Where To Honeymoon In September

Find the best honeymoon destinations in September with our round-up of the wonderful places you can visit!

Where to honeymoon in September | The Honeymoon Guide
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Are you planning a September wedding? We’ve got the best September honeymoon destinations!

No matter your honeymoon theme or the cost of your honeymoon, whether you want a safari honeymoon, a road trip honeymoon, a tropical beach honeymoon, or a city honeymoon.

If you’re planning a latermoon (aka a delayed honeymoon), we’ve got the best honeymoon destinations in September below, so you know exactly where not, and, where to, honeymoon in September!

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September Honeymoon Destinations In Oceania / The South Pacific

Best September Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: Australia | French Polynesia | Fiji

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).

Drive down the iconic east coast from Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef to the Whitsunday Islands to the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane to the Gold Coast to Byron Bay.

Phew, Australia is a phenomenal September honeymoon destination!

It’s also a perfect time to visit one of the earth’s great paradises in the South Pacific, the heavenly archipelago of French Polynesia – home to the iconic island of Bora Bora.

Stay at a romantic resort like the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora in your own overwater villa.

It’s easy to see why this stunning September honeymoon destination is on the top of many wish-lists.

It’s also the dry season in the beautiful nation of Fiji. If you want a slice of Pacific paradise, this is a stunning September honeymoon destination and you can even stay in an overwater villa.

New Zealand is still good for a winter sports honeymoon earlier in the month, but as the month goes along, spring arrives with longer nights and fresh spring temperatures, particularly on the North Island.

If you’re looking for a cheaper time to travel without bigger crowds or visiting with full-on winter conditions, then September is the month for you.

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September Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

Best September Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: South Africa | Tanzania | Kenya | Namibia | Botswana

When couples ask us where to honeymoon in September, Africa is one of our favourite continents to recommend for wildlife lovers.

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, start in stunning Cape Town, visit the penguins at Boulders Beach and explore Table Mountain. Explore the culinary highlights of this wonderful city.

A honeymoon in September in South Africa is perfect for visiting the beautiful wine regions around Franschhoek and to spot humpback whales in Hermanus as it’s whale watching season.

Top it off with a Big 5 safari in the Eastern Cape or hop to Kruger National Park. Either would be a beautiful option for a honeymoon in September.

South Africa is home to some of the most luxurious and unique safari lodges in Africa.

Check out Kruger Shalati – The Train on the Bridge. See the incredible display of wildlife from above.

It’s also an ideal time for a honeymoon in Tanzania and Kenya (both are incredible!).

The magnificent Great Migration of wildebeests passes through the Masai Mara in September and it’s still a wonderful time to visit Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. See Flamingos at Lake Nakuru.

Add in a stop on the stunning island of Zanzibar or explore Kenya’s pretty coastline. The coastline near Mombassa is dotted with beaches and islands like Diani Beach and the Lamu archipelago, which are perfect for a September honeymoon beach add-on.

Whether it’s a fly in safari or travelling overland in a 4 x4, you’ve so much choice if you’re planning the perfect safari and beach honeymoon in September.

It’s a great time to visit Namibia for an off-the-beaten-track adventure September honeymoon.

Explore the German-influenced Windhoek, the iconic sand dunes at Sossusvlei, go skydiving in Swakopmund.

See incredible wildlife in Etosha National Park. Visit some of the planet’s most remote regions, the Skeleton Coast and the Kalahari desert.

Botswana is one of the best safari destinations in the world – visit Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park in September for a trip of a lifetime.

Although the waters are getting lower at the nearby Victoria Falls, we’d recommend concentrating on the Zimbabwean side if you add these incredible waterfalls on to your itinerary.

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.

Things are cooling down in North Africa, and although still hot, you can add Morocco and Egypt to your wish-list for a stunning cultural honeymoon in September if you don’t mind warmer temperatures. Visit the Pyramids of Giza and take a trip down the Nile.

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September Honeymoon Destinations in The Indian Ocean

Best September Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: Mauritius | Seychelles

We’re obsessed with a beach honeymoon in Mauritius. The island is just coming out of winter and temperatures are pleasant and not too hot.

So for couples who don’t need searing temperatures, September is a lovely time to travel!

This paradise beach honeymoon destination works well on its own as there are some beautiful and luxurious Mauritius honeymoon hotels. However, Mauritius is easily tagged on to a safari honeymoon in South Africa or Kenya / Tanzania (there are direct flights from Johannesburg and Nairobi).

