17 days in Bulgaria, Romania & Greece Itinerary

17 days in Bulgaria, Romania & Greece Itinerary

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Targu Mures, Romania
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Sighisoara, Romania
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Brasov, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
— 1 night
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Troyan, Bulgaria
— 1 night
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Teteven, Bulgaria
— 1 night
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Dupnitsa, Bulgaria
— 1 night
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Rila, Bulgaria
— 1 night
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Bansko, Bulgaria
— 1 night
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Delphi, Greece
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Kalambaka, Greece
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Litochoro, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca road trip site.

Vienna, Austria to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Cluj-Napoca due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Targu Mures.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge

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Targu Mures, Romania

Targu Mures ©
Târgu Mureș is the seat of Mureș County in the north-central part of Romania. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Tg. Mures, examine the collection at Petry Museum and Workshop, then step into the grandiose world of Targu Mures Fortress, then get lost in a book at The Teleki-Bolyai Library, and finally step into the grandiose world of Teleki Castle.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Targu Mures online day trip planner.

You can drive from Cluj-Napoca to Targu Mures in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Targu Mures

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Teleki Castle
Highlights from your plan
Teleki Castle ©
Teleki Castle
Petry Museum and Workshop ©
Petry Museum and Workshop
Synagogue of Tg. Mures ©
Synagogue of Tg. Mures

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Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Sighisoara Clock Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church on the Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sighisoara Historic Center, take in the pleasant sights at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, then see the interesting displays at Art & Crafts, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Romano-Catolica.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sighisoara trip website.

Getting from Targu Mures to Sighisoara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway ©
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway
Church on the Hill ©
Church on the Hill

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Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Biserica Sfântul Nicolae, steep yourself in history at Prima Scoala Romaneasca, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa, don't miss a visit to Sinagoga Neologa, then make a trip to Yekaterina's Gate, and finally contemplate the long history of Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brasov trip planning app.

You can drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer
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Prima Scoala Romaneasca ©
Prima Scoala Romaneasca
Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer ©
Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer
Yekaterina's Gate ©
Yekaterina's Gate

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Art of Romania, get a new perspective on nature at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at Ceausescu Mansion, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Patriarchal Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bucharest itinerary planner.

Getting from Brasov to Bucharest by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National Museum of Art of Romania ©
The National Museum of Art of Romania
Ceausescu Mansion ©
Ceausescu Mansion

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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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lyaskovets Monastery "Sv. Sv. Peter and Paul", pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Nativita, then step into the grandiose world of Tsarevets, and finally admire the sheer force of Emen Waterfall and Canyon.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Veliko Tarnovo trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Veliko Tarnovo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Troyan.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Lyaskovets Monastery "Sv. Sv. Peter and Paul", Chiesa della Nativita, Emen Waterfall and Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God ©
Chiesa della Nativita ©
Chiesa della Nativita
Tsarevets ©
Tsarevets

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Troyan, Bulgaria

Troyan ©
Troyan is a town remembering the name of Roman Emperor Trajan, in Lovech Province in central Bulgaria with population of 21,997 inhabitants, as of December 2009. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Roman Fortress Sostra, steep yourself in history at Church "St. Paraskeva", then take in the spiritual surroundings of Troyan Monastery, and finally examine the collection at Troyan National Museum of Folk Art and Traditional Handicrafts.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Troyan trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Veliko Tarnovo to Troyan takes 1.5 hours. August in Troyan sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Teteven.

Things to do in Troyan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Troyan National Museum of Folk Art and Traditional Handicrafts
Highlights from your plan
Troyan Monastery ©
Troyan Monastery

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Teteven, Bulgaria

Teteven ©
On the 11th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Skoka Falls and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glozhene Monastery (Sveti Georgi Pobedonosets).

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Teteven itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Troyan to Teteven takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Troyan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Teteven, with lows of 17°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Teteven

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glozhene Monastery (Sveti Georgi Pobedonosets)
Highlights from your plan

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 12th (Mon), ponder the design of Mineral water springs, get engrossed in the history at National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Petka of the Saddlers. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, then admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, and finally learn about all things military at National Museum of Military History.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sofia online journey planner.

Getting from Teteven to Sofia by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Sofia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dupnitsa.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya ©
Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya
Saint Sofia Church ©
Saint Sofia Church
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church

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Dupnitsa, Bulgaria

Dupnitsa
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): hike along Waterfall "Goritsa".

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dupnitsa online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Dupnitsa takes 1.5 hours. In August in Dupnitsa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rila.

Things to do in Dupnitsa

Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Waterfall "Goritsa"

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Rila, Bulgaria

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. On the 15th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rila National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Dancing Bears Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rila trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dupnitsa to Rila. In August in Rila, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bansko.

Things to do in Rila

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Dancing Bears Park
Highlights from your plan
Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park
Dancing Bears Park ©
Dancing Bears Park

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Bansko, Bulgaria

Bansko ©
Boasting the longest ski runs in the country, Bansko offers one of the best ski resort locations in Bulgaria.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat Church and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vihren.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bansko day trip app.

Traveling by car from Rila to Bansko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bansko are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Bansko

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat Church
Highlights from your plan
Vihren ©
Vihren
St Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat Church ©

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Delphi, Greece

Delphi
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Delphi, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Delphi itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bansko to Delphi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Bansko in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Delphi, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Delphi
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

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Kalambaka, Greece

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Agios Stefanos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kalambaka road trip app.

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in August, Kalambaka is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Litochoro.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas ©
Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas
Meteora ©
Meteora
Roussanou Monastery ©
Roussanou Monastery

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Litochoro, Greece

Litochoro ©
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): hike along Mountain Trail Litochoro - Prionia, see the interesting displays at Geological History Museum Olympus, explore the historical opulence of Platamonas Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus.

For maps and other tourist information, read Litochoro journey maker.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Litochoro takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in August: highs in Litochoro hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Litochoro

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Platamonas Castle, Geological History Museum Olympus
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Platamonas Castle ©
Platamonas Castle
Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus ©
Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus
Geological History Museum Olympus ©
Geological History Museum Olympus

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Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, learn about all things military at War Museum of Thessaloniki, see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, then steep yourself in history at Vlatadon Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Litochoro to Thessaloniki takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos ©
Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos
Vlatadon Monastery ©
Vlatadon Monastery
War Museum of Thessaloniki ©
War Museum of Thessaloniki

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