14 days in Central Romania Itinerary

14 days in Central Romania Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Sibiu
— 5 nights
Drive
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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 Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower. Popular historic sites such as Cetatea Alba Iulia and Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council) are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Sibiu: Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (in Alba Iulia), Scarisoara Ice Cave (in Garda de Sus) and Sebes Evangelical Lutheran Church (in Sebes). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Coltesti Castle Ruins, don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată, and see the interesting displays at Brukenthal National Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sibiu day trip planning website.

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Durham to Sibiu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sibiu, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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 The Fortified Church of Biertan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church on the Hill and Saxon Church. Get out of town with these interesting Sighisoara side-trips: Izvoare (Ivo Wildlife Park & Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch) and Haaz Rezso Museum (in Odorheiu Secuiesc). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Art & Crafts, don't miss a visit to Sighisoara Clock Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Fortified Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Sighisoara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Sighisoara are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car 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 Rasnov Citadel. Get some historical perspective at Black Church (Biserica Neagra) and Rope Street - Strada Sforii. 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: make a trip to Piaka Sfatului, kick your exploration up a notch at Parc Aventura Brasov, pause for some serene contemplation at Fortified Church of Harman, and get engrossed in the history at Prima Scoala Romaneasca.

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