How Long is a Honeymoon? Finding Your Perfect Length

By Jim CampbellJim CampbellJim CampbellJim is the owner of A lifelong traveler, Jim's wanderlust has led him to spend months living on the Mayan Rivera, instruct SCUBA diving in Croatia, sail from San Diego to Hawaii, and cruise the Caribbean on a catamaran. Jim launched his honeymoon business while planning his own honeymoon in 2019. Since then, he has helped thousands of honeymooners plan their trips through his honeymoon travel agency.Meet Our Team | Updated on February 12, 2024 | Posted In: About Honeymoons

You’re finally ready to plan your honeymoon. The long awaited perfect vacation for you and your love. But what’s the length of your honeymoon?

Trying to determine the length of your honeymoon can be tricky. You probably have many things to consider like how much you should spend on your honeymoon, where you should go on your honeymoon, how to book flights with a name change, and how to take time off of work. Planning your honeymoon in addition to your wedding can be quite stressful. Below is some information that we hope relieves stress and provides some guidance.

How Long Should My Honeymoon Be?

The average honeymoon is seven days long.

We asked hundreds of newlyweds how many days they took for their honeymoon. The longest reported honeymoons were more than 50 days! This inflated the “average” (mean) length of a honeymoon to 8.9 days but both the median and mode were 7 days spent on honeymoon. These honeymooners spent some longer amounts of time traveling to multiple destinations, road-tripping, or going on extended camping trips.

Things to Consider When Planning Your Honeymoon Length

Where do you want to go?

Your honeymoon destination will determine how long you can escape for your travels. If you need to travel far to your destination, this will be a huge consideration for your honeymoon length. If you are traveling to the other side of the world, you will probably want to take some more time to overcome the jet lag and make the most of your time at your destination.

How much vacation time do you have?

Like most people, you will only get a vacation time worth two or three precious weeks. You may not have much paid time off left for your honeymoon. Make sure to include the time you accrue before your honeymoon. Plan around that extra time you need to take off for your wedding day. Hopefully your employer understands that this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip for you.

What are you going to do?

Longer is not always better for your honeymoon. Make sure that you have talked about what you are going to do on your honeymoon with your spouse. You don’t want to strand yourself on an island with nothing to do for a month. Sometimes shorter can be sweeter for those special moments with your spouse.

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