Inspire me: December

Inspire me: December

We've got something for every couple planning a romantic escape this December, including honeymoon inspiration if you're planning ahead.

December's the perfect month for Caribbean sun-seekers, the scorching southern hemisphere or for some Christmas magic in Europe and dazzling city lights in the USA.

Romantic retreats for right now:

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Thailand is a honeymoon favourite thanks to palm-swayed beaches, turquoise water, temples and tasty dishes, and December is the ideal time to visit. Between November and February the northern jungles of Chiang Mai are cool for elephant trekking; Bangkok's hot but not too humid; and the south-west coast (Phuket and Ko Phi Phi) is dry.

Flickr _The Strip _Sam VillaromanLas Vegas, USA

Add more bling to proceedings in the capital of glitz. Winter temps can dip to 4°C - but the atmosphere is sizzling 24/7, especially with all those Christmas lights. Catch a show, win big in a casino or take in the nearby natural wonders with a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. Be whisked off your feet with a fast-paced trip around Las Vegas...

Flickr _Christmasmarketin Stockholm Old Town _Michael CavenChristmas markets, Europe

Think crisp nights, sparkly lights and warming mulled wine, sipped as you meander a fairytale of stalls plying baked goodies. Christmas markets spring up all over Europe from late Nov: try Prague and Tallinn for cheaper treats; Stockholm and Copenhagen for Scandi style; and Bath and Edinburgh for UK breaks.

Need some festive inspiration? Take a look at our 7 romantic Christmas markets, or share a romantic moment with our 10 places to hang a padlock of love

Not quite right?

Check out more December honeymoon destinations or find out what places and experiences the experts rate with our honeymoon advice or there are some Cool Places in the UK too. How about a romantic weekend in the Cotswolds? We've got also got 12 alternative activities in in traditional honeymoon hotspots if you fancy doing something different plus plenty of extra special places to stay, dream islands to swoon over and handpicked honeymoon trips in our Honeymoon Finder.

Want to honeymoon here?

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Sleep in a traditional rice boat in India - find out more honeymoon secrets in Kerala, or check out more December honeymoon destinations.

Get planning:

Where's good in 3 months time... Argentina, Malaysia, or Alaska

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Check out more honeymoon destinations in March:

Where's good in 6 months time... French Polynesia, Iceland, Tanzania

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More honeymoon destinations in June:

Where's good in 9 months time... Croatia, South Africa, New England

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More honeymoon destinations in September:

Want the best honeymoon destinations for next year?

6 hot honeymoon destinations for 2013 and 6 more hot honeymoon destinations for 2013

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