30 days in Romania & Bulgaria Itinerary

30 days in Romania & Bulgaria Itinerary

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Hunedoara, Romania
— 3 nights
2
Bran, Romania
— 1 night
3
Curtea de Arges, Romania
— 3 nights
4
Bucharest, Romania
— 5 nights
5
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
6
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
7
Rila, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
8
Bansko, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
9
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 5 nights

3
nights
Hunedoara, Romania

Hunedoara ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Densus Church (in Densus), Sebes (Sebes Evangelical Lutheran Church & Rapa Rosie) and Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa (in Sarmizegetusa).

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hunedoara trip itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Hunedoara is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in September, things will get slightly colder in Hunedoara: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bran.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Sebes, Petrosani, Densus Church, Colt Church, Fortress of Deva
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Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Sarmizegetusa Regia ©
Sarmizegetusa Regia
Densus Church ©
Densus Church

1
night
Bran, Romania

Bran ©
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, then hit the slopes at Poiana Brasov, then examine the collection at Museum Medieval Bran, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle).

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bran tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Hunedoara to Bran in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Bran

Museums · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rasnov Citadel, Poiana Brasov
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel
Poiana Brasov ©
Poiana Brasov

3
nights
Curtea de Arges, Romania

Curtea de Arges ©
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Curtea de Arges: Cetatea Poienari (in Arefu) and Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Transfagarasan Highway, see human ingenuity at work at Vidraru Dam, and contemplate the waterfront views at Le Lac Balea.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Curtea de Arges trip builder app.

Drive from Bran to Curtea de Arges in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Curtea de Arges sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cetatea Poienari, Le Lac Balea, Moldoveanu Peak
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Le Lac Balea ©
Le Lac Balea
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Moldoveanu Peak ©
Moldoveanu Peak

5
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Take a break from Bucharest with a short trip to Mogosoaia Palace in Mogosoaia, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, visit Old Town, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti".

Plan trip to Bucharest with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Curtea de Arges to Bucharest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Bucharest sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mogosoaia
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Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament
Walking tours

4
nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Veliko Tarnovo: Devetashka Cave (in Devetaki), Shipchenski monastery (St Nikolay) (in Shipka) and Hisarya Fortress (in Lovech). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Tsarevets, look for all kinds of wild species at Valley of Roses, examine the collection at Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Nativita.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Veliko Tarnovo day trip planning app.

Drive from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Veliko Tarnovo, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Krushunskiye Waterfalls, Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR, Devetashka Cave, Buzludzha, Valley of Roses
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Tsarevets ©
Tsarevets
Devetashka Cave ©
Devetashka Cave
Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR ©
Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR

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Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

Sunny Beach ©
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Sunny Beach is known for theme parks, nightlife, and baths. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cool off at Action Aquapark, admire the striking features of St Stephens Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Savior Church, and do a tasting at Winery Messembria.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sunny Beach driving holiday website.

Drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Sunny Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Veliko Tarnovo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sunny Beach, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rila.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nessebar, Aqua Paradise Ltd
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Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
Winery Messembria ©
Winery Messembria
Aqua Paradise Ltd ©
Aqua Paradise Ltd

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Rila, Bulgaria

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Rila National Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Rila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Rila Monastery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Musala Peak.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rila trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Sunny Beach to Rila in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Sunny Beach in September, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Rila. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bansko.

Things to do in Rila

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Rila ©
Rila

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Archaeological Museum Sandanski (in Sandanski), Pirin National Park (in Pirin) and Villa Melnik Winery (in Harsovo). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vihren, make a trip to Bezbog - peak in Pirin Mountains, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Velyanova House.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bansko attractions planner.

Drive from Rila to Bansko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Bansko

Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Archaeological Museum Sandanski, Pirin National Park, Villa Melnik Winery, Bezbog - peak in Pirin Mountains, Pirin Golf Resort
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Villa Melnik Winery ©
Villa Melnik Winery
Pirin National Park ©
Pirin National Park
Vihren ©
Vihren

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Get out of town with these interesting Sofia side-trips: Plovdiv (Agora, Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Church St. George Rotunda, examine the collection at National Museum of History, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Banya Bashi Mosque.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sofia trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Bansko to Sofia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Sofia can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Plovdiv
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

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