Honeymoon Planning Timeline

9 months or more:

  • Start a budget.
  • Start deciding where you want to go.
  • Decide length of honeymoon and choose the dates of travel.

8 months:

  • Hire a travel agent.
  • Research your destination.

6 months:

  • Book airline or train tickets.
  • Reserve your room.
  • Rent a car (if you want to).
  • Apply for a passport (if you don’t already have one). If you already have one, double check the expiration date.

3 months:

  • Review current luggage requirements for your airline.
  • Buy adaptors or voltage converters if necessary.
  • Consider signing up for travel insurance.

2 months:

  • Book tours, theater tickets, restaurant reservations, or other activities that require advanced registration.
  • Make kennel reservations or find someone to watch 
your pet.

1 month:

  • Make a shopping and packing list.
  • Reconfirm all reservations.

2 weeks:

  • Arrange to have your mail held at the post office while you are away.
  • Make photocopies of your passport, credit cards, driver’s license, insurance cards, prescriptions.
  • Set out clothes to pack.
  • Buy travel sized toiletries.
  • Make arrangements for rides to/from the airport.
  • Alert your credit card companies that you will be traveling so that they don’t put a hold on your account for what appears to be suspicious charges.
  • Exchange some money for your arrival.

3 days:

  • Reconfirm flights.
  • Leave a copy of your travel itinerary with a relative or close friend.
  • Change your voicemail and email for work with an “away” message.
  • Water houseplants.
  • Set timers for lights.

Destinations in Maine



Bar Harbor




Katahdin Region

Kennebec Valley

The Kennebunks





Rangeley Lakes