14 days in Central Romania Itinerary

14 days in Central Romania Itinerary

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14 days in Central Romania Itinerary

Durham
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  10​h
Sibiu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Sighisoara
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Brasov
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + bus + train:  10​h
Durham

5
days
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Citadel of Alba Iulia and Brukenthal National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council) and Orthodox Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Sibiu side-trips: Sebes Evangelical Lutheran Church (in Sebes) and Alba Iulia (Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral) & Scarisoara Ice Cave). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at ASTRA Museum, explore the historical opulence of Slimnic Citadel, don't miss a visit to Strada Nicolae Balcescu, and pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată.

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Durham, UK to Sibiu is an approximately 10-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Durham to Sibiu, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Durham in November since evenings lows in Sibiu dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Muzeul Pr. Zosim Oancea, Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată, Coltesti Castle Ruins, Sebes Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum

4
days
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Visit Sighisoara Historic Center and Church on the Hill for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Fortified Church of Biertan and Fortified Church. Explore Sighisoara's surroundings by going to Haaz Rezso Museum (in Odorheiu Secuiesc) and Izvoare (Ivo Wildlife Park & Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Clock Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Saxon Church, examine the collection at Torture Museum, and stop by Art & Crafts.

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Drive from Sibiu to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Izvoare, Saxon Church, The Fortified Church of Biertan, Fortified Church, Haaz Rezso Museum
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Ivo Wildlife Park ©
Ivo Wildlife Park
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
The Fortified Church of Biertan ©
The Fortified Church of Biertan

4
days
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Bran Castle and Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer will appeal to history buffs. Black Church (Biserica Neagra) and Fortified Church of Harman are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, make a trip to Council Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rope Street - Strada Sforii, and get engrossed in the history at Prima Scoala Romaneasca.

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Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Rasnov Citadel, Dinosaur Museum, Bran Castle, Poiana Brasov, Fortified Church of Harman
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Bran Castle ©
Bran Castle
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
Rasnov Citadel
Rasnov Citadel