21 days in Romania & Budapest Itinerary

21 days in Romania & Budapest Itinerary

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21 days in Romania & Budapest Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 9 nights
Drive:  12​h
2
Baia Mare, Romania
— 4 nights
train:  9​h
3
Sighisoara, Romania
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Brasov, Romania
— 3 nights
5
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
End: Bucharest, Romania


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9
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hospital in the Rock, Dohány Street Synagogue, Metropolitan Ervin Szabo Library, and other attractions you added.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Baia Mare.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Hungarian National Museum ©
Hungarian National Museum
Hospital in the Rock ©
Hospital in the Rock
Faust Wine Cellar ©
Faust Wine Cellar

4
nights
Baia Mare, Romania

Baia Mare ©
Baia Mare is a municipality along the Săsar River, in northwestern Romania; it is the capital of Maramureș County. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, Merry Cemetery, Church of the Holy Paraskeva, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Surdesti Wooden Church and Church of the Holy Archangels. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Central Baia Mare Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Baia Mare trip planning app .

Drive from Budapest to Baia Mare in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Baia Mare

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Surdesti Wooden Church, Merry Cemetery, Church of the Holy Paraskeva, Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, Barsana Monastery
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Church of the Holy Archangels ©
Church of the Holy Archangels
Merry Cemetery ©
Merry Cemetery

2
nights
Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Darjiu Fortified Church, snap pictures at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Manastirii.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sighisoara trip tool .

You can drive from Baia Mare to Sighisoara in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Sighisoara can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Darjiu Fortified Church
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Darjiu Fortified Church ©
Darjiu Fortified Church
Biserica Manastirii ©
Biserica Manastirii
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway ©
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway

3
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Peles Castle as well as Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sinagoga Neologa and Villages with Fortified Churches. Step off the beaten path and head to Canionul Șapte Scări and Catedrala Ortodoxa Adormirea Maicii Domnului. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Rope Street Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brasov trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Villages with Fortified Churches, Canionul Șapte Scări, Peles Castle, Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
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Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti ©
Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
Villages with Fortified Churches ©
Villages with Fortified Churches

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 16th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at The National Museum of Art of Romania.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bucharest tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Brasov to Bucharest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums
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The National Museum of Art of Romania ©

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