7 days in Romania, Bulgaria & Athens Itinerary

7 days in Romania, Bulgaria & Athens Itinerary

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Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  4 h
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 day
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Sinaia, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Bran, Romania
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
4
Brasov, Romania
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
5
Hunedoara, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Sibiu, Romania
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
7
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
9
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  7 h 15 min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

1
day
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Acropolis of Athens as well as Parthenon. On the 3rd (Tue), wander the streets of Plaka, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and then steep yourself in history at Parthenon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planning site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Athens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Sinaia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Parthenon ©
Parthenon

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sinaia journey tool.

Getting from Athens to Sinaia by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll set off for Bran on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Sinaia

Outdoors Parks Museums
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few
hours
Bran, Romania

Bran ©
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and then step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bran online holiday maker.

You can drive from Sinaia to Bran in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Brasov.

Things to do in Bran

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rasnov Citadel
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel

few
hours
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Rope Street - Strada Sforii, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), and then make a trip to Council Square.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brasov route maker tool.

Getting from Bran to Brasov by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites
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Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
Rope Street - Strada Sforii ©
Rope Street - Strada Sforii
Council Square ©
Council Square

1
night
Hunedoara, Romania

Hunedoara ©
Castelul Corvinilor has been added to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hunedoara trip itinerary app.

Getting from Brasov to Hunedoara by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Hunedoara, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sibiu.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Colt Citadel
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Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Colt Citadel ©
Colt Citadel

few
hours
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 5th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sibiu online travel route planner.

You can drive from Hunedoara to Sibiu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hunedoara in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sibiu, with lows around 4°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites
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Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower ©
Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bucharest trip maker tool.

You can fly from Sibiu to Bucharest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Bucharest sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Nightlife Neighborhoods
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Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman) ©
Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman)
Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) ©
Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman)

few
hours
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Veliko Tarnovo ©
Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Veliko Tarnovo Province.Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Nativita.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Veliko Tarnovo driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Veliko Tarnovo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiesa della Nativita
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Chiesa della Nativita ©
Chiesa della Nativita

few
hours
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv ©
Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Plovdiv trip builder.

Traveling by car from Veliko Tarnovo to Plovdiv takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites
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"St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Socialist Art, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Petka of the Saddlers.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sofia trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Plovdiv to Sofia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October in Sofia, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple Sveti Nikolay ©
Temple Sveti Nikolay
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

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