11 days in Lasithi Prefecture, Bucharest & Transylvania Itinerary

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Agios Nikolaos, Greece
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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
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Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
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Sibiu, Romania
— 1 night
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Timisoara, Romania
— 1 night
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Turda, Romania
— 1 night
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Agios Nikolaos, Greece — 1 night

A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Milatos Cave, then explore the ancient world of Archaia Poli Tis Lato, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagias Keras Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ammoudi Beach, relax in the rural setting at Cretan Olive Oil Farm, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Agios Nikolaos trip itinerary site.

Manchester, UK to Agios Nikolaos is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in November, things will get a bit warmer in Agios Nikolaos: highs are around 21°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bucharest.
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Bucharest, Romania — 3 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche. On the 25th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, admire the landmark architecture of Palatul CEC, view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Agios Nikolaos to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Agios Nikolaos in November, with highs in Bucharest at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brasov.
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Tours · Shopping · Museums · Spas
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Brasov, Romania — 2 nights

With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), then don't miss a visit to The Time Tunnel, and finally step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Turnul Alb, take in the awesome beauty at Muntele Tampa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brasov trip planner.

You can drive from Bucharest to Brasov in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Sibiu.
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Sibiu, Romania — 1 night

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Catedrala Ortodoxa Sfanta Treime, then examine the collection at Muzeul Astra, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sibiu trip builder website.

Drive from Brasov to Sibiu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Timisoara.
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Timisoara, Romania — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at Timisoara Tour Guide, then make a trip to Unirii Square, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Timisoara day trip planner.

You can drive from Sibiu to Timisoara in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In November in Timisoara, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turda.
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Turda, Romania — 1 night

Turda is a city and Municipality in Cluj County, Romania, situated on the Arieş River.HistoryAncient timesThere is evidence of human settlement in the area dating to the Middle Paleolithic, some 60,000 years ago. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ratiu Center for Democracy, have fun and explore at Muzeul de Istorie Turda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turda Synagogue, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Salina Turda.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turda route site.

Traveling by car from Timisoara to Turda takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Timisoara in November, expect nights in Turda to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cluj-Napoca.
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania — 1 night

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): walk around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then pause for some photo ops at Rex Matia Corvin Statue, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca trip builder.

Traveling by car from Turda to Cluj-Napoca takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cluj-Napoca are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Lasithi Prefecture travel guide

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Islands · Beaches · Nightlife
The easternmost part of Crete, Lassithi prefecture offers a blend of sophisticated seaside resorts, Minoan and Mycenaean ancient sites, and unspoiled natural areas that include dense palm forests and the island's largest plateau. A standout among the prefecture's notable places to visit, the vibrant town of Agios Nikolaos features a string of sandy beaches and a museum of archaeology. The town also serves as the starting point for tours of one of Crete's most significant Neolithic sites, originally inhabited over 4,000 years ago. Farther inland you can discover a less-traveled side of Crete, where the major tourist attraction remains the traditional village tavern.
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Transylvania travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas
While Transylvania may be known in popular culture as the home of Dracula, the incredible lanscape and rich history of this region are not to be overlooked. Located in the Carpathian Mountains in central Romania, travelers flock here for outdoor activities and adventures such as hiking, skiing, and rock climbing. Further, the medieval towns and architecture scattered throughout the region are some of the oldest and best preserved in the country. As host of many festivals and events, Transylvania is a cultural center for foreigners and locals alike. It's the country's largest and most well-known region, and the majority of tourism within Romania exists in this historic area.
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