Irish newlyweds spend 67% more money on their honeymoon than regular vacations, according to a new survey by Censuswide. So, what makes Ireland so interesting that these couples prefer to spend that much locally? From breathtaking sea cliffs, rolling hills, luxury castles, and other incredible and romantic scenery, Ireland has something for every couple out there. Whether in a luxurious RV, van, or a classic car, the country’s vastness and variety of scenic power will give you the fun-filled and romantic honeymoon road trip you always craved. But how do you plan to convert all these into a unique and memorable honeymoon?
Getting ready to hit the road
Before you even consider where to drive to, you need to discuss how far you can afford to go. Coming up with a detailed budget is paramount. While at it, make sure to start with crucial areas such as accommodation, fuel, car emergencies, and impulse shopping expenses. To avoid maintenance chaos, make sure your vehicle is in good shape. Have your mechanic check the oil, filters, tyre condition, AC, brakes, and other safety features. If you will be towing your camping trailer, make sure it is intact as well. Your RV may have been sealed up all winter long. If that's the case, take the time to open all the windows, clean everything, check for any leaks, and ensure the electrical systems and all other functionalities are working well. Another thing to include in your plan is emergency food. You need to pack simple snacks like chocolate and energy bites and set aside money to restock them as you make your stops. Regarding entertainment, don't forget to carry a playlist of the most enjoyable tracks that you both relish. However, don't let it interfere with the romantic stories that the environment is whispering to your ears as you drive. It's also advisable to plan for travel insurance depending on your routes, places you are staying it, and the length of your road trip.
Enjoying the romantic destinations of Ireland
If you fancy midnight romance, be sure to drive to King of Kerry and spend time at the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve. On a moonless night, you can see the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy and other clusters that describe pure love and romance. Valentia Island, which is near Kelly Cliffs, has a stunning lighthouse to watch the sunset sea as you stop for ice cream in the friendly sea-towns nearby. Other key romantic areas to visit include, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, and Doolin, which is perfect for romantic photos filled with authentic Irish charm. Your itinerary is not complete if you haven't planned to go kiss the Blarney Stone that is surrounded by a phenomenal landscape to spend romantic hours in. All these places have beautiful accommodation facilities, some dating back to the 15th century. They offer all kinds of budget-friendly and luxurious packages that will make your honeymoon road trip memorable.
No rule says you have to board a plane after your wedding – going on a road trip could be better. Planning your perfect Irish honeymoon road trip does not have to be complicated. All you need is a detailed and timely budget and a well-researched itinerary. You can leverage road trips apps to provide further tips and suggestions. With Ireland’s scenery, fantastic food, welcoming people, and diversity of experiences, you do not have to take the typical vacation abroad.