Forget Paris and Rome! Here are 9 alternative honeymoon routes for young couples

When we say “honeymoon route abroad”, we all know the cities that come to mind first. Although most of them deserve their fame, except for the forced beauty such as Maldives, Dubai, and Ibiza, there are plenty of alternative, romantic and fun alternative routes especially for young couples. We have compiled 9 of these different and attractive routes from Oslo to Budva from different sources.

Porto, Portugal

Portugal’s second largest city, after Lisbon, is one of the rising tourism centers in Europe. Established on the area where the Douro River flows into the Atlantic Ocean, Porto is an ideal holiday and honeymoon spot for every young couple with its delicious food, world-famous wines, magical streets and romantic shores.

Sarajevo, Borna Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina, trying to survive the recent traumas, is a gleaming destination that has not experienced the destructive effect of extreme tourism yet. On the streets of the quiet, beautiful, charming capital city of Sarajevo, you will feel that you are resting while walking arm in arm with your loved one. Vrelo Bosne park, located at the point where the Bosna River starts, is a lush and romantic place where you can hear each other’s heartbeat sounds. Sarajevo has nothing missing in terms of nature sports and night entertainment.

Oslo, Norway

Watching the fjords in the clear waters coastal to the lush mountains by using the cold as an excuse. Add to that the Northern Lights, one of the most extraordinary and romantic shows of nature! In the time left over from the fjord tour, you can take advantage of the colorful and pleasant eating and drinking options of Oslo city center. Bars and clubs where you can meet friendly Norwegians at night are waiting for you.


Mauritius in the Indian Ocean is very close to being as popular as its neighbor Seychelles. An ideal honeymoon address for newlyweds who love sea air and scenery. You do not need a visa for your honeymoon and holiday stay for up to 60 days in Mauritius, which enjoys vast blue, long beaches, tropical fruits and underwater and above sports and entertainment options.

Ohrid, Macedonia

Ohrid, the most popular spot in Macedonia, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In Ohrid, which has the oldest and deepest crater lake in Europe, you can visit the Sveti Jovan Kaneo Church, Samuel Fortress, Ohrid Ancient Theater on the edge of Kaneo Beach, and take romantic walks in the city’s charming and quiet streets. Of course, it is also necessary to swim in the lake and spend romantic hours on the shore.

Budva, Montenegro

Budva on the Adriatic coast is ideal for couples who do not want to give up the vibrant nightlife at night while experiencing an old and calm city charm. While you breathe the atmosphere of a medieval city during the day in this party and sea town, you can sail to the pubs after a romantic meal in the castle.

Rhodes, Greece

The historic city center of Rhodes Island is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. While the stony roads, gothic towers and exquisite churches take visitors on time travel, they promise a colorful and fun Aegean holiday with the warmth of their people, beaches, white city Lindos and taverns. During the day, you can explore the beaches and enjoy entertainment and island flavors in different venues every evening.

Belgrade, Serbia

You can enjoy water, take part in activities and discover natural beauties on the banks of Sava River in Belgrade, one of the European cities that can go without a visa. Ada Ciganlija is the first point that comes to mind. You will rest your soul while walking hand in hand in Skadarlija, where the atmosphere of Belgrade can be called the most loving region, and you will enjoy the beautiful buildings and places around you.

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, which was once the capital of the Russian Empire, accumulated plenty of palaces, bridges, artwork and wealth. St. Petersburg is also known as “Venice of Eastern Europe” since it is built on many channels. Night life is rich enough to appeal to all kinds of tastes in this magical city where you can experience incredible romantic moments accompanied by White Nights in winter and wonderful Baltic views in summer and lose yourself in magnificent museums.

Sources: Tatilsepeti, Gezzio, Pegasus
Images: Holiday cart, WikimediaCommons