there. While it is still cooler in the southern cities of Melbourne & Adelaide, it’s warming up to comfortable temperatures in Sydney and Perth and its dry season in Queensland and the Northern Territory (to visit the incredible Uluru).
It’s also a perfect time to visit one of the earth’s great paradises in the South Pacific, French Polynesia – home to the iconic island of Bora Bora – stay at the romantic Four Seasons Bora Bora Resort. For practical information and lots of inspiration, check out our Ultimate French Polynesia Honeymoon Guide. It’s also the dry season in the beautiful Fiji.
New Zealand is still good for a winter sports honeymoon, but as the month goes along, spring arrives with longer nights and fresh spring temperatures.
Africa & Indian Ocean
When couples ask us where to honeymoon in September, Africa is one of our favourite continents to recommend. It’s a beautiful time to visit South Africa, one of the most diverse countries on earth. Spring is arriving and temperatures are pleasant. Take a romantic road trip down the Garden Route, visit the beautiful wine regions around Franschhoek, spot humpback whales in Hermanus and then hop to Kruger National Park.
It’s also an ideal time for an epic safari and beach honeymoon in Tanzania and Kenya (find out more about the difference between them here). The magnificent Great Wildebeests migration passes through the Masai Mara in September and it’s still a wonderful time to visit Serengeti National Park.
Consider add on it Mauritius, which is just coming out of winter. This paradise beach honeymoon destination works well on its own or tagged on to a safari honeymoon in South Africa or Kenya / Tanzania. Check out our Ultimate Mauritius Honeymoon Guide. You can also add on Seychelles, one of our all-time favourite destinations for a tropical beach island hop. See our Ultimate Seychelles Honeymoon Guide to dive deeper into this honeymoon paradise with the best beaches in the world.
It’s a great time to visit Namibia for an off-the-beaten-track adventure road trip. Explore Etosha National Park, the Skeleton Coast and the Kalahari desert. Botswana is one of the best safari destinations in the world – Okavango Delta and Choose National Park. Although the waters are getting lower at Victoria Falls in September, which is often combined with Botswana. We’d recommend concentrating on the Zimbabwean side.
You can also swim in Devil’s Pool (if you dare!). You could also consider gorilla trekking in Rwanda or Uganda. Mozambique or Madagascar are also good in September. If you’re wondering where to honeymoon when you’ve been everywhere, maybe one of these fascinating destinations will hit the mark.
September is one of the Maldives’ wettest months, so it is a little riskier to travel there in September. Half the month experiences some rainy days. Consider other Indian Ocean destinations instead – we’ve got the lowdown about the differences between Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius here.
Things are cooling down in North Africa, so add Morocco and Egypt to your wishlist.
If you’re wondering where to honeymoon in September in South America, you’re in luck as spring arrives in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s an ideal time to visit most of the continent. Explore Brazil. The weather is perfect in Rio de Janeiro and you’ll find dry conditions in the Amazon rainforest.
While it’s still cooler in southern Argentina, September is a lovely time to visit Buenos Aires, the wine regions of Mendoza and the canyon country around Salta. Think about combining Brazil and Argentina, crossing the brother at the stunning Iguazu Falls. You could also cross from Salta in Argentina into Bolivia and on to Peru.
It’s also a perfect time to trek the iconic Inca Trail in Peru (book early) and Ecuador is also a great destination for an adventure honeymoon. The Galapagos Islands are a year-round destination. Colombia has a diverse climate system so there is no bad time to visit, although you may get some showers on the Caribbean coast.
North America, Central America & the Caribbean
September is our favourite times to visit North America, so for couples wondering where to honeymoon in September we highly recommend adding it to your list. The peak summer crowds abate and it’s one of the best months for a romantic honeymoon road trip. Consider Canada. A drive through the Rockies will be unforgettable or opt for a romantic train journey instead. It’s still a great month to cruise Alaska too.
The USA is ideal for a road trip and city hop. California is a perennial classic – start in San Francisco and head down the Pacific Coast Highway before swinging eastwards to Las Vegas. Hawaii is perfect for a magical island hop – check out our Ultimate Hawaii Honeymoon Guide.
It’s still the rainy season in Central American destinations like Costa Rica. It’s coming into the riskiest time for hurricanes in the southern states of the USA around the Gulf of Mexico and some Caribbean islands. Although Mexico & Belize rarely have adverse weather, you may get glorious weather or you may get thunderstorms and showers!
The weather is unpredictable, however, many couples travel without issue and you’ll often find great deals on Caribbean cruises, too. Some islands, for example, Barbados & Aruba in the southern Caribbean, rarely experience hurricanes. The Caribbean is great for all-inclusive resort honeymoon packages.
The crowds also somewhat abate in September as European families start the first term of the school year, so if you’re wondering where to honeymoon in September, there are many beautiful spots in Europe including an endless choice of multi-destination honeymoons.
Island hop in Greece. Take a trip down the Amalfi Coast, visit Lake Como or Lake Garda in Italy. Drive through the rolling hills of Tuscany. Visit the south of France or island hop in Croatia. Explore the beaches of Portugal’s Algarve region and relax in the beautiful capital, Lisbon.
Take a city hop through Spain‘s incredible cities like Barcelona, Seville and Madrid, before finishing up in the Balearic Islands of Ibiza or Mallorca. Dine around Copenhagen. Take a romantic honeymoon road trip in Iceland, Ireland, England & Wales. Visit the Scottish Highlands. Ideal for couples looking where to honeymoon in September and want to do something different. Cruise the Norwegian Fjords. Morocco is easily accessible from Europe and cools down in September.
Middle East & Asia
Where to honeymoon in September in Asia? While it is the rainy season on much of the continent, including in favourites like Thailand & Vietnam and Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos and India. The monsoon rains ease towards the end of the month in Nepal and Bhutan. Sri Lanka also experiences a partial dry season.
Autumn arrives in the north of China, which is a lovely time to visit Beijing, although you can still expect some rain around south China highlights like Yangshuo. Autum is a wonderful time to visit Japan. In fact, it’s the second-busiest time of year after spring. It’s also still a great time for Indonesia and, in particular, Bali, one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations. Add on Singapore for a city honeymoon stopover.
The sweltering temperatures drop in the Middle East, but it’s still hot. So if you don’t mind the heat and you’re thinking about where to honeymoon in September, it’s a great time to visit Jordan to see Petra. Istanbul (Turkish Airlines) and Dubai (Emirates) are huge hubs, so if the opportunity arises and you are flying through these cities, we highly recommend a stopover.
You could add on a trip to Cappadocia from Istanbul for a truly insta worthy honeymoon highlight on a hot-air balloon. Check out our Ultimate Dubai Honeymoon Guide. There is so much to do in this desert metropolis. Explore the sights or take a trip to a unique hotel. We’re obsessed with Six Senses Zighy Bay and some of the beautiful desert hotels in the region.
In conclusion, the following is a list of where to honeymoon in September:
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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.