If the thought of putting together your own honeymoon seems daunting, there are plenty of services that can help. We put three to the test, asking each to create a four-night getaway in San Francisco. Here's how they did.
Whom It's Best For: Luxury-hotel fans who want help booking rooms and ideas on where to eat, shop, etc.
How it Works: Just email email@example.com, and an adviser will request dates, budget, and other details before recommending four- and five-star hotels. You'll also get a link to a curated city guide that you can edit yourself.
What We Loved: Our adviser was incredibly knowledgeable about the hotels and their neighborhoods—and bookings came with extras like breakfast and upgrades. The site's preexisting mapped-out guides are free to use, modify, share, and download.
What Could Be Better: Some guides are more robust than others (and they're always being updated). At press time, London listed 19 things to do, while Panama City had only two.
What You'll Pay: Hotel bookings, guides, and editable maps are free; extensive planning is $250 per week of travel. passported.com
Whom It's Best For: The plugged-in traveler who values insider hot spots and a super-streamlined process.
How it Works: After filling out a quick yet detailed online survey about your trip and interests, you'll receive a one-day itinerary preview. Like what you see? Enter payment info to continue (you'll get your money back if not 100 percent pleased).
What We Loved: The fast response time: Our concierge got in touch within 35 minutes of our request. When a hotel wasn't available in our price range, she offered Airbnb ideas. The easy-to-digest itinerary has a map with travel times (by car, foot, and public transport) and high-quality photos.
What Could Be Better: Journy's itineraries are informed by recommendations by local experts, mostly from the food world. A little more variety (artists or musicians, say) would round it out.
What You'll Pay: $15 per day (with one round of edits); $50 per day for more complex trips (and unlimited edits). gojourny.com
Whom It's Best For: A vacation-home renter who can't give up the comfort of a hotel concierge.
How it Works: Sign up on the site and you'll be put in touch with a concierge, who will plan full itineraries and book rentals through partners like Kid & Coe, as well as arrange VIP experiences.
What We Loved: Concierges have worked for top-notch properties like the Little Nell, in Aspen, Colorado, and experience options are endless, from a sunset helicopter ride in San Francisco to a private art lesson and picnic in Central Park.
What Could Be Better: More destinations; they're currently in just nine U.S. cities. The app—where you can access activities and message your concierge—was a little buggy.
What You'll Pay: Itineraries are free; 15 percent coordination fee for any activities booked. key.co