15 days in Central Romania, Northwest Romania & Northern Hungary Itinerary

15 days in Central Romania, Northwest Romania & Northern Hungary Itinerary

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15 days in Central Romania, Northwest Romania & Northern Hungary Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
1
Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Sibiu, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Miskolc, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Eger, Hungary
— 3 nights
+3
train + subway + bus + Fly:  8​h
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Turnul Alb will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Mount Tampa and Poiana Brasov. Step out of Brasov with an excursion to Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti in Zarnesti--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, get in on the family fun at Parc Aventura Brasov, explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, and don't miss a visit to Council Square.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brasov online attractions planner .

London, UK to Brasov is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Rasnov Citadel, Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, Poiana Brasov, Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Turnul Alb ©
Turnul Alb

2
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Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Balea Glacier Lake, then don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), and then examine the collection at ASTRA Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): snap pictures at Bridge of Lies, steep yourself in history at Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), then examine the collection at Brukenthal National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sibiu travel itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Brasov to Sibiu in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Sibiu sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Balea Glacier Lake
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ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum
Balea Glacier Lake ©
Balea Glacier Lake

3
nights
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then trek along TransyBike - Day Tours, and then stroll around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cluj-Napoca trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Sibiu to Cluj-Napoca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Miskolc.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Outdoors Tours
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St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
TransyBike - Day Tours ©
TransyBike - Day Tours
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge

2
nights
Miskolc, Hungary

Miskolc ©
Miskolc is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castle of Diosgyor and Tokaj Wine Region. And it doesn't end there: test the waters at Cave Bath of Miskolctapolca, don't miss a visit to Avasi Kilato, and contemplate the long history of Lillafured.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Miskolc online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Miskolc takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Miskolc is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Miskolc are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Miskolc

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tokaj Wine Region
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Castle of Diosgyor ©
Castle of Diosgyor
Tokaj Wine Region ©
Tokaj Wine Region
Lillafured ©
Lillafured

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Eger, Hungary

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Visit The Basilica and Eger Castle for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Minorita Templom and Mineral Bath Swimming Pool Park. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Bolyki Pinceszet, soothe aching muscles at Torok Furdo, make a trip to Lyceum, and Head underground at Valley of the Beautiful Women.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Eger trip planner .

Traveling by car from Miskolc to Eger takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Eger can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eger

Wineries Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Thummerer Winery
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The Basilica ©
The Basilica
Minorita Templom ©
Minorita Templom
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle

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