11 days in Central Hungary, Bulgaria & Central Romania Itinerary

11 days in Central Hungary, Bulgaria & Central Romania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
2
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
3
Varna, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
4
Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Shop till you drop at Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Street. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Koller Gallery, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest travel route planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Budapest is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in March, Budapest is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 20th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thentake in the exciting artwork at Galeria Nina, and finally take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sofia sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Sofia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Varna.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

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Varna, Bulgaria

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Museum-lovers will appreciate INHOM Art Glass Gallery and City Art Gallery of Boris Georgiev. You'll get in some beach time at Cape Kaliakra and Irakli Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varna: CRG Airsoft Arena (in Sveti Vlas) and Salla Estate (in Provadia). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Prisoe Winery, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Le Papillon, get a taste of the local shopping with Tina Art Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption of Holy Virgin Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Varna online trip builder.

You can fly from Sofia to Varna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Varna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Varna

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

CRG Airsoft Arena, Cape Kaliakra, Salla Estate, Irakli Beach
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Tina Art Gallery ©
Tina Art Gallery
Cape Kaliakra ©
Cape Kaliakra
Irakli Beach ©
Irakli Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stop by Autentic - Romanian Handmade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), appreciate the extensive heritage of Brasov Historical Center, don't miss a visit to Draper Bastion, thenstep into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and finally step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel.

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You can drive from Varna to Brasov in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas

Side Trips

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Fortified Church of Harman, Rasnov Citadel
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

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