Best September honeymoon destination? Then look no further than dreamy Seychelles. One of our all-time favourite tropical beach destinations. It’s perfect for an island hopping September honeymoon.

You can add this heavenly archipelago to a safari honeymoon, too. Although Seychelles certainly deserves of all the time you have, as a standalone stunning September honeymoon destination. You’ll find the best beaches in the world.

September is one of the Maldives’ wettest months, so although some of our all-time favourite honeymoon hotels are there, it is a little riskier to travel in September.

Half the month experiences some rainy days. This can range from short, heavy bursts to overcast days. Many couples still plan a Maldives honeymoon in rainy season and see hardly any rain but the risk is there.

If you’re uncertain about taking a risk, consider other Indian Ocean September honeymoon destinations instead – we’ve got a handy analysis of the Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius or maybe another destination around the world might fulfil your dreams?

Maybe a September honeymoon in Bora Bora is on your wish list? Delve into the differences between the Maldives and Bora Bora, too!

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September Honeymoon Destinations in South America

Best September Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: Brazil | Peru | Ecuador

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. Take a trip to the afro-city of Salvador. Explore the beaches of Ilha Grande or Buzios.

While it’s still cooler in southern Argentina, September is an enjoyable time to visit Buenos Aires, the wine regions of Mendoza and the canyon country around Salta, so you can still plan an incredible Argentina honeymoon itinerary.

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 for an epic September honeymoon adventure.

It’s also a perfect time to trek the iconic Inca Trail in Peru (so book early!) and Ecuador is also a great destination for an adventure honeymoon.

The Galapagos Islands are a year-round destination, although September is pleasantly one of the coolest months to explore and the penguins are at their most active.

Colombia has a diverse climate system so there is no bad time to visit, although you may get some showers on the Caribbean coast at this time of year.

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September Honeymoon Destinations in North America

Best September Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: California, New York, Alaska, Hawaii, Canadian Rockies

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 or a shorter getaway.

Consider Canada. A drive through the Canadian Rockies will be unforgettable or opt for a romantic train journey instead.

Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper’s lakes and mountains are some of the most beautiful in the world. Visit Toronto and explore Niagara Falls.

Toronto is also great jump off to other destinations like the Caribbean. It’s still a great month to cruise Alaska from Vancouver, too.

The USA is ideal for a road trip and city hop. In fact, there are 50 states to choose from!

California is a perennial classic – start in San Francisco and head down the Pacific Coast Highway to Los Angeles or San Diego before swinging eastwards to Las Vegas via Joshua Tree National Park.

Hop over to Las Vegas (although it’s still hot hot hot) for the exceptionally fun hotels and an endless list of things to do.

Consider Route 66 or the Wild West states like Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado, – explore Native American culture and go stargazing.

Hawaii is perfect for a magical island hop – discover everything you need to know to plan the perfect honeymoon in September and dive deeper into our Maui guide, Oahu Guide and Kauai Guide.

As it’s coming into the riskiest time for hurricanes in the southern states of the USA around Florida, the Gulf of Mexico and some Caribbean islands.

The weather is unpredictable in the region, however, many couples travel to Florida and the Caribbean on a September honeymoon without issue.

However, it’s hard to predict so we’d recommend saving those for winter to early summer if you want the best weather.

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September Honeymoon Destinations in the Caribbean & Central America

Best September Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: Aruba, Curacao, Mexico

September isn’t an ideal month for Central America and the Caribbean. It’s still the rainy season in Central American destinations like Costa Rica, Mexico & Belize.

Extreme weather is rare, although Costa Rica gets quite heavy rains at this time in the popular areas of the country. You may get glorious sunny weather or you may get thunderstorms and showers!

You also get great deals in honeymoon hotels in these destinations, whether it’s a luxury all inclusive in Mexico or an intimate boutique jungle lodge in Costa Rica.

You’ll find great deals in stunning destinations like Jamaica, the Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Antigua, Cuba and on Caribbean cruises, too.

Some islands, for example, Barbados & Aruba in the southern Caribbean and Mexico’s stunning Riviera Maya, rarely experience hurricanes as they’re considered outside of the ‘hurricane belt’. However, they could get residual rain.

The Caribbean is great for all-inclusive honeymoon packages however, they just come with a ‘beware of the weather’ sign at this time of year!

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September Honeymoon Destinations in Europe

Best September Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: The entire continent!

The crowds 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.

We think it’s the September is the best time to have a minimoon or honeymoon in Europe!

Explore the stunning islands of Greece. Explore the vineyards, whitewashed buildings and magic sunsets of Santorini. Book into a Cave hotel with your own private pool. Book into a luxury hotel and dance the days and nights away in Mykonos.

We love the other Cyclades islands, too. Consider Crete or Corfu. Don’t forget to add in a couple of days in Athens to your Greece honeymoon itinerary!

Take a trip to Italy’s Amalfi Coast to stunning towns like Praiano, Positano and Ravello. Take a boat trip to Capri!

Spend a few days exploring Rome and then drive to magical Florence via the rolling hills of Tuscany.

Visit Milan and Lake Como or Verona in Lake Garda in the north. Take a gondola ride in Venice. These are just a fraction of the stunning destinations you can add to your itinerary.

Honestly, the hardest part of planning an Italy honeymoon is narrowing down where to go!

You could also visit the most romantic city in the world, Paris, and take the train to the south of France to explore the stunning French Riviera.

Dubrovnik is one of Europe’s most beautiful city, use it as a jump off for an island hop in Croatia.

Explore the beaches of Portugal‘s Algarve region and relax in the beautiful capital, Lisbon and the northern city of Porto.

With wine regions, beautiful and affordable cities and expansive beaches, Portugal is an underrated September honeymoon destination.

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.

Get off the beaten track in Slovenia. Lake Bled is beautiful and Slovenia is one of our favourite sustainable honeymoon destinations in September.

Dine around Copenhagen and the other Baltic capitals, like Stockholm and Helsinki. Cruise the Norwegian Fjords.

Take a romantic honeymoon road trip in Iceland‘s otherworldly landscapes.

In Ireland, explore the Wild Atlantic Way and finish with a pint of Guinness in Dublin.

Tour the ancient castles of England & Wales. Visit the Scottish Highlands. Ideal for couples who want to do something different from a tropical beach for their honeymoon in September!

Morocco is easily accessible from Europe and cools down in September.

Marrakech has so many romantic riads to choose from. It’s a foodie and shopper’s delight with stunning architecture to boot.

Morocco has rugged beaches and high mountains for hiking, ideal for intrepid explorers wondering where to honeymoon in September.

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September Honeymoon Destinations in Asia

Best September Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: Indonesia & Bali | China | Japan

Where to honeymoon in September in Asia? It is the rainy season on much of the continent, including in honeymoon favourites like Thailand and also Vietnam, 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.

September is quite a wet month for Southeast Asia, with one big exception. It’s a great time for Indonesia and, in particular, Bali, one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations in September!

One of the best things about a honeymoon in Bali is that it is very affordable and extremely fun – there is an endless array of things to do! It should be on top of your list for a honeymoon in September.

Explore the beaches, nightlife, temples and jungle of this favourite. Stay in a luxury hotel or villa with your own pool and treat yourselves to a floating breakfast.

Explore other islands in Indonesia and consider adding on Singapore for a fun city stopover.

Autumn arrives in the north of China, which is a lovely time to visit Beijing and the Great Wall, although you can still expect some rain around south China highlights like Yangshuo.

Autumn is a wonderful time to visit one of our favourite destinations for culture lovers is Japan. In fact, it’s the second-busiest time of year after spring as the colours change.

Start in Tokyo and zip around on the Shinkansen bullet trains to Kyoto, Osaka, Kanazawa and Hiroshima.

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September Honeymoon Destinations In The Middle East

Best September Honeymoon Destinations at a glance: UAE & Dubai | Jordan | Oman | Turkey

The sweltering temperatures drop in the Middle East, although it’s still hot by most standards!

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 and go stargazing in Wadi Rum.

Later in the month, Oman starts to come into its own. With heavenly honeymoon hotels, a romantic mountain interior and lovely beaches waiting to be explored.

It’s one of our favourite underrated honeymoon destinations for September!

Istanbul (with Turkish Airlines) and Dubai (with 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 Dubai Honeymoon Guide. There are so many places to stay and things 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 and romantic hotels with rooftop pools in the region.

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TL;DR? Where To Honeymoon In September Summary

In conclusion, the following is a list of where to honeymoon in September:

Wondering where to honeymoon in September but also need to know about other months? Find out the best spots with our handy weather page chart or discover a detailed breakdown of each month just like this one.

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

Thanks for reading our ‘Where to honeymoon in September’ article. Are you planning a honeymoon in September? Let us know which September honeymoon destinations you have on your list!

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