How to Plan a Surprise Romantic Trip

Updated: May 14

Have you tried to plan a romantic trip which has been on your bucket list, and just come to realise that your busy calendars don’t match?


No matter if it's to reconnect or reawaken your senses, planning a surprise romantic trip is an excellent way of enjoying travel experiences without distractions. If your sweetheart is the adventurous type, then you can't go wrong with planning a surprise romantic escape. In this guide, we're showing you how to pull this off without your significant other knowing about it until you both arrive!


Porto, Portugal
Porto, Portugal


Make Sure Your Schedules are Clear

If the trip is longer than one weekend, then you'll need to coordinate with your significant other's boss. For example, if their schedule is unpredictable, it's ideal to ask their boss to choose the best dates for them to take off from work.



Choose a Destination

Choosing a destination involves taking your lover somewhere that helps both of you break free from regular routines. It doesn't matter if it's relaxing in a cabana on a tropical island, a historic hotel, or journeying through the desert. The goal is to leave your lives behind for a little while.



Petra, Jordan
Petra, Jordan

Pre-Plan for Adventures and Activities

Your significant other might love comedy shows, exploring with a local, or live music. No matter what the activities are, make sure you pre-plan for these activities and adventures. If your lover prefers leaving schedules open when you travel, make sure that happens. That way, there's plenty of time for cuddle time, relaxation, and rest.




Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Research the Best Places to Eat

If your S.O. loves food, your best bet is to research the best places to eat before embarking on your voyage. People who love food can travel to new destinations, which give them provocative opportunities to indulge in their senses and indulge in new cuisine.




Matera, Italy



Pack in Advance

The best way to make sure you do not forget anything is by creating a packing list. You can also ask your lover to grab a bag and pack a few things before leaving. That way, the things that you both can't live without don't get left behind. Consider packing everything into a carry-on to avoid going through the luggage check-in process.



Fira, Thera, Greece
Fira, Thera, Greece



Determine the Best Time to Reveal

There are a couple of ways you can reveal this surprise romantic trip. First, you can make an excuse for why you need to go to the airport together. You can also tell your lover an hour or so before leaving so they can pack a bag of essentials. Another option is to leave clues during the weeks leading up to the trip.

If you're good at keeping a secret, then you'll have no problem planning a surprise romantic trip for you and your significant other.


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