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
2
Sibiu, Romania
— 2 nights
3
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​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 Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, get in on the family fun at Parc Aventura Brasov, and don't miss a visit to Council Square.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brasov trip tool .

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

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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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 take a spin around town with 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 Trails Tours
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St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
TransyBike - Day Tours ©
TransyBike - Day Tours
Bruno Wine Bar and Bistro ©
Bruno Wine Bar and Bistro

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nights
Miskolc, Hungary

Miskolc ©
Miskolc is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. On the 23rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tokaj Wine Region, don't miss a visit to Avasi Kilato, and then test the waters at Cave Bath of Miskolctapolca. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Diosgyor and then admire the sheer force of Lillafured.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Miskolc trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Miskolc in 5 hours. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Miskolc, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Miskolc, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. 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 Minorita Templom for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bolyki Pinceszet and Thummerer Winery. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle, make a trip to Dobo Square, Head underground at Valley of the Beautiful Women, and soothe aching muscles at Torok Furdo.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Eger trip website .

Traveling by car from Miskolc to Eger takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Eger sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time 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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