22 days in Bran & Budapest Itinerary

22 days in Bran & Budapest Itinerary

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22 days in Bran & Budapest Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  11​h
1
Bran, Romania
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 12 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

7
nights
Bran, Romania

Bran ©
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. Change things up with these side-trips from Bran: Predeal Monastery (in Predeal), Busteni (Crucea Caraiman, Cantacuzino Castle, & more) and Poiana Brasov (Mountain Postavarul & Valtour Ski School). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), take in the awesome beauty at Moldoveanu Peak, look for all kinds of wild species at Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, and hit the slopes at Poiana Brasov.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bran day trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bran is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Dubai to Bran, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bran

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Sinaia, Busteni, Poiana Brasov, Rasnov, Predeal Monastery
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Balea Glacier Lake ©
Balea Glacier Lake
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle

12
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eger (Eger Castle, Dobo Square, & more) and Balatonfured (Vitorlazeum, Vaszary-Villa, & more). On the 18th (Thu), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner .

You can drive from Bran to Budapest in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. July in Budapest sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eger, Balatonfured
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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