10 days in Hungary & Romania Itinerary

10 days in Hungary & Romania Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive
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Timisoara, Romania
— 1 night
Drive
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Sibiu, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sighisoara, Romania
— 1 night
Drive
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Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly

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Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), then make a trip to New York Palace, then step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

If you are flying in from Hungary, the closest major aiport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Timisoara.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Timisoara, Romania

— 1 night
Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County, and the main social, economic and cultural centre in western Romania.The third most populous city in the country, with 319,279 inhabitants as of the 2011 census, Timișoara is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Timisoara Historical Center, unwind over a drink at Cramele Recas, then make a trip to Unirii Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Timisoara online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Timisoara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Timisoara due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Timisoara can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sibiu.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites · Nightlife

Sibiu, Romania

— 2 nights

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of Steam Locomotives, then make a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare), and then see the interesting displays at Muzeul ASTRA. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Muzeul Badea Cartan, make a trip to Castelul De Lut Valea Zanelor, then learn more about the world around you at Muzeul de Vanatoare "August von Spiess", then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Francis, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Ursulinelor.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sibiu online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Timisoara to Sibiu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Timisoara in December since evenings lows in Sibiu dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sighisoara, Romania

— 1 night
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saxon Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Franghierilor, then get to know the fascinating history of Centrul Istoric Sighisoara, and finally don't miss a visit to Sighisoara Clock Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sighisoara day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Sighisoara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Sighisoara sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brasov, Romania

— 2 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Weavers Bastion or Bastionul Tesatorilor, step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, then don't miss a visit to Schei Gate, and finally make a trip to Piaka Sfatului. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brasov Historical Center, then take in the awesome beauty at Muntele Tampa, and then get to know the resident critters at Zoo Brasov.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brasov travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bucharest, Romania

— 2 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then walk around Herăstrău Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Cismigiu Parc, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stavropoleos Monastery, then ponder the world of politics at Palace of Justice, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally shop like a local with Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti".

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bucharest route site.

You can drive from Brasov to Bucharest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Bucharest sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Romania travel guide

4.4
Castles · Churches · Historic Walking Areas
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.