14 days in Bulgaria & Romania Itinerary

14 days in Bulgaria & Romania Itinerary

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Start: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  25 h
1
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Nessebar, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Varna, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Sibiu, Romania
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint Sofia Church and National Institute of Archaeology with Museum. Rila Monastery and St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya, take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sofia trip itinerary planner.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Sofia is an approximately 26- hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Yogyakarta in August: high temperatures in Sofia hover around 34°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nessebar.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Saint Sofia Church ©
Saint Sofia Church
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery

1
night
Nessebar, Bulgaria

Nessebar ©
Between the ruggedly beautiful Balkan Mountains and shores of the Black Sea lies the World Heritage Site, Nessebar.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Blaise, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, explore the ancient world of Church of Saint Sophia, then admire the striking features of St Stephens Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Church of Christ Pantocrator.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nessebar online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sofia to Nessebar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nessebar when traveling from Sofia in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Varna.

Things to do in Nessebar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of St. Blaise
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Church of Saint Sophia ©
Church of Saint Sophia
St Stephens Church ©
St Stephens Church

3
nights
Varna, Bulgaria

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin and Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stone Forest and Aladzha Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varna: Cape Kaliakra (in Dobrich) and Irakli Beach (in Obzor). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Varna Archaeological Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Varna travel route planning site.

Take a bus from Nessebar to Varna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Varna sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Varna

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Kaliakra, Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Irakli Beach
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Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin ©
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin
Cape Kaliakra ©
Cape Kaliakra
Irakli Beach ©
Irakli Beach

2
nights
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 9th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Pelisor Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinaia Monastery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle). Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brasov Historical Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Biserica Sfânta Adormire a Maicii Domnului, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Brasov itinerary planning app.

Drive from Varna to Brasov in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sinaia, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer
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Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery

3
nights
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Step off the beaten path and head to Transfagarasan Highway and The Fortified Church of Biertan. ASTRA Museum and Passage of Stairs are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Citadel of Alba Iulia in Alba Iulia (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sibiu day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Brasov to Sibiu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Sibiu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

The Fortified Church of Biertan, Citadel of Alba Iulia, Transfagarasan Highway
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Old Town ©
Old Town
The Fortified Church of Biertan ©
The Fortified Church of Biertan

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