60 days in Romania & Hungary Itinerary

60 days in Romania & Hungary Itinerary

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Bucharest, Romania
— 5 nights
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Curtea de Arges, Romania
— 1 night
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Brasov, Romania
— 5 nights
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Sighisoara, Romania
— 5 nights
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Sibiu, Romania
— 5 nights
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 4 nights
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Hunedoara, Romania
— 4 nights
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Baile Herculane, Romania
— 1 night
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Timisoara, Romania
— 4 nights
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Pecs, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Heviz, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Esztergom, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Eger, Hungary
— 6 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
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Bucharest, Romania

— 5 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Herăstrău Park and Palace of Parliament. Explore Bucharest's surroundings by going to Therme București (in Balotesti), Snagov Club - Pool Bar (in Snagov) and Mogosoaia Palace (in Mogosoaia). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery, take in nature's colorful creations at Cismigiu Parc, and walk around Tineretului Park.

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Fort Lauderdale, USA to Bucharest is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in August, Bucharest is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:

Curtea de Arges, Romania

— 1 night
Curtea de Argeș is a city in Romania on the right bank of the Argeş River, where it flows through a valley of the lower Carpathians (the Făgăraș Mountains), on the railway from Pitești to the Turnu Roșu Pass. On the 26th (Thu), admire the engineering at Vidraru Dam and then take a memorable drive along Transfagarasan Highway.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Curtea de Arges trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Bucharest to Curtea de Arges by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Bucharest, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Curtea de Arges, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Brasov, Romania

— 5 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Peles Castle and Manastirea Sinaia. Explore Brasov's surroundings by going to La Prapastii Zarnesti (in Zarnesti), Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and Podul cu flori (in Sinaia). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Muntele Tampa, take in breathtaking views at Canionul Șapte Scări, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Predeal Monastery, and make a trip to Piaka Sfatului.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brasov travel planning tool.

Getting from Curtea de Arges to Brasov by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:

Sighisoara, Romania

— 5 nights
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centrul Istoric Sighisoara and Complexul de Agrement. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sighisoara: Darjiu Fortified Church (in Darjiu), Biserica Fortificata din Richis (in Richis) and Racos (Emerald Lake & Racos Volcano). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sighisoara Clock Tower, learn about all things military at Weapon Museum, view the masterpieces at Art & Crafts, and stop by The Spoonman.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sighisoara travel planning site.

You can drive from Brasov to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Sighisoara can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 5:

Sibiu, Romania

— 5 nights

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Big Square (Piata Mare) and Moldoveanu Peak. Venture out of the city with trips to Transalpina (in Gorj County), Village Museum of Valcea County (in Ramnicu Valcea) and Calimanesti (Turnu Monastery & Ostrov Monastery). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Muzeul ASTRA, don't miss a visit to Bridge of Lies, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centrul Istoric, and admire the landmark architecture of Biserica fortificata din Cristian.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sibiu holiday planner.

Getting from Sighisoara to Sibiu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Sibiu sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sibiu

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

— 4 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Salina Turda and Bridal Veil Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Cluj-Napoca side-trips: Gradina Zmeilor (in Gilgau) and Ratiu Center for Democracy (in Turda). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Gradina Botanica "Alexandru Borza", pause for some serene contemplation at Catedrala Sfantul Mihail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheile Turzii, and admire the masterpieces at Muzeul de Arta.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cluj-Napoca road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Cluj-Napoca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

Hunedoara, Romania

— 4 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Castelul Corvinilor and Parcul National Retezat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hunedoara: Petrosani (Pestera Bolii & Varful Parangul Mic), Densus Church (in Densus) and Colt Church (in Rau de Mori).

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hunedoara sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Hunedoara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Hunedoara sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Baile Herculane.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

Baile Herculane, Romania

— 1 night
Băile Herculane is a town in Romanian Banat, in Caraș-Severin County, situated in the valley of the Cerna River, between the Mehedinți Mountains to the east and the Cerna Mountains to the west, elevation 168 meters. On the 19th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Domogled.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Baile Herculane holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Hunedoara to Baile Herculane in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Timisoara.

Things to do in Baile Herculane

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Timisoara, Romania

— 4 nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Unirii Square and Malul Muresului. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Timisoara: Arad (Biserica Rosie, Trajan Bridge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church, don't miss a visit to Piata Victoriei, and stroll around Cathedral Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Timisoara trip maker tool.

You can drive from Baile Herculane to Timisoara in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Timisoara are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pecs.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Pecs, Hungary

— 5 nights
Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paprika Museum and Palkonya Wine Cellars. Venture out of the city with trips to Mohacs (Busoudvar, The Statue of the Three Nationalities, &more), Vida family wine estate (in Szekszard) and Siklos (Malkocs Bej Mosque & Malatinszky Kuria Organic Wine Estate). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Pinter Muvek Military Museum, take some stellar pictures from Balazs-Hegyi Kilato, explore the historical opulence of Pecsvarad Castle, and make a trip to Szechenyi Ter.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pecs day trip planning app.

You can drive from Timisoara to Pecs in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Timisoara to Pecs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Pecs can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Heviz.

Things to do in Pecs

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:

Heviz, Hungary

— 4 nights
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thermal Lake of Heviz and Gyenesi Lidostrand. Explore Heviz's surroundings by going to Konyari Pinceszet (in Balatonlelle), Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) (in Veszprem) and Sphere Lookout (in Balatonboglar). There's much more to do: laugh and play at Annagora Aquapark, walk around Mezitkali - Footstools, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Balaton, and don't miss a visit to Roman Ruin Garden.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Heviz visit planner.

You can drive from Pecs to Heviz in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Heviz can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Esztergom.

Things to do in Heviz

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

Esztergom, Hungary

— 3 nights
Esztergom, is a city in northern Hungary, 46km northwest of the capital Budapest. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral and Fenyes Education Trail of Tata. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Esztergom: Tata (Derito Lake, Borvar Tata, &more), Our Lady of the Snows Church (in Zebegeny) and Julianus Kilato (in Nagymaros). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Duna Muzeum, trek along Ram Szakadek, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fajdalmas Szuz Chapel, and ponder the world of politics at City Hall.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Esztergom online journey planner.

Drive from Heviz to Esztergom in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Eger.

Things to do in Esztergom

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Eger, Hungary

— 6 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eger Castle and Minorita Templom. Venture out of the city with trips to Chariot Museum (in Parad), Hortobagy National Park (in Debrecen) and Zoo Sosto (in Nyiregyhaza). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica, soothe aching muscles at Torok Furdo, Head underground at Valley of the Beautiful Women, and browse the handmade items at MagicTower.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Eger trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Esztergom to Eger in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In October in Eger, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Eger

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 11:

Budapest, Hungary

— 7 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Liberty Statue. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, ponder the design of Music Fountain, and appreciate the history behind Anonymus Szobor (Anonymous' Statue).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest holiday planning site.

You can drive from Eger to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 18:

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.

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.