14 days in Central Romania Itinerary

14 days in Central Romania Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Sibiu
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Sighisoara
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brasov
— 4 nights
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Shuttle to Otopeni Airport, Fly to Doncaster/Sheffied, Bus to Doncaster Town Centre, Doncaster Interchange, Train to Durham

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Sibiu — 5 nights

Red Town

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 Muzeul Astra and Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council). Popular historic sites such as Cetatea Alba Iulia and Slimnic Citadel 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 (in Alba Iulia). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Coltesti Castle Ruins, don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedrala Ortodoxa Sfanta Treime, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sibiu online itinerary builder.

Durham, UK to Sibiu is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Durham to Sibiu. Traveling from Durham in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sibiu, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sighisoara.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Sighisoara — 4 nights

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 Centrul Istoric Sighisoara and Art & Crafts. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Fortified Church of Biertan and Fortified Church. Get out of town with these interesting Sighisoara side-trips: Haaz Rezso Museum (in Odorheiu Secuiesc) and Izvoare (Ivo Wildlife Park & Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch). 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 architecture and atmosphere at Church on the Hill.

To find traveler tips, ratings, 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; or take a bus. 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.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
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Brasov — 4 nights

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. Get some historical perspective at Rasnov Citadel and Prima Scoala Romaneasca. Step out of Brasov to go to Sanpetru and see Casa Dinozaurilor Pitici, which is approximately 5h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), kick your exploration up a notch at Parc Aventura Brasov, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rope Street - Strada Sforii, and fly down the slopes at Poiana Brasov.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brasov trip planner.

Drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
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Central Romania travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas