60 days in Central Romania Itinerary

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Fly to Transilvania Târgu Mureş International Airport, Drive to Sighisoara
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Sighisoara
— 8 nights
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Praid
— 7 nights
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Miercurea-Ciuc
— 8 nights
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Brasov
— 10 nights
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Sambata de Sus
— 7 nights
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Alba Iulia
— 9 nights
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Sibiu
— 8 nights
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Sighisoara — 8 nights

As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palatul Culturii and Art & Crafts. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Margaret Church and Cetatea Rupea. Change things up with these side-trips from Sighisoara: Viscri Fortified Church (in Viscri), The Fortified Church of Biertan (in Biertan) and Medias (Medias Synagogue & Franciscan Church and Monastery). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centrul Istoric Sighisoara, examine the collection at Torture Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve, and get engrossed in the history at The History Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sighisoara visit planner.

Manila, Philippines to Sighisoara is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Manila to Sighisoara, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in November, things will get cooler in Sighisoara: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to Praid.
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Praid — 7 nights

Do some cultural sightseeing at Haaz Rezso Museum and Rapsone's Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Salina Praid - Salt Mine and Adrenalin Plus Adventure Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Praid: Izvoare (Ivo Wildlife Park & Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch).

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Praid trip planner.

You can drive from Sighisoara to Praid in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Praid sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. You'll set off for Miercurea-Ciuc on the 29th (Wed).
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Miercurea-Ciuc — 8 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Csiki Szekely Muzeum and Balu Adventure Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miercurea-Ciuc: Saint Anna Lake (in Baile Tusnad) and Red Lake (in Lacu Rosu).

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Miercurea-Ciuc trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Praid to Miercurea-Ciuc in 1.5 hours. November in Miercurea-Ciuc sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to Brasov.
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Brasov — 10 nights

With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Get some historical perspective at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Rasnov Citadel. Explore hidden gems such as Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer and Fortified Church of Harman. Get out of town with these interesting Brasov side-trips: La Cabane Aux Images (in Moieciu de Sus), Mountain Postavarul (in Poiana Brasov) and Museum Medieval Bran (in Bran). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Piatra Craiului. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Prima Scoala Romaneasca, browse the different shops at Coresi Shopping Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), and make a trip to Yekaterina's Gate.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brasov trip maker.

You can drive from Miercurea-Ciuc to Brasov in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Sambata de Sus.
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Sambata de Sus — 7 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brancoveanu Monastery and Carta Monastery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fagaras Fortress and Muzeul Badea Cartan.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sambata de Sus online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Brasov to Sambata de Sus in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. You will leave for Alba Iulia on the 24th (Sun).
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Alba Iulia — 9 nights

Alba Iulia is a city located on the Mureş River in Alba County, Transylvania, Romania, with a population of 63,536. Framm's and Ethnographic Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului and St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Alba Iulia: Scarisoara Ice Cave (in Garda de Sus), Ramet Monastery (in Valea Manastirii) and Rimetea (Szekelyko & Rimetea Monastery). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sala Unirii, get lost in a book at Batthyaneum Library, admire the landmark architecture of Alba-Iulia Train Station, and examine the collection at National Museum of Union.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alba Iulia online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sambata de Sus to Alba Iulia by car takes about 2 hours. December in Alba Iulia sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off to Sibiu.
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Sibiu — 8 nights

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Appreciate the collections at Muzeul Pr. Zosim Oancea and Muzeul Astra. Catedrala Ortodoxa Sfanta Treime and Slimnic Citadel will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Sfântul Mihail, admire the masterpieces at Muzeul Pastoral Morariu, don't miss a visit to Strada Nicolae Balcescu, and enjoy breathtaking views from Harquebusiers Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sibiu itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Alba Iulia to Sibiu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Sibiu can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. You will leave for home on the 10th (Wed).
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