49 days in Romania, Budapest & Szekesfehervar Itinerary

49 days in Romania, Budapest & Szekesfehervar Itinerary

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49 days in Romania, Budapest & Szekesfehervar Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Szekesfehervar, Hungary
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Hunedoara, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Turda, Romania
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Sibiu, Romania
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Sighisoara, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Brasov, Romania
— 16 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Bran, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Sinaia, Romania
— 11 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest holiday planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Budapest is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in July, things will get slightly colder in Budapest: highs are around 33°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Szekesfehervar.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Dohány Street Synagogue ©
Dohány Street Synagogue

1
day
Szekesfehervar, Hungary

Szekesfehervar ©
The city of Székesfehérvár, located in central Hungary, is one of the largest cities in the country. On the 22nd (Mon), examine the collection at Hetedhet Toy museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Velence, then explore the historical opulence of Bory Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Viragora Flowerclock.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Szekesfehervar day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Szekesfehervar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Szekesfehervar, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Szekesfehervar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Velence
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Lake Velence ©
Lake Velence
Bory Castle ©
Bory Castle
Viragora Flowerclock ©
Viragora Flowerclock

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
On the 23rd (Tue), make a trip to Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest online visit planner .

Drive from Szekesfehervar to Budapest in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Szekesfehervar in July, Budapest is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Hunedoara, Romania

Hunedoara ©
Hunedoara is a city in Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Densus Church, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Deva, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelul Corvinilor. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Expozitie Inedita: Ev Mediu. Tortura Si Executie and then don't miss a visit to Prislop Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Budapest to Hunedoara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Hunedoara is 1 hour. July in Hunedoara sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turda.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Prislop Monastery, Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, Densus Church, Fortress of Deva
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Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Densus Church ©
Densus Church

4
nights
Turda, Romania

Turda ©
Turda is a city and Municipality in Cluj County, Romania, situated on the Arieş River.HistoryAncient timesThere is evidence of human settlement in the area dating to the Middle Paleolithic, some 60,000 years ago. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turda: Aiud (Bethlen Gabor Kollegium & Aiud Citadel), Ramet Gorge (in Baia de Aries) and Adrenalin Park (in Casele Micesti). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Coltesti Castle Ruins, pause for some serene contemplation at Unitarian Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rimetea Monastery, and explore the engaging exhibits at Muzeul de Istorie Turda.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turda trip maker site .

Drive from Hunedoara to Turda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Turda

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rimetea, Aiud, Coltesti Castle Ruins, Ramet Gorge, Adrenalin Park
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Szekelyko ©
Szekelyko
Coltesti Castle Ruins ©
Coltesti Castle Ruins
Ramet Monastery ©
Ramet Monastery

3
nights
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower and then make a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare). On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Citadel of Alba Iulia and then cruise along Transfagarasan Highway.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sibiu journey planner .

Traveling by car from Turda to Sibiu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Sibiu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Citadel of Alba Iulia, Transfagarasan Highway
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ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia

2
nights
Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
On the 2nd (Fri), make a trip to Torre do Relogio, then take in the views from Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, then get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center, and finally explore the ancient world of Cetatea Rupea. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Palace of Culture, contemplate the long history of The Fortified Church of Biertan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church on the Hill, and finally view the masterpieces at Art & Crafts.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Sighisoara trip maker .

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Sighisoara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Sighisoara, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cetatea Rupea, The Fortified Church of Biertan, Palace of Culture
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Torre do Relogio ©
Torre do Relogio

16
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Baile Tusnad (Saint Anna Lake & Mohos Peat-Bog), Mountain Postavarul (in Poiana Brasov) and Racos (Racos Volcano & Emerald Lake). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Quad Team Building, fly down the slopes at Poiana Brasov, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa, and grab your bike and head to Season Hill.

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Drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bran.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Baile Tusnad, Racos, Valea Zimbrilor, Villages with Fortified Churches
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Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa
Season Hill ©
Season Hill
Mountain Postavarul ©
Mountain Postavarul

2
nights
Bran, Romania

Bran ©
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, then see the interesting displays at Museum Medieval Bran, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape at La Prapastii Zarnesti, get a new perspective on nature at Dino Parc, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Valea Cetatii Cave.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bran route maker website .

You can drive from Brasov to Bran in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Sinaia.

Things to do in Bran

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Rasnov, Zarnesti
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Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti ©
Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel

11
nights
Sinaia, Romania

Sinaia ©
Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sinaia: Lalomita Cave (in Moroeni), Targoviste (Museum of Communism, Manastirea Dealu, & more) and Iulia Hasdeu Castle (in Campina). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cabana Babele, and explore the striking landscape at Stancile Franz Joseph.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sinaia visit site .

Traveling by car from Bran to Sinaia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Targoviste, Busteni, Pitesti, Slanic, Stefanesti
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Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Cabana Babele ©
Cabana Babele

3
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Go for a jaunt from Bucharest to Mogosoaia to see Mogosoaia Palace about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), stroll around Herăstrău Park, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bucharest trip planner .

Take a train from Sinaia to Bucharest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mogosoaia Palace
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Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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