14 days in Central Romania Itinerary

14 days in Central Romania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Durham
Train + Fly:  10 h
1
Sibiu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Sighisoara
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Brasov
— 4 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Bus + Train:  10 h
End: Durham

5
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Get some cultural insight at ASTRA Museum and Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council). Popular historic sites such as Citadel of Alba Iulia and Coltesti Castle Ruins are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Sibiu: Sebes Evangelical Lutheran Church (in Sebes), Scarisoara Ice Cave (in Garda de Sus) and Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral) (in Alba Iulia). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată, and explore the historical opulence of Slimnic Citadel.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sibiu online day trip planner.

Durham, UK to Sibiu is an approximately 8- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Durham to Sibiu. Traveling from Durham in November, plan for little chillier nights in Sibiu, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Muzeul Pr. Zosim Oancea, Sebes Evangelical Lutheran Church, Scarisoara Ice Cave, Coltesti Castle Ruins
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum
Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower ©
Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower

4
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sighisoara Historic Center and Church on the Hill. Get some historical perspective at The Fortified Church of Biertan and Saxon Church. Get out of town with these interesting Sighisoara side-trips: Haaz Rezso Museum (in Odorheiu Secuiesc), Izvoare (Ivo Wildlife Park & Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch) and Fortified Church (in Danes). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve, examine the collection at Torture Museum, make a trip to Sighisoara Clock Tower, and take in the exciting artwork at Art & Crafts.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Sighisoara online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Sibiu to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Izvoare, Haaz Rezso Museum, Saxon Church, The Fortified Church of Biertan, Fortified Church
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Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
The Fortified Church of Biertan ©
The Fortified Church of Biertan
Church on the Hill ©
Church on the Hill

4
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer. Black Church (Biserica Neagra) and Fortified Church of Harman will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, get in on the family fun at Parc Aventura Brasov, make a trip to Council Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Rope Street - Strada Sforii.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brasov route tool.

Getting from Sighisoara to Brasov by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Poiana Brasov, Rasnov Citadel, Fortified Church of Harman, Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer
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Council Square ©
Council Square
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel