33 Things to Do Before Leaving on your Honeymoon

Honeymoon travel tips to do before you leave

33 Things to Do Before Leaving on your Honeymoon

33 Things to Do Before Leaving on your Honeymoon

Whenever you’re taking your honeymoon – whether it’s immediately after your wedding or even a year later – bookmark this page and keep this list handy. Actually, you’ll probably want to keep this list close by for any travel you’ll be doing in the future, whether it’s for your honeymoon or not!

I’ve come up with 33 things you’ll want to do before you travel. Some of these things can only be done the day before you leave, like checking in for your flight or emptying the trash, but many of them can be done in advance, such as filling up your travel size toiletries and making copies of your important documents.

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Most Comprehensive List of Things to Do Before Your Honeymoon

  1. Hire pet sitter/house sitter; create pet sitter instructions
  2. Check travel restrictions of your destination
  3. Buy travel insurance, you will not regret it
  4. Call bank and/or credit card companies to let them know you’re traveling
  5. Schedule a hold on your mail
  6. Find passports and check expiration dates
  7. Make copies of passports, drivers licenses, credit cards, visas, etc. in case they get lost/stolen
  8. Download travel apps such as: Maps.me, Google Translate, etc.
  9. Have frozen pizza or easy frozen meal in fridge for when you get home
  10. Check the weather where you’re headed
  11. Pause newspaper delivery
  12. Send itinerary to family
  13. Put an out-of-office responder on your email accounts
  14. Set up international cell service
  15. Buy meds for allergies, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, etc.
  16. Pay bills that’ll be due while you’re gone
  17. Get cash from bank
  18. Transfer shampoo, lotions, etc. into travel size containers
  19. Charge all devices
  20. Download movies, podcasts, etc. for offline entertainment
  21. Put lights on timers
  22. Deep clean the house
  23. Clean out fridge (a.k.a. eat as much of the fresh food as you can)
  24. Wash dishes and put away
  25. Modify thermostat in house (unless you have a house sitter)
  26. Water your plants
  27. Pack
  28. Snap a photo of your luggage in case it gets lost
  29. Check in for your flight
  30. Change the sheets and make the bed
  31. Empty trash, recycling, and compost
  32. Leave outside lights on
  33. Lock doors


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